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Sports stadia are garbage, and here’s why

Usually, this is the time of year when people are enjoying the start of their preferred football code’s season – or looking forward to the finals in the case of the A-League – and the most common type of article is one concerning the season ahead.

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Checkside Round 1: Suns' God rises for Easter

Any other time I talk about Demons beating Giants I’m discussing a fantasy novel; if I bring up the time the Swans beat the Magpies I’m on about something illegal; and if I want to chat about Suns beating Bombers it’s usually about something I imagined after a late night out.

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The songs AFL clubs should adopt for their 'fanthem'

Early this year I spent a month in the United States, and experienced three of the most popular American sports. At each event I noticed that there were several times during the event that the crowd would join in the singing of ‘traditional’ popular songs, or ‘fanthems’.

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Randomly predicting the 2016 AFL Ladder

As at the start of every season, there are people who look carefully at the results of the pre-season, the last couple of seasons, scoring and defence trends, possession stats and team lists and use these to try and accurately predict just what the standings will be at the end of the season. (Although the […]

But that limiting due to geographic descriptions isn’t true of other teams. Most Rabbitohs fans don’t live in South Sydney, most Collingwood fans don’t live in Collingwood

Moreton Bay takes Dolphins fight to NRL

Unless you’re on a Contiki tour, no one should be at a nightclub at 12:30am on a Tuesday. 😛

South Australian cricketers in alleged COVID-19 breach

You have to drive as if you were driving an old Southern lady around? If that were the case hook turns would have been eliminated long ago

Tigers 'appalled' by 'inflammatory allegations' at AFL club's medical staff

You have to drive as if you’re driving a racist old lady around? If that were the case hook turns would have been eliminated long ago

Tigers 'appalled' by 'inflammatory allegations' at AFL club's medical staff

I reckon the Bucks have #1 in the East very secure. There’s so much pressure on the Celtics, 76ers and particularly the Nets that I could see one of them fall apart and miss the postseason entirely. I have a funny feeling that the Hornets may replace the Wizards in the playoffs from last season.

Can Patty bring Boomers culture to Brooklyn? How every team will fare in NBA Eastern Conference

I always thought Hawthorn and Carlton were the rich right wing clubs

‘Ethically wrong’: AFL star not keen on mandatory jabs

Libertarians are just conservatives who want to smoke weed

‘Ethically wrong’: AFL star not keen on mandatory jabs

This was a Book of Revelation joke

Emptying the kitty litter: What does the future hold for Geelong?

That’s fair from the players. The club could have traded for draft picks though

The Roar's AFL trade period report card: Every club's performance rated

Well duh. Of course the Demons benefited from the 666 rule

Emptying the kitty litter: What does the future hold for Geelong?

I like the idea of putting injury affected players in cotton wool. However I don’t think it’ll work with Rohan. He’ll find someway to get hurt

Emptying the kitty litter: What does the future hold for Geelong?

Can’t remember something I never heard. Seems like a bad idea to bring back some of the older players then

The Roar's AFL trade period report card: Every club's performance rated

Pretty fair ratings all around. I think the Eagles deserve a lower grade because I feel they needed to do more after this last season

The Roar's AFL trade period report card: Every club's performance rated

I think the Cats will still win 12-13 games next year through good control of possession. But their losses will be blowouts when they can’t keep up with younger teams. Could have a lower percentage in the finals than the Giants did this year

Geelong Cats season 2021 review: Old heads fail to prevail again

I have a feeling Port may collapse next season much like the Tigers did this season. Not based on anything but a hunch.

Hope your head is feeling better Charlie

Port Adelaide Power season 2021 review: Blackout in Adelaide

Nah I think it’s to prevent shenanigans involving a player “retiring” and getting a “coaching role” at a different club before rejoining the league in the midseason draft, essentially getting around the trade or free agency systems

‘Our best footy was as good as anyone’: Geelong set to renew Scott’s contract

I think Paine means that he has been speaking with him but that isn’t unusual as he’s done that several times during his captaincy

England gives Ashes green light providing 'several critical conditions' met by hosts

No I don’t think he’ll have been off a list long enough. I remember that being a thing about Ablett this past season.

‘Our best footy was as good as anyone’: Geelong set to renew Scott’s contract

Because it illustrates that they don’t actually care about improving safety for umpires. They want the appearance of doing something while not doing anything to make us safer.

Toby Greene finally learns his fate for ump bump after AFL appeal

Bit of a Spiderman meme with the Saudis accusing Qatar of supporting extremism. This is why I’m glad that private ownership is still the minority option here. People who can afford to buy a sports club aren’t often nice.

'Grotesque moment for football', 'Dare to hope': Wild range of reaction as Saudis cleared for $550m Newcastle takeover

Oh you have misunderstood me. They’re not protecting umpires by upping his penalty. I’m angry because it’s not going to help us on the ground each weekend at all. I get called homophobic slurs and don’t even get a message of apology from anyone involved or a heads-up as to what the player got? Yeah no the league doesn’t care about protecting umpires. It cares about looking like it’s done something

Toby Greene finally learns his fate for ump bump after AFL appeal

I ain’t going back to umpiring next year. The league prefers to have the appearance of looking after umpires rather than doing anything that would actually help protect us

Toby Greene finally learns his fate for ump bump after AFL appeal

Absurd. Glad I didn’t buy the new uniform for umpiring this year because I ain’t bothering again.

Toby Greene finally learns his fate for ump bump after AFL appeal

Considering we also beat the Demons, Cats and Swans. And that no one had us making finals I think we did alright this year

Big big sound: Greater Western Sydney Giants season review

Home ground advantage. They won’t do it though because it’s a better idea

The AFL should take the grand final on the road every year

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