Norm Smith Medallist
- Jun 6, 2016
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Pines Football Club
Right now the margin looks huge too, not one to throw in the towel before having said towel but no one can convince me we're just gonna flick the switch and come out and suffocate the eagles (let alone hawks) like we did in the QF and actually win this game.Massive game and I'm already looking forward to this clash next week on Friday Night. Pretty much a year to the day when the Eagles ended their hoodoo against the Pies, a run stretching back 23 years where they last tasted victory at the MCG vs the Black and Whites. Gaff gathered 30 possessions, Nit Nat went down doing his ACL as the Eagles fought off an early onslaught of Collingwood pressure and domination recording a famous scalp. Two meetings later and West Coast were premiers beating them in week 1 at Optus Stadium in the Qualifying Final, and again in the Granny 3 weeks later. Another famous road win, again at the MCG in round 3, the Grand Final rematch with Gaff B.O.G yet again. Both these sides will go into next weeks game with a lot to prove and massive confidence taken out of it by the winner.
Huge! Bigger than..........Texas
* cringes *
We are trying to control the game through careful transition, spread the link up too far and then invite pressure and turnover.
The exact opposite of the corresponding game at optus last year.
Can anyone convince me we are going to see a complete form reversal in the space of two games? I don't think so, wc by 50+