July 29, 2020 @ 2:01 PM
Fair dinkum, the AFL has become more and more like Lotto every week.
A draw,game, every day.Last weeks fixture and ladder was just finished by the AFL boffins and the abacus is till warm, and Voila, the next round begins.
The AFL world, like my head is spinning with all the goings on.
Might be hard from here in to do a summary every week.
But here we go.
Doggies V Richmond.
At seasons start, this would have been a forgone conclusion to pick the Tigers...But... things have changed.
the Doggies are running pretty well at the moment.Running closer to Greyhound than Bulldog.Not a surprise but ...
The Tigers, like the Eagles seem to be having more problems with the hub than most.Certainly ...
July 23, 2020 @ 1:13 PM
Getting close to shutting down I reckon.What is it,33 games in 22 days?How is one supposed to keep up with that!!!
The mind boggles.
I thought that footy last round almost turned the corner to Aussie rules , rather than Rugby.Less rolling scrums.Less mauling.
But, confusion reins supreme.The holding the ball rule, was a mess.I pity the umpires.Nah really I do. As much as I call them names etc, I would not be an umpire for quids.Maybe Clarko should don the fluro for a week or two to find out how hard it is.
He like Stephen Hocking,fill the air with thought bubbles.I know Clarko has the runs on the board, but the AFL seem to jump when he ...
July 15, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.Elvis has left the building.
Well something like that.
No longer is Victoria the centre of the AFL,Far from it.Queensland has entered the thar space.They are now Hub central.All victorian based clubs are now Banana Benders or cane Toads.It will be hard for them to concede that the football world doesn't revolve around Melbourne.
But hey, who know just what this strange 2020 football season will have in store for us next week.Or maybe tomorrow.
We can only hope that those selfish people who think this virus is a joke feel proud of themselves for forcing all Australia to have to go through this hardship.
Big time football arrives in WA tomorrow night.Yep never thought we would ...
July 8, 2020 @ 9:51 PM
More of the same last week.Nobody knowing much about what is going on.Football wise that is.
A rush to get the Victorian based sides out of town this week.Sadly, Fox Football are using Jack Reiwoldt as a martyr.Or Jack, with all the attention, is making himself just that.
ALL players and clubs are doing their damndest to keep the season up and running.Stop pin pointing it to one player Fox.Jack had the choice to go or stay.
Also remember that it was Richmond that put the stopper on the hub happening here in WA.
The MRO and the tribunal have come under scrutiny ,yet again for inconsistencies over sling tackles.The old saying, all clubs(players) are equal.Just some are more equal than others.
How Christian holds his ...
July 1, 2020 @ 6:10 PM
Footy is in turmoil right now.So much going on.So many negative things happening.
Fixture changes,players breaking protocols,players suggesting that the hubs are not for them or maybe their team.
WA and Sa have done their bit to keep the game alive.Time for something back from the Vics.It would be nice to have them accept what the other two states have done.
Toughen up fellas.If you want to keep the game moving, take the bad with the good.
Last time it was Conor McKenna,this time Steele Sidebottom.
Confused about what happened, what he can and can't do!!! Gimmee break.How many times do they have to be told.
A week that could give us a real indication as tio how the QLD teams are going. Especially the Suns.Away...
June 25, 2020 @ 3:55 AM
Well, the footy world is abuzz.The AFL are at long last starting to realise that the state of WA, is the best place to be playing football.
And surprisingly, they are sending both Collingwood and Kangaroos over as entree for the hub.
As early as last week, you would have had to wash your mouth out with some form of acid to say that there is a huge chance that the AFL would consider playing the Grand Final at perth Stadium.Oh heaven forbid.Victoria are so upset with that thought, that they are starting to panic buy toilet paper once again.Is the idea so abominable!!!!!
Just joking folks, just joking.
But footy is certainly becoming newsworthy again.Actually talking about football, and footballers.
which brings me to the next point.......
June 23, 2020 @ 10:47 AM
A Rant From Anchorman
Well three weeks into the new start!!! MMMMM Sounds like a Scotty toss away line.
But two in and we have a players test positive for the virus.A players who has now put the entire competition at risk.Not just six or seven of his own team mates.
As Forest Gump once said....."Stupid is as stupid does"
But even before this stupid act, I think the game was in trouble.Reduced quarters.has had a real bearing on games.
Every game has been robbed of something like 30 to 35 minutes.In those minutes previously, games have been won or lost.Remember "red time goals!" They just can't exist now.
Such low scores due to the shortened quarters.Two games since th restart, ...
June 18, 2020 @ 3:31 AM
Well after much anticipation, week two is done and dusted.And a couple of unexpected results.
Another knee jerk reaction by the AFL with the rule change to the Burgoyne sling.Regardless, it should have been at least a one week suspension.
The QLD hub goes into full swing this week.both Adelaide teams on the GC for a few weeks.
Nothing much other than footy to talk about before my tips .. so here goes.
Four and a half last week.I need to improve.
Richmond V Hawks.
The Tigers took part in without doubt the worst game of the round last week.Even supporters of both sides would have been reluctant to own that game.The less said about it the better.
Hawthorn,belted by the Cats at Alphabet Park, were not much better than ......
June 11, 2020 @ 3:24 AM
Well here goes.I didn't think I would be back here to start talking football once again.I really thought that the season was done and dusted back in March.
But so much has happened since that day.The Governments have done a great job in holding this virus in check.Well some of them.But that is far too political for here.
Not only through the virus, but what is happening in America and now around the world, has ensured that the world will be totally different from here in.
We have had reruns of games from years way past.We have had reruns of games from closer eras.
We have read and reread, things that players of the past have done in the past.
we have read what some so called journos knew, or thought they knew.
We have read how ......
March 19, 2020 @ 7:02 AM
Well, it is time for it to begin again..... or is it.
A harsh time since late last year.A large part of Australia burnt out. Peoples lives and lively hoods shattered.
an almost recovery, and along comes a virus that no one knows anything about to almost bring the world to a halt.
Panic shopping by greedy selfish stupid people.
Testing time, for a long time to come.
But footy looms, or does it!!!
The season opener, is still on... so far.
I have found this to be the most lacklustre lead up to the season I can ever remember. No imagined smell of linament,or elastoplast, no smell of leather.Still got the aroma of moth balls.I am not sure the playing guernesys have yet had the smell removed.
Sould it, shouldn't it.Well we all have ......