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Title: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: one-eyed on June 21, 2017, 11:09:54 PM
According to Barrett tonight, the AFL will reveal a footy version of T20 Big Bash after the H/A season with the best clubs that miss the finals playing.

It's a slimmed down version footy:
* Played on soccer-size pitches.
* 7 players-a-side with 3 interchange.
* Four 10 min quarters.
* No centre bounces. Kick-ins after each goal. 
* Competition to go for a week after H/A season.

Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Pool C in Sydney [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on November 17, 2017, 04:28:36 PM
AFLX, the League's high-octane version of the sport, will debut on February 15 next year with the AFL including traditional soccer and rugby venues among the venues for three separate round-robin tournaments.

The modified game will be played in three cities across three nights, with six AFL clubs represented in each competition.

... The action then heads north to Allianz Stadium in Sydney on Saturday, February 17 when the Swans, Greater Western Sydney, the Brisbane Lions, Western Bulldogs, Richmond and Gold Coast will face off.

AFLX pre-season fixture

Pool A, Hindmarsh Stadium, Thursday February 15
Adelaide, Collingwood, Fremantle, Geelong, Port Adelaide, West Coast

Pool B, Etihad Stadium, Friday February 16
Carlton, Essendon, Hawthorn, Melbourne, North Melbourne, St Kilda

Pool C, Allianz Stadium, Saturday February 17

Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast, Greater Western Sydney, Richmond, Sydney, Western Bulldogs

--------------------

(http://s.afl.com.au/staticfile/AFL%20Tenant/AFL/System/Keywords/AFLX_infographic_v5.jpg)

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-11-17/aflx-revealed-who-your-club-plays-and-when
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Pool C in Sydney [merged]
Post by: MintOnLamb on November 17, 2017, 07:53:57 PM
How long is each game, quarters or halves?
Not that it matters, just dont want any injuries, looks like a load of piffle
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Pool C in Sydney [merged]
Post by: Tiger Tragic on November 17, 2017, 08:09:32 PM
What a wank
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Pool C in Sydney [merged]
Post by: 🏅Dooks on November 17, 2017, 08:45:00 PM
Tripe
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Pool C in Sydney [merged]
Post by: JP Tiger on November 17, 2017, 08:58:50 PM
Can we play VFL or VFLW players in this?  Anyway ... GAF ... Hamma for Captain ...    :gotigers
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Pool C in Sydney [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 17, 2017, 09:44:14 PM
Waste of time

Antoher complete waste of momey by the AFL
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Pool C in Sydney [merged]
Post by: cub on November 17, 2017, 11:31:47 PM
like aflw  :yep
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Pool C in Sydney [merged]
Post by: Go Richo 12 on November 18, 2017, 05:07:45 AM
Waste of time

Antoher complete waste of momey by the AFL
Whilst grassroots clubs fold and merge....
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Pool C in Sydney [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 18, 2017, 06:26:00 PM
Waste of time

Antoher complete waste of momey by the AFL
Whilst grassroots clubs fold and merge....

Exactly
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Pool C in Sydney [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on November 18, 2017, 09:51:53 PM
How long is each game, quarters or halves?
Two 10 minute halves.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFLX

With our late start to preseason, I can't see us playing/risking any of our stars. Only our quick agile cubs like Bolton, Stengle and co.

 

Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Pool C in Sydney [merged]
Post by: Francois Hackson on November 18, 2017, 11:22:48 PM
like aflw  :yep

aah yep
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Pool C in Sydney [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on December 28, 2017, 03:28:26 PM
FANS will be encouraged to sit in segregated team zones for the upcoming AFLX tournaments.

The League plans to unveil a number of new fan experiences at the three tournaments in February, with venues set to be divided up into club-specific areas.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-12-27/aflx-likely-to-feature-segregated-fan-zones
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Pool C in Sydney [merged]
Post by: MintOnLamb on December 28, 2017, 04:08:55 PM
BYO flares?
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Pool C in Sydney [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on December 28, 2017, 07:04:25 PM
BYO flares?
(http://arabic.sport360.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/BD.jpg)
or
(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e3/49/69/e34969d031d7c116ab260e85ffdfc997.jpg)
 ;D
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Pool C in Sydney [merged]
Post by: dwaino on December 29, 2017, 02:03:30 AM
I didn’t think this rubbish was actually happening  :facepalm
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Pool C in Sydney [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on December 30, 2017, 07:19:02 PM
Given our shortened preseason, I only see us playing our fringe players and cubs in this. No way we'll risk our premiership players in an exhibition version of the game in February and interstate.
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Pool C in Sydney [merged]
Post by: Fluffy Tiger on December 31, 2017, 05:55:35 PM
FANS will be encouraged to sit in segregated team zones for the upcoming AFLX tournaments.

The League plans to unveil a number of new fan experiences at the three tournaments in February, with venues set to be divided up into club-specific areas.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-12-27/aflx-likely-to-feature-segregated-fan-zones

One of the beauties of our game and culture is that you can go to a game, sit anywhere and interact with supporters of both sides without the problems they have overseas. Why on earth would they take that away.
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Pool C in Sydney [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on January 08, 2018, 04:28:36 PM
Because a few softies got offended by a few sledges
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Pool C in Sydney [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on January 22, 2018, 07:00:43 PM
Tickets now on sale for our AFLX games:

Venue:
Allianz Stadium, NSW

Date:
Sat 17 Feb 2018 4:10pm

premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=AFLX0118 (http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=AFLX0118)
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
Post by: one-eyed on January 24, 2018, 07:38:00 PM
The AFLX fixture has been released.

Allianz Stadium, Sat Feb 17

Pool A: Greater Western Sydney, Richmond, Brisbane Lions
Pool B: Sydney, Western Bulldogs, Gold Coast

Schedule (times in AEDT)
4.10pm – GWS v Richmond
4.38pm – Sydney v Western Bulldogs
5.06pm – Richmond v Brisbane Lions
5.34pm – Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast
6.02pm – Brisbane Lions v GWS
6.30pm – Gold Coast v Sydney
7.03pm – Grand Final ..... Top side of Pool A vs Top side of Pool B

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-01-24/aflx-fixture-power-cats-to-kick-things-off
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
Post by: mightytiges on January 31, 2018, 02:10:48 AM
Not surprisingly, some clubs like the Swans are already ruling out playing their senior stars.

If we decide to do the same then who do guess will be in our 10-man side?

Mine:
Castagna
Butler
Lloyd
Bolton
Markov
Menadue
C.Ellis
Short
Stengle
Chol
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 31, 2018, 06:53:32 AM
Can see Miles & Broad playing as well

Throw in a couple if not all rookies & draftees
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
Post by: MintOnLamb on January 31, 2018, 10:57:50 AM
Can see Miles & Broad playing as well

Throw in a couple if not all rookies & draftees

Don't think Broad can play due to suspension??
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
Post by: taztiger4 on January 31, 2018, 11:02:22 AM
Can see Miles & Broad playing as well

Throw in a couple if not all rookies & draftees

Don't think Broad can play due to suspension??

c an still play VFL & JLT so AFLX should be ok
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
Post by: one-eyed on February 01, 2018, 06:57:23 PM
CLUBS will be able to rotate through 14-player squads during next week's AFLX tournaments.

Seven players will be on the field at any one time, with three players on the interchange bench for each game.

However, teams will be able to make up to four changes to their line-up between games, increasing the likelihood of clubs selecting some of their bigger names.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-02-01/clubs-to-pick-14man-squads-for-aflx-
Title: Hawks and Tigers play AFLX practice match (afl site)
Post by: one-eyed on February 03, 2018, 04:35:39 PM
We played a AFLX practice match against the Hawks.

VIDEO: http://www.afl.com.au/video/2018-02-03/hawks-and-tigers-play-aflx-practice-match
Title: Re: Hawks and Tigers play AFLX practice match (afl site)
Post by: MintOnLamb on February 03, 2018, 08:06:05 PM
We played a AFLX practice match against the Hawks.

VIDEO: http://www.afl.com.au/video/2018-02-03/hawks-and-tigers-play-aflx-practice-match
Waste of time
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
Post by: one-eyed on February 04, 2018, 03:39:38 AM
From a Hawks fan on BF:

For those with any interest you guys sent a squad our way today .....
Final score was 113 v 72 Hawks way .

Both squads very lite on ....like what I saw of Bolton and Broad solid playing as a tall in this hybrid game .
You were far better structured than us in the first half and lead at the change .
We switched to a little man on man for a while and that few a few things out .
Menadue gets over the ground well in this formate I must say but his finishing let him down at times .
All in all just a hit and giggle .....no injurys


https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/best-10-aflx.1185439/page-3#post-54150470
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
Post by: one-eyed on February 05, 2018, 02:40:31 PM
AFLX practice match...

VIDEO: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2018-02-05/aflx-practice-match
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
Post by: one-eyed on February 05, 2018, 06:28:16 PM
Richmond assistant coach, Justin Leppitsch and development coach, Xavier Clarke will coach the Tigers’ AFLX team for their tournament in Sydney on February 17.

The Tigers had their first taste of AFLX, the League’s newest version of Australian Football after playing in a practice match against Hawthorn on the weekend.

The Tigers took a squad of 14 players to Waverley Park for the friendly hit out against the Hawks on Saturday morning, to familiarise players and coaches with the rules and format of the new, fast-paced version of the game.

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2018-02-05/leppitsch-clarke-to-coach-aflx-team
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
Post by: one-eyed on February 06, 2018, 03:49:19 PM
Here is the AFLX logo and the winner's trophy for each city's group:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVT0kFLVAAAKdVs.jpg)
https://twitter.com/AFL

ps. Apparently a 10 point goal in AFLX is to be known as a 'Zooper Goal.'
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
Post by: Diocletian on February 06, 2018, 04:25:02 PM
A silver match ball.....might as well install giant flippers on the goals as well.....
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
Post by: one-eyed on February 12, 2018, 04:23:39 AM
Grimes mentioned that we'll see the young cubs like Higgins and Balta play in the AFLX.
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
Post by: wayne on February 12, 2018, 09:43:11 AM
No injuries  :pray
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
Post by: taztiger4 on February 12, 2018, 11:41:15 AM
Grimes mentioned that we'll see the young cubs like Higgins and Balta play in the AFLX.

we played 2 10 minute halves of X @ PRO on Saturday after an intraclub game

Players to play X were, Broad, CEllis, Higgo, Balta,Short,George,Miller,Smith, Marbs, Moore, Wombo, Shai, Lloyd & Concs
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
Post by: one-eyed on February 12, 2018, 07:44:38 PM
X-factor: The players set to light up AFLX

Nathan Schmook
afl.com.au
12 Feb 2018


RICHMOND

Callum Moore:
The athletic forward has the mix of speed and aerial ability to make his mark on AFLX. With two games to his name, the 21-year-old has been developing quietly in the VFL in his first two seasons, but he is making a case this pre-season to step up in 2018 as a second tall forward. In a format that will reward quick players who can also compete in the air, the Tigers believe Moore will be their secret weapon in an under-23 line-up.

Definite starters: Shai Bolton, Nathan Broad, Dan Butler, Jason Castagna, Callum Moore

Definite outs: Trent Cotchin, Dustin Martin, Alex Rance, Jack Riewoldt, Daniel Rioli

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-02-12/xfactor-the-players-set-to-light-up-aflx
Title: Tigers to test department of youth in AFLX (afl site)
Post by: one-eyed on February 13, 2018, 08:39:38 PM
Tigers to test department of youth in AFLX

Jennifer Phelan
afl.com.au
Feb 13, 2018


RICHMOND will join the ranks of those using AFLX to get a look at their team's youth, with the Tigers' big guns to give Saturday's tournament in Sydney a miss.

Captain Trent Cotchin, Brownlow medallist Dustin Martin and All Australian captain Alex Rance are confirmed omissions from the Tigers' squad, which will be named on Wednesday.

Forward Jack Riewoldt is also expected to sit out, as is Shaun Hampson, who has had a heavily managed pre-season because of his back issues, and Daniel Rioli, who is still rehabilitating the foot he broke in the Grand Final.

Assistant coach Ben Rutten said the team wasn't finalised but would be structured around the expected explosive pace of the brand-new concept.

"We'll pick the team that we think is firstly going to suit that style of play, although we haven't seen it so we're not sure what type of players [to pick]," Rutten said.

"Also, it will be some of the guys who have had pretty good pre-seasons, we want to look to see a bit more competitive nature in them.

"At this stage, we're not going to be sending [Trent] Cotchin, [Alex] Rance and [Dustin] Martin up there, but the players that we're going to send up are going to have a real crack and (are) looking to put themselves on show, because we've got important pre-season games coming up."

The Tigers have experimented with the new format recently, starting with a friendly practice match against Hawthorn last weekend at Waverley.

They've also painted a rectangular playing field on Punt Road to further enhance their familiarity with the boundaries.

The Tigers are in a pool with Greater Western Sydney, Sydney, Brisbane, the Western Bulldogs and Gold Coast, and will face the Giants and Lions in the pool matches.

Their tournament will be played at Sydney's Allianz Stadium on Saturday afternoon/evening.

Assistant coach Justin Leppitsch and development coach Xavier Clarke will take the reins of the side for the competition.

Rutten said the Tigers were looking for their younger players to stand up in AFLX and the upcoming JLT Community Series to put pressure on the seasoned players for selection in the home-and-away games.

"We're always looking for improvement and it's going to come from guys like Jack Graham, who we saw at the end of last year," he said.

"He came off no pre-season last year so he's starting to look like a different player shape-wise, he's really fit, so we're looking for him to continue to grow.

"Corey Ellis, Connor Menadue, Oleg Markov, Jayden Short … that continuing improvement from the younger guys will keep putting the pressure on the guys in the team, which is how you're going to get the growth.

"We're just looking to continually grow and improve and execute the best we can, and we've got a few good opportunities to show that in the JLT and AFLX next week as well where we'll look to build our season."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-02-13/tigers-to-test-department-of-youth-in-aflx
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: one-eyed on February 14, 2018, 09:31:36 PM
Richmond has included three premiership players in its 15-man squad bound for Sydney’s AFLX tournament this weekend.

Premiership forwards Dan Butler and Jason Castagna, along with defender Nathan Broad, have been included in the Tigers’ squad for the tournament at Allianz Stadium this Saturday.

Fans will also have their first look at draftee Jack Higgins, the Club’s first round selection in last year’s AFL national draft, along with fellow first year players, Ben Miller, Noah Balta, Liam Baker and Derek Eggmolesse-Smith, who have all been included in the squad. 

RICHMOND'S AFLX Squad:

7 Daniel Butler
11 Jason Castagna
15 Jayden Short
27 Sam Lloyd
28 Jack Higgins
30 Reece Conca
32 Corey Ellis
35 Nathan Broad
36 Callum Moore
38 Noah Balta
41 Mabior Chol
43 Derek Eggmolesse-Smith
44 Tyson Stengle
46 Ben Miller
48 Liam Baker

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2018-02-14/premiership-players-selected-for-aflx
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: sabartooth on February 14, 2018, 09:51:43 PM
No Bolton?
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 14, 2018, 09:52:43 PM
Squad as expected

Good to see we're not taking it as being important to the overall scheme of things  :clapping
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 14, 2018, 09:55:47 PM
No Bolton?

Nope

Likely starter round 1 in place of Rioli, shouldn't be playing this nonsense

JLT series for Shai  :clapping
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: Slipper on February 15, 2018, 09:20:30 AM
From what I understand of this AFLX format, Bolton would be a gun at this game.

Shame it is totally meaningless.
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: one-eyed on February 15, 2018, 01:48:59 PM
Our opponents' squads:

Greater Western Sydney (16-man squad)

6. Lachie Whitfield, 9. Tom Scully, 10. Aiden Bonar, 11. Will Setterfield, 13. Isaac Cumming, 31. Jeremy Finlayson, 20. Adam Tomlinson, 25. Lachlan Keeffe, 33. Lachie Tiziani, 34. Nick Shipley, 36. Harry Perryman, 38. Daniel Lloyd, 41. Jack Buckley, 42. Jake Stein, 43. Dylan Buckley, 50. Sam Reid

Brisbane (14-man squad)

1. Ben Keays, 3. Allen Christensen, 5. Mitch Robinson, 7. Tom Bell, 8. Rohan Bewick, 10. Daniel Rich, 19. Jacob Allison, 20. Cedric Cox, 26. Tom Cutler, 33. Zac Bailey, 36. Rhys Mathieson, 39. Corey Lyons, 42. Mitchell Hinge, 43. Jake Barrett

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-02-14/aflx-squads-running-machines-locked-in
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: one-eyed on February 15, 2018, 01:51:59 PM
Leppa talking about AFLX on SEN:

The former Brisbane Lions mentor will coach the Tigers in the upcoming AFLX competition, and while he admitted to having “no idea” how to teach the concept, he expects teams to try and kick plenty of “Zooper goals”, which are worth ten points from outside 40 metres.

“A zooper goal is worth ten points and a goal is worth six. You might see a lot of strategizing to get as many ten pointers as you can, because it is such a limited timeframe,” Leppitsch said.

“Look out for a fair bit of kicking backwards in a few games to kick as many ten pointers as possible.”

Source: SEN (https://www.sen.com.au/news/2018/02/14/leppa-all-for-live-player-trading/)
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: mightytiges on February 15, 2018, 02:05:09 PM
Going by the three squads, Brisbane are taking this the most seriously and we're the ones taking it the least. No surprise ours is made up of newbies and fringe players. This will just be a chance for some of our boys to get some 'gametime' runs into their legs before the season starts. The main thing is no injuries [touchwood]  :pray.
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: one-eyed on February 15, 2018, 04:07:05 PM
More from Leppa:

Richmond assistant coach Justin Leppitsch has explained the philosophy behind the selection of the Tigers’ 15-man squad for their AFLX tournament matches at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium this Saturday.

There are just three members of Richmond’s 2017 premiership side in the squad, with a combined total of 261 senior league games among the group.

“We’ve got a (JLT series) game in seven days’ time (v Essendon at Wangaratta) that we’re very conscious about . . . a pre-season trial, which is very important now that you’ve only got two of them. We have to travel to Sydney (for the AFLX tournament) as well. So we’re conscious of all those things,” Leppitsch said.

“But I think everyone that’s going out there is probably playing for a reason . . . the couple of premiership boys, the young ones, that we’re bringing up there for a bit of leadership to try and drive the group.

“There’s some players that weren’t regulars last year, with (Corey) Ellis, (Reece) Conca, (Sam) Lloyd and guys like that, who could really show some early signs . . .

“And, obviously, the blend of youth as well.

“So there’s a few different reasons why you pick the squad that’s going up there for us.”

Leppitsch, who will coach the Tigers in the inaugural AFLX tournament, admitted there was a significant unknown factor attached to the whole concept.

“We had a little scratch match with Hawthorn a couple of weeks ago and that was our first crack at it. And we had another 10 minutes after our training session last Saturday. So we’ve done a little bit . . . enough to sort of understand it,” Leppitsch said.

“If you were preparing for a proper season of AFLX you’d say we’re very under-prepared, but just enough not to break too many rules . . .

 “It’s new to everybody, so we’re all kind of guessing on what to do.

“I think the only thing we all know is a super goal, or a Zooper goal (from outside 40 metres), is worth 10 points and a goal’s worth six. So you might see a lot of strategising to try and get as many 10-pointers as you can because there really is a limited time-frame.

“When you’ve only got two 10-minute halves, you’ve really got to try and maximise your scoring.

“So look out for a fair bit of kicking backwards in a few games to try and score as many ‘tens’ as possible.”

Richmond will play Greater Western Sydney at 4.10pm on Saturday followed by Brisbane at 5.06pm.

The winner of the Tigers’ Pool A will then play the winner of Pool B (Sydney, Western Bulldogs, Gold Coast) in the grand final at 7.03pm that evening.

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2018-02-15/x-marks-the-spot-for-leppa
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: mightytiges on February 15, 2018, 08:42:21 PM
Watching it tonight, AFLX would be a good game for kids to learn the basic foot and hand skills of footy as well as for light-hearted social games between friends and workmates. However, at the professional level it's bruise free footy. There's no pressure, contests, tackling or even speckies.
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: Slipper on February 15, 2018, 11:07:38 PM
Pretty boring to watch.

I assume the AFL has introduced this to try and utilise soccer ovals, thereby taking away from the round ball code.
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: mightytiges on February 16, 2018, 02:23:40 AM
Pretty boring to watch.

I assume the AFL has introduced this to try and utilise soccer ovals, thereby taking away from the round ball code.
There's more rectangular fields in non-traditional Aussie Rules states of NSW & Qld, so AFLX allows the AFL to use them. It won't have any impact on Soccer as, due to its participation growth, it also needs more rectangular fields.

The other thing AFLX does is it creates more AFL content for TV = more $$$ for next TV rights.
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: H Tiger on February 16, 2018, 02:29:10 AM
I didn't mind it. I watched the final. Our young guys should be pretty suited to this format.
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: Diocletian on February 16, 2018, 02:40:32 AM
It's the Aussie Rules equivalent of Rugby Sevens.....but even crappier......so not really equivalent at all I suppose....


I always thought this was better as a pre-season concept....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_AFL_Lightning_Premiership

.....that was at least on a proper footy ground with 18 players on the field and closer to actual footy...




Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: one-eyed on February 16, 2018, 02:27:01 PM
Sam Lloyd's press conference on AFLX ...

VIDEO: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2018-02-16/lloyd-on-aflx
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: Lozza on February 17, 2018, 10:13:21 AM
Think they need to incorporate a Harry Potter style Quidditch small circular target or similar (a vertical basketball net maybe) so that it introduces a more difficult scoring option with bigger reward. The game as it stands removes everything the avid AFL follower enjoys, bone crunching tackles, high marking and the opportunity to celebrate goals. Essentially its like watch two teams running through training drills, no real atmosphere and to be honest have found it a bit of a snorefest so far, others may disagree.
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: Damo on February 17, 2018, 01:52:20 PM
I went last night

Too easy to score and zero atmosphere

They know that, hence the need for a pooty commentator
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: ¾ T!geɹ on February 17, 2018, 02:28:50 PM
The game as it stands removes everything the avid AFL follower enjoys, bone crunching tackles, high marking and the opportunity to celebrate goals. Essentially its like watch two teams running through training drills, no real atmosphere and to be honest have found it a bit of a snorefest so far, others may disagree.
You're right it does remove everything, which is great as everybody always bitches (including me) when there is the slightest chance of a player getting injured and possibly missing round one.
I for one want it to stay as it is absolutely important that players get pre season match practice.
Players get injured during training, the JLT series and intraclub matches as well which are all designed to condition players for the up and coming season.

This set up is good for practice and builds up a lot of endurance testing for players who thought they were fit and after playing, know that they have more work to do.

If this game of foot basketball/hand soccer (I hate basketball, so stuffing repetitious and soccer is just, well I'd rather watch snails eat grass) keeps the players safe and provides good match conditioning then bring it on.
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: Chopstix on February 17, 2018, 03:21:35 PM
Updated AFLX squad. Chol, Miller and C Ellis played Intra Club this morning.

AFLX Squad:
7 Daniel Butler
11 Jason Castagna
15 Jayden Short
27 Sam Lloyd
28 Jack Higgins
30 Reece Conca
35 Nathan Broad
36 Callum Moore
38 Noah Balta
43 Derek Eggmolesse-Smith
44 Tyson Stengle
48 Liam Baker
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:11:16 PM
Conca with the intercepting mark and kicks a Zooper goal.

Rich 10
GWS 0
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:12:11 PM
We turn it over again across HB and the pass to Georgie outside 40. His shot holds up and bounces through for a point.

11 - 0
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:13:52 PM
Moore interestingly playing in defence.

Butler hands to Broad across HB. Finds Lloyd 50 out. Hits the post.

12 - 0
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:16:13 PM
Good tackle on the wing wins us the footy and finds Short 50 out. Hands off to Conca under pressure. Has a ping and it misses.

GWS go coast to coast for a point.

The ump blocks the lead of Moore and GWS get the ball and kick a goal.

13 - 7
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:16:55 PM
We get it forward. Good tackle by Lloyd is HTB. His shot misses as well.

14 - 7
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:18:04 PM
Georgie from the 'pocket' on the run misses.

GWS run it down for a Zooper. So we're now behind.

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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:19:13 PM
We get held up across HB. But eventually it finds Short forward of centre. He plays on, weaves around a Giant defender and bombs a goal. Back in front.

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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:19:51 PM
Balta on the run nails a normal goal from a tight angle.

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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:22:51 PM
Half-time

Richmond  1.2.5 (27)
GWS         1.1.1 (17)

Zooper goal: Conca
Goals: Short, Balta

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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:24:40 PM
Butler tried to outrun his opponent but his kick is touched = turnover. GWS run it up the other end for a goal.

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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:25:02 PM
Lloyd marks 10m out = goal.

33 - 23
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:25:42 PM
Good intercept mark by Broad at HB. Has a long ping but it's a point.

34  - 23
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:26:42 PM
We're even applying full-press pressure at times in this game.
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:27:31 PM
Butler across HB to Higgins. Finds Balta in the centre. But his long bomb goes nowhere and out of bounds.
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:28:44 PM
Balta intercepts 50 out but his shot on the run sprays left this time and OOTF.

GWS get a Zooper.

34 - 33
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:29:42 PM
Butler did well along the boundary but he goes for the shot despite Moore being by himself 10m out. Point.

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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:30:21 PM
GWS long point.

35 - 34

3 mins left.
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:31:22 PM
Conca good poise and vision. Finds Eggy 40 out. Drags it.

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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:31:40 PM
Broad on the run kicks it OOTF.
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:32:08 PM
Luckily GWS spray their shot OOTF.

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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:32:47 PM
We've been given a Zooper from the first qtr.

43 - 34
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:33:27 PM
Siren. We win  ;D  :gotigers
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:36:31 PM
Lloyd received a free for too high on the siren. He kicks a goal.

The correction to the score was due to two goals we kicked in the first qtr being corrected and bumped up to Zoopers.

Final Score

Richmond  3.2.7 (49)
GWS         2.2.2 (34)

First win as reigning premiers!  ;D :gotigers
Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: 1965 on February 17, 2018, 04:37:56 PM
Good to see our pressure game even in this training drill.

 :thumbsup
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:39:08 PM
Bloody hard to keep score and watch this game at the same time  :laugh:.

Zooper goals: Conca, Short, Balta

Goals: Lloyd 2.
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:40:53 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWNt3NBV4AAApqL.jpg)
https://twitter.com/Richmond_FC/status/964735575038115841
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:45:41 PM
Good to see our pressure game even in this training drill.

 :thumbsup
That was the most impressive thing. Even in this open bruise free designed form of the game we can still apply our relentless pressure game and with our fringe players and cubs  :clapping.
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 04:46:57 PM
LOL @ Dogs not giving a stuff about AFLX. Swans have scored 55 pts in a blink.
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:07:16 PM
Broad's kick in is intercepted. First goal to Brisbane.

0 - 6
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:09:14 PM
Baker to Conca who kicks a Zooper.

10  - 7
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:09:34 PM
Brisbane go coast to coast for their own Zooper.

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Post by: ¾ T!geɹ on February 17, 2018, 05:09:47 PM
Super Zooper Dooper Conca :lol
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:10:28 PM
Broad kick-in to Balta (good mark). Short to Baker to Moore. Pulls it but it falls in the arms of Stengle in the pocket. Goal.

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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:10:58 PM
Another Zooper to Brisbane.

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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:11:39 PM
Missed target in defence and another Zooper to Brisbane.

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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:12:24 PM
Out of defence to Short to georgie who  kicks a goal.

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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:14:29 PM
Short on the run goes for the Zooper but misses.

We intercept the kick in 50 out. Butler passes it to Moore. Sprays it OOTF.

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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:16:07 PM
We're making plenty of mistakes this time around.

However, Georgie gets us back in it with a Zooper.

33 - 38
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:20:34 PM
Half-time

Richmond  2.2.1 (33)
Brisbane    3.1.2 (38)

Zooper goals: Conca, Castagna
Goals: Stengle, Castagna
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:21:09 PM
Georgie by the point post off the ground  = freak goal  :clapping

39 all.
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:22:09 PM
Brisbane two misses.

39 - 41
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:23:00 PM
Balta marks in the centre. Bombs a Zooper  :clapping. In front!

49 - 41
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:25:01 PM
LOL. Stengle through the middle. Grubs it to Moore who gathers and spins in one motion for a Zooper  :clapping.

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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:25:23 PM
Goal to Brisbane.

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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:26:44 PM
Advantage to Lloyd. Finds Short who bombs a point.

LOL. Brisbane player misses 4 attempts 2m out  :snidegrin.

We go coastr to coast by Moore misses.

61 - 49
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:28:14 PM
We're getting a lot of smothers but because it goes out of bounds, Brisbane gets the ball. Stupid rule in our game.

Goal to Brisbane.

Then a point to them.

61 - 56

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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:29:11 PM
Zooper to Brisbane with 30 secs to go.

61 - 66
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Post by: pmac21 on February 17, 2018, 05:32:00 PM
Only AFL X but I still hate losing. 
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:33:16 PM
We lost.

Richmond  4.3.3 (61)
Brisbane    4.3.8 (66)
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Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on February 17, 2018, 05:33:50 PM
Like the look of Balta already..... :shh
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:34:25 PM
Zooper goals: Conca, Castagna, Balta, Moore

Goals: Castagna 2, Stengle
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 05:39:38 PM
Only AFL X but I still hate losing.
The last touch out of bounds rule penalised us for all our smothers and blocks  :thumbsdown. They should make a rule in AFLX that you gain possession from smothers that go out of bounds.

Anyway that last touch rule thankfully doesn't exist in the real stuff under proper rules where you get rewarded for those pressure acts.

Like the look of Balta already..... :shh
Can hoof a footy  :o.
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 06:09:26 PM
We need GWS to beat Brisbane for us to make today's Grand Final.
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 06:28:39 PM
Brisbane beat the Giants who gave up in the last 5 mins once they couldn't win by 5 goals. So that's all folks. On to the preseason games.
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Post by: Slipper on February 17, 2018, 06:37:37 PM
Can't believe we lost

Where is the sack Hardwick thread?
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 06:49:34 PM
Can't believe we lost

Where is the sack Hardwick thread?
Dimma had the day off. So we need a sack Leppa thread ;D.
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Post by: WilliamPowell on February 17, 2018, 06:56:43 PM
Fell asleep watching the 2nd game

So captivating  :sleep
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Post by: one-eyed on February 17, 2018, 07:30:42 PM
Some clips:

Tigers running onto Allianz Stadium: https://twitter.com/AFL/status/964728461909622785

Conca's first Zooper goal against GWS: https://twitter.com/AFL/status/964729776572317696

Castagna's freakish goal against Brisbane: https://twitter.com/AFL/status/964747086322311168
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Post by: one-eyed on February 17, 2018, 07:35:26 PM
Brisbane won it.

When the wooden spooners win preseason trophies you know how serious (or rather not) the rest of the teams were taking it :yep.
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Post by: Slipper on February 17, 2018, 07:40:10 PM
Can't believe we lost

Where is the sack Hardwick thread?
Dimma had the day off. So we need a sack Leppa thread ;D.

No

Dimmas fault. Everyone knows Leppa can't coach.
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Post by: one-eyed on February 17, 2018, 07:54:05 PM
Pics of our cubs in the AFLX:

Liam Baker
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWOUPNaVMAAjg5C.jpg)

Jack Higgins
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWOUPNYVoAA5NpU.jpg)

Noah Balta
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWOUPNZVMAAHJ3v.jpg)

Derek Eggmolesse-Smith
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWOUPNaVQAIxEez.jpg)

https://twitter.com/Richmond_FC/status/964777752976023552
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Post by: one-eyed on February 17, 2018, 07:59:50 PM
More pics here:

(http://www.aflphotos.com.au/images/thumbs/450/2018/02/17/569141.jpg) (http://www.aflphotos.com.au/images/thumbs/450/2018/02/17/569137.jpg)
(http://www.aflphotos.com.au/images/thumbs/450/2018/02/17/569144.jpg) (http://www.aflphotos.com.au/images/thumbs/450/2018/02/17/569176.jpg)
(http://www.aflphotos.com.au/images/thumbs/450/2018/02/17/569180.jpg) (http://www.aflphotos.com.au/images/thumbs/450/2018/02/17/569189.jpg)
(http://www.aflphotos.com.au/images/thumbs/450/2018/02/17/569182.jpg) (http://www.aflphotos.com.au/images/thumbs/450/2018/02/17/569183.jpg)
(http://www.aflphotos.com.au/images/thumbs/450/2018/02/17/569186.jpg) (http://www.aflphotos.com.au/images/thumbs/450/2018/02/17/569190.jpg)

http://www.aflphotos.com.au/galleries/results/?q=collection:AFLX%202018%20-%20Sydney%20Tournament&image_id=569229
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Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on February 17, 2018, 08:50:47 PM
Noah might well
Be a "Balta" to play seniors this season
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Post by: one-eyed on February 17, 2018, 09:02:15 PM
Highlights:

Game 1: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2018-02-17/aflx-match-one-highlights

Game 2: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2018-02-17/aflx-match-two-highlights
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Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2018, 09:27:40 PM
Can't believe we lost

Where is the sack Hardwick thread?
Dimma had the day off. So we need a sack Leppa thread ;D.

No

Dimmas fault. Everyone knows Leppa can't coach.
Well we lost a game to Brisbane for the first time in about 9 years so perhaps all heads should roll. I hear the 'focus on footy' rebel group is planning another board takeover as we speak  ;D.
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Post by: Diocletian on February 17, 2018, 10:04:05 PM
Looked like defensive pressure is still a high priority, if not higher, even in this silly format and the new kids all seemed more than on board with it..... :clapping

Balta & Moore both looked exciting....Balta's early spoil v GWS was very Rance -like... :shh....looked equally comfortable at both ends too...Higgins looks a good kick and decision maker the two times I noticed him, Eggs didn't do too much wrong without really standing out...Baker looks bit iffy but a goer.....hard to judge them after 20 minutes of hit & giggle though... Short & Broad  looked the best of the "old" players...Butler's body still moving faster than his brain...Castagna still very ..."enigmatic"....Lloyd...meh...

I increasingly look forward to the day Conca is no longer on our list...almost as much as I look forward to the day Channel 7 loses the AFL broadcasting rights again....

The concept itself is a joke at this level, leave it for foreigners and kids from the northern states....
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Post by: wayne on February 17, 2018, 11:16:32 PM
Brisbane won it.

When the wooden spooners win preseason trophies you know how serious (or rather not) the rest of the teams were taking it :yep.

Brisbane's future is bright, their kids were great. Rich, Bell, Bewick, Christensen... all looked super impressive
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Post by: one-eyed on February 18, 2018, 04:26:57 AM
From the Herald-Sun website:

Leppitsch said the players enjoyed the experience of playing the new game, as did the coaches, who were content there were fewer collisions, which meant no injuries across their two matches.

“When you are putting your players up and handing them to the AFL for experiments, you want to make sure they come back in one piece,” he said.

He said there was always room for further improvements with AFLX, and joked that the field could even be carved up a bit more like a dart board, for extra scoring opportunities.

X-FACTOR

Jason Castagna

Leaving aside Mitch Robinson’s matchwinning Zooper goal, Castagna turned in the best passage of the day with his brilliant goal against the Lions. Twice he tapped the ball around the boundary, and then launched with a flying soccer kick for goal.

TIME TO SHINE

Reece Conca

A fully-fit Conca would be a bonus for the Tigers headed into their premiership defence. The injury-prone runner wasted no time staking his claim with the first Zooper goal of the opening game and showed enough in both matches to suggest that if his body holds out, his speed and penetrating kicking will again be an asset.

STEPPING UP

Jayden Short

Short was stiff to lose his spot late last year and looked just as stiff when he was “disallowed” a Zooper goal during the first game. Thankfully, sanity prevailed, and the mistake was corrected. Looked sharp as he worked to regain his position in the side.

NEW FACES

Noah Balta

This kid might be the ‘bolter’ from the blue. The athletic 18-year-old key-position Tiger, who was pick 25 in last year’s draft, took a couple of strong grabs and hit the scoreboard. Looked a nice prospect who could be used at either end.

LOOK WHO’S BACK


Nathan Broad

The Tigers gave their premiership defender plenty of game time in both matches, mindful of his club-imposed three-game suspension. He did plenty of running from the back half.

SUPERCOACH WATCH


Jack Higgins ($130,800 mid/fwd)

The Tigers’ first draft pick (No. 17 overall) only had limited game time in the first game, but showed glimpses of his talent. It’s impossible to leave him out of your SuperCoach team at the price. May not be picked for Round 1 but shouldn’t have to wait long for his opportunity. Looks as good a cash cow as the Sunrise version.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/richmond-plans-to-implement-the-same-manic-pressure-that-won-the-premiership-in-2018/news-story/fc56a353d72022fe8740e09665ca757e
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Post by: mightytiges on February 18, 2018, 03:31:59 PM
Brisbane won it.

When the wooden spooners win preseason trophies you know how serious (or rather not) the rest of the teams were taking it :yep.

Brisbane's future is bright, their kids were great. Rich, Bell, Bewick, Christensen... all looked super impressive
;D

Don't forget Mitch 'celebrate an AFLX zooper goal like you've won the premiership' Robinson either.
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Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on February 18, 2018, 03:35:24 PM
 :banghead :banghead :banghead

When will Hardwick and co effing learn???!! This high pressure gameplan is just NO GOOD for AFLX.

Another premiership goes begging.

Standard Richmond  :sleep
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Post by: mightytiges on February 18, 2018, 03:56:23 PM
Quote
“When you are putting your players up and handing them to the AFL for experiments, you want to make sure they come back in one piece,” Leppitsch said.
Yep. The main thing is we walked away with no injuries.

Quote
He said there was always room for further improvements with AFLX, and joked that the field could even be carved up a bit more like a dart board, for extra scoring opportunities.
The last touch out of bounds rule doesn't work for smothers. Penalises the team/player for good play while rewards the other team/player for poor play. We got screwed by it about half a dozen times in the Brisbane game where we'd do well to smother a Lion's kick and they'd get given the ball back to set up a shot at goal :P. They need to tweak rule so that the player who smothers the ball is rewarded with possession if ball goes out of bounds.

Quote
Reece Conca

A fully-fit Conca would be a bonus for the Tigers headed into their premiership defence. The injury-prone runner wasted no time staking his claim with the first Zooper goal of the opening game and showed enough in both matches to suggest that if his body holds out, his speed and penetrating kicking will again be an asset.
The bit in bold is something that sadly for Reece has never happened in his AFL career. Even if his body did hold up now, he would pretty much be fighting for Broad's spot in the senior side amongst a host of other teammates.

Title: Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
Post by: one-eyed on February 19, 2018, 12:40:18 PM
Jack Higgins (FWD/MID, $238,000) was solid against GWS with seven possessions and remains in the mix if he can break into the premier's round one line up, which sounds unlikely at this stage.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-02-19/uncanny-xmen-the-fantasy-view-of-aflx
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Post by: one-eyed on February 19, 2018, 07:03:40 PM
AFLX full wrap: How did your club go?

afl.com.au
Feb 19, 2018 12:55PM


RICHMOND

Game 1: Richmond 3.2.7 (49) def GWS 2.2.2 (34)
Game 2: Brisbane 4.3.8 (66) def Richmond 4.3.3 (61)

The premiers continued their winning ways with a first-up victory but couldn't repeat their efforts to make another Grand Final. Flag heroes Dan Butler and Jason Castagna were dangerous forwards for the Tigers, while Nathan Broad was a dasher in defence. Forgotten forwards Sam Lloyd and Reece Conca used the tournament to kickstart the season with both players finding plenty of the ball, with Jayden Short prominent with his pace, and youngster Noah Balta an influential big man. Jack Higgins showed glimpses of the talent that made him the club's No.1 draft pick, with both Derek Eggmolesse-Smith and Tyson Stengle also bringing some flash to the day.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-02-19/aflx-full-wrap-how-did-your-club-go