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1 minute ago, Jaded No More said:

Adelaide have Darren Burgess written all over them. 
Running at full pace in the last quarter. 

I mean we've done that every game this year barring the Port game.

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Adelaide Crows played in Adelaide not the Gabba. We play at the Gabba  and thats fine with me..  Lions were the bunny.

Its called corporate AFL.

Crows were hot favourite in 2017 GF. How did that go on neutral ground? Dustin says HI!  One player.

If the GF is played in Adelaide you can chalk them in 50/ 50.

It wont happen.

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Adelaide are 5-2 at home and 1-3 on the road, the sole win vs Hawthorn. 

Fortune in their draw to get both Brisbane and Collingwood at home, and obviously don’t have the away factor vs Port. We get both Brisbane and Port away. Just a bit of bad luck on that front. 

Also note they have had fewer road trips this year than we have.

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7 hours ago, titan_uranus said:

Adelaide are 5-2 at home and 1-3 on the road, the sole win vs Hawthorn. 

Fortune in their draw to get both Brisbane and Collingwood at home, and obviously don’t have the away factor vs Port. We get both Brisbane and Port away. Just a bit of bad luck on that front. 

Also note they have had fewer road trips this year than we have.

Crows are more than a handful at home. I think we got lucky to be playing them at the G this year.

They're away form is very patchy. They were bog ordinary against the doggies last week.

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Slightly off-topic, but well worth a mention! Overnight saw my team Everton def. Bournemouth 1-0 to narrowly avoid relegation from the English  premier league. What then is the Everton / Melbourne connection? On May 16, 1964 my father took me to see Everton (then a top Div 1 team)  play Australia. In spite of Everton smashing Australia 8-2 Everton, Everton became my team from then on. If my father wasn't so anti-Australian rules l might have been taken to junction oval (the previous Saturday) to see my first VFL game v Saints. Despite winning the flag that year Melbourne were soundly beaten by a rising St Kilda. Crowd comparisons were interesting: the Melbourne game drew 35,000 whilst the international at Olympic park drew 32,500. 

PS We walloped then in the August re-match, 8.7 to 5.7, but the crowd - at the MCG - was only 33,000.

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15 minutes ago, bush demon said:

Slightly off-topic, but well worth a mention! Overnight saw my team Everton def. Bournemouth 1-0 to narrowly avoid relegation from the English  premier league. What then is the Everton / Melbourne connection? On May 16, 1964 my father took me to see Everton (then a top Div 1 team)  play Australia. In spite of Everton smashing Australia 8-2 Everton, Everton became my team from then on. If my father wasn't so anti-Australian rules l might have been taken to junction oval (the previous Saturday) to see my first VFL game v Saints. Despite winning the flag that year Melbourne were soundly beaten by a rising St Kilda. Crowd comparisons were interesting: the Melbourne game drew 35,000 whilst the international at Olympic park drew 32,500. 

PS We walloped then in the August re-match, 8.7 to 5.7, but the crowd - at the MCG - was only 33,000.

Masters of the great escape.

Yeah I see the comparisons, also always thought West Ham was similar.  

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1 minute ago, layzie said:

Masters of the great escape.

Yeah I see the comparisons, also always thought West Ham was similar.  

It only takes the flimsiest pretext to follow a team when you are a kid. Ie Getting taken to an International v seeing Ron Barassi on TV  shows.

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6 minutes ago, bush demon said:

It only takes the flimsiest pretext to follow a team when you are a kid. Ie Getting taken to an International v seeing Ron Barassi on TV  shows.

I hear ya, my best friend at Kinder who I never see anymore was a Dees fan so there you go!

Did Everton play a warm up game against South Melbourne at Lakeside on that tour? My dad seemed to think so but he isn't the biggest Soccer fan so I don't trust his memory that much! 

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15 hours ago, whatwhat say what said:

this season is - the filth aside and the bears at home - crazy even 

And West Coast. Don't forget West Coast. They are not beating anyone.

 

Adelaide are quite a young side still. They are therefore up and down and have real inconsistencies in their game. Even last night when Brisbane were coming hard in the last, they looked a little nervous. But they have a really good list and some absolute A grade ball users. I would not be shocked if they push for top 4 next year. I reckon they're a good chance to make finals this year too.

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7 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

And West Coast. Don't forget West Coast. They are not beating anyone.

 

Adelaide are quite a young side still. They are therefore up and down and have real inconsistencies in their game. Even last night when Brisbane were coming hard in the last, they looked a little nervous. But they have a really good list and some absolute A grade ball users. I would not be shocked if they push for top 4 next year. I reckon they're a good chance to make finals this year too.

crom effectively have 13 out of 24 games in front of their manic fanbase for the next few years

it's not a bad situation to be in

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6 hours ago, bush demon said:

It only takes the flimsiest pretext to follow a team when you are a kid. Ie Getting taken to an International v seeing Ron Barassi on TV  shows.

Spent my childhood watching Robbie Flower at the G, was never going to barrack for anyone else! Wow, could he play footy, never seen another like him. Time, grace, skills, could mark beautifully and almost untackleable. 

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21 minutes ago, Roost it far said:

Spent my childhood watching Robbie Flower at the G, was never going to barrack for anyone else! Wow, could he play footy, never seen another like him. Time, grace, skills, could mark beautifully and almost untackleable. 

Almost impossible to tackle...   but sandwich crunch...sadly..  

( the very reason i despise the [censored] and [censored] to this day ) 

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