James Hird: Releases the lid right off!


#2812

One of the reasons soccer is played so much in school is there is no contact so kids are less likely to get hurt. Teachers encourage non contact sports.


#2813

At our school AFL is played by the vast majority of children. However tackling children to the ground is not allowed, for obvious reasons. Soccer is definitely in the minority.


#2814

When I was in primary school there was a never ending game of footy before school, recess, lunchtime, recess again and we won a premiership when I was in grade 6.


#2815

agreed that was primary school markings up recess / lunch
and occasionally we would mix it up and play some basketball as well at lunch.
High school was more basketball in the mornings, not that much footy outside of training, or not that regular, not everyday.


#2816

At primary school we got banned from playing lunch time footy because it always turned into an all in fight. That, and some kid’s parents threatened to sue the school because of a broken arm that needed surgery as a result of a tackle.


#2817

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#2818

Really glad I put my coffee down before seeing this, otherwise my laptop would have worn it!


#2819

Educated guess at the reason: they’re not allowed to because of tackling


#2820

If it was hirdy would not be so tight lipped


#2821

Something for the WA Bomber supporters


#2822

On Hirdy’s podcast on Friday they were talking about Voss and they said he’s back in the mix for a Senior job. Has that been talked about elsewhere? They gave the impression there has been other press about it.


#2823

I think it was more Hird saying with how Voss had revitalised the port midfield and sought out more training/ awareness about his coaching style he should be ready for another go. I don’t recall hearing the media bit you mention.


#2824

Well they didn’t specifically say he’d been mentioned elsewhere but the way they were saying he’s back in the mix I just got the impression he’d been mentioned elsewhere.

Hopefully St Kilda take him instead of Caracalla


#2825

Is too modest. Latest podcast he says he was pretty ordinary in his first AFL game and rightfully dropped… fails to mention he copped an injury and was out for a dozen weeks!


#2826

The injury came after that game.


#2827

Did it? I thought he copped a bit of a knee in that St Kilda game.


#2828

I vaguely remember either a knee injury or broken ribs.

He played about 5 reserves games on return before playing Melbourne, had 15 marks versus North the next week, never looked back.


#2829

He was brought in to replace Terry Daniher who was sick, played on Frawley, got 13 disposals. Dropped for Terry, think the next week it was a punctured lung from broken ribs.


#2830

Blitz is a valuable history resource at times


#2831

Especially when it’s from people who should know :wink: