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Carlton and Essendon getting pummelled in unison,  be still my beating heart.

If the AFL is serious about gambling abuse they should look at the hideous amount of gambling advertisements everywhere across all platforms they control.

Is Brett Ratten the right guy?

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5 hours ago, Better days ahead said:

The pies haven't been terrible but are 1-4. They can forget about finals this year. Could the wheels come off from here? 

GWS must be rubbing their hands together with glee at the thoughts of where the pies first round pick will fall. Could be a Top 5 selection. Wish we held that pick.

Did they do that trade because other clubs would bid on Daicos and take it anyway? So get players in the year before and just package later picks the year after? I'm not too savvy on it all really.

Also while looking up what u were On about, I noticed that Richmond have Geelongs first. Far out. Can't even barrack for a Geelong demise without balstering Richmond's rejuvenation.

 

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16 minutes ago, demonstone said:

How do you feel about the deliberate out of bounds issue?

So let me get this straight, I’ve forgotten about the AFLW GF and screwed up the back up complaint!! Travelling beautifully 

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1 hour ago, Better days ahead said:

Hoping the Suns can ambush the doggies today. And i wouldn't mind seeing Port come unstuck either although the downside will be a week of the media pumping Carlton's tyres.

GWS can knock off the Swans

Imagine we were the only undefeated team left after this round  😀

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20 minutes ago, demonstone said:

How do you feel about the deliberate out of bounds issue?

Nah, all good with that. But the out of bounce rule...beyond angry

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26 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Weren’t they injured and out of the match? Nothing much will happen other than a warning or a token fine.

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25 minutes ago, John Crow Batty said:

 

Weren’t they injured and out of the match? Nothing much will happen other than a warning or a token fine.

I guess there are rules to do with game day players gambling and the like. Whether they did or didn't (gamble) they clearly broke the rules. 

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1 minute ago, Demonland said:

I guess there are rules to do with game day players gambling and the like. Whether they did or didn't (gamble) they clearly broke the rules. 

If the AFL is serious about gambling abuse they should look at the hideous amount of gambling advertisements everywhere across all platforms they control.

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50 minutes ago, Return to Glory said:

So let me get this straight, I’ve forgotten about the AFLW GF and screwed up the back up complaint!! Travelling beautifully 

Go and have a Bex and a good lie down, RTG 

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19 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I guess there are rules to do with game day players gambling and the like. Whether they did or didn't (gamble) they clearly broke the rules. 

I thought players got their mates, girlfriends and family to gamble on their behalf these days.  I still reckon they will only receive token punishment. De Goey can claim amnesia due to concussion. Howe can say he was booking a taxi so he didn’t have to drive home. 

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1 hour ago, John Demonic said:

Did they do that trade because other clubs would bid on Daicos and take it anyway? So get players in the year before and just package later picks the year after? I'm not too savvy on it all really.

I believe so although i'm no draft guru either. Better to move on the future first rounder in return for something of value now and next year package up a number later rubbish picks to be able to match the bid on daicos.

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21 minutes ago, Brownie said:

Never mind the questionable COVID shots. They know how to get the good stuff.

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On 4/16/2021 at 11:06 AM, Pickett2Jackson said:

Ratten is a great assistant coach.  I think he will regret taking the Saints job.

I think the job fell straight into his lap, if he didn't take it he wouldn't have had another opportunity.

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1 hour ago, John Crow Batty said:

 

Weren’t they injured and out of the match? Nothing much will happen other than a warning or a token fine.

If De Goey and Howe are both out for an extended period, the odds of upcoming matches (like next week v essendon, the sun's the week after) or even odds on Brownlow betting, could shift. 

If Howe or De Goey told their family "yeah we're both injured for at least a month", their is a risk of betting with insider trading info, before it is publicly releases.

That's the issue here, not "will they gamble".

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1 hour ago, Chook said:

If the AFL is serious about gambling abuse they should look at the hideous amount of gambling advertisements everywhere across all platforms they control.

Very true but the rule of no phones helps the AFL protect the profits of their advertising partners in this instance.

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39 minutes ago, deanox said:

If De Goey and Howe are both out for an extended period, the odds of upcoming matches (like next week v essendon, the sun's the week after) or even odds on Brownlow betting, could shift. 

If Howe or De Goey told their family "yeah we're both injured for at least a month", their is a risk of betting with insider trading info, before it is publicly releases.

That's the issue here, not "will they gamble".

I don’t think that’s a very convincing example. Everyone watching the game knew their injuries would likely keep them for at least a game. I doubt their injuries would have been fully diagnosed whilst the match was still on. On the other hand a champion midfielder can wake up on match day with a tummy bug. Does the dirty deal with a bookie before he rings the coach to say he can’t play. For every door shut on insider trading there are always many left open. The phone ban for sure shuts some doors  but is mainly for show to pretend something effective is being done.  Insider trading is a hidden truth that lurks and is ubiquitous everywhere where money can be made on information. Only the stupid get caught. 

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2 hours ago, Chook said:

If the AFL is serious about gambling abuse they should look at the hideous amount of gambling advertisements everywhere across all platforms they control.

Check out the Ladder on afl.com,  there is a toggle switch to show/hide betting odds which is of course set to 'On' by default lol

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30 minutes ago, John Crow Batty said:

I don’t think that’s a very convincing example. Everyone watching the game knew their injuries would likely keep them for at least a game. I doubt their injuries would have been fully diagnosed whilst the match was still on. On the other hand a champion midfielder can wake up on match day with a tummy bug. Does the dirty deal with a bookie before he rings the coach to say he can’t play. For every door shut on insider trading there are always many left open. The phone ban for sure shuts some doors  but is mainly for show to pretend something effective is being done.  Insider trading is a hidden truth that lurks and is ubiquitous everywhere where money can be made on information. Only the stupid get caught. 

I didn't say it was effective, but it isnwhy the rule is there.

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Didn’t see the game but I’m happy Brisbane beat Adelaide in the womens final. The Crows got home finals because of a soft draw and got lucky playing us in the prelim when they did as we were exhausted from backing up against some strong teams for a few weeks straight. Brisbane had to play a few road games at the end of the H&A season due to the covid outbreak up there so they didn't have it easy. Well done to them.

We beat both finalists so the future is bright, just need to find a KPF to help translate our possession and I50's into goals.

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3 hours ago, John Crow Batty said:

I thought players got their mates, girlfriends and family to gamble on their behalf these days.  I still reckon they will only receive token punishment. De Goey can claim amnesia due to concussion. Howe can say he was booking a taxi so he didn’t have to drive home. 

 

Perth to Melbourne, thats an expensive taxi ride.  They are dumb enough to use that excuse though.

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Just turned on the Sydney v GWS local derby (pronounced darby) and by my count there are around 10 giants fans in the entire crowd. At this rate they must be close to reaching peak insignificance. 

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