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Kangaroos jump the fence to Ballarat

It looks like the North Melbourne Kangaroos might have finally found a second home. Eureka!, cried Kangaroos president James Brayshaw, as the Victorian Premier in full election mode seized an opportunity to win some votes in the bush by promising to spend $30 million in Ballarat.

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Did the ARL spit the dummy over Folau?

A recent Daily Telegraph headline beamed: “Folau barred from running water for Tonga”. Apparently ARL boss Geoff Carr has become involved to ensure that Folau will not even be allowed to assist his home country as a trainer/water boy in the Four Nations.

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Do Grand Final ratings justify expansion?

The AFL must be delighted with the television ratings generated in both Sydney and Brisbane from the replayed 2010 grand final. With two Victorian teams going head-to-head in the AFL and two NSW teams in the NRL, this removed the parochial factor that so often clouds the debate between AFL and NRL over grand final […]

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Israel Folau avoids punishment for anti-gay comments following meeting with rugby bosses

Sheek,

There is freedom of speech and hate speech. I think Folau’s comments fall into the latter category.

Israel Folau avoids punishment for anti-gay comments following meeting with rugby bosses

Maybe the NRL are the outlier.

If the NRL build it, will they come?

C’mon AR they have to rationalize it somehow .

If the NRL build it, will they come?

You keep telling yourself that.

If the NRL build it, will they come?

Cricket has a credibility problem with how its treating ball tampering incidents. Ball tampering is cheating, the ICC should be coming down hard and stamping it out. Why would any sport allow one of its vital components to be regularly compromised?

This is a part of a downward spiral for test cricket and this article is doing little to address it.

Calm yourselves people: Steve Smith’s behaviour isn’t that unusual

bit like the 2017 Grand Final.

Ten quick takes from AFL Round 1

Watson is a class player and person. That’s your issue.

Essendon vs Adelaide: Friday night forecast

Firstly Cat, your dolt comment about a jabbed Watson is a disgrace.

However, i’ll answer your question. Essendon had the second highest ‘home’ crowd average only behind Richmond the premiers in 2017 at 50K. So a membership of 60Kish is not that far out when you consider there are 3 home game memberships for MCG games.

Essendon vs Adelaide: Friday night forecast

no problem. The 4-5 MCG games are home Essendon games.

Essendon vs Adelaide: Friday night forecast

Mary,

I think you are well over playing the impact or distraction of AFLX. It was played over 3 nights and mostly ignored..

Mary's Wonder Women: Free Katie Brennan

Essendon has been at Etihad since it opened in 2000 on a very favorable deal. There are 4-5 games still played at the G with the big Vic rivalries, however against Adelaide in a non final I doubt you would get more than 50K to the G.

Essendon vs Adelaide: Friday night forecast

Agree. Worsfold is under little pressure this year and should be ranked in the 14-18 category.

Under pressure: Every AFL coach's job security ranked

yes great to see. Fave player was Terry Daniher.

Ungarie's big footy a tribute to AFL's big family

One flag in almost 40 years and you talk about respect lol

Looking forward to the Tiger capitulation. You know its going to happen.

Ungarie's big footy a tribute to AFL's big family

yes yes… back to the topic and indeed title of the article which is accurate.

You cant keep blaming the media for the A League’s problems nor a few flares.

Unfair perceptions? Maybe, but it's still time for football to pull its head in

I blame sections of the media for the attack on Hird (its not for here to expand but he attacked Demetriou and the AFL machine went into overdrive).

Essendon stuffed up the governance of their sports science program. Full stop.

Unfair perceptions? Maybe, but it's still time for football to pull its head in

Blaming the media is the easy way out. It’s everyone else’s fault eh?

Unfair perceptions? Maybe, but it's still time for football to pull its head in

oh I think Claudia was well aware of the name of the sport and elite competition.

I suggest you check your tone throughout this whole thread before giving advice to others.

Does the Barassi line mean anything anymore?

It’s Australian Rules cobber. The elite competition is known as the AFL – Australian Football League. At least you might get something right.

Does the Barassi line mean anything anymore?

Some beers are better than others, but Carton Draught on tap in a good pub (that regularly cleans its lines) is the best by far.

Like Tooheys red , think XXXX is goat’s pee. Don’t think much of VB, haven’t drunk it for years.

Like Boags, Fat yak, Kirin, etc.

Does the Barassi line mean anything anymore?

Top selling in which States?

In relation to this article on territory, is XXXX market share in VIC/SA/WA comparable to Vic Bitter in QLD/NSW ?

Does the Barassi line mean anything anymore?

I’m biased, but Carlton Draught on tap is the best beer in the known universe. This is in no way an endorsement of Carlton generally.

Does the Barassi line mean anything anymore?

That Herald Sun article is ridiculous.

Does the Barassi line mean anything anymore?

Soccer is irrelevant to the Barassi line as is cricket.

This was a line of demarcation based on Aussie Rules football clubs and rugby code clubs. It shows the sphere of influence in territorial terms each sport traditionally held.

My view is that whilst there has been an erosion on either side with AFL clearly in front in terms of grass roots in ‘enemy’ territory, it still holds to be true. Generational support takes generations to change.

Beer is an interesting example. Its now a very fragmented market, but you would have to argue that Vic Bitter seems to have made more inroads than say Tooheys or XXXX respectively. XXXX is virtually non existent in Melb pubs.

Does the Barassi line mean anything anymore?