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Are we all on the Giants bandwagon?


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22 minutes ago, Docs Demons said:

Reckon it's ripe for the Lions taking. They should belt a banged up Blues and will beat Pies or Giants in GF.

That's what I'm hoping for.

I'd enjoy watching GWS eviscerate the Magpies first though

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So it has come this.  I have to support Brisbane and GWS. The latter being one club I had despised since that smirking pr*ck Sheedy paraded Tom 'im only going up for a look' scully in a press conference.  I had begun to admire some of Collingwood but after having to sit near their band of orcish supporters whipping themselves into a frenzied mob a couple of weeks ago they moved back on top of the hated list.  Now joined by Carlton, whose supporters seemed to have one thing on their mind last week and that was to goad Dee's supporters into some reaction. They came down the aisle to wave their arms about, getting into faces and starting fights.  Watch out if there's a Carlton v Collingwood gf .. Then the media hopped on the bandwagon.  Please footy gods, do the right thing and have GWS play Brisbane in the gf and spare us all the local media hype garbage.

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I would rather stick toothpicks into my eyeballs than support either Collingwood or Carlton. Can’t stand either team and their feral supporters. I heard some media [censored] on the radio over the weekend stating ‘Collingwood is everyone’s second favourite team now’. I don’t think so.

I sat through two Collingwood GF with my husband- Geelong and WCE and openly supported the opposition. I had to tone it down a bit but there was no way I was cheering Collingwood on on any shape or form.

TBH I don’t care if Brisbane or GWS win - as long as it’s not either of the two Melbourne clubs.

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The Giants seem to have everything in sync right now especially their midfield. We shouldn't be overly surprised considering there's still plenty of good talent in there and guys who have played together a long time and know each other's game. 

This has been Josh Kelly's best season for a while in my view and Coniglio who really fell off the cliff as captain is back to playing some really good footy. I also can't get enough of watching Tom Green, that's the player you want first if you're picking your side, game on the line with the clearance there to be won that's the guy.

I don't seek out former Melbourne players and actively cheer for their success but watching Jesse Hogan and the way he's going about it is bringing me a joy that I don't feel often in this scenario. He's moving well, taking some ripper contested marks and he seems to have got his set shot routine down nicely. Working beautifully with Bedford, Daniels and Greene when he gets down there.

Backline is ultra solid and it just shows how much they missed Sam Taylor during the season. Buckley and Himmelberg as well who hold their own in one on ones.

Hopefully Briggs gets up but apart from that I think the Dubs have a bit to offer in this prelim. If they start well and take their chances early they will be pushing the Pies all the way. 

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10 hours ago, jane02 said:

I would rather stick toothpicks into my eyeballs than support either Collingwood or Carlton. Can’t stand either team and their feral supporters. I heard some media [censored] on the radio over the weekend stating ‘Collingwood is everyone’s second favourite team now’. I don’t think so.

I sat through two Collingwood GF with my husband- Geelong and WCE and openly supported the opposition. I had to tone it down a bit but there was no way I was cheering Collingwood on on any shape or form.

TBH I don’t care if Brisbane or GWS win - as long as it’s not either of the two Melbourne clubs.

If it is Carlton vs Collingwood I'm not watching it!! 

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16 minutes ago, Dwight Schrute said:

I hope so! i just can't see the Giants, off a 6 day break being able to beat the well rested Pies, with Daicos back in front of 95k rabid pies fans. if they can pull it off it'd be one of the best AFL wins of all time

It’s pretty shocking they weren’t given 7 days 

 

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Just read an interview with Bedford where he said he now feels valued and the team appreciate the small things he does - or words to that affect.

I still find it astounding that we put 7 years into Toby's development, only to let him slip through the cracks when he was on the cusp of a break out. It's truly painful given we could have done so more. 

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4 minutes ago, Dannyz said:

Just read an interview with Bedford where he said he now feels valued and the team appreciate the small things he does - or words to that affect.

I still find it astounding that we put 7 years into Toby's development, only to let him slip through the cracks when he was on the cusp of a break out. It's truly painful given we could have done so more. 

We have a surplus of small forwards, we were always going to lose one or two 

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1 hour ago, Dannyz said:

Kozzy & Toby would of been the two to prioritise with AMW developing. 

Totally agree, baffling we let him go.

GO GIANTS!!!  Hell yes on their bandwagon, few ex dees players I'd love it if we still had plus they're playing great entertaining clean fast footy, the type I wish Melbourne were playing more of this year...plus they can kick straight!

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7 minutes ago, Young Angus said:

Totally agree, baffling we let him go.

GO GIANTS!!!  Hell yes on their bandwagon, few ex dees players I'd love it if we still had plus they're playing great entertaining clean fast footy, the type I wish Melbourne were playing more of this year...plus they can kick straight!

 

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17 hours ago, Melbournepotter said:

  I had begun to admire some of Collingwood but after having to sit near their band of orcish supporters whipping themselves into a frenzied mob a couple of weeks ago they moved back on top of the hated list.  

I just want to say I told you so. Not you, exactly but everybody. When the hacks in the media started on last year how Collingwood was everyone's second team because everybody "loves the way they play" I said that horse s%&t would not survive an afternoon's exposure to their supporters.

As for hating GWS and Sheedy, yep that was me too, but since the Stolen One's career amounted to nothing much at all I don't give a rat's anymore. I mean really, Tom Whathisface has no presence, is not much remembered except on demonland and had not much impact on the game. If he had stayed with us he would have something, some history, be a one club player with the distinction of helping us through hard times. In other words, he would have a home, but he is just another forgotten figure now. A nobody. 

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10 minutes ago, Ferghus31 said:

Would love to see the Yank give away a free kick with 30secs to go and either Jesse or Toby kick the winning goal that would be a payback for his knees jumping into Max 

Nah...I want them destroyed in the manner of Sydney in last year's GF plus some. Give them a belting that will damage them psychologically for seasons to come.

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