Call for AFL pundits

Expressions of interest are invited from people who are prepared to comment for The Real Game on the prospects and performance of the following teams:

Geelong, Swans, Hawks, Lions, Eagles, Crows, Port, the waterside workers, Saints, Western Bulldogs, Carlton.

No experience required, just interest and enthusiasm. Unlike the loafing bludgers who were interested before the season and disappeared when the action started.

Contact rchamp@bigpond.net.au

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Scott Wickstein
Scott Wickstein(@scott-wickstein)
15 years ago

Sorry. I fear my loafing has become a permanant feature though. Writing content is just too hard these days.

Take today’s game. Adelaide blitzed North in the first quarter, but North came back in the second quarter and in response, Adelaide have put on a defensive choke on the game which has rendered it unwatchable.

observa
observa
15 years ago

Went to the Doggies match today and all I can say about the Power is- flogging material and come back in a couple of years after the early draft picks bite. Port fans are now looking forward to the Crows winning the minor premiership and spectating in the GF again, while we go bottom and pick up Bryce Gibbs in the draft. You gotta take your pluses where you can find them at this level now.

Don Wigan
Don Wigan
15 years ago

Aha! Observa’s spotted it. What a sneaky way to snatch Bryce Gibbs!

Still, the Crows probably deserve to miss out on the father-son tangle of rules, seeing they showed little interest until Gibbs happened along.

What I can’t understand amid all this is why there seem to be different rules on this in all mainland states and why Adelaide and Port copped this.

OK, we can cut the ex-VFL a bit of slack, seeing those clubs still surviving suffer supporter and market disadvantage compared with the interstaters. Even then there are anomalies, with Jonathan Brown getting to Brisbane because dad Brian Brown played 59 (or was it 70?) games for Fitroy.

But 200 games in the SANFL still seems a pretty big hurdle, especially if you are not allowed to include State-of-Origin games. And how come WAFL aggregates for dads are only(?) 150 when SANFL are 200?

The Crows were careless in missing out on the Cornes boys. But I think a lot of clubs were a bit nervous of a rule change to hand them Bryce Gibbs.

observa
observa
15 years ago

Actually MrsO, the devious little thing, wondered what the AFL could do about the father son rule if some enterprising club and draftee cooked it up to temporarily have a voluntary adoption by a qualifying ex player. Get the player on the books and then adopt him back again. Don’t leave your wallet around with my missus.

Don Wigan
Don Wigan
15 years ago

A very ingenious person, that Mrs O, and a lateral thinker.

If Ross is willing, maybe Not-So could adopt Bryce for a while.