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1987 final round.

Carlton captain Stephen Kernahan kicks a goal in the last minute to win the match and secure top spot for Carlton.  Carlton wins the flag.
 

Well done Maxy!!

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8 hours ago, wizardinoz said:

Loved Sparrow's game tonight. Good selection.

That kid made a great contribution across the game - tough, willing, capable, with vision and intent. Put up with the dirty stuff from Geelong and carried on like matured footballer.

Well done, Sparrow.

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6 hours ago, Webber said:

They’ll be busy then, cos there were a lot of them. And a lot of throwing from those cats too. 

In the 2nd qtr, the umpires were letting 10m kicks (at best) be recognised as marks - particularly in Geelong's forward line. That was deliberate, outright cheating. 

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What a superb second half fight back.

Shows the value of winning clearances and contested ball!

Their forwards looked to good for us when they were walking out the front of stoppages. our backs are great, but nobody stops a very strong forward line like theirs when the pressure isn’t in the midfield.

A few disappointing players at times (smith and tmac for example), but, I think tmac is better for the run and smith showed signs. That being said, I am still not sold on smith. He can stay in an play, as long as the pressure is up on the middle and he just defends!

Last night also shows how seriously people undervalue Viney. I was going to post mid week, but I prefer to just read on here normally, but all those who want him gone or say others are better, watch the pressure and effort and passion he showed. Look at his pressure acts. He is a very, very good player and some don’t value it. If he was doing what he does at another club most on here would say we should chase him!

and finally, how would young Brad Close feel right now? Wonder what was said to him post game with his brain fade? Or Stanley, who actually played pretty well? Who stood 10 metres from Max at the end when he took the mark as he was going to protect the goal line!

Just hope we bring the heat from the start next week, as our best is the best in the comp!

And I don’t know if I will sleep for a week if we actually win the flag! 

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3 minutes ago, Yokozuna said:

Last night also shows how seriously people undervalue Viney. I was going to post mid week, but I prefer to just read on here normally, but all those who want him gone or say others are better, watch the pressure and effort and passion he showed. Look at his pressure acts. He is a very, very good player and some don’t value it. If he was doing what he does at another club most on here would say we should chase him!

Viney was excellent. Gets a bad wrap here. Couple of quietish games returning from injury and people want him dropped/traded/lined up against the wall and shot!

And then there's the bullish that Viney, Oliver  Harmes  etc al, can't play in the same side.

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4 minutes ago, Kumamoto_Ken said:

What a night!

Now to cruise slowly through the Gameday thread and see how the game was reflected there...

Don’t do it! For your own sake, your health, your sanity!

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42 minutes ago, Yokozuna said:

What a superb second half fight back.

Shows the value of winning clearances and contested ball!

Their forwards looked to good for us when they were walking out the front of stoppages. our backs are great, but nobody stops a very strong forward line like theirs when the pressure isn’t in the midfield.

A few disappointing players at times (smith and tmac for example), but, I think tmac is better for the run and smith showed signs. That being said, I am still not sold on smith. He can stay in an play, as long as the pressure is up on the middle and he just defends!

Last night also shows how seriously people undervalue Viney. I was going to post mid week, but I prefer to just read on here normally, but all those who want him gone or say others are better, watch the pressure and effort and passion he showed. Look at his pressure acts. He is a very, very good player and some don’t value it. If he was doing what he does at another club most on here would say we should chase him!

and finally, how would young Brad Close feel right now? Wonder what was said to him post game with his brain fade? Or Stanley, who actually played pretty well? Who stood 10 metres from Max at the end when he took the mark as he was going to protect the goal line!

Just hope we bring the heat from the start next week, as our best is the best in the comp!

And I don’t know if I will sleep for a week if we actually win the flag! 

Single malt will fix your problem in two ways! 

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I actually thought Smith played ok and hope he keeps his spot next week. The player that I was most impressed with was Bowey who played a ripper in a high pressure match. However I was nervous when I saw him 1:1 with Hawkins! 

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9 hours ago, Bates Mate said:

Everyone has already covered how great the win was, but the deliberate out of bounds was screwed us all night the ones paid against and the ones not paid for

That last deliberate was just a disgrace  - absolutely no feel or understanding of the game maggot.  Why would a team striving to get a goal within possibly the last seconds do that?  No understanding at all.  Should be hauled over the coals, but won’t 

8 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

HOW THE HELL ARE WE SUPPOSED TO SLEEP TONIGHT?

Didn't much. Kept waking and pinching myself. 

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12 minutes ago, kev martin said:

The MFC players looked so happy at the end of the game.

What a beautiful release valve for this seasons challenges.

How about Williams jumping into the songs huddle. Knows the moment and gees them up for a celebration. 

My guess is a day off and back to business Monday.

It was Choco's birthday, apparently 

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7 minutes ago, FarNorthernD said:

How good to wake up this morning and your first thought is of last nights game. Bliss

Yeah except I spilt Scotch and Coke all over my computer last night and its stuffed!!🤯

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Best win since 1987 Western Oval - down by a goal at 3/4 time and were we kicking against the breeze in the last?

but to win over Dogs who would have Gawn into the then Final 5 while Hawks came from nowhere to fix up Geelong to allow us to take Geelong's spot.

I love Max

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1 hour ago, Deemania since 56 said:

I wish we could go back to the 50s-60s, to see what this Club really was and how that last quarter, last night, was the epitome of such a footballing era. In the weeks ahead of us, getting to - and winning -  a GF would be enormous; to finish on top of a minor premiership list as we did with so much heart is, for me, very rewarding and more important that the short-term road ahead. Carna Dees! 

Football was so very different then.

 - none of the piling on the players with the ball ; free kick every time for a push in the back

 - there was a principle of protecting the player with the ball

  - pack marks three (no punching to spoil when I was a child)deep with the man in front always paid 

   - short pass across the back line and you’d be dragged every time 

 

one of the differences these days is the ability to kick accurately under pressure 

 

You didn’t get that fifty years ago 

 

 

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Tom Sparrows last quarter was huge. Won some crucial one on one contested marks and his tackling pressure was immense. Petracca gave him a pump up after the gave due to the sacrificial role he plays in the midfield. 

I know he had to kicks smothered, but I thought he was really good last night.

Pretty special he gets to play a qualifying final in front of his family next week.

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1 hour ago, kev martin said:

Spargs, Pickett, Brayshaw, BBB, Rivers, Bowey, Sparrow come to mind as doing a bit. Harsh judgement on the team, I reckon.

I was critical of Spargo early but he played very well after half time. 

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