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Peter the Scribe

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Devour everything I can read, watch or go to in regard to the 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. Will never, ever get over losing the following Grand Finals - 77, 79, 81, 2002, 2011, 2018...1980 and 2003 we were never in it. Watching the Pies win 2010 with my boys was one of the greatest days in my life.

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He won’t be traded.

Collingwood's Jaidyn Stephenson speaks after his 10-match ban

Maybe Richie, just pondering it really.

Collingwood's Jaidyn Stephenson speaks after his 10-match ban

what do you think of the penalty Col?

Jaidyn Stephenson under investigation over AFL betting

It is an interesting comparison Jonboy and one I too was pondering. Gaff smashes an 18 year old’s jaw and gets 8. Stevo at 20 makes a blue, self reports and gets 10 (plus 12 suspended). Gamble responsibly, punch less responsibly?

Collingwood's Jaidyn Stephenson speaks after his 10-match ban

Trading a talent like that would only hurt the club Richie. He is a unique talent. Having said that, I believe your comments are appropriate to a certain extent but you have gone too hard on the penalty. Jack Crisp bet on a game in 2015 and got a fine. 10 games and 12 “suspended” is a big sentence but fair enough considering as you state above, some of the bets involved himself and it was over multiple games. I wonder what money he is on at the Pies to be betting $36? It wouldn’t even be change for him down the back of the car seat. I have watched Stevo since under 12’s. He is a freak talent. he once played a TAC game on a Saturday then played for his school side on a sunday as a farewell game. He was sore, very sore. They plonked him in the goal square and just said try snag a couple. Kicked ten. I reckon they got it about right, though, as Macca stated, it is coincidental that has him return for the finals.

Collingwood's Jaidyn Stephenson speaks after his 10-match ban

Yeah all good Chris if you think one player out for the next ten weeks should derail a side. Beams is out for ten too, Wells 12. Lets just pack up the Holden centre and give up ay? It’s all too hard you reckon or Stevo out Daicos in this week and move on? Billy Elliot and Tay Adams bAck in 2 weeks too. From memory you wanted Bucks sacked halfway through a JLT game in 2018, a year we made the grand final. You’re a glass half empty kind of fella, I’ll stick with half full.

Collingwood's Jaidyn Stephenson speaks after his 10-match ban

Yeah there’s a general question or two on culture when they can joke about an 18 year old kids jaw being smashed .

Gillon McLachlan's press conference was an abject failure in providing clarity to the fans

You talk in platitudes 6x 6. Use examples of borderline behaviour as all you are doing is disagreeing with Macca for the sake of it and losing the argument in the process.

Gillon McLachlan's press conference was an abject failure in providing clarity to the fans

Yeah it’s such a silly thing to do Cat. Crisp in 2015 said he forgot you can’t bet. Don’t think he’ll get away with that

Jaidyn Stephenson under investigation over AFL betting

Not excusing it in any way. A silly boy

Jaidyn Stephenson under investigation over AFL betting

If the AFL impose a sanction, the duration of weeks will be of interest. 19 year old kid . Probably bet on himself to get the first goal which would be what $9 odds at $50 to win $450? And the money he’s on at the Pies would make $450 seem like spare change down the back of the car seat.

Jaidyn Stephenson under investigation over AFL betting

I think Col was heading down the path of referring to you more like Police Academies Eugene Tackleberry than Stallone in Cobra, but hey that’s just my take.

Security guard attempts to break up fight between two players

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip, that started from this topic sport, upon this tiny ship. Is it just me or is Gil actually morphing into Gilligan before our very eyes. “Oh Gilligan, not again!”

Gillon McLachlan's press conference was an abject failure in providing clarity to the fans

Hope he gets off, still I guess worst case is back for finals very fresh…

Jaidyn Stephenson under investigation over AFL betting

But do the wanna be police understand? WHat if someone stands up and accidentally spills their beer on someone’s head and immediately apologies profoundly. Was it an accident though or premeditated? if deliberate, he deserves eviction, if not he doesn’t. Where’s the trial and jury or do we put all our faith in a wanna be cop who failed the police exam and is working for $23 an hour?

Why I support the AFL's fan crackdown

But ah there’s the rub Andrew. What impedes your enjoyment of the footy won’t be the same as someone else. Let’s say a Crows fan stands up with excitement at another bit of Eddie magic. He or she has just obscured the person behind them’s view and who decides whether the impact of that deserves eviction? A wanna be police office who failed the exam? Let’s say the person behind sends a text to the wanna be’s…what then?

Why I support the AFL's fan crackdown

Are you a parking officer Bobbo7?

Make the AFL a safer place for everyone

I’ve always thought W.A should secede and form their own country. This confirms it. In fact, what’s happening currently in Hong Kong should apply. Easterners who have settled in the sunny Perth climate and as yet not eaten by a great white shark, should be evicted back East.

Make the AFL a safer place for everyone

I’ll give you 3 to 1 they don’t.

Make the AFL a safer place for everyone

Just cage the mosh pit and make it no rules – no punishments. You enter but may not ever leave?

Make the AFL a safer place for everyone

That’s because you actually have to go to a game Anon. I suspect you haven’t been to a game in the past 20 years.

Make the AFL a safer place for everyone

Let’s take that even further and have a new reality TV series started called ‘” so you want to be an AFL umpire”…”and in the show opener today all the aspiring umpires shave their heads, hike their shorts up ridiculously high, practice running backwards and work on their most annoying squeaky voices…'”

Why I support the AFL's fan crackdown

I don’t care about ball bouncing. Get rid of it so they can just get better at umpiring .

Why I support the AFL's fan crackdown

Let’s take segregation even further, white collar workers in one section, blue in other, ex cons in another, Catholics in one, Jehovas Witnesses in another…short people sections, fat people sections…let’s run “crowd peace, do it for the fans” ads continually on the big screen.

Why I support the AFL's fan crackdown

Good point Macca. Could we see a side come from 6 goals down in the last ten minutes of a grand final come back and win? If we do, I guarantee the Pies will be on the losing side.

Five talking points from AFL Round 13