It's been a BIG WEEK IN FOOTBALL, or so they say. But what exactly have they been saying this week?
What have the Pies been training?
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley revealed during his press conference this week that the Pies will be adding in a skills-focused session each week in the hope to fix up the consistent mistakes made on-field.
So what the eff have we been doing in the other three sessions during the week? Ffs 🤦♀️ https://t.co/D4LTX6YX2y
— Paige Cardona (@paigecardona) May 28, 2021
Focus on footy please
The responses were exactly what you'd expect.
"The problem was that Stevens took it personally" pic.twitter.com/OtuUh4DAtZ
— n 1 c k (@nicksplitter) May 26, 2021
How do we feel about Holman?
Most fans chose to commend the common sense approach, while others chose to look at the inconsistency.
See, now we don’t know whether to be happy that it was overturned or angry that he was suspended in the first place.
— Ron I Am (@4NonRons) May 25, 2021
Lachie Plowman's suspension officially official
After losing their appeal earlier in the week to have Lachie Plowman's controversial rough conduct suspension thrown out, Carlton took to the AFL appeals board in a last ditch attempt to overturn the decision.
After a marathon sitting, it was determined that the suspension would indeed be officially upheld.
Some fans definitely didn't hold back in their thoughts on the decision.
AFL in 2022 pic.twitter.com/ZRn0UR56ik
— Daniel Edwards (@Daniel_0124) May 27, 2021
St Kilda "swing the axe"
After Saints coach Brett Ratten threatened big changes coming for their clash against the bottom of the table Kangaroos, the club responded in a way that wouldn't signal the same intent, omitting the big names of... Jack Bytel and Jack Lonie.
And the Saints fans weren't much pleased about it.
— Sir Cheesingtonz (@jakenotaro) May 27, 2021
Simply too much for some
While we're on the Saints, they were absolutely were slaughtered to approximately A TON OF POINTS by the Western Bulldogs last Saturday night, and for some fans, it appears there were more interesting things to focus on, but not sure there could have been a much more cutting response than this one, from The Front Bar and comedian Sam Pang.
— The Front Bar (@thefrontbar7) May 27, 2021
Ben's Bombers' Beer Bungle
The MRO might look at the intent in this one.
— Ryan Long (@ryanlong1297) May 23, 2021
Apparently the beer "was pretty warm anyway."
— 7AFL (@7AFL) May 27, 2021
Speaking of "intent" ...
After the umpire initially didn't deem anything wrong with Nick Murray's handball to the boundary line late in Adelaide's tight one-point upset win over the undefeated Demons, the AFL - as they do - conducted a further look into the decision and found that the call should have been a deliberate out of bounds, resulting in a Melbourne free-kick to potentially win the game.
Cue *total shock* from the fans on social media.
— Gil McLachlan CEO (@NOTGilMclachlan) May 24, 2021
Wonder what we're going to see next week?