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2021 AFL Round 18 | Australian Rules Football

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Rowey joins Mish in a barnstorming episode of the On The Ball podcast as they leave no stones uncovered in this weeks AFL episode. The boys not only recap Round 17 and preview Round 18, they also provide some outlooks on the future of Richmond, West Coast and Port Adelaide and highlight some of the best kept secrets around the AFL state leagues. 

Welcome back to the other wall podcast. This is another episode of one of the best potties going around and we are once again here with Rowley. How are you mate? I'm all right, mate, I'm all right. Bitch. Shattered about the coved news that are sort of olved yesterday regarding Gatoria, but still hanging in there. How about yourself? Yeah, pretty similar. Bit Bit nervous this morning, as we have been for the last a teen months. Anytime there's a bit of an outbreak it's scary times, especially in Victoria. But we'll try and steer clear off the covid talk for now, because that seems to be all that everyone's talking about these days. But bit of an another AFL episode does you've come to expect, without pilch today, so shout out to pilch if he's watching or listening. We've got some new interesting topics to chat about today, but before we get into that we're going to do our standard winners and loses from around seventeen. Pretty interesting round actually. I know you and me both had stinkers in the tipping pilch almost freaking when the perfect nine, but I don't think many were with him there to be honest. But yeah, who were the biggest winners for you? Well, the first one is odd. Actually perfect way to kick it off is the first game in the round. So Melbourne over port and Adelaide ovalwis going. It was up does, one of the best match of the year so far by, I think, US and also everyone else, every other footy fan, and it didn't fail to disappoint up until Melbourne sort of took control of it. So yeah, it was obviously another game where Melbourne just proved to the AFL will that they are worthy and they are this good. You know, to go over and beat port in Adelaidees obviously a really tough task. I know they've had their problems this year with, you know, being top eight teams, and once again that's that's causing some wearing signs for them going into September. But yeah, it's just on the back of a huge performance by Christian Bertrarker, their biggest guy to get away from the saints, Unfortunately. So thirty three touches, eight mark six tackles and three goals. That is just the definition of domination. So he just completely torn apart. And then just the contributions from like Tom McDonald, who had nineteen and three goals. Huge contribution from like a tall player like him. Not Quite sure position was playing. I didn't actually manage to catch the game, but Oliver as well in the middle, as well as Salem of halfback. We're huge. And so, yeah, it was just another great game from Melbourne to prove to the competition they are worthy and they're not, you know, the Melbourne that we all kind of know from a few years ago. They have changed. I have evolved, I think, just about ever. I don't he's believing that now. I'm not really I'm not really jumping on the bandwagon saying they're going to be setting themselves up for straight sets because they are actually this good. So another huge win for them. Obviously the stains. You and I were both out at a twenty one that night, but managed to I was obviously keeping an eye on the scores and the group chats of my fellow saints fans and they were saying how well we're playing, the best we've played all year and just, you know, playing with confidence and speed. You know, we've obviously switched the magnets over a few over the past few games and it's clearly helped and obviously to beat the lions, who I think, if we've dubbed a few times in this potty, to be probably one of the best teams in the COP had finishing on top by over five goals was an absolute was, sorry, a monumental effort and it's sort of revived our season, giving us us slight chance of finals now, which is pretty exciting going into this weekend support who obviously suffered that loss against the day's. So now the huge win for the saints, the Sidney Swans as well, to beat the dogs at Marvel. So obviously the dogs are powerhouse at the moment, especially at Marvel. So for the swans to just keep on getting these big wins against big teams is huge for them, considering I still obviously, on paper I still don't think their list is, you know, elite, but obviously on grass you're absolutely unbelievable. They play with I haven't seen the team play with such confidence this year. You know, able to attend these sort of mid grade players into really serviceable players every week. So yeah, and once again a really good win for those boys and once again the was just like I said about Melbourne proving they are the real deal can cause some upsets or at least just, you know, cause some damage and finals. You know, they're probably as good as shot as anyone else at the moment because they're playing that well, and the Pyes as well. Over Richmond huge win for them and their confidence, with rower harvey taken over and, like saints, switching over the magnets to go in the midfields obviously proving well. But the biggest winner out of everyone, I think, is North Melbourne to go over and beat West goes. I'm sure will touch on west coast in a second, but just yeah, in terms of producing their confidence. You know, going over and beating Wa team in Wa is one of the...

...toughest feats in the game, especially when it's west coast, and it's just showing there's not all doom and gloom for North finds and I think the seasons honestly probably gone better than expected. If you've know a lot the first few weeks, Jaden Stephenson's an absolute animal in that midfield. He may only be slight but he's proved them to be a great pick up. I know he was obviously kicked out of the door, but it was credits and north for jumping on him and just the likes of, you know, seeble and hall off that heart back just continue to put in really impressive performances in every week. CUNNINGTON in that midfield, with you know, lderu and Taren Thomas all stepping up, is been huge. And Goldstein as well, signing off his career and fashion kicking that late goal was absolutely awesome for the ruse. It was. It was a win for the AFL this week, I think. I think that's a great way to summon up. You know, Richmond lost, west coast lost to the probably the most hated teams of the COMP and North got up and just a great weekend of footy. Really. What about how? But how did you? Sorry, I've just completely forgotten how to speak. How did you final weekend? Yeah, pretty much had all those teams in my winners. Yeah, I'll tell you what. I don't know if they really do this in AFL, but they do it in NFL. Before the season starts, each team has like an overall unders in the winds number. I'll tell you what I reckon. North have gone overs in the last like eight years. Every time they come into a season no one's expecting much and they always just produce a little bit more than we're hoping. But yeah, well, unto North that's pretty impressive. Yeah, Collingwood, like, I know the how, the whole Buckley sacking all that stuff, but their last six weeks is actually been pretty impressive. So yeah, and I was looking at the VfL ladder before. They're VFL teams coming like six out of like eighteen. So it's actually not all doom and gloom for Collingwood. Are the only two. Sorry, I was sorry, sorry to jump in. No, sorry jumping to weekly, but I really don't think they're. They're not really that bad at all. Like you look at at least and it's full of like it's a on paper it's a finals quality list. So I'm honest, I'm not surprised that they've had a really good past month and a half. So yeah, just want to throw that in there. But yeah, but like I'm looking at the stats in the weekend now. It's about eight or so plays over a hundred ranking points, which is huge considering how two players in their own run and forty. So the list, obviously, I think I've always rated their list and it's obviously just being a bit on field, especially forward line, for them, but I've always, you know, at least been I haven't hated them as much as everyone else has in terms of their performances. I've always sort of like kind of notice, I've always rated at least, and obviously hasn't delivered this year, but I still think there's a lot of quality on there. So yeah, just want to throw it in there. But yeah, you know, yeah, if you look at their like, like if you look at each teams like top eight, top ten players, they're probably up there with the best. Their depth is questionable, but they're all young. So jem prove then, if they're VfL teams doing well, you can't really question their depth. And to be fair, you actually are right. We are forgetting them. Last year, didn't they beat West Coast in Perth in yeah, the first one. So yeah, they're not actually that even they they were in a grand final like three years ago. Are the other team I would to mention was free. Oh, I know they should beat teams like Hawthorn, but we've come to not trust them really over the last six or eight weeks. I remember the line only being like two points in their favor and all three of us on last week's party were very unsure which way to go, but they handed Hawthorne the sausage. So well done to Frio. They're after seven now, which is spicy because, like you wouldn't have said their last like. They started the season well and then the last few months has maybe being questionable, but they're in seventh, so currently complain with that. But moving into the losers, I just want to touch on a few things. First of all, the goal kicking on the weekend's grace greatful things I've ever seen. I'm just going to read out some of the school lines. So he had estenden eleven goals, eighteen, Adelaid two goals, nine, Hawthorne six goals, ten, Carlton Five goals, Fourteen, which I believe was two goals twelve at one point. The Dog Brisbane also went eight goals fifteen. So yeah, I'm not only a third of the competition. So only six teams had a positive goal to behind ratio. So yeah, I'm not sure what's going on this year and they are fell. I don't know if it's set shots or maybe there's more pressure than normal years or something like that around the ground, but that's something that all the teams need to address, because pretty much all those teams I just read out lost, except for Essen, I think. So yeah, Calin could have easily upset you along, to be honest, if they kick straight. They had enough scoring opportunities and yeah, that's something I don't think enough coaches address. I know our footye like we never practice goal kicking, so I don't know if they do that at the big levels, but yeah, I feel like it's an overlooked aspect of the game.

Gws Is a loser for me. I'll probably save the big dogs for you and Richmond and west coast, but gws. Did Watch that game, one of the few games I watched in full. But yeah, I thought they really let one slip through their fingers. To be honest, I didn't think Gold Coast played that well. I know took out of another really, really good game, but I thought apart from the second quarter where Gold Coast took a bit of charge with the wind, I thought they were there for the taking and gws didn't really stand up and do it. Would have been a really good opportunity. They would have gone clear and seventh. So they're because of that draw with I think it was North Melbourne. They are like sort of there and you know, I don't know how to explain it. They're like two points off everyone else. So if they won that they would have gone two points clear, but now they sit two points behind a pack of like three or four teams. And Yeah, I just think if they're going to make finals, will for any team to make finals, whoever comes seventh late. They're going to be the teams that snap up these fifty games like this. I thought that was a huge missed opportunity. Even in the last five minutes, I think they could have handled things a bit better. But yet thought that was pretty disappointing from gedws because, yeah, I didn't really think I'd coast with that impressive, but well done to them for getting another win. I know pilch tip that one, but I'll leave the big losers of the week to you. What did you make? West Coast lost made well, I was on West Coast for one of my bets, but then I was just all north Melbourne just because we obviously all wanted to see North Win. All right, just I think I've heard a few people talk about how west coast play styles outdated. You know, there's not a whole heap of pressure that they rely on. It's more sort of the build up, the ball use, you know, moving from halfback to half forward, not overly quickly, it just but that just wasn't the play obviously this week. You know, I think North managed the wet conditions a lot better than west coast. As one thing I did notice watching this game. There a lot of times when North Way, you know, there were obviously in a bit of a contested sort of you know, a bit of a warring situation just in the wet but then they're able to get themselves out of it really nicely with a couple of kicks and handballs. But the way west coast handle it just wasn't as good. You know, they'd rely too much as on the bomb down the line or they try and you know they so they didn't use it as cleanly. So around the ball I think North would just better in terms of that ball use and just how they structure their place. So yeah, it's obviously worrying. There was a lot of there was obviously going to be a lot of pressure that game in terms of around the contest because of the wet conditions. But yeah, north just handled it better. Didn't suit west coast at all. But you've got to be first time in the AFL consuming we're playing any conditions. So yeah, I think West Coast just obviously I aren't really playing a lot of confidence to the moment. There's a lot of sort of under performers at the moment and I think it's a bit of sorry, it's a big given to the fact that their list is sort of aging now. I think I touched on that earlier in the year that their lists aging are sort of predicted the downfall. So you know, obviously Kennedy and darling. Darling didn't have any impact whatsoever. Hard to as at all in those conditions. But in saying that, you've got to have some form of impact on the game. Kennedy, obviously two or three could have been a bit better, but we can see those guys coming to the end of their career and then, yeah, it's just so a few sort of plays it. I'm sure I just going to be used as a scapegoats. This way you can get dropped. You know, the likes of like a Nelson Langdon Petracelli, Tom Cole, these guys that are just always in and out of the team. I'm just I assume they're just going to all get the chop and not a lot of responsibilities going to be taken those books that maybe could be on sorry, or should be on the outer that are usually regulars. But we'll wait and see what happens tonight with the teams. That will be interesting. Another big loser this weekend was Port Adelaide. Obviously just just can't play top a good quality teams and I'm going to be really interested to see what happens in the finals and how they cope with that, because if it's straight sets, then obviously this whole thing is true. But what is true but like it? Obviously is a huge worry going into the next few years because they're obviously going to be around the premiership window for a while, but if they can't get these winds then it's a huge problem for them going head. So another big loser as well was Carlton. Just another missed opportunity. Obviously gold kicking let them down, but they're just they've just been stagnating for a long time now. The Blues. We just say the same thing everywhere at every sorry have we every week really got? I only just woke up. That's probably what I speak compline Gibrish. And then Richmond was obviously another huge losser on the weekend. I think they're I'm still not riding them out. I still think their chance to make finals. I think that one, you know, if the one more all, you know, upset away from missing though. For me, so ovious. See, if they lose tomorrow night, that's hugely detrimental. But you know that means they' just gotta win the next week or the week after. So look, if they...

...wouldn't, if they lose the next two weeks, I think they're going to be out. But I haven't winning one. I still not riding them off yet. But yeah, it was odd in that last they obviously had control the game up until that's sort of up until at least three quarter time, or at least halfway through the third quarter, when they are up by five goals, and then for the rest of the Game Richmond kicked one goal and the pious keep, you know, sort of eight or something like that. So in their last quarter is just one of those matches where Richmond just didn't look like scoring. It's when the opposition just completely takes control it's like when you're playing video game and you set the difficulty up like four levels midway through the game. It just completely shifted and the chances that Richmond did get they just I don't know, they look sloppy, they look lazy, they look fumbly. I specifically recall one moment, I think was in the last quarter, when I can't quite remember who it was, blue lipped. So I delivered it to Rewald is about fifty out and you know, rewalts sort of lumbers expecting to take this every day of the week and may not. has absolutely no right to spoil it, but just dives in and spalls and very well, I think it was just a bit lazy from just expecting no contact, just thinking about what to do next release, just the set shot, like you've got to be focusing on taking the mark and just putting responsibilion on yourself there. I think I was really they would sort of summed it up really for me. But yeah, that's all the loses for me. You touched on judoos as well. They're so I'm not going to check the dogs in there or Brisbane in. They're quite yet. Obviously I think Brisbane maybe from watching the heights and hearing the game. We're maybe a little bit slow compared to how the saints played with their pace. And the dogs, well, look, they're still at the top of the ladder. So and they lost to a team in Sydney who's, you know, probably one of the most informed teams in the comp in the moment. But yeah, it's same time. Maybe's keeping on them over the next few weeks see what happens with them. Yeah, understanding Gree I don't. Yeah, I don't think we can go too hard on those teams. Losing just seems like a bit of a bluet right top eight time. I've actually done mine this week for the first time in like might be the sole season. But yes, I did the predict of this morning. So you know that's always a bit dodgy because you don't, I don't do the margin or anything, but we'll see how it goes. So I've got the dogs coming in at first. I don't know why I am harsh on the demons, like they've shown enough to win the minor premiership, but I still like the dogs that. I've got the cats in its second lines the demons fourth. But that's all very close that top for. Then I've got the power and at fifth the Schwanni is in its sixth although who knows how high they could get if they keep playing this way. And then the all important positions. I've been Richmond's biggest fan this year. I've stuck by them, but this is actually the week Grand Pall in the pin I'm jumping off. I've got the eagles in at seventh and I've got the baby bombers coming in a pretty surprising but I've got the bombers finishing above Richmond and fremantle on percentage, who just this out in nine and ten position. So yeah, controversial from me and I can't imagine the Essen and faithful, how rowdy they would get if they did stag that finals position. But I'm willing to bet against Richmond now and I'm sure it'll jinx it, but I'm okay with that. I'm willing to accept it's probably going to happen. But Yeah, who've you got your top am well, this is sort of I'm sort of like one week, you and I one week separate. So I this is the way where I've finally brought into the fact I think Melbourne is probably the best team in the COP now and I've got him in at top. I don't think they're going to move from the top. Now I've got the dogs in a second, the lines in a third and the Gelong in at fourth. I think it's been my top or my top forest consisted of those teams were quite a while now. I don't think that's going to change. I've now got the swan's late frogging. Port fixes a bit easier and I think port are going to be susceptible to a few of these close losses. I'm really intrigued to see what happens in Port Saints this week. You know, whether it's a complete walk over or whether we really bring it to hims can be interesting see. I've got poured in at six and then these two. Yeah, look, it's a bit of funny. I've got I've actually got the dons in at seventh. I've got them jumping up not eight but seven. I think they've got I think they really going to bring the heat in these last few weeks. No one's really talks about them much. They have got the best percentage out of all teams seven and seventh and below, so that is a factor as we've seen it basically every year when it comes to finals, or at least the placing for finals. And they do have a very winnable fixture. So it starts off with North this week. It then goes into gws at well, at least at this s stage, at Marvel, but we all know that can. That's a...

...very winnable game, the Swan's Bible, which I expect them to bring it to them. I don't I'm not riding the bombs out of that one. They had their dude. Then have the dogs, which will obviously be tough, but I still think that a type of team they'll bring to them. But then the last two weeks of Gold Coast and Collingwood. So if you've got the winning goes two games, maybe one of those two upsets and then, you know, getting the job done over North Melbourne. So winning one of those other two games and then getting a job done in north Melbourne, I think they're serious chance of making finals. And then eight. I'm still just cling onto the Tigers. I just don't think I think it's still think they good enough to miss. But, like I said, I'm probably one week away from pulling the pin just because what we've seen in previous years. They're still in the same amount of points as the bombers and I've got them in at seven, so there's still every chance. There only one win behind seven. So I just you look like sorry, like es and I think they're going to really turn it up, and they kind of have to. I've actually tipped them tomorrow night against the Brisbane, which is obviously a pretty ray call, but I think this still probably be the weekend where they where they switch it up. Obviously Bris been lost against the saints and you know whether it is a blip or not. Will wait and see and whether the last few weeks of Richmond are blip. Will wait and see. But tomorrow I'm really fascinated see what happens. Now I can't wait for that one, but at the moment I've just got rischmnt in on eight. I can't put myself to put St Kilder in there yet. I think giants have a few close ones and we've seen what happens that with the giants and close ones, I don't you know. I think that disappoint more than they succeed and I frios fix is pretty tough, as is west coast from here and I don't like West Coast. I don't like what I saw on the weekend and I just I don't really like where they're going. I'm not going to put them in the eight. And Yeah, that's that. And, like I said, I think for as fix is too difficult for him. So yeah, first time I think my top eight in terms of the teams is changed in a long time. But I'm glad it has, because, you know, consistent top a all the way through to the end of the season is very boring. Yeah, it's pretty funny that, like it was not even long ago, maybe round ten, where we were like confident. We are the up bit like locked in and reading cost. WELLBE that top hate. Yeah, that is true, but it's definitely going to be a lot tighter than what we first thought. So yeah, I'm off for the pit on Richmond. But yeah, watched them come out bit brizzy and all of a sudden they're back in premiership contention. But or I've sort of left you up to your own devices in this segment. So I've had this in the in the locker for a few weeks now. I've been thinking of like a best twenty two out of players who aren't in their Club's best twenty two. But then I thought twenty two is actually way too many in its wouldn't be the most interesting segments. So I've left it up to you. I said you can do five, hundred and ten. How many wants? I'm interested to hear because me and Rhet can listener of the party we always discussed. Like not sure why teams don't go and get these players when they seem to always favor the draft, when I think some of these players are just as good, if not better. But interested to hear who you think the best players who aren't making their Club's best twenty two week in week out. All right, so it's obviously a difficult definition. You know, not in their best twenty two. That could be a play that's, you know, played sort of eight or ten games this year. It could be obviously plays that have played billy any I've sort of gone because it's too difficult to really measure the sort of ones that have played note above sort of seven eight games. I've sort of gone with guys that have only played a few, but they're still obviously quality players and all of them have been best twenty two in the past and still are capable of it. So I'm going to sort of stick to that extremity of the question. But number one it was. This isn't in any order, so I've just got a few days I'm going to tick off. The first one, which has been talked about for a long time this year, is Mitch Wallas from the dogs. I'm pretty he's always been fit. He's been playing VfL in last couple of years he's been almost the dog's main forward, as like a medium forward who usually takes the best defender can let sort of are Norton grow and develop against the tools. But this year he's barely found his way into the team and I think when he did lay o the last week or a week or two ago, he came on as a sub, but I think kick till three goals. So he shows you still got it. I think that was against North Melbourne, if I'm not mistaken. But yeah, I think he like three last quarter goals, one coming on. So or at least starting. Actually, I think you might have started in the game. But yeah, he shows he still got a still got that goal scoring ability. Obviously used to be sort of a kind of midfielder until he had an awful break in his leg. But yeah, he's...

...he's an interesting one. Obviously he's probably linked to the dog success. They've obviously got a lot of stars in this team and have gone down the more traditional approach of playing too out. Now tools few a couple of smalls, rob and Wallace, who's like a a you know, he's sort of a stay at home, you know, not a tall but not small type of forward, but still gets the job done and it's very good one on one. But yeah, he's one that has always been hying fit this year and just hasn't been able to find a way into that team. I mean, obviously rival clubs are going to be looking at in this offseason and it might be best for both parties to see where he ends up. Another one is obviously the big inclusion this year, Ben Brown. To the days, obviously had had so many stilly years with North Melbourne as a laid up forward and there comes this Melbourne team and either can't keep goals I can't get into the team. So he did have probably his best game for the season so far on the weekend. Ironically, didn't actually kick any but you know, had ten touches and for marks. Sort of shows how he's been going this year. Obviously not promising for him and it's interesting to see how they're going to try and fit him into this team where the keeps a spot this weekend or not. Will wait and see on the teams tonight I imagine he will. But yes, it's an interesting one because he is that more sort of laid up forward rather sit it on his head forward. So I'm not a hundred percent sure how the days are going to incorporate that in the weeks to come and whether he's in that best twenty two. But if not by the end of the season you know it'll could be the biggest move in the offseason where players sticks for a team for one year after signing for your deal and then you know it's best of both pries let him go. But wait and see. There another one is Tom Brocliff. Fine, I was injured, but I think at the start of the year he was still overlooked anyway by Willem drew and maybe others. But he does sort of have every injury under the side of the moment. But it's saying that I still don't think I think he's on the fringe of the port's best twenty two, which is, you know, he's been a very quality player, especially, you know, in terms of fantasy and super coach in his career. So he's obviously able to walk in and just chalk up thirty easy. But yeah, unfortunately, when fit, it's still no certainly to get into that port line up. So He's another one that could be looked at in the offseason, someone to just throw into a midfield maybe like a richmond. We've obviously seen how they've suffered a bit and they did feel this year when they cut a few injury. So maybe someone as a backup, but someone more likely to play as a back up would be handy for them, especially considering the likes of coaching and stuff near the end of their careers. Couple more these guys are a bit on. Actually, no, I've got reas conquer here as well on the list, who obviously made the way over from Richmond. So, like I said, these guys and you aren't really playing. It's not like they're playing sort of several games year. He's one that he's played a couple of weeks but just I think I heard the other night that he's got a trigger in his contracts where you know it'll trigger another couple of years. But maybe for that reason Frere aren't playing him because they maybe he maybe hasn't delivered like they'd wanted to and a few players of overtaken him and they maybe want an excuse to get him off the least or something like that. I'm not sure. But he's another quality player that probably would fit into that three of US twenty two, but at the moment know it's all that's gone against him. Ever since making that move careers got a bit downhill. And then a couple of other younger boys, Charlie Constables, obviously huge one for Geelong. You know, seems to rack up thirty and forty every week. Still can't get a game for the cats. Obviously break into that midfield is hard, especially when you're pretty one dimensional like Charlie is. But in saying that, he's a very quality player and you know when he comes into the AFL he still gets twenty plus. So he I'm sure he'll be very handy at any other club. So we'll see what happens this offseason. He's obviously been talked about a lot, as has the likes of, you know, Jordan Clark, quit knockle and all them couple boys. Jake Gricardi from gws obviously burst onto the scene last year, kicked eight in like three games and then sort of went missing on he got copped a slight injury or got dropped arrested. I remember a broad him into the worst week and suit coach just torch my season and then this year hasn't really found his feet. They've been playing my half back a bit in the the ties, but he records ridiculous stats just about every week in the two so I'm sure he'll be looked at as well in this offseason. I touched upon it a couple of episodes ago when I did my Solo sode and I think four or five times I brought up his name for different clubs to have a crack it in, because he's obviously a call of the youngster and could do some damage. We've seen or potentially could have. Matt Kennedy is one for Carlton, who's just made his way into the side and has been playing the last few weeks and you know, every single time you plays you always see the blues fans saying just keeping me and keep him...

...in. He's a tough body around the contest. He chips in for a maybe a goal to but you know he's always laying tackles, he's always getting sort of twenty plus or fifteen plus. But yeah, he's just one that he's just one of the Carlton favorites down there and really gets games. Weird Lee, you know, sometimes you injury, but sometimes the student Carlton not being able to fit him in. He's a bit, you know, one dimensional like a few of these players. But in saying that, he's still a quality player. He was a I think it was pick, it was a top fifteen pick in his draft year, so obviously has that potential. So he's probably one that's probably play the most games out of these guys this year, but obviously should have been playing just about every week for Carlton and we've Seen How they've gone this year and how in that midfield it's bit too reliant on sort of Welsh and crips and halftime cryps is absolutely gas in there. So that's another one for the list there and just the last one to throw in there is one that's had a bit of hype in his career at times but hasn't really you know, delivered and has been dropped a few times, which is surprised and given the team's playing for. But as Darcy Ferston from Gold Coast, he's been yeah, it's obviously a bit of a row call, but he's been in and out of that team but you know, shown potential to you know, have twenty five or thirty and maybe kick a goal to it's mostly come from sort of preseason games. But look, if you could do it then then you should be able to do it in the real time. So yeah, whether it's whether it's as a small for where it's the's a half ward, or it's sent out in that midfield, I'm not too sure. But he's one that probably you know, you probably should be playing, but you know you still sort of in and out of that team. Whether another team goes from this offseason tries to unload, unleash's full potential, wait and see. But yeah, those are sort of just eight players that they haven't really been in and out. They've more to sort of been out, maybe chipped in for a couple of games to this this offseason. Otherwise, you know, probably looking at like forty fifty plugs if you're if you're going down the track of, you know, picking guys that are in this list that of you know, play maybe half the Games of the year. So those are just eight that I reckon. You can get four cheap as chips this offseason if you want to. Maybe not, you know, likes have been branded just joined that club. But yes, ones that probably still have a lot of footy left in them or released a bit lot of contribution left to them for the years to come. Say, yeah, interesting little seatement that to look at the names that could be gettable this offseason, or at least should be playing in their teams. But yeah, I'm just trying to think about if any could improve the saints team. But all UN less, you move it on to the next segment. Yeah, I've got a couple just to mention my the ones are a down a, as you mentioned, more the in and out sort of types. So they're a bit more like wellknown names, I guess. But we're seen in the last couple weeks Luky Dunstan for the same it is brought in super coach, but he's sort of being able to find the footy and most of his career, but I'm pretty sure he's got a reputation of being a shocking user. But yeah, seems to be doing pretty well in his last stint in the side and looks to have nailed down a spot in the best twenty two. Nick Newman especially. This comes into question after the blues offseason where they brought into halfbacks. He's sign I've always really rated back his time in Sydney. He's just a very creative player and yeah, I remember when me and my mate went and watched Colin one day and he kicks like four goals or something and they were losing and he was on in the half back flank. But yeah, he's very good kick. Thought John Segler road call, but I thought there's a lot of teams out there who could use a Ruckman. Hawthorne Team to be pretty load in that department. So if you know Jolong or something, want already made Rachman. He could be an option for a team like that. James Robottom. He has recently been dropped a couple times from the swanny's team and some of the younger kids seemed to have overtaken him, but I feel like he's still very young player with a lot of potential. So attend could take him off the SWANNY's hands. Alex withered and he's someone who, if we look at skill versus games like he would be right up there. Has Not played many games for the amount of ability has got. West Coast sort of signed him as maybe to replace Shannon Hearne in the long term, because he only thinks. First game was pretty much the week Shannon her and got injured. So but he's only played like six games something this year, but he's been pretty good when he's played. Think lucky ash is someone who he was a high draft pick and I think he's some of a lot of talent, being in and out of the gws side as most of their team as because Leon Cameron is strange band. But I think he's very talented and this got some this guy's a throwback, this next one, but he was a bit of a super coach gun as a rookie. Will maybe not a gun, but he was are a lot of people had him, but James Cousins, he actually dominates in the box. Hill Vfl team is like their main inside mid. Patrick Lapinsky is I don't know if anyone listens to...

...it, but the AFL exchange podcast they absolutely froth Patrick Lapinski, so he's someone the teams could have a lookout. To be honest, the whole dogs VfL team should be under the microscope. They've got about five or six blokes and they ed richards only as just come into the team the last few weeks. I know toby McLean's running around in there and stuff. Tom Green probably he is best twenty two, but he hasn't. He's been dropped twice this year. So you're someone else. Josh Robin of the West Coast Eagles his basically best twenty two now, but he's mainly being given opportunities when McGovern and brass are injured. But he's a very, very good of tall defender and know how west coast do it. But at both ends of the field they seem to be very good at producing tools and as you mentioned at Geelong and they've got a few and I think Quinton Knock, along with Charlie constable, both should be looked out. There's yeah, I just think it's something overlooked in footy at times. Everyone gets very obsessed for the draft and I know you probably prefer being interested in draft picks, as you do love it. But yeah, I think a lot of these players could definitely do a job and you can get them for value picks, like we've seen in recently. Is like the saints with Dann Butler and stuff like that. You know they can be the perfect fit, they're ready to go and I think sometimes we get a big carried away over the draft. But yeah, just thought I would say some of those names. It's an interesting discussion. Or moving on to some list management decisions. I was singing about this during the week. There's some teams that I actually don't know what should do, who what they should do, and I'm interested to her thoughts. I like to think you're a bit of a list manager. I think if the AF of all all sports industries, weren't so caught up on everyone having played the game, if if every staff Andy didn't have to play, if I reckon you would be right in there a genuine done this manager. So I'm interested to hear what your take is. I've got three teams here, West Coast, port and Richmond. It's up to your house specific you want to go where it whether you want to name specific players or just a general strategy. But I've asked you what these teams should do across the next two or three trade periods, offseasons, whatever you want to say, because they're all sort of it across roads in my opinion, and I'm interested to see what you should suggest they should do moving forward. So, yeah, feel free to rip in or are. Yeah, I won't be too specific. Otherwise is episode is going to go until we're night, but I think west coast is one to kick it off. So, as we've as I touched upon early the year, they list is old and I people are sides to really realize now that it's a problem, especially over the last few weeks, and I don't honestly, I don't think this these veterans. I think the premiership windows past. You know, the veterans are play for them, you know, like we see like the Shanahan's, the Kennedy's, but then even if you get into these players, like, you know, the shepherds, the shoe's and all that, I don't. I know this is obviously very sort of abrupts given it's only really been these last few weeks that they've failed to deliver. But you know, I am as we've seen by Richmond. You need to have, you know, a bit of youth in there running around. You know, we've seen from so long that they just simply can't get a grand final when the last few years where still with age and I you know, not nine percent sure anything like that. But in terms of west coast, they can't bring in, I don't think, anyone over the age of twenty eight. They need to go young or at least players that have had a little bit of opportunity. But I haven't seen to break into the side or cement to spot, you know, as you said, as a saints to put Dan Butler because these veterans are running out of time. Obviously that just about all over the board they have blokes that are really old. So and it's just about every position. So as we've seen with the youth that they've brought in over the last few years, as grounds obviously become a star. Even just this year we've Seen Luke atwoods and Luke Foley, you know, producing very good games and very stiffly been dropped. So look, bring in I think. I think going to the draft for a few years is probably going to be handy because they've got enough. Look, they do have enough talent on this list to contend over the next maybe year or two. I say that's who with an asterisk because I just don't know how long these guys have got left, but it's really not long, and whether it's a good footy or not. But it just depends on what why they want to go down. If they want to contend next year, then yeah, obviously go after maybe I feel these blokes we talked about earlier that maybe I'm this best twenty two but could definitely play a role in other teams. Best twenty two is but I don't think they should be bringing anyone over the age of sort of two thousand eight twenty nine, where they're either just falling out a prime or anything like that, because they just joined the list of the you know the Plethora...

...of old blokes that west coast have. So I think all of West Coast, lots of West Coast Midfield, as obviously nearing that age. You know gaff should we even Ellie are, he's not young anymore. Are All sort of past their primes. You know, even the likes of Jack Reddin's thirty and he's, you know, been a consistent contributor this year but obviously he's entered the S, which is weird to career obviously declines unless you' Sean burging. So obviously, yeah, I think. I think targeting a few blokes in this offseason via the draft is going to be handy for them because they shown that they can develop youngsters. They aren't usually tend to bring in guys that have failed to get maybe a couple of games under the belt at other clubs. They have recently and a couple of recent years, and so there Zach Langton and Jamain Jones who have played this year. Apart from that, just about everyone sort of homegrown. So they do like to stick with the guys of their draft. So maybe a year where they bring in, you know, four or five blokes that like in the top fifty their draft would be handy. But it depends because they do have the talent to probably play top eight next year, given, even though, how old their list is. So I think just a little nice mix of, you know for five blokes to make sure that when these guys all do fall into retirement it's not a huge, huge deal and they don't fall way down the ladder and that these guys have all got a few years left our so few years into them. I also don't mind the tact to bring in a couple of mature age. I think guy and in the waffle could connor west. I think he's going to get his chance this week. He's twenty two and is an absolute bull in the midfield. Couple of guys like him. Maybe they can help out at least next year if they do want to go for that one last chance of the finals till but I don't. I just don't think it's going to happen. But we'll wait and see how they go about it. But yeah, I think. I think the premiership windows passed the veterans. They've gotten the lost, but we'll wait and see. Onto Port as well, I think they're in a much better position. They've structured their lists a lot better than well than, I guess, West Coast. I think west coast sort of all their veterans are retiring at one sort of space of a few years. Much like to along. So they sort of focus solely on those few years ago which did succeed from the just get a flag. So well run to them. However, it is obviously and to be detrimental because you know, they're all going to retire, at least all going to fall out of their primes and retire at the same sort of period. So Port Adelaids another one that is probably in a better position. They do have a much better mix in terms of youth and experience. Obviously largely do the fact that their youth has come on and being successful. So I'm talking the likes of Durs more and rosy and butters Georgiadi's and all these guys have all sort of leapt onto the scene and become consistent best twenty two players in a top eight team or at least a top fourteen a lot of the time. So that's obviously been huge and the only real worry in terms of ages maybe Travis Boke in that midfield is obviously he's he seems, you know, his Korea looks shot and dead a couple of years ago going he's just come out and had a couple of his career best years. So when that man lea's competition or lease stops getting all these twenty five plus Games, I'm not too sure. But I think you they don't have to have a massive draft focus given they are in the premiership win doing will be for a lot of the time. I think you know, maybe one or two top sort of two thousand and twenty five picks over the next few years ago obviously going to be handy, given they do like to progress their youth. However, they they haven't been a massive target of release over the last couple of years of bringing in these high quality plays. They brought in a literally who obviously didn't command. He commanded a little bit but not a whole much. But yeah, in terms of bringing like a grade plus players, they haven't really gone after anyone huge. Whether that changes the self says and I don't know, but they do have the persuasion power of being a genuine contender over the next few years to do so. So that obviously wouldn't be bad at all, given that they do, can they? Sorry, they do cough up these wins to top tier teams every game this year. So whether that means they need a bit more of a great talent or experience in this team, it's probably a given. So I think going after a grade maybe two, obviously too, is probably a bit of a stretch, but just trying to land one this year would be handy, especially in that midfield. You know, maybe a bit of ball use in there would be handy given, you know, like the likes of boat and wines and drew. These are all, you know, prolific ball users. Probably a bit stiff to throw broken there. But as we've seen with wines, you know, he chalks up a hundred fantasy but a hundred fifty super coach, largely due to just, you know, the bombs long. But yeah, they're in a much better position port than probably other two teams here, given they've got a really nice mix of youth in this team and just guys at a very serviceable so likes of, you know,...

Mackenzie and Clary as the key pillars and the fence obviously, and so jonus obviously go going week a week out. They're not obviously like the top top defenders in the competition, but very serviceable and do their job. And the last team I'll probably touch on his richmond, and it just depends what part they choose to go down. I think they're still got the capabilities go for one more flag next year. So I touched on this few episodes ago and I think my solo episode, I think it would be a mix of youth and more so just back up plays. They'll they're salary, probably can't. I know they're going after chair, but well, first of all I think there's all we will only just be able to manage that, but I think they need a little bit more quantity over quality. Their quality is there. We've seen over the last sort of four years they've won three flags. I don't think they need to throw all their eggs into one basket and go for chair. I know it would obviously probably be beneficial for them because he's going to be a quality player over the next sort of ten years. I'm in chair, but if they want to go after this flag sort of next year as as well, give it. It's going to be the last sort of hear of these guys that like, you know, dust, he's in the s now or you know, obviously I'm actually not too sure how old UST is. I think he's just turned thirty. You know, contions obviously old. Now Jack Rewald, we don't know what he's going to be doing. And you know the likes of these that they're obviously defense, I swear other all the same age but they don't get any younger. So Um, whether they want to go for that last flag next year, look probably going after a few backups. Like I said, we obviously saw what happened to their midfield this year. When they are they lost just about everyone. They sort of crumbled. They had to throw a few young blokes in there like Collie orkins and stuff, which probably didn't obviously didn't set the world off. I didn't really take them to many sort of honorable wins, didn't you know? We didn't really see any headlines saying, you know, how good are these you guys in the midfield and all that. So I reckon a few sort of ready made backups that maybe can't get a game at other clubs. I know they obviously wouldn't be want they could well be playing twenty two games every game next year. But yeah, I think a guy's you know like the power peppers and the constables of the world, would be handy. Whether they could persuade them to come over or not, given that the not a lot for twenty two, is another question. But I think it should honestly be a mix of youth and backups if they're going for that last premiership next year, which I think they will. But you know, you can sort of kill two bears one stone, sort of a mass. Five, six draft picks, get a whole sort of handful of youth in there, as well as making sure you're not, you know, being detrimental to your finals chances. I think would be very handy for them. So how they get all those draft picks? I'm not too sure. I don't think they've lost too many in the this year, you know, in terms of training future ones from last year. So maybe it's the weather of letting one or two fringe players that simply don't get games, you know, so they are either there are other ends of the ground rather than that midfield, because something that midfield is when they've got to focus on in having a few backups, because I think forward line they do have a bit of depth. They're obviously got Morris Rolie running around the Ford Line of the in the Towo's calm, common Jones and Choll and, all these guys. You know, they can only play so many of them. So whether it's we're letting one of those couple go from maybe one or two picks in order to get some midfield back up would be handy, because it's still probably a bit young to throw coalidorkins in along with you know, likes of Will Martin and a few of the twos boys I've got running around the two so yeah, a few of the boys got running around too is into the starting midfield when a few of the stars get injured, because that midfield is very injury prone. Was As we've seen with pressed here in Lambert and Edwards. So yeah, I think to some at all. I think west coast need a bit of youth their premiership window. I think it's past their veterans. So they would definitely be handy to make sure that their fall isn't monumental. Port can go after more sort of elite, a gray talent, but as we've seen, they like to develop their youth. So a couple of draft picks in there obviously probably going to be the road they go down. But yeah, they can obviously feel free to target someone that wants to come over with a couple flags and Richmond depends. Probably a mix of both. Kill two birds with one stone, get a mix of you. So, like West Coast at falls done can be bad. But also some backups for when that midfield does inevitably cop a few hits during the year. So that they're they're I'm starting midfield. Doesn't you know, have the likes of colleague Dawkins in there straight away because he's he don't ever, I think he debuted and had to be thrown straight in there. So they want to have a chance that finals till without final flag. I think that they need, they definitely do need a couple of ready made backups in that. Yeah, a hundred percent agree with what you've said. They're yeah, obviously sounds a bit alarmist for me putting port out laid in there because they're not really in the same situation. West Coast of the third...

...oldest list, Richmond of the fourth and then put other later only the ninth. But my only concern with pored is that Jonas, Gray Broken Dickson all the wrong side of thirty and in my opinion I don't think they're going to be when a premiership in the next two years. So by the time, you know, the window opens as such, like those players are probably going to be gone. So that's my only concern with them. If I was playing like fefile and crea mode, I'd be trading like gray and Soken, trying to get maybe a young key forward or something like that. But I know this is real life and loyalties the thing and stuff like that, so that's not really going to happen. But get it's going to be interesting to see how they deal with that. But I have to say plaudits have to go to Kenny. I think he manages his youth very, very well and the way he sort of just seamlessly blooded Bergman and Frederick and that sort of bunch this year, and even Farrell's become a before his injury he was a becoming a fairly instrumental player and yeah, I think one sport gets fully fit again. Do think even if they came went apprenticeship in the next two years, I think they're pretty well set up for the future and they're pretty successful at drafting as well, so I think they'll be fine. I'm interested to see how west coast do, though. I think out of these three teams are definitely in the worst position. They've got the third oldest list. There are a chance of not making the top eight. Do you think Adam Simpson is the right man to commence a rebuild if they do head that way, or do you think his job should be looked at I think it's finally the time in west coast last sort of few years, when you say maybe it could be time to be looked at. Obviously I'm not too sure. But yeah, when, yeah, obviously, when you say it like that, you know, the the third oldest list and they are changed of missing finals. That's obviously not where you want to be. That's you know, that's two negatives right there. So look, whether it's a switch up in coaching, I don't know, because I think they're playing styles outdated. This this whole sort of slow ball movement up the ground doesn't, is easy, outdated, sorry, with the new rules of the amount of the mark and everything, and just how sort of contested and also fast paced the games getting. So yeah, obviously those are two polar opposites. But you know just how quick the games getting is sort of working against them because you look at their team and there's no one with sort of blistering speed, at least off that halfback or in their midfield. So and yeah, if you look at the way they play, they don't play with, you know, sheer ferocity like, you know, the likes of Richmond's all that, who really bring the pressure and a quick so yeah, maybe it's a matter of switching up this whole playing style. I know it obviously work for them in two thousand and eighteen, but you know, that was three years ago. If the game was honestly, the game was different three years ago, even if you look at it today. So you know where I'm sure that the list is obviously going to change a whole heat over the next few years and whether that's the change in coaching may be beneficial for them. So yeah, honestly I'm not too sure whether it's going to be whether it's going to be looked at Simpson's job. I'm sure, you know, they will maybe be discussions, but I'm sure they come to the right decision. But yeah, it's just a matter of wait and say are quit them and it's going to be very interesting to see how they go up over the next sort of five six weeks and whether they do make the finals and whether they can have an impact there or whether they seem play fall out of eight and it all turns to shit. So yeah, we'll wait and see what the eagles but yeah, it's definitely hit the time when I think few eyes going to be on Simpson. Yeah, I'd probably say sacking. But realistically, if we logically think it through, like the last few sort of crossroads clubs have been, I know port three or four years ago and we're close to sacking Kenny Hinckley and now they're a premiership contender. Richmond all the way back in like two thousand fourteen fifteen. I remember when I arrived in Melbourne Hardwick was one of the most talked about coaches in terms of job security and stuff like that. So yeah, if we look at the patterns and the trends, you probably say keep him. But yeah, I think it does have to take a bit of a leaf out of those guys books, especially Kenny Hinckley, like play the Ed Woods, as play the follies, even play Wodin, and not just play them two weeks, drop them for three weeks, bring them back like actually just give them a permanent spot, mix it around, get dug and involved more. Still think is a very talented player, one of their sort of prize picks in the last five years, and he sort of seems to be playing a bit of an irrelevant role where it gets ten to twelve touches a game and doesn't have much impact. But yeah, you probably needs to take a few more risks. He's sort of a bit of a boomer when it comes to US decisionmaking and stuff like that. So I'd like to see if you risk and yeah, maybe Lua a few picks away from other clubs with the I don't know, tempt them with a shoe or something like that.

I'll be yeah, if he's going to stay there, he's got to start taking some more risk because right now they're sort of just inner land of mediocrity and not much as going right for them. All right, that was interesting to he or thoughts on there. I still believe you are a list of manager for the future. All right, time through our breakdown of our premiership sort of favoritism. I guess we did this a few months ago and I had the Tigers, I write up at forty percent or something. I done it based on my top eight. So I've actually don't have the Tigers involved now I've my percentages are really specific, so it's pretty weird, but I haven't got a calculator or something. But Geelong and my favorites now. I just think they've got enough experience over compared to the likes of the dogs and the demons and well, Covid Bar, and we don't really know where the finals be, because an our break can happen at any time, but it should be in Victoria. I know they'll be forced to play the gym whatever, but they've been building for the last few years. Haven't quite got over that final hurdle and I reckon this year's the year. Then I've got the dogs in it. Second, around twenty percent chance out of the rest of the both sides to a long I've seen they're the best of the rest. To be honest, I don't have full faith in them. They haven't showed up to a few of the big games have been in this year, but they've just got a lot of a grade talent that I've got the lines and it's third for me. That would be pretty close to the number one seed if it wasn't for the fact that they have to come to Melbourne and probably win two, maybe three games to get the flag this year. I think last year was their big chance for a home granty and stuff. But yeah, I think it's going to be tough for them, but they're for me, they're probably the best team. If we were just playing on a neutral venue although the saying is did with them last week. Then I've got the day's tied in and around third with the Lions. Think they are going to be a bit of a surprise package in finals. We've seen all year how good they've been against top four teams. I still don't have complete faith in them as I do with like Tolong, but yet very interested to see how they go that I've got a huge gap. To Five. I've got the swanns on about eight percent. Think they could maybe upset a big team, but don't think they could, you know, upset three teams in or else. I like that. So that's a big ass. Yeah, I've got poured down six percent. Just don't think it's going to be their year. I don't think the stars are sort of lining up for them, sadly. And then, yeah, the Eagles and bombers. Don't really see either of them winning, them winning it. So I've got them down at like four and three percent. So yeah, for me, glong dogs and then the lines and demons and apart from that I'm not too keen on anyone else. What about you? Um, well, I haven't really gone the roof percentages. I'm more just sort of checked it at order. But Yeah, look, like I said, this is I've finally sort of brought into the days. I know sort of chalked up a few losses over last few weeks, but at the end of the day every single team does that every year. So I think I'm more focusing on the wins that the D's get rather than the losses that they cough up, and I think the wins that they get a more convincing than any other win that any other team gets. So, you know, they've obviously just been just about beating every team this top eight. You know, they beat the dogs in that huge matchup on it sort of ten weeks in and they beat the lines. They look they obviously been ere on. There's that point listening them all off. But I'm going to have the D's in at that number one chance because, well, I think it's close with certainly they're going to finish top too, and I have them finished and I so I haven't winning that first final as well, so I haven't obviously going straight to a prelimb, just given how good they match up against the top eight teams. So I've got them as the best chance because you know what happens when you win your first prelapbs. So you you win the qualifying finally, you're most likely to go on to the grand fine. And then got the dogs and cats sort of tied in at second and they're obviously both Victorian base, which helps as can't really split them. Obviously the experience of the cats is a huge factor, but just the classiness of the dogs as well. I might just have the cats in ahead of the dogs, just given the fact that I think we've seen over the last few weeks the dogs are I don't. I think Melbourne I've overtaken them. I know the dogs have got the high percentage and all that, but obviously those are just against shit teams where they just absolutely take the PISS. But yeah, I think you know, the losses to sort of Sydney and the cats and all that makes me kind of want to have the cats in a bit high. I think they'll be a bit more, might say, consistent or reliable ever since they ditch that shit play style that they had last year and early on the stage this year. I've I've then got, yeah, I've got then got a bit of an APP until fourth, or at least third. Fourth Howe you want to put it, and I've got lines in there. I think the whole factor of as we know, we don't know what's happening with the covid but assuming the final series is played in Victoria, it's obviously not helpful the lines, especially with the grand final of the G but there...

...a quality and you know, we'll see how they will see how they match up against it Richmond Tomorrow night the g because I haven't seen them play there in a long time. I've then Got Sydney at six. Yeah, look, on paper it's just it's a bit of a difference. I know I keep on saying on paper, on paper for them, but I think when it comes to finals, I think that's when it did. This sort of statement really does have a bit of truth to it, because you do have to sort of win three or four games to win that grand final and it's against top eight teams and I know this sort of, you know, confidence of playing this sort of be great players, you don't can get you these sort of upsets we've seen the last few weeks, or at lease you know, not expected, you know, thrashings, as we've seen the last few weeks. I'm not sure how file. I'll get them in September. So I know that's sort of a negative way to put it on the Swan's but a great way to look at it is over the next sort of a few years they're going to be right up there. So I'm going to have them in its six of sort Richmond, and it's actually know, so it's one's at a fifth or fourth, depending on how I'm to look at it up. Then got Richmond next. I still think they make it. They are still huge chance. Finally, enough, they've probably played better against better teams than they have against shit a teams this year, so that's probably a factor in for them. There's yeah, they obviously know when's turned it up and that's in September. So if they make it, I'll still got them right up there. Port Adelaide. I then got next, like they just simply can't be a good team. So I don't have them either. Don't have them in this sort of top four, at least close to these other teams. A. You've got to play in Victoria by balls. Can't Mash whens. He's good teams and obviously, and also say I don't think they're going to make the top four. So they could be knocked out any week. And if they come up against Richmond, I tell you what, that's going to be a scary a week for poor fans, given they've justice out in the top four spot in the coming up against the team that's just won the last three out of four premierships. So yeah, it's there's times to them, but I've got them right down there. And then after that's you know, the likes of you other bombers and the eagles and a free or just whoever makes that last sort of final spot. So yeah, they're all obviously probably not going to win the final, the sorry, the grand final. So they're all those little sort of one percenters, like you said. But yeah, we interesting to see. I've definitely got these dogs and cats above the rest. I think they have separated themselves. But yeah, will be interesting to see. Yeah, I know Pilch isn't here, so I'm spent down speak from about I heard how the d's on top with you there or we've done a long run today. But a little bit of a supercache chat. Maybe not too in depth this week, but did you have a good week? made a ranking Ras or well, if you said this week I'm going to score two thousand four hundred fifty one, I'd be thinking it out. So I was pretty good school. But then when you say I'm going to lose all four of my league matches, I'm going to drop in rank, just I don't know what's going on like. So I think in the League that I think there's only one league, I mean that accurately represents how my seasons going, and that's our how every blood's leak, where it's about ten of us. I think I'm coming second, so I'm happy with that. In his other Libert League, where obviously pilches in, there's about eighteen hawlebry guys in there. Really sort of, you know, it's prettyminly Hawlbry. I have scored the whereas I've scored the fourth most. Yet I'm coming twelve. So I'm obviously I'm a lot closer to eighteen than I am to first, even though I've I've got a percentage of a hundred and four, which I think is the second highest in the COMP yeah, I'm in serious danger of missing finals. I'm on the same amount of points as you in that league. So if you overtake me, by seasons end then I don't know how I'm going to continue on this party. But yeah, I just don't know how that's happened. It's also the same in my cricketing league and the for the Bowie sharks. I was the most point score last week. I I just got overtaken. This week I'm now second in points scored and I'm sitting in eighth position. So Yeah, look, I don't really know what's happening this year. I'm I'm I seem to be having like a DC. I'm about two point five, rank two five K which well, obviously you know isn't fantastic but, like you know, it's not terrible. So in terms of the week, well at all. Just kicked off with Carl Lake, for who was just going sublimely and then got injured on ninety eight. So that's going to be a trade there. I'm going to be going straight to Jordan to go ee. I'm playing Bozzer and two of my leg matches this week, so those are both can be huge matchs. I've really got to get a win there. But yeah, and then it was just the Whitfield injuries. Well, so two injuries this week is not ideal, especially when you're on the four trades left and it's going to be three after this week. Luckily whitfields only out for one week. But yeah, it was just it was just a bit you know, I think to have a good week this week. A lot of people, you know, had to look Bramble, who got one hundred and twenty out of nowhere. But I was one of those guys are a didn't actually emergency him and be couldn't loophole...

...and even if I did want to. But yeah, going into this week and be having high or on the field, I'm going to having to loophole one of water metal weightman. So yeah, it's not looking overly promising this week, but we're just going to wait and see what happens. But yeah, I'm obviously with those sort of eight and twelve positions. At the moment it's more of a fact of trying to just make finals now rather than trying to finish in the top four. So I'm him shoutouts know Stewart and Ridley and Lloyd and, you know, base on a whole midfield minus lions, and then grundy as well for having a huge captain's performance and then yeah, the north pair up forms evil on the hall for all having really sold the games getting me to the school I got. But yeah, you know, two lines and dusty and those guys and weird field again can cost you know, screw you and Lankford for fucking pinging a hommy. That's just really not handy, given I think come finals we're all going to need these trades. So, yeah, going to be doing that length for to go we trade. Put me down to three trades and can't wait to get five long term injuries this week. We'll about yourself. Yeah, share out to feel too doesn't have any trades left and all. Yeah, most of those injuries. Don't even feel like he's got length in and Whitfield. Yeah, but I don't know if he's sign against Jaff. Yeah, that's good for him, but yeah, I don't have them made that. Yeah, I'd a pretty bad way here. As usual, at this point it's not even really a question everywhere. Every week I start with like a decent projected it just slowly gets worse and worse. Yeah, I'm cop bond is captain for the second week. Good to see skipper him is to scores. I think, since like around for something. Dev Robinson on field got twenty, which is pretty disappointing, and now he's got to break even of like a hundred and ten and I've got three trades left, which I want to say. So in a bit of a pickle there because he's probably going to drop a lot in price the next few weeks, but don't really want to waste to trade. Had like Bianco get like forty, including a goal, I think. So I don't know how that's possible him. Will Got Ninety seven on field, which pretty handy. Dunston turned out to be a great trade, as my might he got like a hundred and one, fifteen, hundred and twenty, something like that. Just didn't really have any of the massive scores this week. That's kind of what helped me back, and obviously having those two shit rookies on feel. But Yeah, can't really complain too much of this point. My team is not great. Probably I've given up on leagues now. Pretty much out of wine and the look at one league, but yeah, pretty much out of it. Would take a miracle. So I'm just going to conserve my trades and hopefully climb the ranks in finals time when everyone has spent their trades. And Yeah, bit of a scummy tactic, but see how high. But yeah, now I do want to use those final three trades. But Yeah, if I burn them now and get an injury while I've got a shit team with injury, so may as well have a shit team with the injury trades in the bank. But yeah, anyway. And just see how pilch's no trade left tactic goes in his mission for top one. K. Think you had a decent week. Can't really remember, to be honest. But yeah, we'll hear from him next week, I'm sure. All right, time for a round eighteen preview. I think it is around eighteen. What we're going to do is our usual line tipping, Handicap Tipping, whatever you want to call it. Right. So first game, freemantle versus Jelong. Geelong the favorites and the line is five and a half. I've got to take along here. That's not a huge line. I assume it's in Perth, but yeah, take it along still. Yeah, I'll take you along there. What about you? I actually don't mind, for it's and I reckon they're in with a chance an upset, but insane. I'm still going to go to along. Yeah, if the line was like twelve, maybe I think about free Oh, because might be close. But yeah, five is much richmondity. Bruzzy line is thirteen and a half. Think it's a Richmond home game. But as for all the Melbourne Games this week, not sure if they're going to happen. I know like five teams have evacuated Melbourne overnight, so we'll see how that goes. But that's a pretty decently size line for a Richmond game. I am tempted to go. I think I actually might go richmond. They're not sure if they'll. Not sure if I'll tip them in headtohead, but yeah, I'll back them to cover that line. At least. I'M gonna go Richmond as well. I'm not actually going to tip them as well. I think now are going to win. I think this would be the weight when they turn around, but will wait see. Yeah, don't mind. I called GW s Sidney the Sydney Darby. I guess it's happening in Ballarat, I think. If we see the same windy conditions as last week, hopefully jis don't pick. Shame Monthford, because I really did not work last week and smacked around the ground by Chris Burd just but line of eleven and a half. Sydney in good form. But I'm going to back gws. I feel like they are...

...surprising, like they sort of turn up in the Games you're not expecting and vice versus. So I'll say gws. Not sure if I'll back them in head to Heead, but I'll back them to make it close at least what was lying a sorry eleven and a half. I'm still going to go. I think I'll just got this one's yeah, fair enough, fair enough, right. Next one, Gold Coast Doggi's. Not sure where this has been played. Line is twenty five and a half. Pretty Large. But for me I know gold coasts are in good form. But I'm actually just got to back the dogs in reckon they'll other bounce back when after a disappointing couple games of late. Yeah, I'm the dogs all just still what they do and just smacking by forty, fifty points. But would love to see the songs get up, but just make it all a whole lot interesting. But yeah, I think looks go the dogs. Yeah, I don't really trust the suns yet. Not sure. Just well, there's obviously a reason why. There's about nine years of evidence. But yeah, fair enough also. And so if we go tied, I'll like Markov who got forty, so shout out to him. Worst worst pick up a ball time that one. Melbourne versus Hawthorne Massive Line of Forty and a half. So for that reason I'm actually going to back Hawthorn in back. I'm in to make it a close on. MMM, I don't mind actually be it. I've sort of back to the hawks the last couple of weeks. Well, I actually tipped the be against prayer, which didn't work out. And Yeah, I don't know. They've alvious just been look, they can turn it on, like they also did against you ws, but they can just be really shit. So I'm not too sure. I reckon. I reckon we'll be one of those really crumby sort of thirty point margins, but where it gets the line, not sure. I might actually jump on hawks line as well, but I'm still going to be back in a dacent head to head. Obviously. Yeah, hundred said the hawks. A few injuries as well. I know screams up playing for concussion. I think CJ's out day might be out as well. I don't know. Yeah, I think that's awesome. Yeah, it's also on twitter about that and maybe hard work again. I don't know. Port Saints or shame we don't have pillach. I will. Yeah, actually don't know. Last week you back to Melbourne. I was going to say backport. I'm going to backport just because saints on the top, like sixteen. That's basically my only logic. Top eighteen. Yeah, yeah, what's the line there? Two and a half, so it's pretty okay. Yeah, yeah, look, honestly I'll just going to say port at a prim wrong, but yeah, it's going to go. Yeah, should be good games to watch. Actually, North Essen and Battle of the northern Melbourne teams. I guess line is eighteen and a half. North of being in good form. Essen and argue for a week performance, I guess. But this is actually a tough one. That lines probably exactly where I'd have it. Well, what are you going with here? What was it again? Sorry, eighteen and a half, I don't. MMM. The tough one, I think the ability of the bombs to blow out teams. It's gonna yeah, I've got them in by it. So I've got a chance. Got The bombers. I think the bombs. Yeah, I just think that too much. Five hour to make it a close one. Yeah, great, Collingwood. Carlton Lines One and a half. So it's pretty much his head toohead. I'm going to back the blues. Not sure, but they eventually have to win. Yeah, they do eventually have to win, but I actually going to back the pie to you. Yeah, they're very good form. And finally, Adelaide. West Coast lines are only six and a half. It's at the Adelaide Oval. I am going to back west coast. I feel like Adelaide have fallen off a little bit in the last few weeks. To be honest. Can't remember their results before last weekend. I think they beat sat killed. Yeah, I'll go. I'll go west coast. I am very tempered to tip the chrome I've just hit. TOMBER ASSOSPAT is out with the hamstring strain Arcon. That might throw in of a curveball. And how they how they line up the CRYS? I might just have to go to the eagles, though. They're going to get that one of these annoying victories where everyone's like, oh, they back, they're back, but now we'll wait and see, I'm just quickly as well. Matt Parker is going to make his debut tomorrow. I'm so for so that's just want to literally just been announced then. But yeah, shout out to Maddie Park is, super coach Lege. He for wanted you, great slee legend. Used to pump out like fifteen S. I'm so pumped seeing back because he was. I love this x factor. I love this sort of pace in aggression. But it was a love hate because he often got five or six touches. But it'll be great. I'd love to watch him play, but sometimes wasn't the saint. youlled us. So it's perfect to see him back playing for another team. So I can't wait for that. Yeah, yeah,...

...that's actually true. That will be exciting. Give Richmond some spark that they well and truly need or are. Thanks for joining me, row being probably one of our longest today actually, but feel like with address and important topics, you've saved the futures of three clubs. With you know, we've revived a few lives in the VfL and Sam Form Morfful. But yeah, interested. I think next week, Mr Chat about free agents, because I'm keen to you or you have to say about it. Yeah, manning from agents on the table. So thanks for joining me. Mate, prayer, praying for all victorians that there's no covid lockdown or anything in the next coming days and hopefully we can just enjoy the footage. Is Normal. Yeah, but yeah, go port go saints, although they are playing each other, but go both of them, guys. Yeah, thanks for Johnny. See You, guys.

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