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Footy Fix: The eight key mistakes at the death that saw Crows cop Magpie heartbreak... again

Not dodgy since he ran 24 metres but definitely inconsistent. And we also see players routinely throwing the ball without sanction – I just wish the AFL would get rid of some rules if they are not going to be applied.

Footy Fix: The eight key mistakes at the death that saw Crows cop Magpie heartbreak... again

One of the things that is rarely noted is McCrae’s body language when coaching from the boundary during these tight games. He is rarely flustered and seems possessed by unbreakable belief – this must be a source of great strength to the players in these vital moments.

Footy Fix: The eight key mistakes at the death that saw Crows cop Magpie heartbreak... again

Dow is exactly the kind of player they should target. And two small forwards who can lock the ball in in the forward 50. They would then get more value out of King. Membrey could play a role similar to Brody Mihocek.

With or without Weitering, the Saints need to splurge to stay relevant. Here's who they should chase

I think Melbourne actually lost this game?! And it was a game which was actually lost in the first quarter – and Petracca was largely missing.

Footy Fix: The Dees have a massive Christian Petracca problem - there's only one of him

At the start of the year Carlton looked liked they were locking the ball in better – I suspect their forward pressure/ tackles are down but I haven’t seen the stats.

Six Points: Bevo's Bulldogs reach breaking point, dangerous tackle loophole must be closed, and 2024's worst coach-killer

You might want to look at the inside 50s and the tackle differential Macca – they tell a different story. That said, the season is still young and many twists and turns lie ahead.

Six Points: Bevo's Bulldogs reach breaking point, dangerous tackle loophole must be closed, and 2024's worst coach-killer

Well most of the so-called experts did tip them to win. The presumption was McKay and Curnow would be too much for the Collingwood defence and the Carlton midfield would run amok – especially with DeGoey out.

Six Points: Bevo's Bulldogs reach breaking point, dangerous tackle loophole must be closed, and 2024's worst coach-killer

And yet everyone expected Carlton to win. I thought seeing Voss lose his temper on the boundary was instructive- players were not adhering to their game plan. Collingwood, on the other hand, do not have the array of star players that Carlton have but their team defence and pressure was unrelenting – even if it results in some easy goals when the ball is turned over.

Six Points: Bevo's Bulldogs reach breaking point, dangerous tackle loophole must be closed, and 2024's worst coach-killer

We are sensitive – I noted the extravagant headline. I don’t think the Pies are so different from last year. They have more or less rediscovered their unrelenting ‘swarm’ and Frampton has adapted to the void left left by Murphy.

Footy Fix: Bad blunders, unsung heroes and THAT Nick Daicos moment - the 232-second story of another Pies-Blues classic

Harrison looks quality. Sullivan was good at the centre bounces I thought. Small won’t be a problem if he can keep it tight. My main concern is Quaynor. He looks down on confidence and was made to look very slow, especially when McKay outran him on the open wing/flank.

Footy Fix: Bad blunders, unsung heroes and THAT Nick Daicos moment - the 232-second story of another Pies-Blues classic

And one more thing, my favourite headline after that match which was, coincidentally, from Tim – “Pies have officially been worked out!” I guess Carlton and Port didn’t get that memo.

Footy Fix: Bad blunders, unsung heroes and THAT Nick Daicos moment - the 232-second story of another Pies-Blues classic

I am thinking back to the St Kilda game and Caroline Wilson attacking McCrae for being selfish and not acknowledging the Saints as a superior team. There were others jumping on the Ross Lyon bandwagon at that point, too.

Footy Fix: Bad blunders, unsung heroes and THAT Nick Daicos moment - the 232-second story of another Pies-Blues classic

This was a classic sporting contest. A game of ebbs and flows and of stylistic differences. You would think both teams would be thereabouts. But why people insisted on writing off Collingwood after three rounds etc. is beyond me. This is a long season.

Footy Fix: Bad blunders, unsung heroes and THAT Nick Daicos moment - the 232-second story of another Pies-Blues classic

Think 12 might be enough this year. A very even comp especially with West Coast no longer easy beats.

AFL News: North OF Melbourne? McGuire's bold idea to rejuvenate Roos, Scott slams sub rule after Anzac Day drama

You are spot on. In a season of twists and turns, those 2 points will come in handy.

AFL News: North OF Melbourne? McGuire's bold idea to rejuvenate Roos, Scott slams sub rule after Anzac Day drama

38 scoring shots to 21 against the supposedly elite midfield of the competition. The capacity of the Pies to overturn a 31 point deficit and saunter home against a possible contender is nothing less than extraordinary. It has been a while since Collingwood won a game in this manner. The effort of DeGoey will raise the spirits of Pie fans.

Footy Fix: The Pies might have embarrassed Port... but they're still not back to their best. Yet

It’s almost mandatory for journalists to call for Bevo’s head when the Bulldogs have a bad game – Caroline Wilson is probably the worst for this. The guy is a decent coach and journalists deliberately overstate the quality of the list to make Bevo look worse than he is. Ugle-Hagan is a case in point. An Age journalist spoke of him as a superstar- well if he is a superstar then Nick Daicos should be inducted into the Hall of Fame next week. The Bulldogs have a lot of potential but they are two years away from being a an outstanding team. I hope Bevo – who is their greatest ever coach – gets to take that journey.

Footy Fix: The Saints were ten times as rubbish as the Dogs were last week - and it's worth working out why

There is a culture of fear among women in Australia. I am hearing stories of women being too scared to go out in the dark; or being fearful of going on dates. Toxic masculinity is rank in Australia and Damien Barrett saying we shouldn’t set ourselves up to ‘judge’ footballers’ characters is part of the cultural problem in this country.

AFL News: Scott hits out at 'offensive' Tribunal call to clear Cameron, Pies to swoop on star Dog?

Not sure that I can feel overly great about Cousins given the endemic surrounding violence against women. AFL football stars seem to get an easy ride regarding this issue.

AFL News: Scott hits out at 'offensive' Tribunal call to clear Cameron, Pies to swoop on star Dog?

The question for me is how did they not have a 5 goal lead at half time? They absolutely dominated the second quarter and had nothing to show for it. The forward structure is not delivering.

'Stuck in quicksand': The Bulldogs are lost in mid-table mediocrity again - and something's got to give soon

Takes the ball to the line and positions himself well when we are in attack. Those are the things that impressed me.

'Last few years have been hell': Iceman 2.0 Harrison gets 'dream come true' in Tahs' stunning golden point win

Ridiculous comment. If the AFL is facilitating a culture of illicit drug use, then it should be held to account. I am amazed that you wouldn’t think this is a serious public issue. We are not talking about a few players on the blow; we are talking about abiut AFL aiding and abetting illegal activity. They don’t get a hall pass because some folks barrack for the team.

Albanese asked to intervene as former Dees doctor drops bombshell over players dodging drug tests

Different funding? Are they not both subject to government spending limits on capital works? And in terms of need, I think a new stadium is pretty low down on peoples’ list.

The AFL holding Tasmania to ransom with stadium political football is an utter disgrace

Yes, it creates a better spectacle for the gambling industry which both the AFL and the NRL are hooked on. I dare say the economic benefits of housing or a new hospital would deliver a far greater long term return on investment.

The AFL holding Tasmania to ransom with stadium political football is an utter disgrace

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