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    Grand Final Sprint

    Clinging to any sniff at a victory this season. After Isaac’s Mark of the year, how will Ryley Stoddart go in the Grand Final Sprint?

    Adelaide Crows – Lachie Murphy
    Brisbane Lions – Eric Hipwood
    Carlton – Cameron Polson
    Collingwood – TBC
    Essendon – Kyle Langford
    Fremantle – Matt Taberner
    Geelong Cats – Jordan Murdoch
    Gold Coast SUNS – Touk Miller
    GWS GIANTS – Stephen Coniglio
    Hawthorn – Jarman Impey
    Melbourne – Bayley Fritsch
    North Melbourne – Luke McDonald
    Port Adelaide – Dan Houston
    Richmond – Jack Higgins
    St Kilda – Bailey Rice
    Sydney Swans – Ryley Stoddart
    West Coast Eagles – Jarrod Brander
    Western Bulldogs – Patrick Lipinski

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    Not watching, but from the AFL site blog:

    'Sydney's Ryley Stoddart took out the second heat, with Gold Coast's Touk Miller, Fremantle's Matt Taberner and Port Adelaide's Dan Houston providing stiff competition'

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattW View Post
    Not watching, but from the AFL site blog:

    'Sydney's Ryley Stoddart took out the second heat, with Gold Coast's Touk Miller, Fremantle's Matt Taberner and Port Adelaide's Dan Houston providing stiff competition'
    They just showed the heats on TV.......Stoddart won easily, he is fast!

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    Really annoys me when they have non-AFL players in the sprints. The taxi drivers a few years back. Sure those 16 yo kids were impressively quick (and physically look like men) but who gives a crap that they beat AFL players?? There are plenty of 16 year olds world wide who can. But the GF sprint should be about who is the fastest in the AFL. The Olympics and World Championships are for just seeing who can run fast.

    Stoddart still needs a hair cut

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    Jordan Murdoch has got some wheels. Is he still a chance to come our way via the Rohan trade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goswannies View Post
    Really annoys me when they have non-AFL players in the sprints. The taxi drivers a few years back. Sure those 16 yo kids were impressively quick (and physically look like men) but who gives a crap that they beat AFL players?? There are plenty of 16 year olds world wide who can. But the GF sprint should be about who is the fastest in the AFL. The Olympics and World Championships are for just seeing who can run fast.

    Stoddart still needs a hair cut
    Agree. I said the exact same thing to my wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goswannies View Post
    Really annoys me when they have non-AFL players in the sprints. The taxi drivers a few years back. Sure those 16 yo kids were impressively quick (and physically look like men) but who gives a crap that they beat AFL players?? There are plenty of 16 year olds world wide who can. But the GF sprint should be about who is the fastest in the AFL. The Olympics and World Championships are for just seeing who can run fast.

    Stoddart still needs a hair cut
    Will be twice the player if he can see where he is going.
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    Agree re: non AFL players in the sprint.
    Any else notice how quickly the start went off?
    Most of the sprinters weren't ready at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcs View Post
    Will be twice the player if he can see where he is going.
    It’s like a jockey being handicapped with weight - all added to the top of his head

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    Quote Originally Posted by goswannies View Post
    Really annoys me when they have non-AFL players in the sprints. The taxi drivers a few years back. Sure those 16 yo kids were impressively quick (and physically look like men) but who gives a crap that they beat AFL players?? There are plenty of 16 year olds world wide who can. But the GF sprint should be about who is the fastest in the AFL. The Olympics and World Championships are for just seeing who can run fast.

    Stoddart still needs a hair cut
    Who the hell came up with that idea?
    He reminds him of the guys, close-set, slow, and never rattled, who were play-makers on the team. (John Updike, seeing Josh Kennedy in a crystal ball)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimelb View Post
    Who the hell came up with that idea?
    Probably Gill the Dill as the first non-AFL participants were in 2016 under his watch when 13 CABS sponsored the sprint allowing a cabbie and a local footballer from (James Shirley) form Murrumbeena to compete (the latter won) - the first time a non-AFL listed player has competed.

    Then this year, the AFL advertised nationally for competitors http://m.afl.com.au/finals/grandfinalsprint

    Gill is a nuff nuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by goswannies View Post
    It’s like a jockey being handicapped with weight - all added to the top of his head


    +1 to the others talking about including runners from outside the AFL. Ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcs View Post


    +1 to the others talking about including runners from outside the AFL. Ridiculous.
    +1 Tinkering for the sake of tinkering.....mindless!

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