Game Day 2019 AFL Grand Final Discussion: Richmond vs GWS

Who wins?

  • Richmond

    Votes: 29 74.4%
  • GWS

    Votes: 10 25.6%

  • Total voters
    39

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RussellEbertHandball

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Just had a look at the advanced stats on footy wire.

Pickett only spent 66% of the game on the ground and gained 559m.

Other mids and mids/forwards Prestia 87% 366m, Castagna 92% 586m, Martin 86% 372m, Cotchin 76% 298m, Caddy 85% 414m, Rioli 91% 280m, Edwards 78% 268m - even their usual metre eater Houli had 96% and only 317m. Vlaustin in the back lines 89% 570m second most metres.

One of the commentators got it right when he said he wants to see Pickett after a full Pre season.
 

TeeKray

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I done the mistake of looking at the stats for the 2007 Grand Final. I was surprised to see we had the last 4 scoring shots. Dare I say if that game went for another 6 hours we might have caught them! Or if the ump played school lunch time rules and reverted to last goal wins!
The stats from that game, lol.

If you'd said going into the game that we'd win the clearances, that Chad Cornes, Kane Cornes and Peter Burgoyne would all exceed 30 touches and that Shaun Burgoyne and Warren Tredrea would both have decent games and kick 2 goals each, you'd think 'gee, we're right in this'.

Alas ...
 

edgie

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The stats from that game, lol.

If you'd said going into the game that we'd win the clearances, that Chad Cornes, Kane Cornes and Peter Burgoyne would all exceed 30 touches and that Shaun Burgoyne and Warren Tredrea would both have decent games and kick 2 goals each, you'd think 'gee, we're right in this'.

Alas ...
I like to think if we kicked a little straighter early we just might have been able to put a bit more effort up, but then they also kicked 5.7...
 

AdamMarrett

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The stats from that game, lol.

If you'd said going into the game that we'd win the clearances, that Chad Cornes, Kane Cornes and Peter Burgoyne would all exceed 30 touches and that Shaun Burgoyne and Warren Tredrea would both have decent games and kick 2 goals each, you'd think 'gee, we're right in this'.

Alas ...
I remembered going into that game thinking we had to start well and kick the first couple of goals to put the doubts of years past into Geelong's heads early. I remember Josh Hunt turning a kick out over early but Ebert sprayed the set shot which would've given us a good start then after that they kicked the first 3, we got 2 back but their tails were up and they monstered us all day.

They were a hell of a footy side and that day everything went their way and nothing ours.
 

gtrxuone

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Yesterday just shows you that Grand Finals.Are won both on and off the field.The right people running the club.Recruitment and staff,coaches.
The last 3 clubs to dominate the competition in Geelong+Hawthorne+Richmond.Over the last 12 years and West Coast popping up for a flag+Sydney.A one off for the Western Bulldogs.
 

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VineValerian

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Richmond actually have a lot of ordinary players who you would say would struggle to get a game in most sides. But they blend superbly as a cohesive unit. That's what playing as a team means.
Astbury, Grimes, Short, Ellis, Castagna, et al have been called spuds for so long by so many.
But they all play like superstars in that environment and culture and team dynamic.
Tigers have a great game plan that works whoever they slot into the side.
Contrast with Port............
 

simba_

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Richmond actually have a lot of ordinary players who you would say would struggle to get a game in most sides. But they blend superbly as a cohesive unit. That's what playing as a team means.
Astbury, Grimes, Short, Ellis, Castagna, et al have been called spuds for so long by so many.
But they all play like superstars in that environment and culture and team dynamic.
Tigers have a great game plan that works whoever they slot into the side.
Contrast with Port............
We like to blame our 'spuds'
 

malcolm

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Data from OzTAM shows that the Seven Network's broadcast of the 2019 AFL Grand Final boasted a metropolitan audience of 2.197 million viewers, compared with 2.601 million in 2018. The nationwide audience fell from 3.378 million in 2018 to just 2.939 million. Richmond's 89-point victory over the Greater Western Sydney Giants was the third-biggest winning margin in AFL/VFL history.
 

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