Discussion Round 7, 2021 - Photos and Discussion

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Red Crow

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Friday, April 30
Richmond v Western Bulldogs (MCG) (N)

Saturday, May 1
Collingwood v Gold Coast (MCG)
Adelaide v Greater Western Sydney (AO)
St Kilda v Hawthorn (MRVL) (T)
Brisbane Lions v Port Adelaide (G) (N)
Sydney v Geelong (SCG) (N)

Sunday, May 2
North Melbourne v Melbourne (BA)
Essendon v Carlton (MCG)
West Coast v Fremantle (OS) (T)
 

MooreTreloar

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Yeah it's almost pointless, nothing you can say will change their minds. I've had many identical discussions on the Carlton board so I can imagine exactly what their 'arguments' are. At some point the AFL just needs to mandate clash jumpers in these games and endure the bitching and moaning from these 'traditionalists' for 2 or 3 years until everyone starts realising how objectively better it is for the game when you can easily tell the teams apart (not to mention more inclusive for people with disabilities/eyesight issues).
Thank you, someone who is in this category it’s nice to see others recognise this.
 

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There's absolutely no reason apart from archaic traditions that the Dogs should be in white shorts this weekend. Black vs royal blue works just fine – no different to red IMO, which the AFL keeps in its own little category.

Just because I've always loved the Bulldogs's home strip with white shorts, I'm going to respectfully disagree 🙂

You are 100% right though.
 

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Here’s a crappy MS Paint edit I did of an Essendon–Carlton match with contrasting shorts and socks.
Shorts, socks.png


The idea is that they keep their regular guernsey, pleasing the traditionalists, while also having noticeable contrast, pleasing the revisionists.
Although it would require players to pull their socks up, which just doesn’t seem to happen anymore.
 

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Socks don't matter too much. Shorts and Guernsey are the ones that stand out.

The above scenario, with both teams in their home socks, but with the jumper and shorts combinations, would actually be a half decent contest whilst allowing both teams to wear their home jumpers.
 

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Here’s a crappy MS Paint edit I did of an Essendon–Carlton match with contrasting shorts and socks.
View attachment 1113606

The idea is that they keep their regular guernsey, pleasing the traditionalists, while also having noticeable contrast, pleasing the revisionists.
Although it would require players to pull their socks up, which just doesn’t seem to happen anymore.
It happened in 2006 (the Bryce Gibbs cup) aside from the socks but with most players wearing short socks now, I don't think it matters.
Screenshot_20210428-201531.png

 

Heardy_101

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Rd 8 related.

Words from kochie that the afl hasn't decided on the use of the pb is ridiculous. Should be decided by now, on a logistics side especially.
 

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I just don’t understand why players don’t wear their socks up these days.

Does anyone know?
As a player myself, part of it is just preference I just personally think shorter socks looks cooler. Another part is, when the socks are up chances are they are going to roll down at some point. Now this can be fixed with tape but honestly cant be arsed doing that for every game so I just go with short socks.
 

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As a player myself, part of it is just preference I just personally think shorter socks looks cooler. Another part is, when the socks are up chances are they are going to roll down at some point. Now this can be fixed with tape but honestly cant be arsed doing that for every game so I just go with short socks.
Fair enough. I’ve always worn them up; always felt I could kick better that way.


I’m trying to think of the few players that still do wear socks up; it’s probably a smaller number than longie-wearers.

There’s Buddy, Dangerfield, Daniher, Mitch Robinson, Tex Walker, Touk Miller, Phil Davis, Shaun Burgoyne, Jack Ziebell, Jack Darling… anyone else?
(not including ruckmen)
 

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There's heaps, at least a handful from every team.
It’s less than you think, especially for non-ruckmen.
Here are some photos from last round (see attachments).

St Kilda — 0
Essendon — ½, Phillips (ruckman)
Collingwood — ½, Grundy (ruckman)
Adelaide — 1, Walker
Hawthorn — 2, McEvoy (ruckman) and Burgoyne
 

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rippersnipper

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It happened in 2006 (the Bryce Gibbs cup) aside from the socks but with most players wearing short socks now, I don't think it matters.
View attachment 1113696
I still think it looks pretty awful. Just confirms to me that one of them needs to be in their clash jumper. No one wants to be staring at shorts or socks to tell teams apart, I want to watch the ball and general play.
 

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Fair enough. I’ve always worn them up; always felt I could kick better that way.


I’m trying to think of the few players that still do wear socks up; it’s probably a smaller number than longie-wearers.

There’s Buddy, Dangerfield, Daniher, Mitch Robinson, Tex Walker, Touk Miller, Phil Davis, Shaun Burgoyne, Jack Ziebell, Jack Darling… anyone else?
(not including ruckmen)
Yeah fair enough, its different for everyone. What I've always wondered is the idea of having one sock up, one sock down. I've seen it quite a number of times.
 

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