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What a choke from Hawkins. 4 behinds and one didn't register. he has had a great year but bottled it tonight

Port are a better team than geelong, too much pace and flair. plenty of good kicking skills in their back half too

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We toweled up an injury riddled out of form version of them. They just beat the Eagles in Perth in finals. Credit to them. We didn’t even get close to doing that in our best year in 15 years! Pie

The only thing I’m wishing to see in this series is for Geelong to go out in straight sets once again. Then to read the subsequent uproar from their gormless supporters (apologies to my Mum and sister

And can I also just say how happy I am that they stuck it up WA and their moronic premier who is keeping his borders shut for financial rather than medical reasons.  He has been a [censored] since d

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13 minutes ago, Demonland said:

They play the winner of West Coast/Collingwood in Queensland. 

Geelong versus WC.  good lord, can they both lose?

Cats will have 2 days rest on WC but I'd still back WC to get over the line in the Tim Kelly cup

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6 minutes ago, CYB said:

We were in 2018. Problem back then (and still now) was consitancy in its application. But with the new game plan, that ferocious nature has all but disappeared. 

For a few weeks. Under intense pressure we were nowhere. 
We didn’t Learn from that Preliminary Final

The pressure goes up 20%

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6 minutes ago, DubDee said:

What a choke from Hawkins. 4 behinds and one didn't register. he has had a great year but bottled it tonight

Port are a better team than geelong, too much pace and flair. plenty of good kicking skills in their back half too

5 behinds

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3 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

5 behinds

even worse

Cats would not be top 4 without Hawkins.  they look terrible when he doesn't play or plays poorly.  they boring keepings off game only works if the the fwds mark it

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apart from hawkins choking, i thought that port's handballing was the real difference between the sides

game was really a big defensive grind from start to finish. not much attractive footy

still always good to see cats brought to ground (not that i'm a big port fan but they had the better year)

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1 minute ago, daisycutter said:

apart from hawkins choking, i thought that port's handballing was the real difference between the sides

game was really a big defensive grind from start to finish. not much attractive footy

still always good to see cats brought to ground (not that i'm a big port fan but they had the better year)

Also their ability to quickly get the ball to foot and chip it out of a tight contest and move the ball forward. 

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I imagine this would be a unanimous consensus among demonlanders, but man do i hate port supporters. they are simply a shocking supporter base. For instance, what was the need to cheer wildly at hawkins hitting the post as if they had just won the grandfinal. maybe i'm just annoyed because we always get a bad run of it with the umps when we play them over there. 

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13 minutes ago, Tom Dyson said:

I imagine this would be a unanimous consensus among demonlanders, but man do i hate port supporters. they are simply a shocking supporter base. For instance, what was the need to cheer wildly at hawkins hitting the post as if they had just won the grandfinal. maybe i'm just annoyed because we always get a bad run of it with the umps when we play them over there. 

Ever been to Kardinia Park?

I despise Jeeelong

Hawkins had a massive choke tonight

He copped it from the crowd 

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14 minutes ago, Tom Dyson said:

I imagine this would be a unanimous consensus among demonlanders, but man do i hate port supporters. they are simply a shocking supporter base. For instance, what was the need to cheer wildly at hawkins hitting the post as if they had just won the grandfinal. maybe i'm just annoyed because we always get a bad run of it with the umps when we play them over there. 

I sat amongst them a couple of years ago in a night game when We went down by a goal or so.

Just feral, inbred and clearly mentally impaired most of them.

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1 hour ago, dee-tox said:

They recruited quality (Rockliff, Dixon, Burton, Lycett). They drafted quality (Duursma, Butters, Georgiades, Powell Pepper, Rozee, etc). There's not substitute for quality!

Brilliant recruiting. They gave up Wingard to Hawthorn in return for Burton and after lots of pick swaps got pick 5 used for Rozee, Butters at pick 12 and Duursma at pick 18. Somehow Mayes came from Brisbane in all those pick swaps. That is a recruiters dream

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24 minutes ago, Older demon said:

Brilliant recruiting. They gave up Wingard to Hawthorn in return for Burton and after lots of pick swaps got pick 5 used for Rozee, Butters at pick 12 and Duursma at pick 18. Somehow Mayes came from Brisbane in all those pick swaps. That is a recruiters dream

Yep. Their recruiting is miles ahead of ours 

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22 minutes ago, Older demon said:

Brilliant recruiting. They gave up Wingard to Hawthorn in return for Burton and after lots of pick swaps got pick 5 used for Rozee, Butters at pick 12 and Duursma at pick 18. Somehow Mayes came from Brisbane in all those pick swaps. That is a recruiters dream

They new they didn't have the class required and went and found it, good draft year.  Great list management.  Man if i was the hawks looking at Wingard's effort and then how Burton is developing, I would think they are way on the wrong side of that ledger in term of outcomes for them.   Burton was great in his first final. 

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1 hour ago, Tom Dyson said:

I imagine this would be a unanimous consensus among demonlanders, but man do i hate port supporters. they are simply a shocking supporter base. For instance, what was the need to cheer wildly at hawkins hitting the post as if they had just won the grandfinal. maybe i'm just annoyed because we always get a bad run of it with the umps when we play them over there. 

Port supporters can sometimes be akin to Pies supporters on steroids.

Hawkins was Fritsched....forced to lead deep into the pockets. Other than the easy one he missed the others were hard shots.

Stanley and KJ missed easy ones as well

Motlop !!

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GEELONG WEEK 1 FINALS UNDER CHRIS SCOTT 

2020 QF - Lost to Port Adelaide by 16 points
2019 QF - Lost to Collingwood by 10 points. 
2018 EF - Lost to Melbourne by 29 points.
2017 QF - Lost to Richmond by 51 points.
2016 QF - Defeated Hawthorn by 2 points (Isaac Smith missed goal after siren).
2015 - Did not make finals.
2014 QF - Lost to Hawthorn by 36 points.
2013 QF - Lost to Fremantle by 15 points.
2012 EF - Lost to Fremantle by 16 points.
2011 QF - Defeated Hawthorn by 31 points.

glorious

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Ablett has been poor the last few games.  If it wasn't for the name would he even get a game next week?  If he does, nostalgia may cost them a Prelim.

Having said that very happy for them to go out in straight sets again.

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Cats were poor. Very poor.
 

best - Dangerfield, Tom Stewart , Parfitt, Stanley, Tuohy 

the rest were lost 

disgraced - Rohan, Dahlhaus, Miers

ineffective - Ablett, Selwood, Guthrie, Duncan. They could not run and execute. 

The biggest fail - Hawkins goal kicking. 5 behinds , one on the full .  Three were definitely bad misses that he should have swallowed. 
 

Scott putting Danger forward in the second half.  Crap coaching. 
 

Port applied pressure but Cats choked.  

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10 hours ago, Demonland said:

Also their ability to quickly get the ball to foot and chip it out of a tight contest and move the ball forward. 

What once was part of a footballers basic arsenal. Even at suburban level if you played footy you prided yourself on being an elite pass, well in circle work anyway. In truth the average suburban footballer likely spent more time on his kicking than the modern AFL player.

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Spare a thought for Jack Watts. If he hadn't broken his leg last year he may have well played in his first final last night. I suspect he's not the type of person to brood about missing out, but it would have been nice to see him rewarded for having to put up with all the criticism he received over the journey purely because he was selected number one in his year and in so doing went to a club which was incompetent at managing and developing him properly.

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24 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Spare a thought for Jack Watts. If he hadn't broken his leg last year he may have well played in his first final last night. I suspect he's not the type of person to brood about missing out, but it would have been nice to see him rewarded for having to put up with all the criticism he received over the journey purely because he was selected number one in his year and in so doing went to a club which was incompetent at managing and developing him properly.

A very sympathetic description of Jacks journey. IMO he didn't want it enough didn't develop and  chose lifestyle over footy.

Good luck to Jack I really loved some of his games for us. AFL is not for everybody particularly if you aren't able to singularly focus and develop yourself

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