Review 2019 AFL Grand Final - Richmond v GWS Saturday Sept 28th MCG 2.30pm

Who will win the 2019 AFL Grand Final?


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Shell

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I started the GF hoping GWS would snuff the Tigers out.
Finished off thinking well done Richmond.
Forget their horrible fans, the players are committed and devoted to each other and the colours they wear.
I like a lot of their players, and even think better of Dusty after that performance.
He's a bogan, but he's a team oriented bogan and he has performed when needed.
Watching them waiting for every team member and sundry to join the circle for the song was informative.
I'd like to hope Geelong has the same camaraderie at least building within the inner circle.
Good post, yeh i would agree with all that there. Except i knew GWS wasnt gonna do shit.
 

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cats_09

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Don't you love the media trying to create a story out of not much and then putting their "get out" clause deep into the article where it may not be read by all. Case in point:

The Herald Sun reports Greene is estranged from his father and hasn’t had a relationship with him for years. The Giants said they would not be commenting.

Found well after the following headline & Tweet intro

 

cats_09

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Greene's dad was being escorted out of the ground when he head butted a female police officer - so he's been arrested for that

It's only when you get well into the article it mentions the 2 are estranged - so potentially doubtful that Greene knew or cared his dad was there

Media trying to make a bigger story than they need to make - man arrested for head butting police officer is surely a good enough headline
 

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Goggin Our Best

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I started the GF hoping GWS would snuff the Tigers out.
Finished off thinking well done Richmond.

I like a lot of their players, and even think better of Dusty after that performance
He's a bogan, but he's a team oriented bogan and he has performed when needed.
Watching them waiting for every team member and sundry to join the circle for the song was informative.
I'd like to hope Geelong has the same camaraderie at least building within the inner circle.
How good is Prestia - i know everyone raves about Martin - but if i was picking one out of their team - Prestia would be a close 2nd - his game last week in the 2nd half 0f the PF was similar to Mitchell in the 13 PF - crucial to their team getting over the line

Dont know how many games he has played for Richmond - but if he keeps playing the way he is - well i think Dale Weightman is in their team of the century but Prestia is just so much better
 

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If Martin is their only ego, it further proves how far they have come, because he is anything but ego. He is the outstanding player in the comp, and is capable of a third NS. But your post is spot on. They ALL play for each other and talk about being blood brothers. Something happened down there pre 2017 and it has completely galvanised them.
I say ego in terms of he never chases and always calls for the ball.
Dusty plays for Dusty, however unlike the Cats and Danger playing for Danger, we don't have 21 others players willing to cover the slight negative and enhance the vast positive having that kind of player can generate.
The tigers team gets the best out of Martin, Cats do not when it comes to Danger.
 

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I say ego in terms of he never chases and always calls for the ball.
Dusty plays for Dusty, however unlike the Cats and Danger playing for Danger, we don't have 21 others players willing to cover the slight negative and enhance the vast positive having that kind of player can generate.
The tigers team gets the best out of Martin, Cats do not when it comes to Danger.
He plays for the team, brings others into the game and into goals, always looking for good options. Danger wants to do it all himself, and often succeeds, but in footy terms, is not as smart as Dusty.
 

James1970

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Greene's dad was being escorted out of the ground when he head butted a female police officer - so he's been arrested for that

It's only when you get well into the article it mentions the 2 are estranged - so potentially doubtful that Greene knew or cared his dad was there

Media trying to make a bigger story than they need to make - man arrested for head butting police officer is surely a good enough headline
That's a little naive - if a reporter wrote up this story without any mention of the family connection, they would be sacked.
 

Partridge

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How good is Prestia - i know everyone raves about Martin - but if i was picking one out of their team - Prestia would be a close 2nd - his game last week in the 2nd half 0f the PF was similar to Mitchell in the 13 PF - crucial to their team getting over the line

Dont know how many games he has played for Richmond - but if he keeps playing the way he is - well i think Dale Weightman is in their team of the century but Prestia is just so much better
Few Richmond supporters I know have very confidently tipped him to win their Best and Fairest. Very good player.
 

00VicWard001

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That perspective - the idea that teams that win two flags are *always* better than teams that win one - only makes sense if you operate on the self-evidently absurd assumption that every era is of footy equally high standard and every premiership winner has to face equally difficult teams to win.

As far as I'm concerned teams that win one premiership in a high standard era, with high standard rivals, is clearly better than a team that win two flags in a weak era with weak direct rivals. Collingwood 2010 for example was a miles better side than either of the Richmond 2017/19 sides, and history should judge them as such. Huge gulf on quality.
What about the Hawthorn 3-peat? Impressive because they backed up. But deduct points because they timed their run while every other team was stuck with a heavily diluted draft and did it against interstate teams.
 

00VicWard001

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How good is Prestia - i know everyone raves about Martin - but if i was picking one out of their team - Prestia would be a close 2nd - his game last week in the 2nd half 0f the PF was similar to Mitchell in the 13 PF - crucial to their team getting over the line

Dont know how many games he has played for Richmond - but if he keeps playing the way he is - well i think Dale Weightman is in their team of the century but Prestia is just so much better
Reminds me a bit of Leigh Montagna/Daniel Kerr in size and movement. He’s a strange sized player. Clearly not a big mid or a super athletic kid. Just a solid, strong footballer. It makes a lot of sense in hindsight that they paid so much for him when trading with GC.
 
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