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.

Put it out there
  1. guruisatiger

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    Loved every second of the whole final series
    Loved our pressure
    Loved our tackling
    Loved our chasing
    Loved our smothering
    Loved our comradery
    Loved our team first ethos
    Loved our loyal fans tasting success
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    Loved all the salt from Adelaide
     

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  2. guruisatiger

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    Oh are you upset the pussies lost ??? oh im so sad for your loss
    I will pray that you feel better
     
  3. Grockadoc

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    Still doesn't adress the fact that, out of 10 true home games, most interstate sides would win 7 on average.

    Say they split the double up neutral games. That makes it 8 wins from 12 games at home.

    Meaning they only have to win 4-5 games away to make finals.

    But you know... Victorian Competition.
     
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  4. kranky al

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    You are aware of course - as the premiers - a top four side

    You only won 6 away from the mcg - let alone interstate

    But yeah “only” have to win five interstate
     
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    If the MCG is such a factor, why hasn't Essendon or Carlton won a flag for a while? Maybe the importance you interstaters place on the MCG isn't as great as you think...
     
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    Well it could have something to do with carlton being flattened by salary cap sanctions - and then trading out what they needed to win a premiership in josh kennedy to get the other thing they needed - chris judd.

    As for essendon - they held on to sheedy way too long - had a pretty oddly drafted list - then they started getting good then the dank memes started....



    And for the mcg to be a big factor it has to be a granny.

    We only get a game or two at best at the g. Losing a game or two doesnt kill you - till september.

    We pencil them in as losses against good teams and possibles against ordinary teams
     
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    There had always been the unearthly dark of fathomless absence, until the tears of clowns rained upon Punt road after 37 long years and a nice rub of the green along the way.

    If you lose one of me, you are upset, bewildered, and perplexed.
    If you lose two of me, you are blissfully unaware.
    What am i?
     
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  8. guruisatiger

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    A salty sook , who cant stand the fact that after 37 years we are not the laughing stock any more,,, like most oppo supporters you thought life would go on and on and on with richmond being a basket case and you could always make yourself feel good and superior with a joke about the tigers... now that has gone you have nfi what to say or do anymore
     
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    Sook was close, but socks is the answer! I only get upset when i can't find my matching socks!
     
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    Ok then , i dont wear socks so dont care either way
     
  11. kranky al

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    Just too good.
     

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    It's delicious
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  13. Outback Footy

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    Like I said, if you don't like it, leave it. Stop barracking for the Weagles and go back to just barracking for a WAFL side, no conspiracy theories there. VFL my arse. Its a national competition played by known rules. You choose to play in the comp you accept its rules.

    You sound like the bloke who builds a house next to industry and complains to council to get the industry moved.
     
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    Don't worry about it Barry, people are still claiming 2016 was a conspiracy managed by the AFL and the umpires. Some very salty swans and (surprisingly) saints in here.

    Well done Tiges, too much pressure, you used Bevo's game style to perfection
     
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    Thanks for the impartial support. This whiny cretin really does need to get over it.
     
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    Loved - the Vibe around Swan Street after each of the finals wins, especially the GF.
    How the current group galvanised themselves and the tiger Army.
    That the players know all other teams will come at them next year. They will take it on and accept it as part of their journey.

    What I learned - if you believe in your vision and stick fat then you will get there eventually.

    Football brings out the very best and the very worst in people.
    Best - tears of joy that represent the end of a long journey and the beginning of a new and exciting one.

    Worst - It is such a pity that many supporters, particularly from the west side of this country are so salty. Your whinging just outlines the weakness in your character. Kranky you are truly acting like a baby having a hissy fit and are secretly happy that you didn't have to play us at the G in a final because you know that we would have absolutely smashed you...

    However none of that matters because the Tigers are the 2017 PREMIERS and there ain't a god damn thing you or anybody else can do about it.

    Final words - this year the Tigers replaced expectation with appreciation. Everything else followed from that
     
  17. Plugger35

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    Well the Bulldogs sure proved that 2016 premiership was no fluke by backing it up this year.

    On no wait...they didn't, they got shown up for the frauds they really are by finishing 10th.

    At least Bulldogs supporters are a lot less arrogant than they were this time last year.
     
  18. Johnny_Dogg4

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    lol please...
    we had everything go wrong for us and we still finished above your club
     
  19. Plugger35

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    Everything go wrong? You might have had a few injuries but no more than most clubs and you still got a good ride from the umpires and a cushy fixture.

    You just weren't as good as you or the media thought you were.
     
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    Jealous st kilda fan, nothing more

    Talk to a dogs fan and they’ll tell you what went wrong, you’ll understand more

    What excuses is your mob coming up with??
     
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    You sound like a quitter.

    Me - i like to try and change things

    When it became the afl it started to change - as more teams enter it will change more - one day you will wake up and we will out vote you as there will be more interstate sides than vics.

    Wont hapoen if we just give up
     
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    Liked: a team broke a long flag drought. Won $1300 on Richmond, Sloane first goal and Dusty winning Norm smith. :D
    Learned: that Vic teams really do get a decent advantage playing the GF at the MCG when in previous years I believed it to be a minor thing.
    Hated: nothing really I guess apart from the pangs of jealousy that our 2015 GF team had to go up against one of the GOAT teams instead of Adelaide/Tigers.
     
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    Liked everything about the Tigers this September. I want to keep talking about them all the time.

    Learned that a year is an amazingly long time in footy. And that Tigers supporters are definitely the MOST PASSIONATE in the AFL. And that there really is a new season after home and away, that some teams can step up to the next level.

    Hated nothing about the GF itself. We weren't in it, but it's not about us.
     
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    On the day that WCE team would have been smashed by the Tigers, and probably Adelaide as well
     
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  25. rfctiger74

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    Fwiw speaking strictly from a rfc perspective, id play interstate every day of the week over etihad

    We suck at that joint, always have, and its just down the road. Compared to that we have a comparatively decent record at domain, ao, and we love the gabba.

    Only interstate trip i fear is sydney at the scg, and its because we gave had two decades of poo at that joint.

    When we sold games to darwin and cairns, it was sold to the members on two grounds

    1) its a short term debt reduction fix

    2) it means on less etihad home game

    I know rfc fans hate the joint, but ignoring that, we have zero home state advantage there