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Can we get back to discussing the greatest game in our history?

I dont want us to look back on this thread in a couple of years and see pages of comments about ads for dating Asian women or shoes or whatever. That would plain embarrassing. Like discussing the quality of cheeseboards or something.

 

For me I have been super impressed on my multiple watchings with Tom Sparrow. Love his attack on the footy, his positioning, his toughness and his kicking. We have an absolute beauty there.

 

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4 hours ago, picket fence said:

If ever a player loves himself more its this guy !

Have you met him PF? He’s a quality young bloke, goes to his local junior footy club which my boys play at on a regular basis in his own time and has even run water for junior matches. He’s very approachable to the young kids.
 

Bailey Smith is a perfect example of not judging a book by its cover. No doubt his looks will attract the attention of nuffies trying to make a name for themselves out and about in offseason 

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8 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

Can we get back to discussing the greatest game in our history?

I dont want us to look back on this thread in a couple of years and see pages of comments about ads for dating Asian women or shoes or whatever. That would plain embarrassing. Like discussing the quality of cheeseboards or something.

 

For me I have been super impressed on my multiple watchings with Tom Sparrow. Love his attack on the footy, his positioning, his toughness and his kicking. We have an absolute beauty there.

 

Rogue River Blue or Jersey blue cheese with a wine, post a demons win?

 

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35 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

Can we get back to discussing the greatest game in our history?

I dont want us to look back on this thread in a couple of years and see pages of comments about ads for dating Asian women or shoes or whatever. That would plain embarrassing. Like discussing the quality of cheeseboards or something.

 

For me I have been super impressed on my multiple watchings with Tom Sparrow. Love his attack on the footy, his positioning, his toughness and his kicking. We have an absolute beauty there.

 

He reminds me of Trac....certainly how he kicks a fifty m goal off one step.

Hes a strong player for his age.

Maybe he and jj are the next super mfc duo like Cp and Co.

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14 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

For me I have been super impressed on my multiple watchings with Tom Sparrow. Love his attack on the footy, his positioning, his toughness and his kicking. We have an absolute beauty there.

 

It’s amazing that with every rewatching you see more and more things to appreciate. On Sparrow, as well as Rivers and Bowey, amongst others, you see how determined and focussed they are even when not involved in a particular passage of play. 
Anyways, that’s my excuse for watching it soooooo many times. 😁

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I wonder how our team compares to other premier teams.

Has there been much media analysis of this?

Ie if we are as good as lions were with their three on the trot etc.

I guess given players ages we are certainly a flag fave for next year but is this team up there with the best and a shot of winning three?

I could get used to this winning feeling.

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Also I was wondering about our round 23 win against splats and how easy it could have gone the other way.

At such a large halftime margin down at the infamous Kardinia park i could understand the players thinking this game is gone. I also think if there was a crowd we would have lost.

So if the cats did remain on that halftime trajectory a ten goal thumping at least would be understandable. I wonder if that would have an affected us going into finals .

Certainly it would have changed the teams we play. I guess that last h and a game was more spectaculiar in more ways than one. 

Im sure it lingered in not a few cats players minds in the prelim as well.

I hope we get to play the cats round one next year.

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16 hours ago, Fork 'em said:

All started with what they let Wawrick Capper get away with.
I didn't have a problem with Johaniesons other than the fact I was going into a dark tunnel at the time.
The AFL doesn't want to lose the spectacular mark.
They're not as regular as they once were due to the way the game is played so they let abit more go.
A big mark is advertising gold to the americans for eg.

As for Browns.
He's allowed to hold his ground, reckon the timing of the Bulldogs jump was bad for him.
And I've watched Hawkins get away with that week after week so ..... "YES BROWNY, C'MON DEMONS!!!! " 

Correct, they started to let go hands on the shoulders due to Capper, before that it was a free kick against.

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Does anyone on here need to fess up that they cracked it after the Bonts goal and stormed out only to check the score at 3/4 time and think WTF.

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1 hour ago, loges said:

Does anyone on here need to fess up that they cracked it after the Bonts goal and stormed out only to check the score at 3/4 time and think WTF.

I retreated from the family lounge into my bedroom and sulked watching it there.

Not for long though.

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I wonder how Adam T gets back in the side?

A nice problem to have but one nonetheless.

I guess it depends what team we play but you cant say Petty comes out for him.

Also  I cant wait to see Kozzie keep improving. Was hot snd cold this year...mostly good but I reckon he will be a superstar.

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42 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

I wonder how Adam T gets back in the side?

A nice problem to have but one nonetheless.

I guess it depends what team we play but you cant say Petty comes out for him.

Also  I cant wait to see Kozzie keep improving. Was hot snd cold this year...mostly good but I reckon he will be a superstar.

Tomlinson will probably miss the first 6 rounds and then Hibberd is the most likely to make way.  But then again Bowey is still young and he may not be ready for a 22+ game season and might be rested at times.

Kozzie was an under the radar star in the GF.  His harassing of a bulldog player (Williams??) on the boundary directly resulted in the Spargo goal.  Early in the game he dumped Dunkley, stood over him and gave him a spray for good measure.  He again targeted Dunkley which resulted in Petracca having enough space to line up his 'soccer' goal.  Bear in mind there is about 20cm and 20 kg difference between Kozzie and Dunkley.  Fearless!  

There were many 'moments' of aggression in the GF by Kozzie but they do not show up in any mainstream stats.  I onlly noticed them on re-watching the game.  Absolutely love his work when off the ball.  

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33 minutes ago, Premiers said:

Tomlinson will probably miss the first 6 rounds and then Hibberd is the most likely to make way.  But then again Bowey is still young and he may not be ready for a 22+ game season and might be rested at times.

Kozzie was an under the radar star in the GF.  His harassing of a bulldog player (Williams??) on the boundary directly resulted in the Spargo goal.  Early in the game he dumped Dunkley, stood over him and gave him a spray for good measure.  He again targeted Dunkley which resulted in Petracca having enough space to line up his 'soccer' goal.  Bear in mind there is about 20cm and 20 kg difference between Kozzie and Dunkley.  Fearless!  

There were many 'moments' of aggression in the GF by Kozzie but they do not show up in any mainstream stats.  I onlly noticed them on re-watching the game.  Absolutely love his work when off the ball.  

And he dispossed Weightman which led to Bowey kick to Gus brave mark and goal

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2 hours ago, loges said:

Does anyone on here need to fess up that they cracked it after the Bonts goal and stormed out only to check the score at 3/4 time and think WTF.

I did this. 19 points down was too much to bear. I went outside and smoked a cigarette and cried. My sons know me so well, all three of them (including the one who lives in Poland and the one who lives with me and was in his bedroom at the time) were texting me and telling me not to give up. None of them get into footy but they were all checking the scores coz they know how much it means to me. I didn’t have to wait until 3-qtr time though. The middle son messaged me “mum get back inside! It’s 58 to 59!!!” I’ve never moved so fast in my life. And I am so glad I did coz I got to see the goal-fest live. 🙂

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12 minutes ago, Satan said:

And he dispossed Weightman which led to Bowey kick to Gus brave mark and goal

So 3 direct goal assists we can add to Kozzie's own GF goals.  The Gus goal and the Petracca 'soccer' goal were pivotal to us getting back into and control of the game.  We never looked back.   

On Weightman.  Anyone else think he should have gone off for a concussion test in the first qtr.  His head collided with the goal post at about a meter high then he cannoned head first into the ground.  He got up, looked quite ashen and for a kid who had just come back from concussion I couldn't understand why they kept him on (other than not wanting to be a player short early in the game when there is no tomorrow).

I really felt for the kid.  Never seemed go get into the game and his usual spark was completely absent.

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2 hours ago, loges said:

Does anyone on here need to fess up that they cracked it after the Bonts goal and stormed out only to check the score at 3/4 time and think WTF.

Told my daughter "one more and that might be it".

Sister in law text me "Nervous?".

By the time I had answered, Fritsch had kicked 2 and I replied "feeling better now".

😁

 

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3 hours ago, loges said:

Does anyone on here need to fess up that they cracked it after the Bonts goal and stormed out only to check the score at 3/4 time and think WTF.

I cracked it a bit where I slammed my hand against the armrest sending the cat into a skittish run out the door but held myself down thinking the margin isn’t the worst we’ve had to come back from. When we hit to the front and were a goal up I thought “ok let’s hold this and regroup for a massive last quarter” so glad the the players got their killer instinct and powered on. I could not believe how quickly it changed!

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21 hours ago, Demon trucker said:

 That is  rubbish, gawn did not over egged it, once they went over line max put his hands up and Daniel's decided to throw him to the ground.

It was a sling tackle and the little [censored] should have been sighted and suspended. 

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51 minutes ago, Premiers said:

So 3 direct goal assists we can add to Kozzie's own GF goals.  The Gus goal and the Petracca 'soccer' goal were pivotal to us getting back into and control of the game.  We never looked back.   

On Weightman.  Anyone else think he should have gone off for a concussion test in the first qtr.  His head collided with the goal post at about a meter high then he cannoned head first into the ground.  He got up, looked quite ashen and for a kid who had just come back from concussion I couldn't understand why they kept him on (other than not wanting to be a player short early in the game when there is no tomorrow).

I really felt for the kid.  Never seemed go get into the game and his usual spark was completely absent.

Maybe NQR but still up to his old trick of playing for the free. After being dispossed in the Kickett tackle Weightman flopped forward causing Kickett to fall on top of him. Luckily the umpire wasn’t fooled. No sympathy from me. 

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Having watched he replay a few times I have noticed just how good Viney was.

He had an enormous game tackling, getting the hard ball to advantage for his teammates and creating space for his teammates with one in particular I remember which gave Harmes the opportunity to get the ball and hit Fritch lace out which atarted our comeback. 

Viney is Melbourne royalty and deserves all his success. I am really happy for him. 

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3 hours ago, loges said:

Does anyone on here need to fess up that they cracked it after the Bonts goal and stormed out only to check the score at 3/4 time and think WTF.

I nearly cracked it after Gawn was tossed by the dwarf. They were toying with us at that stage. Couldn’t sit down anymore and got out of my seat and watched the miracle unfold from the aisle. 

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