Who tops the "coaching pressure power rankings"? Round Table: Does Richmond have a culture problem? In this time period, Hardwick’s men slotted five goals to turn around a three-quarter-time deficit into a match-winning lead. MELBOURNE, Australia -- It was the shot in the arm footy fans wanted and needed. "This is the sort of stuff you see at a game of soccer when it's nil-all and really no one goes, they don't have shots on goal or someone's 1/150, you know. And for Lynch, Hawkins and Betts, they were playing on the best defenders in the game. Sure, when Dustin Martin turned on a dime in the forward pocket, shaking his opponent before snapping a trademark goal, the crowd roared its approval, but a low dull roar was a constant throughout the encounter - fans were happy chatting away as the league's best hit pinpoint passes and flew for hangers. Jeremy Cameron, 19. Who is anyone – even Damien Hardwick – to advise Scott Pendlebury, Dustin Martin or Josh Kelly to run hard defensively? A great mix of taller key position players, such as Brisbane's Harris Andrews, medium-sized stoppers, like Jeremy Howe, and explosive line-breakers -- I'm looking at you Jason Johannisen -- give the edge here to the All-Stars. “But at this stage, you saw everyone put the hands up, the best in the country wanted to play, it probably has a future.”, Geelong star Mark Blicavs agreed: “I want it to, I think there’s got to be buy in from players and coaches but I think we did a really good job tonight.”. We can’t guarantee that, we expect it to be a really tough fight.”. Dustin Martin, 5. But while the match was an important, the result wasn’t really as the AFL community came together to raise money for the bushfire relief efforts. We totally agree – thanks to all the firefighters, emergency services and volunteers. The quirky and unusual stats of the 2020 AFL season, 'The '99 prelim ripped our hearts out': An oral history of Essendon's 2000 season, Why the Blues must go all-in on blue-chip stocks, Coaching succession plans might be riskier than first thought. “That’s the first thing we want to be able to ensure that we do, is we hand back the players that are healthy. Tom Papley, 13. Twice in the third term, the patrons in their seats were distracted by themselves: first by a rare Mexican wave at a footy game, and then by flashlights on their iPhones. Callum Mills, 13. One area I think the All-Stars might have an advantage is through their small forwards in Luke Breust, Dayne Zorko, Charlie Cameron, Michael Walters and Shane Edwards - I doubt defence will be a key focus during this game, so it will likely be an attacking free-for-all, which could suit John Longmire's men. Harris Andrews, 32. Carrrn the #AllStars #AFLOrigin https://t.co/AbEk2s1sqo, Wonderful recognition of our emergency services at tonight's @AFL State of Origin Match for Bushfire Relief #weworkasone pic.twitter.com/rNAl0xsVz6, How good is it to see #AFLOrigin back? Advantage, Big V. The next thing I noticed was the All-Stars' defence. The questions have swirled around the AFL Bushfire Appeal as well but Voss believes the match will have full-on intensity. Football would normally be the winner in high scoring thrillers. It was clear that the bushfires have had a widespread affect across many local football communities" Mr Tanner said. How traditional AFL clubs can learn from the 'cocky kids'. Scott Pendlebury and Nat Fyfe each notched 27 touches, while Charlie Cameron kicked three goals for the All Stars. Footy's Harlem Globetrotters put on a spectacle for a good cause. The figure is comprised of: $2.5 million by the AFL, its 18 Clubs and AFL / AFLW players through the AFL Players’ Association. Richmond gun Dustin Martin was named the best on ground for his performance. 1 rank, List manipulation is here to stay, so get used to it, How AFL recruiters are dealing with the COVID curveballs, Each club's list rated, for the short and long term. " Fair to say Mick Malthouse isn't happy with the crowd antics and the wave happening around the ground.Is it too boring on field or is it just a bit of fun at the footy? Scott Lycett, 22. Still not convinced it needs the ‘State of Origin’ attached to it to make it this awesome, but whatever. Look around the room here and you see people chatting from all different clubs and they put their colours down for the weekend to come out and play for a great cause.”, Full-time: Victoria 24.10 (154) – All Stars 15.18 (108). A one-off AFL State of Origin match to raise funds for bushfire relief will see Victoria take on the All-Stars in the first men’s representative fixture since the 150th anniversary game in 2008. Forget the asterisk - this flag will have an exclamation mark, 'Like watching perfection': An oral history of Essendon's 2000 season, Part 5, How a pear-shaped novelty became the Grand Final stage, Pass or fail? This is a game of football. As we saw on Friday night, preseason is probably the best spot for it, but multiple matches can't really be played. Rugby League may own the concept these days, but it was Aussie Rules that actually invented State of Origin and it’s back for a special cause this Friday night!. Marcus Bontempelli, 8. Who wins AFL State of Origin, and why? New to Kayo? Bloody knee injuries to star players – awful luck. Brodie Smith, 38. Round Table: Why aren't the Power being taken seriously? Bring it out for special occasions. Victoria scored nine goals in the final quarter to just two behinds for the All Stars as they ran away with the 46-point win. This is also known as Online Behavioural Advertising. Shane Edwards and Bachar Houli of Richmond will face each other in the State of Origin game. Niall Seewang: I see the Vics winning this one, not because their squad is significantly stronger than the All-Stars' -- I mean, there's champions across every line in both teams -- but because they'll have more motivation on the night due to the fact they're representing their state. Perhaps things would be different if South Australia or Western Australia was involved. The reigning Coleman medallist Jeremy Cameron and Tom Lynch are perhaps the best two key forwards in the game right now, and with talent like Toby Greene and Tom Papley at their feet, a big score could be posted. Saying that though, Victoria is also bursting with talent, especially through the midfield, and with more to play for, should win in a free-flowing shootout. This contest was not about that, but it meant the home side was left badly exposed at times through the guts of the ground. New to Kayo? They even delivered a Mexican wave in the third quarter.