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Location: Western Australia ----------------------- Rugby team: Western Force ----------------------- AFL team: Dockers

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AFL Finals Countdown: Dream scenarios and worst nightmares - here's where your team will end up for September

Good points. It sounds like this review should also be of the board.

The list is terrible and I hadn’t realised that the list team had for all intents and purposes been there for +20 years.
The coach seems to buy in to (as many do) that new age professional footballers are special and can disrespect the coach. Quite honestly if a player had failed to listen to Alistair Clarkson, Michael Voss etc the way the vision showed what’s his name not listening to Rutten he would have had his rectum ripped out. The fact is that this looks like a sign of a coach that is insecure in his role and doesn’t feel he will have his bosses backing if he drops people for bad attitude.

Essenden leaders need to harden up and that includes the coach and players as well as the board.

Chaos at Essendon after two decades of systemic failure

I’d put Kaitu’u at 2 against the Boks before Porecki.

ANALYSIS: Rennie must take leap of faith in Campbell and Beale to solve Wallabies' worrying fullback puzzle

Agreed. Pick a specialist fullback and Campbell is the only one left. Kellaway to be wing and back up FB.

The 6 is easier as we have several options depending on how mobile you want the 6 to be. i.e either a specialist 6 that can play 8 or a lock/6.

ANALYSIS: Rennie must take leap of faith in Campbell and Beale to solve Wallabies' worrying fullback puzzle

Nigel was funnier though.

The Wrap: Coaches ride the rollercoaster as Rugby Championship gets turned on its head

I think “Agent” is pretty easy to pronounce mate. I don’t see how there could be a problem. 😛

The Wrap: Coaches ride the rollercoaster as Rugby Championship gets turned on its head

That is a very fair point. They need to make a better effort even if they get it wrong.

The Wrap: Coaches ride the rollercoaster as Rugby Championship gets turned on its head

I can’t believe they didn’t pick Kaituu . I am just staggered.

Another one bites the dust! Billy Pollard set for Wallabies debut after hooker concussed

When Cripps left the ground he was clearly planning on taking possession.

I think the vision shows that isn’t true at all

CRIPPS CLEARED: Carlton captain free to play after appeal succeeds

Cripps chose to leave the ground yet isn’t responsible for the consequence of that action? I am completely lost as to what the rules are now…..

CRIPPS CLEARED: Carlton captain free to play after appeal succeeds

That was somewhat intelligible and you aren’t wrong although I think Donaldson a better option than Edmed

'Can come back stronger': Horan's verdict on QC's RWC hopes, our No.10 depth chart and his X-Factor pick

Yeah – Nup

'Can come back stronger': Horan's verdict on QC's RWC hopes, our No.10 depth chart and his X-Factor pick

Good on Savea for his comments

'I did think the worst': BB's 'scary' escape, Foster urged to embrace 'Hollywood' moment to save job

Go Rowdy

Best to worst: Ranking all 18 AFL coaches from the season so far

Yep, hard to argue with a team that wins.

Best to worst: Ranking all 18 AFL coaches from the season so far

Good assessment. Maybe an argument over some positions but overall it is solid.

Best to worst: Ranking all 18 AFL coaches from the season so far

I’m not sure either so let’s agree it was a general comment to the world 😂
Freo is still short of a really top class and consistent tall forward to kick 3-4 goals a game every game. Tabs and Lobb don’t appear to be that person.
Treacy might be that guy but is young and inconsistent, Kuek and Amiss may also be that guy in the future but we haven’t seen enough of them either although I suspect at 199cm and at 21 years old Kuek is likely to be that guy in the short term. I think he is injured though?

AFL Saturday Study: This is 2022's best-coached team. Here's why they're a September dark horse

I have no idea who the next big thing is , nor does anyone else until we try them . But the time has past when we could be choosy. Time to pick and bench a back up to Lolisio .

Yep, totally agree. Maybe a player that can back up Lolesio and also has credentials for 12/15

'Can come back stronger': Horan's verdict on QC's RWC hopes, our No.10 depth chart and his X-Factor pick

Ooooh now there is a conspiracy theory 🙂

Is Nathan Buckley taking credit for the courage of Craig McRae?

An interesting distinction between a good defensive system that negates the other teams offense and a negative game plan. That is where Ross Lyon lost the plot with Fremantle in his final season and a half.
I think Collingwood can win the flag this year but when I read you comments I started to think about the Geelong team that lost the GF to the Eagles in the early 90’s.

Is Nathan Buckley taking credit for the courage of Craig McRae?

Mind you, the Dockers didn’t go that well in the first 2 years of JL’s tenure and now suddenly people talk about him as potential coach of the year. Same guy, same style but a few more cattle and a bit of luck on the injury front. There is a fine line between 10th and 1st.

Is Nathan Buckley taking credit for the courage of Craig McRae?

I didn’t interpret Buckley’s comments the same way as you obviously have. I thought his observations were correct and that he was quite measured. The truth is that the majority of the team have been there for 5 years and that they are finally seeing the fruits of the recruitment. He didn’t claim credit for the recruitment or the subsequent coaching or the current game plan.
Over this season I have been quite impressed with Buckley’s commentary and his insight. He is a far better commentator than the rest of the stagers that make comments on stuff that is the flavour of the day. Bucks often has a fresh or different view and I quite like that. He has also showed a rare ability to analyse data and to explain it to the average joe like me.
I’d be happy if he stayed as a commentator and didn’t go back to coaching.
Having said that when Bucks left Collingwood it was apparent they had a number of issues both in the organisation and around the team management and selection. It seems to me that it was good for himself and the team that Bucks left. But I certainly don’t blame him for everything that was wrong with the club.

Is Nathan Buckley taking credit for the courage of Craig McRae?

I think you need to watch the game. Lobb showed some serious skills in this game that were unrelated to his size. His leading was excellent and 3 of 4 goals were worthy of so called “household name” players. Neither of those are size related.
I for one am happy for Freo to trade him but don’t belittle what was a seriously good game from him.

AFL Saturday Study: This is 2022's best-coached team. Here's why they're a September dark horse

To be clear, I’m not slamming Edmed. He has a bright future. But Donaldson has shown me that he has both the skills and temperament to succeed. He also has the patience to not push a bad position in the field, is a seriously good goal kicker and is a good 15 as well.
Edmed isn’t there yet and needs more experience. So right now for me it is Donaldson ( who has more experience too) every time. In two years I am happy to be wrong

Rugby News: 'Phenomenal' Quade tipped to rise again, how Hoops reacted to win, Tahs sign powerful Fijian, Bok banned

Yep, he had no intention of competing for the ball.

Rugby News: 'Phenomenal' Quade tipped to rise again, how Hoops reacted to win, Tahs sign powerful Fijian, Bok banned

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