Why not just say we want to win an AFL and SANFL flag every year. Because that’s the mission. If a flag is not being hung up at the end of the season, it’s a fail.
When I first listened to Richo's presentation I thought he meant AFL flags as he was talking about Richmond, Hawthorn and Geelong's run of AFL flags as being "greatness". But after people started posting that it was at any level I listened again and despite saying 40 flags is the number he is after, 36 SNAFL plus 4 AFL, he does go on to qualify it as 3 flags at any level.I'm pretty sure I picked that up and REH initially disagreed
It's bullshit.When I first listened to Richo's presentation I thought he meant AFL flags as he was talking about Richmond, Hawthorn and Geelong's run of AFL flags as being "greatness". But after people started posting that it was at any level I listened again and despite saying 40 flags is the number he is after, 36 SNAFL plus 4 AFL, he does go on to qualify it as 3 flags at any level.
So in the club's view we can achieve greatness as an AFL club without winning another AFL flag. Talk about setting a very low bar. No wonder those in charge at the club love Hinkley.
I don't give a sh*t either, but part of me feels that like Ollie's Brownlow win, the club just needs a spark right now. Even if its an individual award or a state comp, we just need a taste of success for some of these kids to build on.I really don't give a sh*t about reserves flags tbh.
Oh boy I can't wait to see them crack down on time wasting tactics!
It's a brave move by the AFL not to introduce any rule changes for 2022 but just to "tweek" the interpretations of the rules from week to week, game to game instead.Oh boy I can't wait to see them crack down on time wasting tactics!
I'm sure this will make the game more free flowing and won't at all be something that comes in strongly in the opening 4 rounds with many contentious and inconsistent 50 metre penalties, followed by being totally ignored up until round 18 when it magically re-appears in a Port game costing us in a big moment.
So much this. 99% of Port supporters, given a choice between 1 AFL flag in the next 10 years, 0 AFLW and 0 SANFL or 0 AFL flags, 10 AFLW flags and 10 SANFL flags are picking the AFL flag every day of the week. I know I would.I really don't give a sh*t about reserves flags tbh.
The SANFL side is rarely gonna win flags by nature from blooding kids in certain positions with patience to playing older guys in roles they'll take if called up & not necessarily putting them where they would rack numbers at that level. Sure if you are thereabouts when finals roll around have a crack but that's about it.Generally, when you have a strong AFL team that is capable of winning flags, your reserves are naturally going to be pushing to win flags as well.
I don't see anything wrong with Richardson wanting to push for 3 flags in 5 years. It's not like we're miles off the pace. Two top two finishes in the past two years, two home prelim finals, with a list that has room for growth. Yeah, we bottled it both times, but so did Brisbane and no one gives them sh*t about it.
If the thing that is holding us back is the coach like everyone on this board believes, go and get Clarkson at the end of 2022 and do a threepeat.
Short version - lets leave it at least another year before saying outright no, so Hawks / North can still play there. Thanks Gil!