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9 hours ago, Yokozuna said:

I want the dogs to win, as I know we can beat them and they are down on form.

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I HATE the bombers!!!!

If we lose a final, that will be bad enough, but if we lost to the Bombers, I would be so so so so shattered and angry!

Agreed Yokozuna, definitely hoping for a Bulldogs win on the weekend.🤞🤞 But if by chance the bombers happen to unexpectedly  win a couple of finals, I would gladly welcome the chance and opportunity for the Melbourne Football Club to completely bastardise essendon during a preliminary final. Young and inexperienced team gets on a roll and wins a couple of finals, then gets rogered by the eventual premier on the penultimate day. Where have I heard that before🤔🤔🤔

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I reckon Geelong would be internally seething at losing to us. They have many old players that need a rest and Duncan and Touey that are due back soonish. The pre finals bye would have been huge for them. That’s gone and now they have only a six day break and play away to Port.

we are younger and in form. Port and Lions in form also so things are turning against the Cats. Cats are also 1-7 in their last 8 week one finals games. 

once they are gone, I will really start to believe we can do it

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2 hours ago, Nasher said:

Nah. Both games are in Launceston (3 hour drive each way from my place), I’m busy on Saturday and don’t want to spend my only weekend day in the car. Would have gone if it was in Hobart though.

Bombers have a pretty solid following in Tassie so that was expected. I’m pleasantly surprised the Sydney GWS game sold out so quickly too though.

The real question is would you make that trip for the Demons? 😜

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The similarities between Melbourne of 2004 and the Dogs of 2021 are quite amazing.

Both sides were on top of the ladder late in the season.

Both sides fell off the cliff losing their last 3-4 games.

Both sides finished 5th and played/will play Essendon in their respective years.

Will Essendon end their finals wins drought, which ironically commenced the year after they beat the 2004 Melbourne side. 

 

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I think all games are hard to predict. Can throw a coin in the air about geelong and port. Probably Essenscum over dogs                          ( unfortunately ). I think gws over sydney. Swans have goodplayers like millls and Kennedy injured.

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Can't see Geelong making the GF.

They have a few players who have recently come back from injury: Rohan, Cameron, Duncan, Miers and Atkins.  Dangerfield was ill  for part of the last qtr (or maybe rested?) and Selwood played only 64% of the game (carrying an injury?).  So they aren't at great levels of fitness.

After the Port game the rest of their finals will be on the wide open spaces of Optus.  A challenge as they have played 4 of their last 5 games at the much smaller GMHBA. 

Just can't see them winning at Optus. 

Out in straight sets, I hope?  And Scott's legendary finals records of losses continues.

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I have no idea who to support tonight or put more accurately, who to barrack against. I have a greater dislike of Geelong but that doesnt always translate to who you end up barracking for game night...if that makes sense?

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Man I sick of seeing Geelong in finals - 15 bloody years.  I hope Danger never wins a flag and I hope Selwood doesn't win one as captain and I hope Scott doesnt win his first real flag (the canteen lady could have coached them in 2011).

Glad I'm not being too emotional or childish about this. 

In summary, I don't like the Cats

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7 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Man I sick of seeing Geelong in finals - 15 bloody years.  I hope Danger never wins a flag and I hope Selwood doesn't win one as captain and I hope Scott doesnt win his first real flag (the canteen lady could have coached them in 2011).

Glad I'm not being too emotional or childish about this. 

In summary, I don't like the Cats

Reading between the lines I'm guessing you are no fan of the Cats - don't really say I blame you Chris Scott is a bit hard to warm to 

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3 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

I’m amazed that Port are favourites, I think Geelong will win comfortably.

I agree. They will cruise home. I don't rate Port at all. The crowd will help but if Geelong get on top early they can nullify that.

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