Autopsy Liked, Learned, Hated Round 17

Gralin

Super Moderator
Apr 8, 2010
31,523
46,845
Melbourne
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Buffalo Bills
Dissect the round.

Liked - Hawks winning back to back games for the first time this year and Birch playing his first game of senior footy in two years.

Learned - Lions are legit

Hated - Injuries, happens every week but the closer to finals you get the worse it can be for them


Round 17​
Date​
Home v Away Teams​
Venue​
Crowd​
Result​
Disposals​
Goals​
Fri 12 Jul 6:10pm​
West Coast v Collingwood​
Optus Stadium​
56251​
77-78​
A. Treloar 39​
B. Mihocek 4​
J. Cameron 4​
Sat 13 Jul 1:45pm​
Sydney v Carlton​
SCG​
32570​
62-69​
J. Lloyd 34​
L. Casboult 2​
Sat 13 Jul 2:10pm​
Hawthorn v Fremantle​
UTAS Stadium​
13006​
84-53​
B. Hill 37​
N. Fyfe 3​
L. Breust 3​
M. Lewis 3​
Sat 13 Jul 4:35pm​
Essendon v North Melbourne​
Marvel Stadium​
45682​
86-81​
Z. Merrett 34​
B. Brown 6​
Sat 13 Jul 7:25pm​
Gold Coast v Adelaide​
Metricon Stadium​
8741​
56-151​
M. Crouch 36​
E. Betts 6​
Sat 13 Jul 7:25pm​
Geelong v St Kilda​
GMHBA Stadium​
24035​
84-57​
M. Duncan 33​
J. Bruce 3​
Sun 14 Jul 1:10pm​
Richmond v GWS​
MCG​
38986​
94-67​
T. Taranto 36​
Sun 14 Jul 3:20pm​
Western Bulldogs v Melbourne​
Marvel Stadium​
26781​
74-66​
J. Dunkley 39​
H. Petty 3​
Sun 14 Jul 4:10pm​
Port Adelaide v Brisbane​
Adelaide Oval​
49-97​
J. Lyons 36​
C. Cameron 4​


Autopsies:

West Coast v Collingwood: Pies win in a thriller!

Sydney v Carlton: Blues win away!

Hawthorn v Freemantle: Win for the Hawks!

Essendon v North Melbourne: Walla wins it!

Gold Coast v Adelaide: Crows win big!

Geelong v St Kilda - Cats get the Cream!

Richmond v GWS: Tigers Rising

Western Bulldogs v Melbourne: Dogs still in the hunt.

Port Adelaide v Brisbane: Lions Roar into Top 4


Around the sports:

* Wimbledon Mens Final - Golden Point

* Cricket World Cup Final - Golden Over, then a count back.
 
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mattwa

All Australian
Jun 10, 2007
708
952
wa
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Liked: North v Essendon game it was a fantastic game of footy

Learned: Dunkley is closing in on Cripps as the best inside mid in the comp

Hated: The freezing cold tram home from the footy but thank f we won
 

Power Raid

TheBrownDog
Oct 15, 2004
63,099
51,775
West Perth
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Liked - loving the rise of the lions

Learned - more like cemented, motlop and hinkley should move on in 2020.......or earlier

Hated - the poor form of my two port sides
 

JackFlash

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 28, 2012
7,451
6,090
Docklands
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
QPR, Buffalo Bills, Melbourne Stars
Liked : Winning

Learned: The Lions are playing out of their skins and are a real flag threat

Hated : Cats performance
 

BeamStar17

BigFooty Rising Star
Oct 10, 2011
9,788
10,921
Melbourne
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
Fitzroy, Everton, Bucks, Ducks
Liked: Lions overcoming tough odds to win big and first win in SA since 2012

Learned: This is the best Lions side in 15 years, since 2004. It's been a journey but boy is winning great when you've been down the bottom for so long!

Hated: Injuries
 

citizen-erased

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 11, 2007
16,256
11,845
Victoria
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Tottenham, Bayern, Milan
Liked:
Winning. And north losing. :)
Tippa.
Lions winning. my top 6 prediction is looking like a bit of an insult. top 4 looking likely
Dunkley. Bossing the inside game.

Learned
Port are the Hold my Beer team of the inconsistent team comp.
Dogs are building something that will be very impressive in a couple of years.


Hated:
Hurley's injury. We are losing critical players at the worst time of year. Rucks are thin. Tall timber are thin. Raz, Hooker and Heppell are going to limp to the end of the season.
Burton's hamstring. Watched it happen and felt for the kid. He didnt give up in a futile chase of Cameron. Hopefully not too bad.
 

Scanlens Man

Senior List
Aug 10, 2017
272
473
AFL Club
GWS
Liked: Some of the teams written off at the start of the year (Dogs, Bombers, North) are really pushing. Keeps the season interesting
Learned: A bit of push and shove after a goal is worth a second goal :(
Hated: Injuries to any player
 
Oct 12, 2012
2,987
5,258
Melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Celtics
Liked: Two close games on both Fri and Sat night, between WCE vs COL and ESS vs NTH
Learned: Lions are the real deal and North have improved significantly in a short period of time
Hated: Injuries (Especially felt for Coniglio going down so early in the 1st qtr).
 

citizen-erased

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 11, 2007
16,256
11,845
Victoria
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Tottenham, Bayern, Milan
Liked: Some of the teams written off at the start of the year (Dogs, Bombers, North) are really pushing. Keeps the season interesting
Learned: A bit of push and shove after a goal is worth a second goal :(
Hated: Injuries to any player
that was a joke and took the contest away in the end
Imagine if it was the other way around - the noise would be intense around it.
 

Supercoach Bargain

Premiership Player
Jul 30, 2012
4,023
5,161
Just behind you...
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
Westbury
Liked:
close games and the dogs and tiges coming good.
Rowan Marshall a highlight for the Saints.

Learnt:
no amount of bonus draft picks matter when there is no heart and pride.
The Swans need to change their game style.

Hated:
When the whistle goes and I have no idea why and the players look around, as they have no idea either.
Port bringing in Cam Sutcliffe to try to be an enforcer. He’s a mate of Lachie’s and looks like he’ll wear some grief for doing what he was brought into the side for. Hope he gets another go, to play normally.
 

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Mitchell54

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 6, 2013
8,798
5,650
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Sixers, Exers, GWS Womens
Liked: Grant Birchall return.
- 21 touches @ 81% DE
- 8 marks
- 7 intercept possessions
- all while only playing 2/3 of game time.
He hasn’t lost his touch.

Learnt: Port is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.

Hated: Pies, Dons, Cats & Crows all getting up. Also injuries to people like Coniglio, Burton and Hurley which may cause them to miss or effect their performer in finals.
 

PerthBoy86

Premiership Player
May 23, 2016
4,464
3,104
AFL Club
West Coast
Liked: the rise of the Lions. Playing exciting footy and might do some damage.

Learnt: Lions are the real deal. Can never write off the Pies. Port even worse than I thought.

Hated: the obvious, us blowing a chance to secure 2nd after being in a seemingly winning position.
 

Bigjobss

Club Legend
Apr 7, 2017
1,937
2,087
AFL Club
Essendon
Liked - Tippa and Stringers highlight reel

Learned - Brisbane's early season form was for real

Hated - Pies, I thought they were dying
 

david addison

Team Captain
Suspended
Feb 3, 2016
471
989
AFL Club
Collingwood
Learned:
Anti-dew is slippery. Who knew? Hocking should have. That's his job isn't it? Operations manager? Do the basics well Steve, and worry less about the rule book.

Learned:
You don't take players with a history of soft tissue injuries to stadiums with crap surfaces. Reid a couple of weeks ago at Marvel, and now Moore at Optus.

Learned:
Geelong hit the wall mid season, and have done nothing since the bye. No wonder their coach was concerned that they'd be 0-5 after 5 rounds. It looks like his scepticism was warranted. They were ripe for the picking this weekend. Shame on the Saints. Sorry Richo. Don't be blaming the umps. Blame your crappy forward line.

Learned:
That Derbys & Showdowns or whatever you like to call them, must be exhausting. Winners of both those games were beaten the following week. Not very professional. Port & WC should have been a little less pleased with themselves and refocus. Blockbuster fatigue is real.

Learned:
I learned how to identify a footy fan who has never played competitive sport in their life. They're the ones who complain that players aren't immediately at their best after a long lay-off (Cox, Elliot etc). I hate those people. Some of them are journalists. Speaking of journalists, stop creeping around airports. It's pathetic. Might be time to strike up a new award. Call it the 'CAJ' (Creepiest Airport Journalist). This week it goes to Mark Stevens. Congratulations Stevo. I could have waited until the team lists came in to find out which Pies were heading to Perth. Honestly I can wait til then. There's no need to creep around terminals. And here's another new award. This one's called the 'IJASFMWWBBDSOTJ' (I'm Just A Stupid ******* Moron Who Would Be Better Doing Something Other Than Journalism) award. This week it goes to.... drum role please............ Damian Barrett! Congratulations Damian! Damo wins this week's IJASFMWWBBDSOTJ for his outstanding reporting of Jordan De Goey's texting while driving. Damo can share the award with the pig who shared the information with him. 'Pig' is too strong a word. I respect the police, especially the ones who respect confidentiality. The other's are just lazing around in their sty, enjoying the mud and eating out of a trough. Like I said, I respect the police. Except the ones who snort when they talk. I can't understand a single word. Snort snort snort. Honestly, improve your elocution. But for the most part, the police are working in our best interests and deserve our full support. Except for the ones who have Damien Barrett on their speed dial. Those ones are hoofed and pinkish in colour. But apart from those, the police are pillars of our community and are grossly underpaid. But again, if they get on their phone and call Damo, you know they've spent the day rolling around in mud and eating their own faeces.

Learned:
That if Chrisso ain't gonna do his job properly, once again, it's up to us to maintain law & order on the footy field. I'm not into booing, but if 1990 premiership hero Michael Christian ain't gonna stamp out violence, like I said, it's our responsibility. Brisbane fans, in the name of fair play, and to send a message to AFL house, give Cunnington your best this weekend. Richmond fans likewise to Hartlett, and Swans fans, don't forget Nat 'I don't deliberately strike I'm just clumsy' Fyfe.

Learned:
That Cox hasn't and never will have a problem with confidence. Journos who suggested last week that he had a lack of it forgot who he is. And they forgot what he is. He's an American. An American with a 'whatever it takes' attitude. If you think Mr. Hird pushed the envelope, you ain't seen nothin' yet. This guy'll pump sarin gas into the opposition change rooms, and then blame the MCC for it. He'll send anthrax to the homes of all the other club captains, and blame Todd Greenberg. He'll have McLaughlan's home ransacked, and blame David Gallop. He'll shoot a missile into AFL house, and pretend a plane hit it. Big Coxy's nickname should be 'weapon of mass destruction.'

Learned:
That I didn't like or hate anything. Yes I did. I liked WHE's effort in the last quarter on the kid Allen. Crucial.

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Yojimbo

Norm Smith Medallist
Nov 14, 2012
7,963
6,593
On the "Sweet Wagon"
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Liked: Brisbane's win

Learnt: VFL and AFL double headers on Sunday rock (If you win both games :$)

Hated: Port Adelaide's faux tough guy treatment of Lachie Neale (Nice one Kenny :poo:)
 

jjslion20

Premiership Player
Jun 11, 2019
8
12
Brisbane
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
Gold Coast Suns Academy
Liked - Lions winning away from home twice in a row and jeremy cameron

Learnt - The tigers are back and can push for top four, lions can possibly make top 2 if they win all their games

Hated - Port fans booing umpires when flogging lions in free kicks, darcy moore's injury and gold coast being flogged twice in a row
 

bungalow_bill

Norm Smith Medallist
Dec 11, 2010
5,585
5,150
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Learned:
Anti-dew is slippery. Who knew? Hocking should have. That's his job isn't it? Operations manager? Do the basics well Steve, and worry less about the rule book.

Learned:
You don't take players with a history of soft tissue injuries to stadiums with crap surfaces. Reid a couple of weeks ago at Marvel, and now Moore at Optus.

Learned:
Geelong hit the wall mid season, and have done nothing since the bye. No wonder their coach was concerned that they'd be 0-5 after 5 rounds. It looks like his scepticism was warranted. They were ripe for the picking this weekend. Shame on the Saints. Sorry Richo. Don't be blaming the umps. Blame your crappy forward line.

Learned:
That Derbys & Showdowns or whatever you like to call them, must be exhausting. Winners of both those games were beaten the following week. Not very professional. Port & WC should have been a little less pleased with themselves and refocus. Blockbuster fatigue is real.

Learned:
I learned how to identify a footy fan who has never played competitive sport in their life. They're the ones who complain that players aren't immediately at their best after a long lay-off (Cox, Elliot etc). I hate those people. Some of them are journalists. Speaking of journalists, stop creeping around airports. It's pathetic. Might be time to strike up a new award. Call it the 'CAJ' (Creepiest Airport Journalist). This week it goes to Mark Stevens. Congratulations Stevo. I could have waited until the team lists came in to find out which Pies were heading to Perth. Honestly I can wait til then. There's no need to creep around terminals. And here's another new award. This one's called the 'IJASFMWWBBDSOTJ' (I'm Just A Stupid ******* Moron Who Would Be Better Doing Something Other Than Journalism) award. This week it goes to.... drum role please............ Damian Barrett! Congratulations Damian! Damo wins this week's IJASFMWWBBDSOTJ for his outstanding reporting of Jordan De Goey's texting while driving. Damo can share the award with the pig who shared the information with him. 'Pig' is too strong a word. I respect the police, especially the ones who respect confidentiality. The other's are just lazing around in their sty, enjoying the mud and eating out of a trough. Like I said, I respect the police. Except the ones who snort when they talk. I can't understand a single word. Snort snort snort. Honestly, improve your elocution. But for the most part, the police are working in our best interests and deserve our full support. Except for the ones who have Damien Barrett on their speed dial. Those ones are hoofed and pinkish in colour. But apart from those, the police are pillars of our community and are grossly underpaid. But again, if they get on their phone and call Damo, you know they've spent the day rolling around in mud and eating their own faeces.

Learned:
That if Chrisso ain't gonna do his job properly, once again, it's up to us to maintain law & order on the footy field. I'm not into booing, but if 1990 premiership hero Michael Christian ain't gonna stamp out violence, like I said, it's our responsibility. Brisbane fans, in the name of fair play, and to send a message to AFL house, give Cunnington your best this weekend. Richmond fans likewise to Hartlett, and Swans fans, don't forget Nat 'I don't deliberately strike I'm just clumsy' Fyfe.

Learned:
That Cox hasn't and never will have a problem with confidence. Journos who suggested last week that he had a lack of it forgot who he is. And they forgot what he is. He's an American. An American with a 'whatever it takes' attitude. If you think Mr. Hird pushed the envelope, you ain't seen nothin' yet. This guy'll pump sarin gas into the opposition change rooms, and then blame the MCC for it. He'll send anthrax to the homes of all the other club captains, and blame Todd Greenberg. He'll have McLaughlan's home ransacked, and blame David Gallop. He'll shoot a missile into AFL house, and pretend a plane hit it. Big Coxy's nickname should be 'weapon of mass destruction.'

Learned:
That I didn't like or hate anything. Yes I did. I liked WHE's effort in the last quarter on the kid Allen. Crucial.

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Would love to see Cunnington try that swinging arm rubbish on Robinson or Hodge
 

Cold Sober

Premiership Player
Sep 28, 2016
3,291
3,397
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Man U .White Sox;Storm,Victory
Liked- The Candy Man, Tippenwottabutti.
Learned- The school of 'Dumb as Dog Droppings Umpiring' is still going strong.
Hated- The new stadium in Perth is the latest 'Black Hole' for injuries
 

Chinacats

Club Legend
Sep 20, 2014
1,250
1,140
AFL Club
Geelong
Liked: cats two games clear!
Learned: GWS are a squib team because they lack culture.
Hated: Dwayne Russell calling the footy. He is the worst commentator!
 

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