Autopsy 2021 Grand Final - Dees are Premiers

Who will win the AFL Grand Final?

  • Western Bulldogs

    Votes: 10 35.7%
  • Melbourne

    Votes: 18 64.3%

  • Total voters
    28

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big_e

Existential crisis management consultant
Apr 28, 2008
8,141
24,060
Hermit Kingdom of Western Australia
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North Melbourne
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From the 16 minute mark of the third quarter Melbourne kicked 16.4 (100) to the Bulldogs' 1.1 (7).
I sh*t you not, right at that moment I leant over to my Dad and said "20 points down, I just can't see Melbourne coming back from here".

Narrator: They did come back.
 

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BoomerRoo

Premium Platinum
Apr 21, 2008
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To those that experienced 99’ what does it feel like? It’s only something I can dream of.
1999 Good, but once I knew our opponent was Carlton, I knew we'd win!

1996 was just amazing Ligma! A day after my birthday, crowd 90k roughly and my first ever final! Ended up at Arden St after the game, met some amazing people (especially Giulia, who told me her name was Italian for "youthful", never forget that. Actually, probably should've been Italian for "flexible".... anyway, a story for another day). Great win :thumbsu:
 

Yianni

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 19, 2001
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Keeping Brown would’ve been a mistake , he wouldn’t have got near it most of the year with our ball delivery & even if we managed to jag a couple of games because we kept him ? What good does that do us ? We may have even missed out on JHF … let’s face it we are in a rebuild & a bit off from contending at this point . Larkey benefited from being the number 1 forward in learning positioning , bodywork and work rate . Lest we forget he wanted 5yrs @ 800k . No thanks
This. It won’t even be a question in five years.
 

deano28

Club Legend
May 21, 2008
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melbourne
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melbourne victory , aussie cricket
To those that experienced 99’ what does it feel like? It’s only something I can dream of.
96 for me was the best footy day of my life , it was the culmination of 4 years excitement and expectation . We played some unbelievable footy in 93 , 94 & 95 but we were the best team in it in 96 . 97 we were injury riddled and never quite felt like we were playing our best footy . 98 was the biggest let down , we were by far the best team that year & a half of bad kicking brought it all undone. 99 was a strange one in that while we played some high level footy during the year , we had games that were a real struggle but come finals I never felt like we would lose .
Being a North supporter in that stretch 93-99 was just unreal , we were just an absolute powerhouse . You knew going into games we would win and win well … in fact I distinctly remember coming home from games disappointed with how we played despite winning by 10 goals . I hope to see those days again .
 

koshari

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 24, 2011
14,977
21,477
AFL Club
North Melbourne
how was basil zepelis forgeting to let Goody say a few words in the presentation, actually iam surprised he remembered his name!
 

the Ziebull

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 14, 2010
26,378
24,718
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Keeping Brown would’ve been a mistake , he wouldn’t have got near it most of the year with our ball delivery & even if we managed to jag a couple of games because we kept him ? What good does that do us ? We may have even missed out on JHF … let’s face it we are in a rebuild & a bit off from contending at this point . Larkey benefited from being the number 1 forward in learning positioning , bodywork and work rate . Lest we forget he wanted 5yrs @ 800k . No thanks
100%
Plus we turned brown into stevo massive win

Side note the extent of Melbourne supporters celebrations was going out to their balcony/backyard etc for a drink stuck in their homes past 9pm

we’ve picked the best years to bottom out
 

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see see

And don't forget the joker...
May 30, 2007
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Decent umpiring last night ?
I thought that the Dogs got a very good run, especially when the game was still up for grabs. I doubt there's a team in the comp that gets away with dropping the ball so often.

Basil announcing old mate Margetts to present the umpires' medal was the highlight of the night for mine. Possibly the two biggest campaigners in Australia on the same stage at the same time. Well played AFL👍
 

shintemaster

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 24, 2002
16,636
31,585
Ponderama
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North Melbourne
Just goes to show when you have the elite they are barely noticed which is how every game should be.
Funny you say that. Earlier in the day during the pre match I watched the last 5 minutes of the Brisbane v Dogs match from a few weeks ago. I spent most of the time shaking my head as time after time the umpires missed obvious frees that they would have fallen over themselves paying a few weeks earlier. IMHO these bullshit 50m rules should either be paid all the time or not at all. If it's as stupid rule to pay in the last 5 mins of a final - then it's a stupid rule to pay full stop.
 

shintemaster

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 24, 2002
16,636
31,585
Ponderama
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North Melbourne
Feel for Ben for the year he had personally offfield, but I can still live with the trading collateral damage of not bowing to managers and players after a decade of paying off their mortgages.
Yep. I'd have loved Brown to stay with us - for the right price - and win us more finals. Based on this year though he was not worth the contract he was asking and the club made the right and tough call.
 

awesome wells

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Oct 30, 2006
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So many nuffies on social media turning this into a north v Ben brown scenario.. reading their comments they really got NFI :rolleyes:

Anyway good on the dees for the win. Made it even more sweeter by smashing the umpires pets the bullflogs.

I can’t wait till it’s our turn again.
 

gokangas

Premium Platinum
Jan 16, 2004
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So many nuffies on social media turning this into a north v Ben brown scenario.. reading their comments they really got NFI :rolleyes:

Anyway good on the dees for the win. Made it even more sweeter by smashing the umpires pets the bullflogs.

I can’t wait till it’s our turn again.
Good on BBB. Glad he is doing well at dees.
 

leighlee13

All Australian
Aug 13, 2019
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To those that experienced 99’ what does it feel like? It’s only something I can dream of.
I loved every minute but in hindsight, after our run in finals in the 1990s, I thought I would see many more by now but they don’t come around often and when it does again, i will appreciate it even more.
 

Passmore

Brownlow Medallist
May 22, 2001
16,348
45,177
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Petracca said it took 8 years post game.
Viney talked about winning 2 wins in his first season.

It gives us hope
We've finally got fair dinkum it seems. It may take us 3 years, 5 or 7...we may not get there. But we're in as good a position as 16 other clubs, better than most of them.

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DarwinRoo

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 10, 2007
24,072
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Darwin
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North Melbourne
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The carry on about Brown you'd think he won the Norm Smith, B&F, Coleman and Brownlow.

Good luck to him, he stumbled in a premiership team. Lucky he didn't chose Freo or *.

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He didn’t stumble to a Premiership team. He went to a team who’d finished 17th and 9th the previous two years.

He didn’t exactly just jump onto the Richmond train.
 

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