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13 minutes ago, CBDees said:

I started a few decades before you Old Dee but at least I have been there for a few Premierships since the “Fuschias” ran out! ? Like you I am a Dee for life (but hoping to see another Premiership in my lifetime)!

Then you must be in the top tier of age groups CBD.

1960 my dad took me too my first game. So I have seen two flags. I must admit the memory of the first one is faded now. Still remember the second well and the drive home to the country, I thought winning GF,s would never end how wrong was I?

I hope we can last till 2020 mate and then we can both enjoy no. 13. 

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1 hour ago, grey wolf said:

Aflx is gotta be better than a summer of cricket...

TEAM 1

Back 2 ...... Wagner and Hunt

Mid 3...... Stretch Hogan(capt) and Bugg

Front 2 ..... Spargo and Hannan

Inerchange 3 .....Pedo JKH Harmes

TEAM 2

Reserve 4 ..... Fritsch Keilty Baker Melksham(capt)

 

I considered Pedo and Baker.

 

Went with no to Pedo, as I think this format will be run, run, run, and not as suited to a bigger body.

I would expect Baker to get a run though.

 

Wagner? Sorry, can't bear to watch him play in any format. No lateral agility whatsoever, and seems to lack the footy smarts also. 

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1 hour ago, faultydet said:

I considered Pedo and Baker.

 

Went with no to Pedo, as I think this format will be run, run, run, and not as suited to a bigger body.

I would expect Baker to get a run though.

 

Wagner? Sorry, can't bear to watch him play in any format. No lateral agility whatsoever, and seems to lack the footy smarts also. 

Just thought Jennings would see it as a learning curve...

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Is this poop being televised?

Been overseas for work and have no idea what is even happening. 

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On 06/02/2018 at 7:43 AM, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

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Seems a pretty perfect crap fest to be represented by Norf and Saints to be honest. 

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On 2/7/2018 at 1:41 PM, small but forward said:

I'm trying to work out what the AFL will roll out next year.

Last year it was AFLW

This year it is AFLX

Maybe next year is AFLY

I'm sure the AFL marketing department will come out with a slogan something like "don't ask Y, ask Y not"

(this slogan seems to apply to their rule changing department, as well)

That maybe the way they will head small.......AFLzzzzzzzz

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A few clubs have confirmed some of their starters according to the AFL site. This was our write-up.

Christian Petracca: His ability to win the football in tight, burst out into space and finish long-range running goals would translate nicely into AFLX.

Definite starters: The Demons have not yet picked their squad ahead of next Friday night, but Petracca, Alex Neal-Bullen, Tom Bugg and James Harmes would benefit from a fast-paced game.

Definite outs: Jeff Garlett, Simon Goodwin, Pat McKenna, Joel Smith, Aaron vandenBerg, Jack Viney, Sam Weideman 

- Ben Guthrie

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13 minutes ago, Demon77 said:

A few clubs have confirmed some of their starters according to the AFL site. This was our write-up.

Christian Petracca: His ability to win the football in tight, burst out into space and finish long-range running goals would translate nicely into AFLX.

Definite starters: The Demons have not yet picked their squad ahead of next Friday night, but Petracca, Alex Neal-Bullen, Tom Bugg and James Harmes would benefit from a fast-paced game.

Definite outs: Jeff Garlett, Simon Goodwin, Pat McKenna, Joel Smith, Aaron vandenBerg, Jack Viney, Sam Weideman 

- Ben Guthrie

Simon Goodwin out. He has sense of humor does Ben

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Hi folks. Please correct me if I’ve got this wrong because I live in the USA so may not know:
AFLX is played on soccer, rugby and american football grounds largely to make it easier to find grounds to play on overseas, thereby making it easier to promote AFL type football overseas correct?

Why then do the AFL seem to have failed to have the upcoming AFLX games aired through the AFL Global Pass, which I think is the only way to watch AFL live from overseas?

"Diamond_Jim said it was promoted as being shown on the “AFL live App”, which i thought was the same as the global pass, but nowhere on my global pass app are upcoming AFLX games mentioned!?

So to summarize my post, they’re introducing a game aimed toward overseas audiences but they’re not allowing overseas people to watch it.   Can that be right?
Thanks, RM

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Port Adelaide squad includes Jacks Watts and Trengove plus Jimmy T and Dom Barry.  New teammates again.  Doubt they’ve ever played in the firsts together before.

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9 hours ago, Rob Mac...... said:

Hi folks. Please correct me if I’ve got this wrong because I live in the USA so may not know:
AFLX is played on soccer, rugby and american football grounds largely to make it easier to find grounds to play on overseas, thereby making it easier to promote AFL type football overseas correct?

Why then do the AFL seem to have failed to have the upcoming AFLX games aired through the AFL Global Pass, which I think is the only way to watch AFL live from overseas?

"Diamond_Jim said it was promoted as being shown on the “AFL live App”, which i thought was the same as the global pass, but nowhere on my global pass app are upcoming AFLX games mentioned!?

So to summarize my post, they’re introducing a game aimed toward overseas audiences but they’re not allowing overseas people to watch it.   Can that be right?
Thanks, RM

I think I said it's on the WatchAFL app which is available to all foreign subscribers. As I understand it that is the "Global Pass"

The WatchAFL website is showing the AFLX as being part of the coverage:

https://www.watchafl.com.au/

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I'm thinking increased speed equals more serious contact, equals more injuries. Sorry,  but not enthusiastic at this stage....

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4 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

I think I said it's on the WatchAFL app which is available to all foreign subscribers. As I understand it that is the "Global Pass"

The WatchAFL website is showing the AFLX as being part of the coverage:

https://www.watchafl.com.au/

Thanks again D_J, the AFLX option has now appeared in my “Global Pass” App, although it wasn’t showing 12 hours ago when I made my post.  Everything you posted is what I always thought was the status. 

Cheers, R

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Squad to be named soon but this is how I'd go in to it:

Unavailable: Viney, Vanders, J Smith, T Smith, Weeds, McKenna, Garlett, Kent
Rested/clear best 22: Gawn, Jones, Oliver, Tyson, Frost, Oscar, Petracca, Hogan, T McDonald, Lever, Hibberd, Hunt, Salem, Lewis, Vince
Unsuitable: King, Filipovic

Leaves us with: ANB (capt), Stretch (vice), Harmes, Brayshaw, Melksham,  Hannan, Johnstone, Spargo, Baker, Fritsch, JKH, Balic, Bugg, Wagner, Petty, Maynard, Keilty, Pedersen

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I’m having trouble containing my excitement. 

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I'm not as negative on this as others. I think it's a bit of fun to see some of the guys have a hit out and I think we've named the right kind of squad.

I'm keen to see Petracca playing midfield in a shorten version of the game and Tom McDonald up forward. Otherwise I'd like to see the 3 draftees and DJ.

It's a televised competitive training exercise before the shortened preseason of 2 games which is the right number.

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17 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I’m having trouble containing my excitement. 

as long as you contain your excrement you'll be fine, ethan

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9 minutes ago, Grimes Times said:

http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-02-13/three-recruits-named-in-aflx-squad

 

Melbourne AFLX squad

  1. Christian Petracca
  2. Angus Brayshaw
  3. Tom McDonald
  4. Neville Jetta

Heaven help us if any of these guys sustain a serious injury... All best 22 and all core players, especially Jetta and Tom. I assume McDonald will play as the ruck? 

I'll watch our first match on TV as I have plans later on, and my other half was definitely not keen on a romantic AFLX date for the night.

 

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12 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Squad for those who don't like to read.

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So just FYI for everyone whose worried about whatever

The club focused on using players who will benefit with a low contested/high speed game but also those who need a lighter work load

With the shorter field and shorter game times, it's about 3 or 4 times less of a work load playing this game then doing a full preseason training session (hence the use of 3x 1st year players for example) since those selected will do this in place of 1 days full training

Hope that made sense

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Who captains that side??

Probably out of Nev and TMac... personally, I hope it's Nev.

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With TMac, Bugg, ANB the team contains our best runners which is what it's about. Also booming kicks like Melsham and Petracca.

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