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real evidence is what we saw.. more aggravated behaviour by a serial and stupid offender.

AFL Tribunal upholds Toby Greene ban

Talk all the tech stuff you like , he’s out if control, he a a King St thug type.. hurt someone today and hurt someone next week.. who cares . well, we do, so cop the justice and change Toby or exit the game !!

AFL Tribunal upholds Toby Greene ban

what are you talking about…we saw more out of control aggravated behaviour…

AFL Tribunal upholds Toby Greene ban

What are you talking about.. his repeated aggravated behaviour was totally against how a player should behave.. he got a suspension because, if nothing else, he demonstrates a propensity to do it again.. that is what King Street thugs do. repeat their offences again and again.. and show little or no remorse .. he is a whs risk.

AFL Tribunal upholds Toby Greene ban

Thank goodness that this decision was made. I said in an earlier post that because of Greene’s out of control actions over 2 weeks, thus guilty player has got what he deserved.. a fully justified suspension. The preliminary final against Collingwood was going to be potentially explosive again with an outcome that another player might be injured again, injured seriously too. The heavy weight of evidence against Greene was very compelling. It is hoped Greene will change his attitude in future.. he so needs to, so that the AFL game can be respected again. This was a landmark decision because the Tribunal finally confronted totally unacceptable and repeated aggravated behaviour.. abd it was repeated aggravated behaviour ..it had to suspend Greene.

AFL Tribunal upholds Toby Greene ban

Yes, I absolutely agree, and why are past players, and commentators, even current players effectively wanting a quite hurt player to be hurt again. Sport does not mean being inhuman, being an animal. All this nasty stuff comes to some extent from the appeal to the dark side. There are people who want to see others hurt. It has no place in society, no place at all, and must be called out at every opportunity.
When an injured comes to the intention of an umpire, an that is the issue here, it was clear to us all.
Every Tom, Dick and Harry knew Cameron was injured but he battled on, but was in effect preyed on. How poor is that.
The rules have been written to stop this behaviour. The umpire stood up to this, he is to be admired for his courage.

'Pretty good umpiring': Jimmy Bartel praises controversial 'spirit of the game' moment

The AFL Tribunal blatantly abrogated its responsibility when it failed to suspend Green for the Bontempelli incident. There is broad agreement about that. To fail to suspend Greene for an aggravated, out of control act was a shocking error .
There is only one conclusion here, the AFL will do anything to prop up ITS team… GWC.
That’s the corruption, that’s the issue that must be constantly rammed down their throat. The AFL is negligent, the AFL has no credibility any longer.
To state that past behaviour is not a factor, is another way of reinforcing the corruption. Greene requires a sanction, must be sanctioned, if only to ensure no one gets hurt in the finals; that’s how bad this issue is. The AFL won’t look that far, it won’t because it dies not want to because it has the power, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The dynamic in a cut throat preliminary final will be electric, even dangerous because of the loose, incompetent, poor decisions of the Tribunal. The Tribunal has a clear opportunity to out an undisplined, nasty player, and it must do its duty under the rules, and suspend Greene.

Why the AFL's case against Toby Greene is set to fall apart

The Cats just can’t cover enough ground, in other words, they can’t keep up… Hawkins, Ablett, Taylor and Selwood to a lesser extent are a liability.
Rhys Stanley should play ruck but has been previously left out for a few reasons, one key one is that he doesn’t have a big tank; yes, he is athletic, and I think that athleticism is maximised in the forward line, resting in the forward pocket. I have said elsewhere that Hawkins should be rotated .. Ablett, Taylor and Rhys Stanley should play forward deep, in stints.
The Cats have good height in Defence so Stanley can play forward. Bews on the ball at the centre bounce and Danger at full forward at the commencement of the game are strong coaching tactics. Bews is physical and can press the West Coast.
What I am saying is that Scott should not look back on the season, and play the same game or a very similar game that they played 12 weeks ago. He must make significant changes to win this game and the positive is that, except for the ageing group (to a large extent), the group is versatile.
The West Coast mids and medium forwards run and move the ball so well that this is a game where the major strategy, the only major strategy is for the players to sacrifice their own game, and tackle and hassle West Coast ferociously particularly at the centre bounce at at stoppages in the first 2 quarters particularly. This is the Achilles heel of West Coast, they hate being harangued, and denied free running, and their DNA over the years clearly demonstrates that is the way to stop them. It’s a tall order though and ferocious tackling is exhausting.
If Scott fails to execute the heavy and relentless tackling, sacrificing the players who all want to run freely, it will be another finals drop out. Surely this is the incentive to be very inventive in games.
I doubt the Rioli issue will hurt them, his replacement is pretty damn good, and after 3 minutes into the game, focus will be on what happening every instant.
In summary, West Coast are too quick, too skilled and have very difficult talls to cover that play deep in the forward line.

Geelong Cats vs West Coast Eagles: AFL semi-final forecast

Essendon’s problems begin with lack of leadership on the ground. Heppell doesn’t inspire, wanders all over the ground without direction, not a good look as a captain . I dont doubt for a minute his efforts, but there is a problem there. I think he needs to play forward or back, probably back, as he lacks sufficient leg speed. In any event, a positional change will refresh him. In 2020 perhaps the support team of 24 coaches can consider what I have said. The possible captaincy replacement is Hurley who is slow, tired and also lacking in energy. No one else comes to mind as captain. Hooker looks very slow to me too and is not a game changer type. Tipungwuti does SOME good things but is too small and possessions are on the low side; he’s an overrated player. Stringer is poor for a lot of the time, don’t rate him highly. Players like Laverde and Fantasia who have talent, look lost in many games, again an on and off the ground leadership problem. These are just some observations about the Essendon list. I wrote another post where I said that on the telly I saw am image of Worsfold’s support group. I could not believe that it showed Woosha has a support group of 24!! If that’s true, the club’s cooked for a while. No wonder they look like they can’t play a 100 minutes .. too much advice from too many. Woosha should be pressured by the media to talk about the 24 support group. Underneath it all, Woosha has the strong blood line of WA in him. Perhaps, perhaps he will be announced as the Freo coach. All I know is there is an on the ground leadership problem, and off the ground they need to cull .. a lot.
The more I reflect, maybe Joe D sees the mess I see?

Why Essendon should stand by Woosha

I just think that the Danihers are an influencial family with all the boys having played there. They want to exert influence. Funnily enough Joe stated today (or was it yesterday) that he is going to ‘ stand down indefinitely ‘ . That’s code to say the family and other Essendon influential stalwarts won’t accept CEO decision to retain Worsfold. A One year appointnent is treading water to them.It’s very odd for Daniher to ‘stand down’, isn’t it?. … that’s why my name is ” Tezza’s profound footy wisdom.. Tezza knows

Why Essendon should stand by Woosha

By any measure, the repeat offender, Greene is an out of control player, and without question, this was a continuous and aggressive and aggravated attack on Bontempelli, indefensible, and defended by one of the AFL’s own, former Operations Manager, Adrian Anderson. (wink wink nudge nudge, we’ll together get him off).
This decision by the Tribunal was, as the saying goes ‘an inside job’. The decision lacked complete integrity. Bontempelli got up after the incident with a bloodied face.
What a terrible example for youngsters to observe. The AFL is accountable to the public too here; it failed badly.
Greene got off because the AFL will go to any length to prop up GWS.How pathetic is that. It did that in the face of overwhelming agreement with the match review panel that the act was serious misconduct, and thus it sent the matter directly to the Tribunal.
Also it was clear to commentators across the board that Greene indeed was in trouble, and we all expected a player suspension of certainly more than one or two weeks.
It is manifestly clear that Greene needs to also undertake an anger management course in addition to a suspension. I might be wrong on this point, but if not, it seems that the AFL has decided to push this under the carpet too, ie there will be no anger management course requirement for Greene.
The final point is about fairness. This wrong decision not to suspend Greene is unfair to teams in the finals, giving GWS the opportunity to play him, when in fact he should not be on the ground.

WATCH: Toby Greene sent straight to tribunal for serious misconduct

Dear Danny, when I watched the recent videos of your play, I thought OMG, who had as much determination as you had. I had a quick look at the Brownlow Medal list, and there are only two I thought reached your heights… Paul Kelly an amazing warrior and country boy too from Wagga Wagga, and Michael Voss (born in Traralgon), the best player I have seen, and super determined too.
Danny you are one of the top three warriors in AFL history. Rest In Peace Danny. We can’t stop weeping.

Friends, colleagues and teammates deliver emotional tributes to Danny Frawley

Do you barrack for Geelong. Against Collingwood, the analysis is very clear. it stood out like a shag on a rock that Hawkins, Taylor, Ablett and Selwood cant do the gut running required in matches. They are too battle weary to do that any more; that’s the real problem. Poor Danger had to do it all, and he nearly can. As I reflect more on that now, I am beginning to believe that Scott may not have pushed that group hard enough at training, and in game positioning. Has Hawkins moved beyond the hf line or in the ruck? Has Selwood been on the wing or half back too much. In other words, did Scott give them a softer year? Ditto for Taylor, he seemed to have been given a softer year too. All that translates into softer match play. If any Geelong player deserved calculated nursing during the year, it’s Dangerfield. Scott is conscious about doing that with Danger, but I think he dropped his guard there with the other players I mentioned.
The Cats have virtually no chance against the Eagles. The counsel I give is : sacrifice your own game and tackle ferociously for the first 2 quarters (the Eagles hate that, history demonstrates that), and play corridor, tell Hawkins to move to the corridor position all the time, not the pocket, put Danger at full forward (deep) at commencement of the game and rotate him with Gazza, and Harry Taylor (occasionally)

Geelong need Patrick Dangerfield's chaos to be contagious

You are a bit unfair there. When you start scratching the surface, you unequivocally find that that it’s not the coach, its all the drive, pace, pressure, the capacity to run, chase and move back to defence time after time, that Hawkins, Selwood, Ablett, Taylor cannot do any more. These players are battle weary from so many finals campaigns; they have had it. My only query with them, is are they training as hard as the other players; this might be Scott’s fault if that is the case. But their lack of energy and pace is a problem anyway. The younger players can do that but it’s not enough against the ‘running teams’ of Collingwood, West Coast, Richmond and GWS.
Personally I think these finals will be more about ‘run run run’, and do that via the corridor. I don’t think it will be a dour grand final this year, I believe the Pies would do it with Degoey in as well as a deep team of runners, add Jack Crisp to that too, but Degoey is out you’d think. I don’t think any team would match the Pies firepower with him in and all the others rapid firing. People say he averages only 2 goals a match, but it’s his explosive presence, and play, and goal assisting that make him and us, too good.

Straight-sets exits await Geelong and Brisbane

I give more credit to the players in being able to dismiss the home ground advantage stuff. It’s more difficult for the players to have confidence in virtually all of its ageing players who are shot.. that’s the problem.. and if Danger had mire help, they would be better. They need Gazza at the centre bounces all the time, and as much as possible.. if youve played a lot of footy, and you are a forward mainly, going back in defence to create, is just beyond Gazza now, but because he is such a champion, he needs to be on the ball with Paddy to get more drive. In other words, jus like the card game of 500, you play your trumps up front. Geelong must do that…And get sophisticated, practise and repeat centre bounce tap out drills.. a lot

Pies into prelim after conquering Cats

Mark Neeld never had the temperament, nor a suite of tools in the tool box, and any display of strength of character was rabid and erratic.

Pies into prelim after conquering Cats

You said ‘could’ win. Yes they could, but they won’t. They can’t run.. over there you just have to or somehow gladatorially tackle them to death. The first thing to do is mass tackle them at centre bounces sacrificing your own game. The Eagles hate being crowded, that will sap the Cats but may also stop the Eagles, but it’s an enormous ask. It’s their only hope. To be honest, when you play the Eagles now, to me, it feels like you are playing all of WA!!!!!!!!
Thank God we ( the Pies) won’t play them till the GF.. if we get there.

Pies into prelim after conquering Cats

You’ve nailed it.. almost.. it’s not Scott.. it’s the ageing players not able to get up any longer. None of them have pace.either…. add Harry Taylor … he’s got no hope facing another hard pre season. With hindsight Scott is the most suitable person to coach the Kangas . Now wait … I mean CHRIS SCOTT.. the Kangas went too early in appointing Ryce Shaw.. I have great regard for Chris Scott, but things might have gone stale at Catland. Mind Ou the Kangas ain’t gunna rise quickly even if I was the coach :happy: :laughing:

Pies into prelim after conquering Cats

Could it be that the less heralded Pies mid fielder, Taylor Adams, be the player of the final series, the Norm Smith medallist and the hero in handing the premiership to the Pies? He was acknowledged as the Pies best in the grand final last year. Let’s analyse this a little more. He missed about 4 games recently due to injury but looked refreshed and full of energy against the Cats. If you look closely at the videos on him against the Cats, aside from goal kicking, he tacked a lot and vigorously, he moved sideways very well, but even more significantly, by doing the hard inside work, he has freed up the elite players, and in doing so has given more energy to these elite Pies midfielders ( they’re doing less bullocking work) … Pendles, Treloar and Sidebottom who will ravage oppositions, kick more goals, destroying them. The de Goey loss will be tough, but the other wild card is Rupert Wills who has been given the high honour to shark Grundy’s tap out, doing the inside work too, and delivering the ball to the elite Pies midfielders… SHUT THE GATE……. wheeeeeeeeeeeee

Pies into prelim after conquering Cats

The Essendon problem is about conspiracy. I’ll go directly to the point. The Daniher family and those Essebdonnclose to them believe that Worsfold must go.. I don’t, but such is the sinister plot by this group that Joe Daniher has been put up as wanting out. This strategy is a signal to the club that if Worsfold won’t go, Joe Daniher will. I don’t think Joe Daniher wants to go at all, there is a lot of emotion with the Danihers and this is the plotting going on. This is a very substantive indicator of what’s wrong at Essendon. I think this group will challenge the CEO even though he said very categorically Worsfold will coach Essendon in 2020. The CEO is hitting back at the destabilising Daniher group.. good on him. The second thing wrong with the club is the captaincy. Heppell doesn’t inspire and seems to struggle, and the team doesn’t seem to have a replacement. Hurley might look an obvious leader and would be, but he looks tired and/¹or injured and slow. Somewhat ditto for Hooker. Not long ago I saw a video or a photo of Worsfold’s team. There seemed to be about 24 of them; if that’s true or remotely close to the truth, it’s ridiculous, and explains why the club will never improve.
If Joe Daniher goes, it will be destabilise the club, and you can forget Essendon in 2020 and 2021

Why Essendon should stand by Woosha

To the question about whether Scott is a problem. No, Scott is a good coach, who maximised the team’s performances. I think the older players were standout poor performers.. Ablett, Taylor, Hawkins and Selwood to an extent.. playing for their salaries in 2020 if they play, Boeing harsh. The difficult job, but he’s paid to do it, is for Scott tap these players on the shoulder, or at least think long and hard about how many should go. These players are battle weary, it’s all too hard, so you couldn’t see them getting up all the time next year, and getting near West Coast next week. To win next week, their smalls would need to play exceptionally well.

Pies into prelim after conquering Cats