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AFL: Grand Final Week...  
User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5855 posts, RR: 39
Posted (5 years 12 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

mainly for the Australian folk here that follow our mighty game....I remember the 1989 Grand Final very well, God kicked 9 and Geelong lost by a kick, this was one of the all time classics outside of the WCE v Sydney GF that I went to in 2006.

so the prize is this...



the venue is this..the mighty MCG.



the teams are these...

http://www.gfc.com.au/

http://www.hawthornfc.com.au/

and the winner for mine will be Hawthorn, if Buddy kicks a bag then Hawthorn can win, but he must kick straight.

I'm looking forward to this clash immensely!

and for those overseas folk who don't know the game...take a little time & watch the last 10mins of the 2006 AFL Grand Final.



[Edited 2008-09-22 01:17:11]


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User currently offlineMelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

I think you're right about Hawthorn. Buddy just has to do his stuff & it'll be game over for Geelong....


Essendon - Whatever it takes......
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (5 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

Aerial Ping Pong...  duck 




User currently offlineFlyboysp From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 739 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 12 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

Well that video was quite painful for me to watch as a Swans supporter. But as for the final, i just cant see Geelong being beaten by Hawthorne. Geelong to win by about a quarter of last years winning margin.


#proudtobeabulldog
User currently offlineCupraIbiza From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 836 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (5 years 12 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1329 times:



Quoting Flyboysp (Reply 3):
Well that video was quite painful for me to watch as a Swans supporter.

You can always watch the last minutes of '05. Leo Barry's mark still gives me tingles.

Congrats to Adam Cooney winning the Brownlow Medal. A worthy winner and the best acceptance speech I can recall. The fact he started drinking at 1000am most certainly loosened him up.

Quoting QANTAS077 (Thread starter):
if Buddy kicks a bag then Hawthorn can win, but he must kick straight.

if Buddy doesnt, then Roughhead can chime in. or Williams like he did on the weekend.

The biggest question of the week is who will Geelong drop assuming Chapman goes back in? He was sorely missed against the Bulldogs, but if he isnt 100% fit would they risk him in a Granny?

Wojinski?
Varcoe?
Kelly?
Stokes?

tough choice for Bomber. But I suppose its a good problem to have.

PS watch out for Luke Hodge's ribs to get a nice work out at the openiong bouce - a la Dermie/Mark Yeates in 1989.



Quoting QANTAS077 (Thread starter):
remember the 1989 Grand Final very well, God kicked 9 and Geelong lost by a kick,

No one will ever top God. Greatest player I have ever seen. I watched him kick 14 against us (Essendon) in 1993. Time and time again Geelong would bomb the ball in to him. 3-4 Essendon defenders would punch/scrag him... and he would still mark it. If him and Lockett played with the current rules (no chopping of arms etc) they would kick 200 goals in a season...If that sounds ridiculous, in 1993 he kicked 124 in 17 games....an average of 7.29 per game!! FREAK!



Everyday is a gift…… but why does it have to be a pair of socks?
User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (5 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1321 times:



Quoting CupraIbiza (Reply 4):
if Buddy doesnt, then Roughhead can chime in. or Williams like he did on the weekend.

What happened during the weekend? What? Eh?

Nothing happened over the weekend. Nothing at all. Nothing EVER happened last Saturday night at the MCG. No one was there. Much less yours truly.

A black hole.

General amnesia.

Nothing.

Void.

Go Saints, for Goodness' sake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 biggrin 

More seriously, my Saints lost to a great Hawthorn team and I can only hope for an actual Grand Final (as opposed to last year's embarrassment thanks to the shittiest team to ever play AFL, full of shitty players and their shitty supporters from their shitty slum called Port Adelaide), tight but fast-paced. I pick Geelong (again) to win it all, if only to avenge the scandalous shafting of Ablett for the Brownlow.

 Smile


User currently offlineCupraIbiza From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 836 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (5 years 12 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1302 times:



Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 5):
More seriously, my Saints lost to a great Hawthorn team

I dont like to denigrate anyones team... but. The Saints dont have the culture to win. and no ticker either. Compare Hodge and Dal Santo. The Saints had a sensational peiod of high draft picks, and have been unable to turn it into a winning culture. From my position of armchair coach. Ship Riewoldt off to the Gold Coast and maybe Ball and Dal Santo too.... and start again

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 5):
shafting of Ablett for the Brownlow.

He wasnt shafted by anyone other than his own ankle....



Everyday is a gift…… but why does it have to be a pair of socks?
User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (5 years 12 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1297 times:



Quoting CupraIbiza (Reply 6):
I dont like to denigrate anyones team...

Awww. Nice of you.  biggrin 

Quoting CupraIbiza (Reply 6):
Ship Riewoldt off to the Gold Coast and maybe Ball and Dal Santo too.... and start again

Sacrilege.  eyepopping 

I think it would be foolhardy to get rid of one of the top three centre-half forwards in the game. After all, Riewoldt did elevate his game in the Finals, and that is saying something considering he is already a top player.

But I agree with the winning culture thing. I think the Saints may be too talented for their own good and maybe tend to rely on that perception too much. At the same time, Geelong is superior to St Kilda in all facets of the game so I guess St Kilda loses out on both counts. Hence their inconsistency.

Next year...

 Smile


User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5855 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (5 years 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1284 times:

is St Kilda going to get Cousins? Daniel Kerr still hasn't re-signed with WC so god only knows what the deal is with him....St Kilda would've come closer to a flag had they not sacked Malcolm Blight.


a true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
User currently offlineWithaK From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1282 times:

Does anyone know what overseas (not Australian) TV stations will be showing the Grand Final? Should be a cracking game and there is no way in hell I want to miss it.

Go Cats!

Kris


User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5855 posts, RR: 39
Reply 10, posted (5 years 12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

well what's your location, Kris?


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User currently offlineWithaK From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 12 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1272 times:



Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 10):
well what's your location, Kris?

I'm in Germany at the moment. I was trying to keep the question broad so as to get a list of stations worldwide in case anyone else was interested.

Either way I did some searching and found the international broadcast guide on the AFL site so I managed to answer my own question. It still hasn't been updated for the Grand Final yet but I'm sure it will be soon. Despite this I'm fairly sure the channels will still be the same. The only question will be if they are playing the game live or not. For that I guess I we'll just all have to wait.

Kris


User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2798 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (5 years 12 months ago) and read 1242 times:
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I caught a bunch of AFL games on tv when I was out there earlier this winter. It was awesome. We need that on here in the US!
Blue



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User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1232 times:



Quoting Jetblueguy22 (Reply 12):
I caught a bunch of AFL games on tv when I was out there earlier this winter. It was awesome. We need that on here in the US!

I'm afraid you guys would simply slap helmet and armour on our guys, make them play rap music and put a kanga in the background and call it Aussie football.

 biggrin 

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 8):
is St Kilda going to get Cousins?

 cloudnine   pray 


User currently offlineCupraIbiza From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 836 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1224 times:



Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 8):
is St Kilda going to get Cousins?

Collingwood is looking like his new home. Him and Didak can then get on it together.....sorry couldnt resist!

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 8):
Daniel Kerr still hasn't re-signed with WC so god only knows what the deal is with him....

I think he has made it pretty clear he wants to leave WA.

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 8):
St Kilda would've come closer to a flag had they not sacked Malcolm Blight.

Too true. Blight is a genius, but the knobs at StK couldnt respect that and that he would do things differently to the dozens of coaches that have failed in the past.



Everyday is a gift…… but why does it have to be a pair of socks?
User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1219 times:



Quoting CupraIbiza (Reply 14):
Too true. Blight is a genius, but the knobs at StK couldnt respect that and that he would do things differently to the dozens of coaches that have failed in the past.

*grudgingly agrees*

 Wink


User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1207 times:



Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 13):
I'm afraid you guys would simply slap helmet and armour on our guys, make them play rap music and put a kanga in the background and call it Aussie football.

Of course that's what we would do! It wouldn't end up working, but that's what they would try.


User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2798 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1190 times:
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Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 13):
I'm afraid you guys would simply slap helmet and armour on our guys, make them play rap music and put a kanga in the background and call it Aussie football.

Yeah tell me about it. Why do you think I like Aussie football better!
Blue



You push down on that yoke, the houses get bigger, you pull back on the yoke, the houses get bigger- Ken Foltz
User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1180 times:



Quoting USAIRWAYS321 (Reply 16):
Of course that's what we would do! It wouldn't end up working, but that's what they would try.

I certainly do not claim expertise whatsoever in NFL football (I have no clue, really), but I was wondering if getting rid of the armours and resorting to rugby-style protection (mouthpieces, protection for bollocks, some strapping here and there, etc.) could be trialled for a while. Maybe the feeling of being indestructible provided by the extra padding actually encourages reckless play? I know it is a recurring debate in hockey...

Just wondering.

Quoting Jetblueguy22 (Reply 17):
Yeah tell me about it. Why do you think I like Aussie football better!

As long as you support St Kilda, that's all that matters!!  Wink


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