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Foxtel have a ‘best matches ever’ series of replays through the off season, and it seems like we have NEVER actually played a close final let alone home and away match.

I MAY be exaggerating but unless you’re a Geelong , Essendon or Collingwood supporter there’s little point in looking for your team to be to be screened 😱

Watching the 2021 Grand Final for the 87th time is never uninspiring but surely there’s some other games where we’ve excelled since replays came into vogue

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I would have thought round 23 in 2021 had all the makings of a significant game.

50 plus point turnaround to secure the minor premiership and kick start a dominant final series.

I suppose our loss to the Essendon "Reserves side" in 2017 (?) was significant as well but not in a nice way.

To be significant a game needs to impact the competition as a whole.. both of these games did

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Yep, been thinking this myself. They seem to run the same games every year. We played in many finals in the early-mid 90s, none of which seem to rate a mention on FoxFooty. Occasionally you get something from the 00s. The only games we seem to feature in are those where some superstar dominates us in 1996-1997. 

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55 minutes ago, joeboy said:

Foxtel have a ‘best matches ever’ series of replays through the off season, and it seems like we have NEVER actually played a close final let alone home and away match.

I MAY be exaggerating but unless you’re a Geelong , Essendon or Collingwood supporter there’s little point in looking for your team to be to be screened 😱

Watching the 2021 Grand Final for the 87th time is never uninspiring but surely there’s some other games where we’ve excelled since replays came into vogue

Are they showing the 21GF in the near future?

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3 minutes ago, Redleg said:

Are they showing the 21GF in the near future?

Only after 2009 and 2022 get 50 showings each.

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Best 3 wins I’ve ever SEEN 

1987 - PF beat Carlton, stopped B2B

1994 - Final beat Carlton, Ox masterclass

2000 - Final beat Carlton, Yze, Green, CB

All three were unexpected so I would say significant 

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1 hour ago, joeboy said:

Foxtel have a ‘best matches ever’ series of replays through the off season, and it seems like we have NEVER actually played a close final let alone home and away match.

I would have thought the programming would be more based around ratings tbh.

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2 hours ago, radar said:

Best 3 wins I’ve ever SEEN 

1987 - PF beat Carlton, stopped B2B

1994 - Final beat Carlton, Ox masterclass

2000 - Final beat Carlton, Yze, Green, CB

All three were unexpected so I would say significant 

My memory of the 87 PF is not a good one and it’s one match Fox Footy play too much. 

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7 minutes ago, ANG13 said:

My memory of the 87 PF is not a good one and it’s one match Fox Footy play too much. 

Yeah but the winners were smashed the next week in the GF so it amounted to nothing in the end.

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2 hours ago, radar said:

Best 3 wins I’ve ever SEEN 

1987 - PF beat Carlton, stopped B2B

1994 - Final beat Carlton, Ox masterclass

2000 - Final beat Carlton, Yze, Green, CB

All three were unexpected so I would say significant 

The 2000 qualifying win over Carlton is my favourite win of all time.

The three constant “classic” MFC 1990’s game that Fox Footy show summer after summer are the 1996 Friday night game where Carey took us to the cleaners in a 17 goal loss.

The 1996 merger game which was admittedly a classic game and a highly respectable loss by the Dees.

The other being the 1997 game against the Dogs where the umps assisted them to a 3 point win over us.

Frustrating they they can’t find an iconic MFC win from the 90’s.

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19 hours ago, joeboy said:

Foxtel have a ‘best matches ever’ series of replays through the off season, and it seems like we have NEVER actually played a close final let alone home and away match.

I MAY be exaggerating but unless you’re a Geelong , Essendon or Collingwood supporter there’s little point in looking for your team to be to be screened 😱

Watching the 2021 Grand Final for the 87th time is never uninspiring but surely there’s some other games where we’ve excelled since replays came into vogue

Foxtel is just providing younger people with a better understanding of what watching Channel 7's football coverage was like in the 1970s and 1980s. It was wall to wall replays of Collingwood, Carlton and more Collingwood in those days.

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Round 22 vs Carlton, 2022

Will NEVER forget that last 40-ish seconds, ever. Well, if I could remember it, that is. It’s actually all just a fuzzy blur. But in a good way. 😁

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The 2002 Semifinal vs Adelaide was probably the craziest game I've been to, even though we lost. Travis Johnstone and that 3rd quarter were something else.

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24 minutes ago, old55 said:

The 2002 Semifinal vs Adelaide was probably the craziest game I've been to, even though we lost. Travis Johnstone and that 3rd quarter were something else.

8goal Adelaide 1st qtr.
The 2nd and 3rd quarter was some of the best footy I'd ever seen us play till then.
Then we choked in the last.
A very Melbourne game.
Talk about roller coaster of emotions.
I was devo.

I'll always remember watching Trapper interviewed after the game.
He was the happiest loser I'd ever seen.

 


 

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1 hour ago, old55 said:

The 2002 Semifinal vs Adelaide was probably the craziest game I've been to, even though we lost. Travis Johnstone and that 3rd quarter were something else.

I hated that game. 
it was totally schizophrenic!!!

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1 hour ago, Fork 'em said:

8goal Adelaide 1st qtr.
The 2nd and 3rd quarter was some of the best footy I'd ever seen us play till then.
Then we choked in the last.
A very Melbourne game.
Talk about roller coaster of emotions.
I was devo.

I'll always remember watching Trapper interviewed after the game.
He was the happiest loser I'd ever seen.

 


 

Thought after that game Trapper had finally arrived and we were witnessing a genuine superstar. 

Tore shreds off that game.

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