Autopsy AFL 2021 Finals Week 1 - EF1 Dogs v Bombers Sun August 29th 3:30pm EST (Uni of Tas)

Who will win and by how much?

  • Dogs by a goal or less

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • Bombers by a goal or less

    Votes: 8 6.3%
  • Dogs by 7 - 20

    Votes: 39 31.0%
  • Bombers by 7 - 20

    Votes: 35 27.8%
  • Dogs by a lot

    Votes: 24 19.0%
  • Bombers by a lot

    Votes: 15 11.9%
  • Draw

    Votes: 3 2.4%

  • Total voters
    126
  • Poll closed .

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Some Idiot

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 17, 2009
7,221
5,165
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Makes a big difference in the context of the game when 2 soft free kicks are paid in front of goal to push the margin out to 2 and a bit goals in those conditions. I wouldn't be doing cartwheels if I was the Bulldogs.
Essendon got soft chances themselves from 50m penalties and free kicks that they failed to convert - can't really blame anyone for that
 

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Masotiger

Team Captain
Feb 12, 2020
375
1,140
AFL Club
Richmond
Essendon didn't kick a goal for the whole 2nd half. Cant blame the umpires for that.
Not blaming the umpires, nor am I suggesting Essendon would've won; but the whole context of the game changed when Weightman got those 2 soft free kicks in front of goal. 2 and a half goals in those conditions was huge.
 

Mofra

Moderator
Dec 6, 2005
54,917
156,156
Footscray
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Footscray, Coney Island Warriors
I said a while ago we have to be prepared to go backwards next year. We are still 2-3 years away from where we need to be. Need to clean out the deadwood and keep hitting the drafts hard. We do need a KPF badly but even McKay would’ve gone goal less today with our utterly pathetic forward entries.
Right from the very start today we were bombing wide to the pockets. Little wonder our forward coach is being moved on
2 years of Josh Jenkins as a DFA? Just need someone to split the defenders with 2MP
 

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Great8

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 19, 2015
15,468
12,465
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Manchester United, Juventus,
First thing we need to do is either move to the MCG or demand that the roof at Marvel stays open no matter if it’s snowing. Then the club needs to install sprinklers at the Hangar and train with them on every single day.
We have been the most pathetic wet weather side in the comp for 20 years and it’s just sickening how bad we are in the wet. Blind hack kicks forward won’t win you any games of football
 

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TheBrownDog
Sep 2, 2008
55,656
32,572
Melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
Mate, 7 sides are going to end this year thinking what if? You’ll look at what went right, what went wrong, make some changes and hit the new year full of hope that this is the one.
Same as every year for every team that doesn’t hold up the cup
If we lost by 2-3 goals I wouldn’t care it’s how we lost that I’m furious about

I’ve been holding hope for 20 years And alway ends the same way
 

Stabby McGee

All Australian
Jul 30, 2011
751
1,565
Right behind you
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Gunners & Steelers
If we lost by 2-3 goals I wouldn’t care it’s how we lost that I’m furious about

I’ve been holding hope for 20 years And alway ends the same way
Sure. But you finished 8th for a reason and came up against a team that was top 2 for most of the year. You have a lot to work with and a lot to work on, but it’s not all doom and gloom
 

Great8

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 19, 2015
15,468
12,465
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Manchester United, Juventus,
2 years of Josh Jenkins as a DFA? Just need someone to split the defenders with 2MP
Nope, Jones and Baldwin are hopefully our future. Keep playing kids even if it means we go backwards
 

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