AFL Rising Star award

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Hi, any thoughts on the Rising Star Award?

If you get in early then there is value to be found. Here's a true smoky for you.

Archie Smith is a ruckman for Brisbane, Drafted in 2014 but yet to play a game. Son of an American NBA player who also played in the NBL. Archie was in the Aussie U18 Basketball team but switched to the greater sport. Anyway, after getting rid of Berger to Essendon, he is now in contention to play games. Trent West (our 2nd ruckman) played 2 games last year and his knee is dodgy.

He has come back from the break bulked up big time and a few very good reports have come out about his performances in Intra-club games. Grain of salt stuff but good to hear nonetheless. Looks like he finally may have the body to compete at AFL level.

Anyway, that's my case. $250-1 available and definitely worth a fiver on it if you ask me.

Cheers.
 

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Got Parish @21 when the Essendon suspensions were announced. Fingers crossed.
Solid value. Just don't waste it by betting on Richmond as a "sure thing" against the Bulldogs when they meet this year, like you have in the last three meetings between the two sides. Your NAB Challenge theory last year still makes me laugh, when you loaded up on your team to beat mine.
 

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Solid value. Just don't waste it by betting on Richmond as a "sure thing" against the Bulldogs when they meet this year, like you have in the last three meetings between the two sides. Your NAB Challenge theory last year still makes me laugh, when you loaded up on your team to beat mine.
Top post, can you please send me a list of all your bets in the last 2 years and I will bring up the losing ones over and over again.

Oh I forgot, they're all arb bets anyway, you small cocked campaigner.
 

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Top post, can you please send me a list of all your bets in the last 2 years and I will bring up the losing ones over and over again.

Oh I forgot, they're all arb bets anyway, you small cocked campaigner.
It wasn't the fact your bet lost. It was your reasoning behind the bet.
 

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Nine flags, thank you. Or are we only counting from 1925 onwards? Or should we only count from 1906-1908 so Carlton have won three flags and everyone else have won none?

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9? pls

We are counting from 1897. In the #1 football league in Australia.
See, this is the thing. You are being naive, just like 99% of football fans. Ask any VFA historian, read early articles from 1900-1920, and I mean comprehensively read them. Then your opinion and attitude will change. I am not singling you out, but there is some weird misconception about that has many, many people believe that the VFL has always been a superior competition to the VFA. This is not the case.

The Victoria Football Association was considered to be the more superior competition than the VFL in the early days, especially the real early days. In the very late 1800s and the very early 1900s, you will read about the strongest teams in both competitions being relatively even. Where the VFA proved superior to the VFL, especially in the real early days, is the VFL had laughing stocks such as Carlton and St. Kilda (fast forward 115 years and what's changed)?

In fact, while Carlton were consistently languishing in the bottom two, Footscray were dominating in the superior competition and that was a suggestion by many VFL critics that Footscray and Port Melbourne should replace Carlton and St. Kilda to strengthen the VFL and make that become the premier competition.

The only reason why fans wrongly think of the VFL being the superior competition is due to the more money it had.

Footscray proved they were a part of the stronger league when they smashed Essendon in 1924 to be declared champions of Victoria. Hawthorn and North Melbourne can thank Footscray's dominance for their arrival in the VFL.

In case you don't realise, Footscray are considered to be the most dominant VFA team in the history of the (more superior) competition.

Obviously it hasn't turned out that way looking at things 90 years later, but remember Footscray were the first of those three teams to play finals, and the first team to win a flag. In fact, they had already played in five final series by the time North played in their first, and had played in nine final series by the time Hawthorn played in their first. This underlines probably more to do with how inferior the other two were in the early years, moreso than anything else (9 finals appearances in 31 years for the Bulldogs is nothing to fly home about).

Anyway, iluvparis how many Carlton flags have you actually seen when your team hasn't cheated?
 
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See, this is the thing. You are being naive, just like 99% of football fans. Ask any VFA historian, read early articles from 1900-1920, and I mean comprehensively read them. Then your opinion and attitude will change. I am not singling you out, but there is some weird misconception about that has many, many people believe that the VFL has always been a superior competition to the VFA. This is not the case.

The Victoria Football Association was considered to be the more superior competition than the VFL in the early days, especially the real early days. In the very late 1800s and the very early 1900s, you will read about the strongest teams in both competitions being relatively even. Where the VFA proved superior to the VFL, especially in the real early days, is the VFL had laughing stocks such as Carlton and St. Kilda (fast forward 115 years and what's changed)?

In fact, while Carlton were consistently languishing in the bottom two, Footscray were dominating in the superior competition and that was a suggestion by many VFL critics that Footscray and Port Melbourne should replace Carlton and St. Kilda to strengthen the VFL and make that become the premier competition.

The only reason why fans wrongly think of the VFL being the superior competition is due to the more money it had.

Footscray proved they were a part of the stronger league when they smashed Essendon in 1924 to be declared champions of Victoria. Hawthorn and North Melbourne can thank Footscray's dominance for their arrival in the VFL.

In case you don't realise, Footscray are considered to be the most dominant VFA team in the history of the (more superior) competition.

Obviously it hasn't turned out that way looking at things 90 years later, but remember Footscray were the first of those three teams to play finals, and the first team to win a flag. In fact, they had already played in five final series by the time North played in their first, and had played in nine final series by the time Hawthorn played in their first. This underlines probably more to do with how inferior the other two were in the early years, moreso than anything else (9 finals appearances in 31 years for the Bulldogs is nothing to fly home about).

Anyway, iluvparis how many Carlton flags have you actually seen when your team hasn't cheated?
JFC I'm not reading that on a Friday.

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