What unpopular AFL opinions do you have? - Part 2

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Aussie in exile

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Nov 21, 2013
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That's like the East Coast Rugby League that the people north of the Murray seem to like.
No representation from the majority of the states but somehow they regard it as a national competition.
We all knows it not. It was a comprise to end the Super League war.
They do have a overseas team in their comp which we don't
 

Lemma

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Jun 4, 2010
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State of Origin should be left in the 90's. It's an outdated concept and if it came back, nobody would actually care about it, just like nobody cared about International Rules.
Totally agree- it's just a nostalgia thing. Remember when they brought back Hey Hey It's Saturday
 

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Scotland

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SOO was awesome until the players stopped caring about it.

If you look at the NRL players will put everything they have into playing for Qld/NSW even if it means risking injury or suspension or just missing club games before/after.

By the time SOO wound up in the AFL it was a running joke how many players would pull out with minor injuries at the last minute. While we stank that year and it didn't really matter Daniel Kerr got injured in the 2008 Vic vs Dream Team game and missed a couple of weeks. AFL clubs do not want that happening under any circumstance.

The "greatest State of Origin game of all time" (WA vs Vic in 1986) had fans crammed into every corner of Subiaco Oval. There was no AFL so that was the pinnacle of footy seeing the 3 state sides play. The last time WA hosted a SOO game was vs the Allies in 1997 and you couldn't give the tickets away.
 

Goomba1973

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1) Skilled stadium is nothing more than a basic suburban football ground that has no place being a centerpiece in today's top flight comp, but the boys up the road in Melbourne don't care and will never really put up the $$$$ to bring it up to scratch

2) Fremantle is the Western Australian equivalent of Adelaide. Has the money, the fans, ect...... but are incapable of delivering any sustained success.

3) West Coast still has a recreational drug use issue

4) GCFC and NM need to merge and relocated to Tasmania for either one of them to have any relevance
 

Sparkle

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1) Skilled stadium is nothing more than a basic suburban football ground that has no place being a centerpiece in today's top flight comp, but the boys up the road in Melbourne don't care and will never really put up the $$$$ to bring it up to scratch
This is a basic suburban football ground

Image result for local footy ground

*shoutout to the people of Morwell

This is a suburban ground, but bigger

Image result for north port oval

*shoutout to the people of Port Melbourne

And this is Kardinia Park

Image result for gmhba stadium


Pretty big for a basic suburban ground
 

Goomba1973

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This is a basic suburban football ground

Image result for local footy ground

*shoutout to the people of Morwell

This is a suburban ground, but bigger

Image result for north port oval

*shoutout to the people of Port Melbourne

And this is Kardinia Park

Image result for gmhba stadium


Pretty big for a basic suburban ground
ergo - "unpopular opinion"
 

FreeTK

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Oct 2, 2019
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Tradition in AFL is overrated.

1. A twilight Grand Final would be awesome

2. AFL should make a distinction between VFL and AFL premierships eg Essendon has 14 VFL Premierships and 2 AFL Flags.





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Hard Ball Get

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Dec 21, 2005
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The saints have finaly wised up to the fact that draft pics aren't everything. Good for them
Ratts is already having an influence
True if your list dictates. They aren't in that position I don't think.
They brought in a quality wingman at a hefty cost.
Brought in a potentially handy key position player in Howard.
Brought in a good ordinary player in Jones.
Brought in depth in Butler
Brought in Ryder who played SANFL due to being dropped due to form.

They lost Acres
Lost Steven.
Lost Bruce for unders.
Lost all picks under 50 incuding their top 10 pick and next years 2nd.
Missed out on King.

It certainly isn't an overly bad period, but I dont think its deserving of any great praise.
 

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