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Lazza16

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He seemed to love posting. Always on to anything.

Sometimes the online world looks a whole lot bigger than what it is. It should be fun.

Hopefully a rest and some perspective will do the trick. Overall I enjoy his comments .
It will do him good....enjoy post BF
 

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It is negligence if they lf Puck play again.
It's gonna be such a sad story either way Pucovski decides to pursue his life with this situation IMO, either he continues playing professional cricket and keeps getting concussion-like symptoms and (god forbid) experiences significant brain & mental health problems later on in life, or he retires at a young age and becomes one of biggest "what ifs" in Australian Cricket folklore in history forever while still possibly having moderate (but not significant) brain or mental health problems later on in life (given his past history of concussions already).
 

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I think he's already too old to be considered as a next generation opener. Wish Renshaw had of come on after he got a chance. If Pucovski overcomes his concussion symptoms, he'll take the openers spot opposite Warner, but we still need to replace Warner in the next couple of years.
Pucovski unfortunately needs to learn how to duck and weave before he is let anywhere near first class cricket again, let alone Test cricket. Wearing a helmet cannot be allowed to become a substitute for good technique.
 

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BangyBangy

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It is negligence if they lf Puck play again.
It's gonna be such a sad story either way Pucovski decides to pursue his life with this situation IMO, either he continues playing professional cricket and keeps getting concussion-like symptoms and (god forbid) experiences significant brain & mental health problems later on in life, or he retires at a young age and becomes one of biggest "what ifs" in Australian Cricket folklore in history forever while still possibly having moderate (but not significant) brain or mental health problems later on in life (given his past history of concussions already).
Pucovski unfortunately needs to learn how to duck and weave before he is let anywhere near first class cricket again, let alone Test cricket. Wearing a helmet cannot be allowed to become a substitute for good technique.

I see, thats a shame. As I said in one of my previous posts, haven't followed shield cricket for a while now so don't have any insight as to where Pucovski is at.
 

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I really hope Khawaja's cards aren't marked already, really like watching him play. As a South Australian I'm stoked both Head and Carey made the team though. Uzzy to open in the place of Harris next game for me.
Ever since his debut, Khawaja has been one of my favourite players to just sit and watch. There's something so pure about his technique to my untrained eye. He just seemed like the perfect #3, unstressed and technically astute.

Unfortunately it turned out he can't play spin to save himself. :(
 

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Great work late yesterday afternoon by Ryan Lester and Harris Andrews running a coaching session for the juniors at Yeronga Devils, I took my grandson down and he loved it.

On the current theme of discussion, Harris was a couple of minutes late, profusely apologised, said he was stuck in cricket traffic, didn't say if he was at the cricket or just driving past, BTW how good was the counter attack by Travis Head, secured his spot for the series and probably once and for all ended Usman's test career in the process.
 

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For those that don't want to open an account at The Age
below the important bit about the Lions from the article
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The Brisbane Lions, who have recovered strongly from a fiscally fraught position and made a profit to $3 million this year, are expected to receive about the same as they did in 2021.
 

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Best AFL game of 2021 vote on AFL site
Lions nominated for 3 of 13 games
Two games lost by 1 point being Cats round 2 and then the Dogs final. The 1 point win over the Pies in round 3.
At present the Lions v Dogs final leading with 32% closely followed by Demons v Cats round 23 clash with 29%
Next best 9% so a 2 horse race at present

 

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Reckon the poll should include our game vs WCE in round 23 as well! Chasing that percentage was one of the most exciting/stressful regular season games I can remember
Yeah I was disappointed not to see it in there.
It would have got my vote.
 

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Reckon the poll should include our game vs WCE in round 23 as well! Chasing that percentage was one of the most exciting/stressful regular season games I can remember
That game was very exciting for us Lions fans. The win gave us that double chance and theoretically making it harder for the Dogs
However i imagine that game v Eagles sits well outside being rated in the best 13 games of the season for most AFL fans
 

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I reckon this poll was collated by someone who simply went and got a list of the closest games of the season. You can have games decided by 6 goals that are absolute classics. The 2011 Grand Final is one that immediately springs to mind for me. I'd even have this year's Grand Final up there, simply for the sheer quality of the contest for 2 and a half quarters and then the epic theatre of the final 40 minutes.

Surely you cannot say the Grand Final was not a better game than the North v Giants draw.

I'd also consider:

St Kilda 102 v 82 West Coast (Round 4)
Richmond 77 v Western Bulldogs 55 (Round 7)
Essendon 107 v Carlton 123 (Round 7)
Richmond 63 v Geelong 126 (Round 8)
Western Bulldogs 107 v Carlton 91 (Round 8)
Richmond 87 v Giants 83 (Round 9)
Port Adelaide 77 v Western Bulldogs 96 (Round 9)
Brisbane 102 v Richmond 74 (Round 10)
West Coast 71 v Essendon 87 (Round 11)
Melbourne 97 v Brisbane 75 (Round 12)
Essendon 84 v Richmond 123 (Round 12)
Port Adelaide 91 v Geelong 112 (Round 13)
Port Adelaide 81 v Sydney 71 (Round 15)
Essendon 102 v Sydney 109 (Round 20)
Geelong 65 v Giants 84 (Round 21)
Brisbane 125 v West Coast 87 (Round 23)

Now, I'm not saying any of those games are better than whichever one ends up winning the poll (for what it's worth I voted for the West Coast v Richmond game, and Adelaide v Melbourne would have been my #2 pick). All I'm trying to demonstrate is that you can have matches of exceptional quality where the final margin doesn't necessarily indicate that.
 
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I am sure we could all add to this list from todays AFL site
Stephen May comes to mind for me


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Metricon Stadium was an injury graveyard for the Lions in 2021, so they'd love a clean bill of health any time they play on the Suns' home turf next season. Cam Rayner ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament at the ground during the pre-season, and then Eric Hipwood did likewise in a re-arranged game against St Kilda in round 17. Daniel Rich suffered a similar fate at the ground way back in 2014. Some Lions fans think the venue is cursed for their club. – Michael Whiting
 

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It's just a crap ground in general really. I honestly think the surface wasn't the worst (Docklands wins that award); it still hasn't recovered right after the Commonwealth Games - but the stadium itself is just horrid. The roof does 8/10ths of bugger all for afternoon games since you sit facing direct sunlight for most of the game, and the logistics of getting to and from the place are just idiotic. The closest train station still needs a bus shuttle to connect to unless you want to walk in the gutter of the roads between. They didn't even bother servicing the place with the light rail for the local patrons either - there's nothing that remotely goes close to the stadium from the GCLR.
 

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It's just a crap ground in general really. I honestly think the surface wasn't the worst (Docklands wins that award); it still hasn't recovered right after the Commonwealth Games - but the stadium itself is just horrid. The roof does 8/10ths of bugger all for afternoon games since you sit facing direct sunlight for most of the game, and the logistics of getting to and from the place are just idiotic. The closest train station still needs a bus shuttle to connect to unless you want to walk in the gutter of the roads between. They didn't even bother servicing the place with the light rail for the local patrons either - there's nothing that remotely goes close to the stadium from the GCLR.

The plans for the Olympics look really promising at least. Massive extensions to public transport.

Won't stop it smelling like a swamp though.
 

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Below table from SEN article. Free kick count for & against 2017 to 2021
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ClubForAgainstDifferential
Collingwood21631860303
Western Bulldogs21851891294
North Melbourne20951907188
Adelaide20891933156
West Coast (Premiers 2018)21371992145
Brisbane2217 rank 2215463
Geelong2277 rank 1226611
Port Adelaide2129211811
Carlton204820444
Gold Coast19491972-23
Fremantle18811917-36
Melbourne (Premiers 2021)20752114-39
St Kilda18912002-111
Essendon19292042-113
Sydney20532179-126
Hawthorn18822022-140
GWS Giants21162335 rank 2-219
Richmond (Premiers 2017,2019,2020)20402408 rank 1-368

 

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