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I see this thread is off the main board again.  fwiw I thought the Round 4 thread got a good reception with quite a few 'non-regular' AFLW posters chipping with constructive comments and observations on the game.  And approx 2,500 views is pretty good considering only 4 threads on the front page of the main board have exceeded that (excluding the pinned and No B$ threads).

Or just an oversight perhaps.

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The loss last week almost makes this game irrelevant.

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4 hours ago, dl4e said:

The loss last week almost makes this game irrelevant.

Nth play Freo sometime soon don't they?  Assuming Nth knock them off, then wouldn't we still be a sneaky chance if we were to win everything from here?

It wouldn't be the MFC way for us to be in the box seat heading into finals.

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1 hour ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Nth play Freo sometime soon don't they?  Assuming Nth knock them off, then wouldn't we still be a sneaky chance if we were to win everything from here?

It wouldn't be the MFC way for us to be in the box seat heading into finals.

We need North to beat Adelaide and Bulldogs to beat Freo tomorrow. Of course we have to beat GWS. Which would put us in equal second in conference A.

But did the AFL decide that the GF was top of conference A vs top of conference B? Or have they changed their mind now that the leader in conference B is only on the same wins as bottom of the ladder in conference A.

Which ever way you look at it, Dill has stuffed this one up right royally.

...just make the season 2 weeks longer Dill.

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We totally dominated that quarter but kicked 2.5.  Many easy shots missed.  We needed to nail some of those to get some % to give us a fighting chance of the second spot on the ladder. 

Just winning won't be enough to make finals.

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Playing fairly decent footy but I noticed starting to handball a bit too much. As usual not good kicking for goals. I wouldn't want miss C to be lining up for goals to put us in front after the siren in a grand final.

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Umpires keeping the Giants in this. Last goal was not a mark. 2 players got the first touch.

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Good goal from miss C. I will have to take back my earlier comments.

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The Dee’s are playing great footy just need to tidy up their finishing skills. Good tough footy. Good win.

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Handy double 50 to finish the game.

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I also take back what my earlier comments :-) we fixed the goal kicking: 5.2 in the second half. 

A good win and a 39 point win will certainly help our percentage.

Big game starting shortly: Nth vs Crows.  Hoping for a big North win - they have the first finals spot sewn up so a big defeat of the Crows will really help us in race for second. 

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Well, now we have to grit out teeth and cheer for North, who have Adelaide NOW, and are also still to play Fremantle.

We are basically one straight kick behind Adelaide on percentage, and well ahead of Freo.

We will have our own bite at Adelaide in the final round, which could well decide which team plays finals.

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Still can't quite process the absurdity of there being a clear top-4, noticably a cut above the rest, but no matter what comes, only two of them will play finals.

Next time Gil, get off the phone to the Minister and put some thought into football.

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31 minutes ago, Little Goffy said:

Well, now we have to grit out teeth and cheer for North, who have Adelaide NOW, and are also still to play Fremantle.

We are basically one straight kick behind Adelaide on percentage, and well ahead of Freo.

We will have our own bite at Adelaide in the final round, which could well decide which team plays finals.

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Still can't quite process the absurdity of there being a clear top-4, noticably a cut above the rest, but no matter what comes, only two of them will play finals.

Next time Gil, get off the phone to the Minister and put some thought into football.

Quite a rediculous situation that we are on 160% and would be top of division B by 70% but in this farcicle conference system we are likely to miss out. I really don’t understand why it isn’t just top 4 overall play off for the cup.

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I was reading that in the US conference system they take the top X number of teams based upon points/percentage and not ladder position.  Why didn't they do that? 

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1 hour ago, Darkhorse72 said:

I was reading that in the US conference system they take the top X number of teams based upon points/percentage and not ladder position.  Why didn't they do that? 

Too logical for the afl

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Adelaide well in front.

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Sadly, it will take a miracle for us to get to top 2 of Conf A.  Ladder is:

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While statistically possible, it is very unlikely that we will be in top 2 of Conf A to play in finals.

Its a crazy finals system but not much we can do about it. 

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