Analysis AFC SANFL 2019 Thread

Matt27

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The two clubs I love are playing in a Preliminary Final. I grew up with Glenelg and my family were always closely tied to Glenelg. I get to most Glenelg games. But I also love the Crows, and get to as many Crows SANFL games as I can. I went to the Qualifying Final and made a point of going early yesterday. I will be very torn on Sunday, but want to see Glenelg's 33 year drought broken. The club nearly folded a few years ago, and it will be such a big boost to win a flag. But if Adelaide does win on Sunday, my fiancé and I will be there Grand Final day cheering the boys on against Port, and hopefully plenty of others will be too.
 

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I took my kid to a SANFL prelim a few years ago v Sturt. I vowed after that game I’d never expose him to that level of degenerate ferals again.

And I checked with him last night - no way Dad, not going to SANFL finals again to barrack for Crows. He hadn’t forgotten
That was a pretty tame day compared to some of the Crows matches I've been to
 

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The SA Governemnt came on board with THEIR asset and they would have if it was Port and Norwood that went into the AFL, like they did with Port and Adelaide in the AFL

The SANFL wouldn't have been dragged in, the Government would have still had the SMA and have it controlled by SACA and the SANFL

Why would the SA Government give anyone else the ablity to run the SMA and take profit from THEIR asset unless it benefited the sport as a whole in this state not individual clubs, it would be like giving Adelaide Norwood or Port access to the SMA would never ever happen
They would have at the Behest of the SACA, Remember the SACA had a big Voice in the '90s and a request for a revamp of Adelaide oval to cater for 50K would have been accepted.
We are also talking about the early 90's, not 2010's. No SMA full stop, and before the SANFL made a deal with the AFL re all games to be played at Football Park.
 

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They would have at the Behest of the SACA, Remember the SACA had a big Voice in the '90s and a request for a revamp of Adelaide oval to cater for 50K would have been accepted.
We are also talking about the early 90's, not 2010's. No SMA full stop, and before the SANFL made a deal with the AFL re all games to be played at Football Park.
The SACA have always been broke

The government was the only way Adelaide were going to have a decent stadium.

The government are fully aware both Adelaide and Port are in complete control of the AFL with the AFL having control over both clubs boards

They would never give their asset to either club to control because of this
 

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The SACA have always been broke

The government was the only way Adelaide were going to have a decent stadium.

The government are fully aware both Adelaide and Port are in complete control of the AFL with the AFL having control over both clubs boards

They would never give their asset to either club to control because of this
Last post on the subject. Marty we are talking about the 1990s ask a few questions, and you will find out the SANFL were forced to act and act quickly to maintain control.
 

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I took my kid to a SANFL prelim a few years ago v Sturt. I vowed after that game I’d never expose him to that level of degenerate ferals again.

And I checked with him last night - no way Dad, not going to SANFL finals again to barrack for Crows. He hadn’t forgotten
The hypocrisy of the No AFL in the SANFL parrots astounds me. They mock the '4000 at every game' statement Trigg/Chapman made (which, frankly, does deserve derision as that was never going to happen), but then any Crows supporter that attends matches (often in addition to their own SANFL side's match) is subjected to the vitriol and abuse you experienced. So people don't go (because they don't want to spend 2 hours being abused by feral No AFL in the SANFL parrots), and then the parrots return to mocking the 4000 at every game statement.

Mind you it was only 10 or so years ago these same parrots would often question whether Centrals and the Eagles had a place in the SANFL (and you still have morons like Graham Cornes that question the validity of Centrals premierships in the 2000's). There's always been an element in the SANFL that bully and vilify the most recent entrants into the competition, and now they're actually causing some decent damage to the league.
 

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The hypocrisy of the No AFL in the SANFL parrots astounds me. They mock the '4000 at every game' statement Trigg/Chapman made (which, frankly, does deserve derision as that was never going to happen), but then any Crows supporter that attends matches (often in addition to their own SANFL side's match) is subjected to the vitriol and abuse you experienced. So people don't go (because they don't want to spend 2 hours being abused by feral No AFL in the SANFL parrots), and then the parrots return to mocking the 4000 at every game statement.

Mind you it was only 10 or so years ago these same parrots would often question whether Centrals and the Eagles had a place in the SANFL (and you still have morons like Graham Cornes that question the validity of Centrals premierships in the 2000's). There's always been an element in the SANFL that bully and vilify the most recent entrants into the competition, and now they're actually causing some decent damage to the league.
I go to about five or six SANFL games a year.

It is always salty grumpy old guys who give out the abuse when they see my Crows hat.

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Watched the win vs Norwood on 7plus, lots to like.

Fingers crossed our SANFL team is awful next year due to the best kids playing AFL instead.

Is it wrong to think Hamill and Sholl could be the new Goodwin and Edwards, starting out on the HBF and eventually moving into midfield?

Jones - lacks the strength for his eventual role of inside mid who wins contests and bursts clear. Should play 22 games next year on a half forward flank.

McHenry - has time in congestion and doesn't waste a possession, that's his elite trait IMO. Should play 22 games next year on a half forward flank.

McAdam - nice to see him elevate from 2-3 AFL quality moments to 10+ AFL quality moments. Should play 22 games next year on a half forward flank.

Hamill - competes, runs, uses the ball thoughtfully. Should play at least 10 games next year but could easily become a regular.

Sholl - footy IQ and skills. Should play at least 10 games next year but could easily become a regular.

Himmelberg - fantastic hands and knock-ons, good footy IQ, not strong enough to hold contested marks. Was much better than 7 possessions would indicate. With a huge off season like ROB had this year he should be aiming to become a regular.

Poholke - needs to nail down a midfield spot next year and I don't see it unless we do something drastic like trade both Crouches. Would love to see a huge off season to at least apply serious pressure.

Gallucci - 16 possessions, 0 tackles. Uses the ball neatly but not doing enough to command a place. This pre season he either elevates his defensive energy to match his ball use and demands a half forward role, or starts thinking about his next opportunity.

Butts - SANFL development year so early days. I don't see him as an AFL option in the next year unless we are going full rebuild.

Hunter - not as bad as I expected from this thread. Ruck backup in case everyone else gets injured.
 

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I took my kid to a SANFL prelim a few years ago v Sturt. I vowed after that game I’d never expose him to that level of degenerate ferals again.

And I checked with him last night - no way Dad, not going to SANFL finals again to barrack for Crows. He hadn’t forgotten
Haha... yes, I have stood next to the Sturt cheer squad before. Absolutely feral.
 

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So why post on this thread? What point are you trying to make?
I enjoy watching our kids run around and play good footy, indeed I enjoy it when they win most of the time. I'm just not as emotionally involved like I am with Sturt.

I actually hope to be celebrating my grassroots club GF victory.
 

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So Davis for Press. I would like Hutcheson in as he’s been the regular with Merrett this year but Boyle, Seymour, Merrett and Matthews were all good so there’s your four
 

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Watched the win vs Norwood on 7plus, lots to like.

Fingers crossed our SANFL team is awful next year due to the best kids playing AFL instead.

Is it wrong to think Hamill and Sholl could be the new Goodwin and Edwards, starting out on the HBF and eventually moving into midfield?

Jones - lacks the strength for his eventual role of inside mid who wins contests and bursts clear. Should play 22 games next year on a half forward flank.

McHenry - has time in congestion and doesn't waste a possession, that's his elite trait IMO. Should play 22 games next year on a half forward flank.

McAdam - nice to see him elevate from 2-3 AFL quality moments to 10+ AFL quality moments. Should play 22 games next year on a half forward flank.

Hamill - competes, runs, uses the ball thoughtfully. Should play at least 10 games next year but could easily become a regular.

Sholl - footy IQ and skills. Should play at least 10 games next year but could easily become a regular.

Himmelberg - fantastic hands and knock-ons, good footy IQ, not strong enough to hold contested marks. Was much better than 7 possessions would indicate. With a huge off season like ROB had this year he should be aiming to become a regular.

Poholke - needs to nail down a midfield spot next year and I don't see it unless we do something drastic like trade both Crouches. Would love to see a huge off season to at least apply serious pressure.

Gallucci - 16 possessions, 0 tackles. Uses the ball neatly but not doing enough to command a place. This pre season he either elevates his defensive energy to match his ball use and demands a half forward role, or starts thinking about his next opportunity.

Butts - SANFL development year so early days. I don't see him as an AFL option in the next year unless we are going full rebuild.

Hunter - not as bad as I expected from this thread. Ruck backup in case everyone else gets injured.
He’s always played best when he’s been the number one ruck. But Rob has always had that so he hasn’t had that much opportunity as main ruck
 

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