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Discussion in 'Queensland Footy' started by damochandler, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. smy1305

    smy1305 Premiership Player

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    Yeah most blokes would like to think that but there is not a lot of difference in skill level now between the best women and say reserve players in a div 3 side. Reckon you are all overstating how good a lot of blokes are!
     

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  2. smy1305

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    And 2s players at div 3 level will be significantly less skilled and less fit than girls at div 1 level. But everyone is happy for 2s blokes to train with the A graders..
     
  3. smy1305

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    Yeah bc the blokes at div 3 footy are close to elite athletes..... hoho.
     
  4. Fleet footed

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    Keep trying to justify your comments anyway you like or see fit. This is a qafl forum not division 3 or female footy. Time to move on from this topic mate you've made enough invalid comments.
     
  5. FAN THE MAN

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    A Div 2 Senior side would be premiers in AFLW, and do it easily too.

    Power, strength and skill are not even comparable.

    Comparative fitness might be close with weekend warriors, but being fit is useless if you can't get the ball. My niece plays QWAFL Footy and I'm confident my 12 year old grandson is a better player than her.
     
  6. Dezario

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    I wouldn’t have a problem with them doing the warm up together. But that would be it.

    Yes it brings the club together but to compare the skill sets and attributes... that’s just outrageous
     
  7. smy1305

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    Maybe we should ask the clubs that are apparently practising this “ ridiculous” idea rather than thinking that old Johnny smith who rocks up in his boardies and bali singlet, had a kick last about 10 years ago (he thinks) is actually going to contribute more to the quality of training than a div 1 female player...

    Like I said Cooly would be an ideal club for it to occur, probably assist both groups!
    And if a girl was AFLW bound then wash my mouth out, she would actually not be out of place training with a QAFL group! Won’t be in the best 22 but certainly as good as some of the blokes on the 2s list.

    Tbh the biggest downside imo to this practise would be the social aspect ie still need places where blokes can be blokes, speak crap, etc without looking over shoulder. But having seen some of these girls party I’m not sure who are worse anyway!
    Just an opinion guys, don’t get too shirty with it...
     
  8. FAN THE MAN

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    You can't be serious. 2's footy at QAFL level is light years ahead of AFLW, may as well be a different sport.

    There would be 100 blokes playing 2's at QAFL level that would be the best player in the AFLW competition if they hid the meat and potatoes.
     
  9. ablett

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    Or bean n peas in your case!
     
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    Whisper is tim pearson left sherwood already...
    no mon no fun!!!!
    Can you confirm this thommo...
     
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    Yep. That's correct. New work situation meant he couldn't commit to Saturday footy.

    No dramas there, footy is just a hobby for most of us.
     
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    Just saw Collingwood men’s and women’s doing a session together today...
     
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    You still going on about this are you? You do understand that that would be used as a marketing tool to attract more members?

    Put the cue in the rackand move on
     
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    Some excellent recruits for Grange on the AFLQ website. I reckon they will play finals.

    here is an early ladder prediction:

    PBC - clearly the team to beat with the recruitment of several Sharks

    Cats- have kept most from last year and picked up a couple, young side with potential for improvement

    Lab- will always be there abouts but have been a touch quiet in the off season

    Grange- have recruited 1/3 of a team mostly NEAFL experienced players , the big improver

    Morningside- just because their Morningside and they seem to make finals every year

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    Magpies- Harwood/ Corrie and co see them improve, decent finals chance

    Mt Gravatt- I’m just guessing if I’m honest but seems one or 2 others have more scope for improvement

    Surfers- will punch above weight like always but simply don’t have the cattle to play finals

    Sandgate- I may be wrong but 0-16 a real possibility and a few hidings likely. They can I’ll afford to lose players which seems to be happening.
     
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    reckon it will be a pretty even comp personally. Panthers missed finals only last season, so its no given for them anymore.

    A few equalisation policies 12 months away, but every club doing their bit to improve. Standard will pick up in 2018 again imo, it dropped in 2017 compared to the previous 2 seasons.
     
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    Agree with you Thommo. Having a dozen or more NEAFL players coming back to play with various teams on a permanent basis will really assist the standard. Think grange feel that their gains basically off set their losses But yeah they will be solid.
     
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    Bit of a whisper around the traps that Steve Brittain is on the move. Surely not?
     
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    Bloke has been smashed by injuries Fan so maybe wants a change?
     
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    Or was told of a paycut to make way for the recruits.

    To be honest I haven’t seen him play a decent game yet,
    Looks like Tarzan plays like Jane
     
  20. Thommo 42

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    Must be kidding?

    We've been on the end of some ripping games from him where he has been the sole difference between the 2 teams.

    Absolute gun!
     
  21. stuyd1

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    Thommo ,
    agree ,, he is a very good player ,,,,
     
  22. Judge

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    From what I've heard, he's a fair chance to sit next season out, and possibly retire.
     
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  23. FAN THE MAN

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    Imagine if he dropped down to Div 1?

    would absolutely rip it apart.
     
  24. YOULL DO ME

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    In the 20 odd so years I've been up Britain in the top handful of players I've seen tore a very good Noosa side apart up here and most of us rememberer and still talk about it gun footballer
     
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  25. Judge

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    Agreed, at times when Brittain has been up and going he's looked to me like someone who could have coped with playing AFL at senior level, at least in terms of physicality and skill, but being so injury prone has taken its toll.

    The Gorillas are still hopeful that Steve will go around again next year but they are giving him some space and whatever happens I don't think he will be making any decision until after New Year.
     
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