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Sydney vs West Coast - Statement Game Friday Night SCG 15th June

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  1. Macpotata

    Macpotata Premiership Player

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    Biggest away test for the ladder leading 10-1 West Coast. Swans will be gunning for a much needed big scalp at the SCG after being mediocre losing three there already.

    Swans beat WCE in a similar spot in 2005 when the eagles were flying high and top of the ladder. I think they had only lost one at that point too.


    Swans will win I reckon.
     
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  2. Shuestar13

    Shuestar13 All Australian

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    I’m not sure it counts as a “Statement” game for WCE. I thought that the only games that we play that matter are at the MCG and anything else is irrelevant :rolleyes:;) That’s what we constantly hear and read on here and from the all knowing media!
     
  3. ioppolo

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    Haven't won there in basically twenty years. Ridiculously long. Would be a huge mental barrier to break.
     
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  6. blue harvest

    blue harvest Norm Smith Medallist

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    Statement games are in September, not June.
     
  7. Cincinnatus

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    You know there is a tipping thread every week? You don't have to do your game of the week crap, especially a week out when the current round is only starting.
     
  8. Coaster2012

    Coaster2012 Premiership Player

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    WC will go 2 games ahead if they win.

    But unlikely
     
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  10. amazingjoshy

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    Was at Homebush (or whatever its called now) from memory
     
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  11. PerthBoy86

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    I almost feel if we don't win we never will there lol...but actually giving us a chance.
     
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  12. McRobie

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    Beagles by lots, swans fked at home.
     
  13. ep2006

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    Nah he feels like a Pav4AA alias who talks us up every week just so if we fail at some point they can be bumped up again.
     
  14. Thomas2

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    I don’t think we will win. Coming off the bye against a very good side and away, on an unique shaped ground. I will be bloody excited if we did win though. Can’t let Buddy run riot like round one though.
     
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  15. InNicNatWeTrust

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    Probably more important to knock off the Pies at the G given our struggles at the ground and the GF being played there. Still will be good to get a buffer on top.
     
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    Acknowledge him more. It'll make him more satisfied, which will result in less attention whoring / shit threads.

    West Coast by 23 BTW.
     
  17. AndysAngels

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  18. The Passenger

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    Yes but aside from 2007 we've also lost all the games played out at Homebush.

    Our recent record against the Swans is poor, and much worse in Sydney.

    It'll be tough for us no doubt.
     
  19. SilentHunter_

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    Can't see us winning tbh. Weagles hot favourites.
     
  20. The Passenger

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    There's been a handful of games (including 1 final) played out at Homebush over the last 15 years or so.

    We did get 5 home games in a row v Sydney (for a total of 1 win).

    After beating them midway through 2007 we led the head to head between the two clubs 19-18 but Swans have surged ahead 28-21.

    Since beating them at the SCG in 1999 we've played 10 games in Sydney for 1 win (Round 1 2007 at Homebush). We've also lost 1 other game at the SCG in 1999 against the Kangaroos.

    https://afltables.com/afl/teams/westcoast/allgames_vn.html#9

    Not a great record for us at all.
     
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  21. Shmiddy15

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    Wow that's interesting. Do you know why we played North at the SCG?
     
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    I was actually at that North-Eagles game at the SCG.

    North played 7 home games at the SCG in 1999 and 2000 (2 of which were against Sydney, the others us, Geelong, St Kilda, Port Adelaide and Richmond). They also played home games at the SCG against Sydney in 2001 and 2002. They also played a home game against the Hawks at the SCG in 1979.

    The games in the 1999-2000 period I vaguely remember there was an attempt to re-brand them as "Australia's team" and simply call them the Kangaroos. I guess the theory being they could play home games anywhere and try and pick up a following around the country. This was then shifted to play a number of home games at Manuka Oval in Canberra. A North Melbourne supporter would probably remember the reasons better.
     
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  23. The Gong

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    North experimented with playing home games at the SCG to try and capture part of the NSW market but it didn't take off to say the least.
     
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  24. Mr Cashie

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    Oh god the first thing I thought of upon seeing this title was West Coast 2005 just like the OP. Don’t tell me I’m going insane :(
     
  25. The Passenger

    The Passenger Mr. Mojo Risin'

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    Crowd figures for home games v interstate teams at the SCG was
    West Coast: 15k
    St Kilda: 11k
    Geelong: 10k
    Port: 7k
    Richmond: 9k

    I do remember the game against West Coast being exceptionally flat atmosphere but being able to get right up to the fence without any problems so that was a bonus for a young teenager.
     
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