The Association Football AFL Thread 2.0

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Jatz

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4 year deal is impressive first up.
 

Art Vandelay_

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Have you seen him play. BL will not even bat an eyelid at locking him down for 4 years.

Shows F/S is largely fair and cyclical. A lot of luck involved also.
 

SM

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Have you seen him play. BL will not even bat an eyelid at locking him down for 4 years.

Shows F/S is largely fair and cyclical. A lot of luck involved also.

Blakey the only decent F/S I can think of us getting in recent times, which is offset by the Academy I guess. Dunkley didn't want us because he wanted to stay with Mum, and now he's pissing off to SA lol.
 

Jatz

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We've got a few coming up but our F/S have been disappointing in recent times.
 

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Blakey the only decent F/S I can think of us getting in recent times, which is offset by the Academy I guess. Dunkley didn't want us because he wanted to stay with Mum, and now he's pissing off to SA lol.
Was more the stuff with Dunkleys dad IIRC, bit of messy situation when he left when Roosy became coach. Apparently didn't want you guys taking him.
 

Art Vandelay_

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Always been a fan. Haven't had one that's worked out for a while though.
Bews in 2011 probably the last.
 

TheGreatBarryB

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Had high hopes for the two tall Fletcher boys but didn’t work out. Hird boys don’t look likely. Got the Davey twins coming up next year, some good reviews on them. It is all luck but like the rule
 

Bradesmaen

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Always been a fan. Haven't had one that's worked out for a while though.
Bews in 2011 probably the last.
We've only had Brett Peake who was decent for a while. Collingwood in the meantime have had 17. It's mostly luck of the draw anyway, but there's been a few high profile ones of late that make you hate it if it doesn't work for your team (Daicos, Darcy)
 

Bojan KantKick

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We've had a couple who have worked out in Bailey Scott and Luke McDonald. Cooper Harvey is probably a late second round pick this year too. Nick Blakey stung a lot at the time but we got Tarryn Thomas in the same draft so I guess it evens out a bit. Thank * they have changed the NGA rules now as it was getting ridiculous.
 

largebus

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At least ashcroft is a proper FS unlike Jonathan Brown. I support the rule on principle but the 20% discount can get in the bin for starters
 

Art Vandelay_

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We've only had Brett Peake who was decent for a while. Collingwood in the meantime have had 17. It's mostly luck of the draw anyway, but there's been a few high profile ones of late that make you hate it if it doesn't work for your team (Daicos, Darcy)
Saints have had a bad run. Lots of their players had girls but that’s genetic luck as well.

The draft is luck. List management is luck. Getting to finals with minimal injuries even with good management is luck.

Too much of sport is cookie cutter from other sports, and the AFL are hellbent on anything americanised in recent years. Funnily enough including the televised draft night.

So having a unique point of difference to every other sport is cool. A quirk of our game that’d be sad to see go.

Just got to stop our former players from coaching at Academy clubs.
 

Bradesmaen

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Saints have had a bad run. Lots of their players had girls but that’s genetic luck as well.

The draft is luck. List management is luck. Getting to finals with minimal injuries even with good management is luck.

Too much of sport is cookie cutter from other sports, and the AFL are hellbent on anything americanised in recent years. Funnily enough including the televised draft night.

So having a unique point of difference to every other sport is cool. A quirk of our game that’d be sad to see go.

Just got to stop our former players from coaching at Academy clubs.
And get rid of NGA academies. AFL should run those if they really want, not the clubs... or put money into grassroots/WAFL/SANFL clubs to do that.

Best thing about the All-Ireland finals was you rock up, they warm up, they get introduced the president, they march behind the Artane band (tradition) and then they play the national anthem and go. Half the time the band is still getting off the pitch. No pre-game entertainment, not half time entertainment. Just sport.
 

TubbsFarquhar

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Neither of the Jarmans worked out, same with Jackson Edwards. We had a chance at Luke Edwards but we didn't deem him good enough and decided not to bid. We finally look set to be getting one this year with Max Michalanney around the third round (his father played all of his games before 1990 making him eligible), but, yeah, it's mostly luck given that most of our former player's sons haven't been up to it.
 

Bojan KantKick

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At least ashcroft is a proper FS unlike Jonathan Brown. I support the rule on principle but the 20% discount can get in the bin for starters
Couldn't agree more. Clubs already get priority access to these players. why the * should they get a discount as well.
 

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