What unpopular AFL opinions do you have?

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by Mordecai, Jun 12, 2012.

Put it out there
  1. Hard Ball Get

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    Really? I'd much, much, much rather live in Tasi than the Gold Coast. Not saying a team is a good idea but give me Tasi over the Gold Coast anyday.
     
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  2. keithrichards

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    Not sure that many 18-25 year olds would agree with you though, particularly ones earning $400k and looking to spend it
     
  3. Abasi

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    Richmond have given false hope to a lot of clubs and their supporters(maybe even club staff) who think they’re closer to a flag than they really are.
     
  4. adammania9

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    If Bontempelli averaged 27+ touches a game, he'd be the best player in the AFL. Every time he touches the pill, something happens. Claims of being overrated are silly, he's more underrated than overrated.
     
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    I love watching him play too, but Martin and Dangerfield find more of it on a more consistent basis and impart just as much brilliance with every touch.
     
  6. adammania9

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    If the three were all provided with the footy 30 times in a game against the same opposition, I reckon Dusty comes out on top with Bont 2nd and Dangerfield 3rd. Bontempelli's impact per possession is top of the line.
     
  7. Damon_3388

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    I think people forget how young he is.

    He's still a month away from his 22nd birthday, meaning we're probably still a couple of years away from him even entering what should be his prime as a player (ages 25-29, 2020-2024).

    I'm not sure how much improvement he has left, given he's already extremely good, but it'll be fun to see. Can't hate his talent.
     
  8. footyfan78

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    Yep. You Hawkies better watch it and tone down your expectations.;)
     
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    They've also given false hope to clubs that are lead by a coach who's achieved **** all in his ~5 years at the helm.
     
  10. shaqsuns

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    After watching the replay of the 98 grand final I'm glad with have a rule that pays a free kick for deliberate out of bounds


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  11. edgie

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    Dangerfield and Gray are the best genuine dual position players in the game.

    Can play FF from siren to siren and kick five goals from a dozen touches. Can also kick five and/or have thirty touches from the middle. No other mid, including Martin, can do it, they rely on spells forward or middle to catch the other team out, rather than a fixed position middle or forward all day.

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  12. Damon_3388

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    Or perhaps it gives more credence to the idea that you don't just live and die by your head coach, but that the coaching team and players have just as much say in your fortunes as well.
     
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    Still the GOAT BigFooty post
     
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  14. hutchy31

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    Whether you/we like them or not my guess is those sort of changes are ultimately inevitable. There will be a four point line in basketball, or they'll raise the basket so it's harder to shoot/dunk. Baseball, golf and other slow games will need to speed up somehow. Footy will go the same way to create more excitement/spectacle or to speed up.

    As more sports become essentially businesses (if they aren't already) tradition will be lost. Sometimes that'll be positive, sometimes negative. But whether it takes 10 years or 100 the game will be manifestly different to the one we know now.
     
  15. shaqsuns

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    I wished the main Saturday and Sunday game still started at 2:10 not 3 o'clock. So when you watch on TV you can get the post match Analysis not just cut straight to the news


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    Not sure why the weekend news needs a big ratings-grabbing lead-in anyway. I mean, don't people take a break from the news on weekends?
     
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    I wish there was a channel 7 replay show 8-30 pm Sunday night to show about the best 30 minutes of 4 of the games from Twilight Saturday to end of round that we not see live on free to air tv.
     
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  18. didaksrightfoot

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    Could've said exactly the same thing about the Doggies last year.
     
  19. ThaiTiger

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    I see it differently. The Tigers have taken the hope away from all clubs. Who can realistically stop this juggernaut we call Richmond FC?
     
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    Bulldogs played finals 2015.
     
  21. Underdog

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    A January average high in Hobart of 21.7 degrees...**** that
     
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    Considering most people see Richmond’s 2017 as a flash in the pan, naming teams who can knock them off in 2018 would mean this conversation is entering popular opinion.
     
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    Fair enough, we don't want that however I think the Tigers will be flashing the pan for a while yet. It's a deep pan at Tigerland.
     
  24. Abasi

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    I think you’re confusing unpopular opinion with biased opinion.
     
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  25. ThaiTiger

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    Maybe, it's only been only a week, which reminds me........... Happy 1 week anniversary Tigers with many more to come. At least 51 more anyhow.