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Terrific contest all the same - old school.

Not convinced with the Cats ... whoever they play in the Prelim will test them. 

As for the Hawks ... they'll have enough trouble getting over the Doggies and then (probably) Sydney awaits.

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6 minutes ago, Forest Demon said:

Bittersweet. As soon I grin that Hawthorn lost, I quickly remember Geelong are through to a prelim. 

 

My sentiments exactly.
Fork 'em both.

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10 minutes ago, Forest Demon said:

Hawks have to beat Doggies at the G, and then travel to Sydney to play the Swans or GWS, just to make the granny. They are in strife.

One can but hope. 

They all looked as if they had been robbed. Not quiet enough help from their maggot mates. 

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They've never had to play in a Sydney final in 3 seasons, I think they've also been lucky to avoid Kangas at the MCG in the last two seasons who I think would have had a big scrappy fight with them in a final. They played a Freo who had survived on scrappy wins for an entire second half of a season last year who's only tactic was FYFE. This year I think it is probably too much. Go Dogs!

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There are a lot of old foggies on both lists.This was enough for the Dhorks to beat most lesser experienced sides during the year but not enough to overcome the Fat Cats tonight.I don't see either getting much further.

On a brighter note, saw again that spuds remain spuds, Frawley showing the height of his limitations, Fitzpatrick proving that he's maybe a one kick wonder.

 

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15 minutes ago, Fork 'em said:

Geelongs only tactic is Dangerfield.

 

To be fair, the move of Guthrie into the middle was a winner & turned the game.

Not only did he get a bit of the ball but he opened things up for Selwood & Danger...

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I get a bit tired of listening to Bruce rabbit on about "Cyril" but it got me googling his draft year of 2007.

A rather good year by the look of things except for one stand out failure pick at 4. Is it any wonder we do not have a decent collection of senior players.

Cale Morton, Jack Grimes and Adam Marric, Kyle Cheney and Tom Mc Namara were our picks. Not even one out of four were a success. Thank the stars that we now seem to be doing better but it shows the baggage we carry.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_AFL_draft

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22 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

I get a bit tired of listening to Bruce rabbit on about "Cyril" but it got me googling his draft year of 2007.

A rather good year by the look of things except for one stand out failure pick at 4. Is it any wonder we do not have a decent collection of senior players.

Cale Morton, Jack Grimes and Adam Marric, Kyle Cheney and Tom Mc Namara were our picks. Not even one out of four were a success. Thank the stars that we now seem to be doing better but it shows the baggage we carry.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_AFL_draft

i'd consider kyle cheney a success. not a great success but a success none the less (but not for us :lol:)

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

I get a bit tired of listening to Bruce rabbit on about "Cyril" but it got me googling his draft year of 2007.

A rather good year by the look of things except for one stand out failure pick at 4. Is it any wonder we do not have a decent collection of senior players.

Cale Morton, Jack Grimes and Adam Marric, Kyle Cheney and Tom Mc Namara were our picks. Not even one out of four were a success. Thank the stars that we now seem to be doing better but it shows the baggage we carry.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_AFL_draft

You listed five. Who was the success?

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If Hawthorn manage to get past the dogs and win in sydney then manage to pull off another GF win then I cant help but admire them, however next weeks game against the dogs will be so tough. Im  not sure weather the cats could beat the swans in a GF.  Isaac Smith's previous 11 scoring shots in finals were all goals, Im not sure if it was because of the moment but I felt he should have kicked that. But what a great game and I almost feel we need to see these 2 teams back in the GF just to have a sequel. Lat year the cats missed the 8 they draft dangerfield and suddenly they are in a prelim.

I hope tonight Adelaide thrash the roos and send them out massive losers. 

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Watching the replay as I couldn't watch the game live.

Hodges free kick behind the play and then 50m for abuse that gifted Selwood a goal was literally the difference between the teams. Was amazingly undisciplined.

I bet we never hear anything of it though. Doesn't fit into the narrative that overlooks the sniping and countless undisciplined things he's done on and off the field.

 

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No words can describe my satisfaction at seeing the cocky, we can do what we like Hawks and still win, lose after the siren.  And in particular, Cyril, Hodge, Lewis and Mitchell. The born to win in your face abuse and jumper punches, the off ball sniping, the back chat to the umps was all there on display. Having said that lets hope they don't go much further.  They have the cattle but have they lost their edge? They did only lose by a kick.  On another matter, Guthrie  has become a terrific player and a real ball magnet.  Danger is a great player but Guthrie is getting there. 

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15 minutes ago, The heart beats true said:

Watching the replay as I couldn't watch the game live.

Hodges free kick behind the play and then 50m for abuse that gifted Selwood a goal was literally the difference between the teams. Was amazingly undisciplined.

I bet we never hear anything of it though. Doesn't fit into the narrative that overlooks the sniping and countless undisciplined things he's done on and off the field.

 

 

Yep, you could see he had clearly lost the plot for a little while, all he wanted to do was get back at Selwood, he had no focus on the footy at all...very costly! I love Hodge BTW, but that was a big moment. Reckon Clarko would have let him know too!

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56 minutes ago, demonstone said:

Just goes to show that there are three types of people in this world.  Those who can add up and those who can't.

Only saw Tom Mc Namara after I posted the link. At pick 66 I am prepared to forgive the selectors for that one !

Tom McNamara (born 29 April 1990) is an Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League (AFL). Taken at pick number 66 by the Melbourne Demons in the 2007 AFL National Draft, McNamara plays as a tall defender. He was recruited from South Adelaide, and was an AIS/AFL Academy graduate. He was the youngest player selected in the draft.[1] McNamara made his debut in 2009 and played three games for the season, but at the end of the following season, having failed to play a game in 2010, McNamara was delisted by Melbourne. He was, however, subsequently redrafted by the Demons in the Rookie Draft, only months later.[2] McNamara played only one senior match in 2011 and was again delisted at season's end.

Just had a look at 2008.... at least with Watts at 1 and Jetta at 51, we got two out of 5 which is probably a pass in the world of drafting.

Not sure what mark I would give 2009..... Scully, Trengrove etc but it does have Gawn at 34:)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_AFL_draft#2009_national_draft

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1 hour ago, hemingway said:

No words can describe my satisfaction at seeing the cocky, we can do what we like Hawks and still win, lose after the siren.  And in particular, Cyril, Hodge, Lewis and Mitchell. The born to win in your face abuse and jumper punches, the off ball sniping, the back chat to the umps was all there on display. Having said that lets hope they don't go much further.   

Also take a look at the smug 'We are going to win. This is almost like falling off a log, it's that easy' smile that Smith had on his face as he was about to kick for goal.

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