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Gumble Frankieton

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I thought Randall was at least 26. Amazing!
I assumed she was mid-20’s, so yeah pretty similar assumptions to most I’m guessing. It’s a good thing for the team that one of our key defenders is still pretty young. If we add a bit more run and a more mobile forward target through the draft/trading then the team will be in pretty good shape.
 

Luke72

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Is this our lot this millenium?

We were denied initial AFLW entry with Collingwood (who run a ****ing netball team if that wasn't a curious conflict of interest) and Carlton given priority access, disregarding our MU history.

Eventually we get in and look like we've got a superstar list. Despite that - doughnuts.

We hit our straps in a season that hits Covid interference prompting the AFL to announce an extended finals grouping and schedule, almost setting it up for cancellation. Which it does. Doughnuts.

This year clinging on to the earlier list promise we start really strong, prompting a head office/media overreaction to our list quality and before we know it are kneecapped by the umpires on a weekly basis until eventual burnout. Doughnuts.

It's just so bloody modern North Melbourne as an experience to for just a second, be up and about and enjoying a brief success only to look back years later and realise we pocketed sweet FA.

It reminds me of the poster pissing contests in 2010 after we belted Richmond when even neutrals were declaring Brad Scott as a "winner" and that Richmond had a lemon in Hardwick.

Just once this millenium please let our boys or girl bloody well win something universe!!
I prefer it when you post the funny stuff ;)
 

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Luke72

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I agree. Opportunities are very hard to come by and last year was the year for Freo or us; and I think we were better placed than them, apart from their home ground advantage.

In my opinion the competition will be tougher next year and we will need to improve, not least in attack where I think we need another tall marking option.

It appeared to me that we tried to use Emma King as our tall, going forward most of the time after taking the centre bounces and Vivien Saad doing most of the around the ground work. I wonder if they contemplated using Vivien more as a key forward and leaving Emma to play a more kick behind the play role? While Vivien may not be as a strong a mark as Emma, she is always hard at the ball and would be likely to give our small forwards lots of opportunities to crumb and goal.
I reckon Viv is actually a pretty good contested mark and she does hold her ground well she just isn't a very good, consistent kick. I think she lacks penetration and accuracy, I can see her improving a bit but I am not sure she would ever get it good enough to be the forward we need.

On the forwards I hope Kashy works on kicking those goals where she runs down the wing and gets a long range shot. I reckon she had half a dozen but missed them, albeit a couple of posters. If she nailed those regularly that would be amazing.
 

SonofSamsquanch

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Serious question (seriously)...

In last week's game, the Collingwood girl, Tarni Brown had a brain fade and picked up the ball in the backline, turned towards goal and had a shot. She was maybe 15 or 20m out and not under pressure.

North were awarded a behind of course.

But should there not have been a free kick from the goal line paid to North?

It shouldn't matter if it was a dumb-fu** moment from Brown. The rule is there to be paid.

That changes the result of the match in one fleeting moment.
 

Horace

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Serious question (seriously)...

In last week's game, the Collingwood girl, Tarni Brown had a brain fade and picked up the ball in the backline, turned towards goal and had a shot. She was maybe 15 or 20m out and not under pressure.

North were awarded a behind of course.

But should there not have been a free kick from the goal line paid to North?

It shouldn't matter if it was a dumb-fu** moment from Brown. The rule is there to be paid.

That changes the result of the match in one fleeting moment.
I think you might be on the money there SoS. I never gave it a thought at the time and instead had a good laugh.

If I understand the rules correctly and it was deemed to be insufficient pressure to rush a behind, then it should have been a free to us. I don't think she was under pressure.
 

SonofSamsquanch

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I think you might be on the money there SoS. I never gave it a thought at the time and instead had a good laugh.

If I understand the rules correctly and it was deemed to be insufficient pressure to rush a behind, then it should have been a free to us. I don't think she was under pressure.
I reckon you're correct. I demand a recount!
Commentators had a laugh at the time as well. Not one person in the broadcast box mentioned the rule.

It would have been a cruel blow against Brown but the rule was clearly broken and not correctly officiated.
 

La Flama Blanca

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Serious question (seriously)...

In last week's game, the Collingwood girl, Tarni Brown had a brain fade and picked up the ball in the backline, turned towards goal and had a shot. She was maybe 15 or 20m out and not under pressure.

North were awarded a behind of course.

But should there not have been a free kick from the goal line paid to North?

It shouldn't matter if it was a dumb-fu** moment from Brown. The rule is there to be paid.

That changes the result of the match in one fleeting moment.
To me that's the same as calling it deliberate out of bounds if you have a shot at goal and it goes out for a throw in. Not really the intention of the rule.
 

Hearts to hearts

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Serious question (seriously)...

In last week's game, the Collingwood girl, Tarni Brown had a brain fade and picked up the ball in the backline, turned towards goal and had a shot. She was maybe 15 or 20m out and not under pressure.

North were awarded a behind of course.

But should there not have been a free kick from the goal line paid to North?

It shouldn't matter if it was a dumb-fu** moment from Brown. The rule is there to be paid.

That changes the result of the match in one fleeting moment.
I like your thinking but you couldn’t rule that she was deliberately forcing a behind.
 

SonofSamsquanch

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I like your thinking but you couldn’t rule that she was deliberately forcing a behind.
I guess the best option for a defender in future is for them to boot the ball through the oppo goal, do a fist pump then run back towards the centre high fiving team mates, then pretending to be absolutely stunned when they "realise" they kicked the ball through the wrong goal.
 
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Roman Roy

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I like your thinking but you couldn’t rule that she was deliberately forcing a behind.
That was halfway through the quarter. There is no way known that a football player forgets which way they are kicking so deep into the quarter, or whether they are 20 metres from their attacking goal or the opposition's goal. Not even an Under 12 footballer would make that mistake. Granted it very occasionally happens out of the centre at the start of a quarter, but never deep in defence and halfway through a quarter. She is either the dumbest person to ever pull on a football boot, or that was the most cynical rushed behind.
 

sutcliffe's hotel

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If anyone was watching Lions v Pies - those two run to far decisions could have cost the Lions there spot in the Grand Final.

Brown ran a marathon for not too far, the Lions player possibly marginally over the distance & called for too far. Exactly same spot on the ground. Not sure if same umpire.

Anyway, Lions trying for third time lucky.
 

Hearts to hearts

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If anyone was watching Lions v Pies - those two run to far decisions could have cost the Lions there spot in the Grand Final.

Brown ran a marathon for not too far, the Lions player possibly marginally over the distance & called for too far. Exactly same spot on the ground. Not sure if same umpire.

Anyway, Lions trying for third time lucky.
Umpiring standards as poor in finals as the rest of the season. The week off looked like a clear advantage today, Lions looked fresher - also sharper in front of goal. Entertaining game to the end, anyway, where the Crows game was only watchable if you wanted to see a dominant team do its thing. Adelaide at home looks unbeatable.
 

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