AFL Grand Final 2021 Grand Final - Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs - Sat, Sept 25 - 5:15pm AWST / 7:15pm AEST

Who you want to win the flag?


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Blackhawk42

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 5, 2018
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Big candidates for a premiership hangover next year.

Not many, if any, teams break a flag drought and back it up the next year.
Swans the only team to come close in the last 20 years.
Richmond?

Lost a prelim then won the next two.

Melbourne will be scary next season. List demographic is in an enviable position. They just need to stay injury free. Their reserves are also the dominant VFL side so the depth is there.
 

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burner1

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Nov 3, 2005
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If Dees are fit come finals next year they could easily win again. They should make finals again even with a slow start / hangover. A lot of their core is young and lower chance to be injured. It also wasn’t a ‘fluke’ flag - they were best team all year.

Their defensive structures may be unpicked but how do you plan to stop bursts of such centre square dominance? In same ways teams never really found a way to stop dusty, the Gawn, Jackson, petracca, Oliver combo isn’t easy to stop.
 

CHUBBSS

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Apr 6, 2010
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If Dees are fit come finals next year they could easily win again. They should make finals again even with a slow start / hangover. A lot of their core is young and lower chance to be injured. It also wasn’t a ‘fluke’ flag - they were best team all year.

Their defensive structures may be unpicked but how do you plan to stop bursts of such centre square dominance? In same ways teams never really found a way to stop dusty, the Gawn, Jackson, petracca, Oliver combo isn’t easy to stop.
Reeves is the secret shhh
 

Mitchell Madness

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Richmond?

Lost a prelim then won the next two.

Melbourne will be scary next season. List demographic is in an enviable position. They just need to stay injury free. Their reserves are also the dominant VFL side so the depth is there.
Could also go the other way.
Young players, lots of money, bigger egos
 

Blackhawk42

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 5, 2018
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Could also go the other way.
Young players, lots of money, bigger egos
Are you guessing though on the ego front?

Oliver and Petracca have notoriously seemed Melbourne's biggest egomaniacs.

Trac hid his Norm Smith because he wanted to share the win with his team mates without a focus being on his individual award.

Oliver's number 1 goal this season was to be more selfless. He won the clubs 'most selfless' in-house award apparently which was the first time somebody won who wasn't a defender.

I think they'll be fine.
 

Mitchell Madness

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 17, 2006
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Are you guessing though on the ego front?

Oliver and Petracca have notoriously seemed Melbourne's biggest egomaniacs.

Trac hid his Norm Smith because he wanted to share the win with his team mates without a focus being on his individual award.

Oliver's number 1 goal this season was to be more selfless. He won the clubs 'most selfless' in-house award apparently which was the first time somebody won who wasn't a defender.

I think they'll be fine.
I was thinking more off-field.
Think lance Franklin. Notorious off-field antics/rumours, but unselfish as anything onfield
 

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