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  1. Love this analysis Dr. A nice comparison with Hawkins. Weid fits the system. You’re spot on and I hope it all clicks this week, could be an awesome game to watch.
  2. Might be the week to rest Kossi. Chandler or Bedford. Maximum pressure is then on all the small forwards to hold their spot.
  3. This is excellent analysis. I don’t buy the Dangerfield relevance. His is a single action, whereas Fritta had two distinct motions. However, your examples are much better evidence. The low impact argument appears strong. I thought he had no chance before. I’m on board.
  4. @Pates I hope London's opening up. I came back to Aus a month ago and it's so surreal and almost culture shock to be in a packed MCG. Not to mention the smashing of Richmond... Shell-shocked. And now the emerging Blockbuster Demons. It's all worth the quarantine in itself.
  5. What happened to ‘car park F’? That seemed a relatively straightforward option and adequate. The option @AC/DeeCposted was more the ambition I expect they’re still pursuing. On the other side of the MCG, building over the train-lines to connect Melbourne Pk / MCG has tons of potential. Add a high-line style platform all the way to Fed Sq... I see something more integrated than a standalone development coming.
  6. Good line up. I like ANB on wing. I suspect Goody will persist with Baker a bit longer. Probably only one of Jetta / Bowey. Can’t see Tomlinson moving out of defence now. So TMac is fwd or wing or bust. I like him on the wing personally. For all the talk of good depth, we’re looking far from solid with only a few out.
  7. Reckon we’ll swap 18 & 19 for North (originally our) pick 11. And take Archie
  8. Jetta? Delisted at 24 also. Did ok after Roos rookied him.
  9. Tough and also very well liked by teammates it seemed. At only 24 with 80 games I hope he’ll be picked up. Geelong could be a good match, with Taylor gone, Henderson nearing the end. @frankie_d That QB Watts goal might just be my favourite ever Dees moment.
  10. Would TMac + Pruess be a better outcome than Hogan + Ratugolea (if the trade goes via WA / Clarke etc) For GWS, I’d say yes
  11. Paul Roos. Back to finish the job properly. In terms of contracts, surely Goodwin has KPIs to meet. And surely he hasn’t met them?
  12. Goodwin spoke well post match for the first time I’ve ever seen. Gawn is a strong captain. He played well and spoke well post match. I see the team on the rise, with Goodwin coming into himself with the the right captain. It starts at the top. That view looked more promising to me today.
  13. He might be past his best... but unless the more talented players bring intensity, I’d rather watch a loss with Jones than a sigh of capitulation OUT. Melksham IN. Jones
  14. ...and magically he’s negative. What happens next Nostradamus?
  15. Thanks Martian. I did visit, but not yet sick enough. See how we go
  16. Hey Pates! I saw you recently mention London as being home. I'm in Notting Hill - also had a high infection rate here, though haven't checked in a while. That's an incredibly kind offer, we have plenty of supplies currently and no shortage of alcohol, thankfully! The government responses do seem a mess, though even in hindsight I couldn't say how it should've been handled. Seems like a global experiment that we wont see results for another month or few. I'm not usually much for symbolic public displays, but the clapping and cheering last night was moving. The health care workers are in real danger. Hope you stay healthy. At least you have some quality time to setup your new home. Be well.
  17. Thanks La Dee. My symptoms are mild thankfully, the breathing and tiredness is a different experience. Interesting to see how the players cope, without wishing them to be infected. My name was a moment of failed creativity. However, given Boris is now also infected I could claim solidarity. It was the current 10, Gus that caught my eye as the type of player I admire. He's not as flashy as Oliver or Trac, but highly skilled. He's hard but more composed than Jones. He's witty and well spoken without the big personality of Max. He's the glue of a team. I love all these players, but Gus feels like the reliable constant. That I appreciate. Thanks La Dee
  18. I’m in London. I almost certainly have a mild case of the virus. For me it’s not been dramatic, I’m 40 and in solid health. They currently only test here if you’re admitted. The first week was like a light flu. But the past three days it’s like someone standing on my chest (a very light person). I notice the work to breathe. I can fully appreciate the need for ventilators and the seriousness it could cause in others. I’m completely fine and confident I’ll recover without any need for a hospital visit. Regarding AFL! I was firmly of the belief they’d play a few rounds and then be halted by a surge of cases. Then infections would peak over a couple of months. At some stage, games could resume as Australia moved past the mass infection-at-once threat. But it seems Australia is trying for full containment. That appears different to the northern hemisphere, (which might be sensible, I’m not a doctor) I wonder what this will mean for the rest of the season? I had optimism, but not so sure now. Note- I know many people have far more concerning issues than if we’ll see football again in 2020. For those, I wish you the best and hope for the best.
  19. This technology has progressed in the past few years, integrating computer game drivers. It involves large LED screens - so the players would also see the (strange) simulated crowds. Incidentally, an Australian DP has been doing some impressive work with this technology on the Star Wars projects.
  20. Fortunately your opinion seems to be counter to those that run AFL. Can’t wait for Sunday... Go Dees!
  21. Think your basic options are off base Green. option 1. Government fine with current containment rules. AFL will start games tomorrow. option 2. Government implement stricter rules. AFL doesn’t start. I hope for option 1. The rest is all guessing and politics.
  22. I agree, playing games with all the monitoring and control is a resonable and sensible way forward. It seems the players and AFL agree. Of course option 1 would be nice, but that seems the most unlikely. It’s either start playing and see how it goes or fold 2020
  23. Well done if they get games started. Will be impressive leadership if they make it 4 or 5 rounds without major disruption. I hope this plan goes ahead and I hope they succeed. I hope it's broadcast globally that the AFL is playing football. It's this kind of effort that Australian's expect and take pride in the resilience.
  24. It's a graph that makes plenty of sense. Would be interesting though to see an economic line included somehow, there are also heavy consequences to the balance (as you mentioned in an earlier post) But I can't understand why a sport that's more made for televised watching than any other (F1) wouldn't run without crowds?
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