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Dunno about Rowe. I find it hard to believe that there could be a 6'6" 115kg AFL quality power forward running around in a state league undiscovered. But like you say, maybe we only need someone to create the contest....I expect that is more likely to be Hampson than Rowe though.

With guys like betts and garlett at the feet i guess all you need is contests. Liked the small sample of hampson up forward i saw last year although he'd still have to show more development as a fulltimeforward to justify carrying him, kreuzer and warnock allin the same 22.

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Our first pick Bootsma is getting a few compliments at training.

Son of a gun. Him and Brad Hill (who we picked up last year) were the two who really divided the WA draft watchers last year. Pundits either loved them or thought they were bought for far too high a price given their performances. Meh, both clubs were in a position to get a little speculative given the compromised nature of the draft and their current standings.

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Collingwood has only been really dominant since half way through 2010. Not the last five seasons.

Since 2007, Collingwood have made the prelims four times from five seasons, and made the finals each time, winning one premiership. That's a fair stretch of high quality consistency. Only Geelong have been a better side. You might say 2009 and 2010 don't matter, but to me they're as relevant indicators as 2011 regarding list quality, tactics, and player management.
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You might say 2009 and 2010 don't matter, but to me they're as relevant indicators as 2011 regarding list quality, tactics, and player management.

Does this logic extend to teams like the 2010 spooner West Coast? '09 '10 'can't win a final' Carlton?

A week is a long time in football. Three years is an eternity.

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Cyril Rioli - i think he's overrated. Impact player, does a few amazing things every game, but overall not as important as the media make him out to be.

Which team do you support sneaky?

Certainly fits the overrated bill in terms of media hype. Not sure if we'll ever see him reach anything close to his true potential. Bad hammies 4 lyf yo.

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thin-skinned hawks supporter here isn't it obvious?

Don't get me wrong, i love cyril, and i hope other teams spend way too much time concentrating on him and letting guys like bruest and smith kick goals galore.

A bloke in our team who i think might show something unexpected this year is Whitecross. Potential to be an absolute gun.

I don't really rate suckling much, decent kick but weak under pressure and struggles to win footy. I reckon he might be in and out of the side this year unless he does something special.
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Does this logic extend to teams like the 2010 spooner West Coast? '09 '10 'can't win a final' Carlton?

A week is a long time in football. Three years is an eternity.

Possibly, but I can see a lot of improvement left in these sides. Not so much Hawthorn.
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thin-skinned hawks supporter here isn't it obvious?

Don't get me wrong, i love cyril, and i hope other teams spend way too much time concentrating on him and letting guys like bruest and smith kick goals galore.

A bloke in our team who i think might show something unexpected this year is Whitecross. Potential to be an absolute gun.

I don't really rate suckling much, decent kick but weak under pressure and struggles to win footy. I reckon he might be in and out of the side this year unless he does something special.

Nice. When i get my time machine working you're welcome to return to 2008 with me

In regards to cyril it'd be great to see him be more selfish (not something you'd usually say in a team sport). It's great that he brings others into the play but if he really took the game on he'dbe something to behold.

Not so bullish on whitecross. Definitely improved throughout the season, his decision making in particular, just not sold on whether he'll be anything more than a solid contributor...happy to be proven wrong of course.

Suckling's defensive game is definitely a concern, stop trying to be too cute son.

My pick for the 'one to watch' next season would have to be savage...should add a bit of bulk in the offseason and challenge bateman for a permanent spot. Chance's been a great servant of the club, but i think the game might've gone past him. Also hoping to get a better look at hallahan...probs won't break into the seniors this year but the kid sounds like an animal.

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Bergs, if cheerleaders are ever introduced into the afl i'm nominating you for head cheer.

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Bergs, if cheerleaders are ever introduced into the afl i'm nominating you for head cheer.

That's alright, that's okay, Hawks are gonna kick your ass to-day *high kick*


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That's alright, that's okay, Hawks are gonna gonna kick your ass to-day *high kick*


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Perfect.

Just don't drop the spirit stick at a st kilda game.

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Fit and durable Cyril would be unbelievable....not sure we'll ever see it though

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He's only 21, so I'd like to think we will!
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Same as every year around this time I am full of hope and optimism. Come round 5 I'm depressed and want the season to be over asap.

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Whitecross had an awesome 2011 finals series imo

I'm not sure what's going to happen this year but I hope for two things
1. Hawks to finally beat the fucking Cats!!!
2. Izzy Folau to kick a bag of 7 or 8 a couple of times hahhaah

both seem pretty far fetched I know but I can dream
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Oh wait, thats not some rugby bloke is it?

*has been out of the country for 2 years*
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Oh wait, thats not some rugby bloke is it?

*has been out of the country for 2 years*

The next Karmichael Hunt some are saying.

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He's only 21, so I'd like to think we will!

surely not, didnt he play in the '08 grand final win?

Was he only 18 in that season?
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Oh wait, thats not some rugby bloke is it?

*has been out of the country for 2 years*

yep - used to play for melbourne storm, dominated the NRL.

Got thrown shit loads of cash at by GWS - purely a marketing tool
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surely not, didnt he play in the '08 grand final win?

Was he only 18 in that season?

That was his first season
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That was his first season

No he was 19, is 22 now turning 23 in July!
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Fox footy channel launching feb 17!

Fuck yeah, my missus is going to hate it!
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No he was 19, is 22 now turning 23 in July!

Ok I was one off his best years are still to come!

'08 was his first season though.
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Fox footy channel launching feb 17!

Fuck yeah, my missus is going to hate it!

fuck yeah going love that, do you have pay extra for it ?
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fuck yeah going love that, do you have pay extra for it ?

so long as you have sports in your package, you will already have it
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so long as you have sports in your package, you will already have it

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this is richmonds year. i can feel it.

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Fox footy channel launching feb 17!

Fuck yeah, my missus is going to hate it!

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Supercoach & Dream Team are go

Someone set up a league
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http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/af...-1226261241891

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THE AFL says it expects Telstra to honour its $153 million internet contract, regardless of a Federal Court appeal.

Rival telco Optus this week won approval to sell a service that allows its mobile phone customers to record AFL matches and watch them on delays of as little as 90 seconds.

The decision has put the AFL's $1.25 billion media rights deal in jeopardy. Telstra threatened to pull the pin on its $153 million, five-year deal to stream matches live if Optus won.

But AFL chief Andrew Demetriou said the deal would go ahead.

"We have an agreement with Telstra and they've indicated to us they'll honour that agreement," Demetriou told ABC radio.

"We've got a situation where Optus have come along now to seek to try and use our content without ever undertaking discussions with the AFL ... we say it's a breach of our copyright.

"We will take every opportunity to protect our content.

"We'll go through the proper legal process and exploit all of our avenues to appeal ... this has a long way to play out."

The Gillard Government is seeking legal advice on the Federal Court's decision, saying it has worldwide implications for the survival of sporting competitions. The decision is expected to be appealed by the AFL, NRL and Telstra.

"If we want to sustain the competitions - the NRL, the AFL, and all of the other sporting competitions - not just here but around the world - if you pay a large amount of money for those rights, you have got to be able to protect it," Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said yesterday.

"It is a very far-reaching decision that could significantly change the way sporting rights are allocated and whether it is possible to protect content online."

Senator Conroy said a balance between consumers, sporting rights bodies and TV stations was needed.

"No one will pay for these rights if they can't find a way to make money off them," he said.

Interesting. Hopefully its a kick up the arse of all involved. Use the internet better, move with the times.
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Yeah saw that. Fuck the NRL and AFL are barking mad over this
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http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/af...-1226261241891



Interesting. Hopefully its a kick up the arse of all involved. Use the internet better, move with the times.

agreed it more for the customers
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Supercoach & Dream Team are go

Someone set up a league

going have to sign up for that today

Foxtel footy channel just came available on friday
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starts on the 7th raver, they've just set up the channel etc.
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He's only 21, so I'd like to think we will!

He's nearly 23
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starts on the 7th raver, they've just set up the channel etc.

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Even though it's just ads atm it's still better than half the other channel's on foxtel.

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Got limited internet atm so quick one for anyone that might know... In goldcoast this week, know if its possible to watch the suns train? Is it a matter of going the stadium and hopefully seeing them there? Do they even train there? Even possible? Any games here this week ( friendlys)?... Any help appreciated thanks lads.
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No friendlies until the NAB cup. As for training, some will be open to the public, others won't be. Some clubs have taht info on the website or just ring them.

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Couldn't find it on the site but ill give them a call, sucks about the friendlys, thanks mate.
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a) what the fuck is a friendly?

and b) sharrod and lance sittin in a tree
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Sharrod is a lucky man

Buddy was looking fine yesterday!



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So... How long before Bob Murphy comes out?

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He's married.

I feel for Bob, must be hard being the only bloke in the AFL with an independent thought in your brain.
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