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AFL Finals Series

Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:48 pm

Well after 22 rounds of competition the AFL finals series begins tonight

1st Match - AAMI Statdium
Port Adelaide v West Coast Eagles

As much as I would love to see the Power win I don't think they can.

2nd Match - Telstra Dome
Hawks v Adelaide Crows

After watching the Hawks pathetic performance last week against Sydney I think they can still beat the Crows.

3rd Match - MCG
Collingwood v Sydney

Sydney to win

4th Match - MCG
Geelong v Kangaroos

Geelong playing with a full strength team will have no problems beating the Roos

So what are your thoughts, opinions and tips for the first week of finals??
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:02 pm

Between the Power the Eagles i unfortunately have to tip the West Coke Eagles based upon previous final appearances.
For the Hawks and Crows, i think the Crows will win. The big loss to the Swans the week before was pretty pathetic, and i think they might be down psychologically knowing that they blew an extra chance for the final series.
I'm going against form between these two teams. All i have to say is Cheer, cheer the red and the white.
The Geelong and Kangaroos match to me is pretty much a foregone conclusion, with the cats being victorious.


What are your thoughts for the NRL finals matches this weekend?

[Edited 2007-09-07 09:03:38]
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:16 pm

Quoting Flyboysp (Reply 1):
What are your thoughts for the NRL finals matches this weekend?

pretty clear cut all the home teams will win this weekend and eventually a Storm v Manly grand final
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:32 pm

Quoting Flyboysp (Reply 1):
Between the Power the Eagles i unfortunately have to tip the West Coke Eagles based upon previous final appearances.

seriously, leave out the coke part or I'll say something that I don't want to say...Hawthorn are well known to be in far worse shape when it comes to the gear than West Coast.

Quoting VHVXB (Thread starter):
As much as I would love to see the Power win I don't think they can.

we had our chance for this game to be played here at Subiaco, we blew it, I think this time we will do Port Adelaide.

Quoting VHVXB (Thread starter):
After watching the Hawks pathetic performance last week against Sydney I think they can still beat the Crows.

Hawks are pretenders as are the Crows, I didn't have AC in my top 8 but they just scraped in...lucky!

Quoting VHVXB (Thread starter):
Sydney to win

Collingwood at the MCG, Sydney are pretenders too.

Quoting VHVXB (Thread starter):
Geelong playing with a full strength team will have no problems beating the Roos

Geelong are not the real deal, don't care where they finished on the ladder...they intimidate and only need to be intimidated back for them to go to pieces. They'll win, but they won't win the flag, I doubt they'll even make the GF.
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:51 pm

looks like West Coast have broken away now with a 4 goal lead
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:10 pm

Cousins has just done his hammy!!!! hahahah!!!!! serves him right.
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:30 pm

Power wins 9.14 to 9.11
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:07 pm

Quoting Melpax (Reply 5):
Cousins has just done his hammy!!!! hahahah!!!!! serves him right.

if you enjoy watching players get injured then your a knucklehead, I thought the game was about watching the best players perform at their peak, not bashing them when they get injured...remind me of the club that has 7 players on the gear and is based in Victoria.
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:54 pm

Looks like that Kangaroos are done at 3 QTR time.

so the games for next week will look like this

West Coast v Collingwood with the winner to play Geelong

and

Kangaroos v Hawthorn with the winner to play Port Adelaide
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:24 pm

What an entertaining week of finals.

Both the West Coast Vs Port Adelaide and Crows Vs Hawthorn games going down to the wire. The Collingwood Vs Sydney match was also fairly competitive.

I guess the Geelong Vs Kangaroos match was a bit one sided (not complaining as I'm a Cats fan) but still a good game to watch particularly with my bias.

Looks like it will be a great end to what has been one of the most exiting years of football I've seen.

Bring on week two of the finals.

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RE: AFL Finals Series

Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:13 am

Quoting WithaK (Reply 9):
Geelong Vs Kangaroos match was a bit one sided

So would Dean Laidley be screaming at his management... "Why didn't you have my contract renewal completed before yesterday!!!"

What an amazing change in the game after qtr time. I have been doubting the Cats all season, but they have convinced me they are the real deal now. Looks like one of those cases that the flag is theirs to lose...
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:39 pm

Quoting CupraIbiza (Reply 10):
Looks like one of those cases that the flag is theirs to lose...

Being a Cats supporter I'm used to them losing these.  Big grin

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RE: AFL Finals Series

Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:57 pm

Yeah thats all that is against the Cats. Do they have the strength and will to see it through? I dont want to remind you of Port's back to back prelim final capitulations.... but it looks like I just did!
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:52 pm

looks like the Eagles are Judd-less for tomorrow's game against Collingwood. Also Chad Fletcher and Ashely Hansen are back in the team. Even with Judd and Cousins out the Eagles will win comfortably
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:29 pm

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 13):
looks like the Eagles are Judd-less for tomorrow's game against Collingwood.

we've been Juddless the whole year....ok, he's played, but he's been a shell of himself for the entire year and battling groin and ankle injuries.
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:29 am

I've been to a lot of football matches in my time but never have I seen that happen, the last time it did happen was West Coast v Collingwood in 1990 at Waverely, I just got home from the game which took 10 years off my life, I think I'm lucky I didn't have a bloody stroke with the way I was screaming my head off. Huge year for us with the off-field drama and injured players...just very proud of the way we fought out the game and we now have 2008 and in our sights.
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Sat Sep 15, 2007 4:37 pm

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 15):

Great game last night

Just a question for you QF077 do you think West Coast can keep Chris Judd??
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Sat Sep 15, 2007 7:35 pm

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 16):
Just a question for you QF077 do you think West Coast can keep Chris Judd??

money isn't the issue, its whether he wants to return home or stay here...rumour is that Carlton are going to offer $7 million over 5 years but I don't believe he'll take it. Why would he? Carlton still have plenty of time to remain the bottom 8. I think in 2009 he'll return back to Melbourne.

I'd be more gutted if we lost Kerr because he is streets ahead of Judd in terms of our best player...and Carlton need to ask themselves this, Judd is injury prone and do they want to take that risk?

That was probably the most intense 50sec of football I've ever seen in my life and I've seen well over 600 games.
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Sun Sep 16, 2007 3:45 pm

well he's going home...very disappointed with his decision.
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Sun Sep 16, 2007 3:57 pm

Quoting CupraIbiza (Reply 10):
What an amazing change in the game after qtr time. I have been doubting the Cats all season, but they have convinced me they are the real deal now. Looks like one of those cases that the flag is theirs to lose...

Have to agree there, this might be their year. We've already told the Gellong supporter at work he might want to take some leave is they make it, as he'll more than likely be boozed for the week!!
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:11 am

I am just glad that Victorian teams will figure on grand final day. Not because I am parochial, but because the Politburo (aka the AFL) were already feeling pressure to intervene on the supposed discrepancy between Victorian and Non Victorian clubs. A Geelong / Kangas grand final will put paid to that.

On the Judd situation, he wont be cheap - all 10 clubs will look at him. But as has been mentioned he is a tad injury prone.On the other hand he still has potentially 10 years ahead of him. Will Rebecca join him over here?

Finally commiserations to the Weagles. They fought out brilliantly with and understrength side, and gave us all the most entertaining match of the year. Considering the year they had off field it was a testament they were able to keep the wheels on and get this far.
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:55 pm

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 3):
Geelong are not the real deal, don't care where they finished on the ladder...they intimidate and only need to be intimidated back for them to go to pieces. They'll win, but they won't win the flag, I doubt they'll even make the GF.

guarantee you that the noose will defeat Geelong!
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:29 pm

Geelong 13.14 defeats Collingwood 13.9.
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:41 pm

close to my prediction! If Geelong play Port Adelaide next week they will lose if tonight's effort is anything to go by.

http://realfooty.com.au/news/news/ma...hase/2007/09/20/1189881683011.html

great article from Leigh Matthews today, must agree with everything he's said. watching Ablett Jnr tonight reminded me of the glory days of his old man...they're amazing footballers!

[Edited 2007-09-21 14:46:44]
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:26 am

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 23):
close to my prediction! If Geelong play Port Adelaide next week they will lose if tonight's effort is anything to go by.

My worst nightmare come true. I have not yet bought into the whole "my team (St Kilda) against the rest of the world" concept. I do not hate other teams, except one and it is Port.

I just hate them. Pure and simple.  mad 

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RE: AFL Finals Series

Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:26 pm

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 24):
My worst nightmare come true

muhahaha its happened and it will get worse  Wink
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:08 am

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 25):
muhahaha its happened and it will get worse Wink

My poor Kangas... 90 points...

Just you wait. The fair and faithful shall be rewarded. Go Cats, for heaven's sake!!!!  Smile
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:05 pm

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 26):
The fair and faithful shall be rewarded. Go Cats, for heaven's sake!!!!

GO CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:53 am

What happened to West Coast and Sydney, I guess they weren't good enough this year. Down to 2.

GO PORT  Wink
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:56 am

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 23):
watching Ablett Jnr tonight reminded me of the glory days of his old man...they're amazing footballers!

Very true, but I cant belive the Herald Sun on th weekend dedicated an entire centre spread on comparing the two. If we are seriously mentioning Jnr in the same sentance as God, we have all obviously forgetten how he dominated football, was untouchable, and did things out there that were almost not of this earth.

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 23):
close to my prediction! If Geelong play Port Adelaide next week they will lose if tonight's effort is anything to go by.

I agree. For example, a lot was made about Otten's domination on the night, but one only needs to look at his lack of competition (Guy Richards?). I highly doubt he will have the same impact against Lade/Brogan.

Port to win (hopefully close one)

PS did anyone see the "deliberate out of bounds" paid against now retired James Clement. It really looked like Mooney who was on top of him at the time actually snuck his hand in and tapped it over.
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:38 pm

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 24):
I do not hate other teams, except one and it is Port.

What about Collingwood? I thought everyone who dosen't barrack for them hated them.......
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:53 pm

Quoting Melpax (Reply 30):
What about Collingwood? I thought everyone who dosen't barrack for them hated them.......

Weird. I am an Essendon supporter, yet I found myself barracking for Collingwood, I suppose it was the underdog thing but I am still finding it difficult to reconcile with myself.

For the same reason I hope a player not from the teams that finished in the top 4 takes home Charlie tonight. Hopefully the Geelong / Port favourites will take votes off each other. So I am hoping Jonothan Brown wins the medal. We all know for sure there are quite a number of games where is guaranteed to poll 3 votes.
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Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:57 pm

Quoting CupraIbiza (Reply 31):
So I am hoping Jonothan Brown wins the medal. We all know for sure there are quite a number of games where is guaranteed to poll 3 votes.

Interesting choice. When was the last time when a foward won the Brownlow?
 
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Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:22 pm

Quoting CupraIbiza (Reply 31):
Weird. I am an Essendon supporter, yet I found myself barracking for Collingwood, I suppose it was the underdog thing but I am still finding it difficult to reconcile with myself.

As a fellow Dons supporter, you should be ashamed of yourself!!!
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Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:46 pm

Let the South Australian invasion begin....
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Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:00 pm

Jimmy Bartel has just won the Brownlow,

again,

GO CATS!!!!!!
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:27 pm

hmm lets look at some stats from previous years

2003 Nathan Buckley won a Brownlow Medal and Collingwood lost to Brisbane in the final
2005 Ben Cousins won the Brownlow Medal and West Coast lost to Sydney in the final
2006 Adam Goodes won the Brownlow Medal and Sydney lost to West Coast in the final
in 2007 could this trend continue.


Quite possibly  Wink
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:38 pm

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 36):
in 2007 could this trend continue.


Quite possibly

I hope not...........
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:59 am

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 32):
Interesting choice. When was the last time when a foward won the Brownlow?

Good point, I never thought of that. Probably Plugger in 87!

Quoting Melpax (Reply 33):
As a fellow Dons supporter, you should be ashamed of yourself!!!

Dont worry I am, it was a very weird feeling, I hope I never feel that way again

Congrats to Jimmy Bartel, may the best team win and hopefully they put on an entertaining display as Sydney/WCE have in recent times.
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:15 am

Quoting Melpax (Reply 35):
Jimmy Bartel has just won the Brownlow,

again,

GO CATS!!!!!!

bad omen...Geelong won't win if its a fine afternoon, they'll get smashed! They're a team having a good year and not necessarily a good team. Full strength West Coast and we'd really see how good Geelong are.
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:57 am

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 39):
Full strength West Coast and we'd really see how good Geelong are.

Does the definition of "Full strength West Coast" include or exclude Chris Judd?
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:34 pm

Looks like the Bombers have a new coach in Damien Hardwick
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:40 am

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 41):
Looks like the Bombers have a new coach in Damien Hardwick

I think its a good choice. He comes from the Mark Williams / Alastair Clarkson stable. Good breeding.

Although rumours persist that Bomber will be interviewed after Saturday?
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Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:46 am

Quoting CupraIbiza (Reply 42):
Although rumours persist that Bomber will be interviewed after Saturday?

I doubt we'll get Bomber back, but you never know in this caper.
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Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:53 pm

Quoting CupraIbiza (Reply 40):
Does the definition of "Full strength West Coast" include or exclude Chris Judd?

exclude...we're and will always be more than a 1 man team, Kerr is more valuable in my opinion...Judd thrives off having Kerr & Cox to feed him the ball, now he has neither.
 
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:01 pm

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 44):
exclude...we're and will always be more than a 1 man team, Kerr is more valuable in my opinion...Judd thrives off having Kerr & Cox to feed him the ball, now he has neither.

I agree that Kerr is a more important player to the team. As brilliant as Judd? Debateable. What will Judd look like when he has to rely on Cain Ackland to feed the ball to him (ha ha that made me laugh out loud while typing it)

Quoting Melpax (Reply 43):
I doubt we'll get Bomber back, but you never know in this caper.

Unless he really wants a challenge. Our list is starting to really concern me.
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Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:00 pm

Quoting CupraIbiza (Reply 42):
I think its a good choice. He comes from the Mark Williams / Alastair Clarkson stable. Good breeding.

looks like its not be with ex Richmond player Matthew Knights to become the new coach
 
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Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:21 pm

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 46):

Interesting, another ex-richmond player like Sheeds. And he has coached the Essendon VFL affilate side this year.


http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22491902-661,00.html
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RE: AFL Finals Series

Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:36 pm

oh god what pathetic performance by Port Adelaide and they thoroughly deserve to lose.  Angry
 
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Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:41 pm

Shit...what the hell is wrong with all the sports teams I support...Port Adelaide played like complete idiots...looks like there will be rioting on the streets here now  no 
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