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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Xtreme

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Jul 21, 2006
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Hawthorn
Get that man his meat tray

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JackFlash

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 28, 2012
9,918
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Geelong
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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.
They will end up with 18 wins, the fixture is what it is. People complain about matches in Geelong and now it's who they play once? They won't play Sydney again at the SCG and Freo won down there in Geelong, i don't see the problem with a team that has won 12 in a row. It's just nitpicking.
 
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Boxhead_31

The Greatest Team Of All
Oct 12, 2007
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50,338
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Nice cherry pick. You had a 36 year old Gary Ablett Jnr at the time.
Ablett and Taylor is one thing, Selwood, Hawkins, Blicavs, Guthrie, Menegola, Duncan, Smith + more is another.

Anyway the point is not to get too carried away. Most Geelong fans actually understand this, but clearly you're a bit deluded.
Haven't you been reading the Hun
Geelong are going to add Hopper, Bruhn, De Goey and Grundy this offseason
 

Bunnings

Team Captain
Mar 19, 2022
336
359
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.
Most those teams beat punt road
 

samDD

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Jun 13, 2022
136
275
AFL Club
Richmond
I see your point but they haven't been fairly consistently bottom 8 since 2000-2006 and even then they made finals in 04 and 05. They are up there with Sydney as a model for continuous improvement and rebuilding on the run. We attempted to follow this model and got a run of bad injuries and luck and form and look at the state we are in now. It's hard to make it work which makes it impressive.
In 2014 when they lost to North in the semi, they had five 30+ year olds in the team.

In 2017 when they got belted by Adelaide in the Prelim, they had three 30+ year olds in the team.

Today, they have twelve(12!) 30+ year olds in their best 22. There is a very big difference between now and then.
Geelong have recruited some quality young players, but they're going to drop at some point in the next 1-2 years. You can keep a team reasonably consistent for a long time with perpetual top-ups, but when you reach a point where over half your team is old guys, it becomes impossible to keep going.

Fanatics like Phatboy will try to deny it, but this is simple reality. Hawthorn tried to fight this fate and failed miserably.