Review Semi-Final #2 2021 - Geelong Cats v GWS Giants, 7.50 pm AEST Fri 3 September @ Optus Oval, WA

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So very very proud of this club.

I could bang on about the umpires obvious pissed at Greene and the club, the media (still no stories about the high shots that would of given Greene multiple weeks).
But I wont.
Will just say the boys showed why our motto is Never Surrender.
Fought until the end.

will talk about the season once that thread goes up.
 

Hendo_21

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Disappointing end to the season but they clearly played their guts out for so long and to even make finals is such a good achievment. Got so much young talent that can all take steps in development next year: Ash, Cumming, Taranto, Briggs, Flynn, Hopper, Cumming (and others) all are really promising or already proven stars with more room to grow. So good to see Bruhn and Stone are already showing really strong signs I think both showed high level flashes throughout the season and tonight should both be fixtures of the side next year. Couple more top picks next year and top 4 should be in sight for years to come as some of the older guys begin to age out. Was frustrating watching Cogs tonight, tackled really well again but just not finding a ton of it or handling it cleanly hoping he can put a healthy season together next year and look great again with a good pre-season under him.
 
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lots of thoughts

mostly disjointed

bare with me

never surrender - cooked in the third, down to a walk, came back in the last to honour the jumper.

liked Ash‘s game one of his best, I thought. glad Stone re-signed.

Pez had a couple of absolute shockers

cam guthrie an absolute dog going after mummy’s back late in the last. hawkins a dog. selwood a dog. Tuoey best on ground.

umpires didn’t cost us the game.they gave geelong a leg up/head start, and were pi$$ poor - but we were outplayed most of the night.

cogs did some nice things that were probably missed by most, but still scratchy. will be better for a pre-season

Davis justified his recall.

give Stein & Sproule contracts tomorrow

bobby hill brilliant in very small patches. needs to involve himself more.

BT is the most horrible commentator in the history of commentating

brayshaw rattled off a list of our outs late in the last and Eff me, it was a long list.

a forward line of Cumming & Haynes was…. interesting.

mummy was immense all night and retires an absolute legend of this club.

there‘s more, I’m sure but that’s it for now

we made it into the second week of the finals after being on the road for how long? with all our injuries? proud of the boys and (apart from a few obvious games) proud of the season.

and as with all footy - there’s always next year
 

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BarryAglett

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The internet has noticed the umpire reaming.
Some familiar names there.
I don't think Geelong will get a free ride against the Dees.
 

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The side performed amazingly this year despite the strength and conditioning team chronically underperforming which led to half the side being injured and costing them any real chance.

Geez Bruhn looks the real deal! Arguably the best of the Vic kids from last year's draft. And he had a stack of junior injuries so still pretty untapped.
 

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The internet has noticed the umpire reaming.
Some familiar names there.
I don't think Geelong will get a free ride against the Dees.
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Hopefully you're right - "I don't think Geelong will get a free ride against the Dees".

The umpiring was disgraceful tonight.
 

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The internet has noticed the umpire reaming.
Some familiar names there.
I don't think Geelong will get a free ride against the Dees.
Oh wow, the headline was too close to the bone for VFL HQ.

It’s been changed now to be more neutral.

Here’s a screenshot of the original for posterity.

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Disappointed with the loss but the Cats were too good on the night and Hawkins was immense although it was on the back of an inexperienced defence and the mids dominating to provide those opportunities

No commentary on Selwoods elbow on Haynes pi@#*s me off and the umpires are just too afraid of the criticism they will get from the club with the bigger supporter base along with the commentators

I will be cheering on the Demons next week

Massive game by Mumford and those that doubted his ability to back up should be admiting they were wrong

Brave call by Cameron to have Stone and Bruhn come in and shows the ability they have and the coaches and supporters will be ready to back them in in 2022

Great experience to play at a big game at Optus and Ash and MDb had good games with Lloyd/Perryman having below average games
 

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Round 23 - Eddie Betts retires. Giants give him a gift, guard of honour and Phil co-chairs him off the ground.

SF - Mummy retires. Cats ignore him and chair off Selwood.

That’s the cultural difference between the two clubs.


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And Mummy was a significant geelong player as well. Suppose they were distracted by Selwood breaking their games record.
 

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And Mummy was a significant geelong player as well. Suppose they were distracted by Selwood breaking their games record.
not a particularly significant player for Geelong - 21 games off the rookie list over 2 years, no finals.

Sydney premiership player - 100 games for us - both much more important in his career than his brief time at the cats.

also, we didn’t even line up and clap him off the field (let alone chair him off). hard for Geelong to acknowledge his contribution if we don’t, particularly when their captain breaks their club record.

also - Phil didn’t co-chair Eddie off - we gave him wine & a jumper after it was announced weeks before hand that it would be his 350th and last game.

much as I love the big Mummify, there’s no comparison between the two, and no disrespect from Geelong last night.
 

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not a particularly significant player for Geelong - 21 games off the rookie list over 2 years, no finals.

Sydney premiership player - 100 games for us - both much more important in his career than his brief time at the cats.

also, we didn’t even line up and clap him off the field (let alone chair him off). hard for Geelong to acknowledge his contribution if we don’t, particularly when their captain breaks their club record.

also - Phil didn’t co-chair Eddie off - we gave him wine & a jumper after it was announced weeks before hand that it would be his 350th and last game.

much as I love the big Mummify, there’s no comparison between the two, and no disrespect from Geelong last night.
Plus, we don't know what Mumford's wishes were.
 

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