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Not good.....2007 SF draw between WCE and Coll. Pies then won in extra time
2009 SF between Coll and Adel is still my favourite with the Jack Anthony goal in the last play of the game and then the tears from the Crows supporters
Lions seem to have a reputation as finals chokers and going out in straight sets, however we lost our semi in 2019 against eventual grand finalists in GWS in dubious circumstances (Mumford throw to Daniels winning goal) and again in 2021 to eventually grand finalist in the Bulldogs with an equally dubious centre bound ruck free kick which then saw the dogs kick the winning point.
Absolutely shafted and we competed admirably in both games as a fairly inexperienced team.
Not really... People were excited to see the Hat-trick Hawks get their arses handed to them, maybeHawks vs dogs in 2016 was pretty exciting. Big comeback by the dogs!
I find this to be the least interesting of the four finals weeks. That might just be because my team has a bad history of losing in week 2.
It had a very memorable finish but for the most part the game was really crap and lower quality than expected. Swans were so far from their best and whilst the Cats did turn up they weren’t really that much chop either. I remember watching it and thinking ‘...really...’Swans v Cats 05 is the best SF I've seen. I think it was Huddo, or maybe one of the other commentators that night, that said it's the loudest crowd they've ever heard. It was absolutely bonkers.
Johnny Barker had a great last quarter from memory
Not really... People were excited to see the Hat-trick Hawks get their arses handed to them, maybe
The match itself was old-fashioned flogging..
Hawks kicked 3 quick goals early in the 2nd term to get out to a 23 point lead
But the Dogs replied with 3 quick goals of their own to go in at half time trailing by just 1 point.
The 3rd quarter was all Bulldogs. They kicked Hawthorn off the park with 6 goals to 1. It was emphatic.
Then they booted the first 3 goals in the last quarter...
Score: Bulldogs 15.11.101, Hawthorn 8.10.58
The Hawks added some "respectability" to the scoreboard with 4 goals in junk time and lost by 23 points.
Not exactly the most exciting semi final ever played. Everyone was sick of Hawthorn by that stage... and most footy fans were fully on the Bulldogs bandwagon, so the match was very well received.
It's because the reward for wining is less than a prelim or a qualifier.I find this to be the least interesting of the four finals weeks. That might just be because my team has a bad history of losing in week 2.
Recall all the talk that week was who would tag Couch and Bairstow, so old mate Blight started them both on the bench for 20 minutes!!1989 Cats v Demons
Ablett 22 kicks, 2 handballs, 14 marks, 4 tackles, 7 goals 7 behinds playing on a wing/flank.
No Mansfield as well that day. He was AA that year.1994 I think Geelong played Carlton at VFL Park. On the morning of the game we lost Hocking, Couch and Bairstow - thought we were no chance. Aaron Lord in his second game and Liam Pickering played blinders for the cats to win comfortably in an upset. (Was the old system where cats finished 4th, won in week 1, then played the second placed Carlton who lost in the first week)
Maybe not so great for neutrals but memorable for what it was.