Autopsy The 2017 AFL Grand Final - What did you like, learn or hate?

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

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  1. hutstar

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    You've sure put a lot of effort into being not-devastated. Every post is just delicious though, so keep at it.
     

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  2. Black Saab

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    Wow, that is an incredible but of history. I could well understand the massive disappointment for losing this GF.
     
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    Don't forget Truck!
     
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  4. kranky al

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    Put 2 hungy on your lot

    As soon as i thought you had done enough to win against gws. Was cheering you home bud. Was supporting you anyway - got nothing against richmond as a team and you guys have waited so long and been so staunch as supporters.

    doesnt change the unfairness though. Vic teams - esp mcg tenants have a leg up. It still truly isnt a national league - its the vfl - trying to expand whilst doing the best it can to look after victorian clubs at the expense of interstate clubs in footy states.

    And unless we keep bringing attention to it - the afl will just keep doing what its doing - because what ever changes when people say nothing?
     
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    So, it's bad now, but

    1992 West Coast Geelong (6) 16.17 (113) d. 12.13 (85) Melbourne Cricket Ground 95,007 26 September 1992
    1993 Essendon (15) Carlton (12) 20.13 (133) d. 13.11 (89) Melbourne Cricket Ground 96,862 25 September 1993
    1994 West Coast (2) Geelong (7) 20.23 (143) d. 8.15 (63) Melbourne Cricket Ground 93,860 1 October 1994
    1995 Carlton (16) Geelong (8) 21.15 (141) d. 11.14 (80) Melbourne Cricket Ground 93,670 30 September 1995
    1996 North Melbourne (3) Sydney (9) 19.17 (131) d. 13.10 (88) Melbourne Cricket Ground 93,102 28 September 1996
    1997 Adelaide St Kilda (4) 19.11 (125) d. 13.16 (94) Melbourne Cricket Ground 99,645 27 September 1997
    1998 Adelaide (2) North Melbourne (5) 15.15 (105) d. 8.22 (70) Melbourne Cricket Ground 94,431 26 September 1998
    1999 North Melbourne (4) Carlton (13) 19.10 (124) d. 12.17 (89) Melbourne Cricket Ground 94,228 25 September 1999
    2000 Essendon (16) Melbourne (5) 19.21 (135) d. 11.9 (75) Melbourne Cricket Ground 96,249 2 September 2000
    2001 Brisbane Lions Essendon (14) 15.18 (108) d. 12.10 (82) Melbourne Cricket Ground 91,482 29 September 2001
    2002 Brisbane Lions (2) Collingwood (24) 10.15 (75) d. 9.12 (66) Melbourne Cricket Ground 91,817 28 September 2002
    2003 Brisbane Lions (3) Collingwood (25) 20.14 (134) d. 12.12 (84) Melbourne Cricket Ground 79,451 27 September 2003
    2004 Port Adelaide Brisbane Lions 17.11 (113) d. 10.13 (73) Melbourne Cricket Ground 77,671 25 September 2004
    2005 Sydney (4) West Coast (2) 8.10 (58) d. 7.12 (54) Melbourne Cricket Ground 91,828 24 September 2005
    2006 West Coast (3) Sydney (10) 12.13 (85) d. 12.12 (84) Melbourne Cricket Ground 97,431 30 September 2006

    10 in a 15 year period interstate, 7 against Vic opposition.
     
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    Gotta huawei, the keyboard and predictive text is the only dud thing about the phone
     
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  7. Outback Footy

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    Let it go FFS. This "Victorian conspiracy theory" is so bloody boring.

    You choose to support a team in a competition with known rules. You don't think those rules suit your team. Change teams or stop supporting a league that doesn't fit your agenda. Accept the rules or FO. The Leagues not gonna change to suit you so suck it up princess.
     
  8. WilloTree

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    Interesting reading.

    From 92 - 06, interstate teams were winning premierships (10 of 15).
    then...9 of the next 10 premierships were won by Victorian clubs..

    .. holy cow. What happened between 06 and 07?
     
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    Honestly just think it's cyclical.

    I would have thought if it was an MCG/away struggle, that being a more professional sport than 20-30 years ago, it would be less of an issue. Especially with a reasonably split crowd on GF day compared to a H&A.
     
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    This pretty much sums up what sh*ts me about Tigers fans.
     
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    You're probably right. However, if Melbourne or St Kilda win it next year I'm making a tin foil hat and cutting clippings from the newspaper to make codes to pin up on my wall.
     
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  12. kranky al

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    Actually the league - after public outcry HAS changed things

    When we had to play home finals in melbourne - after a few the public outcry in wa and sa was so loud that they changed it - despite the contract with the g demanding so many finals in melb. At first the vfl said it was impossible - which is almost always their first response. Then after prodding they found a compromise based on the fact that there is generally more finals played in melbourne than is required by the contract so they “banked” finals for years where there was less finals played there.

    Theres been quite a few things changed after public outcry.

    I can tell you something for certain - nothing changes if we dont speak up.


    Get back in yer box dog
     
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  13. TheUndertaker

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    32 to 3 actually.

    That's what happens when a club has history and isn't manufactured from dust.

    Richmond at all levels has won 32 premierships, Melbourne 33, Carlton 34 and Essendon 35.
     
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    I said a few weeks ago Pyke is an amatuer and coaching would be their weakness. I learned that I was correct in the end.
     
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    Thats nice sweetie

    But you have one afl flag - suburban flags are cute but

    Gives you something to talk about with your vic mates
     
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    This is the AFL champ. Your 31 other flags are irrelevant.
     
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    Richmond were every bit as good as Adelaide through the season. Two bad losses and could have won any of the others that they did lose. Finished a smidge off the top as it was and could easily have finished top had they won any of those.

    They didn't, but they probably learnt and improved from them. The Crows finishing higher though weren't a street ahead of them. It's not like the Tigers finished 7th a mile from 1st.
     
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    Umpiring was fine. In fact one of the better games I've seen umpired this year. Had no impact at all and was at no stage out of control. No side was advantaged and despite the odd free or missed free that's debatable/borderline (like every game) there was no where near the usual array of shockers we've seen during the season.

    Umpires shouldn't even be mentioned in relation to this game.
     
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    No one give two shiny shits about your 'flags' from 100+ years ago. You weren't alive to see them so they mean nothing to you (beyond you trying to use them in a tiny knob measuring contest), and especially not to us.

    The real count in the AFL-era has you at 1. Enjoy it, but your 'history riddled' club has to triple that count to be even with WCE.
     
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    Call the army!
    Better still, call Balmey!
     
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    I wasn't old enough to remember 92 or 94. As far as your logic goes it's Richmond 1, West Coast 1. That's how it works right? Who gives a shit about stuff that happened when I was 3.
     
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    Sorry mate, but Richmond's premiership is every bit as real as Hawthorn's. I know it might take few weeks or even months to adjust to, but Richmond are the current premiers.
     
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    Re-read what was written numb nuts. Obviously comprehension isn't your strong point.