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
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He fell into Gleeson's lap. You don't know what dragging means or you are being purposely obtuse. People are harsh because you don't pay soft frees unless you're 100% sure - especially in a final. That's 3 goals right there, not including Shiel's love tap and Hannan's drop.
Gleeson had two arms around his waist. Would have been hard for the umpire not to call it. The rules of the game don't change because it's a final.
 

Some Idiot

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 17, 2009
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That's your biased opinion. I'm a neutral supporter and for me it was:
1st goal was probably a free kick.
2nd goal was soft and innocuous. Non-call...especially in a final.
3rd goal was too soft. Weightman basically engaged the wrestle himself and fell backwards to sell the contact. Also not a free in a final. Weightman could've stayed upright if he wanted to.
4th goal was the worst of the lot. Basically a corrupt call and that was proof. Since when aren't you allowed to push somebody. Horrendous.
Rules don't change for finals, Gleeson had two arms around Weightman and moved him.

You can't throw or push someone into the fence when play has stopped. The umpire simply got that one wrong, it was not close enough to the fence to be dangerous.
 

BOMBERS 4 LIFE!!!!

TheBrownDog
Sep 2, 2008
55,644
32,570
Melbourne
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Essendon
We didn’t need the umpires help to lose this game, don’t know why they love the doggies so much but such is life.

neither of these teams were going anywhere, that game was MILES off the level

good season for us, roll again
So we can get smashed in a final again.

not enough players who give a fu** and haven’t for 20 years
 

hammo24

Team Captain
Apr 25, 2021
533
570
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
First time in a while and you know it won’t last long either. At least I’ve witnessed the true B&W win a flag more recently than that fake teal mob that tries and pretend.
Yes it will Collingwood aren’t going anywhere fast mate 😂 your list has a bunch of pretenders in it.
 

Handsome_Jack

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Dec 31, 2012
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First time in a while and you know it won’t last long either. At least I’ve witnessed the true B&W win a flag more recently than that fake teal mob that tries and pretend.
Your obsession with us in a thread for a Bulldogs vs Essendon game is a little bit sad fella
 

Great8

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 19, 2015
15,466
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Rules don't change for finals, Gleeson had two arms around Weightman and moved him.

You can't throw or push someone into the fence when play has stopped. The umpire simply got that one wrong, it was not close enough to the fence to be dangerous.
I didn’t have a problem with the Gleeson free but I have a huge issue when it’s not consistent. Durham at the start of the third quarter was taken high and in the back at the top of the goal square and it was play on.
Pay 1 pay them all. One umpire in particular shouldn’t get another game
 

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adogsfan5

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 12, 2020
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Nah it's because the umpires grind my gears. I don't care if melbourne is the 18th best team or not. I just want the best team on any given day to get the win. I want the ladder to represent the standard of the teams and not be a reflection of how much teams have benefitted from umpiring decisions.
We won today, not because of free kicks but because we played a much better second half. One of those frees was a joke, the others were there. You seem to never give us any credit and prefer to focus on 1-2 shi* free kicks.
 

Themanbun

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 19, 2019
5,145
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As a neutral who hates Essendon and who quite liked the Dogs...that was an abysmal show of umpiring. Essendon had the run and then a a few gifts in front of goal, a couple of non-calls up the other end and it's a 4-5 goal turnaround.

It's impossible to judge their respective second halves after the momentum of one side was halted and gifted to the other.
 

Some Idiot

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 17, 2009
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Nah it's because the umpires grind my gears. I don't care if melbourne is the 18th best team or not. I just want the best team on any given day to get the win. I want the ladder to represent the standard of the teams and not be a reflection of how much teams have benefitted from umpiring decisions.
I hate bad umpiring as much as anyone, but the conspiracy theory crap has worn me down.
 

Mr Meeseeks

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 15, 2007
14,064
11,578
AFL Club
Hawthorn
3 goals goals minimum. 3 goals in the wet is about 6 goals in the dry. It's game changing.
Let me get this straight.... Are you saying that after the Weightman 'ordeal', Essendon realised - subconsciously or not - that 3 goals in the wet was too much for them and stopped putting in 100%? Because it sure sounds like it..

They didn't kick a goal for the 2nd half dude. First team since 1956. Stop blaming umpires, its weak.
 

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