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Australian sports lover, AFL Port Adelaide, NRL Canberra Raiders, A-League Adelaide United, Foundation member of Macarthur FC, Adelaide 36ers, and go Wolves.

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And the SCG is better to host a rugby league match?

NRL change grand final venue to allow 40,000 capacity

Yes it will be, thankfully I’ll be attending so hopefully I don’t get my heart ripped out again!

Richmond versus the field: Can anyone topple the Tigers in finals?

Richmond need to lose this week and Port need to win for them to play in Adelaide. A Port v Richmond prelim at Adelaide Oval should see Port Adelaide in the grand final.

Richmond versus the field: Can anyone topple the Tigers in finals?

Travis Boak should’ve been the captain. Dangerfield has had a good year but Travis Boak’s year has been exceptional, he’s the leader at that football club just behind Tom Jonas.

Patrick Dangerfield named captain of All Australian side

Unfortunately I think Collingwood are only in the 8 to make up the numbers, their game style is nowhere near good enough to challenge seriously against the real good teams. As you said, they might as well try something different and lose by 12 goals over losing by 6 goals and doing their same boring game style. Either way – I don’t think Collingwood have much of a chance in Perth, hoping I’m wrong though.

Predictions for the 2020 AFL finals

Think it will just be one of those games where Richmond kick the last 3 or 4 goals of the game and run away with it, hoping I’m wrong though! Couldn’t dislike a team more than Richmond.

Predictions for the 2020 AFL finals

Port Adelaide v Geelong:
Port Adelaide to get revenge over Geelong in a thriller by 5 points. Adelaide Oval will be a wall of sound with all those crazy Port fans running a muck! Port Adelaide: 9.13 (67) – 9.8 (62) Geelong.
Brisbane Lions v Richmond
Should be an interesting game this one. I don’t think Richmond are in the best of form but they’re pretty close. Should be a fantastic contest in front of a loud Brisbane Lions crowd, however Richmond are the more mature team. Brisbane Lions 8.9 (57) – 12.10 (82) Richmond.
St Kilda v Western Bulldogs
Probably the most even matchup of the first week, both teams play similar styles of football and are both exciting teams to watch, especially with the amount of youngsters each team has. Expect it to go down to the wire in a classic elimination final at the Gabba. St Kilda 8.10 (58) – 8.8 (56) Western Bulldogs.
West Coast v Collingwood
You’d expect West Coast to take the chocolates here, in front of their home fans at Optus Stadium, where the Eagles don’t lose very often. Collingwood should still put up a decent fight but West Coast to run away with it. West Coast 14.6 (90) – 6.11 (47) Collingwood.

Predictions for the 2020 AFL finals

West Coast by 40
St Kilda by 13
Melbourne by 12
Richmond by 38
Brisbane by 24
Hawthorn by 8
Geelong by 30
Bulldogs by 5
Port Adelaide by 16

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

Port Adelaide missed heaps of opportunities in front of goal, including Dixon missing 3 from right in front 15m out. Port had 80 more disposals, 31 more inside 50’s and 43 more contested possessions. 28 scoring shots to 17 as well, Port should’ve won by 8 goals in the end.

AFL power rankings Round 17

Port Adelaide beat Richmond quite convincingly a month or so ago.

AFL power rankings Round 17

If I were in charge, I’d have the Grand Final at Optus Stadium with a 4:30 pm start local time. 60,000 capacity at the best stadium in Australia, nothing bar the MCG would beat it. However I hope the QLD government makes this a grand final to remember, including the hype and build up to the game.

Gift of the Gabba: How AFL's grand final decision will shape the 2020 premiership

Optus Stadium is set to be at 100% capacity by October 24th. (60,000)

Gift of the Gabba: How AFL's grand final decision will shape the 2020 premiership

Richmond got absolutely flogged by Port, there is no MCG or ‘Tiger Army’ to save Richmond this year, though the umpires might help them out a bit. Tigers should make the top 4 but wouldn’t be surprised to see them out in straight sets. West Coast v Geelong Grand Final for me.

Why the Giants are the AFL's most dangerous team

Brisbane by 19
Collingwood by 12
St Kilda by 25
West Coast by 17
Gold Coast by 5
Essendon by 9
Port Adelaide by 13
Richmond by 32
Carlton by 3

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 6

What Kevin said ^^

The five moves that would revive the Big Bash

When CA have greedy (but cashed up) Channel 7 breathing down their neck it’s hard to make sense!

The five moves that would revive the Big Bash

Well the Parramatta Eels and Western Sydney Wanderers should get first priority over the Wests Tigers, Sharks, Rabbitohs, etc. Wests can stick to Leichhardt and Campbelltown and Sharks and Rabbitohs can go back to the Olympic Stadium.

New broadcast deal seals A-League’s switch to winter

My suggestions:
– 10 games per team, 14 is way too many and make the regular season finish before kids go back to school.
– No day games on weekdays, I went to 2 or 3 at Adelaide Oval and we only got around 17,000 people there as most people were at work. Weekends it would be fine, but no weekdays.
– More star players from an international point of view, but try and get our Aussie cricketers playing in the BBL too.
– Back to the 4 team finals series with 1v4 and 2v3.
– Canberra franchise to play at Manuka Oval, no brainer, and maybe a team from somewhere like Wellington or like as the author said a pacific islands team.

The five moves that would revive the Big Bash

What would you suggest it to be ‘renamed’ too?

Equalising the A-League and W-League brands to tackle gender inequality

My suggestion would be is that the FFA send out surveys to fans asking them questions relating to this topic, i.e; Would you subscribe to an app to have access to all A-League and W-League games live? How much would you be willing to pay? etc. Then they could launch a test app kind of thing for the rest of this season and see how it goes. If it fails drastically, then scrap that idea, if it’s a success, do more surveys and launch an app if successful.

How much would you pay to watch the A-League on an app?

I would happily pay $20-30 per month to watch the A-League and W-League, and I’m sure heaps of other A-League fans will.

How much would you pay to watch the A-League on an app?

Sorry but this is a poor article. I’m all for the women’s leagues, I love watching the W-League and don’t mind a bit of AFLW. the WBBL is awesome to watch and I seriously hope we get the Women’s World Cup here in 2023, would love to see the Matildas play live. But there has to be some separation, most women’s leagues here in Australia are still developing and growing. Sure, men and women have been playing sports for hundreds of years, but the ‘mens’ leagues will always be the most popular in the majority of occasions, that’s just how it is. I don’t see why there’s anything wrong with leagues being named ‘W-League’ or ‘AFL Women’s’. If I was a woman playing professional sport I’d be proud to have the ‘Womens’ name in the league name.

Equalising the A-League and W-League brands to tackle gender inequality

@AdelaideDocker

Fremantle have a good record over Port Adelaide lately. That game in 2018 when we were 5-0 and Fremantle were going horribly, but somehow the Dockers beat us and that loss really stopped our momentum and only won once from the last 6 games.

Seven talking points from AFL Round 2

Great interview mate, really thorough and enjoyed reading it. Good questions and I think Andrew Durante answered each question brilliantly. More of these would be awesome in the future!

Andrew Durante on why he left the Wellington Phoenix and his future in football

100% agree with you, if it’s a Vic-Vic final, then MCG every day of the week. But if it’s a Vic-NonVic final, then take it to GMHBA or Docklands, wherever that team plays its home games.

How Geelong could quickly become the laughing stock of the AFL