The SANFL are looking at an 8 team comp. That means no SANFL for our developing players. What do they do?
1.Nothing? Just train?
2.Scratch matches against the Cows and whoever else is in the same boat (subject to interstate travel restrictions)?
3. Join the VFL for one year?
4. Join the amateur...
It seems likely clubs will be required to take limited players to their hubs- probably 30 to 32 players.
There are plenty of certainties:
Jonas, Powell-Pepper, Burton, Marshall, Houston, Motlop, Ebert, Hartlett, Gray, Boak, Rockliff, Amon, Wines, Clurey, Butters, Georgiades, Rozee, Duursma...
Three hubs of 6 teams won’t work or at least wont work well. That gets you 5 games with teams then having to swap hubs. Inevitably, when Hub II starts, whatever way you do the draw, teams will have already played others in their hub. Hub I works for 5 games, but Hub II doesn’t.
You are better...
I’ve looked at the AFL Competition regulations to see what happens if the season is called off. I found this:
Dr. William. C. McClelland Trophy Name & Award
The name of the perpetual trophy to be awarded to the Club that finishes in first position on Final Premiership Ladder at the...
Got my copy of the 2020 CD Prospectus today. A couple of observations pertinent to Port-
Port were the best side when it came to forward half differential
Port had equal best clearance differential at around the ground stoppages
Port had the best clearance differential at centre bounces
Sad news for the club with the passing of Mark Griffin QC who has lead our Tribunal team for most of the period since lawyers were allowed into the AFL Tribunal in 2005.
The club will mark his passing by wearing black armbands in R2 v Adelaide (the Prison Bar Showdown). Marks’s son, Matthew...
Us shopping Dougal when our recruiters told us at the Member's Convention that there are few key position players coming through the system can mean one of two things-
1. We have another key defender/swingman we are likely to get; or
2. We think Clurey, Jonas, Watts, Burton, Westhoff, Lienert...
State what your club needs to do with (a) it’s first pick and (b) what its main needs are from the rest of the draft.
First Pick- #10 Speedy Midfielder or Forward/Midfielder
Later Picks- Small Forward, Key Position Player
Surprised there’s no thread for Cam. Watched where the game was won (3rd quarter) v Essendon and it was Sutcliffe and Rozee who stood out.
Now I know that as far as footballers go, he’s about as fashionable and sexy as your oldest undies, but in a team whose greatest weakness is kicking inside...
Have I got this right?
We currently have 35 + 2 rookies (Lienert, Ladhams) and have committed to re re-rookieing Hewett. Meaning we will have:
Rookie #27 (Hewett)
Category B (hopefully)
If so, Mods, let's have a thread for the...
We've lost Polec and Wingard. New rules mean 2 out of 6 midfielders have to start on the wings and the kick in can go much further down the field if done correctly. I could see McKenzie or Lienert launching it to the wings under the new rules.
So, who should play on the wings in 2019? You have...
Port’s season ended for me when McGovern took an uncontested Mark inside 50 with seconds to go. I didn’t watch Collingwood- had a lunch that I would’ve moved if... The final flurry of false hope may still occur but this season is now out of our hands and dead.
So what went wrong? Everything...
3 reasons not to watch the game on 7 this Sunday-
1. An almost 3 hour delay
2. Biased reporting of the SPP incident- whatever the outcome
3. Elspeth Hussey
The only valid protest of these things is to hit em where it hurts- ratings. After all, that's all they care about.
So watch it on Fox...
This may be oversimplistic, but if we had have beaten Geelong last year, we would have finished second.
If Dixon had heard the call of "10 secs" from the ump and kicked the goal, we probably get to a GF. The way our year ended and when it ended, really hid how close we were to a top 2 finish...
We added 5 left footers to our list (McKenzie, Farrell, Garner, Barry and Thomas) and now have 13
- the new 5
This would have to be a record for us and among the most in any squad.
At the time of this poll we have Ryder, Frampton and Ladhams* as our real ruckmen with possible support from Westhoff, Howard, Dixon and Watts.
Opinion seems divided as to whether this is all that we need in the Post-Richmond (use Grigg or Rioli) era, with some suggesting a "break-glass"...
It's clear our forward set up last year was the main line that let us down in 2017. We were great for locking the ball in, we had plenty of forward entries but we didn't convert our Inside 50s. Our accuracy was average too.
We have aggressively recruited to bolster the forward line. Motlop...
I am sick of opening a thread and reading pages and pages of people posting that (a) Ken can't coach, (b) our players are lost causes, (c) the club is doomed until major changes are made and (d) we don't develop players like everyone else.
This club lies on the cusp of a flag. Until 25 seconds...