Being a Michigan fan is tough, especially if you live in Australia like us when the games are on at 3 in the morning.
We're the only blueblood (not going to bother counting Nebraska) that recruits at the 3 or low 4stars level yet have expectations for 5 stars performances. So this year has been...
You blaming Michigan for B10 being woeful bar one other teams?
Penn State got every advantage including the biggest freebie yet the take is still get the bad take.
BTW embarrassing is on the other side of the sideline if you want to look up the stats.
So let’s look at a world with no compo for free agents.
UFA - player decides which deal to accept. Clubs have no say. Not much different to today really.
RFA - using this McKay example.
ESS: we’ll give $750k for McKay who is keen.
NM: decides whether to match (forces trade) or accept the $750k...
So the AFL’s justification for free agency is to stop the larger teams from raiding the smaller or weaker teams of all their good players.
Hmmm let’s just use a few examples over the years:
McKay - poor club dares the player to leave to a powerhouse as the reward of an A+ pick far outweighs the...
Only thing I can think of is the Hawks already have a billion very similar players, either smallish big bodied or one pace - Newk, Day, Nash, Worpedo already there with Ward, Mckenzie and MacDonald trying to get time in there.
Also remember with jettisoning off Jaegar and Mitchell, they aren't...
I'm one of the those five minute Youtube clip warriors but the vibe I get from that and the opinions on here is Jack Lukocius.
Tall, rangy bastard with elite footskills that isn't an imposing beast.
Phil and the like can confirm/verify how off the mark I am.
Bulldogs getting Jamarra, dees ending up with Mac Andrew, etc is as bad as it gets.
Personally why I hate the NGA is that it’s an avenue to be rorted and not sure it serves it’s intended purpose (I.e. how many of these kids will be lost to footy if not for the academy?)