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POSTGAME: GRAND FINAL vs Western Bulldogs


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45 minutes ago, binman said:

Gives me lot of respect for Cody actually. 

I watched the replay again last night and simply cannot believe he did not get a concussion test after smashing into the post and then hitting the the ground with such force in the first quarter.

He was running flat out and jumped in the air and his head hit the padded part of the post really hard.

When he fell his head didn't hit the ground but did whiplash really badly, and it my understanding that sort of movement is the cause of a lot of concussion (ie the brain moving inside the skull and hitting the skull).

Who knows if it was factor in his performance, as he was never in the game after that, but is no stretch to think it might have been . 

I was amazed at the time there was no concussion test and doubly so last night - particularly given he was returning from a concussion i would have thought.  I mean the double head impact was crystal clear and they have an obligation to check his health and keep him safe. 

And I was equally amazed that not one Channel 7 commentator questioned whether he should have been getting a concussion test. They showed the replay at least once and there was not a peep about why he was being tested.

Perhaps it is yet another example of the problem of having ex footballers dominate the coverage of the game. There was another example when Bont bumped Oliver's head - Podgy immediately and instinctively said there was no problem and that Oliver would be fine. Oliver was clearly hurt and was down for a while. When he did get up, Podgy says words to the effect of there you go he's fine. So much for the head being sacrosanct. 

At the time I thought exactly the same and said so to the wife, 'he's just come back from a concussion, he looks dazed, he is concussed again they'll have to use the sub pretty early...' NOPE let him play without a test, bizarre. (He should have shepherded the ball through too..) 

Podgy.... lols

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I have noticed when I am walking or driving to the paper shop how many Melbourne Flags, Caps and billboards are now that we are Premiers lots of people are now proud to call themselves MFC supporters instead of hiding the fact from every man and his dog.

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On 10/9/2021 at 8:28 PM, Clint Bizkit said:

Underrated moment in the game:

In the second quarter after the Bulldogs kicked three and had all the momentum Jackson took an excellent contested mark on the wing.

But then he went back, used the new man on the mark rule to his advantage and ran clearly wide of the stationary player on the mark which allows him to execute a beautiful long kick to Brown who kicked a goal.

I would easily have this in my top 5 most important moments of the game Bizkit and one of my favs. Salem was composed that put it out to the wing and I swear Jackson was knocked a little off balance but was still able to take that great mark, then the quick wits to play on and get it in quick to the big man. 

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Just popped into my local pizza place run by a trio of strapping big Greek brothers, diehard Collingwood fans. All year we’ve been ribbing each other’s team (they went to town after QB match). I hadn’t been there since the granny and as soon as I walked in they were raving about how good we are. Then the middle brother says, “I’d turn gay for Clayton Oliver.” I says, “you might have to join a queue, I’m sure a lot of blokes have a man-crush on Clayton.” He says, “a man-crush?! This isn’t a man-crush! I’m in love with him. I wanna have his babies.” 😆

And these are Collingwood supporters!!!

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2 hours ago, layzie said:

I would easily have this in my top 5 most important moments of the game Bizkit and one of my favs. Salem was composed that put it out to the wing and I swear Jackson was knocked a little off balance but was still able to take that great mark, then the quick wits to play on and get it in quick to the big man. 

I'm not sure but I think Gawny made sure BBB got a good run at it for the msrk also. Another reason for the 4 big men in the forward line.

 

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6 hours ago, durango said:

I have noticed when I am walking or driving to the paper shop how many Melbourne Flags, Caps and billboards are now that we are Premiers lots of people are now proud to call themselves MFC supporters instead of hiding the fact from every man and his dog.

Was "quarantining" for 14 days in SA ( heading to WA for the Granny)with my cousins and hired a car and headed for the Copper Coast ( Moonta) on the St Vincent's  Gulf where my father grew up. 
The Heritage Listed Moonta Mines has plenty of history and leaving one highlight I went to get back on the Adelaide/Moonta Highway only to see a Demon flag proudly flapping in the breeze at a homestead on the link road.Took a photo of it but my ignorance has prevented me from posting it attached or in the Flag  Flying post in D/L recently.

Wonderful 3 weeks 16 days in SA and 5 in WA culminating in the best tjing in my 73 years happening whi knows how many more we may enjoy with such a team ethos and superb list yo choose from.

Great venue Optus and the noise!!! 

BTW you are pro sly thinking how did he get there from Vic well I live in Brisbane ( for 28 years ) and are  a 55 consecutive year Dees member with GFG since 2018.

Want to see a flag at the G just as much next year.!! 

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33 minutes ago, 58er said:

Was "quarantining" for 14 days in SA ( heading to WA for the Granny)with my cousins and hired a car and headed for the Copper Coast ( Moonta) on the St Vincent's  Gulf where my father grew up. 
The Heritage Listed Moonta Mines has plenty of history and leaving one highlight I went to get back on the Adelaide/Moonta Highway only to see a Demon flag proudly flapping in the breeze at a homestead on the link road.Took a photo of it but my ignorance has prevented me from posting it attached or in the Flag  Flying post in D/L recently.

Wonderful 3 weeks 16 days in SA and 5 in WA culminating in the best tjing in my 73 years happening whi knows how many more we may enjoy with such a team ethos and superb list yo choose from.

Great venue Optus and the noise!!! 

BTW you are pro sly thinking how did he get there from Vic well I live in Brisbane ( for 28 years ) and are  a 55 consecutive year Dees member with GFG since 2018.

Want to see a flag at the G just as much next year.!! 

That’s brilliant on all levels, pumped for you.

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On 10/8/2021 at 9:18 PM, Jaded No More said:

My husband just said to me “maybe we should watch the grand final again”.

God I married well. 

Does he bring you a glass of wine 🍷 whilst you're watching it too ??? 

That would be the cherry 🍒 on top !!

If yes, he's a keeper !

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I flicked over to fox footy yesterday because it's becoming a running joke how it's always on & it was right on the point with Garry walking up to present the cup.

Does anyone just start watching from the 3rd quarter after the Bont puts them 19 points up, because you just know how good it gets from there

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So many ways to watch:

👹 Second half - This allows you to recapture that "Oh no!" sinking feeling and experience the momentum shift to fuller effect.

👹 Bont's goal onwards - Less impactful version of the above, slightly more time efficient, great "everything's awesome from here" vibes.

👹 The whole shebang - The first quarter was pretty good after all, and the second quarter just makes the second half more satisfying and awe-inspiring.

👹 At any point in the replay - Because why not?

👹 Backwards - Haven't tried this yet, but I'm sure it's pretty good too. Maybe even some demonic subliminal messaging?

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1 hour ago, Dees_In_October said:

👹 Backwards - Haven't tried this yet, but I'm sure it's pretty good too. Maybe even some demonic subliminal messaging?

You can see the advertising hording spell out the following: "Turns out I accidentally put a curse on you guys. Sorry! Hang on, BRB"

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Earlier today I watched the Lions final mini, followed by the Cats PF mini then topped it off with the Dogs GF mini, just great how we just got better and better each game, ahh bliss.💕❤️💙

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On 10/12/2021 at 7:17 PM, 58er said:

I'm not sure but I think Gawny made sure BBB got a good run at it for the msrk also. Another reason for the 4 big men in the forward line.

 

You're right! It was the cleverest of little blocks!

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On 10/12/2021 at 7:33 PM, 58er said:

Was "quarantining" for 14 days in SA ( heading to WA for the Granny)with my cousins and hired a car and headed for the Copper Coast ( Moonta) on the St Vincent's  Gulf where my father grew up. 
The Heritage Listed Moonta Mines has plenty of history and leaving one highlight I went to get back on the Adelaide/Moonta Highway only to see a Demon flag proudly flapping in the breeze at a homestead on the link road.Took a photo of it but my ignorance has prevented me from posting it attached or in the Flag  Flying post in D/L recently.

Wonderful 3 weeks 16 days in SA and 5 in WA culminating in the best tjing in my 73 years happening whi knows how many more we may enjoy with such a team ethos and superb list yo choose from.

Great venue Optus and the noise!!! 

BTW you are pro sly thinking how did he get there from Vic well I live in Brisbane ( for 28 years ) and are  a 55 consecutive year Dees member with GFG since 2018.

Want to see a flag at the G just as much next year.!! 

Brilliant 58, what a memorable experience!! 👍👍

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I think I have watched that final quarter so many time I think I can name our goals in order on who kicks them. 

It's funny because almost 3 weeks on when I watch bits I am still amazed we are premiers. Coming home form work the other day I listened to Dennis Cometti call on mmm of the last half and just sat there smiling. I think the more I watch it the happier it does make me. 

This afternoon I saw the last 9 minutes on fox footy and I found myself seeing things that I have previously missed. It is something I will never get tired of watching. 

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On 10/13/2021 at 9:13 PM, dees189227 said:

I think I have watched that final quarter so many time I think I can name our goals in order on who kicks them. 

It's funny because almost 3 weeks on when I watch bits I am still amazed we are premiers. Coming home form work the other day I listened to Dennis Cometti call on mmm of the last half and just sat there smiling. I think the more I watch it the happier it does make me. 

This afternoon I saw the last 9 minutes on fox footy and I found myself seeing things that I have previously missed. It is something I will never get tired of watching. 

When he was not commentating you could hear him moan/groan in the background - called the result before I did in the last.

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I've been watching through the last 45 minutes with different radio commentaries.  The SEN was a good as I expected it to be (Whateley and Huddo are the best going around imo).  The 3AW one was actually better than I expected. Looking forward to watching more (ABC call up next).

One thing I've come to realise is just how good the Sparrow goal was (2nd last one of the third term).  In the ecstasy of the moment and the focus on the centre breaks, I hadn't grasped how good that kick was.  Off a step from 50m out.  Wonderful kick and great work by TMac on the line.  He will become a great weapon going forward.

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41 minutes ago, S_T said:

One thing I've come to realise is just how good the Sparrow goal was (2nd last one of the third term).  In the ecstasy of the moment and the focus on the centre breaks, I hadn't grasped how good that kick was.  Off a step from 50m out.  Wonderful kick and great work by TMac on the line.  He will become a great weapon going forward.

That goal was my favourite of the many amazing goals to choose from. Barely off a step, huge thumping kick and Tmac just making sure it went through.  And Tom’s reaction afterwards… awesome. 

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9 minutes 25 seconds left in the third quarter. 

Down by 19 points 

Harmes steals footy and kicks to Fritsch.
Goal. 
 

Fritsch

Brown

Brayshaw

Petracccccca

Sparrow

Oliver

James Brayshaw “ surely not another one … handball to Oliver… streaming through … BANG BANG BANG BANG!!!!”

9 minutes 7 goals footy exhilaration!!!
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

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3 hours ago, S_T said:

I've been watching through the last 45 minutes with different radio commentaries.  The SEN was a good as I expected it to be (Whateley and Huddo are the best going around imo).  The 3AW one was actually better than I expected. Looking forward to watching more (ABC call up next).

One thing I've come to realise is just how good the Sparrow goal was (2nd last one of the third term).  In the ecstasy of the moment and the focus on the centre breaks, I hadn't grasped how good that kick was.  Off a step from 50m out.  Wonderful kick and great work by TMac on the line.  He will become a great weapon going forward.

And surrounded by four Bulldogs closing in as well (although not as fast as you might expect in the circumstances - tired). I think two even collide after he kicks it!

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I was talking to a MFC Supporter the other and made a remark that it was ironic that Stan Alves and Peter Keenan had to go to North to win a premiership and Brown had to come to the MFC to win a premiership.

 

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20 minutes ago, durango said:

I was talking to a MFC Supporter the other and made a remark that it was ironic that Stan Alves and Peter Keenan had to go to North to win a premiership and Brown had to come to the MFC to win a premiership.

 

It's like rain on a cloudy day
It's a free ride when you don't have to pay
It's the good advice that a wise person say
And who would've bought big scissors?

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4 hours ago, S_T said:

I've been watching through the last 45 minutes with different radio commentaries. 

One thing that stands out from all the commentaries is the Petracca dribble goal. Only SEN notice in real time the Pickett block, and call it out for the moment of brilliance it is. Not Seven or any other call ever mentions it. In the heat of the excitement about the goal, to call this out is outstanding commentary, I think.

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