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

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Put it out there
  1. kranky al

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    Its a difficult to play ground.
     

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  2. rfctiger74

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    Dons, kangas, dogs and saints handle it well enough

    As said, the home state advantage is massively over played here. Teams tend to develop gameplans that suit certain grounds, and not surprisingly it tends to be the ground they play on most often
     
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    Liked: The atmosphere in Melbourne leading up the finals was incredible, especially the city and Punt rd... just wow

    Learnt: Controversial but I don't believe in the whole "most equal year" dribble. I think it only appeared that way bc of all the easy 4points handed out by decent teams like Sydney, Adelaide and Geelong (next year will tell)

    Hated:
    The games in the finals series including the GF itself was a tad tame/boring. The WCE v Port game was a clear exception and i really enjoyed watching that one.
     
  4. Outback Footy

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    You sound like the bloke who builds a house next to industry and complains to council to get the industry moved.
     
  5. Komrade_Tiger

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    saint*. Lets not lump the rest in, because believe me, I've already slapped that ******* down back in his box
     
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    Have a guess where the very first AFL game was played, going further back than VFL or even VFA?. The MCG carpark.
    The G is the spiritual home of footy. When you think Cricket what's the first ground that instantly comes to mind. Lords I would hazard.
     
  7. mauricerioli

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    Richmond paddock.
     
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    My bad, I referenced the G carpark to give the plebs a rough idea ;)
     
  9. kranky al

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    You sound like a bloke who uses really weak analogies to try and bolster a weak argument.
     
  10. Johnny_Dogg4

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    this season top teams struggled to play away
    and it showed up in the finals

    richmond didnt have to travel in this finals series, compared to ever other team did.

    cats vs richmond game winner was going to be the premier

    - also it shows how hard it is to bring pressure and be sharp for consecutive finals games
     
  11. tonk

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    Loved, the attack of the Richmond players, the passion of their fans

    Hated, that I had 250 bucks on the the Swans for the flag at 31 to 1,
     

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  12. Jack Gun Cyril Stun

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    Loved the Tigers resilience in the H&A when after losing a couple of very close games (esp the Giants game after dodgy umpiring) to chip away, keep their belief and win the GF due to pressure, desperation and 22 guys all pulling in one direction.
    And happy for all their supporters who have been miserable for a long time.

    Hated: Ch 7 commentary, it's putrid. I put them on mute now and find the game much more entertaining and interesting.
     
  13. Shere Khan

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    Loved: We won. It’s only just sinking in.
    Learnt: Fraudelaide aren’t close to as good the media pumped them up to be.
    Hated: After the Tigers complete demolition of all comets in the finals, people still think we had it lucky or that it was due to playing at the G.
     
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    With all the advantage it brings how come only 1 of the MCG tenants made the finals?
     
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    I don't like bt. Maybe he is ok on the boundary rider but a main commentary person he sucks.
     
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    Excellent point. At the end of the regular season Richmond had eleven of their matches at the MCG, Adelaide played twelve of their matches at the Adelaide Oval. Adelaide then had two finals at Adelaide Oval and Richmond had three at the MCG. That makes fourteen a piece. Sounds pretty fair to me.
     
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    Some real dribble right there.
     
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    Was far from an ugly win. We played pretty good hard tough footy for the whole final series. I’d hardly call a 51, 36,48 point win ugly.
     
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    The 2017 gf has really sorted out footy fans into 2 groups:
    The Mary Poppins Crowd - they love floral dresses, strawberries, and polite bruise free footy.
    The Mud Wrestlers - they like it down, dirty, getting inside, then getting outside, like it hard and fast.

    So which are you, football follower?
     
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    Go on then - point out what is factually incorrect
     
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    Didnt Richmond win at the Gabba as well?
     
  22. kranky al

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    Its almost like its their home ground and they have developed a game plan to suit it.

    Then if they then had a grand final that was played on that ground they would have a leg up against a team from elsewhere
     
  23. rfctiger74

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    Not always.

    Some g teams have better suited etihad and vice versa.

    If you have a running game you tend to do better on etihad. If you play for the boundaries and stoppages, the mcg

    I think the issue is clubs inability to have a sustainable plan b over a great victorian conspiracy. Just imo, but i think some clubs have become too focused on dominating their home ground over being strong away. I always liked the swans/eagles of the 2000's attitude on this, they just knew the could beat up anyone anywhere, and they played like it. The noises from some clubs this finals series indicates not all still have this belief
     
  24. kranky al

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    Too true.

    Just look at richmond away from the g.
     
  25. rfctiger74

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    Only the funnel grounds, and only this year. Club actually likes to travel (they find it helps team bonding)

    Fwiw not long ago we had a better away record at one point than home