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17 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Ok, I get what is happening.

That is the email address the club used to send the emails as that is where our membership details are help.

The ticketing info is in the body of the email.

What do you see in the body of the email?

Email sent by Melbourne Football Club

 

 

 

 

The right stuff, LH. Thanks!

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On Big Footy, Swans supporters already getting ahead of themselves…

“Melbourne should be more scared of us than we are of them”

“42 inches of snow cover at Mt Buller. I suspect they’ll be plenty of tickets available”.

”we will beat Melbourne guarantee it”

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On 8/22/2022 at 6:57 PM, OhMyDees said:

On Big Footy, Swans supporters already getting ahead of themselves…

“Melbourne should be more scared of us than we are of them”

“42 inches of snow cover at Mt Buller. I suspect they’ll be plenty of tickets available”.

”we will beat Melbourne guarantee it”

This calls for a thread...

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On 8/22/2022 at 6:57 PM, OhMyDees said:

On Big Footy, Swans supporters already getting ahead of themselves…

“Melbourne should be more scared of us than we are of them”

“42 inches of snow cover at Mt Buller. I suspect they’ll be plenty of tickets available”.

”we will beat Melbourne guarantee it”

Put your name on it Swans fans.

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10 hours ago, OhMyDees said:

Lucifers Hero 

We need a “What are they saying at Moore Park” thread. Content from Big Footy as posted is already gold comedy.

 

I had it partly ready.  Was waiting for their 'official preview'

Since requests have been made see

 

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On 8/22/2022 at 6:57 PM, OhMyDees said:

On Big Footy, Swans supporters already getting ahead of themselves…

“Melbourne should be more scared of us than we are of them”

“42 inches of snow cover at Mt Buller. I suspect they’ll be plenty of tickets available”.

”we will beat Melbourne guarantee it”

Shows how much they know!

There's 92 cm at Buller, which equates to 36 inches, not 42.

But 92 is still enough for a post GF celbratory Dees visit in late September.

Using tired old cliches just shows a lack of real sledging material by Swanees. And talking in imperial measures which went out in 1977 is weird also.

Funny but.

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A lengthy but very good article about how historically the teams that have won the premiership from respective ladder positions at the end of the H&A season. 

review-analysis-minor-premier-not-winning-flag-favourite-grand-final-tips-predictions

If you get to the end of the article you will like this:  "All of this bodes quite well for 2nd-placed Melbourne, doesn’t it?"  :cool:

Being too scared of jinxing the team to say it out loud, I'll write b-2-b in lower case and very small small print...

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On 8/24/2022 at 5:46 AM, Demon17 said:

Shows how much they know!

There's 92 cm at Buller, which equates to 36 inches, not 42.

But 92 is still enough for a post GF celbratory Dees visit in late September.

Using tired old cliches just shows a lack of real sledging material by Swanees. And talking in imperial measures which went out in 1977 is weird also.

Funny but.

Sydney is a backwater with a pretty bridge.

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30 minutes ago, Deenooos_ said:

Article on fox footy:

https://t.co/MPsmDF5Uwt

”Luck of a black cat: The problem with finishing first, and who’s REALLY flag favourite”

Looks like history is on our side.

LOL!  They changed the article title after I copied it!  My link and yours go to the same article.  I guess the 'luck of a black cat' is more click bait worthy!

As minor premiers we had no problem finishing winning the flag last year but we were the exception to recent history.

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Agree that 1st place probably doesn't earn rewards comensurate with being the best team over 22 H&A matches. 

However; 

Perhaps this balancesout the inequities of an unfair/imbalanced fixture?

 

I'd argue we also could have finished first with a fixture of the same difficulty as Geelong's. 

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18 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

We had no problem finishing first last year but that was the exception to recent history.

Indeed. 

And, there were some unique factors that might reinforce our win being an exception to the rule:

- We never played a home final as such.

-three of the preliminary finalist were vic based teams all having to play interstate

- covid, lockdowns etc; and the resulting impact on planning

But perhaps the three most significant factors were:

- in finishing top, we avoided a six day break and playing port on their home deck. Poor puddy cats had to play their home qualifying final at Adelaide oval against a home team!. Whereas, whilst our game was also at Adelaide oval, it was at least a neutral venue given we played the lions

- we had the opportunity to get to Perth and set up a base, and also nab tbe best facility. We also had one more week than the dogs out of iso.

- the bye before the grand final, which wasn't scheduled until after the finals commenced iirc, is a variable that is unique to 2021. Who knows what impact thst had

 

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17 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

As minor premiers we had no problem finishing winning the flag last year but we were the exception to recent history.

Yes yes but we are Melbourne remember, those stats don't apply to us.

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4 minutes ago, Deenooos_ said:

Oh my bad didn't realise it was the same one. 

Oh, you were right to update the link.  It reads better in your post.  🙂

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21 minutes ago, binman said:

- in finishing top, we avoided a six day break and playing port on their home deck. Poor puddy cats had to play their home qualifying final at Adelaide oval against a home team!. Whereas, whilst our game was also at Adelaide oval, it was at least a neutral venue given we played the lions

Cats were third at the end of h&a last year 

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54 minutes ago, Kozzie4PM said:

Cats were third at the end of h&a last year 

Yeah, we cost them a QF against the Lions in Adel. Doubt they would have played it in Mordor in front of zero orcs or people from Geelong.

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Can someone please explain to me how hamstring injuries work?

How does Jeremy Cameron only miss two weeks despite a confirmed strain and be available for the Pies final?

I thought players typically miss 21 days with a strain, no matter how light? You never really hear of a player missing 2 weeks with a hammy strain.

Oh well, it’s their risk to take. Could backfire and see him miss the rest of the finals.

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10 hours ago, binman said:

Indeed. 

And, there were some unique factors that might reinforce our win being an exception to the rule:

- We never played a home final as such.

-three of the preliminary finalist were vic based teams all having to play interstate

- covid, lockdowns etc; and the resulting impact on planning

But perhaps the three most significant factors were:

- in finishing top, we avoided a six day break and playing port on their home deck. Poor puddy cats had to play their home qualifying final at Adelaide oval against a home team!. Whereas, whilst our game was also at Adelaide oval, it was at least a neutral venue given we played the lions

- we had the opportunity to get to Perth and set up a base, and also nab tbe best facility. We also had one more week than the dogs out of iso.

- the bye before the grand final, which wasn't scheduled until after the finals commenced iirc, is a variable that is unique to 2021. Who knows what impact thst had

I think the lack of the pre-finals bye was a key one. Straight into it after the high of Round 23. Less disruption after winning the QF.

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2 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Can someone please explain to me how hamstring injuries work?

How does Jeremy Cameron only miss two weeks despite a confirmed strain and be available for the Pies final?

I thought players typically miss 21 days with a strain, no matter how light? You never really hear of a player missing 2 weeks with a hammy strain.

Oh well, it’s their risk to take. Could backfire and see him miss the rest of the finals.

It’s interesting..Ginivan with 7 positions in a half against Sydney  is subbed out with hamstring strain & is replaced by C. Brown who has 14 in a half …but Ginivan fronts up against Carlton the following week & is instrumental in the win against them. Funny things  these hamstring strains !!

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3 hours ago, Deestar9 said:

It’s interesting..Ginivan with 7 positions in a half against Sydney  is subbed out with hamstring strain & is replaced by C. Brown who has 14 in a half …but Ginivan fronts up against Carlton the following week & is instrumental in the win against them. Funny things  these hamstring strains !!

i believe they term it 'awareness' these days...

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