Game Day 2017 AFL Grand Final

Discussion in 'Carlton' started by Aphrodite, Sep 24, 2017.

Put it out there
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Who will you be barracking for on Grand Final day?

Poll closed Sep 30, 2017.
  1. Adelaide

    77 vote(s)
    68.8%
  2. Punt Rd Ferals

    18 vote(s)
    16.1%
  3. Neither

    7 vote(s)
    6.3%
  4. Won't be watching

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  5. Couldn't care less

    8 vote(s)
    7.1%
  1. KnobHead

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  2. footyfan78

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    Absolutely.
    Pies stole a flag in 1990 with workhorse team, in the main.
    05 & 06 flags were workhorse teams complimenting a few absolute guns. Last year and this a bit the same. Fremantle and Saints failed at it under Lyon. The common trait is that style at best, wins one flag and needs a lot of luck involved too like Tiggies no injuries or something like 1990 where the draw threw other sides out that the only one with momentum goes all the way. But the downside is, if it does not work you end up in horrible nowhere like Saints and Freo and played an unattractive style to watch with no reward.

    Sides that win multiple flags is what you want to learn more from. But if you have the talented group but no game plan, a team buys into and sticks to like glue you win nothing. The common trait of all premiership teams, is, players as a rule, buy into and stick to a team ethos.
     
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    Make sure you get to Round 1 in time to watch us unveil the flag:cool:
     
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  4. Aphrodite

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    I'll be there just in time for the 1/2 time entertainment! :p

     
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    I thought they were still stuck at Adelaide Airport and didn't make it to the MCG yesterday

     
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    Watched the game yesterday with my dad at a feral richmond pub and it was good fun. Managed to grab a quick dinner on Swan street before everyone else caught on - place was empty when we saw down to eat, massive queues by the time we had eaten. During this time an epic queue had also formed outside the BWS across the road!

    We left just before Swan Street really turned to shit, but there were already signs of destruction (vandalised street signs) when we left. Pretty much would have to be shitfaced or 15 to be sticking around all night, I think.

    Dad was rapt with the day though (duh) - he still doesn't quite believe it yet.
     
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    Certainly wasn't very shiny.

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    Two at most. It's more about the pressure Richmond brought than the structure.
     
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    When they're off their meds.
     

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    Walker was held!

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    Ill be there, we’ve got a knack for crashing celebrations. Just ask Collingwood, yourselves (who can forget that banner, Yellow & Bleak)
     
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    Ughhh....24 hrs on and I'm still scratching my head over grigg having a premiership medal. Don't think it will ever make sense...but anyways... congrats tuggas. You can shut up now KB!


    As if....
     
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    Thing about this win and the dogs win is it comes with a couple of points :
    Dogs and tigers weren't the dominant team of the league all year (thank God more even season)

    Because of this they aren't the architect type of team everyone should aim to mimic. I don't want to take anything away from them they did wonderful and had a great run of injuries and took their chance at a flag.

    Not that is any Richmond fans fault it's going to do my head in hearing the media go on about them like they are a greatly built team like the multiple premiership teams of Hawks and cats.
    If the tiges come out and do it again next year then it's time to talk about them in that light.


    The Aussie sports media is very average
     
  16. ESKIE

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    So this Adelaide power stance pre game, is it true that after the anthem tex Walker takes a step forward and Keeps staring ?

    Seriously
     
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    Rang a tigers mate today to congratulate him. He said it was a great day until he was at the Cricketers Arms around 7 where a Tassie couple who he was talking to, amiably enough, suddenly got agro for no reason and turned on him and a friend, wanting a fight. Managed his way out of it but decided it was time to go home after that. FERALS, ha.

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    He's bang on.

    I still think the 2016 Dogs, Syd and Giants were waaaaaay better teams in the finals.
     
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    I think it's a sign that the league is in a pretty good spot right now. Hawks are gone and it isn't just the most talented teams winning flags. Very good thing for the league and I hope it helps Carlton get closer to one.

    Agree that the Tigers are sort of like the Bulldogs last year. Very interesting to see how things go next year when they become the team everyone wants to beat rather than being the underdog. Bulldogs coped terribly with that this year and then things like injuries began having an effect.

    Haven't looked at much media today but most of it the past month or so has been about them changing up things from last year and praising them for doing so. I think that's fair enough. They could have sacked Hardwick and pretended that everything would be fine. Instead they thought it was their footy department that needed fixing and that turned out to be right.
    I'm in shock. I've despised Richmond over the years but found myself barracking for them yesterday. Have a mate in the team and know some ripper Tigers fans, hard not to feel real happy for them.

    Not once during the season did I think they were a chance at the flag, only really thought it was a chance once they beat the Cats in week one of the finals.

    It got pretty depressing as the night went on knowing that I haven't seen Carlton get near a flag.
     
  21. passmark

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    Hawks best 22 still way better than Tigers.

    I reckon 12+ teams will see themselves as top 4 possibilities.
     
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    He's not really saying anything groundbreaking. One of the Tiger players or coaches even said so themselves yesterday that they're not the most talented side.

    You don't need the most talent to win AFL premierships, it's about how you play on the day, injury luck, draw luck and coaching.

    Hawthorn won 3 straight flags and in almost every season they contended there was always talk of a side that was better than them. They obviously had a lot of talent but I've always felt like the Swans had the better footballers, particularly once Buddy left.

    Tigers fans couldn't give a stuff if they're the least talented or anything like that and rightly so. I'd kill to be partying like they are right now.
     
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    Grant Thomas really shouldn't comment to be fair, i don't recall him coaching any teams to premierships..
     
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    Yeah but its more like

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  25. passmark

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    Neither have you or I or the majority of people who comment on GFs.
     
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