The Mongrel Scorecard – Volume Four

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well, that’s what I’m running with anyways.

The Sounding Board podcast does a weekly scorecard where the producer poses various, random statements, and the two hosts proceed to rate them out of 10 (1 being a harsh disagreement, 10 being in great support), and discuss their reasonings for each rating.

Now, before you accuse me of doing a Kane Cornes and voicing my outlandish opinions to reel in the clicks, these statements are aimed at showcasing the differing opinions of the Mongrel fraternity, and not necessarily the opinion of the original author.

So without further ado, I present to you…


The Mongrel Scorecard – V4



Having four field umpires this season will be a resounding success and lead to the exact, drastic improvement to the way that games are officiated that the AFL intended, ticking a major box for the league and their love affair with annual rule changes.


JB Eddy – 3

Oh sweet summer child… just wait and see.

Four umpires are four interpretations of the rules of the game. While they’re all on the same page at the moment, it’s just a matter of time until we see a game where frees paid down one end aren’t reciprocated, and it costs a team like Collingwood a win, resulting in the sort of vitriol that the AFL won’t ignore.

Plus, listening to the radio commentary, there’s already a feeling of ‘they could have let that one go for the sake of the game’ in a few calls.


Slugger – 9

It definitely will. People can talk about single decisions, like a deliberate out-of-bounds or block in a marking contest, but overall I thought the standard of officiating was very high across the weekend. I have faith it will continue.


Matt Passmore – 8

I think over the weekend the standard of umpiring in most games was pretty good, but I still think they ‘hide’ the less competent umpires in the games where they expect lower ratings, and the depth of quality overall may be an issue. Do we have 36 high quality umps? The biggest issue with umpiring is we over-analyse their decisions. We get so many angles the umpires don’t get, and tend to focus on a few key mistakes. Umpires, like players, aren’t perfect; the game doesn’t ask for it. We just want consistency, and my biggest fear with 4 was inconsistent umpiring, but I didn’t see that too much on the weekend.


The Doc – 4

It’s early doors, but I’m not a believer in thinking that this is going to work. On the surface, may look good because it gives out another set of eyes in a game where many things are happening at once. But once that novelty wears off, it has serious potential to be even more of a circus than it is right now. Umpires will be calling shots from 100 metres away more frequently. This is a ‘watch this space’ assessment as the season goes on, but from round one, I don’t think a lot has changed.


Trent Adam Shields – 6  

Firmly on the fence here, some games I watched and thought they were better umpired, while others had borderline hopeless officiating, missing obvious infringements. I guess it’s probably a case of there being some good umpires and some bad ones, the quantity on the field doesn’t really matter too much.


Jimmy Day – 6

I’m going to have some faith that it will, but any time they make rule changes, inevitably, there are more questions than answers. There is the scope for more off the ball stuff to be paid – which is good for key forwards and hopefully therefore more goals – but given umpires interpret things differently, it’s still basically as reliable as Pluck-A-Duck!


HB Meyers – 5

Nup, will be the same mistakes, the same things let go, and the same interpretations, only it’ll be from four of them. It’s like the old saying “Here’s the new boss… same as the old boss”. Nothing will change.


A budding AFL player’s overall career can be severely pampered or hampered depending on which club they are drafted to, especially a high draft pick, given their club’s current status within the game. An obvious example being former #1 Draft selection, Jack Watts, and the way his career at the Demons remained largely unfulfilled due to the large hype around the club receiving the #1 selection, and the excessive pressure of expectation heaped on a young player to flourish at a struggling club.


JB Eddy – 4

I can’t fault Melbourne for picking Jack Watts. 190-odd cms, mobile, and well-built. I think one factor is often ignored about his drafting — he was almost a year younger than most of the others in his draft class. West Coast had a poor 2008 as well, but Nic Nat went there and I think we can say that his career justifies West Coast’s selection.

But picking a kid so young and adding the pressure of talking them up as the next big thing just puts a target on their back at a time when they don’t have the physicality to defend themselves. Jack was never a bulky lad, but putting him in the middle with guys like Simon Black, Shane Mumford and Richard Tambling, and it’s easy to see why he got smashed all the time. In fact, he may have been the only bloke Tambling put a body on in his whole career.
It’s up to clubs to do their homework for sure, and adding expectation to a kid at an underperforming club is a double-edged sword, but for every Jack Watts or Jonathon Patton, there’s a Luke Hodge, Nick Reidwoldt and Brett Deledio. Lids is probably the best example, because Richmond were a complete rabble when he joined them. It took them seven years to overcome their issues and launch into contention, but Deledio managed to win the rising star, get a couple of AA nods, 75+ Brownlow votes and frequently in the top 3 B&Fs for the Tigers. Not bad considering the Tiges had a best finish of the dreaded 9th for the first 8 seasons he had at the club.

The club matters, but in the end, it’s also up to the player.


Slugger – 6

I don’t believe it matters if the club is poor on-field or not. It’s just a matter of their culture and how the player fits within that dynamic. You could have a great club, but if the player doesn’t fit then they’re going to struggle. Whereas if you bring a budding young star into the right environment, they could take you to the promised land.


Matt Passmore – 7 I agree with much of this, though I don’t think it reflects on the club, moreso on the player. I don’t think that club necessarily hampers or pampers the player. Some do it better than others, but I think cream always rises to the top. When it comes to a player like Watts of JHF, I think the issues start long before the hype. They’ve likely never not been the best in the team before, so it’s understandably a big adjustment going from the star player to the star (or not) rookie who needs to earn a spot in the team. Some players handle that adjustment much better than others.


Max Ford – 5

There’s an element of truth to this but the fact of the matter remains that high draft picks go to poor teams (generally speaking). All such picks are expected to come to terms with this. Media pressure certainly plays a role in hampering a player’s confidence, and it can be extremely daunting to walk into a club and immediately be one of the few most talented players at that club straight away. But then again, there are a lot of factors that influence a player’s experience at a club aside from which club they’re drafted to; Home/support networks, coaching staff, personal drive, injury history, stepfathers etc.


The Doc – 10

Recruiters would have done their due diligence on Watts and from all reports (can’t confirm because I was a teenager in high school at the time) he was one of a couple of standouts, the other obviously being Naitanui. Nothing has changed over the years when it comes to picking players. The Draft (with the exception of the Father/son and Academy concessions) has always been a crapshoot and the result comes down to numerous variables.

Take Horne-Francis for example. In 2021, he was one of two kids who were top of the class – the other being Nick Daicos. But he was tied down to the Pies, so JHF becomes the number one choice by default of other clubs. He didn’t work at North because of 1) his commitment and 2) the culture of the club – let’s not split hairs, that was a disaster. Would it have changed under Clarko? Your guess is as good as mine, but recruiters have done their due diligence and often they look for points of difference. Most times it pays off, but then you have your Richard Tamblings, Fischer McAseys and Jack Watts of the world, but that’s football.


Trent Adam Shields – 8

I’ve left some wiggle room here for the exceptions, but as a general rule, I’d suggest that I strongly agree with the OP.


Jimmy Day – 9

Spot on. Players want to play and will say anything to get there. Tanner Bruhn as an example, you saw on draft night he didn’t want to go north to the Giants. There are many layers to this – media pressure (they emphasise the top picks and always ask those questions), self-pressure (you put more pressure on yourself and can try too hard), the pressure from within a club (if you’re a high draft pick, it’s like you have more to lose and a bigger burden to carry) and family expectation (especially if there are family AFL connections). Factor in that if you’re at a club not performing or with questionable standards and culture, it can sometimes be luck of the draw, or how resilient someone is.



In relation to my previous statement, Will Ashcroft is far more poised to have a blossoming career after being fortunate enough to be drafted to a highly rated team with one of the most talented midfields in the competition, meaning that the 18-year-old will have the luxury of a free run throughout the midfield, with the likes of Lachie Neale, Josh Dunkley and Hugh Mcluggage almost certain to receive the closer defensive attention from the opposition, leaving Ashcroft with a much easier and sheltered transition into senior football.


JB Eddy – 9

Ashcroft going as a Father-Son the season after Nick Daicos shows just how compromised the draft can be. Both could have been number one in an uncompromised draft, and both will have phenomenal careers due to not just the support around them, but exposure to the way an AFL team operates from an early age, plus an in-home mentor they can go to for advice (and an old-boys network they can leverage if they need to go outside normal channels).

I’d say that is a better setup for success than anything else. AFL isn’t new to them. It’s like joining the family business.


Slugger – 9

Yes. Ashcroft is in a great position to have a solid start to his career thanks to the protection other Lions stars offer.


Matt Passmore – 7

Yes, Ashcroft will have a less stressful development over the next few years and become very good at winning the ball. This is an example of the F/S system undermining the equity of the draft. But I wonder who, between he and say Sheezal in 10 years, will be regarded as the better, gutsier player who leads from the front, and who goes missing a little more in tough games. He’ll get an easier ride, but that may not be a good thing in the end. Time will tell.


The Doc – 10

Regardless of where he went, there is no denying that this kid is destined for big things. Will he be at Brisbane his entire career? Who knows, but what we do know is that he swept up everything at under 18s level and was the best under-18s kid in the competition by a country mile. You don’t just average video game numbers and then come to the big league and be a dwindling prospect, regardless of who’s around you. It might make him even better with the likes of Neale, Dunkley and McCluggage around him – purveyors of high standards in fitness and football craft – but no bones about it, whether it was Brisbane, Gold Coast or the Mazenod fifths, this kid will be box office.


Trent Adam Shields – 9

Yes, it is an ideal position to be in as a young kid starting out in the game, relatively protected from the pressure and expectation while they come to grips with the rigours of professional sport. The concern could be that if the team falls off the perch before they are ready to take over they may never reach their lofty heights.


Jimmy Day – 8

This places expectation on Ashcroft to be as good as people expect him to be, which is fine, but also puts undue pressure on him. He’s at a club with high quality midfielders, so that gives him on-field support and takes the pressure off. They seem like a put together club off-field and he has connections there, so if he’s settled, there’s no reason why he won’t succeed.



It’s time for the drawn match to go. No home and away match should end in a tie when we have a system in place for finals football that guarantees an outcome. The splitting of the four points is an outdated methodology that denies an outcome and leaves fans of both sides disappointed.


JB Eddy – 6

This one comes up every year, along with the “We should give medals to the whole premiership squad, not just the team on the day”, and “The bounce is outdated”.

While a case can be made, and despite the AFL farting around with the rules every ten minutes, there are some things we’re stubbornly traditional about, and in-season draws are one of them.

But, I think if they want to keep the draw in the season, it needs to be included for all games, including finals. Having one time-keeping rule for the season and another for the granny makes no sense. Overtime for all or overtime for none, I say.


Slugger – 1

No. A draw is a result. Deal with it.


Matt Passmore – 1

No. A draw is a valid result. The game says whoever has kicked the highest score after the allocated time is declared the winner, and receives 4 points. Imagine losing a spot in the final to a team that had more than the allocated time, a second chance,  to win a game that your team didn’t get. If you can’t win when the siren goes, you don’t deserve the chance to later.


Max Ford – 1

Absolutely not. I get that the league are utterly obsessed with the idea of tinkering with the game, but the draw has been a valid result since the league was formed over 120 years ago, and there’s no reason why that should change now. No sporting situation evokes the same toxic combination of lethargy and disappointment that a draw does. Enough of the glitzy, shiny alterations. Let’s embrace the game’s darker side for a change.


The Doc – 0

I’m sick of hearing this every time we have the draw. For finals, fair enough – we need a winner. But during the home and away season, leave it alone. In some ways, it makes the match – you’re there live and you’re watching the count-up clock and the scores are deadlocked and you’re hoping something happens which might be the winning score. I’ve been to these games many a time and I’m always on the edge of my seat, regardless if it was my team or not. This is one of many things that make our game great – stop it.


Trent Adam Shields – 1

The agonising theatre of a draw, and the despondent feeling of opportunity lost is integral to the rich tapestry of our sport. Finals require a definitive winner, H&A matches do not. Next.


Jimmy Day – -10

Keep the draw. Embrace the draw. You get two points and it might edge you ahead come the end of the season – or the inability to win the game might cost you. It’s part of the tapestry. I understand the change they made in finals, but I’m still pro-draw and replaying a finals game. War of attrition.


HB Meyers – 0

Keep the draw. Sure, you make two sets of fans unhappy, but supporters of 16 other teams are always rejoice in the fact that two other teams they hate both didn’t win.



The decision to “allow”  Port Adelaide to wear their prison bar style heritage guernsey in 2023, less than two years after Eddie McGuire’s controversial exit as President of the Collingwood Football Club further proves that the entire issue surrounding Port using the black and white colours and the Magpies imagery, laid more with McGuire personally than the Collingwood Football Club as a whole.


JB Eddy – 8

Say what you want about Eddie, but the bloke was a magnificent lightning rod for the club. You know how you make people passionate about something? Give them someone to argue against. He took what was pretty much a non-issue and created a rallying cry for the whole club and supporters to respond to. This wasn’t just Port asking to play in their heritage strip, this was a despicable rival trying to take what’s ours! Here, show your outrage by buying a membership… and a scarf… and a hat… you got the new badges? No? We have a special of two for $10 or three for $20… Cash, credit or Indue card?

The current admin seems to be trying to do the same with the preferential deal Collingwood has with the MCG, but it just hasn’t had the same level of outrage that Ed was able to achieve. You can hate him, but he did his job better than pretty much anyone else.


Slugger – 5

Thought there was still a bit of argy-bargy, but Ed was definitely a torch carrier for the issue.


Matt Passmore – 8

This whole argument has a massive “Old man yells at cloud” vibe. The guernsey design is completely separate from each other; if Collingwood truly cared about teams having a similar design, they’d go after North and Hawthorn. A colour is a colour. Collingwood don’t own the combination of black and white, nor is it what they’re solely recognised as. they’re black and white full length stripes, sharing a design with North and the Hawks, and their emblem has a magpie in it. I don’t think anyone who has any actual impact on the team’s performance would have the time or energy to care. And that probably goes for both teams.


The Doc – 10

Absolutely this was about Eddie. It always was, because goodness knows we can’t have five minutes without him waxing lyrical about something. At times it can be extremely grating. Okay I lied, all the time it can be extremely grating when he has an axe to grind, particularly when it’s about the prison bars.


Trent Adam Shields – 10

What an ego this guy had/has – not that I think he was all bad, and has done plenty for the betterment of the game and his club, however on this point specifically he was massively wrong. Blame probably lies with the AFL to a large degree also, they should have allowed Port to wear their chosen jumper at appropriate times, they really are toothless tigers at times.


Jimmy Day – 7

I think that the bad press they’ve received has contributed as well. Eddie Everywhere will have been the significant stumbling block to getting this across the line, but the fact it’s only in showdowns says that the club still have some say in this. Let’s just go with home and away guernseys for every club and be done with it.


HB Meyers – 6

I really didn’t mind Ed as President of Collingwood. There was never any doubt that he would stand up for his club first and everything else was secondary. I think more clubs could benefit from having someone so passionate as the figurehead.

That said, the obsession with the prison bars and the Magpie stripes always came across as silly to me. Had he just protected the stripes whenever Collingwood played Port, I reckon that would have been fair, but to jump up and down repeatedly over the issue when it was for Showdowns or something else… it was just petty. Hopefully, the new regime sees things for what they are and concentrates more on what is happening at Collingwood than elsewhere.


The usage of a drop punt for a set shot on goal is a dying art that will eventually become extinct in the modern game. Like the place kick, the drop kick and the legendary torpedo before it, the humble drop punt will become a footnote in the annals of goal kicking.


JB Eddy – 3

The long torp will never be a footnote in history as long as I have a say about it, and can write vaguely homoerotic prose about the current aficionados of the glorious torpedo punt. You can keep your Eddie Betts boo-na-nas, they have nothing on the Malcolm Blight 176 metre torpedo for the win, and that’s a hill I’ll die on.

Having said that, there are plenty of players preferring the drop punt. Ben Brown is the most visible, mainly because he gets loads of screen time and conversation about his moderately gratuitous run up. For the 30-50 metre shots, there really is no replacement.


Slugger – 1

Not a chance. Not unless they can start doing snapshots that somehow go straight, or carry 50-metres etc.


Max Ford – 1

Ok Jimmy, blink three times if Shai Bolton is making you write this at gunpoint. I know players in the modern game are increasingly turning to fancy-pants moves like the snap and the banana for simple set shots, but the fact is, none of them are as reliable as a good, juicy drop punt. Much like the extended family at Christmas time after a few, fancy kicks often serve to do nothing but needlessly complicate the situation


Matt Passmore – 1

Simply put, there’s much more margin for error with a drop punt than there is with a round-the-corner snap, because you’ve got a larger surface area of the ball to hit before it can come off the side or before it starts bending around corners. The offshoot is that you don’t tend to get as much distance. So, some feel more comfortable with the punt and others the snap. I doubt you’d notice a difference in accuracy overall.  It’s just something for old commentators to whinge about, forgetting they missed plenty of easy goals themselves.


The Doc – 5

I don’t disagree with this statement, but it’s going at a pace that may challenge a snail in a sprint race – it’s dying that slowly. We will see in due course that players will opt to go around the corner like Shai Bolton stupidly did on Thursday night; 30 metres out with no angle to speak of and it’ll probably be thing that puts me to cardiac arrest. There’s no doubt that it works better for some like Harry McKay, who thrives on these kicks every chance he gets, but we won’t be seeing the drop punt go extinct for some years down the road I’d like to think.


Trent Adam Shields – 10

Tom Hawkins kicked an outstandingly skilful around the body snap from a mark near the boundary at about the 50m line on Friday, Dylan Moore tried to replicate it from the same location on Sunday and it dropped about 30m short. The lack of accountability modern players have with executing the most basic skills is an embarrassment, and ruining the next generation of players. Watch games in the 80s & 90s the skills were ten times better – nowadays only about 25% are competent on their non-preferred foot. I’ve got a solution, anyone that chooses to kick around the corner from a set shot on an angle greater than about 20% only scores a maximum 3 points if it goes through the sticks. Just kick the f%#@ing thing properly.


Jimmy Day – 4

Players are practising this and it is becoming the norm, but there’s still a place, and will always be a place for the set shot drop punt. Think of Jeremy Cameron and Gary Rohan – one from an impossible angle and one from long range – in last years Qualifying Final. Two glorious drop punts that highlight the value. I don’t mind a snap if it makes sense, but kick a drop punt. Hopefully, the Chief can get up and about this year on Bounce for kicking drop punts.


HB Meyers – 2

How are we loving those round-the-corner kicks from directly in front… when they miss?

Players simply need to get a routine with a drop punt. I remember all the talk about training loads and limits on kicking for goal practice… if you want to know why some players aren’t confident kicking a drop punt for goal, it’s because they don’t get time to practice it. They’re “not allowed”. Give them the time and the guidance to get it right and you will see some of the best exponents of kicking goals in the league revert to the tried and true method of kicking snags…

… except from on an angle. In that case, they can do as they please.



Trent Cotchin is no longer in Richmond’s best 22, instead the former captain is meandering in the forward half and taking a spot that could be used to blood one of a plethora of up-and-coming players.


JB Eddy – 3

I think this is one where his role needs to be defined. Imagine you’re a young lad like Kaelan Bradtke, Noah Cumberland or Biggie Nyuon. You look over to your teammate and see Maurice Rioli or Shai Bolton. You’d feel pretty solid that they’ll be able to help you implement your game, sure, but they’re still building their careers. If the same blokes have a triple-premiership Brownlow medallist on hand to offer advice though, how much more supported will they feel? How much more confident that they’re doing the right thing?

Reiwoldt is winding down his career. Lynch isn’t quite ready to lead the forward line yet. Cotchin spending time up there will pay off with his on-field leadership in the long run more than putting some extra games into a newbie will.


Slugger – 7

Tigers need to reevaluate Cotchin, much like the Cats with Selwood in his final years. Don’t try and push him out of the middle, you’re dooming his career. He has no pace and will get burnt all over the ground. Put him in tight and let him do what he does best and win the footy at the coalface and lay some big tackles.


Max Ford – 3

He’s definitely getting on, but contrary to popular belief, he does still possess skills aside from miraculously escaping the wrath of the MRO every time he gets reported. His kicking is as precise as ever and his game sense is still top-shelf. It’s just a matter of positioning. Let him loose on the outside of midfield stoppages and give him room to spot up targets further afield.


Matt Passmore -5

He’s in that tricky position where he’s too good to be dropped, not good enough to play in the middle. I think Richmond are too interested in finals footy to be giving away spots cheaply to young players, and his leadership would no doubt be beneficial. Later in the year if they’re losing regularly he may step aside, but for now as long as he contributes how the team needs him to, then let him play.


The Doc – 3

Time is ticking for Trent Cotchin, but I don’t know if I’m ready to call him out of Richmond’s best 22. He might not be the midfield star he once was, but I think he’d still know a thing or two about how to get it done in tight situations. He wasn’t terrible as a forward on Thursday night, but no score is a slight concern. It’ll be overshadowed by the fact that he pressured 15 pressure acts and three tackles – defensively he’s putting in the work. Plus the fact that on-field leaders don’t grow on trees. Let him have a few more weeks before we can start to develop something more definitive, but there’s still a spot for him in this team in the meantime.


Trent Adam Shields – 7

I think Cotchin is still best 22 courtesy of his experience and ability to contribute when the pressure is at it’s most fierce, however I do agree that he is wasted in a forward pocket. I think hindsight will suggest both he and Riewoldt went on a year too long once the Tigers season wraps up in late August.


Jimmy Day – 10

Cotchin has been done for a while. His output has steadily declined. Perhaps his experience might bring some stability in key moments, but the kids won’t learn if they don’t get the opportunity. He’s there now just in case of an injury.

For something different this week, I’ve added a quote taken directly from someone within the footy media:


HB Meyers – 2

I’ve been saying it a while now – Ctchin is a “moments” player. He is no longer a 25-30 touches player. He is no longer going to completely kill teams all game long, but there will be moments when the team requires someone to step up, and in those moments, what Cotchin provides will prove his worth.



“I guarantee, and people can laugh and say what they want, guarantee that in 10-15 years time that position [ruckman] will not exist any more as we know it today. I’m not saying that we won’t have, we may still call it a ruckman, but what we expect and what they do will not be what we see today.” – Jake Michaels, ESPN.


JB Eddy – 1

Utter bollocks. While there will no doubt be teams that prefer a taller midfielder to play a fast-paced run-and-gun style of footy, all it takes is one Shane Mumford or Braydon Preuss-type of player to just physically demolish them to realise that sacrificing power for speed has it’s drawbacks.

As long as there are boundary throw ins, muscle and size will matter. As long as there’s a direct ruck contest, giving up 20kgs will be a big risk for any player.

And as long as there is a need to ensure the young 17-year-old rookie isn’t getting smashed by a 28-year-old opponent, there’s going to be a role for the monster ruckman to come in and raise some hell, even if it results in a week off every now and then. They just spend it eating snags and planning how they can take over a small nation anyway.

Bigger isn’t always better, but it’s always bigger.


Slugger – 1

I don’t know who said it, but it will always ring true. Speedy players and fit players will slow and tire during the course of a match but tall blokes don’t get any shorter. The ruck is here to stay.


Matt Passmore -1

Absolute rubbish. The beauty of Aussie rules is there’s a role for anyone of any height. Rucks may get a little shorter and more athletic; we may see a few more of the Gawn and Darcy types give way to the Jackson and English type, but I think that would be unlikely. There’s always a role for someone who’s taller, bigger, and smart enough to use his size to his advantage over the little guys.

The Doc – 7

In 10-15 years time, we will see ruckman continually evolving in their game. It’s not as ridiculous as it’s being made out to be. 15 years ago the best ruckmen in the game were Dean Cox and Aaron Sandilands. How would they be today? Cox would be alright because he moved, won possessions and used the ball like a midfielder at times. Sandilands I’m not so sure about… But the point is that ruckmen today are being developed into key roles like being a spare man in defence or being used as a secondary key forward option. In fact, we’re seeing Luke Jackson thrive in a few roles, and Fremantle seem to have the idea in mind of him being a 200cm midfielder down the track, such is his athletic abilities and his abilities to win the ball from ground level. I don’t know who Jake Michaels is, but I do know the game continues to evolve and we’ll be seeing something in the next 15 years with the ruckmen… What it is though, I have no idea.


Trent Adam Shields – 2

Jakey is obviously an NBA fan where the concept of a centre is extinct, along with defence. Who really knows what a ruckman will look like, or if the game will still allow contact in less than two decades. But if you are talented and tall, you’ll still use that attribute to your advantage in marking, tapping to your teammates, and blocking others from the ball.


Jimmy Day – 5

I understand the thought process, but I don’t know if I agree. The aerial component of our game is still just as important. And ruck craft is vital a lot of the time, in terms of getting first possession. Yes, the craft and ruckmen themselves are evolving, however the more things change, the more things stay the same. Ruckmen can sometimes confuse ambition with ability, but here’s to them still being an important part of the game long-term.


HB Meyers – 0

Who is this bozo to guarantee anything. Strikes me as the type of bloke looking to make a statement and will say whatever he can to make sure he’s heard. Well done, you did it… now go have a think about it.


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