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AFL 2022

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Predicted ladder (albeit a day late).

1. Melbourne
2. Brisbane
3. Port
4. W.Bulldogs
5. Geelong
6. Sydney
7. Essendon
8. Richmond

9. GWS
10. St Kilda
11. Fremantle
12. Carlton
13. Hawthorn
14. Adelaide
15. North Melb
16. Gold Coast
17. West Coast
18. Collingwood

Bombers to beat Brisbane in grand final. ;-)
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melbourne
richmond
port
bulldogs
gws
brisbane
carlton
geelong

adelaide
north melbourne
essendon
sydney
saints
freo
collingwood
hawks
west coast
gold coast

melbourne flag again
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As long as the Crows make the top 8 (somehow) ill be happy.

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If you listen to some, the "re-awakened" Carlton mob are already buying GF tickets.
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Big viewing choice for some forumites on Thursday 24th March:

Two suburbs of Melbourne (Footscray and Carlton playing each other @ Marvellous Stadium);

or

Straya versus Japan in a World Cup qualifier @ Stadium Australia Syd.er...ney.

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Con M wrote:
Sat Mar 19, 2022 9:20 am
Big viewing choice for some forumites on Thursday 24th March:

Two suburbs of Melbourne (Footscray and Carlton playing each other @ Marvellous Stadium);

or

Straya versus Japan in a World Cup qualifier @ Stadium Australia Syd.er...ney.
Or watch Get On, Get on SA, Formline, Black Bookers, Key Factors, Playbook to name a few (Sky racing channels). ;-)
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Pitch invasion at the Sydney game and the press love it. If it was a soccer match the press would be claiming it a riot.

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eagleboy wrote:
Sat Mar 26, 2022 2:21 pm
Pitch invasion at the Sydney game and the press love it. If it was a soccer match the press would be claiming it a riot.
And Geelong would have most likely be entitled to get the match replayed. How this can be encouraged in modern times is quite surprising.
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Another AFL crowd disturbance.
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Bomber wrote:
Mon Mar 28, 2022 9:03 am
eagleboy wrote:
Sat Mar 26, 2022 2:21 pm
Pitch invasion at the Sydney game and the press love it. If it was a soccer match the press would be claiming it a riot.
And Geelong would have most likely be entitled to get the match replayed. How this can be encouraged in modern times is quite surprising.
On a lighter note I'm sure Croydon would have loved 20,000 paid spectators invading their pitch at a home game. :grin:

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eagleboy wrote:
Mon Mar 28, 2022 12:41 pm
Bomber wrote:
Mon Mar 28, 2022 9:03 am
eagleboy wrote:
Sat Mar 26, 2022 2:21 pm
Pitch invasion at the Sydney game and the press love it. If it was a soccer match the press would be claiming it a riot.
And Geelong would have most likely be entitled to get the match replayed. How this can be encouraged in modern times is quite surprising.
On a lighter note I'm sure Croydon would have loved 20,000 paid spectators invading their pitch at a home game. :grin:
They would have spilled onto Camden Footy Oval before that could happen ;-) , but for perspective, even if ONE fan ran on to the pitch during the game, we wouldn't hear the end of it.
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Bomber wrote:
Mon Mar 28, 2022 12:50 pm
eagleboy wrote:
Mon Mar 28, 2022 12:41 pm
Bomber wrote:
Mon Mar 28, 2022 9:03 am
eagleboy wrote:
Sat Mar 26, 2022 2:21 pm
Pitch invasion at the Sydney game and the press love it. If it was a soccer match the press would be claiming it a riot.
And Geelong would have most likely be entitled to get the match replayed. How this can be encouraged in modern times is quite surprising.
On a lighter note I'm sure Croydon would have loved 20,000 paid spectators invading their pitch at a home game. :grin:
They would have spilled onto Camden Footy Oval before that could happen ;-) , but for perspective, even if ONE fan ran on to the pitch during the game, we wouldn't hear the end of it.
20000 @ $10 a head. That would be worth the bad publicity. The 1 white coat from each team may have a bit trouble getting them off the ground.

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eagleboy wrote:
Mon Mar 28, 2022 2:00 pm
Bomber wrote:
Mon Mar 28, 2022 12:50 pm
eagleboy wrote:
Mon Mar 28, 2022 12:41 pm
Bomber wrote:
Mon Mar 28, 2022 9:03 am
eagleboy wrote:
Sat Mar 26, 2022 2:21 pm
Pitch invasion at the Sydney game and the press love it. If it was a soccer match the press would be claiming it a riot.
And Geelong would have most likely be entitled to get the match replayed. How this can be encouraged in modern times is quite surprising.
On a lighter note I'm sure Croydon would have loved 20,000 paid spectators invading their pitch at a home game. :grin:
They would have spilled onto Camden Footy Oval before that could happen ;-) , but for perspective, even if ONE fan ran on to the pitch during the game, we wouldn't hear the end of it.
20000 @ $10 a head. That would be worth the bad publicity. The 1 white coat from each team may have a bit trouble getting them off the ground.
Love the term white coat, thems were the days (could sneak a beer and ciggie underneath the coats) ;-)
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Normally I wouldn't get too excited about beating the bottom side - but last night just felt really good!
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eagleboy wrote:
Mon Mar 28, 2022 9:09 am
Another AFL crowd disturbance.

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who wants to play a game???

add a caption for the below photo

"Hey Ken, whats the half time score?"

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MegaBonus wrote:
Fri Apr 08, 2022 10:41 pm
who wants to play a game???

add a caption for the below photo

"Hey Ken, whats the half time score?"

"Ports win/loss record after Carlton next week"


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very clever photo,how some things can come back to bite you
are they doing a Sydney who one year (2017 )lost their first 6 games and still made he finals ?

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Just heard Gil McLachlan has pulled the pin.

Who's next I wonder.
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Bomber wrote:
Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:19 am
Just heard Gil McLachlan has pulled the pin.

Who's next I wonder.
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I'd be happy to do it, but don't think the mainstream AFL followers would like my proposed rule changes.
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Bomber wrote:
Wed Apr 13, 2022 2:38 pm
I'd be happy to do it, but don't think the mainstream AFL followers would like my proposed rule changes.
Bring back the biff?

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Cooper wrote:
Wed Apr 13, 2022 2:51 pm
Bomber wrote:
Wed Apr 13, 2022 2:38 pm
I'd be happy to do it, but don't think the mainstream AFL followers would like my proposed rule changes.
Bring back the biff?
Naturally and would be - Agenda 1, item 1 :D

Then split into two divs with promotion/relegation
Two field umpires only, no microphones
No more score reviews
Minimum kick 20m (from 15m) to have a mark
Less interchange (8 max per quarter each team)
Ditch this stand still on mark stuff
50m penalties for serious infringements only, otherwise 25m (like SANFL)
Ditch the draft - players to go to club of their choice from outset
Women's league to be self-funded

That's enough for week one, will save other stuff for week two (if I still have kept the job) :P
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Bomber wrote:
Wed Apr 13, 2022 3:51 pm
Cooper wrote:
Wed Apr 13, 2022 2:51 pm
Bomber wrote:
Wed Apr 13, 2022 2:38 pm
I'd be happy to do it, but don't think the mainstream AFL followers would like my proposed rule changes.
Bring back the biff?
Naturally and would be - Agenda 1, item 1 :D

Then split into two divs with promotion/relegation
Two field umpires only, no microphones
No more score reviews
Minimum kick 20m (from 15m) to have a mark
Less interchange (8 max per quarter each team)
Ditch this stand still on mark stuff
50m penalties for serious infringements only, otherwise 25m (like SANFL)
Ditch the draft - players to go to club of their choice from outset
Women's league to be self-funded

That's enough for week one, will save other stuff for week two (if I still have kept the job) :P
Haha I agree with most of those I'd let you work a second week

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Then split into two divs with promotion/relegation.....regardless of merits, wont happen! TV broadcaster will want pies V bomber, pies V blues etc etc 2X a year
Two field umpires only, no microphones......dont agree...game is too fast for 2 umpires now
No more score reviews......compromise, like cricket each team get 2 reviews per game
Minimum kick 20m (from 15m) to have a mark.....why?
Less interchange (8 max per quarter each team).....once again why?
Ditch this stand still on mark stuff....agree fully
50m penalties for serious infringements only, otherwise 25m (like SANFL)...agree fully
Ditch the draft - players to go to club of their choice from outset.....not sure about this one....the socialist in me likes the idea that premierships are shared and that dynasties dont usually last for more than 4 years and the capitalist in me suggests let the strongest thrive and the weakest disappear
Women's league to be self-funded......TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!!!
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MegaBonus wrote:
Wed Apr 13, 2022 7:22 pm
Then split into two divs with promotion/relegation.....regardless of merits, wont happen! TV broadcaster will want pies V bomber, pies V blues etc etc 2X a year
Two field umpires only, no microphones......dont agree...game is too fast for 2 umpires now
No more score reviews......compromise, like cricket each team get 2 reviews per game
Minimum kick 20m (from 15m) to have a mark.....why?
Less interchange (8 max per quarter each team).....once again why?
Ditch this stand still on mark stuff....agree fully
50m penalties for serious infringements only, otherwise 25m (like SANFL)...agree fully
Ditch the draft - players to go to club of their choice from outset.....not sure about this one....the socialist in me likes the idea that premierships are shared and that dynasties dont usually last for more than 4 years and the capitalist in me suggests let the strongest thrive and the weakest disappear
Women's league to be self-funded......TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!!!
On the why's.

Too many short kicks (much less than 15m) already are given. To make this a bit easier to judge, have pitch markings where they mow grass in a chequered fashion (20 m chunks)
Score reviews are a joke in most cases anyway (especially the touched calls) - should the odd error occur, so be it - we are all human
You don't think the frequent interchanges disrupt the flow occasionally? Player scores, off he goes. Or, ball/play is near interchange bench, moves are made creating confusing
Two umps are plenty BUT give more power to boundary umps and goal umps to assist those in the middle - will get more consistency in decisions.
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Agree with a few but ditching the draft is a horrible call

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Animosity wrote:
Thu Apr 14, 2022 11:34 am
Agree with a few but ditching the draft is a horrible call
I never have been a fan of rewarding crap teams. The two division proposal would provide alternative incentive, ie NOT to finish lower on the ladder. If you want to even things up a bit, increase the salary cap in the second tier - that would make things interesting. ;-)
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battle of the wooden spoon next week here in Adelaide, hope the powder puffs remember where they put the tarps :lol:

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Rookie wrote:
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battle of the wooden spoon next week here in Adelaide, hope the powder puffs remember where they put the tarps :lol:

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