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McGrath can make a lot more happen from 20 touches than most do from 30. He has a very smart footy brain.
Plus, he plays a different position to Taranto (and McCluggage who also looks a ripper).

Five talking points from AFL Round 18

I definitely agree with you about Rampe climbing the post. That was farcical. The umpires also clearly lost their composure in the Anzac Day game. We were the better team despite not getting the 4 points.

Lets put Essendon's season in perspective the right way

Yes we have had very good moments this season and some big wins with key players out. Have very much enjoyed the output of the halfbacks and young brigade.

Lets put Essendon's season in perspective the right way

There are no moral umpiring victories. You get gifted some and you get ripped off. I like to complain as much as anyone but you’d imagine it’d even out long term.

Lets put Essendon's season in perspective the right way

Come on Pope, a bit rich from a North supporter. So some have gone our way, about damn time I say.
Last 15 years free kick differential:
North + 472 (2nd behind the Eagles)
Essendon – 166 (12th)

Lets put Essendon's season in perspective the right way

Worsfold is an excellent man manager, has galvanised the group and has developed previously lacking mental fortitude in the players.
In all these close games he has been coaching from the bench and delivering the right messages to players and, it would appear, leaving the tactics to those upstairs.

Lets put Essendon's season in perspective the right way

Well at least they are on top of the mediocre table which places them around 6th on the AFL ladder. Not a terrible place to be for a mediocre team.

Lets put Essendon's season in perspective the right way

I think there is only around 12 players left on this list from that premiership.

Bulldogs coach Beveridge signs big extension

Hopefully the same Crows who came out after half time against Port.

Adelaide vs Essendon: Friday Night Forecast

I enjoyed a bottle of victory red

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

I’m really hoping that Caracella can be enticed back to Bomberland.

Who's the best candidate to replace Alan Richardson?

I think they can play finals, just not sure they can win one.
If they made it they would likely have to play the 5th or 6th place team which would be one of Collingwood, Brisbane (interstate), West Coast (interstate), Richmond, GWS (interstate) or Adelaide (interstate).
We should get a fair idea on Adelaide Friday night but our best chance would be against Collingwood or if GWS players keep getting injured.

Why the rejuvenated Bombers won’t play finals

I’m all for a mid-season trade window solely for the reason it will result in every team having their bye on the same week.

Mid-season AFL trades: Good call or recipe for disaster?

I love watching him play so hopefully it’s nothing serious. Even if it’s bad, he’ll just go to the Hawks at the end of the year and be cherry ripe for Round 1 2020.

Concern for Stephen Coniglio after going down with serious-looking knee injury

That’s our problem, always “not bad” but never quite good enough either. As the author stated, mid to lower ladder purgatory.
Regardless of result, just looking forward to an entertaining game. Just wish Joey was competing with Brown. Wouldn’t be Carey 10 – Lloyd 7, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Final in July: A tale of two northern neighbours

If Essendon could play with the same heart as North we might actually make a decent club.
The club has everything it needs to succeed except on-field endeavour and tactical nous. North on the other hand, have significant off-field disadvantages but make up for it with on-field endeavour and tactical nous.

Final in July: A tale of two northern neighbours

Who would have though 7 weeks ago that North vs Bombers would be such a crucial clash. Hopefully it is a fiery affair circa late 1990s/early 2000s.
Unfortunately I see North getting up in this one.

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

I’m still mulling that one over. Good players back for Carlton.

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

I was in agreement with you about the Doggies. I was the only one in my comp to tip them on the weekend so it helped me catch up big time.

Five talking points AFL Round 16

Would love to see a Doggies run at the 8. Missing Daniel will hurt though.

Predicting the AFL finalists: Breaking down each top-eight contender's run home

Hopefully he can replicate his Subi form by being the sole ruckman instead of a ruck/forward.

Predicting the AFL finalists: Breaking down each top-eight contender's run home

I am very upset, we are a much better team with him in it, although he does miss too many games.
Given we’ve traded out out the last few 1st round picks and he is a pre-agent, we might be able to get Ports 1st rounder if we send a 2nd rounder back.
Will still be very sad to see him go though.

Predicting the AFL finalists: Breaking down each top-eight contender's run home

It’s probably no surprise that Freo are my second favourite team and that I love pies. All things flakey.

Predicting the AFL finalists: Breaking down each top-eight contender's run home

The only problem with Essendon is they will lose games they should win. They are just as likely to beat Adelaide & Collingwood as lose to Gold Coast.
I don’t think anyone should be penciling in a win against tje Doggies.

Predicting the AFL finalists: Breaking down each top-eight contender's run home

The winner of Sydney & Essendon will certainly become optimistic of making the finals, the loser will likely have to draw curtains on the season (for finals anyway).
Big game and I look forward to it.

The AFL finals race has been blown wide open: Who sneaks in?