No Opposition Supporters 2019 General AFL Discussion

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Big Blood

All Australian
Jun 27, 2010
940
1,470
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Sturt
Cripps was awesome.

But they do have deep talent right across the board. I mean so they should after umpteen top ten draft picks. Walsh, Weitering, C. Curnow, Kruezer, Murphy, McGovern. Maybe Bolton will end up as the Brendan McCartney, shaping a team that goes on to win a flag.

I hate the Ablett booing too. Vindictive. There's enough bad behaviour outside footy, why bring it inside the ground?
 

ScrewInStuds

Club Legend
Mar 24, 2013
1,201
2,515
AFL Club
Sydney
Cripps was awesome.

But they do have deep talent right across the board. I mean so they should after umpteen top ten draft picks. Walsh, Weitering, C. Curnow, Kruezer, Murphy, McGovern. Maybe Bolton will end up as the Brendan McCartney, shaping a team that goes on to win a flag.

I hate the Ablett booing too. Vindictive. There's enough bad behaviour outside footy, why bring it inside the ground?
I save all of my booing for umpires.
 

lazy77

Rookie
Sep 29, 2018
22
38
AFL Club
Sydney
Why is booing so controversial all of a sudden? Are AFL people so insular that they don't realise that it happens in every sport and there's really nothing wrong with it? WTF? I should feel sorry for some millionaire religious fanatic because he can't handle a few boos from the crowd??? Get real
 
Last edited:

Bloodied52

Premium Platinum
May 24, 2017
6,414
6,258
Old South Grandstand
AFL Club
Sydney
Eddie McGuire, Dwayne Russell and David King are out and out barracking for the Blues to beat Brisbane.
Was in the car listening to SEN, Whately, Del Santo and Murphy were appalling in their cheering on of the VFL team. At one stage in Q4, Cripps runs over 20 metres without bouncing and kicks a vital goal. They acknowledged the umpire error but just laughed. McStay pushed in the back in the goal square and what they said was a clear Brisbane mark close to goal not paid. All within the first 5 minutes. They again saw it as humurous.

The fairy tale was clearly in and Gil gets the result he wants. Those umps should not be doing country footy next week - respect country footy too much.

I cannot believe the Fox commentators could have been more biased than SEN. It was an unlistenable disgrace.
 

caesar88

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 26, 2016
12,676
12,913
AFL Club
Sydney
Why is booing so controversial all of a sudden? Are AFL people so insular that they don't realise that it happens in every sport and there's really nothing wrong with it? WTF? I should feel sorry for some millionaire religious fanatic because he can't handle a few boos from the crowd??? Get real
I’ve never liked booing in any sporting arena.

I don’t like GAJ but ffs let the blokes play footy
 

scaryness

Moderator
Oct 19, 2008
11,558
13,678
Melbourne
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Dallas Cowboys/Trail Blazers
Eddie McGuire, Dwayne Russell and David King are out and out barracking for the Blues to beat Brisbane.
Well its fox footy and they have always been about their own self-interest to create hype and media narratives for all their shows for the week rather than the actual footy.

They were barracking for Carlton because now they can spend all week about how Carlton are turning it around with a new coach and that next year they will be finals contenders. Brisbane win its 18th loses again, big shock.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Tedeski

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 2, 2006
14,905
15,925
Melbourne
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Sunnybrook Farm
Nearly half time, perfect conditions in Adelaide, 24 to 21.
Yep, more proof that 6 6 6 & new rule changes to "improve" the game are just guesses.
 

S120

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 19, 2011
9,279
9,015
Sydney
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Wallabies
I'd go with Betts as the best small forward I've seen play. I'd take him over Milne or Phil Matera any day of the week.

I can't think of many older era small forwards who would definitively be ranked ahead of him either.
 

mtooler

Premiership Player
Feb 5, 2012
3,445
3,313
AFL Club
Sydney
He has longevity over Cyril Rioli, Matera was pretty decent though, more of a lead up player than Betts. Both great.
 

S120

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 19, 2011
9,279
9,015
Sydney
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Wallabies
I hadn't considered Breust and Rioli. Of them and Betts, I'd say Rioli was the best player (in terms of who you'd pick first in a school yard) but longevity still makes me side with Betts in terms of ranking the best small forwards of all time.

I also think what plays in Betts' favour is that he had to do it poorer teams than Breust and Rioli. Playing small forward in bad or just OK teams is bloody difficult, whereas the other two were playing in one of the best teams of the last 50 years. Not detracting from them, but I think it's a point to Betts there.
 
Top Bottom