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  1. Gavin Excell

    Gavin Excell Brownlow Medallist

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    Used to be relatively rare with semi finals often won by the QF loser.

    However in last few years we've seen Geelong and Freo in 2014 both bowing out, Swans 2015 and Hawks 2016 also out in straight sets.

    Another entrant to this sad bunch in 2018?
     

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  2. demondavey

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    Started with Port in 01. West Coast in 07. I think other than what you’ve mentioned that’s it?
     
  3. demondavey

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    I think Collingwood might get beaten by GWS actually, but can’t see Hawthorn losing.
     
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  4. La Dispute

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    Yep, I can see Collingwood going out this week after another unlucky loss
     
  5. Messenger

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    If you’re eliminated in week 1, is that straight set?
     
  6. Gavin Excell

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    Yes

    Does raise the question is it any better to go out straight sets than week 1
     
  7. Buzz Hawk

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    Course it is, twice the finals experience. Invaluable.
    Sheesh Geelong. Accepting mediocrity seems to be in the blood.
     
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  8. Gavin Excell

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    Yeah im not convinced losing twice is any better to be honest
     
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    Felt they played their gf last week. Put absolutely everything into it. Think the Giants might have too much run.
     
  10. the harry

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    Prior to the ones mentioned by the OP, west coast imploded in 07, including losing in over time in one, and Port had a rocky finals record early on.

    No really obvious link for those who have suffered it since, will potentially suffer it this weekend, so presumably we'll all blame the fixture?
     
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  12. TBoyleSuperstar

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    It's odd, from my point of view, if we do go out, I'll be disappointed but not shattered. Similar too 2016 but in different ways. 2016 was sort of 'well, we got three, great run, such is life'.
    This year, I'm happy we are getting two finals into our young blokes. The Richmond game alone, that provided them a massive lesson in finals pressure. Hoping they learnt from it.

    Had we gone straight sets in, say, 14 or 15, I would have been ropeable
     
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    I guess you’re getting used to losing the majority of your finals and gaining nothing from it.
     
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    Sarina went out in straight sets and was not happy Jan.
     
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  15. Gavin Excell

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    Other than "experience"
     
  16. 010203

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    I think Melbourne will beat Hawthorn in a close one. I won't be surprised by whatever happens on Saturday night.
     
  17. Creepen

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    sadly I agree with you
     
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  18. Buzz Hawk

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    Which is obviously not working for you.
     
  19. Gavin Excell

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    Correct

    Yet you argue somehow finals losses are positives for Hawthorn

    Given you went out straight sets 2 years back cant see how a repeat of that is any better than bowing out last week
     
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  20. Occidental

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    Pendlebury quiet, DeGoey quiet, Cox quiet, Grundy relatively quiet, Treloar first game in weeks, Howe first game in weeks. Goldsack first game all year.
    We have plenty upside after a narrow interstate loss.
    Back home at the G now.
    The plan for playing our GF, is in the GF.
     
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  21. sante

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    It wouldn’t surprise me if both Pies and Hawks did this year
     
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  22. 5ammy

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    I've been really impressed with the Pies this season, super resilient. Don't deserve to bow out in straight sets, I'm backing them to win at home on the mighty G.
     
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  23. Buzz Hawk

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    We’re better than you, we win most of our finals , ergo we learn from the experience.
    You don’t.
    See how it works?
     
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  24. DrEvil_

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    Well seeing that the last two times Hawthorn lost a GF we back up with B2B and 3peat, can't wait to lose another.
     
  25. thejockey

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    More likely to happen then not I would have thought

    I’ve never got the fascination with it . Always just seems something for people to hang their hat on if their side hasn’t made finals or goes in week 1.

    From a Hawthorn perspective we’ve finished top 4 and we aren’t a genuine top 4 side IMO , a lot of people wouldn’t have had us even making finals.
    As such Richmond and Melbourne are sides who before this season and heading into finals are far higher rated then us .
    It’s all finals experience this season

    I’m sure a lot of ‘neutrals’ will still celebrate as if their own side has done something if it happens though
     
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