Autopsy Season 2017 - What did you like, learn or hate?

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by The_Wookie, Sep 30, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. The_Wookie

    The_Wookie Queenslander

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    What did you think of the season thats just finished?
     

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  2. thecatattack

    thecatattack Brownlow Medallist

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    Like: Tigers winning the flag

    Learnt: Anyone can win, don't write teams off.

    Hate: We didn't win the flag
     
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  3. Power Raid

    Power Raid Hall of Famer

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    Like: The Tiger's win
    Learnt: Patience is rewarded (well done Hardwick)
    Hate: My footy tipping (I picked the crows by 10 goals)
     
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  4. mxett

    mxett Brownlow Medallist

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    Like: tiger's GF, finally
    Learned: an even comp means a chance for many teams who finish top 8
    Hated: The shameful sooking by haters on the main board! If it isnt the umpiring its the AFL. It's the best sport in the world, how can you whinge??
     
  5. Gumby2Hurley

    Gumby2Hurley Premium Gold

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    Like: Team other than Sydney/Geelong/Hawthorn winning the flag
    Learnt: It doesn't matter how much money north offered Kelly and Dusty
    Hate: Long wait till 2018.
     
  6. Lach72

    Lach72 Bam!

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    Hated that the bull who was selected at 3 in 2009 is now a Brownlow medallist, a Norm Smith Medallist and a premiership player.
    The one we took at 4 blew his knees 4 times and is retired.

    Makes me sad


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  7. officialjc

    officialjc Club Legend

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    watch out for melbourne and collingwood next year
     
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  8. gaelictiogar

    gaelictiogar Norm Smith Medallist

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    Liked: Obviously the Richmond win but also the closeness of the competition.
    Learnt:There is always hope.
    Hated: Nothing.
     
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  9. Lsta062

    Lsta062 Norm Smith Medallist

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    Liked: Richmond winning the 2017 Premiership! They have been very consistent this year and brought the effort again. Well done Adelaide for the season they had leading up to the Grand Final. In my opinion, the two best sides played off in the Grand Final.

    Learnt: A team can turn around a season very quickly with smart recruiting and a heap of effort. I thought Richmond were borderline on making finals at the start of the year and thought Richmond would do well to win a final at the beginning of the finals. No, they went all the way to the Grand Final and actually won it!

    Also liked the thrilling close games throughout the season. Yeah, the quality of footy is reduced, but the evenness of this season (not including finals) made the run home very interesting. The lead up to Round 23 was exhilarating as many of the top 8 positions were not locked in.
     
  10. NathanMX

    NathanMX Premiership Player

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    Learnt:

    North Melbourne trolls are good luck charms.

    Spend all of 2016 potting the Western Bulldogs, after they win they can no longer do that so off to Tigerland they go....and they win the whole damn thing too.

    Please please please start on us North trolls, here is some stuff to get you rolling

    Tim Watson, Malcolm Blight, school girls, lighters and dwarves, bad bounces, Ross Lyon :D :p
     
  11. gavaniacono

    gavaniacono Norm Smith Medallist

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    Indeed. Their singular use.
     
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  12. NathanMX

    NathanMX Premiership Player

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    Hey Dustin found em useful to get a few more dollars off the club :D so they do have other uses ya know :p
     
  13. Mr.X

    Mr.X Premiership Player

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    Neale Balme has to take a big part of the credit also, he has helped turn the club around
     
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  14. Dee Train

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    Loved the Tigers winning. Learnt Melbourne are still rubbish but I can dream now the Dogs and Tigers have won in successive years. Hated the AFL virtue signalling all year as usual. I'm sure next year they will force a team to wear the rainbow flag for diversity and inclusion.....
     
  15. Bokonon_

    Bokonon_ Cancelled

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    Liked:
    1.Worthy premiers in the Tigers.

    2. My club made the last 4 after an annus horribilis, when the history of the Giants is written the fact we didn't go backwards this year will be seen as pretty
    amazing.

    3. It was an even competitive year, and few supporters had to turn up to home games without rational hope.

    Learnt:

    1.My general belief you cant just bob up in finals and win a flag took a hammering. The Tigers did.

    2. Everything can go really well in a season but unless you have a good day in the GF it's not worth much. Ala the Crows

    Hated: Not a lot, I love footy otherwise I wouldn't follow it.
     
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  16. Kick It 2 Me

    Kick It 2 Me Club Legend

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    Loved: Close contests and the Tigers winning the flag.
    Learnt: Umpiring is getting worse.
    Loathed: Selective corporatization. On one hand, the AFL's continued support from the gambling industry. On the other hand, other destructive social issues are panned.
     
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  17. Mike__

    Mike__ Moderator

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    Liked : another premiership drought broken
    Learnt : The AFL is finally buckling to public pressure on finals fixture get and a possible GF move from the MCG earlier than anticipated
    Hated : another season hamstrung by lopsided rule interpretation and application
     
  18. Cmarsh

    Cmarsh Premiership Player

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    Good post.
    Sliding doors moments can be so important in footy.
     
  19. Footy 1st

    Footy 1st Club Legend

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    Liked: The class of the retirees
    Learnt: I don't actually enjoy watching AFL
    Hated: James Hird presenting Houli's medal to the AFL's own DustinMartin
     
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  20. demondavey

    demondavey Brownlow Medallist

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    Liked - GWS or GC not winning

    Learnt - Culture is king. Adelaide are soft.

    Hated - Richmond winning makes me jealous
     
  21. demondavey

    demondavey Brownlow Medallist

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    ******* well said
     
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  22. Xhoquelin

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    Like: Richmond again displaying everything that finals footy is about-manic pressure, humility, heart, team efforts.
    Dislike: Too many young, complacent, inconsistent sides that couldn't step up and make finals. Overall weakness of the standard of footy this season. Richmond the only team this year who showed sustained performance this year that could challenge the three peat Hawks.
     
  23. Aramis

    Aramis Premium Platinum

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    Liked - Richmond winning the flag
    Loved - Ryan Burton
    Hated - Geelong
     
  24. Nomad12

    Nomad12 Team Captain

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    You dont enjoy watching AFL?
     
  25. The King!

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    Liked Coming back from 0-6 and looking dead, blooding more youth. Tigers ending drought, adelaides play prior to today


    Learnt. Cotchin is a star, didnt appreciate him. Dusty is best player in comp.


    Hated : ruck nomination rule, footy media - its just awful
     
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