2nds 2019 Finals - GF vs the Palindromes (sadly not the Little Teds)

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PA88

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Apr 6, 2014
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Tigers' supporters telling me that the semi-final loss against us was what they needed to wake themselves up. They sound confident.
 

davo999

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Full marks to the players this year , they seem passionate about the team and it’s more than just a reserves team .
Pity Pudney can’t play , I assume Frederick will come in for Johnson ,
We need a big game from Frampton and Marshall . Trengove and Mayes , McKenzie, Hewitt and Garner , those Glenelg forwards are pretty dangerous and we lack a little height back there.
I guess we’ll have to try and slow down their midfield. .
Hopefully Cox and Woodcock can add a few goals each .
Be a great effort if we win , I’m not holding my breath but I’m hopeful
 

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Schulzenfest

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The SANFL finals series is such horseshit. We finished top 3. We beat both of the other top 3 teams in finals. Why aren't we already premiers?

If Glenelg beat us on the weekend, it doesn't make them better than us. It means we're 1-1.
 

kgerlach01

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The SANFL finals series is such horses**t. We finished top 3. We beat both of the other top 3 teams in finals. Why aren't we already premiers?

If Glenelg beat us on the weekend, it doesn't make them better than us. It means we're 1-1.
Jesus really? Sound like a Liverpool supporter when they're top in December.
 

Pappagallo

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The SANFL finals series is such horses**t. We finished top 3. We beat both of the other top 3 teams in finals. Why aren't we already premiers?

If Glenelg beat us on the weekend, it doesn't make them better than us. It means we're 1-1.
The same thing happens in the AFL.

In 2015 Hawthorn lost their Qualifying Final to West Coast before beating them in the Grand Final. Losing the first game just means you go the long way around to the Granny and if you win it after doing that then more power to you.
 

SteppingTiger

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i have used the 7 plus app in Brisbane to watch the finals. anyone know if it changes for the GF at all in terms of availability?

AS a side note, watching the Maggies run around on the TV in Brisbane is just a little surreal...
 

shewho

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The SANFL finals series is such horses**t. We finished top 3. We beat both of the other top 3 teams in finals. Why aren't we already premiers?

If Glenelg beat us on the weekend, it doesn't make them better than us. It means we're 1-1.
And we would have to hand back about a dozen SANFL flags.
 

Papa G

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The SANFL finals series is such horses**t. We finished top 3. We beat both of the other top 3 teams in finals. Why aren't we already premiers?

If Glenelg beat us on the weekend, it doesn't make them better than us. It means we're 1-1.
Lol. This whinge is off the top shelf Schulzy. Do we give back all those flags we won when didn't finish top or lost the second semi final?
 

Eddie Dingle

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Lol. This whinge is off the top shelf Schulzy. Do we give back all those flags we won when didn't finish top or lost the second semi final?
Clearly that’s not what he means.

Schulzenfest has recently spent a week at a snaffle think tank where it was agreed for the 18th straight season to just change the rules to suit you or your desired outcome.

Unfortunately schulzy was having a pee when they voted on including pOrts in the deal.
 

Schulzenfest

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Lol. This whinge is off the top shelf Schulzy. Do we give back all those flags we won when didn't finish top or lost the second semi final?
This isn't just a Port thing. I had the same complaint last year when West Coast had to beat Collingwood twice, the second time being on Collingwood's home ground. If Collingwood had won that game it would've been grossly unfair on the Eagles.

If the almighty dollar wasn't so paramount we could just have a knockout finals system like every other major sporting league in the world. I'm not a fan of 'double chances' in finals in general.
 

Andre

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This isn't just a Port thing. I had the same complaint last year when West Coast had to beat Collingwood twice, the second time being on Collingwood's home ground. If Collingwood had won that game it would've been grossly unfair on the Eagles.

If the almighty dollar wasn't so paramount we could just have a knockout finals system like every other major sporting league in the world. I'm not a fan of 'double chances' in finals in general.
I'd go something like below, assuming top ranked side always wins in games. Knock out for progression, plus follow up finals for final placings.

Week 1
1v8 (to give top an advantage)
2v7
3v6
4v5

Week 2
Top ranked side plays bottom ranked remaining side.
1v4 - Preliminary final 1
2v3 - Preliminary final 2

Week 3
Week 2 teams get week off

7v8 - winner gets the better draft pick as well as cash - determine who finishes 7/8
5v6 - winner gets the better draft pick as well as cash - determine who finishes 5/6

Week 4
3v4 - winner gets the better draft pick as well as cash - determine who finishes 3/4
1v 2 - GF

So assuming top ranked sides win the draft order for first round (rinse and repeat for subsequent ones) would be
18 - 9
7
8
5
6
3
4
2
1

This makes it more like tennis and other sports where the losers of semi finals play off for third place etc. The draft pick swaps are required to incentivise the clubs, whilst the prize money is there for the players.

The fact 3 of the latter finals aren't for a chance at the flag is mitigated for viewing rights by there is now 1 extra final played.
 

Lockhart Road

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I'm OUTRAGED. Seriously, even though we expect a well polished presenter like David to be 100% on, sometimes people slip up. Life goes on.
You’re running for the Board again, Rick? Don’t worry, by the time of the election Koch may well be gone and you can be yourself again.;)
 

Kiss from a Rozee

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This isn't just a Port thing. I had the same complaint last year when West Coast had to beat Collingwood twice, the second time being on Collingwood's home ground. If Collingwood had won that game it would've been grossly unfair on the Eagles.

If the almighty dollar wasn't so paramount we could just have a knockout finals system like every other major sporting league in the world. I'm not a fan of 'double chances' in finals in general.
Why not just have an 18 team knockout tournament and no h&a at all?
 

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