Join up at Bet Easy - Click here - Bet Easy is Thoroughbred Village’s premier betting partner - Join here now
Forum Home Forum Home > All Sports - Public Forums > Joffs All Sports Bar
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - AFL 2017/2018
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login


Click here for the Thoroughbred Village Home Page. For village news, follow @TBVillage on Twitter. For horseracing tips, follow @Villagebet on Twitter. To contact the Mayor by email: Click Here.

AFL 2017/2018

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 1516171819>
Author
Message
Dr E View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 05 Feb 2013
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 20442
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr E Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jul 2018 at 4:43pm
Making stuff up about me again? ... there's a pattern here ... common to most low IQ people who can't win an argumentwith the facts ... Wink
In reference to every post in the Trump thread ... "There may have been a tiny bit of license taken there" ... Ok, Thanks for the "heads up" PT!
Back to Top
Sponsored Links
Click here to view the promotions at Bet Easy.


Back to Top
Dr E View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 05 Feb 2013
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 20442
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr E Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jul 2018 at 4:44pm
Quit while you're behind.Thumbs Up
In reference to every post in the Trump thread ... "There may have been a tiny bit of license taken there" ... Ok, Thanks for the "heads up" PT!
Back to Top
Dr E View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 05 Feb 2013
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 20442
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr E Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jul 2018 at 12:05am
Ouch... can't recall seeing the Swans beaten so badly (mind you, I didn't see last week's game).

A few injuries, a lot of players out of form, and no depth, up against a Bombers side that is playing a great brand of football, running and using their speed.

Hurley has always been a very good player, and he has been in great form since returning from the ban, but he has never been 2 meters quicker than Buddy. Lance is either carrying an injury, or Michael is back on the juice! ... KIDDING!!!Tongue

Unless there are big changes coming, I can't see how the Swans will be more than making up numbers if they happen to stay in the final 8 ... Unhappy
In reference to every post in the Trump thread ... "There may have been a tiny bit of license taken there" ... Ok, Thanks for the "heads up" PT!
Back to Top
JudgeHolden View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 16 Apr 2011
Status: Offline
Points: 9631
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JudgeHolden Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jul 2018 at 12:49am
Originally posted by Straight Connector Straight Connector wrote:

Nah I am not a victim.

I hope I can say the same for all women and brown people who may go the match this weekend.

But with people with attitudes and beliefs like yours, I don't hold much hope.


It gets dumber still. It’s estimated that 40% of AFL attendees are women. Which means that since that incident you refer in 2015 roughly 10 million women have attended AFL matches. Yet in another post (on the same day, mind) you’re talking about “sample size”.




Edited by Gay3 - 28 Jul 2018 at 9:02am
Back to Top
TIGER View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 23 Feb 2007
Location: Earth
Status: Offline
Points: 6892
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TIGER Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jul 2018 at 10:13am
Taking Tigers to beat the pies

Lions with the start
Hidden In Hollywood
Back to Top
VOYAGER View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 03 Aug 2007
Location: Australia
Status: Online
Points: 10680
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote VOYAGER Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Aug 2018 at 6:29pm
I heard the Essendon and Hawks clash was a cracker, so I turned over and saw the final quarter.

Good to see the old enemy have their season dead and buried by the mighty hawks!
Remember, it might take intelligence to be smart , but it takes experience to be wise
Back to Top
MJB View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 30 Nov 2017
Location: Melbourne
Status: Offline
Points: 1350
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MJB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Aug 2018 at 9:03pm
What a round of footy this is turning out to be!

Leave the game alone you sweethearts. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Back to Top
crooked_gambler View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 27 Jan 2015
Status: Offline
Points: 3775
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote crooked_gambler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Aug 2018 at 9:49pm
Great to see the young boy from Sydney playing his first game since 2012.
5 knee reconstructions since his last game.
Bloody outstanding effort to get back.
This space has been intentionally left blank
Back to Top
TIGER View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 23 Feb 2007
Location: Earth
Status: Offline
Points: 6892
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TIGER Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2018 at 9:01am
Some cracking games this weekend

Great to see the Crows beat Port by hitting the post
Hidden In Hollywood
Back to Top
Tontonan View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 13 Oct 2007
Location: Ferntree Gully
Status: Online
Points: 2761
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tontonan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2018 at 11:21am
I reckon it is high time that 'hitting the post' should be taken out of the game.  The posts merely define the space that constitutes the goal, a vertical extension of the line that runs along the ground between them.  The objective of the game is to put the ball from the boot over the goal line.  

If the ball happens to touch the post in transit, so what ? 

If it rebounds back into the field of play, play on.

If it hits the point post but crosses the line it should be a behind.

If it hits the point post but crosses the boundary line it should be out of bounds.

You could remove the cameras, the delays and all the grief with this simple rule change.

It works for soccer.  It would work in AFL too.

( I am proud to say I have no idea of what the rule is in rugby.  Can some one enlighten me ?  If a goal kick touches an upright but still goes into goal is it a goal or is it disallowed  ? )



Back to Top
horlicks View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 26 Feb 2010
Status: Online
Points: 4032
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote horlicks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2018 at 2:45pm
In rugby if the ball hits the post and still goes through it is a goal.

If in general (penalty kick or field goal) the ball rebounds from the post it is play on
Back to Top
Tontonan View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 13 Oct 2007
Location: Ferntree Gully
Status: Online
Points: 2761
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tontonan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2018 at 4:16pm
Thank you Horlicks.  That is precisely the rule I reckon the AFL should adopt.  

It takes the whole 'hit the post' issue out of play.  It is one less rule .  It removes the media from the equation.  The rebound from the post would make for some exciting goal square action.

Just to prove I am a complete heretic I would also do away with behinds.  Why should anyone be rewarded for missing ?
Back to Top
crooked_gambler View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 27 Jan 2015
Status: Offline
Points: 3775
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote crooked_gambler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2018 at 4:26pm
The game has worked just fine for a hundred plus years , why do we need to keep chaning the rules?

They didn’t need a score review back in the early days, just took the umpires word.

should just keep it that way, changing the scoring system would be the death of the game.
This space has been intentionally left blank
Back to Top
Carioca View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 13 Nov 2015
Status: Offline
Points: 7433
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Carioca Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2018 at 4:51pm
Originally posted by horlicks horlicks wrote:

In rugby if the ball hits the post and still goes through it is a goal.

If in general (penalty kick or field goal) the ball rebounds from the post it is play on

Yep, same for pool, billiards, soccer , hockey, even if you hit the fence in running you can still win the race.
Back to Top
Tlazolteotl View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 02 Oct 2012
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 13880
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tlazolteotl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2018 at 5:51pm
Changing the rule that used to say the corner flag was  touch-in-goal has revolutionised wing play in rugby league. The most astonishing tries are now scored that would have been pulled up.
Back to Top
Tontonan View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 13 Oct 2007
Location: Ferntree Gully
Status: Online
Points: 2761
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tontonan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2018 at 5:54pm
Originally posted by crooked_gambler crooked_gambler wrote:

The game has worked just fine for a hundred plus years , why do we need to keep chaning the rules?

They didn’t need a score review back in the early days, just took the umpires word.

should just keep it that way, changing the scoring system would be the death of the game.

By the same principle you would be opposed to the photo finish in horse racing.  Just take the judge's word for it...Racing worked just fine for a hundred years before it was introduced...

Besides the rules change all the time in AFL.  Why draw the line at hitting the goalpost ? 
Back to Top
Tlazolteotl View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 02 Oct 2012
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 13880
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tlazolteotl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Aug 2018 at 10:02am
"West Coast coach Adam Simpson believes Andrew Gaff was merely trying to whack Andrew Brayshaw in the chest when he broke the Fremantle midfielder's jaw."LOL
Back to Top
Dr E View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 05 Feb 2013
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 20442
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr E Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Aug 2018 at 1:43pm
Isn't Gaff suffering from mental illness? ... surely he has a drug problem? ... he's clearly a victim, isn't he?

Based on all of that, he should get a 6 weeks suspension (the season) and a custodial sentence for assault.

Oh wait, is he being charged in the Peoples Republic of Victoria? ... in which case, he will be acquitted on all counts, reinstated as Brownlow favourite, and the citizens will be called upon to pay for his chauffeur, accommodation and protection ... 
In reference to every post in the Trump thread ... "There may have been a tiny bit of license taken there" ... Ok, Thanks for the "heads up" PT!
Back to Top
Dr E View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 05 Feb 2013
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 20442
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr E Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Aug 2018 at 1:46pm
... oh, and based on video evidence, Brayshaw will be summoned on charges of "Attacking the fist of a player not in possession, with his face", and "indiscriminate bleeding".
In reference to every post in the Trump thread ... "There may have been a tiny bit of license taken there" ... Ok, Thanks for the "heads up" PT!
Back to Top
Dr E View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 05 Feb 2013
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 20442
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr E Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Aug 2018 at 12:58am
8 weeks - uncontested, remorseful, seems right, hope to see both players back in action next year - move on.
In reference to every post in the Trump thread ... "There may have been a tiny bit of license taken there" ... Ok, Thanks for the "heads up" PT!
Back to Top
Tlazolteotl View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 02 Oct 2012
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 13880
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tlazolteotl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Aug 2018 at 9:58am
I would make the suspension for assaults resulting in injury at least twice the length of the injury- for example if Brayshaw misses 8 weeks, Gaff out for 16 weeks.
Back to Top
Dr E View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 05 Feb 2013
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 20442
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr E Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Aug 2018 at 12:59pm
So if he had hit him with ten punches, then stomped on his head, but Brayshaw was cleared to pay next week, what is the sentence? ... a reprimand?

I understand the sentiment, but it really doesn't work.
In reference to every post in the Trump thread ... "There may have been a tiny bit of license taken there" ... Ok, Thanks for the "heads up" PT!
Back to Top
Tlazolteotl View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 02 Oct 2012
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 13880
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tlazolteotl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Aug 2018 at 1:32pm
Read it again-"at least". It would work.
Back to Top
crooked_gambler View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 27 Jan 2015
Status: Offline
Points: 3775
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote crooked_gambler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Aug 2018 at 2:18pm
Brayshaw has accepted Gaff’s apology.
No bad blood between the pair, he has copped his punishment. Time we move on.
This space has been intentionally left blank
Back to Top
Dr E View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 05 Feb 2013
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 20442
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr E Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Aug 2018 at 2:22pm
Still doesn't work Tlaz ... they don't give people life for murder and a fine for attempted murder. You just can't wholesale determine penalties based on the injury outcome. It is the action and intent that needs to be penalised. The same punch, landed on another player might cause a split lip ... or it could have killed a soccer player!Dead 

If the AFL were serious, they would start suspending players for all of the off the ball punching and elbowing and jumper punching which is just sad and has always just looked soft and pathetic anyway.

In reference to every post in the Trump thread ... "There may have been a tiny bit of license taken there" ... Ok, Thanks for the "heads up" PT!
Back to Top
Tlazolteotl View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 02 Oct 2012
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 13880
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tlazolteotl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Aug 2018 at 4:09pm
I did not say give light penalties for serious offenses which do not result in serious injuries. Read it again.
Back to Top
Tlazolteotl View Drop Down
Champion
Champion
Avatar

Joined: 02 Oct 2012
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 13880
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tlazolteotl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Aug 2018 at 4:24pm
In this case Gaff deserved a long suspension even if Brayshaw got up and played on. But if Brayshaw misses 10 games through injury Gaff should miss 20.

Jordan McLean would of course be out for life.
Back to Top
Heavy10 View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 24 May 2015
Status: Offline
Points: 2358
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Heavy10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Aug 2018 at 7:02pm
Any truth in the rumour Luke Hodge is enticing Cyril Rioli to the Lions? I see it's being denied...but where there's smoke.....
Back to Top
Dr E View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 05 Feb 2013
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 20442
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr E Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Aug 2018 at 12:00am
Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

I would make the suspension for assaults resulting in injury at least twice the length of the injury- for example if Brayshaw misses 8 weeks, Gaff out for 16 weeks.

So what does Gaff get if Brayshaw had played on?

It was still an "assault" ... do you think he would have got 8 weeks? ... 2 weeks? ... maybe a fine? ... Gaff has effectively been given at least 6 months, longer if Wet Toast don't make finals or are early round exits ... how long does a broken jaw take to heal?

Sorry, it's a noble emotional response, just unworkable. 

I could agree if they made it a set penalty of 16 weeks for striking, regardless of the damage inflicted, regardless of the "degree" of the action ... they might stop the crap then.
In reference to every post in the Trump thread ... "There may have been a tiny bit of license taken there" ... Ok, Thanks for the "heads up" PT!
Back to Top
JudgeHolden View Drop Down
Champion
Champion


Joined: 16 Apr 2011
Status: Offline
Points: 9631
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JudgeHolden Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Aug 2018 at 7:03pm
Are the Dees blowing it again? Gutsy effort from the Swans but that’s another one that got away. Healthy percentage (and some competitors with the wobbles) might help but an awful run home could see them miss out again. Would be a disaster for that club.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 1516171819>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.10
Copyright ©2001-2017 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.078 seconds.