AFL 2021 Season

 
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: Standing at the limit of an endless ocean
There will be no need for Toby Green to apply for a visa for Perth!

bevans
Greene got a warning for the bump, and three weeks for being a f-tard.

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  BaysideManny Junior Train Controller

I am a Hawks member and would describe it as a sleeping membership.  I like the Hawks to win, but it's not a case of sackcloth and ashes if the team loses. I have never understood the fanaticism of some supporters who seem incapable of grasping an elementary proposition - if your team lost, it's because the other side played better. It's a game for heaven's sake. In Victoria, it assumes far more importance than I think its worth.
So; the Hawks haven't made it; I'd like to see Melbourne get up.
Valvegear
Totally agree. I am a Geelong supporter. I went to my local shop and one of the workers there is a mad one-eyed Cats supporter. As soon as he saw me, "that should not have been 50 metres". To which I replied, so the giving up of a 44 point lead was nothing then? To which he nodded. Then I reminded him how we should have lost at home to Brisbane, when Mark Blitcavs was doing the do-si-do with the Brisbane forward and how St Kilda was not rewarded for the numerous tackles laid on Geelong in the first meeting.

We will beat Power he said.

No Stewart and no Ruckman, we have absolutely no chance. A massive flaw in recruitment is expending all that effort getting two 30yo in Isaac Smith and Sean Higgins and not a decent Ruckman. Rhys Stanley! Are Geelong having a laugh.

And so it proved.

I hope Melbourne do it. If we get over GWS, the Dees will smash us. I refuse to believe there is a parallel universe seeing Geelong getting to the Grannie.

Mannie
  Carnot Minister for Railways

No way the Granny will be held at the G.
Yep, just announced it'll be held in the Glorious Western Soviet city of McGowangrad.
What, Carnot? Is everyone who might be slightly progressive, a raving Commie to you?


Mannie
BaysideManny
No.  It's just a satirical take on an Australian hermit kingdom run by a paranoid tyrant.
  BaysideManny Junior Train Controller

No way the Granny will be held at the G.
Yep, just announced it'll be held in the Glorious Western Soviet city of McGowangrad.
What, Carnot? Is everyone who might be slightly progressive, a raving Commie to you?


Mannie
No.  It's just a satirical take on an Australian hermit kingdom run by a paranoid tyrant.
Carnot
Western Australia has always been isolationist. Covid-19 has made it more so. Also you should listen to the Independent Candidate for Hillarys, Rob Johnson 4 years ago. Which he described the Liberal Candidate and Party as rotten to the core and had received dishonest slurs from the Libs that he never received from the Labor Party in 40 years whilst he was a Liberal. He also describes the WA branch of the Liberal Party as being taken over by a cult.

Even Mike Nahan, the ex Liberal leader said that Mark McGowan is a thoroughly decent man.


Mannie
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
No.  It's just a satirical take on an Australian hermit kingdom run by a paranoid tyrant.
"Carnot"
He's got a pretty high approval rating for a tyrant. I also have doubts that you actually understand the word paranoid. To an unbiased observer, the COVID figures for WA would suggest he's not doing too much wrong. However, your posts consistently show that you are anything but unbiased.
  8502 Chief Train Controller

It's McGuire vs McGowan:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-9945541/Mark-McGowan-bans-Eddie-McGuire-footy-WAGs-NSW-fans-Perth-AFL-Grand-Final.html
Carnot

What legitimate reason would Eddie have for attending, Fox Footy perhaps?
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Greene got a warning for the bump, and three weeks for being a f-tard.
DirtyBallast
The AFL is appealing the ban for being too short, as they wanted a minimum of six weeks but the tribunal only gave three.

This was the perfect incident for a red card system. Restricted to fielding only 17 players for the final quarter would almost certainly cost GWS the match, and facing his teammates afterwards (potentially in the stadium car park?) would certainly have taught Greene  a lot more than all of his six suspensions so far combined.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
The red card system should have been instituted in the VFL/AFL decades ago It works in numerous other sports, and there is no valid excuse for the AFL to go without it.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
What legitimate reason would Eddie have for attending?
"8502"
None whatsoever. He still doesn't realise that the AFL can get along quite nicely without him.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Greene got a warning for the bump, and three weeks for being a f-tard.
The AFL is appealing the ban for being too short, as they wanted a minimum of six weeks but the tribunal only gave three.

This was the perfect incident for a red card system. Restricted to fielding only 17 players for the final quarter would almost certainly cost GWS the match, and facing his teammates afterwards (potentially in the stadium car park?) would certainly have taught Greene  a lot more than all of his six suspensions so far combined.
justapassenger
Greene is a dog, they should give him 30 weeks for the rest of the smeg he tries to get away with nearly every week.
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

A yellow card, 10 mins in the 'sin bin', would suffice. Trouble is the umpire didn't report Greene at the time it happened.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
A yellow card, 10 mins in the 'sin bin', would suffice. Trouble is the umpire didn't report Greene at the time it happened.
kitchgp
He didn't need to. It was a break in play and there was no immediate implication for play, he can lay that report whenever he likes. Greene deliberately contacted an umpire, it's a rule in every sport on the planet, I had a team mate in my swim squad that was suspended from the pool because he pushed the hand of a timekeeper in training event.

I was taught not to do abuse umpires when I was playing footy in the under 8s, that an older professional doesn't get it, suggests he needs a serious amount of time to learn it.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Greene's offence should have been a straight red card (ejected from the match, set shot for the opposition at the top of the square, suspension) but for him any yellow card late in the season (i.e. after about round 3) would add up to a red once previous infringements were considered.

Four years could be an option, if ASADA were to do a good job of arguing that it is roid rage.

Whatever the details, the solution needs to be one that can be rolled out at lower levels of the game. The situation has become so bad that local leagues all around the country are struggling to find enough umpires to run all their games.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
A yellow card, 10 mins in the 'sin bin', would suffice. Trouble is the umpire didn't report Greene at the time it happened.
"kitchgp"
I'm glad that the AFL takes a more serious view of protecting umpires than you do. The sin bin for 10 minutes, what a joke. With a rap sheet like Greene's he's lucky to have got away with only 3 weeks suspension. I hope the AFL's appeal succeeds in upping the penalty.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Greene got a warning for the bump, and three weeks for being a f-tard.
The AFL is appealing the ban for being too short, as they wanted a minimum of six weeks but the tribunal only gave three.

This was the perfect incident for a red card system. Restricted to fielding only 17 players for the final quarter would almost certainly cost GWS the match, and facing his teammates afterwards (potentially in the stadium car park?) would certainly have taught Greene  a lot more than all of his six suspensions so far combined.
Greene is a dog, they should give him 30 weeks for the rest of the smeg he tries to get away with nearly every week.
Aaron

It is an odd thing to do when you know you would be on camera and the umpire was right in front.  The AFL are appealing the 3 weeks and are looking for 6 weeks.  The AFL is getting serious about touching umpires.

This is a long way from the days at Victoria Park then the umpires would avoid the boundary line in some locations because of abuse and also flying beer cans.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Just received this from Carlton over the Coaching Appointments.


I’m pleased to inform you that the Board has confirmed the members of the coaching subcommittee that will lead the appointment of our AFL Senior Coach.

The Board met last night to ratify the six-person panel, which will include Football Director Greg Williams leading the process, alongside fellow Directors Tim Lincoln and Patty Kinnersly, three-time premiership coach David Parkin, CEO Cain Liddle and Head of Football Brad Lloyd.

Greg’s football credentials speak for themselves, having been associated with the elite level of the game for nearly 40 years, and boasting a list of achievements that are equal to the footy greats. Importantly, that extensive experience has given Greg a resolute understanding of what is required of a successful football club.

He will be uncompromising in the standards we need to set and will work closely with the new Senior Coach to deliver on that.

Football experience is crucial to the make-up of this subcommittee, and Patty’s experience will be an invaluable benefit to this process. For 14 years Patty was dominant in the VWFL as a player, winning five Premierships and representing Victoria on 10 occasions during that time, twice as captain.

Tim brings with him unique and highly relevant experience in the field of data and analytics. He specialises in applying data and information and to ensure organisations are able to significantly enhance their decision making. It is an invaluable skillset and one our football club now has the ability to utilise from the outset during the selection of our AFL Senior Coach.

We also have the benefit of the expertise of one of most successful coaches in the history of our football club. David Parkin guided our club to three Premierships during his time as Senior Coach, and remains one of the most respected figures in the game. Few would understand the qualities required to succeed as a Senior Coach more than David, who is a welcome addition to the panel. CEO Cain Liddle and Head of Football Brad Lloyd are delivering and implementing the necessary recommendations as outlined in the football department review.

Their insight into the day-to-day management of the football department as well as its operations, will further enhance our selection of the candidate best suited to maximise the performance of our playing group to ensure it begins to deliver results at the elite level. We will now allow this thorough and rigorous process to proceed with speed in a professional and orderly fashion.

I will communicate with you directly, before speaking publicly, once the panel has made its final decision. As always, thank you for your support of the Club and trust you and your families are keeping safe and well.
Luke Sayers

The stage is set.
  Madjikthise Deputy Commissioner

The red card system should have been instituted in the VFL/AFL decades ago It works in numerous other sports, and there is no valid excuse for the AFL to go without it.
Valvegear
It certainly would stop things like sending in a player like a guided missile to deliberately take out someone at the start of a grand final.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Ross Lyon will not coach Carlton. The former Fremantle and St Kilda coach contacted Blues chairman Luke Sayers early on Thursday to officially withdraw after the club appeared to significantly change the selection process.

Lyon was hot favourite to replace the recently sacked David Teague after Alastair Clarkson announced late last month that he would not coach in 2022. Sayers engaged in a lengthy exchange with Lyon last week and had told associates that Lyon was his strong preference to revive Carlton’s struggling football fortunes.


Ross Lyon.CREDIT:GETTY IMAGES

However, it emerged on Wednesday that the Blues football boss Brad Lloyd had sounded out Brad Scott’s interest in applying for the role and the prospect of Clarkson changing his mind had also been reported to the Carlton board.

Lyon, who was approached by Carlton to replace Teague, indicated on Nine’s Footy Classified on Wednesday that he had spoken to Sayers earlier in the day in a bid to learn the latest state of play at the club.

Lyon indicated he was unlikely to put himself through a process which the new club president had suggested could take up to 45 days.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I don't blame Lyon; who wants a poisoned chalice anyway? There are people on the Board at Carlton because of one specific qualification - money. Donate heaps, and get a seat on the Board. It's a Silvertails' cocktail party. I won't mention names but there two members whose presence on the club's governing body is utterly ludicrous. If you're on the Board, you should have desirable management skills in one of a number of fields, and be prepared to actually work for the club.
Outgoing President Lo Giuidice said that he had delivered (inter alia)  "A skills-based board with strong governance, strategy, succession and accountability." What a joke. Footy clubs exist to win games and ultimately premierships, and he has presided over years of failure.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Maybe Lyon found out someone else was the fri t runner and did not want to make up the numbers ?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
When Carlton's first choice, Clarkson, said no, some top brass at Carlton then cosied up to Ross Lyon. He didn't ask; he was courted. Then, the ultimate stupidity; you're our first choice but you'll have to through a 45-day procedure. As Lyon himself said, "I've been auditioning for 13 years."
The Carlton Board still has the collective belief that they know how to run a football club. History shows that the belief is misplaced.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia

The Carlton Board still has the collective belief that they know how to run a football club. History shows that the belief is misplaced.
Valvegear

I am a member of the club where myself and @Duncs attempt to attend most home games.  There are too many passengers on the carlton board.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Ross Lyon would have been great at Carlton, the board smeg up.

Some high donor, board member passenger likely heard that Lyon wanted to trade their favourite player, and hence invented a scheme to find a better puppet.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Nadia Bartel is doing her bit to promote $1.50 plates from KMart today...

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