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  1. My guess is the purse wouldn’t be as attractive in the Alice with limited/zero tourists. Alice springs’ entire population is 30,000.
  2. Perth game backing into a Darwin game not ideal. Probably need to win both for a top 4 spot. You’d just hope there isn’t any stupid ‘fly in fly out’ rules for either game - thats what would take it from being challenging to near-impossible.
  3. Wait for Bailey to get called for some bs free kicks this weekend.
  4. Leppa’s comments are interesting. I think we’ve always blindly pinned forward line connection issues on the mids and never really talked about the impact the backline mix (or their behaviours) have on the ‘ease’ of forward line opportunities. I had a hypothesis that perhaps Petty is the issue (vs when we had Tomlinson who is a known runner), creating a stodgier backline. However, we played exactly the same backline in the Bris/Doggies wins as we did in the Filth/Giants losses, all with petty and not Tomlinson. Therefore it feels like teams are locking down on us harder at the back 50 and stifling the easy run options we may have had previously. We then end up with shallow exits out of 50 which gives the opposition time to flood back. Not sure the answer but perhaps Bowey over Pig (with a license to kick longer)
  5. Weather isn’t the issue. 0 - 1mm rain predicted. They clearly want to have another look at the smaller forward line set up. You’ve got to trust in them (they’ve deserved that trust) but to be honest it irks me we’re not using an off-Broadway match at the G to trial BBB
  6. The doping scandal has spawned a whole new generation of ‘victims’ down at Windy Pill. Had noticed it amongst some Essendrug-supporting mates in recent times - they really didn’t dope well with the fallout from the Dank/Hird scandal and believe everyone is against them. The booing on Saturday was unusual for a non-Perth team.
  7. Coincidentally the meal of choice for the dentally-challenged filth supporter
  8. They’ve got a good list but their recent recruiting strategy is exacerbating their immediate defensive problems - they’ve gone and spent big on offensive rebounders who will take time to settle into their side. Ross the boss feels like the obvious candidate for them.
  9. Appears to be a Gosch’s revamp
  10. Firstly, I’m not convinced he is a 50-goal a season player anymore... Secondly, I think they’re going a ‘sum of the parts’ forward line strategy and they believe Weideman has a better chance of bringing the ball to ground. They got Brown because they thought he’d fix our forward line connection but it seems to have fixed itself without him (for the time being).
  11. You are right about their rebound from half back. Not sure ANB is the answer in a lockdown/accountable role. What about Harmes as a defensive half forward? Let the mids go head to head.
  12. I’m not convinced the issues around the ‘noise of affirmation’ is a result of where the umpire is born/lives... I think it is more about experience (and arguably courage). Same problem happens at Kardinia as well. In Qld/NSW the crowds don’t appear to be as rabid.
  13. an explanation/admission from the AFL doesn’t mean much, really. I am more interested in understanding their strategy for umpiring games in Perth and Adelaide. Do they send the most experienced umpires to those games who would have the best chance of blocking the crowd out and umpiring with courage or is it just a raffle every week when they assign umpires to matches?
  14. I attended the loss. That was when Bernie ruffled Danger’s feathers on a tag. In my mind, that was the match where I started believing we weren’t sh#t anymore. I also drank 67 west ends that day so the quality of my thinking was questionable
  15. I’d like to see this thread made into a book one day. If things turn out well = Pulitzer written all over it
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