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Bookmark it Richmond v Essendon 2019 Grand Final

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by 90N90S, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. kaiserchief13

    kaiserchief13 Brownlow Medallist

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    Essendon have to win a final before talking about grand finals.

    They were talked up in 2018 and where'd they end up?
     
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  2. BOMBERS 4 LIFE!!!!

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    If Essendon win a final then anything can happen.

    winning that first final would be a huge weight lifted off thier shoulders imo
     
  3. JayJ20

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    Bulldogs didn’t win a final before making the grand final
    Richmond didn’t win a final before making the grand final.
    Collingwood didn’t win a final before making the grand final.
    Melbourne didn’t win a final before making the prelim.

    There are plenty of other things to discuss
     
  4. Adelaide Hawk

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    It's part of footy I just can't get my head around. What have Essendon done that suggests they'll be anywhere near a Grand Final? There are much better sides than them. They've done nothing and yet they keep getting talked up. Total mystery.
     
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    Same thing could be said about Brisbane. won 5 games and lost to good sides convincly but yet everyone has them jumping up the ladder in 2019.
     
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  6. kaiserchief13

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    Because they have a lot of good young players. Which good young players do Essendon have that will improve to next level in 2019?
     
  7. ep2018

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    Essendon were playing good footy and troubling more than a few decent teams in the run home this year. It reminded me of our late season run in 2004 where we snuck into finals after a horror start to the season. We made the grand final the year after. I can definitely see Essendon finishing top 4 at least.
     
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    And Essendon don’t?

    Andrew McGrath
    Darcy Parish
    Kyle Langford
    Aaron Francis
    Connor Mckenna
    Matt Guelfi

    The list goes on.

    I know people don’t care for Champion data but Essendon has the best under 25 list in the comp according to them.
     
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  9. Bob Cobb

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  10. Yippy Yi Yeo

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    That was the 2018 grand final
     
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  11. Shane Heard

    Shane Heard All Australian

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    Only Victorian clubs can be classed at super clubs.

    WC are just like the Crows...interstate clubs with huge supporter bases.

    And when either make a GF...no one cares.
     
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  12. Ambrosia

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    Before we even start listing youth the additions of Shiel and Daniher should be helpful
     
  13. SBYM

    SBYM Fish, chips, cup 'o tea, Mary @#? Poppins. London!

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    Is a stripe a stripe if it's diagonal?
     
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  14. harrythetiger

    harrythetiger Summited Everest 30/9/17

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    Interesting thought. The definition of a stripe is “a long, narrow band or strip differing in colour or texture from the surface on either side of it.” so I suppose they are still stripes. Though ‘stripey’ seems to imply multiple stripes which the clubs simply don’t have so perhaps that is incorrectly used.
     
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  15. Yippy Yi Yeo

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    According to you, how unfortunate.

    West coast is a bigger club in every success measure there is. Memberships, revenue, profit, success, average home attendences.

    Yeah you're right, I'm sure "no one cares" that west coast won the flag, the sole aim of every AFL club. While you sit back and act as if WC are irrelevant, we've played in 4 grand finals for 2 wins since your last GF appearance, you've finished no higher than 7th, played finals in 4 of the last 15 seasons and haven't won a single one since George Bush's first term as president.
     
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    lol nice rant
     
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    Essendon wont finish in the top 10
     
  18. Lolbert

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    He barely put any bait on the hook...
     
  19. Beerfish

    Beerfish Bless

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    Top 4 then you think? Bit ambitious but I like it.
     
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    There is nothing to even suggest that Essendon will even play finals, much less win two of them to get into the GF.
     
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    Essendon? Gee whiz. Average defence, below average midfield and slightly above average forward line.
     
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  22. Ambrosia

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    What does this mean? Surely every side has reasons as to why they think they will improve next season.
     
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  23. tigertigertiger

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    hawks will make another grand final before Essendon
     
  24. The Falcon Strike

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    Someone must have cared because it was one the rare times in recent history there were over 100,000 at the ground and it was the most watched program on TV nationally over the course of 2018

    Maybe it's just you.
     
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  25. B4Bear

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    Did I say you wouldn’t improve? Making the eight is an improvement, which is still a long way from the GF.
     
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