Round 8 – St Kilda v West Coast: Don’t Try Taking Control Away from Control Freaks

Peter Baulderstone muses on why AFL is less enjoyable even when his Eagles win. A rant about rules, coaches, committees and self-interest. And, also, a consideration of missing cats.

My response to Jared about the ban of third man up

Yoshi weighs into the debate over the AFL’s recent rule change over the third man up in the ruck.

Era, era on the wall; 2000-2010

Ahh the noughties. The game as we knew changed significantly as footy got as roof over its’ head and the era where totally professional football created some unwanted distractions for those easily led astray. Dynasties were created while other clubs went far and wide looking for salvation. Clubs or Regimes? Corporates or Fans? Jeff Dowsing gives us his review of footy in a new millennium in what has been a fantastic series.

We didn’t start the ire

Jeff Dowsing’s little ditty on the state of footy (with apologies to Billy Joel).

Running on instinct (or How the AFL Rules Committee is ruining the game)

So many of the AFL’s incessant rule changes of recent years are grating with the football community because they fly in the face of players’ instincts, writes Neon Leon.

Welcome to the Devolution

Jeff Dowsing applies the Theory of Devolution, and some whip-cracking, to the current direction of the AFL rule-makers.