NEAFL - Northern Conference 2013

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  1. 2010premier

    2010premier All Australian

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    Your point is valid but study is right as well. What has been forgotten is the age of all these guys still very young. Stewart the veteran is the oldest at 24. Heaps of upside there. Clever recruiting by sharks
     

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  2. smy1305

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    Obviously a lot of heartache attached to the original decision by AFLQ but this is exactly what the powers were looking to happen - basically a GC side, a south Bris side and a nth Bris side. The confining of the best players to these 3 teams will make for a very competitive NEAFL next year. Reckon Labrador and Broadbeach would be excited to know that some of their players potentially could come back with a ripper preseason under their belt + there will be Southport players from this year that won't make the grade so will filter into one of the GC teams in the QAFL. Think its going to be win/win in the end for all concerned.
     
  3. Peanut01

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    Spot on smy. Get the feeling that the local derbys and local north sides Vs AFL side will be absolute rippers and high class games. Have concerns that the eastern sides will be left for dead until they too restructure and consolidate their sides. Canberra should only have two teams for the amount of talent there.

    Now that the emotion has gone out of it and everyone can see the big picture I think it will be fantastic and the QAFL will be good quality too. Like we've just been talking about, each NEAFL team will have 8-10 quality players going back into QAFL each week which will lift the standard. How those players deal with training with one squad and playing with another on a weekly basis will be a major challenge for all teams involved.
     
  4. smy1305

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    Yeah, will be an issue but the players going back will be spread thru the various QAFL sides so potentially only 2-4 each week at most. This sort of player management is common place in other states between competitions. Probably the major issue will be what the qualifying terms will be come the EOY and finals time. In any case think it will end up being a big positive for the NEAFL comp rather than have the talent spread thinly and clubs struggling financially every year.
     
  5. kittycat12

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    Just on the "talent spread thinly line" - I can't understand why the QAFL has 4 teams on the coast.
    IMO should only be Broady and Labrador as it will only dilute the talent base and drag the standard down more towards AP comp.
    Clubs are apparently poaching from each other and do not have the resources to provide a state league level environment.
    Would also be cautious on the Southport "powerhouse" line as well.
    The squad appears to be decidedly younger and whilst that maybe a good thing for those players long term - they might be a year or two away from going beyond top 3.
     
  6. stuyd1

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    Kittycat,
    they were top 3 this season past.The Labrador and Broady players they have recruited are young gun players that would be selected to play in any NEAFL club... Most of them have already chalked up some 35/40 games plus at Neafl level.And with coach Angus ( who is a very good coach) and obtaining the services of fitness coach, the guru Fox, they will be a 10 goal better side in 2014.
    See the Sharks have lost Cleve Hughes to Redlands, but lets get real, Hughes has battled for the past 2 seasons due to a chronic foot/ankle injury, and is nowhere hear the player he was some 3 seasons ago.
    Coach Angus, bought a whole new culture to Broadbeach, and will do the same at the Sharks. IMO, the Sharks will be able to match it with the Lions reserves in 2014.
     
  7. smy1305

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    Not sure of your logic here Kittycat - the GC is a massive city, 7th largest in Aust, has a big football playing population. I think you will find that with only the one NEAFL side instead of 3 that there are now 60 odd players who were all A graders at NEAFL level playing in the QAFL, possibly more. Majority will be with Labrador and Broady but Surfers and PBC will have some filter thru. Don't worry, resources don't make a state league environment - Morningside showed this with their success at the top level over a number of years that the formula for success is having passionate players wanting to play for your footy club and coached well. IMO 4 clubs is a good number for the GC to have at this level, my only disappointment is no clubs from the sunshine coast..:(
     
  8. smy1305

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    Think any matching with the AFL clubs will largely depend on who comes from interstate initially. Would be great for Southport and co to pick up a 23/24 yr old key position that still has the belief that he could be drafted one day. If a guy like this can make a habit of dominating the Lions/Suns key position players then it would be not silly to suggest that he could be picked up a la a Pods, Goodes, etc. The key is getting these guys to understand now that the NEAFL will provide that same opportunity. Reckon it would be great to see the odd game between the 2 Sydney AFL teams and the non AFL sides, only they come here though, not vice versa to save funds basically.
     
  9. staminade

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    What are Brisbane Lions thinking in appointing Matt Francis as their development coach?Had no success with gun lists at Redlands and Aspley.
     
  10. Speedyunit

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    it is all about being a school teacher not a coach, was the position advertised?
     
  11. smy1305

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    One and the same these days i reckon Speedy - just that like most things, some ppl do it better than others! Reckon there are a few coaches who missed their calling in life to be a school teacher. Always sound like plum jobs but you generally work 2x as hard for the same pay as a teacher. Depends on what floats your boat i spose.
     

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    Wow, Thurlow to Essendon! Well done, and Smith and Conway to Brisbane! No love for Tickner!
     
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    Great news for those 3, i feel for Tickner but when you dont train self diagnose injuries and lack fitness to get through a game how could an AFL club take him? would love to see him have a massive summer (train smart 5 days a week) like Tom Bell did and play senior footy at Aspley and destroy the league! if he does that he will be right back in the mix, take care of today and tommorow will take care of itself!!
     
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    Talking like a true coach there speedy ever considered it?
     
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    too old
     
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    any chance of a draw coming out?
     
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    Well my wish to watch another State League wasn't granted, so back on here to observe Browning & Miller and the boys (or boys club according to possum).Will be very interesting year as well, I concur with all that the level of the NEAFL will rise in standard.Browning has started poorly though trying to claim players from all over Australia as his boys, mate they left here worked hard, improved and have got on a list more to do with you not being involved than any input you had.
     
  18. smy1305

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    Yeah Agree LAB - was a bit too much of clutching at straws. Not sure anyone would be happy if any boys who were drafted out of the NEAFL that spent only 1 year in the system in Qld were claimed as Vics/ Sth Aust / Tassie etc by those states.
     

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