James Hird: Releases the lid right off!


#2792

Well tonight we’d like to miss every moment, so fark that.


#2793

Doesn’t hold a patch over Hutchy’s work, eh?


#2794

Caught part of his podcsat this morning.

Didn’t want to discuss the Jackson Taylor case and didn’t really comment on it either.

Wonder if the AFL is trying to get him back in to save their own skins?


#2795

I think you’d need a few patches to cover hutchy’s work


#2796

or he just cbf with it anymore.


#2797

Why get overly excited.

They have had wins before that have turned to spectacular losses fairly quickly.


#2798

I imagine he’s smart enough to know that if he were to comment on it, it would start unwarranted and unhelpful speculation that he’s involved.


#2799

And they would’ve set up the question and dismissive answer deliberately to let the media know not to bother.


#2800

I doubt that he would be displeased if it were to be revealed that the most senior AFL figures had engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct ( whether or not it was in contravention of consumer laws).
There is nothing to be gained for him to express an opinion at this stage


#2801

I’m still enjoying it… although you could play a drinking game over the amount of time Hird says ‘Absolutely!’ as well as when either Hird or Crawf repeats a story in full that they already told a couple of episodes prior… on the plus side, the stories are generally enjoyable on the second and third repeats.


#2802

Ha! Like that will stop the arsehols , …

"James Hird Denies Interest in Saga Case"


#2803

IMO the coffee between Gill and James was around the rule changes and the footy specticle…seems thats the reason why oompa loompa and Gill met a while ago

So nothing to see there


#2804

Question

Is it the job of Gil to enhance the spectacle.

Or is it Gils job to run the competition.

Gil is putting too much effort into tv audiences etc… keeping games close.
they know when people turn tv’s off…why do you think umps try and keep the underdogs in games.

In order to grow the game more needs to be done at grass roots level and less analysis statistics, and increasing his bonuses.

If the game was…a game…not a spectacle, and umpired fairly, then more people would be inclined to watch it including neutral games IMO.


#2805

Here is an even better question.

What makes the people who were in charge and let the game get to this position in the first place, think they are the right people to fix it now?


#2806

Go to any primary school and you will see most kids playing soccer and basketball at lunchtime
No effort is being made by AFL to promote Aussie rules in primary schools in Melbourne. The results of this will come back to haunt AFL


#2807

you musn’t go to oz kick on the weekend.

That’s where the effort is.

Soccer or basketball aren’t the biggest threats to AFL. Online gaming is.


#2808

My 5 year old is in Auskick though the guy is right, there’s ■■■■ all kicking of the football at my kids school.
The soccer pitch and basketball courts are choc full of kids playing yet the footy goals are empty.

I don’t see too many kids of sub continental background at our Auskick either and if they don’t jump on board and the Africans, Polynesians and Asians keep staying away, then the game could be in strife.


#2809

There is probably 10x kids playing soccer than footy at auskick age where I’m from.

But the game is quite hard for 5 year olds. Compared to soccer. The training drills are good though.


#2810

Soccer fees are ridiculous, can’t believe parents pay it and basket has no off season, my mates hate their kids playing it.


#2811

Compared to Blitzcast…