Review Open thread - Grand Final Review

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Into The Black

It's better to burn out than to fade away
Aug 16, 2019
AFL Club
West Coast
A grand final loss is hard to take and I don't want to be full of empty platitudes. Pretty sure anyone who isn't a Richmond supporter was hoping you guys could have given it to them. Bloody hard for an interstate club to back up every week in this compromised competition. Good luck in 2020.


L'enfant terrible
Apr 24, 2013
inside your head
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Essendon Lawn Bowls Club
Commiserations. Just never got out of the blocks today.

Nick Hayne is a warrior, should be front & square in the captaincy stakes. Taranto, Shaw & Greene also very good.

Move heaven & earth to find a ruckman over the trade period, and don't leave yourselves out of the Daniher discussions.


Brownlow Medallist
May 3, 2007
Parts Unknown
AFL Club
Other Teams
Man City, Valencia, Lazio, Panthers
Commiserations you lot.

General Giant dont be disappointed that you got belted in the GF. I am actually impressed on how you got to the GF.

3 finals wins from 3 Different areas just to make it this year. A win at home, then a Narrow win at the GABBA then a narrow win Vs the Pies at the MCG is an impressive effort.

Thats more finals experience under the belt for the younger players


Brownlow Medallist
Oct 13, 2001
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
Sorry for Giants fans having to endure that.

It was hard enough as a neutral, especially as I was on the Giants band wagon all week.:(

Unfortunately, what I feared did come to pass. Your players had to bee a pretty short on petrol tickets after busting their arses two weeks in a row (and very gallantly at that)

On a brighter note, Nick Haynes is a jet and Taranto and Shaw were very good.

Cheers and best of luck next season.


Slick Bear
Jul 19, 2019
AFL Club
I'm sorry that the tigers had to play GWS. I would have liked to see a GWS flag any other year.

All giants supporters should feel very proud though, and while 'well played' might sound disingenuous, you blokes had a finals series that reminded me of '17 Richmond which had me worried about our chances this year.

Also thank you giants supporters as you were mostly much less needlessly hostile than a lot of other clubs are. Made for a good spirited lead up.

Here's hoping you blokes can get back up next year.

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Jun 4, 2006
AFL Club
Other Teams
Insert Token EPL Club
A grand final loss is hard to take and I don't want to be full of empty platitudes. Pretty sure anyone who isn't a Richmond supporter was hoping you guys could have given it to them. Bloody hard for an interstate club to back up every week in this compromised competition. Good luck in 2020.
irony much?


Premium Gold
Sep 18, 2003
Western Suburbs : Perth
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Claremont. New England Patriots.
Commiserations GWS.

Its a awful feeling I remember in 1991 West Coast were in their First GF and were pantsed by Hawthorn .... horrible felling and felt like a death in the family.

However a year latter West Coast was the victor and the first to beat the seemingly impenetrable fortress that is VFL controlled.

I am sure that all in the Club will have benefited from the experience.
Better luck next year.

Please be upbeat in the face of adversity, as you went to a place that you have never been before ...... the big dance.

Success and progress is often incremental, so use this hurt as a stepping stone.

You guys have had a marvellous season and you should be proud of your achievements .

Well done in 2019 : :handwaving::handwaving::handwaving::handwaving:

Foot Note: Cameron take note , taking injured players into a GF is fraught with danger.

Barlos Crathwaite

Club Legend
Sep 22, 2019
AFL Club
West Coast
Feel for all the GWS supporters right now. You have to hand it to Richmond though, they were unbelievable and would have wiped any other team on the day as well. It was just their day. Remember too that there are plenty of other teams that never got the chance to play for the premiership today and the future looks good for you guys. Chin up and you'll feel better in the morning


Everyone Looks Better In Blue
May 31, 2012
AFL Club
Fittest list usually has a distinct advantage - sad but true. A pity no one has seen all the best of the GWS list on the park in finals at the same time. I thought GWS came of age this finals series - but a pounding like that in GF is a bitter pill at the end of a great year for the Club. Good luck in 2020 .


Team Captain
Mar 24, 2012
AFL Club
The Bris and Coll finals wins were massive.

They showed they could mix it in big games. Next year with that steel from those games and a bit more health and they’ll be there abouts again.

Tough loss today. Whitfield with only a right foot was probably still a good in but was a good representation of the day.
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Jun 6, 2015
Now Sydney
AFL Club
Other Teams
Essendon, GWS & Giants Womens
Not today mate. Just F off to your own board.
We got further than you nah nah nah nah nah.
If you’re not here to talk about the game just F off.


Brownlow Medallist
Jun 22, 2014
AFL Club
North Melbourne
I actually thought that your lads settled into the game really well. After about the 5 minute mark in the first you had control, up until the dodgy "in the back" decision to cotchin in your forward line. Then you copped the soldo throw on the quarter time siren, then riewoldt and Grimes diving for free kicks. The umpiring took the wind out of your sails and once they got their tails up it was over. I feel like you were hard done by and better umpiring early may have seen a mildly more even result. Never easy beating a team team that plays on the G up to 17 times each season, when you might play there twice. I don't think the result reflects the skill gap at all, it was just one team off their game after dropping their heads against another team going for it at their home ground. The competition is compromised whether people like to suggest otherwise. All the best for next season, hopefully your lads learn from the experience and don't drop their heads as easily as what they did today.

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