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I never once cried when I thought we were going to lose it. I was scared and breathing heavy in the 3rd quarter. 
When we started kicking goals like no tomorrow, the joy was outstanding. I can’t say exactly when, but towards the end, my eyes just started welling up. Almost involuntary, a tear slid down my cheek. I finally turned to my father and said “I think we have it.” That got him and he started to cry. We just hugged and cried through the rest of the match. Lots of tears when the cup was held up. Like a moment I was convinced my dad or uncle would never see. I guess there was also an element of my uncle being able to see this before he passes. Post match celebrations we settled down and enjoyed it. But then they started playing “Nothing’s gonna stop us now” by Starship, I don’t know I just started again. My dad was confused. I think it was just the lyrics that got to me. “Build this dream together, standing strong forever, nothing’s gonna stop us now…” It just sums our team and what they went through and what they achieved perfectly. 
 

I don’t expect everyone to be that emotional, but I was wondering what was the moment that bought you to tears, if any.

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Round 3 against  GWS.    And again right after the preliminary final.  I cried for the whole 2 weeks.

 

I don't know why. Just a very emotional year.

 

Grand final day. Not until MacDonald kicked after the siren 

 

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The third quarter of the prelim when Max took the game by the scruff of the neck. Then when the 3 quarter time siren went on grand final night. Now every time I hear or even think of the word premiers

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Not until the embracing on the bench with 2 minutes to go, did I start to well up.

I’d had too much of an adrenaline dump after the third to experience any type of emotion until that moment.

Kind of surprised me.

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When Nibbler kicked the goal, I welled right up, once the siren went I let out the yell and fist pump, raised a glass of whisky from a bottle (#30/240) I bought when Dad passed away and my wife and I cheersed him, we both cried and she doesn’t even follow football.

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I didn't.

I expected to be a sobbing mess, but couldn't have squeezed out a tear if I wanted to. I remember sitting there during the presentation thinking, "this does not feel the way I thought it would" May have something to do with what I thought was a horrendous commentary team. Just awful.

Ive been a bit lemony watching the young fella in the Demon Diaries. He is a real fan with heart on sleeve. And the hair stood up when listening to Dennis Cometti and the boys. Their call was magnificent.

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Mid way through the last. Not sure which goal but I was half tank also.

I knew when Clarry kicked that goal we were home. I didn't cry then but i had an overriding emotion of pure joy and my mind just went straight to the likes of all the past Melbourne players and even supporters who some have waited 50 years like my dad.

Unfortunately it was a night of sadness as I received a text message of congratulations from an ex friend who notified me that my old mentor and counsellor who was also a tragic Melbourne supporter had recently passed away back in July this year of cancer. She thought I knew but I didn't. We had only messaged each other after the Richmond win this year pretty much confirming to each other that the lid was off and we could seriously win it this year and we'd both attend the grand final if we got there. She was in her 50s and was as passionate as they come but also the biggest heart of gold. She'd never seen a Melbourne flag and I was completely gutted that she was only 2 months of from seeing one for the first time in her life. I'm more angry she never told me that she was terminally ill but understood that's how she was a person.

That win was for you dear Kate.

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3 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Mid way through the last. Not sure which goal but I was half tank also.

I knew when Clarry kicked that goal we were home. I didn't cry then but i had an overriding emotion of pure joy and my mind just went straight to the likes of all the past Melbourne players and even supporters who some have waited 50 years like my dad.

Unfortunately it was a night of sadness as I received a text message of congratulations from an ex friend who notified me that my old mentor and counsellor who was also a tragic Melbourne supporter had recently passed away back in July this year of cancer. She thought I knew but I didn't. We had only messaged each other after the Richmond win this year pretty much confirming to each other that the lid was off and we could seriously win it this year and we'd both attend the grand final if we got there. She was in her 50s and was as passionate as they come but also the biggest heart of gold. She'd never seen a Melbourne flag and I was completely gutted that she was only 2 months of from seeing one for the first time in her life. I'm more angry she never told me that she was terminally ill but understood that's how she was a person.

That win was for you dear Kate.

My heart goes out to you. My uncle is dying of cancer. He’s been open about it but doesn’t like anyone to fuss over him or give him preferential treatment. He also doesn’t like to be reminded of it. I think he just likes to keep it out of his mind as much as possible.

While I understand your anger, please understand that it’s something she may have been instructing to accept herself. I’m sure it wasn’t anything against you or anything.

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I thought I would burst into tears when the final siren went...but I didn't due to a 74 point belting!

I had a few tears when Simon Goodwin and Max Gawn held up the Premiership Cup.

The most I cried was when I called my Dad on the phone and said we would take a photo of us both holding the 2021 Premiership Cup together once it gets back to Melbourne.

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I cry a lot. A LOT. My sons reckon if someone farts I cry. Therefore, the real question is when didn’t I cry. 
 

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I actually cried way more after the prelim. With the grannie, the pressure valve was slowly and steadily released. With the prelim… well, we all know how that ended. ❤️💙

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I didn’t really get a tear in my eye until the following day I don’t think. I prob went a bit too hard to early and was pretty bananas by the time Oliver kicked that goal at the end of the first quarter. 
 At that stage I knew we were up going to win and I went into full celebration mode. 
So much so that I got weird pains in my arms, chest and stomach in work on Monday.  At first  i thought I was becoming unwell but then I realised it was from doing full body fist pumps( think of Jones celebtartion after his finals goal) for the last 10 mins of the third until the final siren.  

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I've had a hair trigger for the tears since my mum passed earlier in the year. They turned up a few times earlier in the game but once the 16 minute mark of the 3rd happened every single goal produced water.

Watching highlights the following day opened the floodgates proper

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38 minutes ago, Range Rover to the snow said:

Tears? Nah! I was giggling because it was such a fun last quarter... 😁

Same ... 
I said to my daughter at 3/4 time.
Another quick goal and it'll turn into party time.
And party time it was.

Chuckled and shook my head through the whole last qr thinking "I'm actually watching us win the Grand Final.".
And what a way to do it.
 


 
 

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My fist pumping and shaking and shouting of Fritta!! Petracca!! Browny!! and Langdon!! after their goals, all had my voice wobbling/breaking at the end of the shout where I could feel the tears welling and threatening to pour out. The laughter that came out instead was joyful

But yeah the moment they embraced/piled on and Harmes with his mouth guard still in smiling widely with the song playing, out they came.

Had my fair share of cracks at Harmes over the the journey, so just that moment seeing him so happy made me Burst and then Gawny and Langdon jumping onto him, tears!!

 

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