AFL Grand Final AFL 2021 GRAND FINAL - Demons v Dogs Sat September 25th 7:15pm EST / 5:15pm WST (Optus) Congratulations Demons! 🍾🏆 Match Highlights in OP

Who will win and by how much?

  • Demons by a goal or less

    Votes: 16 4.4%
  • Dogs by a goal or less

    Votes: 16 4.4%
  • Demons by 7 - 20

    Votes: 132 36.4%
  • Dogs by 7 - 20

    Votes: 108 29.8%
  • Demons by a lot

    Votes: 50 13.8%
  • Dogs by a lot

    Votes: 33 9.1%
  • Draw

    Votes: 9 2.5%

  • Total voters
    363
  • Poll closed .

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Lampers

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Turning point when caleb dumped gawn on the floor i felt was a cheap shot the dees fired up from then. Was the tinyest player decking the tallest player. Dees said how dare you. Dees tore the dogs apart from that point onwards.
Thought Caleb daniel was lucky not to get reported too.
Was a low act and cost the dogs the cup i think.
Dees ran all over them from that point.
It fired up the Dees.
Petracca said otherwise on TV yesterday.
Darren Burgess (former High Performance at Melbourne) on a podcast said the Daniel/Gawn incident was one of the combination of things that happened that resulted in 100-7, and confirmed it did upset players on the bench.



Burgess also confirmed Gawn was due to come off and once off Gawn said Jackson was going to kill Stef Martin, so Gawn wanted to go back on as a forward after his rest.
 

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Darren Burgess (former High Performance at Melbourne) on a podcast said the Daniel/Gawn incident was one of the combination of things that happened that resulted in 100-7, and confirmed it did upset players on the bench.



Burgess also confirmed Gawn was due to come off and once off Gawn said Jackson was going to kill Stef Martin, so Gawn wanted to go back on as a forward after his rest.
If it did fire us up that's great but there was absolutely nothing in it. Gawn put a heap of mayo on it.
 

Lampers

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If it did fire us up that's great but there was absolutely nothing in it. Gawn put a heap of mayo on it.
No doubt he did put mayo on it and I never said anything should happen like a report or even a free.

But plenty said it was an irrelevant moment.

Someone who was standing next to the players on the bench confirmed it had an impact.
 

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danster168

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That’s BS.

The Dogs favouritism by the umpires is BS.

They are generally first to the ball and have players who are really fair.

Massive beat up.
lol. yeah, weightman, macrae and hunter ducking, staging and flopping for 2 hours is really fair. All 3 players did it again several times in the grand final. THat's probably why they lost though. Their focus is on the whistle and not the ball. Thats why they got served up.
 

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