Analysis 2023 Grand Final wrap: Liked, Learnt, and Hated?

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With the Grand Final over now it’s time for that weekly thread


Liked: a close game that went down the wire to the very end, could have gone either way

Learnt: Conditions didn’t seem to have any noticeable impact on Collingwood

Hated: That the season is now done and dusted

* Discussion on the game/decisions etc can remain in the autopsy thread.
 

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mcgrath_truther

AAAAAAAAAAARGH!
Feb 27, 2023
2,320
2,357
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
GWS, Gold Coast, Brisbane
liked: good footy is good footy regardless of who won. bobby hill was by far the most important player on the ground and rightfully deserved the win. i’m not a nick daicos fan but it’s fairly clear to me that he’s got a very mature head on his shoulders, exceeding that of his peers.
learnt: kiss still has it, they’re clearly past it but man they had a great start to the day, really set the tone

hated: all the ******* gambling advertising, truly a parasite on my favourite sport.

ironically this person had been making nathan brown’s recommended bets & lost money on them, what a shocker!
 

JackFlash

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 28, 2012
10,947
10,244
Melbourne, the lost City.
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
QPR, Buffalo Bills
Liked: KIss were outstanding, it was a beautiful day and the game was close.

Learnt: Fagan's team isn't quite there yet, won all their games at the Gabba, but once again failed at the MCG and if you can't win there you go home empty-handed.

Hated: The game started with a bad bounce and finished with a pretty poor decision by the Umpire. Pies deserved to win it just the same, but our game still has plenty of officiating issues. The new CEO has his work cut out.
 

Chilli Con Incarnate

Club Legend
Feb 13, 2013
2,549
2,386
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks
Liked: Jeremy Howe. Just so solid.
Learned: We could still win even with an average forward line.
Hated: The amount of "Brisbane" supporters there just stirring Collingwood fans. Your ticket could have gone to an actual supporter.
 
Liked: KISS nailed that performance. Got the crowd rocking!
Learnt: 17k for both sets of members? Looked liked a sea of black & white in the crowd… how does that happen?
Hated: half time show could’ve been a pub band on a Thursday night… wouldn’t even get a gig on a weekend night!
 

Section226

All Australian
May 21, 2021
702
1,266
AFL Club
GWS
Liked: Ebbs and flows of a close game.

Learnt: Maybe enjoying the game and all its bit and pieces a little more is the way to go. Collingwood players seemed a heck of a lot more relaxed than Brisbane, especially running onto the ground. Perhaps a more relaxed attitude made a difference.

Hated: Ch7's coverage and worse, the AFL clearly not giving a crap. KISS miming. Was far too obvious (watch the drummer and listen to the audio. Amazing how tom toms sound like cymbals.....). Pre-match and half-time entertainment MUST be live performances. AFL needs to book performers, and have them play upbeat material. That half-time stuff was rubbish.
 
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Reg Grundy35

Club Legend
Jul 27, 2013
2,099
3,172
AFL Club
Collingwood
Liked - Pretty much everything
Learned - a significant number of sad people will never acknowledge that any Collingwood win is illegitimate and argue that every star player is overrated. If all else fails they look for a player who forgot to shake hands with a kid. It's pathetic.
Hated: That Noble, McStay and Adams couldn't be in it. Next year is for them.
 

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The Real Deal 7

Draftee
Sep 19, 2023
18
21
AFL Club
GWS
Liked: that a very ordinary list can win a flag, this should give every other ordinary list hope, and this why I believe everyone likes this ordinary Collingwood list and what they've been able to achieve with said ordinary list. Ordinary list.

Learnt: that great gains can be made if you treat your players (Treloar & Grundy) like cattle. I hope someone has asked Grundy (who could've been at Adelaide if he didn't sign a lucrative contract to stay at Collingwood) "r u ok" today.

Hated: that the GWS was not the AFL's preferred winner. And how stupid Melbourne helped Collingwood to win this flag. How dumb is the Melbourne FC lol!
 
Jun 30, 2009
30,261
41,528
Deroesfromgero
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
east perth www.pixelpac.com.au
Liked: good first half of footy.

Loved : Sidebottoms match winning goal - that guy steps up when its his turn.

Hated :
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piesaregreat

All Australian
Aug 15, 2009
837
802
AFL Club
Collingwood
Liked Winning
Learnt Some people will find fault no matter what
Hated Ch7 commentary BT is an idiot
 
Jul 11, 2012
9,080
14,837
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Liked: close game, momentum swings and both coaches fly and fagan got a lot of respect for both of them.

Learnt: Daicos as good as he is, has taken over the Selwood mantle, can’t look at him or touch him. Really well looked after.

Hated: Brissy having too many passengers..
i’am looking at you Hipwod and others. Absolutely had their chances, possibly lost the game at selection.
 
Liked:
The closeness of the contest and pressure from start to finish

Loved:
The post-siren goals from De Goey and Crisp and the Daicos - De Goey goal to immediately take the lead back with 5 mins to go, Sidey's roost

Hated:
Not hated, but can understand the frustration of Lions / other supporters at that 'advantage' call. Who knows how it would have panned out, but no advantage in it, could have been called back.
 

Sweeetleftfoot

All Australian
Apr 3, 2017
832
2,023
AFL Club
Collingwood
Liked:
The closeness of the contest and pressure from start to finish

Loved:
The post-siren goals from De Goey and Crisp and the Daicos - De Goey goal to immediately take the lead back with 5 mins to go, Sidey's roost

Hated:
Not hated, but can understand the frustration of Lions / other supporters at that 'advantage' call. Who knows how it would have panned out, but no advantage in it, could have been called back.
Correct call was made, Bailey took advantage. People need to read the rules of the game before making rubbish statements.
 
Liked - A cracking GF

Learnt - Eric Hipwood is pathetic

Hated - The umpiring and players ducking / richardsons commentary
 
Jun 19, 2007
36,296
46,857
On the south side now
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
nil
Liked: Awesome goals in the first quarter, Bobby Hill's game, watching Pendlebury in finals mode, Charlie Cameron lit up in the third quatrer, some big contests, liked Daniher's game. So many things. Great game of footy for a neutral.

Learnt: you can win premiership now with fewer elite players than ever, and I'm not bothered by it.

Hated: so many players looking for high contact. Daicos was doing it every tackle
 
Jul 13, 2015
36,023
40,124
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Liked: Hill was the standout player and did what the other forwards couldnt
Learned: Teams can make it to Grand Finals when filled with passengers
Also Learned: The AFL will even meddle with rules between a Prelim and the Grand Final they are such pathetic flogs who cant help themselves
Hated: The last 2 minutes spoiled by umpiring which tarnishes the win

Pies likely still would have won but the gloss was taken off. Of course they wont care and nor will the AFL.
 
Sep 16, 2016
1,873
3,271
I have no idea
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Quite a few
Liked: the entire match itself - margin never exceeded 13 points and just when you thought 1 team was gonna pull away, the other came right back. Collingwood probably overall better and deserved but had brisbane won they would have equally deserved it (and tbh had they won we'd all probably be saying they were better)

Learnt: Kiss can still ******* go. Predicted to be meatloaf part 2 and they came out and smashed it (literally and metaphorically - shame the camera missed it!)

Hated: everything about channel 7's production - give the rights to 10!
 

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