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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2021, 02:25:51 AM »
Watching Sydney v Essendon right now, and it's a potential thriller. I might have to put the sound on and stop listening to Dvorak.  :laugh:
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« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2021, 12:14:01 PM »
Watching Sydney v Essendon right now, and it's a potential thriller. I might have to put the sound on and stop listening to Dvorak.  :laugh:

I had the game in the background this morning. Based on the final score, I'll probably catch it up again with full attention when it is up on the AFL website. I have Port Adelaide - Richmond live in the morning. Could be a good'un too.
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2021, 11:51:13 PM »
I hate this !!?$&??@#!!  sport...Useless !!?$&??@#!! Cats  >:( >:(   :laugh:

Only saw the last 15 minutes to be fair but that was enough... 0:)

Need to catch up Q4 of Port Adelaide - Richmond. I enjoyed the first 3 quarters live.



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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2021, 01:37:41 AM »
Fairweather fan. That's not how they do it in Victoria...

I tipped Geelong to win, but so did almost everyone else in the office tipping competition and I've still won the week.  ;D  One of my colleagues is a Melbourne supporter so he'll very happy with their current progress.

EDIT: I just looked at the next round... you'll want to keep with Geelong, definitely.
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« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2021, 01:52:45 AM »
Fairweather fan. That's not how they do it in Victoria...

I tipped Geelong to win, but so did almost everyone else in the office tipping competition and I've still won the week.  ;D  One of my colleagues is a Melbourne supporter so he'll very happy with their current progress.

EDIT: I just looked at the next round... you'll want to keep with Geelong, definitely.

Congrats on winning the pools !

oh I am sticking with Geelong, I just didn't particularly feel like waking up at 6am on a Sunday morning just for a round game  :blank: I'll wait for the catch up to see it in full (that might be different once (if) we get to the preliminary finals etc...)
 
Now an AFL question : Are the hairdressers still shut in Australia ?.... or is this abundance of mullets an entirely voluntary choice on the part of the players ?  ???  >:D  (I am half sarcastic and, as a balding guy, of course possibly half jealous  :laugh: )

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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2021, 02:43:42 AM »
Look, the mullet on the new Port Adelaide player was amazing/appalling.  :laugh:
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2021, 02:53:20 AM »
Lachie Jones I presume ?  :laugh:

Commentators seemed impressed by his game in what I saw against Richmond, particularly for a rookie's first game.
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2021, 02:23:30 AM »
I caught up Q4 of Port Adelaide - Richmond yesterday and that's probably one of the best quarters I have seen so far this season, really gritty and intense in terms of defending. I'd recommend it.

On the downside, that game must have ruffled Richmond because they are absolutely ruthless against St Kilda right now. It doesn't look like St Kilda will claw that one back like in the last round.

I haven't had the courage to sit through the Geelong catch up  ;D

Question of the day: What is the tactical advantage of kicking the ball from the pocket most of time towards the boundary lines on the sides, instead of going straight ahead with as a long a shot as possible? If that shot is long enough and way beyond the 50m, that cancels any risk of conceding a goal straight back if an opponent wins the ball and kicks straight back ?
 
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2021, 02:39:10 AM »
I haven't been watching Richmond-St Kilda but good to know my tip is safe...

Question of the day: What is the tactical advantage of kicking the ball from the pocket most of time towards the boundary lines on the sides, instead of going straight ahead with as a long a shot as possible? If that shot is long enough and way beyond the 50m, that cancels any risk of conceding a goal straight back if an opponent wins the ball and kicks straight back ?

Well it might prevent a goal with a single kick, but you've seen just how rapidly the ball can move and if the opponent can send the ball for a forward to mark, you might only be delaying a goal by the amount of time it takes that forward to remove his mouthguard and adjust his socks...
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2021, 03:00:53 AM »
..but you would get that same threat wherever you kick it, wouldn't you ?

is it mostly a matter then of closing the angle towards the goal posts as much as possible for a kicking threat ?
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2021, 03:01:54 AM »
48-134...ouch  ??? Nope, no comeback  :laugh:
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2021, 03:10:53 AM »
..but you would get that same threat wherever you kick it, wouldn't you ?

is it mostly a matter then of closing the angle towards the goal posts as much as possible for a kicking threat ?

That's part of it. But if it's out to the sides, it's also easier to guard against a return kick (coming into a forward) because there's less option of the direction of that kick. If you kick down the centre and an opponent gets it, they might have options left, right and middle as to where they kick to a forward, making it harder to defend all the possibilities.
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2021, 03:12:27 AM »
The tipping website our office competition uses shows the betting odds for matches.

I feel I should tell you: for Geelong vs North Melbourne, a $1 bet on Geelong pays $1.02, whereas a $1 bet on North Melbourne pays $14.  That's amongst the most lopsided odds I've ever seen.
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2021, 03:30:59 AM »
That's part of it. But if it's out to the sides, it's also easier to guard against a return kick (coming into a forward) because there's less option of the direction of that kick. If you kick down the centre and an opponent gets it, they might have options left, right and middle as to where they kick to a forward, making it harder to defend all the possibilities.

that makes sense, thank you.

The tipping website our office competition uses shows the betting odds for matches.

I feel I should tell you: for Geelong vs North Melbourne, a $1 bet on Geelong pays $1.02, whereas a $1 bet on North Melbourne pays $14.  That's amongst the most lopsided odds I've ever seen.

This one won't be broadcast in the UK, so it will be catch up only. Given how topsy-turvy that game can be, you never know  :blank:

(my French soccer team has the irritating and regular habit of "helping" teams that are on a losing streak to bounce back, starting against us. I know it is early in the season but it would be my luck that Geelong falls into this category too now that I have picked them  ;D
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