If recent history is anything to go by we will either make the Granny next year or miss for 15 yearsMatch very similar to our final v Geelong last year, pies kicked away early and then the game stagnated, with Geelong pegging things back but never felt like a close match.
Poor game for neutrals. But one thing is tonight is making me miss finals so much, last year was so exciting for a Melbourne supporter.
Whatever piss you're on sh*t ya smoking share it around hombre. The only thing we have in common with the cats is we play the same sportDoes anyone think being a Geelong supporter is a bit like being a Melbourne supporter, they are just anchored to the upper end of the ladder versus the lower end.
Neither team will win a grand final for a long time, both are quite fragile, and are just going through the motions
Geelong just happens to be better than 16 teams, we are worse than 16 teams
I give you a try if we ever meet upWhatever piss you're on s**t ya smoking share it around hombre. The only thing we have in common with the cats is we play the same sport
They dropped Stanley to try and negate Grundy around the ground, it didn't work, but that doesn't necessarily mean playing Stanley would have worked either.The decision to not play a genuine ruck against Grundy will go down as one of the most bizarre selections(or non-selections) in finals footy! Wtf was Scott thinking?? Clearly wasn't. Seems like a think Melbourne would do. Horrible game to watch. Hoping for a rematch of last year's GF.
Reckon it was partially Grundy and also partly about the Pies greater speed around the ground. Not that Menegola's quick... actually, he may well be slower that Stanley. Was definitely a strange call to make so late, though. Pretty disruptive, or if we want to say that it was always planned to try to surprise the Pies, then pretty disrespectful to Stanley.They dropped Stanley to try and negate Grundy around the ground, it didn't work, but that doesn't necessarily mean playing Stanley would have worked either.
Yeah, sure was. Funny that last year, they were Hawkins or nothing, while this year they started the season with a much more even spread of goal kickers, aided by Rohan and Dahlhaus, but they've now just gone back to Hawkins or bust.Tom Hawkins having a 'mare was a bigger factor. The side's main goal threat going hunting for barn doors was a killer. As bad as Geelong were, they had enough opportunities to stay in and ultimately win the game.
Smith is having a shocker. One of the worst finals performances I've seen.The amount of niggle and line-treading on the Bont and Naughton is a bit frustrating to watch. They're getting gut-punched, pulled off the ball, dived into when on the ground, etc etc etc. If one of them belted someone in the second half, I wouldn't have an issue with it. If NicNat is allowed to throw someone into the fence because of a tug of the hair, then the Bont must have racked up a few free murders by now.
Tim Watson is also battling. Hunter has a bloke tackle him with his arm literally around his scone and Tim reckons "bit lucky to get a free kick there".
Also, haven't paid much attention to him before but Bailey Smith gets a fair bit of the pill and then gives it to a teammate in an absolutely shocking position very, very regularly. That type of thing is what's killing the Dogs at the moment. So many sloppy handballs and stitch ups taking place.