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  1. Choke

    The Blowtorch on Jordan Lewis

    I suppose without Lever and Hibberd, Lewis has to run harder to make more contests rather than receiving and distributing the ball. @rpfc is correct IMO, our makeshift backline has been impressive. Lever and Hibberd going down really really hurt. Fix f50 entries and we are contenders, even with the injury depleted backline.
  2. When the AFLW was announced a few years ago, I simply assumed this would be how it worked. Trying to take the most generous interpretation of the AFL here - maybe they don't want the women's league to be considered as a opening act? The cynic in me however leans towards suspecting that the AFL only want the AFLW to fill in broadcast gaps before the men's comp starts. That this was never about building the women's game, but about finding an opportunity to make some cash when the TV networks have no major sport to televise. Everything the AFL does is about business. The rule changes are all about the 'product' and the 'look of the game'. It's a shame the administration is so terrible, given the game itself at its purest is such an exciting one to watch and be a part of.
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    Proposed new rules for 2019

    Every time I hear about these rule changes, someone is talking about the 'product'. The game is a 'product' to be sold and marketed. People are apparently not watching the AFL's 'product'. Well, fine, how about these product improvements then: - Commentators who don't spend all their time talking about each other in some sort of in-joke circle jerk - Commentators who know the players' names - Commentators who will get excited about games without escalating into hyperbolic hero-worship - Not compromising start/end times of games in order to lead into other network programs - High-Def internet subscription service that can be played on a TV and not restricted to a 7 inch mobile device - Not packaging games with a cable provider's other bloated, useless content - High-Def cameras for score reviews (I assume they have strapped some old Nokias to the top of goal posts, such is the quality we have right now) - Removal of gambling advertising - Camera operators who can follow the game properly (especially the northern states where they seem to be used to rugby and we struggle to get a sense of how the ground is set up) There ya go. Didn't change a damn thing about the game itself and already I'd watch more footy.
  4. Choke

    The healthy mental health thread

    I don't know you from a bar of soap, but mate those are some red flags right there. I've called Beyond Blue a few times and it's helped enormously. Even for just a sanity check of "is what I'm going through normal or not?" it's worth a call. Best of luck.
  5. Choke

    Ruck danger

    Love it. But it doesn't meet the AFL requirement of "all new rules must result in additional complexity and confusion in the game". Sorry Sue.
  6. Choke

    POSTMATCH DISCUSSION - Round 18

    I can't do this any more.
  7. Choke

    Channel 7 WANT MORE GOALS!

    NRL aren't hamstrung by BT. It's a significant advantage.
  8. There was a passage last year I think where Frost tried to switch play and kick it down the throat of an opposition player who just strolled forward for an easy goal. He can't be relied on to provide the half-back run/springboard attack. Disposal just isn't good enough. Of all the backs we have in Lever's absence, Hibberd's is the best IMO.
  9. Choke

    1998 Hotter Than Hell

    Did not expect 2 hours and 28 minutes! Might have to watch this in chunks, my gen y attention span only lasts 4 minutes or so.
  10. Choke

    Post Match Discussion - Round 10

    Trying to keep a lid on things after this win is tough. Fortunately my football knowledge is terrible, which makes things a little easier. In 2016, I thought the Dogs had no chance. Premiers. In 2017, I thought the Tigers had no chance. Premiers. I think the Dees have no chance in 2018.
  11. Choke

    Hell NO... blues and the priority draft pick

    Fortunately the AFL have moved past this particular process. They now have coffee.
  12. Choke

    The adventures of President Donald Gump

    If you can find any post of mine that states my opinion on Israel or Hamas I'd like to see it. I have made no such comments. You couldn't possibly know my views on the subject. You know I don't like Trump and infer from there. Peter Sweden's twitter feed is carefully curated BS. But you eat it with a big boy spoon. You're a troll. We both know it. You even admitted in a post last year that you word your posts a certain way in order to annoy people because you enjoy it. I was under the belief that this behaviour was unacceptable on this website. I was incorrect.
  13. Choke

    The adventures of President Donald Gump

    Not at all what this was about You posted ill-source bile. Apparently it is acceptable to the mods of this website. You are a sad man who extracts joy from agitating others online. It's ironic that you'd accuse me of seeking a safe space, given your twitter feed is clearly full of bot-fed content that feeds your biases. People like you who uncritically wallow in their social media bubbles are the reason society is increasingly splitting along political lines. Your insistence on expanding this bubble to demonland is apparently alright with those who run this site. I'll tag @Nasher again, in case I'm wrong. But since your posts have stood for hours with no recourse, and with only a single mod weighing in but only responding to Dieter, I am not hopeful. You are a sorry substitute for a human being.
  14. Choke

    The adventures of President Donald Gump

    Not cool Dieter, that ban was well deserved. So I guess nothing's being done about Pro? OK then. I have nothing left to say.
  15. Choke

    The adventures of President Donald Gump

    I suspect you're right. I think his body of work speaks for itself. He deserves a permanent ban IMO, but mine is not the opinion that matters. His posts tarnish this website and community.
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