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21 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Meth Coke v Essendrug tonight

which Drug Dealer shall prosper?

Care Factor?

Care factor is more than zero for me.  While WCE may have been guilty,  at least it wasn't proved by ASADA and then lamely excused by large sections of the media like Essendrug was.  So I'm hoping for a WCE big win.

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42 minutes ago, sue said:

Care factor is more than zero for me.  While WCE may have been guilty,  at least it wasn't proved by ASADA and then lamely excused by large sections of the media like Essendrug was.  So I'm hoping for a WCE big win.

Amazing WC 🚽 got away with it all

Players flat Lining and some dying. Benny still pinging around from trouble to trouble. 

Worsfold, a trained Chemist totally oblivious to the mayhem around him...Not. 

The last GF i have been to was 2006. Great game, but Meth Coke could have played another game, they were that juiced. Tonight the Chemist Coaches against them. 

The irony....

 

”Bex is Better”

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52 minutes ago, sue said:

Meth Coke v Essendrug

Anyone else find these sort of nicknames childish and tedious or is it just me?

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3 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Amazing WC 🚽 got away with it all

Players flat Lining and some dying. Benny still pinging around from trouble to trouble. 

Worsfold, a trained Chemist totally oblivious to the mayhem around him...Not. 

The last GF i have been to was 2006. Great game, but Meth Coke could have played another game, they were that juiced. Tonight the Chemist Coaches against them. 

The irony....

 

”Bex is Better”

1991 I think was the start. Went to watch WC play Carlton at Princes Park.

Remarked to my companion how "developed" the WC players looked around the shoulders etc.

Sure it could have been weight work but many of us will always suspect otherwise.

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West Coast  v Essendon - why can't they both lose? I'll probably end up on Essendon just because of the "booooo!!!!"

Geelong v Collingwood - I'm heavily on the Pies, that shows how much I hate Geelong.  I hope they lose in some controversial circumstance just to hear Scott's bleating and then are forced to play the semi at the MCG and lose that too.

GWS v Western - I hope GWS beats the Dogs, I'm sick of Beveridge already

Brisbane v Richmond - I hope Brisbane wins and goes all the way, but I'd prefer the Tigers or GWS won the flag ahead of any of the rest.

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27 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

1991 I think was the start. Went to watch WC play Carlton at Princes Park.

Remarked to my companion how "developed" the WC players looked around the shoulders etc.

Sure it could have been weight work but many of us will always suspect otherwise.

Interesting 

I thought the same for Brisvegas in 2002 as the ran out for the GF. 

They were definitely juiced, before it was disallowed 

watching a team live can be very different to the TV Cameras

the interior of their changeroom was ankle deep in syringes 💉 

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On 9/4/2019 at 8:18 AM, Wiseblood said:

Is it a bad thing that I have absolutely zero interest in the finals, and therefore will probably not watch a minute of it with the exception of the Grand Final?

Same.

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2 hours ago, DubDee said:

Up the Dubs!!!

have to say i feel for Mayo - my mam is from castlebar and they have been in so many all ireland finals and never won it.  I would be wrapped if they won it one year

Not me 100% Dub born in The Coombe, all 4 Grandparents from Crumlin and the Great Grandparents are all from Thomas St and the Liberties 

2 hours ago, DubDee said:

100 Point + win to West Coast would be sweet.

Woosha sacked and essendon crocked.  please make it happen!

God no I live in Perth 

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1 hour ago, sue said:

Care factor is more than zero for me.  While WCE may have been guilty,  at least it wasn't proved by ASADA and then lamely excused by large sections of the media like Essendrug was.  So I'm hoping for a WCE big win.

Not entirely correct Sue. Their behavior for years was shielded by the pro West Coast media in WA. Others stayed quiet for fear of isolation.

Trevor Nesbitt was aware what was going on and brushed it all under the carpet. 

And he's still in charge 

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I hope WC do the same thing to essendon as what they did to us in the prelim last year. I seriously couldn't stomach it if the bummers got up tonight. 

I want geelong to win tomorrow night just so the pies don't go through to the prelim. 

Dogs to knock gws out and I think it will be great to see the lions beat richmond. 

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Coke versus Peptides - which wins? 

The Demons taking a chance on Ketamine didn't work this year

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Does anyone else think the bye between Round 23 and the first weekend of finals kills off interest, at least for neutral supporters? I've spoken to a few avid AFL supporters whose teams didn't make the finals, and we all agree that interest levels haven't just dropped but have virtually disappeared.

For balance, I note that Gil MaClalchlan has said that since the bye was introduced, TV ratings, spectator numbers and (I think) revenues have all increased. It is a small sample (of seasons), and could be distorted by the teams playing, but it's only fair that I point out what he claims to be evidence which supports the bye.

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45 minutes ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Not entirely correct Sue. Their behavior for years was shielded by the pro West Coast media in WA. Others stayed quiet for fear of isolation.

Trevor Nesbitt was aware what was going on and brushed it all under the carpet. 

And he's still in charge 

Well I wasn't aware that WCE were shielded - I don't live in WA and journos elsewhere didn't bring it to my attention.   I'm not sure which is worse - a cover up of possible offences or excuses (and worse) made for the proven guilty.  Actually I do in terms of the effect on me - Essendon was particularly grating, especially after we got pilloried for tanking when lots of others had tanked, some more blatantly.  Essendon didn't need to try to make that 'defence' before journos were falling over themselves to protect and bolster them!  

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9 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Does anyone else think the bye between Round 23 and the first weekend of finals kills off interest, at least for neutral supporters? I've spoken to a few avid AFL supporters whose teams didn't make the finals, and we all agree that interest levels haven't just dropped but have virtually disappeared.

 

There should be a wild card round weekend between rounds 23 and week 1.

7 v 10

8 v 11

Essendon V Hawthorn at the G, 80,000, Friday night. A nice bit of revenue I would've thought. But instead we have to watch a bunch of washed up has-beens run around in a stupid AFL x game. 

Make these teams play finals without a break, and make finishing top 6 more rewarding.

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1 hour ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

There should be a wild card round weekend between rounds 23 and week 1.

7 v 10

8 v 11

Essendon V Hawthorn at the G, 80,000, Friday night. A nice bit of revenue I would've thought. But instead we have to watch a bunch of washed up has-beens run around in a stupid AFL x game. 

Make these teams play finals without a break, and make finishing top 6 more rewarding.

But how can wild card ever work?

there is no incentive to finish 7th or 8th. None at all

You are merely rewarding mediocrity 

so 10 or 11 win. They play September and get thrashed. 

It just cheapens a tough season

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1 hour ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

There should be a wild card round weekend between rounds 23 and week 1.

7 v 10

8 v 11

Essendon V Hawthorn at the G, 80,000, Friday night. A nice bit of revenue I would've thought. But instead we have to watch a bunch of washed up has-beens run around in a stupid AFL x game. 

Make these teams play finals without a break, and make finishing top 6 more rewarding.

I'm not in favour of a Wild Card weekend. It just allows weaker teams an opportunity to make finals to be beaten up by stronger teams. A team that is 10th on the ladder after 23 rounds is in the bottom half of the ladder and shouldn't be eleigible to play finals under any arrangement.

I accept a wild card round might keep some momentum going, but I'd rather go straight to finals instead.

(By the way, what happened to 9th?)

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Won’t be watching tonight or likely all finals until the GF. As a neutral, AFL has become a crap spectator sport with the poorly thought out rule changes the past few years. 

If we don’t make finals next year then I give up on AFL. Unwatchable trash.

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3 hours ago, demonstone said:

Anyone else find these sort of nicknames childish and tedious or is it just me?

Essendrug is not childish or tedious if you speak the odd word of German.   

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Being overseas at present it only just struck me that there is only one match this weekend in Melbourne.

Is this a first for the first round of the finals.

 

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5 hours ago, demonstone said:

Anyone else find these sort of nicknames childish and tedious or is it just me?

...have thought it since I first came onto the forum... It reminds me of the feeling that the most uncomfortable bits of David Brent in the Office would give me.

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So as I have previously written we need wc to thrash the bummers tonight. Then West Coast come over next week and beat collingwood again and inflict pain again on eddie, bucks the players and the pies fans. 

Seriously I have had enough of the essendon fans today. They need to lose. 

 

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