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WD Roo

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Dec 18, 2018
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Has a twin ever played in the same side as the other in AFL?
AFL Record Season (Guide) 2019 lists 21 sets of twins who have played in the VFL/AFL:

Paul and Simon Atkins
Mitchell and Nathan Brown
Bert and Ivor Clay
David and Donald Cockatoo-Collins
Fred and Keith Cook
Matthew and Steven Febey
Ian and Keith Fleming
Dave and Doug Gillespie
Alex and Harold Hanton
Michael and Nigel Kol
Jake and Kade Kolodjashnij
Chris and Frank Laird
George and Teddy Lockwood
Nathan and Ryan Lonie
Alistair and Stewart Lord
Ed and Nick Lower
Charlie and Wally Naismith
Michael and Stephen Richardson
Brad and Chris Scott
Adam and Troy Selwood
Darryl and Shane Wakelin

Ben and Harry McKay are not named, but should be, so that makes 22 sets of twins (to play VFL/AFL football).

Among current players, (one you'll like, Saintly!) the Western Bulldogs' Will Hayes (son of David Hayes) has a twin brother.
Reece Conca has a twin sister.
This from an old board a couple of years ago that might help the discussion
 

big_e

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Might be worth a read:

The job of the AFL is not to run a fair and equitable competition, it's to make as much money as possible. If they have to turn a blind eye to a few things (with a scapegoat every half decade or so to make it look like they are taking action), then they'll happily do so.
 

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koshari

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Mar 24, 2011
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Where is all the hate and vitriol for Carlton making a rushed decision on Teague as their coach? Barrett the little germ was quick to sink the slipper into the NMFC when we chose Shaw. I detest that human
He was also pretty quick to jump on the teague train.
 

Psicosis

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May 7, 2012
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Some interesting content in there, few things I found interesting:

- Campbell will be at the club next year due to his leadership
- Blakey loves McKay
- Ford & Xerri are close to playing 1s

The most pleasing thing is the language around them coaching for the long term. Embedding the way they want to play next year and beyond into the youngsters. No short cuts. Huge emphasis on education and development. Sounds like Noble is very highly respected.
 

FlyHigh18

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The job of the AFL is not to run a fair and equitable competition, it's to make as much money as possible. If they have to turn a blind eye to a few things (with a scapegoat every half decade or so to make it look like they are taking action), then they'll happily do so.
“The AFL is the peak body responsible for managing and administering Australian rules football. Its mission is to actively support all levels of football from juniors to the elite level. Operating as a non-profit organisation, it distributes the great proportion of its operating surplus – after administration and game development costs – to its constituent clubs”
 

The Anvil

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“The AFL is the peak body responsible for managing and administering Australian rules football. Its mission is to actively support all levels of football from juniors to the elite level. Operating as a non-profit organisation, it distributes the great proportion of its operating surplus – after administration and game development costs – to its constituent clubs”
As someone involved in junior footy, the AFL do sweet FA to assist the junior clubs.


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Hazey1977

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As someone involved in junior footy, the AFL do sweet FA to assist the junior clubs.


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And actively trying to destroy clubs, for example by forced mergers based on expected population growth....

It would be interesting to see what independent admin above the AFL, overseeing all levels looked like. Similar to the FA in the UK.

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WD Roo

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B4Bear

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Do people remember why he was booed in the first place?
He was an uppity black man that was made Australian of the Year and said some thing that outraged the Murdoch Media.

The excuse became that he was a dirty player who set out to injure people intentionally; but that was just the excuse.

After that it became a free for all for two years before he retired.
 

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