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schmuttt

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Ridiculous idea.
Why dont we just rub the bulldogs face with the premiership flag while we're at it.
Great motivation boost for them.
Play them later in a big game.
Hawthorn or Essendon R1 even bigger crowd.
Losing R1 to angry runners up 2021 not good membership strategy.
Stupid idea. AFL should think the same.
R1...Dees v Hawthorn for me.75000 crew.
You can't be serious
 

Bangkok Knights

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Why risk it. Not necessary.
Us v Haw or Essendon would be huge.
Doggies R8 and R17 for mine.
I hope the AFL sees it that way too.
Grand final replay silly 1970's BS.
 

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givemethecure

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isn't a GF rematch p much standard for R1? Obvs not with the recent Tigers flags bc they have to play Carlton because of Very Real Reasons That Have Much To Do With The Current State of Football like one being Titans of the Modern Game and the other being Carlton
 

KickLongTackleHard

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Given that Bailey Smith sang our team song in the club after the GF, would it be disrespectful for it to be played before the game in R1, and again if we win?
Yeah, might be pushing it, don’t want to get a reputation. It’s one in 57years after all… Might have to balance it out with the last minute of the 3rd qtr of the GF on loop after the final siren.
 

Bangkok Knights

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I bet the Eagles lobby hard not to play at the Cattery (ever) again in 2022 same as Haw and Coll.
What are the odds Melbourne get shafted down to that feral hole again..
Its unlikely but dont underestimate tricky Gill.
 

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I bet the Eagles lobby hard not to play at the Cattery (ever) again in 2022 same as Haw and Coll.
What are the odds Melbourne get shafted down to that feral hole again..
Its unlikely but dont underestimate tricky Gill.
The only reason Collingwood, Hawthorn and now Richmond have been exempted from going to KP is due to crowd capacity. Why on earth would the Eagles be exempted from playing there? KP will be getting an upgrade to bring it to 40,000 over the next couple of years at which point I expect all Geelong home games apart from Easter Monday and Finals will be played there.
 

Bluelegs

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This is pretty funny.

AFL news: Melbourne and Western Bulldogs have fiery stand off at Perth nightclub after grand final

Premiership Hawk Campbell Brown reveals when tensions almost hit boiling point between the grand finalists at a Perth nightclub. Hear how it went down in his podcast.

Melbourne and Western Bulldogs players almost came to blows in a Perth nightclub two days after the AFL grand final, according to premiership Hawk Campbell Brown.

Speaking on the Herald Sun’s Browny’s Podcast, Brown said it was his understanding that the Bulldogs were not happy at the Demons players singing and dancing to ‘Freed from Desire’ on the Perth Stadium turf hours after their grand final win.

This was seen as them poking fun at the Dogs, after a video leaked of the Dogs players dancing to the same song in the rooms following their preliminary final victory over Port Adelaide.

Brown said he’d been told tensions reached boiling point after the two teams arrived at the same nightspot a few days later.

“On the Monday or Tuesday night, the Doggies players had gone to this nightclub and the ground floor was general admission, they (the Dogs) had booked level two and level three was not open because it was a Monday night,” Brown said on the podcast.

“So, the Melbourne boys had had a few and they were feeling OK … so the boys gathered the troops and went to this club and they got there.

“Management say: ‘boys, it’s great to have you here and we’ll accommodate you but the Dogs have got level two so you’re going to have to meander here with the general admission.’

“So one of the boys took some initiative and took some cash out, $10,000, and said to management: ‘mate, here’s 10K, you open the top level.’”

Brown said that was when it got heated, after ‘Freed from desire’ started to play on the Demons’ level.

“Security escorts them straight up, so now they’re on level three, the Doggies are on level two and remember, they hate each other and they’re hanging over the rails and giving it to the Doggies boys,” Brown said.

“It’s getting real heated, real personal and then they play that song again above them, and it gets to the point where players want to come to blows.

“They’re talking about it, (saying things like) ‘you come down, we’ll come up, we’re going to fight you, we’ll meet you halfway.’

“It would have been unbelievable and imagine that, the two teams that played the grand final on the Saturday punching on at a club on the Monday.

“It didn’t come to blows because a player from Melbourne and a player from the Western Bulldogs, who are best mates and used to live together and may still do, they met halfway between level two and three on safe ground, and negotiated a peace treaty that saved these two clubs coming to blows.

“That’s my mail on the ground in Perth and it’s factually correct.”

The alleged incident should add plenty of spice the next time the two clubs meet, which could come as soon as in Round 1 at the MCG next year following a request from the Demons.

Whoever brokered the peace should be sent to work things out with Israel and Palestine.
 

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schmuttt

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Not doubting it happened but a large chunk of the MFC players had already left Perth by the time this supposedly occurred .
 

schmuttt

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I don’t get the whole sooking over freed from desire either. If we wanted to be campaigners wouldn’t we just play our song?
 

Fork n Hell

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i reckon it woulda been good value to see Libba and Viney going at each other in a good old fashioned wild drunken nightclub brawl. or maybe they could have even had a Smith vs Pickett dance off at least, instead of the lame end to the story where a couple of mates sorted it out by talking.
 

stEdy

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The whole story sounds like absolute baloney.

I think there's a lot of respect between the players of the two clubs.

Kinda hope it's true for the rivarly in the future though
 

Toump Ass

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Campbell Brown is a massive dickhead.

Love the story though :)
 

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