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At least he’ll still be wearing vertical stripes Pete when you get him

Majak Daw among 11 AFL delistings at Kangaroos

Clarke was a gifted bat and every bit as courageous as Border I think. Interestingly he sometimes struggled in his second innings. And particularly when that was the last innings of the match.

Analysing Australia's Test cricket winners: Adam Gilchrist, Allan Border and Michael Clarke

You hate people criticising WC. A lot of your smiling seems to be through gritted teeth.

Roo concedes crucial free kick, then 50m penalty for needlessly taking down Eagle

A pope

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 18

Nah North got them right where they want them.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 18

Here’s an idea. Don’t bowl no balls. It’s not bad luck it’s just not out.

Archer no ball haunts England as Maxwell and Carey ton up

The AFL journo “reporting” on trades is the worst. Utter speculation and fantasy 99.99% of the time. They get right off on it. Then dubbos on the net read it and think it’s fact.

The backlash to Gibbs' send-off is laughable

He puts himself away when Richmond are losing.

Magpies finals-bound after Suns scare

That too.

Which of this year's quirks and oddities should the AFL keep?

He also dropped a sitter later.

And would not the all go insane from the number of clangers and hospital passes they give each other.

'Use your head!' Pie gives teammate serious bake after poor pass

Gee that’s a long wait DG?. Sydney kicking off on 10/10/20.

Nevertheless I will do my best. Get back to me on how they go. I’m a results based Pope.

Which of this year's quirks and oddities should the AFL keep?

Me too Sprucey. Sydneysiders can’t wait like dem country folk.

Which of this year's quirks and oddities should the AFL keep?

I was thinking 4 per quarter , one for each bench member but I guess you have to allow for injuries. 40 a match seems fair, including injury replacements. And the boring coaches can think about strategy other than throwing everyone back in the defensive 50.

Which of this year's quirks and oddities should the AFL keep?

I can only dream of turf pitches Sprucey. Astro turf all the way.

In NSW club cricket starts the 2nd week of Sept unless there is a pandemic.

At least most of the other finals are played at night time.

Like footy for the diehards, cricket is not life and death, it’s much more important than that.

Which of this year's quirks and oddities should the AFL keep?

We could just follow the Quidditch model and make every goal 150 points.

How an old NBA rule could boost AFL scoring rates

I’m looking forward to the video review for the 9 point goal.

How an old NBA rule could boost AFL scoring rates

I like night GFs. Finally cricketers don’t have to choose between the club and game.

Which of this year's quirks and oddities should the AFL keep?

Very Interestink.

But before that return the bench to it’s intended purpose – reserves for injury or at least limit the IC to 8 per quarter.

And bring back the 15m penalty. Blokes are just taking the p*ss.

How an old NBA rule could boost AFL scoring rates

North beat them because they hadn’t any injuries yet and Ben Cunnington was running their show.

Giants' finals hopes all but gone

I would not worry KB. North have accidently hit on the key to success.

Hawthorn and Richmond’s success has come as a result of abject failure bringing them players like Dodgy Hodgy and Dustbin. Of course the draft is not the be all and end all but it’s handy.

They are also in the happy position of having a plethora of players out of contract so they are playing every man and his cat to see who they retain so it’s a tank without tanking

My only concern is the rumours about trading Brown given how hard effective big forwards are to find. Also said draft is compromised so it’s unlikely they will get a replacement(s) of equal effectiveness.

Still, as AFL media is generally 99% speculation, I expect Brown and Polec to still be there.

Also, NM finished last in 1972 and played 6 GFs from 74 to 78.

They also finished very low in the late 80s before their great period of the 90s.

Six talking points from AFL Rounds 16 and 17

Give him a crack.

Chris Green could hold the key to Australia's first T20 World Cup

Zurhaar in and make him captain, the rest can decide who leaves.

2020's actual 22 under 22

Certainly still handy to have big fellas. Even handier to have blokes who can get it to them through the hideous quagmire of modern footy. The short quarters this year have done them no favours.

NB: Hudson was 60s and 70s.

Key forwards reign supreme

Dazzle camouflage would be just the ticket.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Rounds 17

Naughty Zoot!

Clarko may be deflecting, but he isn't wrong about the AFL's compromised draft