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6 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

Probably the least excited I’ve been for a grand final. Very weak season and whoever is the eventual premier will be remembered as a weak premier alongside the Bulldogs 2016. 

I agree with the sentiment, and that’s not really how it works in reality, is it?

Anyway, tin foil hat time ,- I sat with 5 people last night, 1 Collingwood - 1 Freo and 2 Geelong supporters, and another Dees supporters, who all felt the game was umpired with a strong bias towards confecting to a particular outcome. 3 in particular had never previously harboured a sense that the AFL attempts to manipulate outcomes - although all agreed they do it off the field, be it tribunals, or Essendon, or the umpire that was charged with betting, or HR issues, or… They were gobsmacked about the first quarter and a bit.. about the non calls being made, and even the Collingwood supporter could reflect enough (female!) that GWS did not get the ‘rub; in the final quarter the night before.

Anyway - your comment got  me thinking about the Dogs - and how simultaneously in EPL there was also the fairytale story of Leicester in the same year… HOW Convenient! and then the Dees, winning in an already compromised (financially) Covid year… yep - I think I’ve gone off the deep end

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20 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

Probably the least excited I’ve been for a grand final. Very weak season and whoever is the eventual premier will be remembered as a weak premier alongside the Bulldogs 2016. 

I'd have happily accepted a "weak" flag this year. it would go well with our 2021 "flash in the pan" flag. 

Maybe next year we'll have better luck. A "lucky" flag perhaps. I'd take that as well.

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8 hours ago, biggestred said:

I predict that the talking point after the game will be a debate about bringing in red cards.

I dont care if any Toothless feral players get taken to the cleaners!

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Monday   ----- Pies to reclaim crown as best side in AFL

Tuesday  ----- Grand Final sold out 97,000 tickets sold 85,000 Pies fans expected at game

Wednesday -- We have been best side all year and will win "Howe"

Thursday     -- I expect we will be at our best on Saturday "McRea"

Friday          --- Pies odds on to win flag, Bookie say can't be beaten

Saturday     --- Massive Pies crowd at MCG 

Sunday       --- Football world congratulate Brisbane on magnificent Grand Final win.

Monday       ---Maynard and Daicos sited by MRO

 

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bears better win

BUT

quite frankly, i think both sides 'need' to win

bears have been up and about for a solid five seasons now and this is their first genuine chance of winning a premiership in that time

the filth, on the other hand, i just don't see as playing a 'sustainable' brand of football

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Unfortunately there will be a winner out of Lions and Pies.  Hate Zorko. Hate Maynard.  Unfortunately one of these grubs will get a premiership.  
 

Fortunately there will be a loser.  🤣🤣 Pies lose. Wasted year after finishing on top. Colliwobbles. 
Lions lose. Perhaps their last chance. Would be the MCG Hoodoo !!! 

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25 minutes ago, greenwaves said:

Can anyone recall a Grand Final where it was twenty-seven degrees?

In 1987, the temperature reached 30 degrees.  Michael Tuck wore a short-sleeved jumper!

It was the week after Melbourne lost that awful Prelim Final to Hawthorn (the Jimmy Stynes incident).  

 

 

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Same thing SWYL, to not have that feeling that at least one team deserved to be there. 

By the way Collingwood not there next year will mean of course that Carlton will, as pre determined by the AFL cheats.

Anyone happen to notice that the two tacklers in the GWS game both involved unfair tackles by the Daicos mob.

Were they singled out to be given special "carte blanche" in their tackles, and they wouldn't be reported?

 

 

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