Game Day Collingwood v GWS Giants - Preliminary Finals — Sat 21 Sep, 4:35PM AEST, MCG

Who will Win?

  • Collingwood by 30+ pts

    Votes: 35 27.1%
  • Collingwood 10-30

    Votes: 48 37.2%
  • Collingwood by <10

    Votes: 9 7.0%
  • GWS Giants by <10

    Votes: 12 9.3%
  • GWS Giants by 10-30

    Votes: 14 10.9%
  • GWS Giants by 30+

    Votes: 11 8.5%

  • Total voters
    129
  • Poll closed .

bullish23

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i think eventually the AFL will withdraw support for the poorer teams so they will have to merge to survive. Then teams in the Tassie and N.T states can be implemented.
Couldn’t disagree more.

AFL wants 20 teams eventually to have a 19 round comp to finally get rid of what can only be described as a rigged system
 

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mrmonkey

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Happy about the result, I hope gws can go all the way but I doubt it. I actually don't mind the actual team at collingwood but I would rather see someone else for a change. Couldn't stand the thought of geelong winning it they've had their time and I still don't rate their list. Kudos to them they stucture up well, something my team has lacked. Hard to see richmond losing they're quality and determined to redeem themselves after blowing it big time last year.
 

Syd96

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Yep, I reckon Richmond to win (sadly) by 20-40 points. They're just looking too strong, and they have the refs on their side thanks to AFL bias and home crowd advantage. Also, the Giants will be fairly battered and bruised after the prelim. Sure hope the Giants win though.
 

nut

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You’d need to consider that Prelim was your first in almost 20 years. Yesterday was our 9th in that period of time. The tiger faithful was going to turn out in massive numbers for it no matter what.

EDIT: Our ‘02 Prelim vs Adelaide (first since 1990) got just under 89,000, which was under 3,000 less than the actual Grand Final that year. MCG was at a reduced capacity FYI
Adelaide is not a good example to draw on... crows supporters travel and would have had 15-20k at that game.
 

PieLebo87

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Adelaide is not a good example to draw on... crows supporters travel and would have had 15-20k at that game.
The fact you were playing your first Prelim in almost 20 years compared to Collingwood’s 9th doesn’t matter?

When you played GWS, they were playing in their second Prelim ever. This time around is their 4th in a row, with no one giving them a chance to win. Would their supports be more inclined to attend this one or the 2017 one?

The weather was shithouse too. (I had to bloody sit in it)

If you’re going to compare, make it like for like at least.
 

boncer34

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The fact you were playing your first Prelim in almost 20 years compared to Collingwood’s 9th doesn’t matter?

When you played GWS, they were playing in their second Prelim ever. This time around is their 4th in a row, with no one giving them a chance to win. Would their supports be more inclined to attend this one or the 2017 one?

The weather was s**thouse too. (I had to bloody sit in it)

If you’re going to compare, make it like for like at least.
Which prelim did GWS play last year?
 

L_W_P

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After re watching the game I was too harsh on Buckley.

Who is the midfield and stoppages coach though? Lack of synergy between Grundy and his midfield is a disgrace
Rob Harvey.

He has a job for life because he was Nathan Buckley's idol/inspiration as a junior.

There is a reason the Saints have refused to hire him as senior coach 3 times now...
 

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L_W_P

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Couldn’t disagree more.

AFL wants 20 teams eventually to have a 19 round comp to finally get rid of what can only be described as a rigged system
How do 19 rounds solve anything? What does that look like when it comes to home games and away games?

Best option is adding a 19th team (Tassie) and having everyone play once (9 home and 9 away games) with byes to extend the season.

Players get more rest.
Fixture is fairer.
Premium games worth more to ticket holders and broadcasters.

Winners all around.
 

BBC1967

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You’d need to consider that Prelim was your first in almost 20 years. Yesterday was our 9th in that period of time. The tiger faithful was going to turn out in massive numbers for it no matter what.

EDIT: Our ‘02 Prelim vs Adelaide (first since 1990) got just under 89,000, which was under 3,000 less than the actual Grand Final that year. MCG was at a reduced capacity FYI
Prelim Final fatigue? Come on we have been nice till now....
 

nut

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The fact you were playing your first Prelim in almost 20 years compared to Collingwood’s 9th doesn’t matter?

When you played GWS, they were playing in their second Prelim ever. This time around is their 4th in a row, with no one giving them a chance to win. Would their supports be more inclined to attend this one or the 2017 one?

The weather was s**thouse too. (I had to bloody sit in it)

If you’re going to compare, make it like for like at least.
Disagree.. but ok I’ll let you win that one lol.
Explain membership numbers? Dollar value too?
Average crowd attendances over the last three years?
 

rado

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I’m convinced a second finals bye is not ideal before a cut throat prelim ..... both pies and tigers were asleep early. The margin for the pies in the end too much to real in.

Just like last year, we were asleep early against the pies and by halftime ..... game over. I think the bye before finals needs to be scrapped, I’m sure it won’t change anytime soon.

GWS have always been talented, yesterday the added a whole lotta grit to that talent and that’s what wins finals ..... very dangerous!!
 

PieLebo87

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Prelim Final fatigue? Come on we have been nice till now....
If you haven’t had sex for 20 years, how excited will you be for that first time? Will you have the same level of excitement for it if it’s happening multiple times in recent years?
(I’m married unfortunately, so I’ll take it when I can get it)

I believe we can continue to be nice to each other whilst disagreeing on certain things. Also, there are a lot of things that don’t need to be turned into a competition, nor does it have to be turned nasty if Richmond isn’t ahead of Collingwood in it.
(Yes, I am slightly baiting you lol)
 

PieLebo87

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Disagree.. but ok I’ll let you win that one lol.
Explain membership numbers? Dollar value too?
Average crowd attendances over the last three years?
You guys are the benchmark for membership numbers - there is no disputing that.

Dollar value - that one I’m not sure what you’re referring to.

Crowd attendance - the Pies have done a tremendous job this season in overtaking the Tigers for overall crowd attendance but it’s absolutely minuscule and both sides are worthy of being top, well and truly above anyone else in the competition.
 

Les Malone

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I think it is a bit harsh he was gone a couple of years ago. Buckley turned himself and Collingwood around and were a kick away from winning last year. The Magpies also beat the best team over the last 3 years Richmond convincingly in the prelim last year.

Its a tough business and whilst i can type anonymously i can say tough things :)
 

Les Malone

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Well aren’t you a shining beacon of society. I bet you’re the type of person who has no issues with online bullying either because ‘you’re anonymous’.

Settle down, it was a bit of a joke, FYI i have been of the same opinion about Buckley since he started his tenure, a losing tenure at that.

FIGJAM IMO was a selfish egotistical driven player and as a coach still exhibits the same flaws.
 

JerryWexler

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If you haven’t had sex for 20 years, how excited will you be for that first time? Will you have the same level of excitement for it if it’s happening multiple times in recent years?
It depend's on who it's with.
(I’m married unfortunately, so I’ll take it when I can get it)
That's alway's the downside.
I believe we can continue to be nice to each other whilst disagreeing on certain things. Also, there are a lot of things that don’t need to be turned into a competition, nor does it have to be turned nasty if Richmond isn’t ahead of Collingwood in it.
(Yes, I am slightly baiting you lol)
Unfortunately, Richmond are a fair bit in front of Collingwood.
 

WCE Wizard

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I’m convinced a second finals bye is not ideal before a cut throat prelim ..... both pies and tigers were asleep early. The margin for the pies in the end too much to real in.

Just like last year, we were asleep early against the pies and by halftime ..... game over. I think the bye before finals needs to be scrapped, I’m sure it won’t change anytime soon.

GWS have always been talented, yesterday the added a whole lotta grit to that talent and that’s what wins finals ..... very dangerous!!
You are correct mate, kudos to your tigers too. But GWS seem hungry and have an harder edge about them, their forward line is already dangerous Cameron, Finlayson, Greene and Himmleberg can all score. But to do it against Atsbury, Grimes, Vlaustin is damm hard
 

PieLebo87

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Settle down, it was a bit of a joke, FYI i have been of the same opinion about Buckley since he started his tenure, a losing tenure at that.

FIGJAM IMO was a selfish egotistical driven player and as a coach still exhibits the same flaws.
Yeah, must be pretty average to finish in the top 4 two years running. What are your thoughts on the other 14 coaches in the competition?

If you’re going to make that statement, at least back it up with some evidence - when you say he exhibits selfish egotistical traits as a coach - what are they?
 

rado

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I do hope your right, however watching GWS in poor conditions Saturday, I was impressed by their ability to fight and scrap to the end.

It says plenty about the hunger of the GWS players. A hungry team is a dangerous team.
 

Les Malone

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Yeah, must be pretty average to finish in the top 4 two years running. What are your thoughts on the other 14 coaches in the competition?

If you’re going to make that statement, at least back it up with some evidence - when you say he exhibits selfish egotistical traits as a coach - what are they?

I saw him play from when he was a kid and i don't need to justify my opinions.
 

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