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RohanConnolly

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Aug 11, 2016
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Hey mate,
Appreciate your work as always, easily the best analysis available, given your coverage of all games and teams.

Two quick things...
Will you be doing a full wrap of the dogs and WCE like was done for the non finals teams? I was a bit disappointed that more time wasnt spent on them through the week.

Secondly, I appreciate your frustration with Essendon, but what makes the show great is that equal time is given to all teams and games - Dogs/Saints/Dees get as much time as Pies, Tigers etc.
I wonder if one of the latter sides was in a similar predicament, if you would give as much air time to them in a rant? I appreciate the reasons and agree with most, but felt it took away from what makes the show great (and different from rubbish like footy classified)

Keep up the great work. Cheers.
Hi Hard Ball Get, Yeah, I understand it was pretty Essendon-heavy, just felt like it was an obvious "Rant" topic given how fired up I was about it. And that's a very good point about the Dogs and Eagles. Yes, we should wrap up their seasons also, as with whichever two teams are eliminated this weekend. Might see if we can do something to that end over the next week. Cheers.
 

workhorse

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Hi workhorse,

That's a pretty comprehensive statement of your position! And fair enough. Look, to be honest, I'm not "that" fussed by the whole jumper clash thing anymore, it's been going on for at least 25 years now, and I'm a bit over it. Just a bit tired of how it only ever seems to be Ed driving the discussion. And on a broader issue, I'm not sure why Port can't wear the "prison bars" (except v Coll). Think how many English soccer teams have similar colours and/or strips. Probably my biggest bugbear is there seems to be games where there isn't that much of a clash where one team if forced to wear an alternative strip, then others where the clash IS obvious and they don't. Just inconsistency of policy. Anyway, appreciate the time you put into that, and the feedback. Cheers.
Thanks mate, I'm a bit of a jumper nerd and I just think Collingwood get a unfairly tarred these days. Probably stems from a few incidents 15-20 years ago involving us (Making Port wear a training jumper at home vs us, and north wearing a blue away jumper home vs us), and of course Eddie's big mouth.

Anyway, I agree RE inconsistency. That's what's frustrating about the Collingwood vs Geelong match up - it's been fine for many years, why is it an issue now?

Take Care
 

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RohanConnolly

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Hi folks,

Latest episode is up! We've got in-depth reviews of both semi-finals and full season reviews for Western Bulldogs, West Coast, Collingwood and St Kilda. Check it out!

Cheers,
Rohan

 

RohanConnolly

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Aug 11, 2016
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Hi guys,

Our big preliminary final preview is up! Plenty of news discussion this week, trades, departures, more Essendon fall-out and Grand Final entertainment. There's comprehensive looks at each game and "The Rant-Off" is back with hot takes on the BIGGEST issues. Hope you like...

Cheers,
Rohan

 

Plugger35

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I enjoyed their rants about the GF music line up.



Faith No More would be an epic band for the AFL GF.

 
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Getting in early here and anticipating that a discussion point in the next podcast will be about how the two top teams with lots of time off flopped in the prelims. Does anyone here think 2 games of footy in 4 weeks really matters? Wasn't it more a case of 2 hardened finals teams in Rich and Geel just being too good and if the end of season ladder positions had been reversed, so Rich and Geel had 2 games in 4 weeks the result would still be the same....a Rich v Geel GF?
 

RohanConnolly

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Hi guys,

Here's the new episode, we wrap up both preliminary finals in full, take an early look at the big one and review the seasons of Brisbane and Port Adelaide and their future prospects.

And yes, 1870 yeh right, you are right! We have talked about it. So have a listen. I'd just say this. I think it's entirely feasible Richmond and Geelong are the two best teams and thoroughly deserve to be there. But I'd also say given that 17 of the previous 18 preliminary finals were won by the QF winners, then (post pre-finals bye) that turns in just four of 10, that's a major shift that needs to be investigated, not just a coincidence that has lasted five whole years.

Anyway, have a listen folks, and make up your own mind!

Cheers,
Rohan

 

imadodgyumpire

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Getting in early here and anticipating that a discussion point in the next podcast will be about how the two top teams with lots of time off flopped in the prelims. Does anyone here think 2 games of footy in 4 weeks really matters? Wasn't it more a case of 2 hardened finals teams in Rich and Geel just being too good and if the end of season ladder positions had been reversed, so Rich and Geel had 2 games in 4 weeks the result would still be the same....a Rich v Geel GF?
Yes. Conditioning counts for a lot.
 

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RohanConnolly

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Hi guys,

Here's the Grand Final preview episode straight from the studio. We're talking GF preparations, SOS unloading on the Blues, latest trade reports, there's an extensive preview of the Tigers v Cats, and a couple of big rants to finish off. Just a reminder, too, our Footyology Final Siren LIVE stream, discussing the game and taking your questions, will be on after the GF at 10.30pm, available on both Twitter (@rohan_connolly) or Facebook ... https://www.facebook.com/RohanConnollyAFL. Have a great GF and good luck to supporters of both teams.

Cheers,
Rohan

 

RohanConnolly

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Aug 11, 2016
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Hi folks,

Here's our GRAND FINAL REVIEW episode of the podcast (below). We wrap up all the news out of the big game, give (in our humble opinion) the most thorough review of the Tigers' win you'll hear, and a couple of premiership rants as well!

Also, seeing the season's over, just a big thank you to people on here for your support, much appreciated. We're going to have a week or so off, but will be resuming with plenty of footy stuff plus our usual off-season pop culture and lifestyle segments. And keep in touch with the FOOTYOLOGY website as well for plenty of football content, but also plenty of film, TV, music and social commentary also.

Cheers,
Rohan

 
Apr 15, 2010
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Hi folks,

Here's our GRAND FINAL REVIEW episode of the podcast (below). We wrap up all the news out of the big game, give (in our humble opinion) the most thorough review of the Tigers' win you'll hear, and a couple of premiership rants as well!

Also, seeing the season's over, just a big thank you to people on here for your support, much appreciated. We're going to have a week or so off, but will be resuming with plenty of footy stuff plus our usual off-season pop culture and lifestyle segments. And keep in touch with the FOOTYOLOGY website as well for plenty of football content, but also plenty of film, TV, music and social commentary also.

Cheers,
Rohan

Hi Rohan, Cheers for another great year of footyology podcasts. Glad to hear you'll both be back for the off-season.

In your rant Rohan you highlighted the reversal of fortunes between your Bombers and the current day champs. Maybe your verbal "dump" on Essendon has its logical conclusion with you reversing a truck filled with 5 tonnes of chicken poo outside Tullamarine?!
 

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2008 is within the Hawks dynasty IMO.. the core of Hodge Mitchell Lewis Rioli Franklin Roughead Birchall I reckon are the best
 

The Dice Man

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Enjoyed the podcast as always, but talking about A-Graders or super stars in teams from past eras and comparing to today is difficult, re the discussion about Geelong's dynasty and the amount of A-graders they had. For example, Shai Bolton, Noah Balta, Jayden Short, Liam Baker aren't considered stars last week, but who knows how they are considered by the end of their careers. They're all very young and have a combined 7 premiership medallions between them. Time tells the eventual narrative.

Shai Bolton, Noah Balta, Jayden Short, Liam Baker could be seen in a very different way in 2 or 3 or 6 or 10 years time.

Teams are fluid. Geelong's great sides of the late 2000's are finalised, careers finished so we can say what was done.

Not sure I'm prepared to finalise my thoughts on the star power of a side in it's peak, with pretty impressive youth coming through just yet.
 

imadodgyumpire

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Geelong is no1 because living through their period at the top was more compelling than the others. The intensity and integrity of their play is ahead of any other team.

You can respect the players, the adversities they went through, some superior stats of the other teams more. But Geelong's play was so good that stats don't matter. Back to back and crap like that is only needed to validate the other teams.
 

RohanConnolly

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Aug 11, 2016
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Hi guys,

We're back after a short spell, just in time to discuss these latest AFL rule changes, their wisdom or otherwise, and their likely impact. We talk the fall-out from trade period. And some off-season segments are back, too, like Life Hacks and Vinyl & Video, while we're keeping the ol' Rant-Off going all year round. Was a lot of fun this one, hope you enjoy it!

Cheers,
Rohan

 

TP86

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It’s a podcast in the middle of the offseason. Not live radio with breaks to clear... so why was everything so rushed and why were there constant reminders that “we don’t have time for this” or needing to move on? It’s crept into most podcasts now...Roco has become Finey’s personal timekeeper. which suggests the format is not compatible with the hosts! If a topic requires rambling, ramble! Then leave the editing to the editor!

Most successful sports podcast in the world Bill Simmons regularly goes 2 hours plus, sometimes 2 hours 30.
 

FrustratedTiger

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It’s a podcast in the middle of the offseason. Not live radio with breaks to clear... so why was everything so rushed and why were there constant reminders that “we don’t have time for this” or needing to move on? It’s crept into most podcasts now...Roco has become Finey’s personal timekeeper. which suggests the format is not compatible with the hosts! If a topic requires rambling, ramble! Then leave the editing to the editor!

Most successful sports podcast in the world Bill Simmons regularly goes 2 hours plus, sometimes 2 hours 30.
It's their product. They can run it for as long or with whatever content they like
 

Not Important

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Hi folks,

Latest episode is up! We've got in-depth reviews of both semi-finals and full season reviews for Western Bulldogs, West Coast, Collingwood and St Kilda. Check it out!

Cheers,
Rohan

loved your tweet about the h.s, rohan. whatever happened to accurate presentation of the news and fair presentation of views?

pardon the distraction folks.
 

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