Mega Thread Squiggle 2017

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by Final Siren, Feb 15, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. Power Raid

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    I'd love to see what happens to the swans if they beat GWS
     

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  2. beert

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    Possibly not much. Squiggle already thinks we are going to win by a couple of goals, so if that happens it will probably just say "meh. told you so".

    Squiggle is staying true to itself this week following the St Kilda-Richmond result. While everyone is all of a sudden predicting Richmond to miss finals and St Kilda to make the top 4, if not win the flag, the squiggle thinks that Richmond will still make finals reasonable comfortably, while St Kilda have a pretty good chance of missing.

    Also, squiggle is not surprised that Sydney are now in the 8. It has been predicting finals for Sydney all season (except maybe wavering slightly in rounds 6 & 7).

    Never change, squiggle! That's why I love you!
     
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  3. RookiePick

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    A lot to like about that round 16 2006 West Coast position. Events conspiring for lightening to strike twice! Crows on top of the ladder and West Coast hovering around 55 attack 55 defence

    #deludeddreams
     
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  4. harrythetiger

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    That was the greatest squiggle post in the history of squiggle posts, maybe ever.
     
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  5. WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

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    Damn there was a lot of good Crows Squiggles in that Final Siren post that amounted to sweet FA! :(
     
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  6. sobrave

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    Carlton 2007 doing a Brisbane and squiggling around on their own
     
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  7. Roobs321

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    Flagpole seems very harsh on Richmond at the moment, very cynical about any long-term Hardwick contention.

    That North zone is curiously doom-laden, looks like a side scraping by on attack fumes about to have a nasty fall off. I do admire their competitiveness and healthy percentage given they have only won 6 of their last 27 games. Love that fierce race for 17th, very 1997.

    St Kilda overtaking West Coast on the squiggle must also be a sign of the times. Doubt that has happened since 2011, possibly 2012 given the Eagles injury-hampered performance and the formidable competitiveness of the Saints that season. I suspect both West Coast and Richmond will be in a North spot of bother within 18 months.
     
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    Please lets never bring up 1993 again.
     
  9. WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

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    Agreed!
     
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    Right in the feels.. :'(
     
  11. Rorys458

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    We need to analyse why Adelaide can cheat the squiggle, so we dont' do it again.:'(
     

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    Final Siren - could Adelaide Brisbane and Carlton set a record this year for most teams without an intersecting squiggle?
     
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    If they keep it up, it probably is a record. It's rare to even have a year with two lonely teams.
     
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    As far as I'm concerned that year didn't happen.
     
  15. Gralin

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    this season is so random
     
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    Squiggle is starting to think Bombers might play finals. Their rise on the squiggle this year has been pretty meteoric - even their losses have generally improved their position.
     
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    They were always going to be a better team than the squiggle initially predicted, with a number of star players returning from suspension.

    My computer rates them as a favourite for every remaining match in the minor round...in every match but Adelaide, a big favourite.
     
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    The squiggle might explode.
     
  19. nameless

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    I will always maintain that the West Coast 82 point demolition of Adelaide in Rd.17, 2006 is the best H&A victory we've ever had.
    Adelaide were so far ahead of everyone else it was crazy and we smashed them.

    The Prelim was out of this world as well!

    Good times...
     
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  20. chazwazza

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    So was Ben Cousins, he was off the planet.
    :)
     
  21. sobrave

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    Sydney squiggling their way towards premiership favoritism. You wouldn't want to meet them in the finals :eek:
     
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    Adelaide are squiggling pretty well also.
     
  23. Final Siren

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    2017 Round 17

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    Round 17 already! The season's nearly over. Before you know it, there will be nothing on TV and you'll have to try to get excited about cricket. I just can't do that any more. I was ruined by the golden age of Waugh, Gilchrist, McGrath, Warne et al. It's just lucky I support Richmond, so I can follow footy for decades on end without ever being spoiled by success.


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    Things are getting messy in there. But look at Essendon go! Or even better, look at them on this chart, showing this year's improvers:

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    That's a mighty rise, especially considering how far back they were. And it's come in fits and starts, with plenty of breakout wins (over Hawthorn, Geelong, West Coast, Port Adelaide, allllmost Sydney, and now St Kilda) and terrible losses (to Brisbane, Fremantle and Carlton). But when the Bombers are on, they're on, and they're on track to make the finals:

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    The other promising thing about Essendon is that they can score. They're a balanced team, which is good, but they're erring on the side of Attack rather than Defence, which is even better, because it's the attacking sides that have proven the more effective flag collectors over the last few decades. Essendon still have a way to go, and can't afford to take a two-steps-forward-one-step-back approach into September, if they make it at all, but it's been a really promising year.

    It was another good week for Adelaide, who were 7+ goals to the good of Melbourne. That combined with GWS's loss to Sydney makes for a happy weekend, the only real downer being the increasing likelihood of sharing Top 4 with Port. Because that would mean no home ground advantage in a final, I mean. Not just because they hate them. But also that.

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    Richmond are tipped for 5th but there's a big chance that Sydney will swallow up that spot, leaving 6th-9th to be fought out between the Tigers, Eagles, Demons, and Bombers, with the Saints and Bulldogs capable of sneaking in as well.

    While the Dogs currently sit 11th on the ladder and are also tipped to finish there, that's something of a hard floor for them. They're currently a game and percentage clear of Fremantle, who won't be overtaking anybody, and two games and percentage clear of Hawthorn, who otherwise might. So things probably won't get worse for the Bulldogs, but might get significantly better.

    It was a horrible result for St Kilda, who were the latest team to pull on the boots of Top Four Fancydom, take one step, and strangle to death on the laces. Not only did they get thrashed and give away the four premiership points to a fellow contender in Essendon, but every team around them except Melbourne won.

    Brisbane lost, but not by as much as the squiggle expected, even though it already thought Richmond were filthy pretenders. With North Melbourne's decreasing interest in playing football this year, the Lions are looking a little less like a sure thing for the wooden spoon each week.

    Flagpole! You know how this goes.

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    More squiggles!

    Live squiggles!
     
  24. The Dice Man

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    North are rated higher on the flagpole than the Tigers. According to flagpole we should be about 15th.
     
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  25. WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

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    Final Siren, why does it look like the flagpole rose for every team, bar St Kilda, Freo and the Kangaroos?
     
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