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I'm more excited for the fact that Melbourne had the previous coaches for both of the finalists. Roos set Sydney up and they have been strong for a decade. McCartney instilled a base that enabled Beveridge to come in and take them to finals in first year and  the grand final in second. Hopefully they've set Melbourne up so that we have sustained success, and allows Goodwin to take us to a grand final in 2018.

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42 minutes ago, Gundogmillionaire said:

I'm more excited for the fact that Melbourne had the previous coaches for both of the finalists. Roos set Sydney up and they have been strong for a decade. McCartney instilled a base that enabled Beveridge to come in and take them to finals in first year and  the grand final in second. Hopefully they've set Melbourne up so that we have sustained success, and allows Goodwin to take us to a grand final in 2018.

Getting to a GF for teams like MFC and the Bulldogs involves a lot of luck. We are a long way from finals success from a list perspective..... whether we then have the luck who knows.

Ask me again when we don't lose to a Carlton (first win in nine games) when we have a possible finals berth riding on the result.

Good Luck Dogs.... they will need it

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Coaches Luke Beveridge and John Longmire do their best to ignore the object of the ambitions - the AFL cup.

If I was a swannies supporter I wouldn't be impressed having the dogs colours on both sides of the cup!!! 

Surely it can't be a mistake...AFL letting its prejudices show, again?

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7 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Coaches Luke Beveridge and John Longmire do their best to ignore the object of the ambitions - the AFL cup.

If I was a swannies supporter I wouldn't be impressed having the dogs colours on both sides of the cup!!! 

Surely it can't be a mistake...AFL letting its prejudices show, again?

John Longmire looks excited!

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1 hour ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Coaches Luke Beveridge and John Longmire do their best to ignore the object of the ambitions - the AFL cup.

If I was a swannies supporter I wouldn't be impressed having the dogs colours on both sides of the cup!!! 

Surely it can't be a mistake...AFL letting its prejudices show, again?

Some goose decided we'll put both teams colours on both sides.

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7 hours ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

It was correct mate but not it's not still on, I had :

Coleman : Kennedy @ $2.75

RS : Oliver @ $10

Brownlow : Danger @ $9

Flag : Dogs @ $12.50

x $10 outlay = $30,937

 

Would of been nice.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing....

Next year I will take a few each way and mix it up. Need to have at least 3 options for the flag.

 

Geez you weren't all that far off mate. Good bet, and good plan for next year.

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Want the doggies to win but think Sydney are just too good. As living in the west, worked at the dogs and have lots of mates support them it's the closest feeling I've had to being some what emotionally invested in a grand final game (was only 5 when I went to the 2000 GF)  Makes me crave for our boys to have success and I can't even begin to imagine what I'd be like when that day comes. 

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19 hours ago, Is Dom Is Good said:

Dogs will keep the momentum rolling and win by 11 points with Bontempelli to kick the winner.

It was that bast*#d Bontempelli who kicked the winning goal against us at docklands in his first season, ba#%ard!

But I still hope the Doggies win it, but unfortunately I don't think they will.

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18 hours ago, Flamingdees said:

Tipping the swans to win easily. The dogs sort of remind me of the Dee's in 2000. Having said that no one was going to beat Essendon that year. 

Yes but the Swans won't smash the best young Doggies forward in the throat, early in the game, sending him off to hospital, or nearly paralyze the Doggies ruckman, when he is bending down trying to pick up the ball, with one of the hardest and dirtiest hits to the head, I have ever seen.

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1 hour ago, 1 red eye 1 blue eye said:

Some goose decided we'll put both teams colours on both sides.

Continuing success story: the Swans after the 2016 grand final parade.

Someone must have realised the problem - this is the cup after the parade!

 

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I shook Bontempelli's hand at school just before the draft. I said " Marcus, good luck in the draft and I hope you have a great career."   He said " Thank you sir " I will take substantial credit if he lifts the cup on Saturday afternoon.

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56 minutes ago, armstrong35 said:

Want the doggies to win but think Sydney are just too good. As living in the west, worked at the dogs and have lots of mates support them it's the closest feeling I've had to being some what emotionally invested in a grand final game (was only 5 when I went to the 2000 GF)  Makes me crave for our boys to have success and I can't even begin to imagine what I'd be like when that day comes. 

Let me tell you, after supporting the Dees for all of my 48 years, there is no such thing as "when"

For us, it's still no more than hope.

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Clayton Oliver our sprinter in GF sprint. Hunt and other quicks must be away on holiday or Clayton wanted free ticket to the game. 

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1 hour ago, pineapple dee said:

I shook Bontempelli's hand at school just before the draft. I said " Marcus, good luck in the draft and I hope you have a great career."   He said " Thank you sir " I will take substantial credit if he lifts the cup on Saturday afternoon.

So there are a few of us marcellin boys on here...

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I have quite a few Dogs supporting, close mates. The emotion they're showing is absolutely remarkable and completely absorbing.

Hard not to be a Son of the West tomorrow.

Go Doggies.

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So hopeful the Dogs win. It'll be a victory for all foundation clubs who have had to fight significant disadvantages in a competition focused on making the big clubs bigger and the interstate clubs richer. 

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Praise Bevo!

Geez I hope the Dogs get it done tomorrow.

 

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1 hour ago, 45HG said:

Praise Bevo!

Geez I hope the Dogs get it done tomorrow.

 

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I had a vague recollection that he'd played for the MFC, wasn't sure if it was right though.  42 MFC games, 31 Footscray games and 45 St. Kilda games - a true journeyman.

On a totally unrelated note, how come whenever you type a footballer's name in to Google, the first suggested search is always "xxx yyy wife"? It's just sad that that search is so common that it's the first suggestion.  So, so many losers out there.

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4 minutes ago, Nasher said:

I had a vague recollection that he'd played for the MFC, wasn't sure if it was right though.  42 MFC games, 31 Footscray games and 45 St. Kilda games - a true journeyman.

On a totally unrelated note, how come whenever you type a footballer's name in to Google, the first suggested search is always "xxx yyy wife"? It's just sad that that search is so common that it's the first suggestion.  So, so many losers out there.

Maybe more of a concern that your first search into the Internet results in "xxx" and "wife."

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14 hours ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

It was correct mate but not it's not still on, I had :

Coleman : Kennedy @ $2.75

RS : Oliver @ $10

Brownlow : Danger @ $9

Flag : Dogs @ $12.50

x $10 outlay = $30,937

 

Would of been nice.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing....

Next year I will take a few each way and mix it up. Need to have at least 3 options for the flag.

 

The punt giveth and the punt taketh away :)

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Watching the replay of Hawks vs Geelong from way back in the 80s.  One thing that stands out for me is that kicking skills, and in particular kicking for goal, have declined sharply since that era. 

The umpiring was much better then as well. 

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9 hours ago, jumbo returns said:

The punt giveth and the punt taketh away :)

This year it giveth a 4K 65inch tv.

But yes.....sometimes years I don't get any gifts.

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Was all over the Dogs to go all the way before last weekend, but the ease of Swans dispatch of Geelong and the emotional rollercoaster of the Dogs last gasp over Giants points to a blowout today. Swans in a second half canter. 

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