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Peter the Scribe

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Love AFL, not interested in any other sports really. Have attended a dozen or so grand finals in my life, none of which I have had to pay to get in. (Work that out yourself). Collingwood tragic and member.

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Whatever Lapu.

The Fremantle bubble has burst, and they could be in freefall

Tigers smashed Pies both home and away games in 2018 and we beat them in the preliminary final. Just saying if say Blues beat Melbourne home and away counts for little at the pointy end

The Fremantle bubble has burst, and they could be in freefall

I don’t subscribe purely on who beats who in home And away. Saints going ok but expect they’ll drop back

The Fremantle bubble has burst, and they could be in freefall

Pies got a goal off a flag in 2018 without a big key forward Charlie.

The Fremantle bubble has burst, and they could be in freefall

If I had to name the 4 preliminary finals teams right now I’m going Melbourne, Brisbane, Carlton and unsure between Geelong, Doggies or even Tigers for the 4th spot. Doggies have proven they can go deep from anywhere in the eight. Freo should make the eight but J Lo needs to adapt his style to conditions.

The Fremantle bubble has burst, and they could be in freefall

Ha ha. Come on Macca you just want the status quo with the Blues having their best season in some time!

The rise of the flood defence: An AFL malaise

Yep. 2 of Ollie Henry’s goals against Freo, Mihocek blocked for him. When in Rome….

The rise of the flood defence: An AFL malaise

I’d change the stand rule to a sit down rule. Players need to sit on their hands avoiding even the temptation of dissent

The rise of the flood defence: An AFL malaise

This kid is going to be annoying opposition fans and players for a decade.

WATCH: Jack Ginnivan's celebration BEFORE kicking match-sealing goal

Great article Yattz. We could be headed for zones sadly. The rule makers in the AFL feel like they need to constantly make changes to be seen to be doing something. Unfortunately, get ready for Jeremy Cameron and big Chesty Bonds in bibs with CHF and FF on them. If they or the other designated forwards cross the new centre line dividing half the field the “centre line 4th umpire” with his radar tech award a free to the opposition. Witness Jeremy stop in full flight dead in his tracks before the centre line and use the cunning Chris Scott employ his “line breaker” overlay method. Sight to behold. Might stop something like the Jetta Rioli 2012 GF race along the wing at the G but hey such is the price of evolution.

The rise of the flood defence: An AFL malaise

Sure Nick if you like your footy stop start. I don’t. The other thing is the frustration at stupid pointless free kicks. It changes the course of games. Even as a neutral I want to see the best team win not a momentum killing ridiculous free kick and 50 metre penalty that literally kills off the game. I turn games off when they’re over officiating and I know I’m not alone. Brad Scott just protecting his new pay cheque.

AFL NEWS: 'You're losing the fans'- Action demanded after 'whistle-fest', reports of mass ejection in Dreamtime chaos

Brad Scott has made it a lot worse. I agree with King (which is a first). Some games have become unwatchable due to nanny state umpires

AFL NEWS: 'You're losing the fans'- Action demanded after 'whistle-fest', reports of mass ejection in Dreamtime chaos

Mihocek roams high up to and beyond the wings. Does Weitering go with him or drop back? Hard worker Mihocek and rarely plays a bad game

Six Points: Giants would be mad to give Hird the top job, and time to throw the book at throwing elbows

Watch out for Ginni dropping those legs Selwood like for frees Macca. We have been talking about a fit Charlie vs a fit Darcy Moore for years while they both battled injuries. Would love to see it this week. Lynch tore Darcy a new one against the Tigers but he was a lot more disciplined last night. Tyler Brown is an interesting one. Cameron can’t ruck all day and they used Brown at 6 ft 3 as second ruck option. Was arguably his best game for the club. Taylor Adams said post game he has one of the best leaps at the club. Not fast but tough inside. Wonder if he could get in the way of Cripps? Cox looks like a miss and I can’t see then bringing 19 year old Begg back for the Blues. Jamie Elliott is a key in. Pies small forward line with Elliott, De Goey, Ginnivan, WHE all floating through and the honest hard working Mihocek always dangerous looked better in the wet.

Six Points: Giants would be mad to give Hird the top job, and time to throw the book at throwing elbows

Agreed. Loved these summary articles and “random thoughts” when they were about the round of footy.

Six Points: Giants would be mad to give Hird the top job, and time to throw the book at throwing elbows

Hey Macca, are you naming your actual bye or calling the Pies Blues game the “bye” for the Blues? I almost hope the latter. Let’s see some Blues swagger coming with all the da dada dada da dada dada….

Six Points: Giants would be mad to give Hird the top job, and time to throw the book at throwing elbows

Like Bolts who is now at the Pies.

AFL Friday Footy Fix: The Blues are the AFL's clutchest team... but it can't last

Poor Teague would have loved a fit Charlie though

AFL Friday Footy Fix: The Blues are the AFL's clutchest team... but it can't last

Let’s see how the Pies go against Freo at home on the rebound DTM. Jamie Elliott, Pendles, Ginnivan some big ins but let’s see what happens.

AFL Friday Footy Fix: The Blues are the AFL's clutchest team... but it can't last

The lid is off at the Blues for sure. Wasn’t so sure about Hewett when they got him but he’s thriving isn’t he? Steal of the off season it seems. Certainly ahead of Lipinski at the Pies who has been solid at best. Wow. Look at Charlie with a clear run at it. Reminds me of a young Buddy. Certainly time to dream for Blues fans and rival Pies and Bomber fans time to book international holidays in September as that goddamn annoying (granted one of the best but still annoying) song could be playing deep into September. Can picture a big Melbourne v Carlton preliminary final at the G. Would be huge. Reminiscent of Richmond 2017. Can they do a Tigers? Looking more and more possible with some big players to return. Still think Melbourne are the premier but look at the Tigers preliminary of 2018 as short priced favourites. Make a preliminary and anything can happen.

AFL Friday Footy Fix: The Blues are the AFL's clutchest team... but it can't last

Because Lumumba is inconsistent in his views Bird and incoherent in his desires. Best to ignore him now.

AFL NEWS: Rutten says Parker sledge 'about all of us', Lumumba releases more Buckle tapes, mega AFLW pay rise coming

Tippa used to cause havoc for the Pies. Seems too early to see him go but wish him well.

AFL NEWS: Beloved Bomber calls time, AFL lock in 2:30pm grand final start time

But the velvet marshmallow literally goes hammer and tongs at the Bombers every loss?

Six Points: Lloyd's Bomber bake misses the point, Leon Cameron deserves more credit, and AFL flips fans the bird again

I’d hate it if an ex Pie champ sunk the boots in every time we lost like Matt Lloyd is. Seriously doesn’t help in any way. What do Bomber fans think of him doing this?

Six Points: Lloyd's Bomber bake misses the point, Leon Cameron deserves more credit, and AFL flips fans the bird again

I think he’s hit the dew point to be honest.

Don’t let the Sun go down on Dew

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