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How does Adelaide NOT finish on top. 

This week is practically a dead rubber to them. No wonder theyre dlicking around.

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8 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

How does Adelaide NOT finish on top. 

This week is practically a dead rubber to them. No wonder theyre dlicking around.

If Adelaide lose and GWS win then they will be second. I believe we need GWS to win because then Adelaide will have to play for first as they will most likely play the tigers. If they finish 2nd then they will play Geelong.

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20 minutes ago, dl4e said:

If Adelaide lose and GWS win then they will be second. I believe we need GWS to win because then Adelaide will have to play for first as they will most likely play the tigers. If they finish 2nd then they will play Geelong.

in all seriousness. Adelaide are a game clear..and much percentage as well. They , the crows could withstand losing to the Weaglles with the leagues highest score  and record margin and STILL  most likely stay above GWS

IGNORE>>>WRONG >>>WRONG>>>>IGNORE  :rolleyes:

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d'oh !!!
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4 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

in all seriousness. Adelaide are a game clear..and much percentage as well. They , the crows could withstand losing to the Weaglles with the leagues highest score  and record margin and STILL  most likely stay above GWS

Half a game clear bb

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3 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Half a game clear bb

Golly...youre right.. I sit/stand corrected... lol

scrub what I said...lol

Giants might struggle though this weekend... @ Geelong...  Blicavs and Tomahawk back in... and the Cats own Umpires !!

but as you say..only the 2 points .. hmmm

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2 hours ago, Deemented Are Go! said:

Or...if we lose AND Essendon lose, you'll be sweating on the WCE v Crows game. (is that right?) :cool:

Definitely, but my attitude all week is if Essendon can't beat Freo at Etihad on Sunday, we hardly deserve to play finals. Especially after dropping the Brisbane game earlier in the year as well.

Yes, it will be disappointing to miss, but no one to blame but ourselves if we don't get there.

If we miss, I'll be comfortable in the knowledge that we aren't good enough yet.

Melbourne winning or losing doesn't effect us making the finals, just final ladder positions [finishing 7th or 8th provided we win].

I really do expect Melbourne to win. Collingwood will have a dip early, but will fade.

I'm hoping Fremantle are the same.

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Greenwood also out for the Crows...

...didn't they say mid year that we were the hardest team they played against...

Dees and Ess are the big losers of a Crows loss to WCE and it is very unlikely Ess will lose.

... can't bare to think of us not winning tomorrow.

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11 minutes ago, Ash35 said:

Definitely, but my attitude all week is if Essendon can't beat Freo at Etihad on Sunday, we hardly deserve to play finals. Especially after dropping the Brisbane game earlier in the year as well.

Yes, it will be disappointing to miss, but no one to blame but ourselves if we don't get there.

No way in hell Essendon miss finals.

Something would be seriously wrong if you blokes can't win by at least 10 goals. Freo are worse than hopeless.

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11 minutes ago, Ash35 said:

Definitely, but my attitude all week is if Essendon can't beat Freo at Etihad on Sunday, we hardly deserve to play finals. Especially after dropping the Brisbane game earlier in the year as well.

Yes, it will be disappointing to miss, but no one to blame but ourselves if we don't get there.

No way in hell Essendon miss finals.

Something would be seriously wrong if you blokes can't win by at least 10 goals. Freo are worse than hopeless.

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14 minutes ago, dl4e said:

It is simple really. We have to beat the filth. I don't think I could put up with the trauma of waiting till the crows wet coke game if we lose.

Agree

Our form over the last 6 weeks has been average at best. We need a good win against the Pies and then who knows what might follow

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26 minutes ago, dl4e said:

It is simple really. We have to beat the filth. I don't think I could put up with the trauma of waiting till the crows wet coke game if we lose.

If we lose then I think it's more likely we miss finals than make them. That's not my wrist slashing Melbourne supporter talking: that's the reality of the variables at play because I think West Coast will beat Adelaide, regardless of the Melb v Pies result. We might not appreciate it here but the Subiaco factor is huge for West Coast. It's their home and they will most definitely go out on a high. Their last game there would be akin to us playing the last game at the MCG ever. The attachment that club has to Subi is no different to what we have to the G. They will beat Adelaide by 6-7 goals.

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1 hour ago, Ash35 said:

Definitely, but my attitude all week is if Essendon can't beat Freo at Etihad on Sunday, we hardly deserve to play finals. Especially after dropping the Brisbane game earlier in the year as well.

Yes, it will be disappointing to miss, but no one to blame but ourselves if we don't get there.

If we miss, I'll be comfortable in the knowledge that we aren't good enough yet.

Melbourne winning or losing doesn't effect us making the finals, just final ladder positions [finishing 7th or 8th provided we win].

I really do expect Melbourne to win. Collingwood will have a dip early, but will fade.

I'm hoping Fremantle are the same.

Very reasonable sentiments that apply equally to us.

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1 hour ago, Ash35 said:

Definitely, but my attitude all week is if Essendon can't beat Freo at Etihad on Sunday, we hardly deserve to play finals. Especially after dropping the Brisbane game earlier in the year as well.

Melbourne lost to North Melbourne twice and we still deserve to play finals.

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1 hour ago, dl4e said:

It is simple really. We have to beat the filth. I don't think I could put up with the trauma of waiting till the crows wet coke game if we lose.

100%

But if we win, we still need to keep an eye on the Sydney & Port games. Both will win, but if Sydney don't win by significantly more (30+) than Port then we are on the bus up to NSW.

Unless of course St Kilda do us a solid and bump the tigers to 6th!

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6 hours ago, McQueen said:

So much for the supposed value of the bye week before the finals.

The bye was also brought in (primarily?) to accommodate the prime-time Thursday night game in the first week of the finals.  Either that or it was just a coincidence.  

And the club would be assuming that the Eagles will win and the Crows resting their starters would have been foreseen in advance. 

It's a simple equation in my eyes - we have to defeat Collingwood (a draw will suffice as well)

 

 

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3 hours ago, Macca said:

The bye was also brought in (primarily?) to accommodate the prime-time Thursday night game in the first week of the finals.  Either that or it was just a coincidence.  

And the club would be assuming that the Eagles will win and the Crows resting their starters would have been foreseen in advance. 

It's a simple equation in my eyes - we have to defeat Collingwood (a draw will suffice as well)

 

 

You really naive enough to think the AFL benefits from an extra prime time final and it's just coincidence?

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1 minute ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

You really naive enough to think the AFL benefits from an extra prime time final and it's just coincidence?

Ha!

The spin we cop from the AFL never ceases to amaze ... the Crows would be crazy to risk their best players in a meaningless game.  They've got a double chance to boot and and home ground advantage all the way through to the GF.

The way the sport is played these days means that any time off has got to help. 

Gun players = plug in and play.  We've gone way past the point where teams might be 'flirting with form'.  The Crows are in the box seat.

We, on the other hand, are on the knife edge from here on in ... that's ok too.  Sort of.

 

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4 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Melbourne lost to North Melbourne twice and we still deserve to play finals.

I agree, because you will beat Collingwood tomorrow and qualify.

IF, and it's a big IF Essendon lose to Fremantle on Sunday, I honestly feel we aren't good enough to play finals, simple as that.

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12 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Greenwood also out for the Crows...

...didn't they say mid year that we were the hardest team they played against...

Dees and Ess are the big losers of a Crows loss to WCE and it is very unlikely Ess will lose.

... can't bare to think of us not winning tomorrow.

Hey @Ungarieboy only three out of the selected Crows side so far!   But there's no way they're flirting with form against WCE right?

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