Game Day VFL Qualifying Final: Richmond vs Essendon, Punt Road Oval, Saturday 31/08/19 @ 2:10 PM AEST

Chicken Dinner?


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Falcon27

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Sep 8, 2015
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13 scoring shots to 1 in the final quarter.

I didn't see one minute of the game, and I really don't care what people say who were there or watched on the box, but that can't be put on the coaches or the umpires. That is squarely on the players.
I did watch just the last quarter, and from what t saw it was hard to understand the same team got to a 40 point lead in the first place.
 

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yodellinhank

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 22, 2008
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Essendon
Its just sad that you go into the last quarter 40 points in front and somehow you just know that is not going to be enough ..........very frustrating for everyone. That last free in front of goal after not calling obvious ones like when we didn't get one for worse on Hocking in the 3rd . .....
I'll never understand why they make a 50 50 call when the game is so close
Same reason they all became umpires in the first place: for the power trip.

High contact free everyday of the week though.
 

westking

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Apr 25, 2010
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I think talent versus talent the Bombers have more. It was displayed for three quarters. However mentally the Tigers new they were superior. At this level it is generally the difference. I suspect we could have had Zaharakis, Hooker and Hurley out there today and still would of lost.
 

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ant555

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May 4, 2004
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It was a decent choke but if you look at our recent form we have been getting run over in the second half and there are a few VFL players who have recently come back and not played a lot of footy. On top of that you have a few of the young VFL kids having not played a lot of finals footy and things unwind. We have also been under maned in the ruck for half a season.
Yes they should have won but it is very easy to pick why they fell over and anyone who has played / coached or been around footy long enough will have been involved or seen it happen.
Last week Geelong smashed us in the second half. This week we ran out a better side but still did not handle the pressure.
 

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