You are correct in all aspects here, imho.I don't know if this is unpopular but, more failed AFL coaches should get a second chance after spending time as assistants/directors of footy etc.
Likewise, clubs should be much more aggressive about snapping up sacked coaches for senior roles within a club. Sure, Brad Scott hasn't succeeded as head coach, but his experience and ability communicate would be invaluable, either directly working with players (senior assistant) or as a backroom guy (director of coaching, opposition analysis, head of footy etc.).
Yeah, I've never been able to get my outrage on about this because I don't know what was actually said - only that there were some "offensive" comments made.I couldn’t care less about the Taylor Harris photo and am sick of seeing a different article almost every week on it. Some dumb arses are so PC they want a bronze statue of that photo outside the MCG.
Give me a break. Big whoop the photo was posted and a few immature comments were made by the general public. No need to shove that photo in my face at every opportunity.
Still couldn’t give a **** about the women’s game either.
Inb4 rant on what 'metrics' rucks should be measured on.Even if they are both fit, Ivan Soldo should be Richmond's #1 ruckman ahead of Toby Nankervis for the remainder of this season. He's simply performed better in the games he's played.
Zac Smith should be Geelong's #1 ruckman, and I'm puzzled as to the reasons why he isn't.
You're quoting me from 2018, a season I couldn't wait to see the back of. I'm certainly glad that Carlton's 2019 season didn't end after round 17 though! We've made great strides in a short time. You're right, though - my enthusiasm for 2020 is huge!Gee 5 weeks is a long time in football. Without them you wouldn't have had much enthusiasm for 2020. Thankfully for the Blues the season didnt end after round 17?
Completely agree with this and have bought this up before with friends. It definitely should be aged based. Players get one chance really to earn a top dollar contract, generally between 23-25 and they should be in complete control of where they can make there maximum return.Age/number of drafts entered should be factors in free agency.
Someone like Tom Stewart will probably never reach free agency in a meaningful sense. By the time his 8 years are up he'll be 31. If he's a top 25% player then he won't get UFA status until he is 33. He's 27 this year which will be his 4th season in the comp. I'd have no issue with someone like him becoming a free agent after 4 or 5 seasons at age 27/28. I know he played with Matthew Scarlett then in the VFL, don't know if he nominated for the draft at 18/19.
Tim Kelly is a year younger and famously passed over in multiple drafts. He also can't be a free agent until he is 31. Following the normal path he would have been drafted in 2012 and this would be his 8th season on a list and he would be eligible for free agency. I don't think 3 years service (traded anyway) is enough to justify free agency at age 26, but again I think 4-5 would be a fair discount given age.
It won't be the AFL's decision. If we go into lock-down, they will probably have a people cap on gatherings so there will be a bit of access but probably just go to clubs, sponsors and broadcast people.1. Banning people over a certain age.
2. Allowing in less spectators and spreading them around stadiums.
3. Not overreacting and letting people mske their own decisions.
Things that should happen before 'empty arena matches'.