Autopsy AFL 2022 Round 22 - Suns v Cats Sat August 13th 4:35pm EST (Metricon)

Who will win and by how much?

  • Suns by a goal or less

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Cats by a goal or less

    Votes: 1 4.0%
  • Suns by 7 - 20

    Votes: 3 12.0%
  • Cats by 7 - 20

    Votes: 9 36.0%
  • Suns by a lot

    Votes: 2 8.0%
  • Cats by a lot

    Votes: 10 40.0%
  • Draw

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    25
  • Poll closed .

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Scotland

TheBrownDog
May 5, 2006
62,642
69,767
AFL Club
West Coast
Feel like their last 4-5 games have felt like easy kills. Definitely feel ripe for a QF loss.

Port definitely wasn't, some of the other games were contests until Geelong broke down the opposition. Too bad so sad for WB, Carlton etc. who had something to play for. Different proposition to playing a 2 win team at home in Rd 23.

Same story every year for Geelong though. This year leading into finals they are the form team and should finish top, but if they drop the QF people will just call them a good H&A side etc.
 

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InNicNatWeTrust

Premium Platinum
Aug 25, 2007
7,114
6,124
Not in Fremantle
AFL Club
West Coast
This is a bit too easy for Geelong. Jeez they have an old team but far less broken than us. Holmes, Strangle and De Koning will take them forward. Getting Jeremy Cameron as well has really made them a very different proposition this year. As we all know (just ask Brisbane) finals is a different season but they are hard to fault.
 

SSwans2011

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 7, 2011
28,520
42,216
Brisbane
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
West Coast Wonders, Crystal Palace
* that's ordinary defence from the Suns. Pretty dismal performance so far and I gave them a fair chance of winning this one month ago.
 

samDD

Debutant
Jun 13, 2022
136
274
AFL Club
Richmond
This is a bit too easy for Geelong. Jeez they have an old team but far less broken than us. Holmes, Strangle and De Koning will take them forward. Getting Jeremy Cameron as well has really made them a very different proposition this year. As we all know (just ask Brisbane) finals is a different season but they are hard to fault.
Through the incoming 5+ year rebuild?
 

Art Vandelay_

TheBrownDog
Oct 28, 2012
95,995
129,689
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
Bushrangers, AC Milan, Tottenham
Reminder:

Played Collingwood once.
Played Melbourne once (Kardinia).
Played Fremantle once (Kardinia).
Played Brisbane once (Kardinia).
Played Sydney once.
Played North Melbourne twice.
Played West Coast twice.
Yeah easiest draw of all teams. We don't have to play against the Cats. How lucky!

P.S. Collingwood weren't expected to be in finals, and the Eagles not expected to be this bad.
 

SSwans2011

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 7, 2011
28,520
42,216
Brisbane
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
West Coast Wonders, Crystal Palace
Flanders couldn't be playing much worse if he tried. Doesn't look like a high pick the Suns need to worry about keeping. Could be lucky to be on a list in a couple of seasons.
 

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catscollector

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 30, 2018
6,099
7,668
AFL Club
Geelong
Feel like their last 4-5 games have felt like easy kills. Definitely feel ripe for a QF loss.

I agree. If we get Collingwood, they have been playing at a finals-like intensity for the best part of a month so they'll be switched on early.
No way Geelong goes through to the grand final if we lose week one. This isn't a shortened season and reduced quarters like it was in 2020. It's a must win scenario.
 

PhatBoy

Hall of Famer
May 5, 2016
35,130
39,004
AFL Club
Geelong
Reminder:

Played Collingwood once.
Played Melbourne once (Kardinia).
Played Fremantle once (Kardinia).
Played Brisbane once (Kardinia).
Played Sydney once.
Played North Melbourne twice.
Played West Coast twice.
Reminder:

We can only beat who we play against. Which at the moment is the last 11 opponents we’ve had.

Again. Tell us what we should have done - should we have lost? Should we have played with 1 less person on the field? Given away a 5 goal start each week?
 

samDD

Debutant
Jun 13, 2022
136
274
AFL Club
Richmond
Yeah well we have all been waiting since 2011 for them to dip and they haven't really.
That can happen when a team keeps topping up.

14 of their best 22 are 30+ next year. Most of them will likely retire within 2 years. When you have that many old farts, it eventually does hit.

The same thing was going to happen to them in 2015, but they got Dangerfield and proceeded to keep topping up. There are no more Dangerfields ready to go to Geelong for Dean Gore.
 

Billy ray

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 10, 2013
20,185
31,599
The Valley near the Alley
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Other Teams
Hell no
tired season 3 GIF
 

samDD

Debutant
Jun 13, 2022
136
274
AFL Club
Richmond
Reminder:

We can only beat who we play against. Which at the moment is the last 11 opponents we’ve had.

Again. Tell us what we should have done - should we have lost? Should we have played with 1 less person on the field? Given away a 5 goal start each week?
The point is not to get carried away. It's getting really boring seeing plonkers like yourself hype your team up on the back of easy wins against rabble.

You should've lost to Richmond, but you sniped Prestia out of the game.
 

SSwans2011

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 7, 2011
28,520
42,216
Brisbane
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
West Coast Wonders, Crystal Palace
Yeah easiest draw of all teams. We don't have to play against the Cats. How lucky!

P.S. Collingwood weren't expected to be in finals, and the Eagles not expected to be this bad.
To be fair, it's possible to have a fixture that should be difficult at the start of the season, and then have it not end up that way.

The Swans are in the same boat as the Cats in terms of the double-ups across the top 8 sides last year.
 

Sky

Street Pharmacist
Feb 14, 2021
1,909
3,230
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
Sturt (SANFL) & St Mary’s (NTFL)
Reminder:

Played Collingwood once.
Played Melbourne once (Kardinia).
Played Fremantle once (Kardinia).
Played Brisbane once (Kardinia).
Played Sydney once.
Played North Melbourne twice.
Played West Coast twice.
Dont forget two embarrassing losses to Hawthorn and St Kilda

Troll correctly
 

Lets Roar like '44

Premiership Player
Jan 23, 2007
3,889
2,277
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
That smother attempt from Flanders sums up bottom sides. Had no interest whatsoever to smother. Pulled his body out of the way and made a pretend hands up smother.