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Just now, Bitter but optimistic said:

Joe’s kicking is a joke. 

Can't believe anyone on here talked him up. Yeah he has his "on" days but nights like tonight is the norm rather than the exception. Totally overrated because Essendon and because Daniher.  If he was Joe Bloggs no-one would be much interested.

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Was a blatant 50m not given for 2 players encroaching the protected area, one each side, one raised hands to block kick, from the pass to Mosquito's ahead of his missed set shot with 5 mins to go.

Would've been a 30 meter shot directly in front and likely made it very interesting

Really poor umpiring non-call

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1 hour ago, titan_uranus said:

This game certainly isn't over. Ball has spent the entire quarter in Essendon's forward half. West Coast are just trying to eat up time but aren't getting the ball forward. Dam wall could break at some point.

The scary thing about that game is that Essendon nearly won

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1 hour ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Was a blatant 50m not given for 2 players encroaching the protected area, one each side, one raised hands to block kick, from the pass to Mosquito's ahead of his missed set shot with 5 mins to go.

Would've been a 30 meter shot directly in front and likely made it very interesting

Really poor umpiring non-call

Saw that. Unbelievable. For all the rubbish ones they give out this was the perfect example why they brought in the rule in the first place. 

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8 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Can't believe anyone on here talked him up. Yeah he has his "on" days but nights like tonight is the norm rather than the exception. Totally overrated because Essendon and because Daniher.  If he was Joe Bloggs no-one would be much interested.

Guilty as charged. They can keep him.

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11 hours ago, trout said:

Watching Hawthorn lose to the winless Crows, no matter if there tanking or not is so Melbourne but so much more enjoyable. Long may it continue, hopefully a minimum of 50 years of being rubbish and irrelevant.

I asked my Hawthorn mate if it was Sherman or Abrams. He said Sherman.  He then replied "To be fair I think the crows are one of the best 0-13 teams I’ve seen!" ?

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8 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

The scary thing about that game is that Essendon nearly won

I don't necessarily agree. They got close but lacked class and their system was rubbish c.f.the eagles who seemed to be on autopilot at times.

And no Kennedy and no Shuey.

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First of three games for WCE in 9 days.  Next two against Dogs and Saints.  Difficult to envisage them winning both.  To stay in 4th place they definitely need to win one as Tigs have Adelaide and Freo.  If we want to avoid an elimination final in Perth or against Tigs, we need to finish 6th or 7th so as to play Pies.  Saints or Giants or Dogs to get 8th.  That means three wins required and a percentage boost to comfortably be above Saints.  It starts tomorrow night.....

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

So when do Hawthorn get relegated?

* story from June

Hawthorn must be hurting financially.  Their finances have been underpinned by revenue from Tas government and tens of millions in pokie revenue.  Both sources have dried up.  They won't be getting much from pokies in the first few months of the next AFL financial year.  And who knows if the Tas gov't will continue with their agreement when it expires.

A new day of reckoning has arrived for the Hawks on and off the field.  Back to join the cellar dwellers for a while.:lol:

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51 minutes ago, Copuchas said:

First of three games for WCE in 9 days.  Next two against Dogs and Saints.  Difficult to envisage them winning both.  To stay in 4th place they definitely need to win one as Tigs have Adelaide and Freo.  If we want to avoid an elimination final in Perth or against Tigs, we need to finish 6th or 7th so as to play Pies.  Saints or Giants or Dogs to get 8th.  That means three wins required and a percentage boost to comfortably be above Saints.  It starts tomorrow night.....

Yep, a tough stretch for West Coast away from Perth and missing some players.

The key issue for us is that if they drop either of the Dogs/Saints games they will be helping those sides get to 10 wins. If the Eagles win both, it keeps alive the possibility that we can qualify for finals on 9 wins.

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51 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Hawthorn must be hurting financially.  Their finances have been underpinned by revenue from Tas government and tens of millions in pokie revenue.  Both sources have dried up.  They won't be getting much from pokies in the first few months of the next AFL financial year.  And who knows if the Tas gov't will continue with their agreement when it expires.

A new day of reckoning has arrived for the Hawks on and off the field.  Back to join the cellar dwellers for a while.:lol:

I can barely contain my schadenfreude. 

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29 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

Yep, a tough stretch for West Coast away from Perth and missing some players.

The key issue for us is that if they drop either of the Dogs/Saints games they will be helping those sides get to 10 wins. If the Eagles win both, it keeps alive the possibility that we can qualify for finals on 9 wins.

Exactly Titan and that's why I don't think 9 wins will do it for the Dees, even with a good percentage.  I can see Giants getting to 10 wins and one or other of Dogs / Saints and I wouldn't want to rely on Pies losing all three.   Need three wins for mine.....

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