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Quarterback or point guard, for all their limitations, are better descriptions than the anachronistic Centre-Half-Back. The reason people use these descriptions is because the traditional AFL positions are woefully inadequate. Listen to Mick Malthouse - he has a whole range of new role descriptions - the sooner these get into the common vernacular and replace quarterback, point-guard and back-pocket the better.

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Sorry you feel that way DG, obviously Daisycutter and Old Dee don't believe I wasted cyberspace. But brace yourself, because if I don't agree with something written, I will continue to "waste cyberspace" on this forum.

Maybe they can PM you ?

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billy, stop acting like a fascist dictator. Who cares how other people refer to the rebounding defender's role? The quarterback is a good analogy and it shouldn't matter if it originates from an evil American code or Aussie rules. People can say whatever they want. Stop wasting cyberspace.

Rubbish Dave.

A quarter-back (or point guard) has no equivalent in AFL - totally different roles with no comparability

What next? A tight head? lol

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Rubbish Dave.

A quarter-back (or point guard) has no equivalent in AFL - totally different roles with no comparability

What next? A tight head? lol

Good half-backs with leadership qualities will play a large role in dictating the play in front of them. They direct teammates, decide which wing to head down, whether to switch, etc. That's pretty similar to a quarterback.

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Rubbish Dave.

A quarter-back (or point guard) has no equivalent in AFL - totally different roles with no comparability

What next? A tight head? lol

Robbie Flower was a wonderful wide-receiver in retrospect and Sean Wight such a reliable linebacker.

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Good half-backs with leadership qualities will play a large role in dictating the play in front of them. They direct teammates, decide which wing to head down, whether to switch, etc. That's pretty similar to a quarterback.

that's a nice long bow you've got yourself there Dg B)

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billy, stop acting like a fascist dictator.

People can say whatever they want. Stop wasting cyberspace.

Irony.

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The next logical thing is to determine who our tight ends and linebackers are I suppose. All this terminology related to completely unrelated sports is a yawn. I still await the prospect of seeing our supposed quarterbacks hands fiddling around behind big fat arses though. The QB's hands seem to spend most game time there in that other so called version of football.

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old55 said it best. The game has changed and people have different roles to what was once the norm.

You need to embrace modern footy terminology and tactics to understand anything that happens these days. The 'king it long' brigade, the people that collectively sigh and moan when one of our players kicks backwards and people that think that the positions today are the same as in the glorious 80s have NFI. You need to adapt or the game will pass you by.

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old55 said it best. The game has changed and people have different roles to what was once the norm.

You need to embrace modern footy terminology and tactics to understand anything that happens these days. The 'king it long' brigade, the people that collectively sigh and moan when one of our players kicks backwards and people that think that the positions today are the same as in the glorious 80s have NFI. You need to adapt or the game will pass you by.

Still nothing wrong with kick long to a contest or a two on one .The game is still about kicking a pigskin through the goal the most times.Why F!ck around going backwards and sideways when everyone floods back? Dont believe everything you read about stats and plans and all that.

The essence of it is hard contested football .

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Still nothing wrong with kick long to a contest or a two on one .The game is still about kicking a pigskin through the goal the most times.Why F!ck around going backwards and sideways when everyone floods back? Dont believe everything you read about stats and plans and all that.

The essence of it is hard contested football .

Are you the real Ray Biffen? (that would be lovely post internet age irony). If so please post a recent photo

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old55 said it best. The game has changed and people have different roles to what was once the norm.

You need to embrace modern footy terminology and tactics to understand anything that happens these days. The 'king it long' brigade, the people that collectively sigh and moan when one of our players kicks backwards and people that think that the positions today are the same as in the glorious 80s have NFI. You need to adapt or the game will pass you by.

nice modern terminology like quarterback................riiiiiiight :wacko:

thanks for the pep talk Dg. Drugs are wonderful eh?

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Good to see this topic has decended into some quality discussion also.

Thought this was about Watts and Hurley. Didn't realise it was also about gridiron, basketball, poster insults and some fragile keyboard warriors.

Whether it is Watts v Hurley or Nic Nat or Tyrone Vickery or Tom Lynch. The point stands that we are all (or at least 90%) very happy with getting young Jack and hope that he continues the improvement and develop into the weapon we are all hoping for.

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Does our team need a Quarterback, or a Point Guard? We play Aussie Rules football, there are no such positions on the ground. It's either back pocket, full back, half back flank, chentre half back, etc, etc.

Our game is unique, let's keep it that way.

Nobody is saying he does or has to play that role in footy.

But it would come naturally to him because he has played it with some success in basketball for many years.

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"The thing about Jack I have learnt is he does not take a backward step, whether that is someone confronting him physically or the media commenting on him or constructive criticism from the coaches.'' - Leigh Brown from article at link below

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/birthday-boy-20120606-1zwqc.html#ixzz1x1TkdIun

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