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Title: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: PaulP on August 03, 2018, 12:03:03 PM
Hi mods. Just wondering if we can have a general thread for discussing the women's comp, rather than just a Carlton specific one ?

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/pearce-angered-by-afl-s-gimmicky-tournament-treatment-of-aflw-20180803-p4zva9.html

An article from the lovely Daisy, she who can do no wrong.  :D
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: LP on August 03, 2018, 12:11:22 PM
I agree 100% with Daisy!

AFLW should have a far greater priority over the abortion called AFLX!

But can we expect a functional and credible AFLW when the AFL doesn't even have it? :o

I don't understand why the AFL would risk stitching up 50% of their supporter base, get the girls offside and the whole sport will suffer!

There may be reasons for Kate Jenkins departure, I can see some issues arising! ;)
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: kruddler on August 03, 2018, 06:14:56 PM
Why the AFL NEEDS to have this in the mens off-season is something i don't understand.

That being said, there is a lot more to the off-season than just 8 weeks of footy leading up to the mens season.

Have some games in Nov-Dec and have a extended break over xmas/new years and come back in Jan-feb if you want.


Pretty sure the VFLW has restrictions on how many AFLW listed players can play in the side at any one time. So these 'elite AFLW athletes' are getting less games than the those running around in the VFLW...possibly only half as many games. How does that work?

The AFL had such a good start with this comp in its first year. It held relatively firm in its second year and was set for expansion in 2019 and 2020....yet it appears to have lost interest in it for some reason. As 6 weeks is just bollocks.
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: Blue Moon on August 03, 2018, 07:51:23 PM
Note to Gill, the world cup goes for years, it is the finals that goes for fout weeks.
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: DJC on August 03, 2018, 09:41:31 PM
One thing that seems obvious is that Gilís AFL responds to supporter backlash, as happened with trialling new rules fiasco.

If thereís enough outrage at the AFLís latest bizarre proposal, Gil will back down faster than you can say, ďAFLX is a gimmick!Ē
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: flyboy77 on August 04, 2018, 09:26:00 AM
Note to Gill, the world cup goes for years, it is the finals that goes for fout weeks.

Not the sharpest tool in the shed, is he?
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: crashlander on August 04, 2018, 10:54:40 AM
I don't see any good reason why the AFLW season cannot overlap with the AFL season, at least not in the long term. At the moment I can understand why it is run when it is. However, as Krud suggested, having the season start earlier in not impossible. Having it run into January is not a problem in itself, although some ground availability issues may arise. But making the AFLW a joke by having a truncated season doesn't help anyone.
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: kruddler on August 04, 2018, 11:32:29 AM
I don't see any good reason why the AFLW season cannot overlap with the AFL season, at least not in the long term. At the moment I can understand why it is run when it is. However, as Krud suggested, having the season start earlier in not impossible. Having it run into January is not a problem in itself, although some ground availability issues may arise. But making the AFLW a joke by having a truncated season doesn't help anyone.

Ground availability shouldn't be any more difficult than what it is currently.
My uderstanding is the current season runs in tandem with the cricket season as it is. So they can manage to find grounds to play on already, surely it can't be that much harder to find 1 extra ground per round than they do currently? (to cater for the extra 2 teams).

But yes, having it at the same time as the mens certainly does solve that problem, but probably creates another as it would clash with TV times and crowds which the mens would get priority on both counts.
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: BluePhantom on January 31, 2019, 07:41:33 PM
Just heard Daniel Harford talk on SEN, gee he's a very positive speaker.
He sounds like he is invested in the programme.
Hope all goes well for the girls this Sunday against that blue and white team.
Is Waite playing for them?
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: Baggers on February 02, 2019, 03:56:34 PM
Just heard Daniel Harford talk on SEN, gee he's a very positive speaker.
He sounds like he is invested in the programme.
Hope all goes well for the girls this Sunday against that blue and white team.
Is Waite playing for them?

He's a very positive, and smart, person. A quality acquisition for us. After the debacle of last year, and the coaching dog's breakfast, we were very fortunate to get Harf into the place, he's pulled it all together which is no mean feat considering some quality gals were all but gone.

It sure has reinvigorated my interest and I will be parked in front of the teev tomorrow for the season opener. Go Mighty BlueBagger Gals!! :)
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: LP on February 02, 2019, 04:27:55 PM
I think our and Norps season will start and end tomorrow, we are scheduled to play in 30įC at 1pm in Hobart amid heat, smoke and dust from the fires. (Fires are SW of Hobart with SW winds forecast)

Not as bad as the Dees and Dockers, they play tomorrow at 3pm in Casey when it's pegged to be 39įC.

It's a very very silly arrangement, the sort of conditions the mid-fielders might not recover from in a short season! :o
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: DJC on February 02, 2019, 10:56:14 PM
Two one point results from the first two games and whatís not to like about Collingwood losing by one point? 🙂

I thought that the Geelong-Collingwood game was the better spectacle and far more skilful footy was on display.  Perhaps the Crows and Bulldogs havenít kept pace with other teams.

Iím looking forward to seeing how Harfordís brand of footy goes against North, in trying conditions.
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: Lods on February 04, 2019, 09:53:18 AM
Folks
I've just moved a few posts from here that related to our match against North
Can we keep this thread for a general discussion of the Women's competition.

We'll have a match thread for Carlton games.
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: No1inParticular on February 04, 2019, 12:28:38 PM
Two one point results from the first two games and whatís not to like about Collingwood losing by one point? 🙂

 :(
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: DJC on February 04, 2019, 01:57:04 PM
:(

How things have changed in your life!
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: DJC on February 11, 2019, 03:11:44 PM
Itís early days but it seems that Conference A is a lot stronger than Conference B.  That could lead to a lopsided GF and one of the best teams missing out.

While the AFL canít be expected to predict team performances, the results so far show a major flaw with the conference system.  If the AFLW is to grow, the competition should have each team playing all of the other teams.
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: townsendcalling on February 11, 2019, 07:46:47 PM
I believe there is one fundamental fault with AFLW..... it was never allowed to grow organically.  Womenís basketball, cricket, soccer all developed, grew and consolidated out of the limelight and only came to the forefront when it was earnt. After that we gradually took notice and genuine stars of the competition received the correct accolades. The Lauren Jacksonís, Meg Lannings and Sam Kerrís are the real deal. AFLW was thrown into prime time and all over the front pages from Day 1 and we were sold the talents of Mo Hope, Sarah Perkins, even our own Darcy Vescio way before it was justified. In terms of Hope and Perkins, they are 1000000 miles away!! Year 3 and the standard is way better and the skills are continually improving....   but itís still got a long long way to go. Compared to other womenís sports, itís a recreation sport. Like our men, the women canít represent Australia in the sport, itís a very short season and the pay is proportional to both length of season and revenue earned. 

Letís be careful who we crown as superstars and hold off any firm
opinions for 5 or 6 years. (around about the time the boys have no 18 in the trophy cabinet!!)
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: Professer E on February 11, 2019, 08:23:14 PM
I am not a supporter of the AFLW... Not because of the standard etc,  but simply because I am committed elsewhere. I find that I have total commitment to the Carlton Men's AFL,  my old metro club,  the Oz cricket team and my kids cricket teams.... I don't have the emotional energy, time or finances to take on another sport. It's a crowded sporting landscape,  good luck to the sport but I reckon for every new devotee they are probably stealing a followerer from another sport.
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: DJC on February 11, 2019, 10:43:13 PM
I am not a supporter of the AFLW... Not because of the standard etc,  but simply because I am committed elsewhere. I find that I have total commitment to the Carlton Men's AFL,  my old metro club,  the Oz cricket team and my kids cricket teams.... I don't have the emotional energy, time or finances to take on another sport. It's a crowded sporting landscape,  good luck to the sport but I reckon for every new devotee they are probably stealing a followerer from another sport.

I reckon they are attracting lots of women/girls who weren't following any sport.

And you do have your hands full  :)
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: LP on February 17, 2019, 10:13:43 AM
Felling sorry for Chiocci, the Collingwood girls are fair dinkum, but their club has only recently started to take them seriously for the first few years the AFLW and netball was only a marketing gig at Collingwood.

I'm very cynical about appointments like Graeme Allen, which was really just using the AFLW as a back door into Allen acting as a recruiter. Now the filthy Norps have him there on the low down, for a club that was dead-set broke where is Norp's money coming from and how are they attracting the top dollar recruits?

It'll be interesting to see how the AFLW deal with Harris' bump compared to the Emma Kearney sledging and vilifying players in a very unsavoury manner. If an AFL player let rip with sledges like that they'd be in hot water to say the least!
Title: Re: 2019 AFLW Votes - Round 5 vs Pies
Post by: flyboy77 on March 05, 2019, 11:11:10 PM
As I see it, as someone who (presently) can't stomach watching the AFLW, scoring is the/a major issue.

2 goals in a match and you win?

Joke. imho. Embarrassing to all and sundry quite frankly.

How to fix that problem - and make it more watchable to Jill & Joe Smith and their kids?

Less players for starters. Helps the congestion.

Umpires enforcing the f'n rules - reward the great tackle, pay the high tackle free quickly - and be consistent.

Maybe have a (say) 40m line from goal rather than 50m - and a goal from outside 40 gets 9 points or whatever.

Zones too, clearly.....

It will die without a lot of change.
Title: Re: Re: 2019 AFLW Votes - Round 5 vs Pies
Post by: Thryleon on March 06, 2019, 07:16:37 AM
As I see it, as someone who (presently) can't stomach watching the AFLW, scoring is the/a major issue.

2 goals in a match and you win?

Joke. imho. Embarrassing to all and sundry quite frankly.

How to fix that problem - and make it more watchable to Jill & Joe Smith and their kids?

Less players for starters. Helps the congestion.

Umpires enforcing the f'n rules - reward the great tackle, pay the high tackle free quickly - and be consistent.

Maybe have a (say) 40m line from goal rather than 50m - and a goal from outside 40 gets 9 points or whatever.

Zones too, clearly.....

It will die without a lot of change.

It's a simple scenario.

The men are elite Male athletes and even they have trouble covering the ground unless they are special.

Women simply need smaller grounds.

Removing players won't ease congestion it will only open space ahead and behind the play as players tend to get  "sucked in" to the contest and the women don't have the same ability to clear congestion as males do as they don't kick it as long or handball it as far (generally).

Beyond that I'd actually opt for larger benches.

It would allow them to stay fresher for longer.


Title: Re: Re: 2019 AFLW Votes - Round 5 vs Pies
Post by: DJC on March 06, 2019, 08:11:24 AM
Just leave it as it is.  The spectacle will improve as players and coaches learn on the job and fitness and conditioning evolves.

The umpiring is the only issue that needs urgent attention.
Title: Re: Re: 2019 AFLW Votes - Round 5 vs Pies
Post by: LP on March 06, 2019, 08:15:48 AM
There 0.5s difference between men and women at the Olympic 100m, and the girls run the marathon in 2hr 15m which is not far off men at 2hr 01m.

I doubt you could even notice the difference on a football field without video analysis, unless it was a straight up footrace from FB to FF!

Probably the biggest visible issue is kicking power, but it's improving all the time. Regardless about 50% of all kicks for both men and women are wasted.
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: Lods on March 06, 2019, 09:06:16 AM
Just a sweeping generalisationÖ

I've seen 3 of our games this year....the last 3

The first one (against GWS) was far superior (from both sides ) to anything I saw last season.
Skills, kicking accuracy, tackling....even  the odd bit of "fancy play" was all up on last year.

The last two games seemed to drift back into a bit of the scrappiness and uncertainty of previous seasons.

There could be multiple reasons for that (pressure perhaps) , but the product on display in the GWS game was well worth the watch.
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: LP on March 06, 2019, 10:09:29 AM
There could be multiple reasons for that (pressure perhaps) , but the product on display in the GWS game was well worth the watch.

I suppose GWS is under AFL control and takes the AFL mandate to play attractive football more seriously than the other clubs.

Remembering we got the blame for playing unattractive football back at the start of last season, yet it seems that in 2019 we are no longer the alleged "common denominator of negativity", why aren't these other clubs called out in the media, is it because their CEOs and Presidents are in positions of power in the AFL and AFL media?

FWIW, I also was thinking much the same regarding game lines. I wonder if the explanation for the change in spectacle is perhaps the change in umpiring emphasis, be it deliberate or unintentional. Does the match day pattern follow a certain set of umpires?
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: DJC on March 06, 2019, 10:46:34 AM
I suppose GWS is under AFL control and takes the AFL mandate to play attractive football more seriously than the other clubs.

Remembering we got the blame for playing unattractive football back at the start of last season, yet it seems that in 2019 we are no longer the alleged "common denominator of negativity", why aren't these other clubs called out in the media, is it because their CEOs and Presidents are in positions of power in the AFL and AFL media?

FWIW, I also was thinking much the same regarding game lines. I wonder if the explanation for the change in spectacle is perhaps the change in umpiring emphasis, be it deliberate or unintentional. Does the match day pattern follow a certain set of umpires?

From what I have seen, the umpiring is consistent (in its inconsistency) across the board.  They must be following an AFL directive ... or the AFLW has scoured the suburban leagues and recruited the worst umpires going around.
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: LP on March 06, 2019, 10:52:50 AM
From what I have seen, the umpiring is consistent (in its inconsistency) across the board.  They must be following an AFL directive ... or the AFLW has scoured the suburban leagues and recruited the worst umpires going around.

I'm not upset that AFLW looks more like suburban football, live suburban footy has probably been netter to watch than AFL for the last few years anyway. The thing that brings the AFLW and AFL spectacle undone is the broadcasters willingness to rip apart every contest and decision with ultra slow motion replays. At suburban live footy no slow motions are present to stop you focusing on with the next chain of play!

The problem with the AFL spectacle is more often the broadcast not the product!
Title: Re: Re: 2019 AFLW Votes - Round 5 vs Pies
Post by: Thryleon on March 06, 2019, 02:09:22 PM
There 0.5s difference between men and women at the Olympic 100m, and the girls run the marathon in 2hr 15m which is not far off men at 2hr 01m.

I doubt you could even notice the difference on a football field without video analysis, unless it was a straight up footrace from FB to FF!

Probably the biggest visible issue is kicking power, but it's improving all the time. Regardless about 50% of all kicks for both men and women are wasted.

Don't look at elite athletes from both genders in a very specific discipline regarding covering the ground for less than 15 seconds in one sprint.

Marathon runners:

https://www.verywellfit.com/what-is-a-good-time-for-running-a-marathon-2911426

In terms of average marathon times, the median marathon finishing time in 2016 for men in U.S. marathons was 4:22:07 (9:59 minutes per mile pace), according to Running USA. The median finishing time for women was 4:47:40 (10:58 minutes per mile pace).   Thats a 20% variance in performance over the course of the marathon.  During each Mile we are talking about 10% variance in pace.

Keeping all that in mind, AFLW is in its 3rd season.  Even their most seasoned players are 3rd year in the system.  The AFL players are career footballers by comparison.  They have been through a junior system that has been aimed at producing an elite AFL footballer and competition for spots has been quite different when compared to females.

The result is you are comparing an elite male marathoner, vs a female marathoner who might only be going at Median pace.  THAT is the difference I am thinking is going to be significant here.


So, contrasting that with this link about the fastest marathoners ever:

https://www.runnersworld.com/races-places/a20823734/these-are-the-worlds-fastest-marathoners-and-marathon-courses/

I get it, they are relative to each others competition, but these things shouldnt be disregarded.  When playing on grounds like Icon park, this is a massive variance for these girls to contend with.

Food for thought:

http://www.stpats.vic.edu.au/en/news/article/1st-xviii-match-report-2015-herald-sun-shield-fi/

St Patrickís College 10.12 (72) d Essendon Keilor College 6.7 (43)

Names of some of the players that played that day:  Daniel Rioli, Jacob Hopper

Now these guys played down at Port Melbourne as year 12's.   

Is that an average score??  I don't know.  I can't answer that, but compared to AFL mens, its not a big score.



Coming back to compare the mens vs womens, check out that actual statistics (to lessen bias, I will look at the stats for one round in each year):


https://www.afl.com.au/stats

AFL Mens Round 1, 2018:

Avg Kicks:  212.3
Avg Handballs: 161.2
Avg Disposals: 373.5
Avg Marks: 90
Avg Hit Outs: 38.8
Avg Frees For: 20.5
Avg Frees Against: 20.6
Avg Tackles: 64.8
Avg Goals: 11.9
Avg Behinds: 11.0


AFLW  Round 1, 2018:

https://www.afl.com.au/womens/matches/stats


Avg Kicks:  126.3
Avg Handballs: 61.5
Avg Disposals: 187.9
Avg Marks: 36.5
Avg Hit Outs: 24.7
Avg Frees For: 15
Avg Frees Against: 15
Avg Tackles: 60.8
Avg Goals: 4.9
Avg Behinds: 37.8










Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: LP on March 06, 2019, 02:37:15 PM
I won't try to claim they are equal, but I won't blame the differences for the spectacle.

They should not play the same game style, yet the AFLW seems hell bent on imitating the men.

When I watch the EPLW or the girls Rugby they are quite accomplished, but the trick seems to be having an emphasis on other aspects of the game to the brute power focus of the men. For example in the EPLW they move the ball with far higher cadence and agility than the men, they play a faster style in which there is little emphasis on controlling tempo or physical contests.

Politically incorrect as this may be there is potentially a difference, the AFLW is dominated by "other political interests" while the EPLW and girls Rugby are not in that they remain more neutral. It may take a while before AFLW finds it's balance, between females wanting to be elite female sports-people in a female sport equivalent of the men, and females wanting equality to male sports-people. In some respects I think the spectacle has been hijacked by one of these agendas. Some believe the ideals can coexist, I'm not so sure well see the best of the sport if that is the case. To be elite a female sport should be tactically tailored to use the skills and abilities of females, we cannot deny the physical and psychological differences.

Of course I expect some to accuse me of misogyny or sexism for stating this belief.
Title: Re: Re: 2019 AFLW Votes - Round 5 vs Pies
Post by: Thryleon on March 06, 2019, 03:09:37 PM
Just leave it as it is.  The spectacle will improve as players and coaches learn on the job and fitness and conditioning evolves.

The umpiring is the only issue that needs urgent attention.

Revolutionary!

The AFL can't help but fix the issue any way they know how/can, because thats their Modus Operandi.

I keep telling everyone that sports tactics evolve organically.  The more you tinker about with the game, the harder that is to occur, because actions produce reactions.

Other sports see tactics go through ongoing refinement to get to where they are today and incorporate many different styles into one, and the teams that are most succesful are usually the ones best place to "counter punch" when plan A doesnt work.
Title: Re: Re: 2019 AFLW Votes - Round 5 vs Pies
Post by: kruddler on March 06, 2019, 05:33:07 PM
There 0.5s difference between men and women at the Olympic 100m, and the girls run the marathon in 2hr 15m which is not far off men at 2hr 01m.

I doubt you could even notice the difference on a football field without video analysis, unless it was a straight up footrace from FB to FF!

Probably the biggest visible issue is kicking power, but it's improving all the time. Regardless about 50% of all kicks for both men and women are wasted.

re Bold....
...and in both cases they have been doing a hell of a lot more training that 3 pre-seasons worth.

Let the little 5yo girls now train their whole lives to become AFLW stars of the game of the future and THEN judge the game.

100+ years ago, the blokes weren't scoring more than a couple goals a game. Lucky we didn't can it then.
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: Lods on March 07, 2019, 01:13:30 PM
There's another variable involved here...

No matter how the women's game develops you will never have a participation rate amongst female footballers to rival that of the men.

You will always be drawing from a much smaller talent pool.
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: LP on March 07, 2019, 01:46:47 PM
It'll be interesting long term, there isn't a bottomless pit of money and resources, as the girls inevitably achieve wage parity it has to affect the wages and resources on the mens side of the competition. At that point the expectations around performance will grow, certainly from a purely corporate perspective this in inevitable, if you want to be professional and earn professional wages you have to commit and perform like a professional. It is a head to head competition with peers about who gets the resources and the money.

At this stage there remains many professional females still want the part time thing, they want to be a full-time professional earning a professional wage, but many still want to be a mum. I'll probably get lambasted for writing that but reality is it won't be men undermining this desire, it'll be other women who are not interested in having kids and see their career success being affected by divided loyalties. There is no bigger bastard to female athletes than other female athletes! They won't hesitate in telling associates that they can be a mum when their career is done!
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: cookie2 on March 07, 2019, 01:48:29 PM
Women's soccer has grown into a mature sport now imo and from what I have seen of it (not a huge amount) the standard and skill levels are pretty high. Not sure yet whether footy will reach those heights (I confess to having seen a lot less of that), remains to be seen I guess. I'm not such a fan as yet mainly because I have time limits on the amount of sport I can or am prepared to watch - which is mainly AFL atm. However, any sport has to provide a highly skilled spectacle to be ultimately successful in the commercial sense these days, well at least imo.
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: LP on March 07, 2019, 01:58:08 PM
Women's soccer has grown into a mature sport now imo and from what I have seen of it (not a huge amount) the standard and skill levels are pretty high. Not sure yet whether footy will reach those heights (I confess to having seen a lot less of that), remains to be seen I guess. I'm not such a fan as yet mainly because I have time limits on the amount of sport I can or am prepared to watch - which is mainly AFL atm. However, any sport has to provide a highly skilled spectacle to be ultimately successful in the commercial sense these days, well at least imo.

I agree Cookie2, the fan base is just another divided resource, I gather that is why the AFL has quickly moved the AFLW outside of the AFL season.

Ultimately, I want to watch good football be it men or women, preferably that involves Carlton winning. I've been surprised to find my wife interested in AFLW, she normally hates female sport especially the tennis and other non-contact efforts. But when she saw some of the head on aggression at contests in the AFLW she was won over.

One thing, I read Leigh Matthews comments about shorter quarters for AFL, I'd have no qualms in giving this a try at AFLW to increase the general intensity and urgency of play. I'd even like to see it trialled at VFL and TAC Cup level. I don't think that will take away from the height advantage tall players have late in games which I think must be retained to ensure we do not change the flavor of the game. I just think coaches and players would go harder and faster earlier with shorter periods of momentum management.
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: kruddler on March 09, 2019, 08:32:13 PM
Cracking game on at the moment. Dees vs Dogs. 3/4 time, 1 point in it.

Good skills on display. Nice goal slotted from 40m out on the boundary. Set up from a nice kick inside 50 from ex Blues player Maddie Gay. Also Bianca Jakobbson (former blue from season 1) showing some nice skills and desperation, both now at the dees.

Nice, legal, shephard sat Katie Brennan on behind. She struggled back to her feet clearly shook up.

Dogs with not much to play for. Dees looking to keep their finals hopes alive.

Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: kruddler on March 16, 2019, 08:01:17 PM
Freo vs Kangas is at half time.

Winner takes 2nd in conference A.

Currently Freo are up 26 to 7 at home.  :o

Kangas need to work our where their goals are otherwise they won't be playing finals this year.

They were absolutely favourites to win the thing early on. Biggest choke in AFLW?
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: kruddler on March 16, 2019, 08:43:35 PM
Update. Dockers by 29 points halfway through the last.

Looks like we are playing them week 1, @ Ikon.  ;D
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: laj on March 16, 2019, 09:00:32 PM
Update. Dockers by 29 points halfway through the last.

Looks like we are playing them week 1, @ Ikon.  ;D

Alot better than playing Adelaide!!! Freo's gone damn well but Adelaide looks a powerhouse.
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: kruddler on March 16, 2019, 09:12:50 PM
Alot better than playing Adelaide!!! Freo's gone damn well but Adelaide looks a powerhouse.

We were beating them by 17 points late in the 3rd quarter in R2.
Without Harris playing, and without a couple others that have proven a class above some of the girls who got games early.
Yes, they were also without Randell who had 'pretendinitis'.

But.....much better than playing North.

We'll get Freo @ Ikon....and fingers crossed if we win, we'll get the GF @ ikon too.
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: flyboy77 on March 17, 2019, 03:21:06 PM
Pies up by 8 points at 3-4 qtr time....
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: kruddler on March 17, 2019, 04:01:46 PM
Finals sorted

Blues vs Dockers
Cats vs Crows

Winners play off in the GF in 2 weeks
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: crashlander on March 17, 2019, 06:02:44 PM
Finals sorted

Blues vs Dockers
Cats vs Crows

Winners play off in the GF in 2 weeks
We play at Ikon. The other game I think is in Adelaide.
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: PaulP on March 20, 2019, 09:20:56 PM
What is the Kruddler Ladies Lounge Group ?
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: kruddler on March 20, 2019, 09:39:12 PM
What is the Kruddler Ladies Lounge Group ?

Its just a 'title'.
I asked to be able to moderate the ladies lounge area of the site to assist with tallying votes and keeping that branch tidy.
Title: Re: AFLW - General discussion thread
Post by: PaulP on March 20, 2019, 09:44:37 PM
Its just a 'title'.
I asked to be able to moderate the ladies lounge area of the site to assist with tallying votes and keeping that branch tidy.

I see. Thanks.