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POSTGAME: GRAND FINAL vs Western Bulldogs


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6 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

I can't wait to see Derm have to offer us praise next year and not backhanded compliments either like he has in the past. Having to admit we are a genuinely good, tough team with mental resilience will just about break his reality.

A couple of months ago after our important win over Brisbane, when in an interview with Angus Brayshaw Derm decided that would be the best time to suggest that Clayton Oliver always throws the ball.

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On 10/1/2021 at 4:26 PM, Fork 'em said:

I do that every morning when I greet the boys at work 😂
They reply by yelling "OLIVER".
And I give 'em the 1 finger salute.


 

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My favourite image of the grand final by a mile.  

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Apologies if this has already been posted…

Double apologies since I can’t work out how to post it.

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Coz I’m a dinosaur
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Went to bed last night.  Compiled my list of important things (which is many) I have to get done this week

Woke up this Monday morning, sprang out of bed, showered, dressed.  Grabbed my list.  Checked it.  Put it back down. 

Walked to the TV.  Put on replay.  11 minutes and 31 seconds remaining in first quarter!  I'll get to my 'to do' list later.  Nothing is as important as watching this for an 8th time.  

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11 minutes ago, pinkshark said:

Went to bed last night.  Compiled my list of important things (which is many) I have to get done this week

Woke up this Monday morning, sprang out of bed, showered, dressed.  Grabbed my list.  Checked it.  Put it back down. 

Walked to the TV.  Put on replay.  11 minutes and 31 seconds remaining in first quarter!  I'll get to my 'to do' list later.  Nothing is as important as watching this for an 8th time.  

Yeah, that was me getting an early night last night at 2am after rewatching the second half.

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23 hours ago, Mazer Rackham said:

A bit of Sunday morning poetry for you all.

 

Remember, remember
Twenty-fifth of September
Firepower, awe and shock

I see no reason
Why Melbourne's fine season
Should ever be forgot

 

Recall, recall
Petracca's great goal
and Sparrow's and Clarry's on top

I see no way
How Melbourne's big day
Can ever be forgot

First, time for another 👍 to all (well, almost all😉) posters on this gift-that-keeps-on-giving thread.

Then, your offering, Mazer, gives me the courage to put my offering below out there. I thought if 1939 warranted recognition (though I've never understood why - 13-year drought? Pffft!) then 2021 definitely does! I sent it to the club and got a prompt and very warm thanks for it, which I really appreciated. Looks like that's as far as it'll go, then, but I've got it off my chest (or I finally do now😄):

3. Well The Curse was done, in the year Twenty-one,
And they did it for you and for me.
With that final bell, ending decades of hell,
We can sing with them finally free:
Every heart beats true, for the Red and the Blue,
And we sing this song to you,
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the Red and the Blue.
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14 minutes ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

First, time for another 👍 to all (well, almost all😉) posters on this gift-that-keeps-on-giving thread.

Then, your offering, Mazer, gives me the courage to put my offering below out there. I thought if 1939 warranted recognition (though I've never understood why - 13-year drought? Pffft!) then 2021 definitely does! I sent it to the club and got a prompt and very warm thanks for it, which I really appreciated. Looks like that's as far as it'll go, then, but I've got it off my chest (or I finally do now😄):

3. Well The Curse was done, in the year Twenty-one,
And they did it for you and for me.
With that final bell, ending decades of hell,
We can sing with them finally free:
Every heart beats true, for the Red and the Blue,
And we sing this song to you,
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the Red and the Blue.

Auld 

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Just read an article by Buckenara rating players like English as A Grade and Hannan as B Grade that is one of the reasons they are premiers.

Oh I forgot they we thumped by a small margin like 74 points after leading by 19 points.

I guess these Jouno's must drink their own bath water because they were so smart.

Jack Dyer had a grading like Great, Good Ordinary and Ordinary I think he would have rated these 2 as ordinary even when the Bulldogs were 19 points in front 5 goals were kicked by Treloar 2 goals later he kick another and Bontempelli 3 goals where was Hannan and English who most experts have said is not upto Jackson's standard. 

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40 minutes ago, rpfc said:

Auld 

Mah Scorts heritage agrees wi' ye, rpfc, but...

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Written in 1972 by the Fable Singers for the Melbourne Football Club It's a grand old flag it's a high flying flag, It's the emblem for me and for you, It's the emblem of the team we love, The team of the red and the blue, Every heart beats true for the red and the blue, And we sing this song to you, Should old acquaintance be forgot, Keep your eye on the red and the blue.
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1 hour ago, durango said:

Just read an article by Buckenara rating players like English as A Grade and Hannan as B Grade that is one of the reasons they are premiers.

Oh I forgot they we thumped by a small margin like 74 points after leading by 19 points.

I guess these Jouno's must drink their own bath water because they were so smart.

Jack Dyer had a grading like Great, Good Ordinary and Ordinary I think he would have rated these 2 as ordinary even when the Bulldogs were 19 points in front 5 goals were kicked by Treloar 2 goals later he kick another and Bontempelli 3 goals where was Hannan and English who most experts have said is not upto Jackson's standard. 

English is the type of player that we would have back in the bad old days - big, strapping forward/ruck that is as effective in a pack mark as Caleb Daniel.

That Petracca goal should not exist - English didn't do his job and it started the 'bang bang bang'...

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On 10/2/2021 at 8:49 AM, 1964_2 said:

So true. He said before the prelim “I hope the Dees beat Geelong, so we can watch them completely gas it in the Grand final”

He didn't say that.

The Prelim final AFL360 preview show had Nick Reiwoldt, Jeremy Cameron, Jarryd Roughead, Jordan Lewis and Mark Maclure. 

Jason Dunstall was effusive in his praise for Melbourne in his post-Grand Final AFL360 review.

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1 hour ago, durango said:

Just read an article by Buckenara rating players like English as A Grade and Hannan as B Grade that is one of the reasons they are premiers.

Oh I forgot they we thumped by a small margin like 74 points after leading by 19 points.

I guess these Jouno's must drink their own bath water because they were so smart.

Jack Dyer had a grading like Great, Good Ordinary and Ordinary I think he would have rated these 2 as ordinary even when the Bulldogs were 19 points in front 5 goals were kicked by Treloar 2 goals later he kick another and Bontempelli 3 goals where was Hannan and English who most experts have said is not upto Jackson's standard. 

English A grade? Laughable.

Reminds me of Watts - all the skills and athleticism, but not the natural competitive streak.

"Cody Weightman ...playing A-grade football now"...FFS

Buckenara is just laughable.

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5 minutes ago, mauriesy said:

He didn't say that.

The Prelim final AFL360 preview show had Nick Reiwoldt, Jeremy Cameron, Jarryd Roughead, Jordan Lewis and Mark Maclure. 

Jason Dunstall was effusive in his praise for Melbourne in his post-Grand Final AFL360 review.

How could anyone not be effusive after that.  If its a beautiful sunny day, it is a beautiful sunny day.  Can't be argued.

Dunstall is a [censored].  For years he has been very subtle in how he puts us down.  Unfairly so.

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7 minutes ago, mauriesy said:

He didn't say that.

The Prelim final AFL360 preview show had Nick Reiwoldt, Jeremy Cameron, Jarryd Roughead, Jordan Lewis and Mark Maclure. 

Jason Dunstall was effusive in his praise for Melbourne in his post-Grand Final AFL360 review.

Mauriesy, can’t recall which day it was in prelim week - but 100% he said it. When it was just him + Gerard. 

In fairness, he said it with a smile on his face.....ie friendly banter, rather than strong hate. 

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7 hours ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

Mah Scorts heritage agrees wi' ye, rpfc, but...

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Written in 1972 by the Fable Singers for the Melbourne Football Club It's a grand old flag it's a high flying flag, It's the emblem for me and for you, It's the emblem of the team we love, The team of the red and the blue, Every heart beats true for the red and the blue, And we sing this song to you, Should old acquaintance be forgot, Keep your eye on the red and the blue.

100% it was not written by the fable singers in 1972. 

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9 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

Does it have to go back to Cash’s to be engraved? Sorry to be clueless, but this is a new experience to most of us

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On 10/1/2021 at 2:18 PM, Stiff Arm said:

"This is our club, it's our club! You're in it, we're all in it! This is as good as it gets, this is it!"


Loved this quote from Gus Brayshaw when interviewed by Garry Lyon post game. This flag has united the players, admin, past players and members back home. The players want to share the joy with all Melbourne people

His performance on the field when the game was in the balance and then that interview post match we're just bloody wonderful.

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The more I watch it the more Angus stands out. Game of his life. Unflinching, played it like his last game, and when you think any game seriously could be his last, his courage was/is outstanding. 
Just took hits, stood in holes, laid bumps, ran all [censored] day. 
The mark speaks for itself. But I love the angles he runs in on like a cheeky bugger that makes the shot a whole lot easier. 
 

Inspirational stuff. 

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7 hours ago, Garbo said:

Just saw this appear on my feed good explanation of what went on at the centre bounce, this kind of stuff I find impossible to pickup in real time.

 

Some fascinating insights. Thanks for sharing. Shows even with a star-studded midfield, the Dogs struggled with Martin constantly going to ground and English useless after winning the taps. Respect for Libba, McCrae and the Bont though.

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