Autopsy AFL 2022 Round 15 - Demons v Lions Thurs June 23rd 7:20pm EST (MCG)

Who will win and by how much?

  • Demons by a goal or less

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • Lions by a goal or less

    Votes: 7 9.5%
  • Demons by 7 - 20

    Votes: 24 32.4%
  • Lions by 7 - 20

    Votes: 29 39.2%
  • Demons by a lot

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • Lions by a lot

    Votes: 11 14.9%
  • Draw

    Votes: 1 1.4%

  • Total voters
    74
  • Poll closed .

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Demonic Ascent

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Brisbane have looked flat for a while now, but the more concerning thing is Fagan looked genuinely worried last night.

There were plenty with the theory Melbourne were heavy loading at training with the three losses, now “bang” they freshen up after the bye and those theorists are vindicated?

Are Brisbane heavy loading now and playing the long game?

Do Brisbane have several key players under injury duress?

Bulldogs looked putrid at the end of 2021 home and away, then the engraver was practising their name half way through the third quarter of the grand final.

Brisbane were all over Melbourne in the first quarter, and the season is long. Carlton, Fremantle and Geelong are just as likely to fall off for a while.
Brisbane have clearly been loading the last few weeks, they've looked sluggish as all hell. They will rebound, no doubt.
 

danster168

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Michael Hibberd needs some more love. completely blanketed Cameron out of the game. i don't think he even had a shot on goal. Brisbanes most dangerous player. Hibberd is, and always has been, our best small forward stopper.
 

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Squarky

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Brisbane have clearly been loading the last few weeks, they've looked sluggish as all hell. They will rebound, no doubt.
This. I reckon the Dees went through a heavy training load after winning the first 10. Melbourne looked a completely different side tonight, and I'm backing the Lions to do the same.
 

Lampers

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Friday night game though, pretty piss poor for a club that’s on top of the ladder
Huh? Both games were Thursday nights at the MCG against an interstate team.

Melbourne drawing almost double the numbers on the back of a three game losing streak.

I guess the only conclusion to draw is Richmond supporters are only passionate when they are winning.
 

Dee Train

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Michael Hibberd needs some more love. completely blanketed Cameron out of the game. i don't think he even had a shot on goal. Brisbanes most dangerous player. Hibberd is, and always has been, our best small forward stopper.
Yep he was huge. I was behind the goals at the GF and he had a one on one with Johanesson (can’t spell that blokes name) and he won it. It doesn’t look much on the tv but he was completely isolated on a vary dangerous player. It was a great play that encapsulates his defensive craft.
 

Libbaaaa

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Melbourne too good, Lions did not fire a shot. Some weird decisions, Adams on Fritsch was a head scratcher.

Also zero chance 37k people were there, 20-25k max.
 

BringFevBack2021

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Melbourne too good, Lions did not fire a shot. Some weird decisions, Adams on Fritsch was a head scratcher.

Also zero chance 37k people were there, 20-25k max.
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demondavey

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So Melbourne is fine, despite all the ‘experts’ on the endless football analysis programs confining them to an early grave and the high quality posters on BF reacting and swaying to the rhythms of what happened on the weekend.

Best team in it. GAGF.
 

00Stinger

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Melbourne too good, Lions did not fire a shot. Some weird decisions, Adams on Fritsch was a head scratcher.

Also zero chance 37k people were there, 20-25k max.
lol righto

I was at the game, there definitely felt like 35k. A lot of the bars on level 2 were pretty full too. Heap of people outside the ground before and after the game as well

But I mean you watched it on tv, so what would I know
 

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Squarky

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Melbourne too good, Lions did not fire a shot. Some weird decisions, Adams on Fritsch was a head scratcher.

Also zero chance 37k people were there, 20-25k max.

I was at the game and it certainly looked like 35k. It would have looked like far less on the TV, because crowds at Melbourne games are always disproprtionately in the MCC Reserve which don't show up on the TV shots.
 

LBJ6

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lol righto

I was at the game, there definitely felt like 35k. A lot of the bars on level 2 were pretty full too. Heap of people outside the ground before and after the game as well

But I mean you watched it on tv, so what would I know
Nah BS, there is clearly some MCG / MFC conspiracy here. Libba told me he watched a Russell Brand youtube video that delved into this - apparently Bill Gates is actually a lead donor to the MCG AND is a Melbourne supporter. When will you wake up???
 

demondavey

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Huge chance we can drop out the top 4.
Doubtful. Can’t see them not making top 2 to be honest. Melbourne were under pressure and had to respond. Melbourne are a seriously good side and it was always going to happen at some point.
 

Milux

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You could. But I would be disappointed if Brisbane don't get at least one finals win at home this season
You would be? I'd be absolutely filthy. One win at home from 4 attempts there in finals. Couldn't imagine that being 1 and 5 or 1 and 6. Thursday night has flattened me. Score board flattered us and we crumbled on the big stage. Again.

Ohwell. Onwards to a good looking bulldogs team. Sigh. Prepping for another loss.
 

Freomaniac

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You would be? I'd be absolutely filthy. One win at home from 4 attempts there in finals. Couldn't imagine that being 1 and 5 or 1 and 6. Thursday night has flattened me. Score board flattered us and we crumbled on the big stage. Again.

Ohwell. Onwards to a good looking bulldogs team. Sigh. Prepping for another loss.
Yeah well.....

You look back at Brisbane's recent years.

2018 yep they got 5 wins. That is weird considering that Brisbane got top 2 in 2019. Brisbane lost 5 games by 9 points or less. Should of got 8-10 wins that year.

2019: most people were shocked Brisbane got 2nd with 16 wins and good percentage. Should of got 5th In my opinion. Beaten by Richmond. You were gutted with that semi final loss vs GWS. Great game as a neutral.

2020: top 2 and beat Richmond narrowly in the QF. I was gutted with that preliminary final loss to Geelong. I would of loved a Brisbane vs Richmond grand final.

2021: got 4th by percentage. Brisbane loses to Melbourne. Then that infamous semi final loss to the dogs. I wanted Brisbane to win that game. Umpires got the dogs over the line.

I wished Brisbane finished 5th last season. That meant Brisbane would of belted Essendon in the Gabba. Instead of one win in 4 attempts. It would of been 2 out of 4.


Which is partially the reason why I rather see Freo get 5th this season rather than 4th. Get a home final and belt the 8th placed side