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Re: AFL 2017

Post by lardbucket on Sun 27 Aug 2017, 12:17

Melbourne fans must be absolutely spewing after their team's 'effort' this weekend.

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Re: AFL 2017

Post by Fred Nerk on Sun 27 Aug 2017, 12:26

lardbucket wrote:
Fred Nerk wrote:Watched Dogs-Tiges and followed the scores in the corner from Cats-TS's.....uncanny how the two games were in perfect tandem until 10 mins into the last quarter, then the Bulldogs kept coming and Geelong didn't. It was hard to avoid concluding that I was seeing the difference between a real contender and a bogus one)

although this was also posted by you in May

It's hard to understand what happened to the Bulldogs this year ... did they really deteriorate that much, or did they just fluke a golden patch right at the end of last year? I'm thinking a little of both.

You win some, you lose some. Alternatively, if a blind squirrel staggers around an oak forest for long enough he's bound to find an acorn now and again, even if he falls over it. I also called then uncalled Freo, and in hindsight my first thought was best.

Hawthorn did 'smarten up' to some extent but lost to Carlton anyway.

I've just about given up waiting for the Swans to run out of steam according to the 'slow start - slower finish' theory, that a team that has to chase the season through the middle invariably comes to grief at the business end.

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Re: AFL 2017

Post by lardbucket on Sun 27 Aug 2017, 13:11

This year I simply have no confidence in picking winners at all.

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Re: AFL 2017

Post by horace on Sun 27 Aug 2017, 13:14

Expect us to not progress too far. Still after 0-6 it has proved to be a joyous season for bloods fans.

The tiger supporting ex Mrs H rang earlier and advised me to take a look at the ladder. If the Tigers bomb out she will be furious with me as if it is somehow my fault (this will be compounded when she asks wtf is Skully?). 

The Tigers losing will be bad for me but it will be far worse if they win the whole shebang.
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Post by lardbucket on Sun 27 Aug 2017, 13:16

You should knock Essendon out easily in your next match, at home 'n all.

And Port should knock the Weagles out in Adelaide, though strange things happen in September.

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Re: AFL 2017

Post by skully on Sun 27 Aug 2017, 13:20

Hopefully Buddy's excellent recent form holds in the first of the Blood's sudden death run towards the Flag.
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Re: AFL 2017

Post by horace on Sun 27 Aug 2017, 13:45

The four matches all look interesting.

Bloods v Drug cheats will be a close heart stopper. I just hope that flog Goddard stuffs up again and we just get over the line. 

Expect that Mitchell will organise the Weasels to easily account for the Power in a shock.

Irritated by having their home final moved to the G I expect the Cats to get over the Tigers. My phone will be turned off for days.

In a real shock the Giants will flog the Crows.
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Re: AFL 2017

Post by horace on Sun 27 Aug 2017, 13:49

skully wrote:Hopefully Buddy's excellent recent form holds in the first of the Blood's sudden death run towards the Flag.

Skully if you didn't see the game have a look at Buddy's ten goals on the AFL or Swans website. Extraordinary and great fun. The man is a joy to watch when on fire and he makes me laugh every time I watch him.

btw commiserations Fred and Nath - both your clubs will bounce back next year.
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Re: AFL 2017

Post by Red on Sun 27 Aug 2017, 13:54

Quite an interesting last round. The first round of the finals looks tantalising in some ways.

Was happy to see my team DEErail the DEES in what was a DEElightful DEEsaster for them.
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Re: AFL 2017

Post by Fred Nerk on Sun 27 Aug 2017, 15:06

Winner Crows v Giants will play in the GF. Loser will not be required PF weekend.

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Re: AFL 2017

Post by horace on Sun 27 Aug 2017, 21:21

This Tiger fan on the B Footy site has posted the following JGKesque woof. He must have sat at the foot of the master. I really think JGK should do the right thing and place a lobster or two on the Cats.




"The last time Richmond defeated Geelong was in 2006.

The last time Richmond defeated Geelong at the MCG was round 12 1999.

Only a few weeks ago, Geelong without their FF and Captain. Still won!

Geelong is the only side Damien Hardwick has never defeated as coach. 

The last time Richmond won a Final on September 8th was in 1928.

Geelong hold the greatest ever winning margin against Richmond during this time, when they defeated Richmond 222-65. The worst loss in Richmond's history.

The Tigers have won 1 of the last 21 against Geelong.

Richmond last won a final in 2001, and lastly, in 1995 when Richmond finished third and got the double chance, had their pants pulled down against...Geelong.

The statistics are quite ugly, it's the Ultimate Powerhouse Vs. The Ultimate Underdogs.

As a Richmond supporter, the odds are so stacked against us, we're a knife in a gunfight. But I'll be there, just because ..."
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Re: AFL 2017

Post by horace on Mon 28 Aug 2017, 01:32

lol.  Pondies give figjam a two year contract extension.
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Re: AFL 2017

Post by embee on Mon 28 Aug 2017, 02:51

Interesting

The assistants who are leaving have jobs or offers ...which would suggest they arent entirely useless

(Burns is supposed to be pretty good)

Is Gubby returning?
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Re: AFL 2017

Post by Bradman on Mon 28 Aug 2017, 03:42

The presser reappointing him was almost as comical as Coates'. Still I suppose the results at the end gave them the reason they needed.
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Re: AFL 2017

Post by horace on Mon 28 Aug 2017, 04:48

Bradman wrote:The presser reappointing him was almost as comical as Coates'.  Still I suppose the results at the end gave them the reason they needed.

Yep. 13th out of 18 on the ladder.
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Post by skully on Mon 28 Aug 2017, 06:10

horace wrote:
skully wrote:Hopefully Buddy's excellent recent form holds in the first of the Blood's sudden death run towards the Flag.

Skully if you didn't see the game have a look at Buddy's ten goals on the AFL or Swans website. Extraordinary and great fun. The man is a joy to watch when on fire and he makes me laugh every time I watch him.

btw commiserations Fred and Nath - both your clubs will bounce back next year.

Aye h, it was some sweet goal kicking.
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Re: AFL 2017

Post by horace on Mon 28 Aug 2017, 06:42

In a Trumpian moment Eddiehead said they were "Making Collingwood great again".
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Post by Blackadder on Mon 28 Aug 2017, 08:21

horace wrote:In a Trumpian moment Eddiehead said they were "Making Collingwood great again".

They improved by half a game on the previous season.
Perfectly good justification to give FIGJAM a new Two year deal. lol!

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Re: AFL 2017

Post by Fred Nerk on Mon 28 Aug 2017, 09:14

Maybe he meant 'grate'.

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Post by Red on Mon 28 Aug 2017, 10:13

Disappointing presser - absolutely replete with motherhood statements. Eddie actually does lack courage. He wanted a big name and none were forthcoming. The Hawks overlooked lots of big names who had played for them and were seasoned coaches to select Clarkson. That's why they are successful. Many of their decisions have been seminal in the context of AFL trends.

Tigers can 'steal' this flag. Their biggest challenge will be ensuring their small forwards contribute. Little men around goals can often feel the heat in finals. They have had a soda draw, but have withstood some testing times.

Agree about winner of Crows/GWS getting good pathway to GF.
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Post by Fred Nerk on Mon 28 Aug 2017, 10:19

Eddie is morphing more into Elliott with each passing day....if he ever utters the phrase 'Pig's arse' in public he's as good as gone

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Re: AFL 2017

Post by Nath on Mon 28 Aug 2017, 10:41

Red wrote:
Tigers can 'steal' this flag. Their biggest challenge will be ensuring their small forwards contribute. Little men around goals can often feel the heat in finals. They have had a soda draw, but have withstood some testing times.

and trying not to fall into the trap of bombing it into the forward line vs Geelong. They love that (esp when Hawthorn seem to do it every game)
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Post by Red on Wed 30 Aug 2017, 11:56

Looks like Dusty will remain with the Tigers. Media will probably be disappointed, though they've stretched it out as long as possible.
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Re: AFL 2017

Post by horace on Wed 30 Aug 2017, 23:03

C'mon Embee! Not one word from you about your Tigers making top four. Give us your thoughts on this and the Tigers' prospects in the Finals.
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Re: AFL 2017

Post by embee on Thu 31 Aug 2017, 02:38

Lid on , h
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