AFL news 2022: Best On Ground show, Fox Footy, retired players think they can still play, video, Nathan Buckley, how to watch

On this week’s episode of “Best on Ground,” Nathan Buckley chaired a meeting of former greats who had grievances to air. It didn’t end well.

We’ve always believed that former media players secretly (or not so secretly) believed they could still play as well as, or better than, the current crop of AFL talent – now we have proof of that.

During Saturday evening Best on the ground on Fox Footy, cameras got a rare inside look at a monthly meeting involving a select group of AFL greats dubbed “retired players who think they can still play.”

Chaired by Collingwood legend Nathan Buckley, the group included Nick Riewoldt, Nick Dal Santo and Robert DiPierdomenico – a line-up with an extraordinary number of accolades.

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Dal Santo echoed the thoughts of the group and the former commentator fraternity when he admitted: “I’ve watched a lot of footy this year and seen some of the talent there – they’re not so good .

“I know in my heart that I could get 30 kills every week.”

Riewoldt confessed his own view: “No offense to these people, but if I was still playing, I would easily win the Coleman (medal) right now.”

While browsing Fox Footy Studios ahead of his AFL 360 appearance, Richmond superstar Jack Riewoldt wandered into the boardroom by mistake – and perhaps a year too soon.

As Buckley tried to help the band navigate their grievances, the process deteriorated.

Riewoldt – Nick, that is – questioned Buckley’s qualifications for the role of president, and then everything got out of hand.

“Why are we listening to this clown anyway?”

DiPierdomenico didn’t need a second invitation to lash out, saying Buckley was “given the job” as Collingwood’s head coach because of his playing pedigree.

As DiPierdomenico, Riewoldt and Dal Santo tore Buckley apart, the Medal winner Brownlow aired his own mindset.

“You all know if I wanted to I could go out and train tomorrow,” he said.

Ruthlessly reprimanded by the group, Buckley ended the session – with one final message:

“You can all go fuck yourself.”

So, same time next week?

Originally published as ‘You can all fuck off’: Sketch reveals ‘secret’ meeting of angry AFL big names

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