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  1. Lucifer's Hero

    AFLW: Rd 3 vs Brisbane

    Glad the club has taken this step. 2 weeks is terribly harsh; equavalent (in % of games) to 6-7 weeks in the AFL. Also, 2 weeks over penalises the team in a short 7 week season. It is the difference between making finals or not as the player depth isn't there in the AFLW for a team to cover such a player. This is a similar situation to Katie Brennan. Last year, after her appeal failed she was taking her case to the Human Rights Commission. The AFL reached a compromise. Like the Bulldogs we have a lawyer as President who has shown he is prepared to employ his skills to protect the club. This will be interesting to watch. It is staggering the AFL/AFLW didn't have the foresight to see the Katie B situation arising again and revise the penalty system before this season started. If this turns into another farce the AFL will only have itself to blame for the bad 'optics.
  2. Lucifer's Hero

    AFLW: The Farce of the Conference System

    The issue isn't who plays in the GF, it is who plays in the 2 prelims. To my mind, the prelims should be based on the 4 best teams overall not who may make it thru to the GF (and the Home Ground advantage should go to the higher placed team overall not the highest placed in each conf). imo Carlton/Geelong (as the ladder currently stands) have less right to play in the prelims than any team that finishes above them on W/L and %'age regardless of where the higher teams finished in conf A. Will wait and see how it pans out.
  3. Lucifer's Hero

    AFLW: The Farce of the Conference System

    Sounds like Plough has misunderstood as the solution he proposes is what is proposed hence the problem. The problem is on a 10 team ladder the top two teams of Conf B are below most or all of the Conf A teams so two bad teams would play in the finals dislodging two better teams. The solution is for the AFL to admit their mistake and to combine the ladder for the two conferences so the 4 best teams play in the finals regardless of which team. Imagine the outcry if teams 9 and 10 with inferior W/L and inferior percentages played in AFL finals over teams finishing 7 and 8.
  4. Lucifer's Hero

    AFLW: The Farce of the Conference System

    Nicole Livingstone say the ladders will sort themselves out because there are a lot more in-conference games coming up. https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/aflw-boss-calls-for-patience-on-conference-system-20190219-p50ypm.htm That is true but it doesn't man the top teams in conf B will rise above the lower teams in conf A. Conf B teams need to win a lot of games to bridge the W/L gap with conf A. Equally as important they need to win by big margins to bridge the %'age gap with Conf A. I fully expect the combined ladder at end of rnd 7 will be much the same as now ie top conf B teams will be below most if not all the conf A teams. Livingstone is just delaying the day of reckoning and praying for some miracles. Time will tell...
  5. Lucifer's Hero

    AFLW: The Farce of the Conference System

    'Optics' be damned!! I'm sure the AFL ran many fixtures until they got what they wanted ie 7 games (that would help the AFL's 'favourite' teams; the big Melb clubs, Pies and Blues). So, fake Conferences were born and they then found weasel words to justify them. I say 'fake' because 'real' conferences do not have 'crossover' games. The concept of 'crossover' games may be 'innovative' but makes no sense. The AFL compounded the problem by having one very strong conference (A) and a weak one (B). I believe it is no coincidence that Pies and Blues are in the weaker B. Note: Blues play only one of the two prior premiers (both in Conf A) and Pies play neither while other Conf B teams play both. The cynic in me thinks this is tailor made for them to make the finals - the old story: good for tv ratings!! If either team does make the finals the AFL can really start worrying about the 'optics' as those finals are bound to be scrappy, one-sided affairs. What about Home Ground for finals? With the current ladder Freo would play Blues and because Blues are on top of the Conf B ladder they would be the Home team. Enormous disadvantage for Freo, especially as they will most likely have to come back to the east cost for the GF. If the AFL focus on what is good for the game and developing a worthwhile competition the 'optics' will take care of themselves and there will be no need to be 'innovative'.
  6. Lucifer's Hero

    Congratulations Daisy

    The bubs in red and blue beanies which look especially knitted - very becoming 🙂 Hope Daisy makes her post playing career at the Dees; an incredible asset to our club.
  7. Lucifer's Hero

    Congratulations Daisy

    This is an earlier thread but I can't get behind the paywall to answer the question.
  8. Lucifer's Hero

    Congratulations Daisy

    Fantastic news! Great to see mum and bubs healthy. ...Maybe Daisy will swap the red and grey swaddling colours to red and blue soon. Then again, the club has probably already sent her baby dee jumpers with # 6 on the back with their names or with 'mummy'.
  9. Lucifer's Hero

    AFLW: Rd 3 vs Brisbane

    Too true. Biased commentary especially from Alistair Lynch.
  10. Lucifer's Hero

    AFLW: Rd 3 vs Brisbane

    Blind Freddy could have foreseen the problem with the 'conference' ladders that is now glaringly on display. A conference system isn't needed to put 10 teams in 7 rounds. It could be done with a random draw and let the results (and finalists) fall out on a ten team ladder. Either way there are two teams that each club does not play. There is no way the AFL will 'realise the error of their ways' and change the finals this year.
  11. Lucifer's Hero

    AFLW: Rd 3 vs Brisbane

    It seems Cunningham was not reported. Good news as she will be an important player vs North next week. A critical game to win and maintain finals hopes. It being at Casey gives us a bit of an advantage especially if we play the wind there to our advantage.
  12. Lucifer's Hero

    AFLW: Rd 3 vs Brisbane

    I've forgotten all the details but broadly, because we have 5 teams in each conference but a 7 round season each team plays others in their conference once (ie 4 games) and some teams in the other conference (ie 3 games). (Daisy was pushing for a 9 round season so that teams played each other once...fell on deaf ears). After round 7 the top 2 teams in each conference play off for finals. I think that means a Conf A team vs a Conf B team and the winners of each game play in the Grand Final. Right now it seems pretty clear the teams that finish top 2 in Conf A will play in the GF. Given these limitations it would have made more sense to combine the conference results into one ladder (ala the table in my post above) and the top 4 teams play in finals regardless of which conference they were in. The worst problem is the severe distortion of potential finalists that sit in the bottom half of the ladder. Edit: I just saw DeeSpencer's posts with similar info to this post.
  13. Lucifer's Hero

    AFLW: Rd 3 vs Brisbane

    The joke of the conference system is shown in the ladder. If this was the final round Carlton and Brisbane from Conference B would be playing in the finals (as the top two teams in Conf B). Yet they are below all of the teams in Conference A. Its embarrassing. It was rather dumb of the AFL to put the last two premiers in the same conference and Melbourne as a recognised strong team in that same conference.
  14. Lucifer's Hero

    AFLW: Rd 3 vs Brisbane

    Well, that experiment didn't last long...the game isn't over yet. I opened the thread from the main board and by the time I finished the post the thread had been moved. I reckon regular AFLW posters are still watching the game...
  15. Lucifer's Hero

    AFLW: Rd 3 vs Brisbane

    Very scrappy vs the pies last week. Very clean this week. There has been some really good marking, overlap play and short stab passes to position. And our defensive structures are holding up really well. For a change we have kicked more goals than points. It will be a good win and a very good percentage boost (if I haven't spoken too soon...).
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