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19 minutes ago, Dante said:

Boyd was great, Johannisen absolutely butchered the ball today but got plenty of it, Picken was very good, but Kennedy was just sensational.

 

He was brilliant in the second half 

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4 minutes ago, praha said:

On top of that, that you can't win a flag from outside the top 8.

Digging through threads on bigfooty, I got hounded when I said you can't understate the pressure and skill of finals football, that ANYONE can win it if they believe they can.

It is hard to win a premiership when you don't make the finals.

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Watching Eddie on Foxtel dragging Collingwood into the conversation. Shut up - it's not about you!!!!

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They were favourites for the spoon last season, premiers 18 months later. Hopefully makes the footy world, and Melbourne in particular, realise it doesn't take the better part of a decade to rebuild a quality side.

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The Doggies have just destroyed a whole bunch of assumptions. Winning from 7th, with a huge injury list, not a glamour club, and with a solid list of non-stars, with only a few exceptions. This game is as much about collective psychology ('buy-in', if you wanna call it that) as anything. It's truly a TEAM game, and they've just proved the essence of it.

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3 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

What about poor old Bob Murphy?

Bwahaha!! Bwahaha!

Bit out of order BBO

Heart and soul of Doggieland. A FAIR and Best player. 

Naughty bin for you

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Amazing game, I was dark on the dishlickers earlier in the week after the VFL GF but that was well done today- ....

 

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14 minutes ago, Tony Tea said:

I hope Egan understands Clarko Footy.

Clarko footy will be surpassed soon enough. Footy has phases and generations. There was Roos/Lyon footy. Then there was Bomber footy. Then there was Clarkson/Beveridge footy. What next? Let's hope Goodwin footy.

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5 hours ago, Rod Grinter Riot Squad said:

The head tells me I am crazy, but genuinely think the Dogs will win this by about 20 points. If they are within 3 goals at quarter time they will win it. Am also tipping some Buddy inaccuracy will burn the swans and Johanison (sp?) to get Coleman

Wow!!!!

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We all know BBo is a [censored].

Bob Murph is a great bloke and deserves the accolade he never got.Which doesn't make any snese.

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38 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

So it's official.

Dees the longest between flags !! :(

Great game Pups. You wanted it. A fantastic game.Woof

And if Cronulla win tomorrow night I will have the double - Parramatta will have the longest drought - currently 30 years. One of them better win it soon.

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10 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

What about poor old Bob Murphy?

Bwahaha!! Bwahaha!

What a weak [censored] of a thing to say. Guess you must be jelous.

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3 minutes ago, Biffen said:

We all know BBo is a [censored].

Bob Murph is a great bloke and deserves the accolade he never got.Which doesn't make any snese.

Heard Matt Suckling interviewed on MMM just before. Sounded pretty flat but he does have one from Hawthorn to keep him warm.

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3 minutes ago, Clintosaurus said:

Heard Matt Suckling interviewed on MMM just before. Sounded pretty flat but he does have one from Hawthorn to keep him warm.

2. 2014, 2015. He will be OK.

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7 minutes ago, Clintosaurus said:

Heard Matt Suckling interviewed on MMM just before. Sounded pretty flat but he does have one from Hawthorn to keep him warm.

I'm very happy that Suckling didn't win another flag.

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22 minutes ago, Webber said:

The Doggies have just destroyed a whole bunch of assumptions. Winning from 7th, with a huge injury list, not a glamour club, and with a solid list of non-stars, with only a few exceptions. This game is as much about collective psychology ('buy-in', if you wanna call it that) as anything. It's truly a TEAM game, and they've just proved the essence of it.

I think the winning from 7th was the general bye with all clubs having a rest.  Changed the dynamics of the finals and took way the advantage of the weeks rest. Interesting do see how it plays out next year.

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Didn't see that coming.

Brad Johnson gave Johannisen 3 votes.

Carey didn't give him a vote in top three.

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A lot of things changed today. The pre-finals bye makes the GF accessible by the entire top 8. The old days of the coach being separated from the players was dying but was put to the sword today - Beveridge relates to the players as players, and embraces the emotional part of the game. You do not need a star to win a flag - you need sacrificial team footy. Cometti retires so commentary becomes less exciting and articulate.  

 

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16 minutes ago, Maldonboy38 said:

A lot of things changed today. The pre-finals bye makes the GF accessible by the entire top 8.

 

The bye has certainly changed the dynamic of the 8.  First year its ever happened and the 7th placed team won the flag.

That is a great thing.

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4 hours ago, Biffen said:

Tippet and Buddy should have worn sequined mini-skirts like the prostitutes they are.

Ouch !!!  Good call though

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It is not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of fight in the dog.

How great is it to see the Dogs get up.

I have seldom enjoyed a GF so much

It gives me hope for all the small clubs in the future.

Dreams can come true.

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16 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

The bye has certainly changed the dynamic of the 8.  First year its ever happened and the 7th placed team won the flag.

That is a great thing.

Yes i wasn't a fan originally

but was wrong. Anyone should have a chance in the 8

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1 hour ago, A F said:

Clarko footy will be surpassed soon enough. Footy has phases and generations. There was Roos/Lyon footy. Then there was Bomber footy. Then there was Clarkson/Beveridge footy. What next? Let's hope Goodwin footy.

I hope you are right. But I also think Clarko footy is a step in the evolution of the game, not a transient phase.

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