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POSTGAME: Rd 22 vs Carlton


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20 minutes ago, KingDingAling said:

The goal umpire error most likely costs is a chance to play in a grand final. Going to Port or Brisbane is giving away a 5 goal advantage - because the umpiring at these places is criminal. It’s why Adelaide are hopeless away from home. The umpiring at these venues is ridiculous. So that error last night, will cost us a home final, and from there it’s an uphill battle. 

Twaddle, we’ll finish fourth and beat the Pies and then freshen up for a Prelim.

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Why aren’t people seeing the positives of last night. With the cost of living and interest rate increases, when we lose the next two, finish 5th and go out in the first week, we will have saved a lot of money in finals tickets. 

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Close losses sting and it’s always about the ifs. If the Nibbler dribbler goes through, if Salo hits a 3 Iron instead of a pitching wedge, if JvR is awarded a free for being swept.
Oh well… you win some, you lose some. 

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2 hours ago, layzie said:

Get stuffed mate. You're a Muppet.

I often wonder how in Australian culture ‘Muppet’ became a derogatory term? 

The Muppets are some of the best entertainment ever, and Jim Henson is a creative genius.

Muppet is far too good a word.

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8 minutes ago, OutOfTheCentre21 said:

Still in shock that Salem missed his shot running into goal. 😔

That was the kick. Salem looked set to be in the top 20 players in the comp 2 years ago. His injuries and illness have crippled him.

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5 hours ago, titan_uranus said:

I understand what people mean by this (their pressure almost literally can’t be higher than that).

But they have Walsh, Cerra, McGovern, Kennedy, McKay and McGovern out, some/all of whom will be back by finals. 

They probably can get better.

They were at full strength when we beat them earlier in the year, sans Clarry.

Can they bring the heat again like last night and expect us not to? And if Trac's goal had a soft call of goal, we win anyway.

Highly unlikely they can play like that again and us not bring a much hetter game than last night. And hopefully that last minute stings us a bit, and drives a bit of momentum back our way now.

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46 minutes ago, YesitwasaWin4theAges said:

Did you see the goal line review for the Hawks v Bulldogs game? last quarter Tim English touches the ball on the line and they got vision from both post cameras and they even zoomed in.

Where was this comprehensive review last night? They [censored] choked in that Arc box last night like a rabbit in the spotlights.

The camera on the other post closest to Marchbank would have 100 percent defined whether he touched it or not they were in such a [censored] hurry to get the game going instead of taking an extra 20 seconds and get it right.

I don't often again with Dwayne Russell but i reckon they should microchip the ball and that will determine whether the ball had been touched before the line.

How much would that cost to put a micro chip in the ball and magnetic sensors in the posts? 

Not much i would have thought, but the tight ring holes at AFLHQ won't pull their finger out of their a holes to be up to standard with other sports around the world.

Every goal line and offside decision in the Womens World Cup have been correct 💯 percent, NBA have buzzer beater technology to determine whether the ball has been released before the game clock expires.

Tennis has Hawkeye for line calls, Elite Soccer has VAR for offside( Yes their were initially teething problems with this until they determined what part of body was considered offside but 100 percent now) and Hawkeye for goal line technology 100 pecent correct.

NFL you Hawk eye aswell with 100's of camera angles to determine 1st downs etc.

But the AFL is stuck with 3rd world technology 2 go pros on each post and a camera angle on the side, it's a complete and utter chip show from top to bottom with the AFL.

AFL big shots go around saying they are an Elite level comp but i beg to differ they can't even get goal line decisions to 💯 percent levels when its going to count most Grand Final day.

Embarrassing AFL Embarrassing.

WHERE WAS THE ZOOM?

THERE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AN EARTH SHATTERING ZOOM!

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18 minutes ago, Roost it far said:

And why didn’t Petracca drill it right through?

Its true. He nails those shots. Something that few are talking about is what happened on the mark as trac went for that shot though/ 

The 2nd carlton player was way too close to the mark BEFORE the umpire called play on...and came closer BEFORE the umpire called play on. It was all happening pretty quick but seen 50's Seriously should have been 50 I think.  It meant that trac didnt have the clear run at it he could have. Perhaps he should have gone back and had the men on the mark cleared out of  and just taken his time. He can roost it that distance for sure. 

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2 hours ago, pitmaster said:

Oh, and by the way, one for WCW:

What is the protocol for holding up the target symbol behind the goals because when JVR lined up in the first term I was right behind him and the target was positioned right in the middle OF THE POINTS. that is, the EXACT MID-WAY BETWEEN GOAL AND POINT POST?

Now it may be that the players ignore that stuff but JVR's kick went perfectly straight...and midway between goal and point post so can we have a NEW RULE that the target is handed to someone in line with the midpoint of the goals the the kicker?

Or maybe just do away with it.

A “new rule”? That’s been the rule since forever. Last night was a one-off. The target stays.

The incident to which you refer happened in the second quarter and it was actually me holding the target at that time. I’m really sorry I messed up. Truly I am. But if you think JVR missed the goal because I held the target in the wrong place, then you’re not giving him any credit for having a brain, nor good eyesight.

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Just now, Wells 11 said:

Its true. He nails those shots. Something that few are talking about is what happened on the mark as trac went for that shot though/ 

The 2nd carlton player was way too close to the mark BEFORE the umpire called play on...and came closer BEFORE the umpire called play on. It was all happening pretty quick but seen 50's Seriously should have been 50 I think.  It meant that trac didnt have the clear run at it he could have. Perhaps he should have gone back and had the men on the mark cleared out of  and just taken his time. He can roost it that distance for sure. 

I don’t think he saw Acres out to the right and thought he’d have more time.

If he’d waited the umpire might’ve cleared Acres out properly but he took off almost straight away and ended up kicking off balance.

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6 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

A “new rule”? That’s been the rule since forever. Last night was a one-off. The target stays.

The incident to which you refer happened in the second quarter and it was actually me holding the target at that time. I’m really sorry I messed up. Truly I am. But if you think JVR missed the goal because I held the target in the wrong place, then you’re not giving him any credit for having a brain, nor good eyesight.

He definitely missed because of you. It’s all your fault!

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15 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

A “new rule”? That’s been the rule since forever. Last night was a one-off. The target stays.

The incident to which you refer happened in the second quarter and it was actually me holding the target at that time. I’m really sorry I messed up. Truly I am. But if you think JVR missed the goal because I held the target in the wrong place, then you’re not giving him any credit for having a brain, nor good eyesight.

I have heard everything now.

A cheer squad member being blamed for an AFL player missing a goal!

And here I thought we lost because a billion dollar industry can't spring for a go pro.

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24 minutes ago, The heart beats true said:

I often wonder how in Australian culture ‘Muppet’ became a derogatory term? 

The Muppets are some of the best entertainment ever, and Jim Henson is a creative genius.

Muppet is far too good a word.

Stand corrected. Will let people choose their own word.

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It would have been nice to win, but I think we can take a lot from the match:

- Our best is the best

- Intensity lapses are costly for us

- We seemed to have worked them out by half time

- Max will be all the better for having the ruck load shared

- We should have stolen it but for missed opportunities and some tough luck

- Grundy not in the starting 23, but a good backup if Max goes down

- Oliver will be better for the run

- Fritsch will make a welcome return soon

Next week against Hawthorn will be a tough assignment. We should win, but we’re probably best to finish in fourth spot and get a home QF. 

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30 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

 t was actually me holding the target at that time. I’m really sorry I messed up. Truly I am.

It’s all your fault! Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

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8 minutes ago, Roost it far said:

He definitely missed because of you. It’s all your fault!

I lost us the game! 😭

I laugh now, I certainly wasn’t laughing at the time though. I was beside myself for making such a stupid mistake. No one in the DA was angry, in fact they found it amusing. One of the OGs said, “we know you’re going through a really difficult time right now, we all love you, nobody wants to see you so upset.” Then he added, “but please never, ever touch the target ever again. Ever! Don’t even look at the target. Forget the target even exists.” 🤣🤣🤣

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1 minute ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

I lost us the game! 😭

I laugh now, I certainly wasn’t laughing at the time though. I was beside myself for making such a stupid mistake. No one in the DA was angry, in fact they found it amusing. One of the OGs said, “we know you’re going through a really difficult time right now, we all love you, nobody wants to see you so upset.” Then he added, “but please never, ever touch the target ever again. Ever! Don’t even look at the target. Forget the target even exists.” 🤣🤣🤣

No you didn't. You always win us the game.

And if JVR is on the other side you're in the perfect spot.

Sorry I love joking on here any other week but on top of everything you mentioned that has happened to you lately then the blatent racism and racism enablers on here in the last 24 hrs I'm not finding much humour in it all, sorry wet blanket I know.

Not a good 24 hrs for DL.

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