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just wondering what people would wish for out of this round.

Should we go for the breakaway concept a la 2016 where the final 8 was pretty well set by the bye round or do we want a close struggle.

Will 16 games get fourth position etc.

At this point I favour the break away group so I will go with Richmond, Collingwood, MFC, Adelaide and the Eagles.

The remaining four games are relatively neutral but I would like to see GWS thrash the Bombers.

Dockers v North would have been interesting but without Jesse my interest has waned.

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7 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Should we go for the breakaway concept a la 2016 where the final 8 was pretty well set by the bye round

 

So long as we've got the top spot sewn up 'Diamond', the rest can please themselves...

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Apart from MFC winning and comfortably I would like to see North belt the suitcase out Freo.

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Boos debuting 6...

Some talk on the radio about having the Grand Final rematch the first game of every season, much like the EPL do.

Not a bad idea....?......would be better than this every season.

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1 hour ago, rjay said:

 

So long as we've got the top spot sewn up 'Diamond', the rest can please themselves...

Unfortunately the history of the MFC does not support that outcome but I'm willing to experience it for the first time in my life

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6 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

just wondering what people would wish for out of this round.

Should we go for the breakaway concept a la 2016 where the final 8 was pretty well set by the bye round or do we want a close struggle.

Will 16 games get fourth position etc.

At this point I favour the break away group so I will go with Richmond, Collingwood, MFC, Adelaide and the Eagles.

The remaining four games are relatively neutral but I would like to see GWS thrash the Bombers.

Dockers v North would have been interesting but without Jesse my interest has waned.

I want to see the Dees win. After that I'm just glad to have another thing for my eyeballs to point at of a weekend.

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Interested to see if GWS have the welcoming committee out for Shiel’s return. Wonder if we will hear the boo.

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1 hour ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Interested to see if GWS have the welcoming committee out for Shiel’s return. Wonder if we will hear the boo.

there'll be more peptides board members there than there are rusted on gw$ oranjes

the scum v carltank - very interested to see if carltank are more competitive in 2019, but think tiggas will be too good
the filth v puddy tatts - should be us not the cats playing in a big friday night game, expecting eddie's mob will get it done
our game - who knows, i remain positively hopeful / hopefully positive
the cows v poos&wees - can't underestimate little napolean, but expecting crows to be pretty strong this year
footscray v cola - fully expecting swans will do a number on the dogs, buddy or no buddy
bears v meth coke - everyone is expecting bears to climb this year, but i'm less certain tbh
aints v gc17 - wow, talk about a sunday 1pm game...toss of the coin, i'll go for the franchise in a quasi-upset
gw$ v peptides - not sure about either of these sides ahead of this season, but think the franchise will be too strong
jokers v the future tassie - reckon ben brown could boot a bag here, even without jacobs to take care of fyfe

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Richmond vs Carlton -  Tigers by 55

Collingwood vs Geelong - Pies by 34

Adelaide vs Hawthorn -  Crows by 41

Western Bulldogs  vs  Sydney  -   Bulldogs by 9

Brisbane vs West Coast - Lions by 4

St Kilda vs Gold Coast  -  Suns by 15

GWS  vs  Essendon  -  Giants by 27

Fremantle vs  North  -  Dockers by 18

 

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Im happy to see the cats beat the pies and Im hoping gws beat essenscum. That would make my weekend, after a melbourne win of course. 

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I'm keen to see how the new rules are used to change the game up, and how teams respond.  Think there has been sone ducks and drakes with the kick ins in particular.

I am not keen to see the maggots destroy games with their one sided, biased umpiring.  ie Rance, Danger, Blabblett, Dusty etc all get free passes.

 

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9 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

Richmond vs Carlton -  Tigers by 55

Collingwood vs Geelong - Pies by 34

Adelaide vs Hawthorn -  Crows by 41

Western Bulldogs  vs  Sydney  -   Bulldogs by 9

Brisbane vs West Coast - Lions by 4

St Kilda vs Gold Coast  -  Suns by 15

GWS  vs  Essendon  -  Giants by 27

Fremantle vs  North  -  Dockers by 18

 

I think the match tonight will be much closer as the Blues have improved.

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Always a couple of big upsets in round 1.

I can see the Cats getting the jump on the pies

Hope the blues give the tigers a scare tonight!

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Really hoping/praying the Blues get up in some miracle tonight, not only does it take a win off the Tigers, I really don't think I could stand Adelaide finishing top 4 this year and getting a top 2 pick in this years draft. 

But in all seriousness, surely Carlton lose the season opener if they are putrid again this year? I'll be really disappointed if I am turning this game off at half time. 

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1 hour ago, Redleg said:

I think the match tonight will be much closer as the Blues have improved.

Have they?

huge amount of Debutants playing tonight. 

Could be a complete smashing. 

That said i hope you are right, it would be great to start the year off with a real close game. 

 

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Looking forward watching this kid Wright play. also I would love to see Rance get beaten 1 on 1 tonight. Bolton has to make him accountable and now allow him to be the 3rd man up all the time. 

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2 hours ago, GCDee said:

Really hoping/praying the Blues get up in some miracle tonight, not only does it take a win off the Tigers, I really don't think I could stand Adelaide finishing top 4 this year and getting a top 2 pick in this years draft. 

But in all seriousness, surely Carlton lose the season opener if they are putrid again this year? I'll be really disappointed if I am turning this game off at half time. 

have a good book handy (and a bottle or two)

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Commentators absolutely salivating over Sam Walsh... after he hit a 30 metre pass.  You would see it 100 times in a game, yet for Sam Walsh, it was unbelievable stuff.

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1 minute ago, Wiseblood said:

Commentators absolutely salivating over Sam Walsh... after he hit a 30 metre pass.  You would see it 100 times in a game, yet for Sam Walsh, it was unbelievable stuff.

yeah not wrong, don't remember the same for watts? 

but then again, that was watts, 

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Good to see nothing changes 

rance gets done holding the ball not paid 

5 minutes later dives and gets a free 

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1 minute ago, brendan said:

Good to see nothing changes 

rance gets done holding the ball not paid 

5 minutes later dives and gets a free 

This is how much they love Rance - the bloke drops an absolute sitter and they blame it on the lights.

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Just now, Sir Why You Little said:

Game Over

 

Yawn....

How many years in a row has this happened, too?  When do the AFL stop gifting Carlton this game and actually give it to a team who could make it competitive?  

I know I'm going early as the Blues might make a come... nah, who am I kidding.

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