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Everything posted by george_on_the_outer

  1. Gold Coast propped up by AFL

    Article quietly hidden in the Financial review: http://www.afr.com/business/sport/the-afl-propped-up-gold-coast-suns-with-25m-after-sponsorship-woes-20180201-h0s15t While most clubs get $10-15M from the AFL each year, this is an absolute disgrace for an enterprise that simply will NOT work. How would an extra $10M go at any other club? There are no fans in the back blocks of the Gold Coast, and the list of failed sporting teams from that area is long. Can't get sponsors....there is a reason for that.....businesses can see value in promotion through sport, but they can also see that money would be wasted with this venture.... How well would a Tasmanian team go if the AFL threw in $25 M toward their operating costs? And then provide ambassadorships to leading players on top of their salary cap?
  2. AFLW: Rd 2 Vs Adelaide at Casey

    Live on AFL site...... Free: http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-02-10/aflw-round-two-watch-it-live
  3. Are we ready for 580 Brownlow votes?

    First game of the season and god has returned to the fold. Our home game, and the G will be packed to the rafters with the riff raff from down the road, living in hope that all will be good again. This single game may well define our season. Beat Geelong with the 3 amigo's playing, and the competition will take notice. And PJ will be more than happy with the gate takings....
  4. Are we ready for 580 Brownlow votes?

    Motlop now at Port....... Both Dangerfield and Selwood struggling to get to the starting line for round 1.
  5. Big feature on the ABC tonight on 7.30 report about MFC womens players and what they have given up to play for the club Here is at least a write up: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-01/aflw-women-career-injury/9380274 and the video link: http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/meet-the-aflw-players-who-sacrificed-their-day/9385274
  6. AFLW: Round 1 vs. GWS

    live on the AFL site: http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-02-03/aflw-round-one-watch-it-live
  7. Time to ditch the Runner

    Runners no longer required at AFL level. The interchange with 90 rotations is sufficient to get the messages out there i.e about 1 rotation occurs each minute....more than sufficient. Mike up the water boys to shout at the players from behind the boundary if needed. If you have ever had to be a runner, it is a frightening job trying to get to a player during play, especially as they get beyond the junior ranks. The ball moves so quickly and you cannot get "in the way". You can't enter the 50 while either side is kicking for goal. Chasing fit young players to get a message to them is bad enough. We already see them scrambling to "get out of the way" at the AFL level. And the Maxwell situation shows how they can exploit the placements on the field. Get rid of them for the big boys.
  8. Maroochydore training camp

    Featured on Ch 9 News tonight... Also from the AFL site: http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-01-29/hello-sunshine-demons-crank-up-the-heat
  9. Are we ready? Rory Sloane

    The other thing which will come into play is the increase in the salary cap for everyone of around $2M. It was effective from June 2017, but contracts would have already been signed for the 2017 year, so the can of worms opens in 2018: http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-06-20/players-get-20-per-cent-pay-rise-in-new-cba If you have a quality young list you will be able to pay them to stay with the extra money. If you don't....then you go shopping.
  10. Are we ready? Rory Sloane

    Doesn't look like it: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/afl/teams/sydney/kurt-tippetts-injury-settlement-will-allow-sydney-to-snare-a-quality-player-at-seasons-end/news-story/f9d9a94c8540b7746b6fc77b5abd85fe contracted to end of 2018 https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/kurt-tippett-retires-sydney-forward-retires-after-178-games/news-story/664ca58f73b8232f3bd3eb3fb027e8c3
  11. Are we ready? Rory Sloane

    Gaff is already too old for our profile. 2 years ago he may have fitted, but regardless the Eagles will throw plenty enough to keep him. The big money for Sloane will come from Sydney, with $900k spare from Tippets retirement. North already had enough to offer Dusty and Kelly bucket loads (but who would want to go there?). Collingwood are all wind....Pendelbury is already the highest paid AFL player, and Treloar will be earning a motzza by now. They won’t have enough left for a player like Lynch.
  12. Sponsorship Problem?

    .......Perhaps we should be chasing big companies like....Jeep, Bingle, Dare chocolate drink, Mission foods, iinet, Jeldwen, Hostplus, Border express......some of them have sponsored the past 5 premiers!
  13. JLT Experiments

    ...To play our "bottom 22" players, so that our "top 22" play 3 games less during the year, and win matches toward the end, instead of hitting the wall again when it counts.....
  14. Fenceology Predicts the ladder

    If the Oija board thinks North is going to finish ahead of Collingwood or Freo, then it is connecting with the wrong spirits.
  15. Preseason Training Week commencing - 15/01/18

    Billy must correct his running style if he is to make it. He takes his first 3 steps sideways, before he accelerates forward. You don't get that much time in AFL level football. As he is taking those first 3 steps he moves the ball in hand from side to side, and as a result cannot get a kick off. It's only when he has "stabilised" that he is able to deliver the ball.
  16. Preseason Training Week commencing - 15/01/18

    When I was at training not long after the new recruits arrived, I watched Spargo and Petty doing kick to kick. They are different players for different roles, but what stood out for me was the ability of Spargo to hit Petty time and time again on the chest. But not just that, he was doing it both left and right foot. If he is to play mid-field, then the ability to deliver accurately by foot is essential, and it gives the player options on how he does it when they are fluent on either foot ( ala Sam Mitchell). At pick 29 a genuine footballer who can kick is a very viable option. We now have to see how he develops.
  17. Gawn on SEN 16/11

    Link to SEN with report attached: https://www.sen.com.au/news/2018/01/15/gawn-lifts-lid-on-cancelled-preseason-camp/ actual recording is on this page: https://www.sen.com.au/news/2018/01/15/how-petracca-stitched-up-teammates-on-night-out-with-nba-royalty/ Report from the Age: http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/max-gawn-says-simon-goodwin-probably-felt-like-victim-of-mutiny-after-camp-cancellation-20180115-h0iusn.html
  18. Preseason Training Week commencing - 8/01/18

    Saw most of the session this morning. And while everyone looks good in pre-season, because there is no pressure and it's all about getting to maximum fitness levels for the season ahead, I made the following observations: * Jones not at the session, although was sighted running strongly before the main group came out. * Viney running laps very strongly, before he went inside. * Brayshaw carrying heavy strapping on hamstring, and was hindered when running, although he competed in all the session and the running drills. * Petty and Balic running laps. * Smith, Spargo, Petty, Kent, Weideman, all in the rehab group with Cross running the drills. None of them can be too far away from joining the main group. Vandenberg not sighted by me, but didn't see this group working for long. * ANB, Bugg and Tom Mc by far the leaders in the running drills, with all 3 trying to get over the line first. Tom Mc eventually grinding them down after half a dozen 400m runs, but ANB held on through the lot. Buggy hitting the wall in the last one, but led the early sorties. * King and Filopovic will be more than adequate back-up for Max. Both can kick the ball ( unlike Spencer) and were in the middle of the pack in the running drills, so are building their endurance to the necessary level. Interestingly, Max is certainly in the top 1/3rd in the running drills. The sprinters like Garlett and Frost struggle with the longer distances, not surprisingly, but would beat most over 100m easily. The surprise is Hunt who is out in the leading pack for distance, and we all know he can turn on the jets as well. Saty, 666, Hardtack and little tacker should have some ripper photos, which we should see later. They would have more if they hadn't gas-bagged on about the merits of various photographic equipment, but hey, who am I to criticise?
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  20. Maroochydore training camp

    BrisbaneDemonFan....... the following article gives the times: http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2017-12-14/club-cancels-prechristmas-camp " Melbourne will travel to Maroochydore for its usual pre-season camp between January 29 and February 5."
  21. Kids Memberships

    Just bring them in to the area. The staff at the gate won't question you about kids, especially if they are in your arms. If they do then tell them you are heading to the social club area to get a guest pass....
  22. How Good Draft Choices Can Make or Break an AFL Team

    5 years after the event an academic can tell me that Richmond picked better players at the draft than Melbourne....wow!
  23. Dangerfield/Selwood/Ablett

    Pity is that we have to play them in Round 1. By half way through the season Ablett won't be there with some sort of excuse, and Selwood played the latter half of last season like he had lead boots.
  24. The President on Sen Now

    Mornings with Michael Christian podcast here: https://www.sen.com.au/programs/mornings-with-michael-christian/ scroll down to item 10 : Glen Bartlett on SEN mornings - Wed December 20
  25. 2018 AFLW Fixture

    Feb 24 in Alice Springs at 5.40! Does the AFL know what the temperature is like there at that time of year? And on top of a 6 day break coming back from Fremantle, then another 6 day break after the Alice Springs game.