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  1. Just dropped an interview with Shaun Smith tonight on my podcast Lace Out. Smithy talks about 'that mark', the affect concussions are having on his life, how he got to the Dees in 1995 after a year in the VFL, his fondness for Jim Stynes and Sean Wight, Joel's mismanagement by the fitness staff in 2019 and much more. Smithy was open and nothing was off-limits for almost an hour and I'd like to share it with you all. To have a listen choose from any of these platforms: iTunes | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher |Anchor|
  2. Brayshaw still a long way off, Lumumba closer but not quite apparently. Melbourne, meanwhile, indicated that Brayshaw would not play until the bye (Round 14) and that he would probably not be ready for seniors until Round 16, given he would need regain conditioning in the VFL. Lumumba has missed Rounds 6 and 7 due to concussion and if he returned this week, it would be in the VFL. http://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/collingwood-melbourne-concerned-about-impact-of-concussion-on-corey-gault-ben-sinclair-angus-brayshaw-heritier-lumumba/news-story/e70197dba1ef9c790a5e699c7afd95b7
  3. Buried in the NAB pre-season hoopla was mention of (another) Jimmy Bartel concussion. No wonder, the stakeholders of our great competition now rely ever more on the massive media dollars holding our pig skin up above the brawling, baying pack And that's only the spectators. What I want to know is, will Jimmy be offering his brain to medical science this season, post-season or someway into the future. Secondly, does the AFL have a brain, or at least a conscience? Somehow along the way, commentators - not to mention self-published internet authors - became obsessed with football as 'head over the ball football', with the disclaimer that any blunt trauma suffered could see a player 'base-lined', or as post-fact precaution, cotton-woolled from competition before leading their heads again into battle. Time for football as a true sport to assert itself. Get rid of the casual elbow, get rid of the head collisions and get rid of these manly discussions which uphold the more violent aspects of our great game. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2016/03/15/nfl-stands-by-safety-officials-acknowledgement-of-cte-link-to-football/ http://www.news.com.au/sport/breaking-news/benn-robinson-reveals-shocking-xray-of-broken-nose/news-story/78e84b024b30573d28062122dc067172#itm=newscomau%7Csport%7Cnca-sport-plmnt-trending%7C1%7Csection-sport%7Cindex%7Cnrl&itmt=1458233900398
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