Recent content by BigFatNorthFan

  1. BigFatNorthFan

    Unpopular AFL Opinions

    Start paying them $300k per season and maybe they'll start acting like idiots more often. They're part-timers getting paid bugger all who need to fit footy in around maintaining a career, study, personal life - probably don't have the time on their hands. Can't remember the last time a player...
  2. BigFatNorthFan

    Boomer saying he'll be the last to play 400 games

    Yeah I'm reading my post now and getting that it doesn't come off as the non-serious quip I intended it to be. You're 100% right. There was another player who reached the 400 game milestone like a couple of weeks before he did, it was never gonna be a smart take. I reckon Pendles or Mundy are...
  3. BigFatNorthFan

    Boomer saying he'll be the last to play 400 games

    In his defence, he didn't know we'd bring in a medical sub rule that lets you have a game without ever stepping on field.
  4. BigFatNorthFan

    Restricted Free Agent Josh Kelly [option to significantly extend current deal]

    Wouldn't call myself worried to be honest - if anything I think us finding a way to get off the bottom would be a great reward for the players and a bit of an eff-you to the doubters, I'm barracking for it. Getting Horne at pick 1 would be great, but pick 1 is no guarantee to have the better...
  5. BigFatNorthFan

    Restricted Free Agent Josh Kelly [option to significantly extend current deal]

    True. Fixtures don't make it seem like there's a lot of wins left on the board for either us or the Hawks, so us getting 2 and them 0 is certainly possible. Can't see doing any better than that and I don't know that we'd be keen to trade pick 2 either.
  6. BigFatNorthFan

    Restricted Free Agent Josh Kelly [option to significantly extend current deal]

    Too early to assume their pick and hypothetical compo pick would be top 10 imo, especially if you're accounting for them being pushed back by Daicos and/or Darcy bids. And having two earlyish picks this year if anything I reckon would make them more keen to spread across multiple years (it's not...
  7. BigFatNorthFan

    Restricted Free Agent Josh Kelly [option to significantly extend current deal]

    I think they'd be after our 2022 first tbh.
  8. BigFatNorthFan

    Analysis State of Modern AFL Commentating

    Broadcasters don't care what fans like, only what they'll tolerate and engage with, and doing it as cheaply as they can to maximise profits. Nothing will change until people start turning off the TV.
  9. BigFatNorthFan

    Are you obliged to follow the same AFLW team as your AFL team?

    Obviously you're not obliged to do anything really but I'd generally say yes unless a) your club doesn't have an AFLW team or b) your club was an AFLW expansion side and you supported a different team beforehand and want to stick with them/support both.
  10. BigFatNorthFan

    Has an AFL decision/policy ever cost your club a potential flag?

    They're both split MCG/Docklands tennants? It's pretty clear that you picked them out as comparisons for that reason? Try comparing vs Melbourne, Richmond etc instead... IMO the Cats much-lauded home ground advantage is over inflated by the fact they essentially only play teams who are a)...
  11. BigFatNorthFan

    Has an AFL decision/policy ever cost your club a potential flag?

    Maybe, but I mean more that if you take out Scarlett/GAJ/Hawkins as free hits for Geelong or Roughead for Hawthorn, probably some other teams win premierships over that period of time.
  12. BigFatNorthFan

    Has an AFL decision/policy ever cost your club a potential flag?

    If you want to get techincal, they cost us eight flags by not letting us merge with Fitzory... ie the flags they'd already won. Would it have meant we won more following that too? No guarantees but I don't think it would've hurt. The Father-Son rule and Priority Picks rules have 'cost' many...
  13. BigFatNorthFan

    Recommitted Harry McKay [re-signed to 2023]

    Just had to be right for once, didn't you d*ckhead
  14. BigFatNorthFan

    Recommitted Harry McKay [re-signed to 2023]

    What is this... regular psychology? Who ever heard of something so ridiculous
  15. BigFatNorthFan

    Recommitted Ben McKay [re-signed until 2023]

    Can't believe I have spent this long debating someone who reckons we have already paid Polec his entire contract but also that we should trade Polec out to clear the funds remaining on his contract (which, again, is $0 according to you). Farewell, and may we both find better things to do at...