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snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010

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Tale of 2018
After Richmond finally got their poo poo together to become the dominant footballing force of 2017 resulting in a commanding defeat of the Adelaide Crows in the Grand Final, the footballing public weren’t too sure what 2018 would bring. Would the Tigers, up to that point perennially mediocre performers, prove they have permanently changed their ways with their 2017 premiership, or would 3 decades of history prove too difficult to resist? Would Adelaide be able to launch a repeat assault on the premiership, only to withstand the pressure of a Grand Final this time? Would the Bulldogs, the young surprise packet premiers of 2016, bounce back from a disappointing following year to get themselves back into contention? Would the Giants’ overwhelming promise of their elite talent finally get the results the football world had long feared?

First third of the season

At round 8 into the home and away season and Richmond had cemented their place as the season’s team to beat, with only a loss to Adelaide in Adelaide in round 2 blemishing their record, and an impressive percentage holding them in front of the pack. West Coast surprised many to sit equal with Richmond at this point, albeit with a healthy if less dominant percentage keeping them in second place. West Coast had crashed out of the finals the previous year with a second round humiliation at the hands of GWS, but the return of their talismanic ruckman Nic Naitanui from an ACL injury in round 2 had seen them undefeated in that period. Adelaide were in touch with the ladder leaders in 4th place with 5 wins, only percentage behind the 3rd placed Geelong who had traded aggressively to prime for a premiership tilt. Also on the 5 win logjam were the Demons, hoping to erase the pain of missing the 2017 finals by the smallest of possible margins in living memory, with regular finalists Hawthorn, Sydney, and Port also in contention. GWS, North Melbourne, Fremantle, Collingwood and the Bulldogs sat on 4 win records at that point, Fremantle raising a few eyebrows given their state of rebuild and heavy amount of youth. However, like the similarly placed Bulldogs, their wins had come over poor sides and they had a losing record against quality opponents. GWS, having primed themselves for a premiership tilt, were not content with a 50% win rate, particularly as they also saw a draw with the lowly Saints.

Further down the ladder the Gold Coast had battled to a solid 3 wins, given they couldn’t even play any matches at their own home town due to the Commonwealth Games and were being given a pretty spectacular lack of support from the AFL to help them out with this dilemma. Essendon had promised their fans a climb back up the ladder with some optimistic trading for ready made players but had crashed to 6 losses and 2 wins to start the year, an apparent reversal of their usual ‘start the year on fire before falling apart at the half way mark’ strategy that the club had become synonymous with. St Kilda were also dealing out some sour vibes to their fan base as a 1 win, 6 loss, 1 draw record pointing towards a wasted rebuild and poor development of high draft pick talent. Carlton’s current rebuild was not going all that much better, recording only 1 win for the year, and somehow looking like a worse side than the ladder’s cellar dwellers the Brisbane Lions, who despite not having won a game to date, weren’t playing all that bad.

Second third of the season

At round 16 the ladder saw a little more separation between sides as those sides looking to stake their claim on a premiership were starting to make their run and look at priming themselves for a prized top 4 finish before the finals. Richmond carried on their merry way, sitting a game clear on top of the ladder with the best percentage in the league. Like the US political landscape, the general public were feeling deeply uncomfortable with a former reliable punchline now being a dominant force, and saw a lot of teeth gnashing about how this new world order was clearly a sick prank from the universe.
The real surprise packet of the year had made itself known at this point however, and the injury riddled and under pressure Collingwood had gone on an undefeated tear over this period to sit second on the ladder, with West Coast only separated from them in third position by a minor percentage differential. The Eagles for their part, had gone on a 10 game winning streak from rounds 2-11 and Andrew Gaff was establishing a Brownlow worthy season to help solve the club’s long problem with a dearth of A-Grade midfielders to compliment their elite key positional talent. Port Adelaide were also sitting in 4th position with a win/loss record matching the Magpies and Eagles, with Ken Hinkley’s coaching appearing to again find the message it had promised early in his tenure.
Sydney sat clear on 5th spot, almost a formality for the Swans as they had barely missed the finals in the past 15 years. The Demons were sitting in 6th, having crept into, then slid out of the top 4 halfway through the year, but a strong percentage was giving them enough breathing room from the more dramatic musical chairs occurring between the middle cluster of sides on the ladder. The young Demons were proving themselves as reliable winners through the season after more than a decade in the finals wilderness and multiple rebuilds, but questions remained on their inability to beat quality opponents. Geelong had the same record as Melbourne, but the outlook was less positive. The Cats elite upper talent was too good to be sitting 7th on the ladder and concerns about the clubs depth was ringing true, particularly with Geelong’s penchant for losing games to poorly performing opponents at unfortunate times.

And of course, just when you thought it was safe to go back to the finals, loving Hawthorn were sitting in loving 8th because the pricks just refuse to go away and die like every football fan wishes they loving would. Tom Mitchell (a classic Hawthorn trade) was sitting as Brownlow favourite with his Dane Swan-esque ball magnet style. A 9-6 record saw them equal with the ‘you guys are doing tanking wrong’ Kangaroos but ahead on percentage. GWS were struggling to improve on their earlier record in the year, sitting outside the 8 with 8 wins, and struggling to get their best team on the park through injury and suspension, and even seeing their ladder position go from 6th to 10th in the space of a single round due to the performances of teams around them. Adelaide were struggling to replicate a dominant 2017 home and away season, listlessly floating at 11th with a 7-8 record, and the media were proving a strong distraction with constant off-field murmurings. Essendon had recovered from their disastrous start but were still sitting a long way off challenging for a top 8 spot, but maintained a glimmer of hope from their 12th position. Fremantle’s youth and inexperience finally caught up to them as they fell to 13th, although most fans were happy with their 6 win record at that point of the year. The bottom 6 were less content with life, the Saints and Bulldogs both bitterly disappointed with how their years were panning out despite their pre-season hopes. Brisbane had climbed off their winless start to take 3 scalps, lifting them off the bottom of the ladder and even passing Gold Coast on percentage, who had failed to notch a win since round 5. Carlton were stinking up the bottom of the ladder with 1 win and 14 losses, and the worst percentage in the league. After a 4 win season in 2017, Blues fans were justifiably irate, although most other fans hate the Blues and all things told, couldn’t have happened to many nicer clubs.

Final third of the season

Well, there was certainly a lot of moves made in the final straight heading to the finals. Richmond and Carlton stayed book-ending the ladder, and West Coast and Collingwood consolidated their top 4 positions for a 2nd and 3rd place finish respectively. West Coast had seen Naitanui go down with another ACL, and Brownlow fancy Andrew Gaff had ended his year early with a bizarre incident where he shattered Fremantle youngster Andrew Brayshaw’s jaw with an off the ball hit that shocked the AFL. Losing these 2 critical players had many seeing West Coast as being unable to beat the clear dominant side of the year in Richmond, and the injury riddled and over-achieving Collingwood were not seen as likely contenders to defeat the Tigers either. Hawthorn went on a late season tear to snatch a top 4 spot from the Demons and GWS, who both dropped critical games in the last several rounds to allow the Hawks in. The Dees however weren’t upset at a 5th place finish, securing their first finals berth in 12 years (!) with a victory over West Coast in Perth in round 22 which also gave them a handy win over the quality opponent they were looking for as some finals credentials. GWS were less happy though, they had seen themselves drop from 3rd place in round 20 to 7th when the home and away season ended 3 rounds later. They were left to rue an inability to get their best team on the park, exacerbated by key forward Jeremy Cameron nearly turning young Lions defender Harris Andrews into a vegetable for life and missing a number of subsequent key games for the Giants.

Sydney finished 6th spot, unable to secure a top 4 position (even going from 4th in r18 to 9th the next round due to ladder musical chairs), age appearing to catch up with a number of their stars but their strong internal system allowed them to still finish 14-8. Geelong were cursing their inconsistency with an 8th place finish, having set themselves for a top 4 spot in the pre-season. The second best percentage in the league showed a side who could put on dominant victories but was prone to losing close games they shouldn’t.

Outside the top 8, the rest of the league finished their years and looked to move on. The Kangaroos had every reason to aim for a bottom 4 finish but instead sat a win outside the 8 at the end of the year, having done well with a pretty ordinary list, for no apparent benefit other than to make things better to watch for their few fans. Port Adelaide had crashed dramatically, going from 4th position 2/3rds of the way through the season to miss the finals completely. Difficult questions were being asked at the Power how a side could implode so badly at such a critical time in the season. Essendon was a case of too little too late, 12 wins with an ordinary percentage not enough to sneak into the top 8 like it is most years. Adelaide found themselves in the same boat with the same record as the Roos, Port and Essendon, it was a wasted year for the Crows on the back of a high amount of promise from the season before. The Bulldogs and Fremantle finished 13th and 14th with the same record, Fremantle quite happy with an 8 win season in a rebuild and showing a good base of young talent to give fans hope, while the Bulldogs were forced to confront what their real identity might be, after missing the finals for consecutive years after their surprise 2016 premiership. The Lions finished the year happy with themselves with a 5 win season, their exciting style of play winning a number of neutral fans over. The Saints finished 16th with 4 wins and draw, watching what were the similarly paced Demons go on to challenge for the top 4 for most of the year while the Saints sat at the opposite end of the ladder. Gold Coast’s year couldn’t end fast enough, winning only 1 game between round 6 and 23. Both co-captains were traded away from the club at their request and the Suns face 2019 in crisis mode with almost none of the elite expansion club talent left on the list and an inability to play winning football or establish a club identity. Carlton finished the year with 2 wins, a rotten year from a rotten side, more wooden spoons for the wooden spoon throne.

The Finals

The finals series threw some interesting narratives at fans, but the key one was simple: the bloody Tigers are going to go back to back, aren’t they? Richmond stood head and shoulders above every other side through the season and looked to continue that into the finals. In the opening final against the 4th placed Hawthorn, the Tigers easily accounted for the Hawks to run out 5 goal winners. The next night, the up and coming Demons faced off against the highly rated Cats, with Melbourne taking most of the game to secure their ascendency in an inaccurate game which ended with a surprised Geelong in a rare first round finals exit, and the Demon hype train kicking into gear amongst the public.

In Sydney, cross town rivals GWS and the Swans took each other in what ended up being a bit of a flogging, as the Giants made the Swans look every bit as old and tired as naysayers had been whispering about during the season as Sydney’s year ended in a whimper. In Perth, West Coast and Collingwood played out a pulsating game with the Eagles running out late winners. Curiously, not any of the round one finals saw any team kick more goals than behinds.

The semi-finals kicked off with Hawthorn looking to bounce back against the resurgent Melbourne, but the young Demons quickly put the Hawks to bed with a fast starting first quarter lead they never relinquished. The Hawks’ year was ended with a straight sets top 4 exit, and the Demons even spread of young elite talent and Brownlow favourite ruckman Max Gawn saw the media hype explode. The next week they would fly to Perth to face West Coast, where they had beaten the Eagles at their own home ground in consecutive years.

At the MCG, an inaccurate Collingwood battled away against an exhausted GWS, the Magpies running out 10 point winners, having conveniently kicked 10 more behinds than the Giants. Collingwood’s charmed year continued and they were through to a prelim, and the question was always how long they could hold out against their considerable injury list.

The preliminary finals kicked off in Melbourne, with Collingwood staging one of the great football ambushes to brutally seize ascendency from a stunned Richmond outfit, putting the previously impervious Tigers to the sword in a dominant first quarter. The Tigers had no answer for a Collingwood side that refused to adhere to the narrative of the season that everybody else was just here to be beaten by Richmond. Collingwood had slain the giant of 2018 with a career making performance from Mason Cox, and they were through to the Grand Final.

In Perth, West Coast staged an ambush of their own. Privately annoyed at their traditional home ground dominance being repeatedly denied by Melbourne in recent years, the Eagles enacted relentless revenge on the overwhelmed Demons. The Dees found themselves bullied out of the game, unable to put a goal on the board until halfway through the match by which time the Eagles had put on 10 of their own. The fairytale had crashed to a halt and the Eagles imperiously booked their ticket to the Grand Final.

The Grand Final

It was an interesting lead up to the Grand Final. Most of the football public had expected to see at least Richmond in the final game of the year, so seeing Collingwood, a side who nearly sacked their coach a year earlier and had appeared to squander away a premiership winning list over the last 8 years were heading into the Grand Final with a makeshift backline and barely settled forward line, with very little appearing to compliment their elite midfield and ruck.

West Coast for their part, were missing their talismanic ruck Nic Naitanui, a player who had proven to be such an critical X factor for the big West Australian club over his career, as well as Andrew Gaff’s elite midfield output. Without Naitanui and Gaff in the side, West Coast’s midfield looked pedestrian. High performing system defender Brad Sheppard was also missing after doing his hamstring earlier in the finals series, an underrated player who’s strong aerial support would be missed against a Collingwood side with a 7 foot tall key forward. The side had always had high quality key defenders and key forwards, so it was almost a case of watching 2 opposite lists line up against each other.

Unfortunately, most of this fascination was lost on the general public as it also saw 2 of the most utterly insufferable supporter bases going up against each other. In NFL terms, this was like the leadup to the Patriots vs Philadelphia Superbowl, in that everyone wearing either of the clubs colours in the crowd was almost certainly just, the loving worst. Like that Superbowl however, what resulted was an absolute classic.

The game kicked off with the traditional cauldron buzz of the MCG on Grand Final day. Collingwood were sharp early, putting on the first 5 goals of the game for a 29 point lead. West Coast looked shocked and sluggish, but 2 goals before the first quarter siren put the Eagles on the board. The second quarter settled into an arm wrestle with barely a score made by either side for most of the quarter. Collingwood got back out to a 23 point lead before West coast kicked another 2 goals in quick succession to end the quarter.

At half time Collingwood had a 2 goal lead and a more even performance. West Coast’s Luke Shuey had played his heart out to keep his side in the game along with strong showings from key defenders Jeremy McGovern and Tom Barrass, but a number of Eagles star players were having horror games. Collingwood for their part were far for evenly performed, with Taylor Adams grunt work through the middle and Tom Langdon’s driving run and kicking from half back standing out. Mason Cox, the hero a week before, was struggling against West Coast’s elite big men.

The third quarter saw the arm wrestle continue, but West Coast recovered some ground and were able to draw the scores level, off the back of some big performances from players who up to that point had been struggling. Collingwood failed to help themselves when their runner got in the way of play resulting in a West Coast goal. Heading into the final quarter, scores were level.

Fourth quarter, a bunch of poo poo happened, but basically: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETtQTZmXsp4

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snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010

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Azza Bamboo posted:

As for this match: I could see that the pies were conserving their energy in the second quarter to make a push in the endgame, and why wouldn't you after coming out of the first quarter with such a lead? The Eagles just continually spun up their machine throughout the match. With the pies explosive start in the 4th quarter, I have no idea how you stuff that up. It looks like the pies can sprint well but can't quite go the full distance. There was a moment, however, when the Eagles five-points-down scored three consecutive behinds, leading me to wonder if their luck had turned sour or if they were planning on closing the gap one point at a time.

There were a few extra factors at play as well. AFL is a game which usually sees big swings in momentum through a game, as its difficult for most sides to maintain ascendancy across the entire team and the scoring style of goals vs behinds allows teams to make up ground quickly if they are able to make the most of their opportunities.

The spread of a side's talent will also dictate a lot, and the grand final had 2 almost opposite style sides lining up on each other. Collingwood have an elite midfield and ruckman which gave them an advantage through the ground against the Eagles, particularly in the first half where Luke Shuey was almost playing a lone hand through the middle to keep the Eagles in touch against Collingwood. However, Collingwood's offense and defence (forward line and back line) didn't have the same level of quality as the Eagles, particularly when talking about the key position players who are the big marking targets. Collingwood only really had Mason Cox as a marking target who is a guy very young in his career, whereas others like Brody Mihocek, Jaidyn Stephenson and Jordan De Goey are more mid-sized players who use work rate or agility to try and create scoring opportunities. When the Eagles were able to settle and win reliable possession through the game they were able to take a lot of the aerial contest away from Collingwood, and they won the contested marks count handily as a result.

Additionally, a lot of Collingwood's midfield supremacy was often countered by the Eagles key defenders in Jeremy McGovern and Tom Barrass who did an excellent job of stopping a lot of the incoming ball from Collingwood kicks, mainly off the back of them being to outbody the smaller Collingwood forwards to get into best position. Jeremy McGovern is probably the best key defender in the league and despite playing with internal bleeding and suffering cracked ribs during the game was nearly best on ground.

Collingwood's defence at the other end of the ground were very undersized against the Eagles as well, with Tyson Goldsack essentially their only genuine key defender, with Jeremy Howe and Tom Langdon (who had a fantastic game) having to stretch themselves to play against much bigger and taller opponents. It was really telling in the third quarter when the Eagles key forward Jack Darling was finally able to get his head into the game and make the most of his size and strength advantage over the remaining Collingwood defenders with Goldsack having to sit on Josh Kennedy all day.

So with all that it it was still a very even game, so it shows that having a high quality midfield covers a lot of cracks, which is why in the offseason Collingwood addressed their list deficiencies by... adding another high quality midfielder.

Azza Bamboo posted:

I like how opportunistic this game seems to be. While I love American Football's short tactical sprints and Rugby's gruelling war of attrition, this game appears to be completely bonkers and almost built to encourage the players to make bold opportunistic moves.

Yep, the 360 degrees factor comes into play with no offside rule etc, a lot of the time in modern football its like a basketball style of attack with fast breaks to catch the other team out when they haven't structured themselves properly, albeit with 18 players a side instead of 5, and it going back to a neutral ball after a goal is scored instead of possession going to the other team. Sometimes a team's structure will break down and they will look absolutely hopeless for 5-10 minutes and be scored against heavily (if you catch any Demons games this season they are prone to doing this a lot), before they're able to find their rhythm again. One of the key parts to success in the game is about being bold and attacking, but when it gets screwed up the side can look awful as a result. Brisbane spent a while last season trying to get this right so while their results weren't great they were actually a really fun team to watch. There's not really a 'safe' way to play footy, unless you're playing against a hopeless side like Gold Coast or Carlton. Fremantle coach Ross Lyon spent most of his career making his sides play heavily defensively focused football and it was the worst thing to watch, and while he made a few grand finals thankfully he never won any.

Azza Bamboo posted:

It's a good sport to watch and I'm hopeful that my chosen team have something more to them than being my favourite animal. Is there anything I need to know about the Swans?

They're based in Sydney, which is not an AFL region so while they have a fairly solid following of die-hards they don't get the level of support any of the big Melbourne or Western/South Australian clubs get at home. They have an exceptionally stable coaching setup, with their current coach (who coached the Swans to a premiership in 2012) having taken over in an unconventional but successful handover from the previous coach (who coached the Swans to a premiership in 2005, their first in 70+ years). The Swans have barely missed the finals in the last 15 years, they've got a reliable and consistent development system and make the most out of their academy programs which can be a little controversial at times. They probably need some new key defenders coming through this upcoming season but other than that they have a fairly even spread of talent, with some of their young guys (Callum Mills and Isaac Heeney) both possessing proper A-grade talent and at least the latter should be taking the next step establish himself this season.

There's a few season/game highlights videos up on Youtube for Sydney from last season which might be worth watching to get to know the players etc.

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010

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So uh, Maddie Gay is going alright

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Feb 28, 2010

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drunkill posted:

Its always windy at casey and very hot right now, so yeah they might die.

Disappointing outing for carlton, I don't know why davey is being played forward when since last season we've lost Gillespie-Jones and Danielle Hardiman (to North, they both had a good game) and Maddison Gay to Melbourne. What do we do? take the only remaining backline anchor Davey out and put her forward where the ball wasn't getting to her.

I think north will be finalist and probably grand finalists given the list they have, it is a really stacked team.

Not having watched the game it seems to be kind of bizarre that carlton are pissing away having Vescio and Harris

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010

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50m penalties in women's AFL are some kind of bullshit

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010

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Also going through the stats from last years grand final, Collingwood had players with the following first names playing:

Brody
Brodie
Jaidyn
Brayden (x2)
Levi

Truly the most bogan club

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Feb 28, 2010

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Dees are going to lose the game late again imo

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010

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I always believed in you girls!

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010

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Melbourne has just announced Jaguar as a major sponsor this season. It's not Range Rover, but it's close enough.

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010

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Maybe the AFLW would get some more attention from AFL house if they played a game on Nauru every now and again

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Feb 28, 2010

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Solemn Sloth posted:

I think the implementation of the conference system may in fact be the worst administered thing the AFL has ever done

hang on now, you havent seen the latest version of aflx yet

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010

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Champion Data are smoking mega drugs

Putting out stuff like that only makes them look like a joke. You can spin the numbers how you want but if the end result looks like that, then it's pretty obvious you need to change your algorithms

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Feb 28, 2010

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gay picnic defence posted:

I dunno, if you accept that it’s purely looking at raw stats and not stuff like coaching, culture and so on it seems ok.

A lot of it seems pretty far off being reasonable to me

Fremantle have the 2nd worst list, Carlton are 1 spot better.

Brisbane are the 10th best team, and North are the 8th.

The reigning premiers are the 12th best list in the league.

There's not really any stats based arguments I can see for any of those occurring.

E: Richmond had 8 players in the 40 man AA squad but are worse than Essendon

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Feb 28, 2010

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The point is that the way the individual stats are compiled in a way that has its own bias as well. A players statistical value is still subject to a number of assumptions that CD are putting in place. This is why midfielders and high possession players are consistently rated as the best players in the league whereas non-ruck KPP get nothing, particularly key defenders.

Because of the way that CD assigns value to individual players that problem is exacerbated when they do the list ratings, and it's ended up spitting out nonsense like this.

Fremantle won 8 games last year, added 2 high quality key position talents, lost a high performing midfielder, but CD rate them as being the 2nd worst list in the league? That's absolute nonsense to anybody who watched footy last year.

It's not to say there's a simple answer to fix this this but surely at some level when you crunch all your numbers and end up with a list like that, there should be a bit of alarm bells going off internally that CD have got some wrong assumptions in place before they release that to the public.

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Feb 28, 2010

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Lol 23k in the crowd

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Feb 28, 2010

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I think it's been spoken about before but probably the biggest failing of the AFL as far as international markets go is not securing a decent broadcast deal in the US. A tonne of people in the US have fond memories of the game from the 80s but the AFL hasn't capitalised on it and have their games shown on some lovely bolt on cable channel which nobody buys

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Feb 28, 2010

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I think by next year AFLW will average higher crowds than the NRL

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Feb 28, 2010

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Bonnie Toogood is the best name in sports

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Feb 28, 2010

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Between the Brisbane freo game last night and early on in the Dees and roos the girls look like they're kicking it a lot longer this year

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Feb 28, 2010

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Everything Cunningham touches has gone to poo poo so far

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Feb 28, 2010

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Aleisha Newman is so good to watch once she finds space

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Feb 28, 2010

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Well that was a good game aside the 6 f50 free kicks in a row the roos got in the last quarter to the point that the fox commentators were openly complaining about it

We really need a strong marking target as backup to Cunningham

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Feb 28, 2010

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Ah great, Roos play the Crows next week, and a result either way will hurt the demons finals chances. Cool, cool cool.

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Feb 28, 2010

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realbez posted:

Here's a knee-slapper: He's going to rot in prison and then burn in hell lmao

I'm sure the Bolt, Devine, Howard public defense of him will work out just great too

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Feb 28, 2010

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Collingwood women's are choking

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Feb 28, 2010

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Lily Mithen is a Jack Russell in human form

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Feb 28, 2010

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Nutsngum posted:

Richmond, bad?

Checks out

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Feb 28, 2010

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Have the Dees got Johnny Walker as a sponsor on their shorts?

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Feb 28, 2010

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cmndstab posted:

Also I am a dad these days so maybe my humour is also milquetoast low-hanging dad humour, but I generally find Titus pretty funny.

No idea what he's like to listen to live. I just enjoy his tweets. Probably helps that he's a Crows supporter.

He's a Demons supporter, but mainly keeps most of that to his podcast

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Feb 28, 2010

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Why don't we get a stupid superhero top when the bulldogs do?

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Feb 28, 2010

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Apparently those were just their warmup tops? That seems pointless

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Feb 28, 2010

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Dees are going to miss the AFLW finals for a third year in a row despite again having one of the strongest lists

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Feb 28, 2010

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May shouldn't have been offered a week for that bump

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Feb 28, 2010

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Volkerball posted:

For a second I was like oh hey the suns aren't at the bottom! :negative: I check the news rarely enough that I half expect the Suns to have folded each time I look.

Look at it the positives, after both co-captains requested a trade away from the club in the same year, surely you guys can't get any worse!

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I don't see the Dees beating the Crows today.

Prove me wrong girls, prove me wrong!

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Solemn Sloth posted:

At least we aren’t missing by percentage!

The curse is broken!

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Feb 28, 2010

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I think the Dees got Simon Goodwin to come in as a pre game pep talk and he gave the same one he gave the boys before the prelim

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Feb 28, 2010

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Kangaroos really Richmonded that one up

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Feb 28, 2010

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Nutsngum posted:

In positive football news, the kid who egged Fraser "Hitler" Anning in the back of the head is an under 19 at my footclub.

Post congratulatory messages to pass on at next training session here >

A shame it was only an egg and not a brick

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snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010

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Cultural problems at Freo confirmed

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