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Thanks to robbo24 over at ology for the idea...

While we were denied the flag we so richly deserved last year, we did achieve a number of things, and as fans we were given a number of fantastic days at the footy, and a number of individual moments that stayed with us for days, weeks, or even for the rest of our football-following lives.

What were those moments?

For me, it's gotta be Brock's first goal and celebration in the Saints final. That, along with his last quarter, second goal and the fact that he was the engine-room of that win... for many reasons I'm sure we'll remember that day as the first confirmed sign that we had a new champion player recruited and raised at MFC, who's going nowhere.

Davey's delivery to Neitz was a pretty good one too, what with him having such a bad day, and being thrashed by Baker.

Neitz's shot from fifty against the Saints earlier in the year?

His two bags of 8, vs Saints and Roos?

Byron's bump on that scum, Crowley?

Bruce's winning goal vs the swans?

Davey's two soccer goals?

Carroll's big hit on Gehrig?

Robbo's mark over Bowden?

I got more.

As far as matches go it's the Saints final, followed by the thrashing of the pies, then round 17 against the dogs: a 98 point turnaround since round 2.

Matches against the Hawks and Freo in rounds 7 and 8 were great days too, along with the second half of the roos match in round 20.

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For me, it's gotta be Brock's first goal and celebration in the Saints final. That, along with his last quarter, second goal and the fact that he was the engine-room of that win... for many reasons I'm sure we'll remember that day as the first confirmed sign that we had a new champion player recruited and raised at MFC, who's going nowhere.

Agreed.

Best football moment of 2006.

I could watch the bit where he intercepted the kick, then received the ball back, 100 times.

Confirmed his potential 'star status' as you say.

Also, Neita's big milestones, the thrashing of Collingwood, and Bate's first goal.

Lowest moment of 2006, was our second loss to Carlton, confirming we haven't really changed at all. Disgraceful! :angry: :(

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Carrolls 'hit' on gherig was actually a tackle not a hit..big difference. My highlight was our great win over geelong, Dunn played his first game i think and played well and Bate played a good game. Brock was fantastic though.

The way Byron Pickett (fairly) terrorized some of his opponents - especially in the firs half of the season before he injured his hamstring. After so many years of seeing our players as the targets of aggression it was good to see someone in the red and blue giving back the medicine. Worked a treat against Hawthorn which has used thuggish tactics since the year dot. And didn't they squeal?
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In 2006 we didn't have as many high moments as 2005 and I will always remember the match v Western Bulldogs in RD21 and v Geelong in RD20 as 2 of our greatest achievements, but in 2006 Neitz's milestones were all extreme high points this year. But McLean eclipsed all that in the final against the Saints as individual performances go.

Team moments would be the final against the Saints, then the demolition of Collingwood, then the comeback v the Roos and Yze's 250th against the Dogs

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Carrolls 'hit' on gherig was actually a tackle not a hit..big difference.

Says who? Nobody specifies what a hit is, and who ever said I thought it was only a bump anyway? I've watched that passage of play at least 50 times now (not kidding), I know what he did. Besides, hit can be used in numerous ways. Ever kicked a long ball out of defence and had a team-mate yell "Yeeeeah good hit, Freak!" If this site is anything to go by, you've certainly had the experience.

I'd say it's a hit if the tackle is a devestating one, that causes injury and turns the game.

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neitz killing the saints twice

neitz breaking the records

mcleans season!

beating collingwood again (never tire of that)

Yeah I agree with all that.

Brockie vs the Saints was sensational - I watched it a hundred times that week.

I also saw a positive in Brock nearly being suspended and being on all the news bulletins that week as everyone I know finally said "Ohh, is that the guy you're always harping on about?"

I'm sure prior to that they all thought I'd dreamt him up!! :wub:

Chopper + Gehrig = GOLD, champagne comedy!

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