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  1. Rimmer

    Hoping the soft cap is temporary and Leppa and others return in 2022

    Apparently, the soft cap on staff is not like the hard cap on teams. You can still have more staff just that the AFL will tax clubs if they do (something financially successful clubs like Collingwood and Hawthorn have put up with for years and something which has only recently been relevant...
  2. Rimmer

    Totally impressed with South Aussies

    Tongue in cheek on a serious topic. The SA government went into overdrive to make sure they did not have the same balz up we had here in Victoria and I salute them. But what really impressed me was how South Australians emptied all the bottle shops in around 12 hours. Forget the rush to the...
  3. Rimmer

    New Marlboro tobacco advert on SEN?

    I am hearing the old 'Marlboro country' theme from the Magnificent Seven played with the only comment being at the end with 'You know what to do!' I mean maybe it means something else but I am old enough to remember when tobacco advertising was allowed and that theme is imbedded in my memory...
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    I kinda think we are ok, whatever happens it seems to lead to a West Coast/Richmond grand final

    Collingwood has just given Adelaide a touch up and Geelong has let us down badly losing by a point to Brisbane. Second is pretty much impossible now. Its possible we play Geelong in the first final and they thoroughly deserve not having a home final after their pathetic efforts in the past 7...
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    2017 Premiership 22 compared to improving 2019 best 22

    We are nearing full strength after a wretched year of injuries and its happening just in time. As I watched our team consolidating I wondered how it would compare to our recent most successful team. 2017 Premiership 22 B: Rance, Astbury, Grimes HB: Houli, McIntosh, B. Ellis C: Prestia...
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    Remember 'Alex Rance moments'? Enter Noah Balta

    Superb athlete yet flawed genius when Alex Rance was learning his trade he tended to have the odd brain fart leaving us bemused. Dimma used to joke about Alex Rance moments in his press conferences. He turned into the best backman of our generation. I am glad Noah Balta is getting a good...
  7. Rimmer

    Are some teams more effected than others with the runner restrictions?

    We are 5 games in and I heard in the 45 games there have been 23 favourites winning and 22 upsets. Are some clubs more affected than others by runner restrictions. Coaches messages and feedback from those watching the game from off the field no longer gets to players as quickly. In the...
  8. Rimmer

    Cheering for the Interstate clubs in the last 3 rounds

    Usually I am all for the Victorian clubs to dominate positions in the 8, better one of us than one of those outsiders who have invaded our VFL, but this year I have come to the conclusion the more interstate clubs in the finals the better. Consider ... we will finish on top, it gives us...
  9. Rimmer

    The what if's

    You guys are showing heaps, it must be encouraging to see how the kids are coming along. The what if's, Yeo and Doherty are All Australian calibre, Polec would get a game and be an important player at any side, Longer would still be likely on the senior list and Karnezis well we will never...
  10. Rimmer

    Ladder Predictor to play with

    Sick of waiting for the AFL site to do their predictor, they must have lost the ladder sponsorship because they had this up after a few rounds in 2017. Not my work, much thanks to Max Barry. https://predictor.squiggle.com.au/
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    Climate change affects Hawthorn and Collingwood memberships

    Both heavyweight clubs have been recalcitrant about updating their membership numbers for 2018. A 'reliable source' indicated that inconsistent weather brought on by climate change has decimated the hamster population in Australia which has greatly affected membership renewals for both clubs...
  12. Rimmer

    Like the Dogs at the start of 2017 we don't seem to be in the discussion

    It's weird, all the media is on what different clubs can do to be successful in 2018 but we seem to be out of the loop. Nobody is talking us down but its like we are at the top of the mountain so lets not talk about them lets talk about what everyone else can do to get to the top. I admit I...
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    Flashback to the foundation chat of the 2017 success

    Just nice to revisit this one and listen to Dimma's positivity when we were all feeling a little low.
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    Premier Victory pack out 11 Jan 2018

    Just picked mine up at JB Hi Fi with a 20% discount. Now if they would just bring out the Tiger-Thon box set, was way too much for my Foxtel unit to record. Also 2 weeks back i got a carton of the premiership beer from my local bottlo, after the initial rush people stopped asking he said. No...
  15. Rimmer

    Premierships open to fastest best tackling side in 2018 ... or Hocking the key!

    Dogs and Tigers have won the last 2 premierships by overwhelming their opposition with relentless pressure. Beating sides which technically are better equipped with highly skilled players but unable to handle the extreme pressure of multiple players hunting in packs to tackle and force...
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    Balmy said the constant trade period speculation unhelpful

    https://www.sen.com.au/news/2017/10/13/i-don-t-find-it-at-all-helpful-balme-whacks-trade-period/ Note his last comment. The two-time premiership player says the Tigers are "working hard behind the scenes" to bring in reinforcements to Punt Road. Sounds like we are working on something ...
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    Faster, Higher, Stronger, whats the next evolution after Dogs/Tigers revivals

    In 2016 I remember much being made of Hawthorn shutting down Nat Fyfe with their ferocious pressure, clips showed 3 Hawthorn players mugging Fyfe every time he touched the ball. Now the Bulldogs followed by Richmond have made this an art form. Every time any opponent touches the ball they are...
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    We fly as one, except when we dont, Lever uninvited to B&F?

    3.20 in What is your favourite team .... Adelaide .... no ....
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    Our short running forward line interestingly contrasted by our giant backs

    Tiger Talls all in the backline ... just an interesting observation We likely have the tallest backline in the AFL with 5 regulars over 192 cm ... Astbury 195 Rance 194 Grimes 193 McIntosh 192 Broad 192 We have one forward over 190 in Jack at 195, and, The other active late season...
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    We should just go to the draft, I see no potential trades we actually need ...

    I can't see anyone we need. We have a special game style and we can continue to improve on it. An extra tall as insurance as a forward ruck but otherwise we are still going to be very competitive in 2018. It is an opportunity to consolidate, maybe tweak a few contracts perhaps adding a year...