The only sporting event that exceeds the day is winning a premiership yourself. The euphoric adrenaline rush from winning a grand final really is the only thing that surpasses Saturday. Atmosphere was great but not quite as noisy as a PF, which makes sense given PF's is the fans final and the GF has lots of neutral corporates.What was it like to finally be at a GF? Did it live up to expectation? Exceed? Best moment? Any particular highlights?
Met up with a table of Swans fan friends at some bar pre-game. They were all relaxed as they were underdogs not expected to win and wondered why I was nervous. Weight of expectation and all that. Then found out the final team news and became very calm and confident, when they asked why I pointed to the one pies fan in the group (who got a ticket to see his BF Dangerfield) and simply said that playing a GF against a team with an injured Reid worked out well the last time (flippantly). He's probably lucky the score was a belting, a close loss would have been blamed purely on him.Don't remember any injured players in 14 but yes thought after 16 he'd learnt his lesson. Evidently not.
My mates thought he was one of the worst, said they'd not seen him get beaten so badly in ages.
David King gave him a big clip this morning too. They ran through each quarter and he clipped him for Q1 and Q2.
For sure but I guess I'm saying if he can't mark it, at least impact the contest. While it wasn't to his advantage, I still think he could have done better. McLean not sighted either. But yes not sure why we went the long bomb in a panic, whenever we lowered our eyes we looked so much better and got a goal for Mills in the 2nd quarter as a result. In fact we stopped the bleeding in the second and if we'd got the first of the third things might have looked different.
One of our ITK‘s said the Bowes trade might be more complicated than first thought. GC could ask for a 1st rounder back.
You're kidding. Would you want to be paying a VFL player 850k for the next 2 years. May as well make it like the NBA where you can buy draft picks.It will be, no clubs know exactly how these wage dump deals will work out. It's a test case.
They would have to be getting something juicy back so a late first rounder will probs be it.
You're kidding. Would you want to be paying a VFL player 850k for the next 2 years. May as well make it like the NBA where you can buy draft picks.
3rd rounder going back at best.
Gold Coast cannot afford to use the draft pick or keep Bowes.