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9 hours ago, KingDingAling said:

The AFL Is a serious league. Its a weakness to be seen to laugh and joke. When you’re playing for sheep stations anything less than serious is seen as a flaw. What the women do in their league is obviously very different, it’s the AFLW is merely a token league. 

Wanna rock up to the girls' training session and tell them they're not a serious competition, that they're just tokens?  Yeh, didn't think so.

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10 hours ago, KingDingAling said:

The AFL Is a serious league. Its a weakness to be seen to laugh and joke. When you’re playing for sheep stations anything less than serious is seen as a flaw. What the women do in their league is obviously very different, it’s the AFLW is merely a token league. 

 

36 minutes ago, Katrina Dee Fan said:

Wanna rock up to the girls' training session and tell them they're not a serious competition, that they're just tokens?  Yeh, didn't think so.

Serial [censored]-stirrer right here, Kat. Posts deliberately inflammatory comments that are guaranteed to attract attention for the sole purpose of attracting attention. Sad, really. 

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Not sure if anyone has seen this, but it's a fantastic analysis of the turnaround last week against Adelaide.  Frankly I think it was the best game they've ever played.  Just a brilliant comeback when it looked pretty dire at quarter time.  And the girls were PUMPED after the game.  Surely that performance places them clear favourites for the Premiership!

 

https://www.womens.afl/news/114427/t-hanks-for-the-win-how-the-dees-turned-the-tables-on-the-crows

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5 minutes ago, binman said:

Did you go?

To be fair, rpfc lives in Canberra. I think he may’ve been referring to the many, many Dees fans who live in Melbourne, fans who physically are able to go but cbf going. 

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9 minutes ago, Katrina Dee Fan said:

Not sure if anyone has seen this, but it's a fantastic analysis of the turnaround last week against Adelaide.  Frankly I think it was the best game they've ever played.  Just a brilliant comeback when it looked pretty dire at quarter time.  And the girls were PUMPED after the game.  Surely that performance places them clear favourites for the Premiership!

 

https://www.womens.afl/news/114427/t-hanks-for-the-win-how-the-dees-turned-the-tables-on-the-crows

Great analysis by Gemma Bastiani. Kudos to Mick Stinear who must be impressing Goody. He would bring much needed match day strategy to the men. The way the womens team play just blows me away - it's just so exciting. Combined with the fantastic recruiting we have easily our best team in our short history. Incredibly, despite losing just one game and a % of over 282 we still didn't finish top!  Brisbane are a seriously good side as well and if the expected GF match between us occurs I think we will witness the best AFLW game ever.

Can't wait!

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Just wanted to mention something I noticed on Friday night that was pretty cool. So, before every match - men’s and women’s - we (banner crew) usually line the race and clap and cheer the players as they head back to the rooms after warmup on the field. When doing so on Friday, among the players were some of the coaching staff, BBB being one of them. The many fans were calling out the girls’ names and no one even really noticed BBB. Moreover, he kept his head down and didn’t engage with the fans, and this seemed intentional. He knew it’s not about him.

Noteworthy because on GameDay in the men’s, BBB (along with Harmesy and Kozzie) is one player who always engages with us the most. I reckon it’s pretty telling in terms of respect for our players. 

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27 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

To be fair, rpfc lives in Canberra. I think he may’ve been referring to the many, many Dees fans who live in Melbourne, fans who physically are able to go but cbf going. 

I read it more as a critique of the women's team's (or women's footy in general) ability to attract spectators as opposed to critiquing fans for not rocking up.  

But that is probably a misreading on my part. 

 

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Just now, binman said:

I read it more as a critique of the women's team's (or women's footy in general) ability to attract spectators as opposed to critiquing fans for not rocking up.  

But that is probably a misreading on my part. 

 

I’m sure it’s the latter because going by his posts rpfc is clearly a big fan of our W team, and W footy in general. 👍🏽

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Just now, rpfc said:

About to have my second kid up here in Canberra, so no. 

Everyone has their reasons/excuses, but 2300 for a home QF in the city is not great.

You couldn't fly down?

Jokes. 

No, 2300 is not a great turnout.

But as much anything it is probably a function of how the AFL has stuffed the AFLW around, squeezing in a season that finishes in Summer! Most fans have well and truly tuned out of footy.

The AFL deserves credit for what it has done with AFLW, and i truly believe women's football will ultimately be a critical part of ensuring Australian riles football maintains its position as the number one sport in the country (which will mitigate the risk of simply not having enough elite players for the AFL to thrive), but geez they seem all over the place in terms of running a proper AFLW competition.  

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18 minutes ago, binman said:

But as much anything it is probably a function of how the AFL has stuffed the AFLW around, squeezing in a season that finishes in Summer! Most fans have well and truly tuned out of footy.

The AFL deserves credit for what it has done with AFLW, and i truly believe women's football will ultimately be a critical part of ensuring Australian riles football maintains its position as the number one sport in the country (which will mitigate the risk of simply not having enough elite players for the AFL to thrive), but geez they seem all over the place in terms of running a proper AFLW competition.  

I reckon its great having footy to watch this time of year and good footy at that (Geelong North game aside. That was terrible)

The crowds will go, the interest is there. In year one the attendances were high but have tapered off since. The new teams are getting higher crowds than the average as well

I think the expansion has happened too quickly and diluted the overall quality. There are some very poor teams in the comp and the difference between top and bottom is a chasm. Maybe the trade off / thinking was getting as many teams up and running which would influence the overall population of girls / women playing the game. Not sure, but I reckon a smaller 10 team comp would draw bigger crowds as the standard would be higher. 

And yes, the AFL doesn't have a coherent plan. How can you not know where the final is going to be in a few weeks' time. 

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1 hour ago, BDA said:

Not sure, but I reckon a smaller 10 team comp would draw bigger crowds as the standard would be higher. 

And every team would play every other team once, which is fair. 

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5 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

And every team would play every other team once, which is fair. 

and then we'd go through all the expansion confusion and disruption later on

damned if you do and damned if you don't

rome wasn't built in a day and all that guff

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4 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

and then we'd go through all the expansion confusion and disruption later on

damned if you do and damned if you don't

rome wasn't built in a day and all that guff

Yeah, I think it’s doing fine. They need to now begin to build up the season and aim for ‘clear air’ in October and November for the last part of the season.

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18 hours ago, KingDingAling said:

The AFL Is a serious league. Its a weakness to be seen to laugh and joke. When you’re playing for sheep stations anything less than serious is seen as a flaw. What the women do in their league is obviously very different, it’s the AFLW is merely a token league. 

The Mens comp has a fair head start on the womens comp and to say that the AFLW is a token competition is complete ignorance. I love my football, I coach my daughters team and have done so for the last 5 years and each year the standard gets better. In fact I also started yesterday with a rival AFL clubs Next Generation program yesterday as 7 of my girls are in their squad. The young girls coming thru are incredibly passionate about the game and the skills and their footy IQ is strong. The game is in great shape. I said it in an earlier post in my opinion our AFLW team play a much watchable brand of football than our male team. PM me if you want details of the Chelsea Girls next training session, you can come down and hold the tackle bag if you like.

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2 minutes ago, Dee Viney Intervention said:

The Mens comp has a fair head start on the womens comp and to say that the AFLW is a token competition is complete ignorance. I love my football, I coach my daughters team and have done so for the last 5 years and each year the standard gets better. In fact I also started yesterday with a rival AFL clubs Next Generation program yesterday as 7 of my girls are in their squad. The young girls coming thru are incredibly passionate about the game and the skills and their footy IQ is strong. The game is in great shape. I said it in an earlier post in my opinion our AFLW team play a much watchable brand of football than our male team. PM me if you want details of the Chelsea Girls next training session, you can come down and hold the tackle bag if you like.

Be the tackle bag would be my preference 😈

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42 minutes ago, Dee Viney Intervention said:

The Mens comp has a fair head start on the womens comp and to say that the AFLW is a token competition is complete ignorance. I love my football, I coach my daughters team and have done so for the last 5 years and each year the standard gets better. In fact I also started yesterday with a rival AFL clubs Next Generation program yesterday as 7 of my girls are in their squad. The young girls coming thru are incredibly passionate about the game and the skills and their footy IQ is strong. The game is in great shape. I said it in an earlier post in my opinion our AFLW team play a much watchable brand of football than our male team. PM me if you want details of the Chelsea Girls next training session, you can come down and hold the tackle bag if you like.

That's fantastic @dee Viney. Good on you for contributing to the game.

I think it's really underestimated how important women's football can be to the AFLs future. The younger kids both boys and girls can access most games in a quiet family environment at the moment. There's definitely some fantastic role models in our women's team to get kids following the Demons and help build our membership base into the future.

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i have two passions in my football world

1. watching my team win 

2. watching young talent develop their game and hone their skills

mfc aflw is giving me both at the moment

yeah sure i know there is still a long way to go and everything is far from rosy but it's continually on the up

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I love watching the women play, it's honestly more fun than watching the men. They go in so hard and play the ball aggressively through the middle

This is our year.  Make no mistake

Our BnF will be named after the pioneer Daisy P

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