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Live blog with Rohan Connolly at noon

Danyle Pearce's Fremantle Dockers just keep on winning.

Danyle Pearce's Fremantle Dockers just keep on winning. Photo: Getty Images

Got to leave it there today, folks, could be a biggish sort of new day on the Melbourne front! Thanks for all the questions and comments once again, really enjoying our discussions and debates!

 

Have your say on the footy issues that matter to you. Leave a comment of return at noon to blog live with Rohan Connolly.

Here's some issues on the agenda this morning:

A Freo flag is no fantasy.

And:

The heroics of Adam Goodes; the ongoing farce of video goal reviews; and the ongoing disaster at Melbourne.

 

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  • A 94pt carlton victory and andrew walker clearly the best player on the ground by an eon and i check the round 10 votes and John Pierik has 2 GWS players in the top 3 on the ground and more galling Callan Ward as the best player on the ground... now i have to ask is John P all there or does he just hate Carlton that much????

    so back to reality for the blues in the coming 4 weeks or can we upset some of the best teams going around?

    Commenter
    Planet Earth
    Location
    Princes Park
    Date and time
    June 03, 2013, 8:40AM
    • Rohan Connolly Hi Planet, Have just discussed with JP (who, incidentally, is a Carlton supporter!), and his take is that while Walker was pretty food and vote-worthy, Ward was BOG because he was the dominant midfielder in the game in a team which was smashed. Pretty sure Garry Lyon on Triple M gave Ward best also. Next month is a huge challenge, obviously, think if they can win two of next four against Essendon, Hawthorn, Sydney and Collingwood, they'll be doing OK.

      Commenter
      Rohan Connolly
      Date and time
      June 03, 2013, 11:57AM
    • ok interesting spin, whilst he did play well the blues didn't need to tag him as they were smashing the giants had it been closer i think he would have been closed down... sorry JP... but as for garry lyon wouldn't pay much credence to anything he says

      Commenter
      Planet Earth
      Date and time
      June 03, 2013, 12:07PM
    • Planet Earth, you must be from a different planet as it was not that long ago that Collingwood smashed Carlton yet Judd got the three votes.

      Commenter
      Big Adz
      Date and time
      June 03, 2013, 12:41PM
    • adz... 28pts is a lot different to 94pts :)

      Commenter
      Planet earth
      Date and time
      June 03, 2013, 12:59PM
  • Had a question about struggling teams (e.g. Melb, Port, Dogs, GWS, etc). From what I can see, all the players and coaches try hard, and there are professionals all around them helping, but every week there has to be losers. To me it seams that success is more about how many (self-motivated) champions you have in your team than it is about an individual coach. And so for struggling teams like mine (Port) we just have to sit and wait until the 'champion player" factor builds up again. Does that sound right to you?

    Commenter
    Dave
    Location
    Melb
    Date and time
    June 03, 2013, 9:22AM
    • "From what I can see, all the players and coaches try hard..."

      Melbourne - trying hard? Frawley and Jones and the only two that look like they'd earn their spots elsewhere. Dawes had a crack as well.

      Commenter
      No
      Date and time
      June 03, 2013, 10:47AM
    • Rohan Connolly Hi Dave, I do think there's a tendency to blame the coach too much when things aren't going well. Surely, the job of motivating a player has to be that player's responsibility as much as his coach's! Champion players are obviously very important, but I think these days it's just as much about evenness across the 22, Sydney the best possible example.

      Commenter
      Rohan Connolly
      Date and time
      June 03, 2013, 12:01PM
    • How good would Nathan Jones be in a real team... He can come to the Blues tomorrow if he wants.

      I love watching him play, but when he threw up his arms the other week, it sorts said "ive had enough of trying"

      As for sacking the coach, Melbourne did that.. what did it get them?? Dean Bailey must be laughing hard right now.

      Commenter
      Davo...
      Date and time
      June 03, 2013, 12:57PM
  • Nathan Vardy is he potentially an elite player?

    Commenter
    Whiskers
    Location
    Kardinia Park
    Date and time
    June 03, 2013, 9:31AM

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    AFL 2015

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    CAR 78 vs RIC 105 19:20MCG
    Sat, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
    MEL 115 vs GCF 89 13:40MCG
    SYD 72 vs ESS 60 16:35ANZ
    BRI 74 vs COL 86 19:20G
    WBU 97 vs WCE 87 19:20ES
    Sun, 05 AprTimes shown AEST
    STK 78 vs GWS 87 13:10ES
    ADE 140 vs NTH 63 15:20Adelaide Oval
    FRE 75 vs PTA 68 18:40Domain Stadium
    Mon, 06 AprTimes shown AEST
    HAW 123 vs GEE 61 15:20MCG
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    Fri, 10 AprTimes shown AEST
    WCE 131 vs CAR 62 20:10Domain Stadium
    Sat, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
    RIC 66 vs WBU 85 13:45MCG
    GWS 101 vs MEL 56 14:10SO
    COL 63 vs ADE 90 16:35ES
    GCF 76 vs STK 104 19:20MS
    PTA 44 vs SYD 92 19:40Adelaide Oval
    Sun, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
    GEE 60 vs FRE 104 13:10SS
    ESS 78 vs HAW 76 15:20MCG
    NTH 133 vs BRI 51 16:40ES
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    Round 3
    Fri, 17 AprTimes shown AEST
    COL 140 vs STK 66 19:50MCG
    Sat, 18 AprTimes shown AEST
    CAR 84 vs ESS 105 13:45MCG
    ADE 80 vs MEL 55 14:10Adelaide Oval
    SYD 111 vs GWS 90 16:35SCG
    NTH 105 vs PTA 113 19:20ES
    BRI 58 vs RIC 137 19:20G
    Sun, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
    HAW 127 vs WBU 57 13:10AS
    GEE 105 vs GCF 96 15:20SS
    WCE 81 vs FRE 111 16:40Domain Stadium
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    Round 4
    Fri, 24 AprTimes shown AEST
    RIC vs MEL 19:50MCG
    Sat, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
    STK vs CAR 11:10NZ
    ESS vs COL 14:40MCG
    GWS vs GCF 17:40SO
    PTA vs HAW 19:40Adelaide Oval
    FRE vs SYD 20:40Domain Stadium
    Sun, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
    BRI vs WCE 13:10G
    GEE vs NTH 15:20SS
    WBU vs ADE 16:40ES
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    Round 5
    Fri, 01 MayTimes shown AEST
    CAR vs COL 19:50MCG
    Sat, 02 MayTimes shown AEST
    RIC vs GEE 13:45MCG
    SYD vs WBU 14:10SCG
    GCF vs BRI 16:35MS
    NTH vs HAW 19:20ES
    WCE vs GWS 19:40Domain Stadium
    Sun, 03 MayTimes shown AEST
    MEL vs FRE 13:10MCG
    STK vs ESS 15:20ES
    ADE vs PTA 16:40Adelaide Oval
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    Fri, 08 MayTimes shown AEST
    COL vs GEE 19:50MCG
    Sat, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
    NTH vs RIC 13:45BA
    WBU vs STK 14:10ES
    GWS vs HAW 16:35Spotless Stadium
    GCF vs ADE 17:10MS
    MEL vs SYD 19:20MCG
    FRE vs ESS 20:10Domain Stadium
    Sun, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
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    PTA vs WCE 16:40Adelaide Oval
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    Fri, 15 MayTimes shown AEST
    ESS vs NTH 19:50ES
    Sat, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
    ADE vs STK 13:45Adelaide Oval
    HAW vs MEL 14:10MCG
    CAR vs GWS 16:35ES
    SYD vs GEE 19:20ANZ
    WCE vs GCF 19:40Domain Stadium
    Sun, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
    WBU vs FRE 13:10ES
    RIC vs COL 15:20MCG
    BRI vs PTA 16:40G
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    Fri, 22 MayTimes shown AEST
    GEE vs CAR 19:50ES
    Sat, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
    STK vs WCE 13:45ES
    GWS vs ADE 14:10Spotless Stadium
    GCF vs COL 16:35MS
    HAW vs SYD 19:20MCG
    FRE vs NTH 19:40Domain Stadium
    Sun, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
    ESS vs BRI 13:10ES
    MEL vs WBU 15:20MCG
    PTA vs RIC 16:40Adelaide Oval
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    Fri, 29 MayTimes shown AEST
    SYD vs CAR 19:50SCG
    Sat, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
    HAW vs GCF 13:45AS
    MEL vs PTA 14:10TIO Traeger Park
    WBU vs GWS 16:35ES
    RIC vs ESS 19:20MCG
    ADE vs FRE 19:40Adelaide Oval
    Sun, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
    BRI vs STK 13:10G
    COL vs NTH 15:20MCG
    WCE vs GEE 16:40Domain Stadium
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    Fri, 05 JunTimes shown AEST
    FRE vs RIC 20:10Domain Stadium
    Sat, 06 JunTimes shown AEST
    CAR vs ADE 13:40MCG
    GCF vs SYD 16:35MS
    ESS vs GEE 19:20ES
    PTA vs WBU 19:40Adelaide Oval
    Sun, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
    GWS vs BRI 13:10Spotless Stadium
    NTH vs WCE 15:20BA
    STK vs HAW 16:40ES
    Mon, 08 JunTimes shown AEST
    MEL vs COL 15:20MCG
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    Round 11
    Fri, 12 JunTimes shown AEST
    PTA vs GEE 19:50Adelaide Oval
    Sat, 13 JunTimes shown AEST
    GCF vs FRE 13:40MS
    WCE vs ESS 16:35Domain Stadium
    NTH vs SYD 19:20ES
    Sun, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
    COL vs GWS 13:10MCG
    STK vs MEL 16:40ES
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    Round 12
    Thu, 18 JunTimes shown AEST
    ADE vs HAW 19:50Adelaide Oval
    Fri, 19 JunTimes shown AEST
    RIC vs WCE 19:50MCG
    Sat, 20 JunTimes shown AEST
    CAR vs PTA 13:40MCG
    GWS vs NTH 16:35Spotless Stadium
    WBU vs BRI 19:20ES
    Sun, 21 JunTimes shown AEST
    GEE vs MEL 15:20SS
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    Round 13
    Thu, 25 JunTimes shown AEST
    FRE vs COL 20:10Domain Stadium
    Fri, 26 JunTimes shown AEST
    SYD vs RIC 19:50SCG
    Sat, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
    HAW vs ESS 13:40MCG
    BRI vs ADE 16:35G
    STK vs WBU 19:20ES
    Sun, 28 JunTimes shown AEST
    CAR vs GCF 15:20ES
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    Thu, 02 JulTimes shown AEST
    SYD vs PTA 19:20SCG
    Fri, 03 JulTimes shown AEST
    COL vs HAW 19:50MCG
    Sat, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
    RIC vs GWS 13:40MCG
    GCF vs NTH 16:35MS
    WBU vs CAR 19:20ES
    MEL vs WCE 19:40TIO
    Sun, 05 JulTimes shown AEST
    ESS vs STK 13:10ES
    ADE vs GEE 15:20Adelaide Oval
    FRE vs BRI 16:40Domain Stadium
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    Round 15
    Thu, 09 JulTimes shown AEST
    PTA vs COL 19:50Adelaide Oval
    Fri, 10 JulTimes shown AEST
    RIC vs CAR 19:50MCG
    Sat, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
    ESS vs MEL 13:40MCG
    WBU vs GCF 16:35CAZ
    NTH vs GEE 19:20ES
    WCE vs ADE 19:40Domain Stadium
    Sun, 12 JulTimes shown AEST
    GWS vs STK 13:10Spotless Stadium
    HAW vs FRE 15:20AS
    BRI vs SYD 16:40G
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    Round 16
    Fri, 17 JulTimes shown AEST
    NTH vs ESS 19:50ES
    Sat, 18 JulTimes shown AEST
    GEE vs WBU 13:45SS
    GCF vs GWS 14:10MS
    COL vs WCE 16:35ES
    SYD vs HAW 19:20ANZ
    FRE vs CAR 19:40Domain Stadium
    Sun, 19 JulTimes shown AEST
    MEL vs BRI 13:10MCG
    PTA vs ADE 15:20Adelaide Oval
    STK vs RIC 16:40ES
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    Round 17
    Fri, 24 JulTimes shown AEST
    CAR vs HAW 19:50ES
    Sat, 25 JulTimes shown AEST
    GWS vs GEE 13:45SO
    ADE vs GCF 14:10Adelaide Oval
    RIC vs FRE 16:35MCG
    ESS vs PTA 19:20ES
    BRI vs NTH 19:20G
    Sun, 26 JulTimes shown AEST
    WBU vs COL 13:10ES
    MEL vs STK 15:20MCG
    WCE vs SYD 16:40Domain Stadium
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    Round 18
    Fri, 31 JulTimes shown AEST
    HAW vs RIC 19:50MCG
    Sat, 01 AugTimes shown AEST
    GEE vs BRI 13:45SS
    COL vs MEL 14:10MCG
    SYD vs ADE 16:35SCG
    CAR vs NTH 19:20ES
    GCF vs WCE 19:20MS
    Sun, 02 AugTimes shown AEST
    PTA vs STK 13:10Adelaide Oval
    ESS vs WBU 15:20ES
    FRE vs GWS 16:40Domain Stadium
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    Fri, 07 AugTimes shown AEST
    ADE vs RIC 19:50Adelaide Oval
    Sat, 08 AugTimes shown AEST
    COL vs CAR 13:45MCG
    WBU vs PTA 14:10ES
    BRI vs GCF 16:35G
    GEE vs SYD 19:20SS
    WCE vs HAW 19:40Domain Stadium
    Sun, 09 AugTimes shown AEST
    MEL vs NTH 13:10MCG
    GWS vs ESS 15:20Spotless Stadium
    STK vs FRE 16:40ES
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    Round 20
    Fri, 14 AugTimes shown AEST
    SYD vs COL 19:50SCG
    Sat, 15 AugTimes shown AEST
    ESS vs ADE 13:45ES
    NTH vs STK 14:10BA
    PTA vs GWS 16:35Adelaide Oval
    GEE vs HAW 19:20MCG
    BRI vs CAR 19:20G
    Sun, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
    RIC vs GCF 13:10MCG
    WBU vs MEL 15:20ES
    FRE vs WCE 16:40Domain Stadium
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    Round 21
    Fri, 21 AugTimes shown AEST
    HAW vs PTA 19:50ES
    Sat, 22 AugTimes shown AEST
    COL vs RIC 13:45MCG
    GWS vs SYD 14:10Spotless Stadium
    GCF vs ESS 16:35MS
    STK vs GEE 19:20ES
    ADE vs BRI 19:40Adelaide Oval
    Sun, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
    NTH vs FRE 13:10ES
    CAR vs MEL 15:20MCG
    WCE vs WBU 16:40Domain Stadium
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    Round 22
    Fri, 28 AugTimes shown AEST
    GEE vs COL 19:50MCG
    Sat, 29 AugTimes shown AEST
    GWS vs CAR 13:45Spotless Stadium
    HAW vs BRI 14:10AS
    NTH vs WBU 16:35ES
    ESS vs RIC 19:20MCG
    GCF vs PTA 19:20MS
    Sun, 30 AugTimes shown AEST
    ADE vs WCE 13:10Adelaide Oval
    STK vs SYD 15:20ES
    FRE vs MEL 16:40Domain Stadium
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    Round 23
    Fri, 04 SepTimes shown AEST
    COL vs ESS 00:00MCG
    RIC vs NTH 00:00ES
    HAW vs CAR 00:00MCG
    GEE vs ADE 00:00SS
    SYD vs GCF 00:00SCG
    MEL vs GWS 00:00ES
    BRI vs WBU 00:00G
    PTA vs FRE 00:30Adelaide Oval
    WCE vs STK 02:00Domain Stadium
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    Sydney Swans 3 3 0 0 141.75 12
    Fremantle 3 3 0 0 138.76 12
    Hawthorn 3 2 1 0 166.33 8
    Richmond 3 2 1 0 139.37 8
    Collingwood 3 2 1 0 125.65 8
    GWS Giants 3 2 1 0 113.47 8
    Essendon 3 2 1 0 104.74 8
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