The Lions, The Roos and the Wooden Spoon

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Put it out there
  1. Bootstrap

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    Round 23 North Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions

    Could round 23 determine which one of these teams will be the recipient of the 2017 Wooden spoon?

    Who is your pick out of the two?




    # Wooden spoons Last

    St Kilda. 27 2014

    North Melbourne. 13 1972

    Melbourne. 12 2009

    Sth Melb/Sydney. 11 1994

    Hawthorn. 11 1965

    Brisbane/Bears/Fitz. 11 1998

    Richmond. 7 2007

    Geelong. 5 1958

    Essendon. 5 2016

    Footscray/Bulldogs. 4 2003

    Carlton. 4 2014

    Collingwood. 2 1999

    GWS. 2 2013

    West Coast. 1 2010

    Fremantle. 1 2001

    Gold Coast. 1 2011

    Adelaide. - -

    Port Adelaide. - -
     

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  2. radiojake

    radiojake Brownlow Medallist

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    you mean 2015
     
  3. Gysberts2Bate

    Gysberts2Bate Brownlow Medallist

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    North would have to be the best wooden spooners in a long time if they finish last. More than handy side
     
  4. Thats Wright

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    We need a priority pick in the coaching department.
     
  5. Gysberts2Bate

    Gysberts2Bate Brownlow Medallist

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    What's killed you is that two of the sides you'll have played twice this year have beaten you by less than a goal each time (Freo and the Dogs). How many bottom sides have two scalps against top 5 sides? Almost added Geelong to that list too. I'm nervous about our match up in Hobart
     
  6. Striker475

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    I must admit I keep wondering about the rumours regarding Brad walking at year's end and whether it'd just solve a massive issue for North.
     
  7. Great8

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    North have their bunnies in us and Melbourne to come. That should see them safe as I can't see the Lions winning more than 2 at most for remainder of the season
     
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  8. a mayes ing

    a mayes ing Norm Smith Medallist

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    Is this really worthy of a thread...
     
  9. Thats Wright

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    Our coaching directive is literally to be competitive against the best sides.

    Apart from the occasional temptation to bail completely, he only knows mediocrity and has run the clubs spirit and the bonus Hobart wins dry.
     
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  11. Leeda

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    I choose the wardrobe... the witch is non campus mentus... the lion can't decide and has not stealth yet... and the well story hangs in the balance.

    don't be stupid and ask me what I mean.. just don't... cretin
     

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  12. Thats Wright

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    It's a strange feeling thinking the best your coach can offer isn't good enough for success. Perhaps should buy into the delusion to ease the strain as the board will struggle to stamp his papers.
     
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  13. Ed_Gein

    Ed_Gein You are nex !

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    Thanks for the chuckle. :D
     
  14. Leeda

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    It's never just the players and it isn't always the coach.

    Luck is always with those who canvas the prospects and try to attract the most interesting, the most diverse and the one who appears to
    want to drive a platform and keep the current, and prospective players forward...

    You aren't the only team who hasn't tackled the big question and come up a little short.

    Just drive a hard bargain and get the most inventive one without being too far travelled to be credible.

    Fee,... nix interest... lots... amusement.. everything..
     
  15. Gysberts2Bate

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    Top and bottom spot could be decided in R23 - North v Brisbane + Geelong v GWS. Could also see 8th place be decided by the St Kilda v Richmond game.
     
  16. Cool Kangas

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    Never seen the Roos get a spoon. Novelty time.
     
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  17. Cool Kangas

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    Um nah
     
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    North/Goldstein could have made it a certainty for us yesterday, IMO we are still a chance to avoid it albeit a very small one. I did post a thread and poll (linked below) on this question a few weeks ago and we have 70.6% of the vote so far.
    https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/who-will-win-the-wooden-spoon.1170249/
     
  19. jason pm

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    Are you saying that Richmond could finish 9th? ;)
     
  20. Rod Stroker

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    I can't believe that we'd finish lower than the Lions levels of bad. Then again, it's been that sort of season where anything can happen.

    At least it would give us our first ever number one draft pick!
     
  21. Thewlis Dish

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    They'll do us at the Gabba so we'd need to be at least a game and percentage ahead of them come round 23.

    We'll beat Melbourne as we always do, but outside that I don't see another win. The playing group looks mentally cooked.
     
  22. demondavey

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    We are a good chance to get rolled by them in Tasmania. If we are any good as a side we will win by 10 goals but i also wouldn't be surprised if we drop that one.
     
  23. donkeypunchd

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    I think we'll beat North in Tassie, the one ground we seem to struggle at is the 'G so I could see us winning away more easily than beating North at home
     
  24. Kangaroos4eva

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    I've heard this the past 15 times, let's just wait and see.

    Also, how many threads do we need on the wooden spoon.
     
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  25. Great8

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    Yep.
    North giving Melbourne and us a yearly dicking is as predictable as the sun coming up each day
     
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