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Partridge

Hall of Famer
Nov 12, 2002
38,498
43,590
AFL Club
Geelong
The AA team, Rising Star, AFLPA Best Captain and Most Courageous are a complete waste of time. These may actually be popular opinions.
They are very popular opinions. Couldn't agree more. The AA team could be renamed "The Football Media's Annual Masturbation Session" and it wouldn't be any different.
 

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Partridge

Hall of Famer
Nov 12, 2002
38,498
43,590
AFL Club
Geelong
Dawes will be a good pick for Melbourne this year.

Caddy is overrated, edge of Geelongs best 22.
I'm not convinced about him, but yes he has to prove himself. I don't want him getting automatic selection ahead of kids who are just as deserving.
 

Quinz

Incognito
May 31, 2005
36,961
38,843
Belgium
AFL Club
West Coast
I think someone said it before, but.. it's better to have the clubs with lower supporters bases doing well. The big clubs will get their members through the turnstiles at a reasonable level regardless, but it's great when the 'smaller' clubs are a on a roll and packing out venues as well.
 

syl

FAIR and BALANCED
Mar 25, 2010
4,717
2,197
Melbourne
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
North
I think someone said it before, but.. it's better to have the clubs with lower supporters bases doing well. The big clubs will get their members through the turnstiles at a reasonable level regardless, but it's great when the 'smaller' clubs are a on a roll and packing out venues as well.
When the big teams like Collingwood are dominating, they take over so much of the spotlight that it becomes too much. You forget there are other clubs even competing, such is the dominance of the pies et al in the Melbourne media.
 

Falchoon

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 15, 2002
28,605
8,735
Jackson-Steinem
AFL Club
St Kilda
Other Teams
Bluestar Airlines, Anacott Steel
Clarkson is an average coach.
Clarkson is like a 70's or 80's rock and roll band.

He had a hit single with his cluster, and turned it into a gold album.

Of course his whole life went into that first album, songs about teenage romance, lost loves & witty observations along with original riffs and a sound that was, well new

Turning out album no.2 in a much shorter time frame with greater expectation is proving a whole lot more difficult.
 

Doss

Premium Platinum
Aug 1, 2011
72,932
103,923
AFL Club
Essendon
Clarkson is like a 70's or 80's rock and roll band.

He had a hit single with his cluster, and turned it into a gold album.

Of course his whole life went into that first album, songs about teenage romance, lost loves & witty observations along with original riffs and a sound that was, well new

Turning out album no.2 in a much shorter time frame with greater expectation is proving a whole lot more difficult.
Think you are being a tad harsh on him, but that's a funny analogy nonetheless.
 

Cmarsh

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 23, 2012
6,003
7,954
NSW
AFL Club
GWS
The AA team, Rising Star, AFLPA Best Captain and Most Courageous are a complete waste of time. These may actually be popular opinions.
Yep, for a team that plays no one, the selection gets far, far more debate than is warranted, even on BF.
 

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FredLeDeux

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 2, 2012
29,678
46,022
AFL Club
Geelong
Clarkson is like a 70's or 80's rock and roll band.

He had a hit single with his cluster, and turned it into a gold album.

Of course his whole life went into that first album, songs about teenage romance, lost loves & witty observations along with original riffs and a sound that was, well new

Turning out album no.2 in a much shorter time frame with greater expectation is proving a whole lot more difficult.
More 1960s really, his stage act is reminiscent of The Who.
 

Thuggee_Cult

Premiership Player
Apr 12, 2011
4,692
9,839
Yarraville
AFL Club
Sydney
Even though Jonathan Brown's highlights reel over the years has looked better than the likes of Warren Tredrea, Barry Hall, Matthew Pavlich and Nick Riewoldt, his individual career has been vastly inferior to all of them.

Ross Lyon is an interesting coach to listen to and gives away a lot more info than most coaches in his inteviews.

I can't think of any sport in the world that directs as much attention to umpiring decisions and their influence on a game and as an AFL fan I'm pretty embarrassed about the level of umpire bashing, it is the domain of nuff nuffs. There is a ball, two teams and 120 odd minutes that decides the outcome of a game, nothing else.

I could not give a rats toss bag about how many interchanges there are per game.

If there were no gambling agencies sponsoring the AFL, 'tanking' would not be a major issue.
 

Borussia Teeth

Club Legend
Dec 19, 2011
1,820
2,441
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Man Utd, Seattle Seahawks, SA Spurs
I wouldn't mind seeing Melbourne, St Kilda, Footscray or Richmond win a premiership and break their droughts before my club next wins one.
 

brisbane13

Cancelled
Nov 27, 2012
2,618
757
AFL Club
Essendon
Eddie McGuire's is the biggest hypocrite in Football. if any of the big clubs played the same amount of games at the MCG they would easily draw as good as crowds as Collingwood
 

edgie

Hall of Famer
Apr 27, 2008
49,323
55,436
The 'Yabba
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Chael Sonnen: Moral Champion
40 - 36?

I seen part of the women's game on TV whilst at work, it looked alright, but if a fella's game had finished with that scoreline, the AFL would be in meltdown, and I imagine the full game couldn't have been that good.
 

Bluelegs

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 13, 2012
21,945
35,961
Robbo's sleeve
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Greenbay Packers
40 - 36?

I seen part of the women's game on TV whilst at work, it looked alright, but if a fella's game had finished with that scoreline, the AFL would be in meltdown, and I imagine the full game couldn't have been that good.
20 minute quarters no time on. Close to 40 minutes less time played.
 

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