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My reflection on the round is this – a 14 year old youtuber could probably rig up a more effective score review system than the AFL in a couple of hours and a trip to JB hifi. Fix it or ditch it.

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

Great reflections. Took my younger bro to Windy Hill for the Save our Skins game and put some coins in the tin. Great to be a power again.

My relationship with football hasn't been the same since the 2017 grand final

glad to say that I wasn’t there! And you guys have claimed another coach just today.

My relationship with football hasn't been the same since the 2017 grand final

Gary Ablett Sr regularly hauled in some big bags against us from memory, and the 157 point margin – what can you say; traffic cones probably would have fared better.

My relationship with football hasn't been the same since the 2017 grand final

great piece – loved this! Largely agree but it has been a particular pleasure to see the tiges go through Geelong on the path to each of the three flags. Small minded on my part but borne out of some horrible floggings dished out to us during our epoch of mediocrity. And Dusty’s game in the 2020 GF – what a masterclass!

My relationship with football hasn't been the same since the 2017 grand final

Brisbane may set some records against WCE this weekend. I hope the goal umpire doesn’t do his neck watching the goals rain down.

AFL NEWS: Dusty's back, 'grossly unfair' situation facing COVID-hit Freo, Eagles, Nicks AND Simpson in iso

He was excellent in 2017 – so I wouldn”t be surprised. Kicked the first goal for the tiges in the GF and just helped calm everyone down. Good leadership qualities and just seemed to bring a welcome attitude about winning when he came to the club. Its a shame its all ended with a whimper rather than a bang. But he was great for Richmond.

AFL NEWS: Dusty's back, 'grossly unfair' situation facing COVID-hit Freo, Eagles, Nicks AND Simpson in iso

Thanka Oracle. It sounds like the ahort turaround has opened the door a bit for a few. Excited to see what they bring.

AFL NEWS: Dusty ruled out despite calls to 'just stay in the 50!'; is it time for the bounce to be scrapped?

True, Jack is not really the problem. He’s more versatile and capable of pushing up the ground. But he’s not exactly a plan for the future either. The idea of being left with Lynch as the key doesn”t fill me with joy. I guess it depends on how you analyse 2021 – fatigue driven abberation; or the competition catching up and a bit of degradation. If its the latter then maybe some changes ahould have been made.

AFL NEWS: Dusty ruled out despite calls to 'just stay in the 50!'; is it time for the bounce to be scrapped?

Yep, I reckon if you go the pathway I’ve outlined you probably look to a new coach to enter a different phase. I would think Dimma wouldn’t have the drive/energy to start afresh. I have no ideas about a possible candidate though – maybe Leppa??

AFL NEWS: Dusty ruled out despite calls to 'just stay in the 50!'; is it time for the bounce to be scrapped?

I kinda agree Prez. Anyone interested in Lynch – 7 year deal 🤢
To be fair he pretty much won us a flag in 2019 so there is that. But more often than not he has fewer than 10 touches and bugger all goals. There are far too few contested grabs.
In hindsight maybe we should have encouraged Jack to retire and hung onto CCJ?? It would have been very tough to shunt Jack out the door though.
But it doesn’t change the fact the forward line doesn’t look to be dangerous enough.
Also, surely Shedda also needs to go – probably before mid-season in my view.
Cotch’s last year….Probably others too. Gibcus looks great. Tarrant is well past it and needs to be retired. I have no idea why Sydney Stack isn’t getting a game. Also maybe give Maurice junior a chance to see what he can bring. Also, great to see Dusty back at training – it will be great seeing the champ back out there when he’s ready.

AFL NEWS: Dusty ruled out despite calls to 'just stay in the 50!'; is it time for the bounce to be scrapped?

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How Richmond's proving a Tiger can change its stripes

Haha I bet penning that piece didn’t feel as good as it felt for me watching the tiges climb over the cats in 2020. BTW I don’t think Vlastuin recognises himself anymore after Danger accidentally (on purpose) collected him with his elbow.

How Richmond's proving a Tiger can change its stripes

Thanks Dem. I thought GWS were quite poor on the weekend so I enjoyed the win but wasn’t sure how much to take away from it. Some quite bad misses from GWS which could have mase things a little closer. What I was pleased about though was the absence of hubris from the tiges. I just can’t stand watching them give away 50m penalties as they did against Carlton. I can accept a player could give away 1 but 2 is most definitely indulgent and not on – VFL next week for those offenders in my book. Also, I hate to end up on a sour note but Ross has been given ample opportunities and he just isn’t very good. Plenty of others who are showing great signs though.

How Richmond's proving a Tiger can change its stripes

Good on you for saying so too PTS. I hope he’s okay – awful time for him. Dusty should take the time he needs – he owes us nothing and us tigers fans – we owe him everything.

AFL NEWS: Jackson set to stay at Demons, Dusty needs time to heal, McDonald out for Blues

Dear Mr Lyon, I humbly apologise for saying you were a toiler who would only be remembered as ‘arguably the best available at the time’. I hereby recant these views. All hail Lyon the great! 😛 😂

Lyon roars as Australia clinches Pakistan series late on day 15 of gruelling Test battle

score runs and then get them out? That is revelatory. Perhaps you should be captain, or at least a commentator!

Captain fantastic! Pakistan lose 7-20 as Cummins, Starc spark stunning collapse to put Aussies in command

Bevo’s lack of perspective on this is gobsmacking. It’s hardly the biggest issue getting around. Talk about a thin skin. Maybe get over yourself mate and coach the footy team.

For the Bulldogs' sake - and his own - Luke Beveridge needs to pull his head in

Rock on Warnie. Dead set legend. Loved your sense of theatre; the way you slowed down between deliveries, built pressure and then struck. Time after time. A virtuoso talent but a brilliant team player. Thoughts to your family.

Thank you, Shane, for making our hearts race and giving us pure, blood-stirring joy

Thanks Nicko – good read; the stuff on Mrs Hardwick hasn’t aged that well 😱

AFL 2022 Radar: 'Brisbane keep failing on the big finals stage'

the thing I would most love to ask Dimma; what the hell happened in 2016? It wasn’t just a drop – they were truly embarrassingly dreadful. Saw them get flogged by 80 odd points by GWS. He’d probably respond by saying he learned to let go or lighten up or something, but I suspect a more truthful answer would be that the assistants helped him find a winning formula and confidence grew along the way. I think the Lions have the right ingredients but it is a strange alchemy that brings about a flag.

AFL 2022 Radar: 'Brisbane keep failing on the big finals stage'

Thanks Timbo – you made my day 😢 😢 😢

AFL 2022 Radar: 'It's time for Coniglio to stand up for GWS'

they were just slightly too young I reckon, and then ran into the tiges juggernaut in the 2017 prelim (one of the best nights of my life 😂 😂 )

AFL 2022 Radar: 'It's time for Coniglio to stand up for GWS'

I’m inclined to agree. He didn’t seem to cover himself in glory in the behind-the-scenes doco but, on the other hand, under his leadership they have eked out some against the odds finals wins. But that will only take him so far.

AFL 2022 Radar: 'It's time for Coniglio to stand up for GWS'

I quite like the Giants and admire their toughness. But I think Leon Cameron could be under the pump this year if they have a losing season. And Toby is one brain fade away from needing a major career reset ala JDG so I would add him into that group as well.

AFL 2022 Radar: 'It's time for Coniglio to stand up for GWS'

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