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    Your blog is surprisingly good.

    Like better than the professional hot gahbage that gets written up in the HUN, or lazy views on the AFL website. This and Titus O'Reilly are my go to.
     
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    Thank you mate. I really appreciate the support and the positive feedback. Hopefully we can get bigger and better going into next season, so fingers crossed.



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    Hey man just wanted to say I am really liking your work this season.

    What a breath of fresh air it’s been.

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    Righto, got a bit to add on here - slacked off a little after the GF.

    Gab Rossi provided the ten things he learnt the week of the Grand Final

    https://themongrelpunt.com/afl/2018/9/30/ten-things-i-learnt-from-the-grand-final

    Tom Basso added an article basking in the afterglow of a cracking Grand Final and questioned whether we really need rule changes?

    https://themongrelpunt.com/afl/2018/9/30/the-2018-grand-final-do-we-need-to-change-anything

    We took a look at the influence of Jeremy McGovern and just how highly we could rate him once all is said and done.

    https://themongrelpunt.com/afl/2018/9/30/jeremy-mcgovern-where-great-plays-start

    In my favourite article, I handed the reins over to Mrs Mongrel and she reviewed the 2018 Grand Final. She'd never watched a game til this one.

    https://themongrelpunt.com/afl/2018/10/1/s17gknbep84zcr15izrzwp0rhaa7ua

    Jason Irvine looked at the lack of cooperation between the AFL and NRL in terms of scheduling and how it damages supporters' chances of seeing all sports.

    https://themongrelpunt.com/afl/2018/10/3/the-unthinkable-should-the-afl-and-nrl-work-together

    We had a look at the much talked about "war chest" of North Melbourne, and the pitfalls of splashing cash around

    https://themongrelpunt.com/afl/2018/10/5/warchest-or-pandoras-box-north-melbourne-make-their-moves

    Tom Basso had a look at two men who were largely forgotten in the 2018 Flag - Matt Priddis and Sam Mitchell

    https://themongrelpunt.com/afl/2018/10/6/the-west-coast-premiership-legacy-of-matt-and-mitch

    And finally for this update, we took a look at Tom Lynch arriving at Richmond, and the ramifications it could have for team harmony.

    https://themongrelpunt.com/afl/2018/10/7/subtraction-by-addition-tom-lynch-moves-to-richmond


    So yeah, we haven't been lazy... I've just been lazy in updating here. Thanks for all your support - it is greatly appreciated.
     
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    Had a bit of exciting news, with our first ever e-book published.

    In a nutshell, it's everything we wrote concerning the West Coast Eagles in 2019. Approx 45K words... which means I had no life when you consider how many teams we covered.

    Anyway, link is below. It's not as comprehensive as anything official, as we covered around 12 Eagles games this season, but the game reviews are deep dives, and the content is supplemented with articles about the Eagles, particularly at the pointy end of the season.

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    https://themongrelpunt.com/mongrelshop/top-ten-games-of-2018-hb-meyers

    Mobi link
    https://themongrelpunt.com/mongrelshop/top-ten-games-of-2018-hb-meyers-mobi

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    Hats to the Mongelpunt for being the only article I can find that is looking at the Lynch movement to Richmond with a somewhat critical eye. Actually noticed exodus of depth players to accomodate Lynch.

    Not saying its a bad move just the unending gushing needed a bit more thought to it.
     
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    Cheers. I'm a little wary of a move like this. Could really send a club either through the roof, or headed to the basement. I reckon the Tigers will be okay, but a rash of injuries... it'd test them now.
     
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    Bit of an update

    Tom Basso takes a look at the hits and misses of the AFL rule changes

    https://themongrelpunt.com/afl/2018/10/12/the-hits-and-misses-of-the-afl-rule-changes

    Robert Abrahams is not too pleased with the job Ross Lyon is doing at Fremantle

    https://themongrelpunt.com/afl/2018/10/11/the-lyon-kings-pride

    But he is pretty happy with what he sees at Carlton currently

    https://themongrelpunt.com/afl/2018/10/13/carlton-the-green-shoots-turn-to-real-growth

    And HB Meyers takes a look at how Hawthorn has continually added to their list without high draft picks

    https://themongrelpunt.com/afl/2018/10/13/not-dead-yet-hawthorn-emerges-as-a-trade-week-player-again
     
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    Especially when its such a structually important position like key forward.

    Most new midfielders simply go into the the midfield rotation. While it takes them a bit to get positioning and running patterns down it's usually something they are pretty familiar with.

    Lynch and Riewolt are both in teams where they have been almost the sole target for years. All their leads, running patterns and playstyles are built around being the focal point. In 2019 they are both going to have to adjust their games. It's not always easy to adjust. I remember when Brisbane got Fevola into the same forward line with Brown and people were going on about how they would be unstoppable. Obviously it wasn't. Now that was some time ago but the adjustments needing to be made are the same.
     
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    In fairness, a fair bit of that probably fell to where Fev was at around that time. Had he arrived in Brisbane with his head screwed on right, and was able to focus solely on footy, it may have been a very different outcome.

    A settled and focused Fev is one of modern footy's great "What ifs...".

    I'll be really surprised if the Lynch/Riewoldt combination works brilliantly right from the outset. What's not being taken into account by lot of people is that Richmond are changing their entire forward structure. They're going from one key forward and a heap of smaller, tackling, pressure players, to a two tall setup.

    And I don't know about you, but I have never considered pressure as a real strong suit of Lynch's game.

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