Tuesday Talking Points

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Tuesday Talking Points

Mabior’s form rolls on

The NAB AFL Under 18 Championship may have ended a couple of weeks ago, but Mabior Chol’s form hasn’t. The big fella booted six majors in Yeronga’s win over Burleigh on Saturday. He’s tall, he is athletic, he wins the footy in the air and on the ground; he is the perfect prototype for an AFL footballer in 2016.

Home away from home 

Friday night at Morningside saw the reunion of their trailblazing 1965 premiership team, but the celebrations didn’t stop there. Most backed up the next day to watch the current crop of Panthers players take on Sandgate. There was one special onlooker though, at a place that’s become very special to him. Jack Esplen sat and watched Morningside get the job done, at the oval named after him. Here he is below with Councilor Shayne Sutton.

CJnfqRnUcAAFYNaPhoto: Greg Parker – Queensland Footy Forensics

Old-school for Andrews

Throw out the rule book on what coaches should be doing these days, Broadbeach coach Brett Andrews is going back to what he knows works. None of these scheduled rotations over three minutes, A swapping with B, C resting for four minutes at a designated time, if someone needs to go on off the bench, they go on when needed, and if someone isn’t playing well, they sit on the pine. As Broadbeach are the only team to knock off Labrador this year, maybe it could become a trend in the QAFL?

Law introduced to the big stage

It’s been a big year for 17-year-old Shaleise Law, but this weekend, it’s about to get bigger. Already this year, the small forward from South Toowoomba was apart of the Queensland Youth Girls Team who finished second at the 2015 nationals, gaining All-Australian selection for her efforts. This Saturday, she takes the next step, making her senior debut for the Queensland Women’s team in their game against NSW/ACT at Blacktown.

Football royalty at Surfers

Last Sunday, Surfers Paradise hosted a Motor Neuron Disease fundraiser, and those in attendance were in the presence of footballing royalty. Essendon legend Terry Daniher, brother of Neale who suffers from MND, was guest speaker, and according to the track watchers there, was absolutely sensational behind the mic. A fantastic day was had by all, and most importantly, the club raised some valuable funds towards finding a cure. Well played, Surfers.

Young guns up in lights

After the Queensland took out the NAB AFL Under 16 National Championships on the weekend, joining the 18s in clean sweeping the champions in both age groups, they have been the talk of the town. Queensland footy is in good shape at the moment, numbers are growing, the talent pool is widening, and the players are putting it in action. Check out the boys hitting the big time in the Courier Mail today.

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