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I certainly don’t want to spread negativity but I have been struck by how annoyed and disappointed I’ve felt this week about missing the finals and now the GF. I though maybe we could leave our thoughts here and keep the other threads upbeat. 

after all these years I never thought I’d be missing all the games, the excitement, the chance To celebrate in pubs and on the streets. 

I even considered if I’d prefer to lose so i might be able to see The curse broken in person. Then I came to my senses and realised we may very well not be in a GF for another 20 years. Remember the pies of 2010? So young, they’ll dominate for 6-7 years. So I’m pumped as to see the boys play next week  

anyway, I’m interested if others are feeling similar 

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It sucks yes but we don’t live in Afghanistan so there is that. Feet up, a Bowen Estate or Henschke or Tahbilk then hopefully a Balvenie post game (only if we win) should be quite restorative. Getting to the first home game for the unfurling (if we manage to win) will assuage the annoyance of not being there somewhat.

 

This team though has a feeling of being able to get there again over the next few years.

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The only period I lived in Melbourne when Melbourne were making finals I was so poor I would walk from Windsor to Carlton to save the tram fare when catching up with friends. In 2005 I listened to the round 22 game against Essendon on the radio because I didn't have a TV and couldn't afford a drink at a pub to justify using their space.

Suck it up. We'll all have a big party together soon enough and the victory will be with us for life.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Little Goffy said:

The only period I lived in Melbourne when Melbourne were making finals I was so poor I would walk from Windsor to Carlton to save the tram fare when catching up with friends. In 2005 I listened to the round 22 game against Essendon on the radio because I didn't have a TV and couldn't afford a drink at a pub to justify using their space.

Suck it up. We'll all have a big party together soon enough and the victory will be with us for life.

 

 

Hard times Goffy.

I at least knew that you could a jump a cab at Mebourne Uni and never be arrested because you're on Federal Land.

 

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9 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Righto. 

At least I don’t live in Afghanistan and I should suck it up. 

Good chat guys

Yeah it sucks, but what can you do?

Some of us (Queenslander here) have only witnessed a single game in the past 8 years, but it hasn't diminished the love I have for the club or the amount of damage I do to my lungs, liver and nervous system while supporting the Dees.

You've no choice but to suck it up mate. The Chinese don't care about our feelings.

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8 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Righto. 

At least I don’t live in Afghanistan and I should suck it up. 

Good chat guys

Might not live in Afganistan but it feels like Guantanamo.
Cross the Murray river here to get milk and I need a border pass to get back into Vic.
Tracking devices even got clipped onto us at work yesterday.
Looking forward to a wrist tattoo next.
But hey .... Follow the science.

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4 minutes ago, Fork 'em said:

Might not live in Afganistan but it feels like Guantanamo.
Cross the Murray river here to get milk and I need a border pass to get back into Vic.
Tracking devices even got clipped onto us at work yesterday.
Looking forward to a wrist tattoo next.
But hey .... Follow the science.

Where you based at mate?

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I’m glad this thread was brought up and it stings being a locked down Melbournian that is missing out on our clubs biggest fortnight in our history.

Let’s call a spade a spade here. Winning a premiership on a 57 year drought while in a severe lockdown is simply not as good as watching it live at the home of footy with  40,000 other diehard MFC people. How can it possibly be if you have GF guaranteed tickets but are instead subject to a 9pm curfew?

To be denied the experience that supporters of Richmond (2017), Dogs (2016), Geelong (2007) Sydney (2005) experienced is a sad realisation and one you can’t get back.

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Yep everyday is a heavy day in Melbourne. Winning a flag next Saturday will be incredible but it would not be as incredible as it should be. We won’t get to experience the joy we so richly deserve the way every other club has. 
Covid has robbed so many people of so much. You can add this to the list of things. 

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Just now, BDA said:

Our Perth brethren aren't complaining

I know but they are a tiny percentage of our supporter base. The large majority of us are in lockdown and after years of dragging ourselves to games to watch us get destroyed, we are finally on the verge of real success and we don’t get to be there to enjoy it. 

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Not being able to get to the game is one thing.
Not being able to turn up to the 'G' on mass to give the conquering players a heros welcome on their return is another.

 

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37 minutes ago, Fork 'em said:

Might not live in Afganistan but it feels like Guantanamo.
Cross the Murray river here to get milk and I need a border pass to get back into Vic.
Tracking devices even got clipped onto us at work yesterday.
Looking forward to a wrist tattoo next.
But hey .... Follow the science.

Why not buy a cow, brown cow?

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1 minute ago, Jaded said:

I know but they are a tiny percentage of our supporter base. The large majority of us are in lockdown and after years of dragging ourselves to games to watch us get destroyed, we are finally on the verge of real success and we don’t get to be there to enjoy it. 

I get it Jaded. I would have loved to be at the G last weekend to witness our demolition of the Cats. What an experience that would have been! If the boys do bring the cup home i'm sure we'll have a proper celebration as soon as this goddam lockdown is lifted.

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6 minutes ago, Beetle said:

I worked the bridge in Wahgunyah over New Years. Might have spoke to ya…. 

No doubt.
Often had my dog in the back.
Always gets attention.



 

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5 minutes ago, Beetle said:

Had a couple of dogs in trays try and take my head off. Hopefully yours was one.

Lol ... Nah.
Couple of your cute girl coppers would pat her.
You guys seemed abit more laid back then.

The ones we have now are Over the top.

 

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27 minutes ago, Beetle said:

I worked the bridge in Wahgunyah over New Years. Might have spoke to ya…. 

 

35 minutes ago, Fork 'em said:

Wahgunyah.

Albury here.

Played a couple of years in Corowa. In laws live in Corowa and planned on having Grand Final day. Unfortunately we've just gone to snap 7 day lockdown so it's looking like I'll be watching Grand Final on my own if things don't improve..

 

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1 hour ago, DubDee said:

Righto. 

At least I don’t live in Afghanistan and I should suck it up. 

Good chat guys

Afghan isn’t all that bad. The upsides there were that I slept in a hole during the day that I dug myself and carried my poo around in my pack. 

I do feel for all the Melbourne supporters back home who missed out on the finals and the GF and apologise for my excited post I made after getting tickets, all Demonlander’s definitely deserve to be there. I have no doubt that we’re going to be up the top for a while though so fingers crossed for next year. 

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