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The Alternative Grand Finals

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by Blackhawk42, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. harrythetiger

    harrythetiger Summited Everest 30/9/17

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    I don't want to be scarred by thinking this was anywhere near happening when it really wasn't :(
     
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  2. Scatter

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    2006 - don’t know how you can say we were clearly behind the other 3, we beat Adelaide in Adelaide during the H&A, and lost by not much in the first final. We also beat the Eagles both times that year, the second game by 80 odd points from memory. We lost the prelim because we had to travel to Sydney to play them at Olympic stadium where we hadn’t even played before. Think we would have been a real shot at the G against another non Vic side.
    2015 - North would have beat us comfortably I think, we were cooked. North were playing good footy and unlucky to lose the prelim to the Eagles in Perth.
     
  3. Topkent

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    The **** are you on about?
    1987 Elimination final
    Melbourne 22.26.158
    Nth 5.10.40

    118 points

    Semi Final
    Melbourne 21.23.149
    Sydney 10.13.73

    76 points.

    92 scoring shots in the first 2 ******* finals. Hardly keeping it tight
     
  4. Tarkyn_24

    Tarkyn_24 Brownlow Medallist

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    Yeah but it Sydney had scored another 13 goals they would’ve won. Leaving a bit to chance when it could potentially only take the next thirteen kicks in the game for you to be beaten.
     
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  5. Yippy Yi Yeo

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    This aged well
     
  6. Macpotata

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    Crowa beat you pretty comfortably actually in the 2006 qualifying final. You started well but got pegged back. Went scoreless in the last qtr and lost 10.16 to 7.4. You beat WCE by 58 points in the 2nd meeting.

    2015 you guys were cooked but were right in it in the Prelim against the Hawks until that costly turn over in the last.
     
  7. Macpotata

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    ******* lol!

    Had to be Adz posting from Jason Pm's lap top.
     
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  8. Bollox

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    Yepp. Good team in 2006. Solid top 4 WCE/ADEL/FREO/SYD that with hindsight were probably always a bit better than the rest. No way CLEARLY behind but definitely 4th best mob that season, and a sniff of a flag if things went right.
    I recall that prelim coz it became remembered for Pav bucking his rep for poor away games and finals. Hall 6, OKeefe 4, Pavlich 4. For mine Pav was BOG but freo werent really in the hunt. Freo were a better matchup against Adel who worried both SYD and WCE but choked something fierce in the other Prelim.
     
  9. Roobs321

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    As in they were 5th and last into finals, only a win and percentage in finals. Their Points For was 9th, lower than the Wooden Spoon!

    Carlton, Hawthorn and Sydney were the only teams that had the right to win that year.

    Sydney of course had to play a home final at the MCG (80000 at that game by the way, nice result in hindsight given both clubs, fairytale encounter I guess given the starved fans).
     
  10. Starburns_

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    Intetesting hypothetical. Reckon the best one is 2004 though as it had a genuine chance of both prelim results (6 and 9 points) being flipped. St Kilda started that year like a house on fire winning their first 10, and it was also the first year that Geelong really hinted at what was to come. Would likely have been a pretty close and exciting match.
     
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