What is the worst game you have ever watched?

tiger dream

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Round 6 2010. Dogs vs. Saints.


I sat there with 5 minutes to go thinking of the night I just wasted watching the worst game ever, but at least the doggies would get a win out of it... then sam f*n fischer decides to exit the backline to kick a goal.
I caught up with some sleep being at that match.
 

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demondavey

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You weren't playing to win. You were playing to knife your coach. Even from an opposition fan that was obvious. Your boys only started putting in an effort when it looked like the all time scoring record might be broken.
Ha! Mate, we were genuinely rubbish. It had nothing to do with not wanting to play for Bailey.
 

saints_333

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Pretty much any game from Round 21 this year?

- Giants vs Hawks, round 21. Pretty cool to see it snow during an AFL game – the actual game itself, on the other hand...
- Cats vs Roos, also round 21. 83 points, lowest scoring game since 1999 and for North, their lowest score in their history, 1.8 (14).
- Round 21 yet again, Essendon vs Bulldogs. Essendon kicked the 1st goal then seemingly just stopped trying while the Dogs kicked 21 in a row. The Bombers, just like the Roos, were sitting on 1.8 (14) up to about 5 minutes remaining, before they kicked three totally meaningless goals and made the final score (dare I say) look somewhat reasonable...
Not sure about the games but does have to be up there with one of the worst rounds in the history of the 'AFL'. Can remember a few rounds a couple of years back when multiple clubs were getting smashed by over 100 points in the same round.
 

Blackhawk42

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Adelaide/GWS qualifying final from 2017 is the worst final I've ever watched. Well actually to be more specific, it's the only final I've even watched that felt like a throwaway round 19 match between a top team and a bottom 4 team.

Richmond vs Hawthorn Friday night 2015 tops it though. I get to about 2 games a year if I'm lucky and unfortunately this was one of them. I sat next to the Richmond cheer squad (ouch) and we didn't kick a goal to that end for the entire night. The worst performance of our entire 3 years of dominance and I was 'lucky' enough to be there.
 

demondavey

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Adelaide/GWS qualifying final from 2017 is the worst final I've ever watched. Well actually to be more specific, it's the only final I've even watched that felt like a throwaway round 19 match between a top team and a bottom 4 team.

Richmond vs Hawthorn Friday night 2015 tops it though. I get to about 2 games a year if I'm lucky and unfortunately this was one of them. I sat next to the Richmond cheer squad (ouch) and we didn't kick a goal to that end for the entire night. The worst performance of our entire 3 years of dominance and I was 'lucky' enough to be there.
You’d take it ;)
 

Lsta062

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Richmond vs St Kilda at the MCG in 2016 was terrible. End score was 55 to 46 St Kilda’s way and the skills were just not on. Melbourne vs Brisbane the year before at the MCG was also a dour affair. Melbourne won 60 to Brisbane’s 36, but it was a fairly low standard game.

Those are the two games that stick out to me.
 

Herne Hill Hammer

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I have the memory of a forgetful goldfish, but the Final between Brisbane and GWS sums up what I hate
in a football match, over umpired no flow, dour tagging all over the place as the legendary Andy Maher
would say spot fires everywhere. The Collingwood versus Geelong final was also horrible a glorified game
of kick to kick, coaches should front the tribunal for producing that quality for a please explain.
Apart from the peanut telling the GWS player to leave poor Cameron's elbow alone, what was over umpired about it?

I've posted elsewhere, I have no problem having lots of frees paid as long as they're there.

People applaud the umpires for letting it go in a final but for me, the more free that are paid, the less chance there is for rolling mauls to form. Pay them quick and often and it stops extra players running into the contest.

i remember the days of them paying 70+ frees a game, there were a lot less grey areas and interpretations. You were either holding the ball, dropping the ball, pushing someone in the back or grabbing them too high and the umpires paid them as soon as they saw them.
 

Knox Harrington

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Essendon v Carlton in 2016 round 6
Carlton beat a depleted Essendon side missing the saga players 10 goals to 8 in front of only 43827 at the MCG.
Genuinely the worst game I've ever sat through
 

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Matthew_Lloyd

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Essendon vs Melbourne in 2017. The first half in that game from both teams was the most vomit inducing display of Australian rules football I'll ever see (and that's taking into account some of our questionable efforts this year).

Melbourne then pulled their heads in after half-time and ran away with it. But that first half...******* hell
 

Fat Nyfe

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Isn't it ridiculous to think that Lachie Neale was used as a sub in this game?
Oh yeah, 100%

That said, he did average 24 touches per game from rounds 17-23 that same year.
He started coming into his own in the back end of that year and was good for us in the first 2 finals, particularly the prelim.
Just another Ross Lyon GF master stroke.
 

HairyO

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2005 GF.

Lowest score in a GF in 100 years despite perfect weather. A Roos game plan that made football horrible for nearly half a dozen years before coaches like Clarko worked out you can beat the flood with elite kicking.

A blight on the game. And then he went on to set Melbourne back half a dozen years too.
 

PerthBoy86

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Way too many to narrow it down. But a few involving Melbourne, Freo, Carlton, St Kilda this year spring to mind.
 

emuboy

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Freo vs Port in Perth in 2018.

Easily the worst display of Australian Rules Football I’ve ever seen.
This was a shocking game, the worst of the absolute worst. If AFL games were movies this was Jack and Jill.

If Channel 9 still had the AFL rights and was televising this 2018 Fremantle vs. Port game and Kerry Packer was still alive, I think that the Channel 9 control room would have received a call from an angry Mr. Packer ordering them to 'get this shit off the air'. The telecast would then have mysteriously faded and the Channel 9 ident appeared on the screen, followed by the announcer advising that a technical difficulty was preventing the current program from continuing, and advising that an alternate program would be screened in its place. An episode of Cheers would then have been shown.
 

Jeremias

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There have been plenty.

But the one that immediately springs to mind was this year - Freo vs Sydney in Perth.

I was there...after about 3 minutes I wished I wasn’t.

Thought I was watching professional kick-to-kick.
 

benji2

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Adelaide v Freo earlier this year. One goal each to halftime. I think there was an A-League final being played at the same time that had more goals.
Just horrid - the clash of two defensive gameplans. Thankfully both coaches involved are now gone.

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