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AFLW: H&A Cancelled ... Straight to Finals



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It’s def top 4 teams from both conferences.

Past few years I’ve enjoyed the AFLW until we reach point that we cannot possibly contend and then get disgustingly furious and totally switch off from it. Had that feeling last weekend after loss in NT, but totally reversed now n am pumped again.

If we get Lauren Pearce back n we kick straight, can we go all the way? Bloody hope so

 

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This was posted in October 19 by the AFL re the AFLW competition.

Ignore the game dates which obviously now change.

 

The top three sides in each conference will qualify for finals, with the teams who finished first in each pool given a bye in the first week of finals.

FINALS STRUCTURE

Week one, April 4-5
Semi-final one: A2 v B3
Semi-final two: B2 v A3
Byes: A1, B1

Week two, April 11-12
Preliminary final one: A1 v winner of B2/A3
Preliminary final two: B1 v winner of A2/B3

Grand Final, April 18
Winners of preliminary finals

 

Well looks like top 4 teams in each group now, so another change.

 

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Andy Maher just made the exact same error, mentioned how upsetting it’d be for Dees fans. Gave me fright of my life. Not because we’d missed out, but because I’d be proved wrong on DL

1 minute ago, Cards13 said:

https://7news.com.au/sport/afl/aflw-players-shellshocked-as-season-cut-short-for-early-finals-series-c-751508

 

It appeared it would be a two-week finals series but the AFL quickly admitted to an error.

The league confirmed an eight-team finals series will take place with the top four teams from each conference.“

 

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8- team final series. https://womens.afl/news/49363/aflw-finals-structure-revealed-after-season-cut-short

Thanks to the AFL for its stellar communication during this time /end sarcasm

In all seriousness, I doubt there'll be a Grand Final. Things could look different quickly.

Let's all enjoy the possibly brief moment where the Dees are still in the hunt.

(Also, can we even field a team? With Lampard down and Goldrick maybe out, we're still around 1 fit player.)

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And just to add, there are many players across the league who will now have played their last game without knowing it, due to age, injuries, the competition passing them by or the need to return to careers. An all too brief footy career for some but I'm sure greatly cherished. Nothing major in the scheme of the world but I think worth noting.

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1 hour ago, Dees_In_October said:

8- team final series. https://womens.afl/news/49363/aflw-finals-structure-revealed-after-season-cut-short

Thanks to the AFL for its stellar communication during this time /end sarcasm

In all seriousness, I doubt there'll be a Grand Final. Things could look different quickly.

Let's all enjoy the possibly brief moment where the Dees are still in the hunt.

(Also, can we even field a team? With Lampard down and Goldrick maybe out, we're still around 1 fit player.)

Goldy is right to go apparently, need her run off of HB. Lampard big out though. If Downie and/or L Pearce come back in though for Lampard (and possibly someone else? Who?) then we could reshuffle n maybe do some damage in finals

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9 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Good luck ladies. It doesn’t really matter how we got there now, same for the Suns playing in their first ever finals series as club. 

Yes good luck Suns. A small milestone but a milestone nonetheless. Get around them GC.

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The cynic in me thinks that including the top 4 in each Conference (rather than the original finals structure of top 3) is to ensure Collingwood get into the finals!

While they are on four wins like other teams in the top 3 of each Conference many AFLW teams have missed finals because of %'age. 

The AFL would have the finals over in two weeks if they stuck to the original finals structure.

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With the women's team having evidently contracted the Norm Smith Curse, I was fully expecting the original six-team finals system would be cut back to four - right on cue after we'd just given up second spot. So the eight-team announcement came as a surprise. Then it became clear as day: we will lose to one of the fourth-placed teams in the grand final. MFCFFS

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2 hours ago, roy11 said:

Irish Demons duo return home in wake of corona crisis

https://womens.afl/news/49367/irish-demons-duo-return-home-in-wake-of-corona-crisis

 

Not ideal given the injury list.

Do we have enough players to field a team?

Bloody hell.

Good luck girls. Here's hoping for a final series against all odds. Go Dees

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