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Postby saintspremiers » Fri 08 Sep 2017 6:05am

GWS. Give them more handouts please. They need more! They are shyte!

I'd love them to go out in straight sets. Definitely a chance now.

As for tonight - the Cats should pump Richmond who will get ahead of themselves in front of 95,000

It's a shame so many visitor tickets were sold in the MCC where members may get locked out tonight. Possible big stuff up looming by the MCC selling 5,000 visitor tickets.
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby Sainternist » Fri 08 Sep 2017 7:23am

I'm predicting an upset for tonight. Richmond haven't beaten Geelong for a long time and it'll be Geelong to get ahead of themselves. It'll come down to the wire in the end. Tiges will have a great first half and their lead will diminish as the second half progresses. Similar to our QF win over Geelong in 2010.

Dusty vs Dangerfield will be a midfield Battle Royale.
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby Joe Bloggs » Fri 08 Sep 2017 8:02am

Early days but can't see GWS dominating Grand Finals for years to come as most of us predicted.
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby freely » Fri 08 Sep 2017 9:58am

All class, no mongrel. Interesting.
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby thejiggingsaint » Fri 08 Sep 2017 10:41am

The thing that struck me about last night's effort from GWS, was how Josh Kelly could be BOG for the Giants, yet they were still smashed. It makes me wonder how our team can go from "pretenders to contenders" simply from the addition of Josh Kelly to the list? OR can one man truly make such a difference? Interesting.
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby thejiggingsaint » Fri 08 Sep 2017 10:43am

Sainternist wrote:I'm predicting an upset for tonight. Richmond haven't beaten Geelong for a long time and it'll be Geelong to get ahead of themselves. It'll come down to the wire in the end. Tiges will have a great first half and their lead will diminish as the second half progresses. Similar to our QF win over Geelong in 2010.

Dusty vs Dangerfield will be a midfield Battle Royale.


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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby meher baba » Fri 08 Sep 2017 11:44am

freely wrote:All class, no mongrel. Interesting.


All class, no midfield more like it: the Crows destroyed them in the middle. Makes me wonder if the likes of Kelly and Whitfield are the game changers they are billed as being.
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby meher baba » Fri 08 Sep 2017 11:52am

And, re Richmond. I would love them to win tonight, but it will be very tough.

And as for Martin vs Dangerfield: there's no contest IMO. Martin is good, but not great. Dangerfield IMO is one of the best half a dozen players I have ever seen: up there with Lethal, Duck, Hudson et al n And he is playing in an era of hard tagging and tight structures.
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby St Chris » Fri 08 Sep 2017 12:04pm

Last nights game could have been any game in any round - just didn't have that finals intensity about it.

GWS will take care of either WC or Port next week, but I just can't see them beating either the Cats or Richmond at the G in a prelim. Not how they played last night anyway...
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby meher baba » Fri 08 Sep 2017 3:41pm

St Chris wrote:Last nights game could have been any game in any round - just didn't have that finals intensity about it.

GWS will take care of either WC or Port next week, but I just can't see them beating either the Cats or Richmond at the G in a prelim. Not how they played last night anyway...


Surely the Eagles will beat Port (who are impostors as finalists IMO). And then I would see the Eagles vs GWS as very much a 50/50 proposition.
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby Con Gorozidis » Fri 08 Sep 2017 3:57pm

Adelaide are a deserving Premier imo.
Loss of Dangerfield.
No high draft picks.
Phil Walsh tragedy.

They have been very impressive.
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby The Fireman » Fri 08 Sep 2017 4:10pm

are there finals on ?
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby Bowey Boy » Fri 08 Sep 2017 8:28pm

Richmond, Geelong, who is the bigger front runner with soft underbelly?
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby stonecold » Fri 08 Sep 2017 8:29pm

Bowey Boy wrote:Richmond, Geelong, who is the bigger front runner with soft underbelly?


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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby Bowey Boy » Fri 08 Sep 2017 8:38pm

We need a like button.
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby mullet » Fri 08 Sep 2017 8:41pm

a champion team will always beat a team of champions
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby dragit » Fri 08 Sep 2017 9:10pm

The quality of football in general is very ordinary at the moment, 2nd vs 3rd tonight and the skills are terrible resulting in 1 goal in 20 minutes, plus GWS kicking 1.5 in a half last night.
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby SaintPav » Fri 08 Sep 2017 9:31pm

Geelong are s***
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby Enrico_Misso » Fri 08 Sep 2017 10:05pm

It's a goalfest here at the G
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby dragit » Fri 08 Sep 2017 10:31pm

SaintPav wrote:Geelong are s***

They're no Richmond.
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby Joe Bloggs » Fri 08 Sep 2017 10:32pm

Cats are prowling tigers have choked
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby Joe Bloggs » Fri 08 Sep 2017 10:33pm

dragit wrote:The quality of football in general is very ordinary at the moment, 2nd vs 3rd tonight and the skills are terrible resulting in 1 goal in 20 minutes, plus GWS kicking 1.5 in a half last night.


Pressure is good from both teams yeah
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby Con Gorozidis » Fri 08 Sep 2017 11:10pm

Joe Bloggs wrote:Cats are prowling tigers have choked

Backfire?
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby Con Gorozidis » Fri 08 Sep 2017 11:10pm

SaintPav wrote:Geelong are s***

Agree.
Two good players.
4 ok.
16 VFL hacks.
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Re: Finals discussion thread

Postby GregPackhamsHeadband » Fri 08 Sep 2017 11:17pm

mullet wrote:a champion team will always beat a team of champions

A champion team full of individual champions will always beat a champion team. Remember what Guru Bob said, "A good big man will always beat a good little man, except when that big man is Glen Coleman."
I think you're pretty tough, don't I?
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