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3 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Don't think those GWS boys were thinking "oh well, we're just a franchise".

Brisbane, Adelaide and West Coast were all clubs created out of thin air in the same way GWS and GCS were, but I don't see anyone wailing about the success they've had.  The vitriol towards GWS is based on nothing but envy and I reckon it's childish.

They should have a little finals pain first. Like every other club has. 

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Just now, titan_uranus said:

First team to make the GF from outside the top 4.

Also the first Victorian team to win two interstate finals in the same year.

Also the first year neither team who won the QF and had the week off made the GF. Whether that's a coincidence with the Round 23 bye) or not will be debated, I'm sure.

We will definitely need a bigger sample size. Keep the bye for another year or two for more of the emerging clubs... And science :]

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Great result. Cannot believe how loud I was getting riding the Doggies home. I love the Swannies, but will be barracking loud for a Doggies win next weekend. At last, a GF with someone to really barrack for. 

And I am so relieved Scully is not playing in a GF. Seeing him moutning off, getting loose balls on the outside, and palying for that horrible synthetic GWS.

 

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4 minutes ago, McQueen said:

Gee whiz I feel for Bob Murphy.

In the AFL system for so long and in the year he's recovering from a knee injury, whilst Captain, the Dogs make the GF.

Must be mixed feelings like I couldn't understand.

I'm in Japan right now so am not watching the game on the telly - either there was a heart wrenching interview with Bob, ir you've just shown yourself to be an incredibly compassionate man Steve. A credit to you.

please take note however that you're in a distinct minority in DL and you'll get found out at some point...

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3 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Don't think those GWS boys were thinking "oh well, we're just a franchise".

Brisbane, Adelaide and West Coast were all clubs created out of thin air in the same way GWS and GCS were, but I don't see anyone wailing about the success they've had.  The vitriol towards GWS is based on nothing but envy and I reckon it's childish.

Great post. I also don't get the whole having to support another Melbourne team in the GF. Sydney all the way for me. From there originally and cannot stand the media carry on about the Dogs injuries - every team has them FFS. You would think they have only 22 fit players on their list. 25 if you include the umpires. 

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1 minute ago, Maldonboy38 said:

Great result. Cannot believe how loud I was getting riding the Doggies home. I love the Swannies, but will be barracking loud for a Doggies win next weekend. At last, a GF with someone to really barrack for. 

And I am so relieved Scully is not playing in a GF. Seeing him moutning off, getting loose balls on the outside, and palying for that horrible synthetic GWS.

 

He's the king of cheap balls out the back and idiotic kicks to no one down the corridor. I don't know why the media fawn over him.

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Amazing resilience by the dogs. Twice they looked like getting rolled over in the second half. They found something when dog tired to snuff out the GWS running machine. 

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3 minutes ago, Maldonboy38 said:

Great result. Cannot believe how loud I was getting riding the Doggies home. I love the Swannies, but will be barracking loud for a Doggies win next weekend. At last, a GF with someone to really barrack for. 

 

Save it for when we are there.

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9 minutes ago, Sylvia Saint said:

Gotta love the Doggies.

Personally I think we've got a long way to go to matching them. Sure they didn't win every week in 2016 but one thing they did give every week was 100% effort. No way this mob would have dropped games against Essendon, Carlton the way we did. They are a credit to themselves. We have a lot to learn from them.

Yes we do. A long way behind

in the head. 

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11 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Don't think those GWS boys were thinking "oh well, we're just a franchise".

Brisbane, Adelaide and West Coast were all clubs created out of thin air in the same way GWS and GCS were, but I don't see anyone wailing about the success they've had.  The vitriol towards GWS is based on nothing but envy and I reckon it's childish.

I'm not sure that objecting to a grossly unequal system is 'envy'.

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Just now, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

I'm not sure that objecting to a grossly unequal system is 'envy'.

It had to be unequal unless the AFL wanted to create a team that was uncompetitive for a decade.  Even with the concessions, they wouldn't be where they are without being well-run, though, and that's what everyone is envious about.  

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7 minutes ago, Akum said:

This will be massive for the western suburbs.

The best thing since ice!

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10 minutes ago, Clintosaurus said:

Great post. I also don't get the whole having to support another Melbourne team in the GF. Sydney all the way for me. From there originally and cannot stand the media carry on about the Dogs injuries - every team has them FFS. You would think they have only 22 fit players on their list. 25 if you include the umpires. 

GW$ were created for TV ratings

They have been given every advantage

Hate does not have to be envy

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3 minutes ago, Nasher said:

It had to be unequal unless the AFL wanted to create a team that was uncompetitive for a decade.  Even with the concessions, they wouldn't be where they are without being well-run, though, and that's what everyone is envious about.  

That was called Brisbane Bears.

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17 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Don't think those GWS boys were thinking "oh well, we're just a franchise".

Brisbane, Adelaide and West Coast were all clubs created out of thin air in the same way GWS and GCS were, but I don't see anyone wailing about the success they've had.  The vitriol towards GWS is based on nothing but envy and I reckon it's childish.

Maybe if you played and invented Trugo during your work break , then had it stolen by others and syndicated you would get the idea.Maybe you are from a generation that sees corporate control as the norm.

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14 minutes ago, Maldonboy38 said:

Great result. Cannot believe how loud I was getting riding the Doggies home. I love the Swannies, but will be barracking loud for a Doggies win next weekend. At last, a GF with someone to really barrack for. 

And I am so relieved Scully is not playing in a GF. Seeing him moutning off, getting loose balls on the outside, and palying for that horrible synthetic GWS.

 

I love the Swannies too but I'll be barracking for the Dogs next week, something I never thought I'd do after being persecuted in Sunshine for following the Demons from the 1958 Grand Final loss instead of the Bulldogs.

 

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4 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

GW$ were created for TV ratings

They have been given every advantage

Hate does not have to be envy

Simple hate and bad wishes eternally.i share the sentiment .No issue from me .

Same here for the plastics.

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20 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Don't think those GWS boys were thinking "oh well, we're just a franchise".

Brisbane, Adelaide and West Coast were all clubs created out of thin air in the same way GWS and GCS were, but I don't see anyone wailing about the success they've had.  The vitriol towards GWS is based on nothing but envy and I reckon it's childish.

To an extent I agree, but some of the concessions require examination now before Frankenstein gets out of control, e.g. discounts on academy selections, Riverina zone etc.

But this is the Dogs' moment and they've just parked that debate until next year. Would be an unbelievable achievement if they can go one step further.

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2 minutes ago, dieter said:

I hate the way GWS have 'Thugged' their way. It reeks of old school Sheedy thuggery and concomitant atrocities and I'm proud that the Dogs withstood it and won. Get Thugged, Mumford and co, you are a bunch of troglodyte morons.

Yep, was on the treadmill watching their tactics in the first quarter and my blood was boiling. Clearly going out of their way to take Dogs players out of the game.

Great to see it fail in the long run.

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