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Lord Travis

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  1. Lord Travis

    A New Helmet for Gus

    Helmet looks good, and we'll be seeing more of it. Gus had the ball on a string today and looks set for another big season!
  2. The changes to kick ins will be by far the biggest change. The man on the mark being pushed right back combined with the ability to play on and not have to kick the ball to yourself means that the player kicking out makes it halfway up the defensive 50 metre arc before they are even confronted. The first kick is hitting the wing or centre square. Teams will start flooding hard if they score a behind, as they are now little to no chance at regaining possession of the ball in their forward half. It's going to create some very ugly matches with lots of flooding IMO. The changes to the rules, as they are every year, are poor and reactionary. The AFL just want free-wheeling shoot-outs at the expense of key fundamentals of the game. The addition of the 6-6-6 rule is going to mean teams who don't have the talent on their list e.g. Gold Coast are going to get belted by bigger margins. We're going to see far less competitive and close games. It's going to be boring and ugly. While I love watching us win, beating up on teams like Gold Coast is going to feel pretty hollow when coaches don't have the ability to change tactics to combat what's happening.
  3. I agree. I think both the Smiths are depth. All Tim Smith did today was lead to the completely wrong areas and get in Weids space. Calling him depth is the most polite thing I can do. I don't want to see him in red and blue at AFL level again. Joel Smith I see as valuable depth. He's definitely behind all those names you've listed, but he's not the worst option out there due to his ability to compete in the air and versatility. He's behind TMac, Weid, Gawn, Preuss, Petracca, Melksham, Fritsch, Spargo, Harmes, and Garlett as a forward option IMO. I don't believe he'll make any meaningful contribution this season. With TMac, Melksham and Fritsch to return, and T Smith and J Smith gone, I think our forward line would function very well. TMac and Weid paired well late last year, so I'm excited to see them build more synergy and not lead into each others space.
  4. Lord Travis

    Nietschke out for the season

    Horrible luck for the kid. It would be really tough going through that before you’ve even played a game and gotten into everything properly. Here’s wishing him a speedy and solid long term recovery.
  5. Lord Travis

    AFLW on the main board

    Keep them separate. This board’s convoluted enough as it is.
  6. Lord Travis

    Demonbracket 2019 - voting under way

    Oliver
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    Demonbracket 2019 - voting under way

    Jetta Oliver
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    Demonbracket 2019 - voting under way

    Jetta Harmes Oliver Gawn
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    Demonbracket 2019 - voting under way

    Hunt Oliver Gawn Brayshaw
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    Demonbracket 2019 - voting under way

    Jetta Melksham Viney McDonald
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    Demonbracket 2019 - voting under way

    Oscar Fritsch Brayshaw
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    Demonbracket 2019 - voting under way

    Viney Spargo Harmes Salem
  13. Lord Travis

    Tomas Bugg Announces Retirement

    I'm thankful he chose to come to us when we were still a pretty average club. He was a key player and bringing a bit of arrogance and confident to the place. I loved him silencing the Richmond crowd that time after kicking a goal! He was a good 22nd player. Obviously no superstar, but could competently play a role tagging, up forward or down back. He's better than most on here give him credit for. He's a really friendly guy too. I've bumped into him multiple times at the supermarket and he's always up for a chat. All the best to him with his media marketing business. It's already a multimillion dollar business he's established with his model girlfriend and some of her friends. Done quite well for himself has Buggy!
  14. Lord Travis

    Apology to Glen Bartlett

    Bartlett has lots of ties still in Perth. Don’t know what was said or published, but I’m not surprised they media backed off pretty quickly if they were approached. He’s a stern operator Bartlett. Very underrated amongst the Demon faithful with PJ getting all the glory (deserved also).
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    Demonbracket 2019 - voting under way

    McDonald Garlett Hunt
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