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  1. #1

    Season 2020

    Kicking off the thread for season 2020.

    Any noticeable changes from last year to this year personnel wise?

    Still think the Uni’s will dominate Prems, but expect a decent improvement from West’s and UTS, given their recruitment.

    Norths potentially the big sliders, given their outs, with Dragons winning the spoon.

    Expecting a very tight and competitive Women’s Prems competition, given head office will help out the three new clubs coming in.

  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by Blinkers28 View Post
    Kicking off the thread for season 2020.

    Any noticeable changes from last year to this year personnel wise?

    Still think the Uni’s will dominate Prems, but expect a decent improvement from West’s and UTS, given their recruitment.

    Norths potentially the big sliders, given their outs, with Dragons winning the spoon.

    Expecting a very tight and competitive Women’s Prems competition, given head office will help out the three new clubs coming in.
    No-one biting Blinkers - that’s disappointing!! It’s all a bit boring without the chat isn’t it? Particularly given we get zero promotion from the AFL.

    North Shore big sliders? Plenty of quality players called it a day in 2019, so can see how the ill informed might jump to that conclusion. Who wants to give me odds on that?

    Tagliabue to SU at prems level rather than going back to UNSW. Underscores what’s been said about the problem with the NEAFL program and the rules around it. Also Will Sierakowski (originally North Shore) so they’ll be better. They haven’t been well coached though, so they’ll need to fix that.

    UNSW have just recruited Patty Dangerfield and Nat Fyfe to help educate the juniors, so they should be okay.

    Penno will be interesting. They’re always solid and have some very good kids, but their availability could be an issue. Not sure?

    East Coast - no clue. They look like a mix of really good players getting older and good kids who might be a bit green yet.

    St George will improve plenty. Hearing Flanagan and McKellar both back full time from Swans NEAFL, plus a number of boys coming back. Muddy got some games into kids last year too, so tipping they’ll be better.

    Hearing that UTS have recruited the Nick and Ed Lower and there’s a whisper that Will Langford will make an appearance for them too. That’ll lift them for sure, but there’s a long way from where they were to good.

    Wests and Camden have both picked up good coaches, but to be successful Wests will need to spend more on their juniors than they have on a bus load of tourists from Tasmania.

    Camden are a project that we need to be patient with.

    Then there’s Manly. They’ll struggle.

    Let’s have a crack at how we’ll finish — and another beer!

    UNSW
    Sydney Uni
    North Shore
    Penno
    East Coast
    St George
    UTS
    Camden
    Wests
    Manly

    Premiers - Bombers of course!!

    Still brand new to women’s Prem Div, but might as well have a crack.

    We have picked up a couple, as well as 6 or 7 North Shore girls coming back now that we have prem div team. There will still be quite a few in each week who haven’t played that the level, so 2020 could be a learning year. Should be right there in 2021 though.

    Mac Uni have lost plenty of good players and are likely to suffer from that. They’ve benefitted from East Coast, Penno and North Shore not having prem div sides, so you’d think that would have to start to unwind.

    Not hearing that much has changed at East Coast, so after a year of experience the East Coast women look more likely than the boys.

    Sydney Uni have lost a few players too, but a few well placed scholarships could fix that!

    UNSW have picked up a few, so could improve from 2019.

    Not sure if anything has changed at Southern Power, but they were pretty solid in 2019, so would expect them to be pretty decent in 2020 too.

    Manly were very good in Div 1 last year - probably should’ve won that comp, so based on what East Coast did first year up in 2019, they could do pretty well.

    Not hearing that Penno have recruited for prem div. The could have, but if they haven’t they could be stretched first year in prems.

    No nothing about what’s happened at Wests or UTS

    Tips for the ladder;

    East Coast
    UNSW
    Sydney Uni
    Mac Uni
    Manly
    North Shore
    Southern Power
    Penno
    Wests
    UTS

    Premiers - East Coast

    Let’s get some banter going lads.

    Written more than Norris - should be getting paid for this. Off to the fridge.

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    Very good well informed summary Bomber, its pleasing to see!

    The COI piece posted regards Ben Klemke is real, in fact so real that AFL Sydney have been asked for a please explain to which they replied "We have Determined" clause been played internally all whilst still searching for a new leader. Watch this space.

    Speaking of the 'We have determined" clause, it will be interesting to see how the points system will affect recruitment especially in the women's premier competition with the New clubs and the transient nature of women's player movement within the league.

    In Men's PPS, Looking forward to the addition concessions being looked at currently that will allow last season's highest average points teams fitting in all the potential recruits. All things being EQUAL of course.

    That should get some banter going Bomber:

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by bomber. View Post
    No-one biting Blinkers - that’s disappointing!! It’s all a bit boring without the chat isn’t it? Particularly given we get zero promotion from the AFL.

    North Shore big sliders? Plenty of quality players called it a day in 2019, so can see how the ill informed might jump to that conclusion. Who wants to give me odds on that?

    Tagliabue to SU at prems level rather than going back to UNSW. Underscores what’s been said about the problem with the NEAFL program and the rules around it. Also Will Sierakowski (originally North Shore) so they’ll be better. They haven’t been well coached though, so they’ll need to fix that.

    UNSW have just recruited Patty Dangerfield and Nat Fyfe to help educate the juniors, so they should be okay.

    Penno will be interesting. They’re always solid and have some very good kids, but their availability could be an issue. Not sure?

    East Coast - no clue. They look like a mix of really good players getting older and good kids who might be a bit green yet.

    St George will improve plenty. Hearing Flanagan and McKellar both back full time from Swans NEAFL, plus a number of boys coming back. Muddy got some games into kids last year too, so tipping they’ll be better.

    Hearing that UTS have recruited the Nick and Ed Lower and there’s a whisper that Will Langford will make an appearance for them too. That’ll lift them for sure, but there’s a long way from where they were to good.

    Wests and Camden have both picked up good coaches, but to be successful Wests will need to spend more on their juniors than they have on a bus load of tourists from Tasmania.

    Camden are a project that we need to be patient with.

    Then there’s Manly. They’ll struggle.

    Let’s have a crack at how we’ll finish — and another beer!

    UNSW
    Sydney Uni
    North Shore
    Penno
    East Coast
    St George
    UTS
    Camden
    Wests
    Manly

    Premiers - Bombers of course!!

    Still brand new to women’s Prem Div, but might as well have a crack.

    We have picked up a couple, as well as 6 or 7 North Shore girls coming back now that we have prem div team. There will still be quite a few in each week who haven’t played that the level, so 2020 could be a learning year. Should be right there in 2021 though.

    Mac Uni have lost plenty of good players and are likely to suffer from that. They’ve benefitted from East Coast, Penno and North Shore not having prem div sides, so you’d think that would have to start to unwind.

    Not hearing that much has changed at East Coast, so after a year of experience the East Coast women look more likely than the boys.

    Sydney Uni have lost a few players too, but a few well placed scholarships could fix that!

    UNSW have picked up a few, so could improve from 2019.

    Not sure if anything has changed at Southern Power, but they were pretty solid in 2019, so would expect them to be pretty decent in 2020 too.

    Manly were very good in Div 1 last year - probably should’ve won that comp, so based on what East Coast did first year up in 2019, they could do pretty well.

    Not hearing that Penno have recruited for prem div. The could have, but if they haven’t they could be stretched first year in prems.

    No nothing about what’s happened at Wests or UTS

    Tips for the ladder;

    East Coast
    UNSW
    Sydney Uni
    Mac Uni
    Manly
    North Shore
    Southern Power
    Penno
    Wests
    UTS

    Premiers - East Coast

    Let’s get some banter going lads.

    Written more than Norris - should be getting paid for this. Off to the fridge.
    Just wanting to start the debate.

    My predictions

    Prem Men
    1. UNSW
    2. Syd Uni
    3. Penno
    4. East Coast
    5. UTS
    6. North Shore
    7. Wests
    8. Camden
    9. Manly
    10. Dragons

    UNSW three-peat

    Prem Women
    1. East Coast
    2. Mac Uni
    3. UNSW
    4. North Shore
    5. Syd Uni
    6. Manly
    7. Penno
    8. Wests
    9. Power
    10. UTS

    East Coast premiers

    Power to sweep both Platinum divisions again

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Blinkers28 View Post
    My predictions

    Prem Men
    1. UNSW
    2. Syd Uni
    3. Penno
    4. East Coast
    5. UTS
    6. North Shore
    7. Wests
    8. Camden
    9. Manly
    10. Dragons

    UNSW three-peat
    Blinkers, want to have a case of Grange on North Shore finishing 6th or lower?

  6. #6
    LLoyd Perris to Dragons - he was involved with Swans NEAFL.

    Would he play ? I thought that his knees were shot, and playing on our SFL cow-paddocks wouldn't help the arthritis !

    He might be like Dylan Addison and work for a NEAFL club while moonlighting with our comp. Strange juggling act if he did.

  7. #7
    Spotted recently...
    At Blacktown on Saturday...Jon Vlatko, premiership captain at Baulko, now on the coaching staff at the GWS women,
    ...also, Roger Moten, past coach of Sydney Uni (and maybe another SFL club??), also on the coaching staff at GWS,
    and Paul Sattler, long time a part of the scenery on SFL matchdays, now active in AFL in the north of the state.
    and Kieren Emery, premiership player at Baulko (NEAFL then SFL), now involved in player welfare with the Swans.

    It seems there are 'pathways' to AFL playing glory, and pathways to coaching too,

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    I think Vlatko, Moten and Emery have been in roles for a few years now, sattler who knows.

    Here another one gone at Syd AFL too. Sam Graham went now Sam Chadwick

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    Roger Moten's been at the Giants on and off for years. A few years ago he'd left and was going to coach Wests, but then he ended up back at the Giants. Vlatko's been there for a couple of years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norris Lurker View Post
    Roger Moten's been at the Giants on and off for years. A few years ago he'd left and was going to coach Wests, but then he ended up back at the Giants. Vlatko's been there for a couple of years.
    Ah hah.....Norris is back - it must be footy season.

    Bring it on !!

  11. #11

    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by 5yearplan View Post
    I think Vlatko, Moten and Emery have been in roles for a few years now, sattler who knows.

    Here another one gone at Syd AFL too. Sam Graham went now Sam Chadwick
    So are they taking their 5 year plans with them?

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    Spotted #2.
    The familiar green headband of our leader Norris, at Robertson Oval Wagga on Saturday.
    And how about those hot shades...!!!

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