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Absolutely meaningless, boring, pointless football.

I can't wait to see us lose a game tomorrow night so everyone can claim that our season is over before it begins and that Goodwin can't coach. 

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On 27/01/2018 at 8:47 AM, Salems Lot said:

Everyone's negative about this game, I wonder if it will be all negative when we play? I wonder if we win the title some will say its mean much or not, at least Geelong did not win the GF, I hope someone buries Gary into the turf in first bounce breaking his shoulder.

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1 hour ago, Deestroy All said:

Grand final is about to start. 

I heard The Rolling Stones and Beyoncé are the half time entertainment. 

Nope.

 

Its a paper mache Moomba float towed behind a barely disguised Massey Ferguson, with The Seekers playing their old hits, and Zig & Zag mingling with the crowd, and juggling/miming, while providing their usual jocularity.

Ah, AFL, you have no rival when it comes to entertaining the plebs.

 

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3 hours ago, Demon Jack said:

For a game built around fast ball movement and high scoring, this is amazingly...well...boring.

Part of what makes AFL (the original format) great to watch is the build-up and tension created before and after each goal. The excitement of kicking a goal is non existent in this format as play resumes immediately after each score. There's no opportunity to breathe and reflect on what's happened.

Also, I can't say that the BT and JB commentary combo is doing much to boost my enthusiasm.

Someone suggested earlier that it might make a good social game and I tend to agree.  

As a professional spectacle, when compared to AFL football, it’s pretty terrible.  All the manufactured glitz and glamour (silver balls, LEF goal posts and zooper goals) is cringeworthy and grossly over-compensates for a competitive sport that is lacking any sense of competition.

As a game played at the local soccer pitch, with low stakes, limited contact and a bit of fun... it has some potential.

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51 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

Absolutely meaningless, boring, pointless football.

I can't wait to see us lose a game tomorrow night so everyone can claim that our season is over before it begins and that Goodwin can't coach. 

Calling it football gives it some undeserving credibility 'Wise'...

I was going to say it was a form of kick to kick but that's not right either. Lunchtime kick to kick was much more competitive when I was at school and there was always a good hanger or two.

...no, it's kind of like a straight line circle work hybrid of keepings off.

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1 hour ago, Wiseblood said:

Absolutely meaningless, boring, pointless football.

I can't wait to see us lose a game tomorrow night so everyone can claim that our season is over before it begins and that Goodwin can't coach. 

Goodwin isn't coaching, Craig Jennings is. Sack Jennings!

I know it's trendy to hate on it but I thought it was alright. I'll take anything on February 15th. Even these glorified training simulations.

Looking forward to seeing what Spargo, Fritsch and Baker are like.

Petracca better get gastro on Saturday morning.

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What odds will someone give me for Gil coming out and admitting that they got this one completely wrong? That was just an abomination, wasn't it?

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4 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Did anyone else go out and buy a pack of Zooper Doopers?

Sunnyboy 4 life.

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30 minutes ago, Deestroy All said:

Sunnyboy 4 life.

Didn’t get much better than a Sunnyboy. I didn’t mind the odd Milky Freeze either.  

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20 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Didn’t get much better than a Sunnyboy. I didn’t mind the odd Milky Freeze either.  

I liked the oldskool Zooper Doopers from the 80’s, which were half the size and went under the name of Kool Pops.

I was the Kool Pop king. 

This ad explains everything.

 

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It reminds of everything of why i can't watch basketball games. end to end scoring with little competition. 

To play it socially would be okay, thats where the market is overseas.  To watch good awful boring.

Nothing more than the training drills we do at amateur footy.

Lastly how do they make money with advertising to support it, there are no ads during the game time. T20 cricket still get an ad in-between each over to make them tv commercially viable. 

 

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35 minutes ago, Grapeviney said:

I liked the oldskool Zooper Doopers from the 80’s, which were half the size and went under the name of Kool Pops.

I was the Kool Pop king. 

This ad explains everything.

 

Brilliant. I never understood why LSD became prohibited. 

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5 hours ago, Deestroy All said:

Sunnyboy 4 life.

I can totes picture Ethan getting that tattooed across his “6 pack”.

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When do Melbourne play?

I thought the grand final was on last night?

Did I miss something?

Pleeessse Egsplne!

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As entertainment goes - maybe a pass - like basketball, all scoring no defence

As football goes - below a pass

The commentary by Taylor et al - a MASSIVE failure - what a turn off

The AFL's reaction - absolute success (but behind closed doors will be mortified at what was produced)

The presses reaction - absolute success (but behind the AFL's back - most journo will say a failure)

The players/coaches - like obedient children will say absolute success (with their fingers crossed)

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7 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Did anyone else go out and buy a pack of Zooper Doopers?

Already in the Fridge , number one daughter insists. Any alternative?

As for the game I watched about 5 minutes and turned off, the only training drills I am interested are the Dees. Perfect game for those who are not interested in a contest.  

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7 hours ago, leucopogon said:

What odds will someone give me for Gil coming out and admitting that they got this one completely wrong? That was just an abomination, wasn't it?

Not a chance. All we will hear, is what a complete success it was.

 

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13 hours ago, Dappa Dan said:

And yeah, Toumps just looked a touch slow to the punch the whole time.

I cannot fathom how Port re-signed him for yet another season, after only playing 2 games last year.

He'd have to be one of the slowest players in the league, panics under the slightest bit of pressure and is only proficient at 25 metre passes. He does not have one point of difference that makes him a decent AFL player.

How we, or any other club though he was a worthy top 5 selection is staggering.

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