Death-riding Port

Discussion in 'Brisbane Lions' started by irel, Jan 19, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. Viceregal

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    If only someone had never started this thread Port would have taken out the spoon and we would have had picks 1 and 2 to play with. What was that bastards name again?
     
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  2. Jivlain

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    They bundled up one of the picks from that trade for a bundle of picks from Sydney, SPP was one of those (originally Sydney's first).
     
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    Goodbye sweet prince of a thread, you will be long-remembered!
     
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    The great tradition of Port Adelaide getting owned in early September is back!
     
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    I must admit that on the bus home last night I did think of this thread and the fact that it was Polec who gave away that free. But hey, if Dixon, Gray, Boak and Wingard hadn't messed up 14 shots at goal between them, Polec never would've been in a position to cost us the game with a poor tackle in the first place.

    No you didn't. The Witherden pick was always Brisbane's. The Cedric Cox pick was involved in the trade but it came from Gold Coast, not us.

    The overall deal (combined with a follow-up deal we did with Sydney) from Port's perspective was basically 2016 pick 11 and 2017 pick 12 for Sam Powell-Pepper, Todd Marshall, Joe Atley and Willem Drew. SPP for pick 11 you'd do again every day of the week, Marshall has shown enough that I'm sure we'd be happy enough to keep him over 2017 pick 12 in a weaker draft, which means anything we get out of Atley and Drew in future years is a bonus. So I'd say Port came out alright. Pearce Hanley for pick 12 means a club in Brisbane's position probably came out alright too.
     
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  6. BRAB

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    Does it feel strange to go through an entire season without beating a top 8 team
     
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    BRAB, be nice :p
     
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    That's it. Port should have won pretty easily because there were some horrifically straight forward shots that were muffed at times.
     
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    They beat the Eagles last time they met.
     
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    The Eagles weren't in the top 8 last time they met.
     
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    We played them in Round 16. Round 15 ladder:

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    St Kilda and ninth-placed Sydney had both won the day before, overtaking West Coast :p
     
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    From memory, just before the Eagles played you, there was another game going on which momentarily dropped the Eagles outside of the 8 due to a team rising above them
     
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    So if we'd played the Eagles three hours earlier we would have beaten a 'top 8' side? If that doesn't show how ridiculous the 'they weren't top 8 at the time' qualifier is, I don't know what would.

    We've beaten two top 8 sides, Sydney and West Coast. Maybe some people would have been more impressed if we'd beaten Fremantle in Round 10-12 than Sydney in Round 1, but I'm gonna go ahead and judge teams on their year, not on where they happened to be ranked on the ladder at 4pm on July 9.
     
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    We only mention it because its a good trigger for Port fans.

    Case in point.
     
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    You beat Sydey earliy in the year when they were playing terribly. They were definitly not top 8 at that stage.
     
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    The key is to not look like you are upset about it.

    It's no more than an interesting statistic, but you make it so much more by trying to prosecute it.
     
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    Stop being so nice - it's ruining the vibe.
     
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    My bad!
     
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    Anagrams one can make out of the name Jared Polec

    "Crap"......No need to look any further...:D
     
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    Nice melt
     
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    This thread was giving the kind of luck associated with the "fat lady" picture from years ago, but glad that it finally turned well in the end! Happy with pick 12...
     
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    your clutching at......
     
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    Was out at sea on a cruise and had no service but went back to the room at around 9pm to catch the second half. When the game finished level at full time the TV f****d up and lost all service, so I couldn't get to watch the extra time. I was so pissed. Just got to Port at Airlie beach to find out the Great News.
    Suck it Port pivk 12 for us.
    Great weekend for us, with the Neafl victory as well.
     
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