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AFL (Aussie Rules) Grand Final - Pies Vs Cats

Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:48 am

It's just about that time of year again down here, the AFL Grand Final will be played next Saturday at the MCG between Collingwood (the Pies) and Geelong (the Cats). The Pelimnary final last night between Hawthorn & Collingwood was a cracker of a game, Hawthorn were leading til the final quarter, then the lead see-sawed between the 2 teams. The pies took a goal with less than 3 minutes to go, winning them the game, the Hawks were robbed... The Cats won against West Coast this afternoon, putting them into the final.

So another Collingwood Grand Final, and next week will be a big one in Geelong as the whole town gets ready for Saturday.... Go Cats!

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-new...-that-got-away-20110924-1kpvq.html

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Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:56 am

I know that it's not particularly original to hate Collingwood, but I'm not sure I could stomach that feral mob winning back-to-back premierships.

Please Geelong, for the sake of all that is decent, kick their butts (again) next week.
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Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:40 pm

A bit disappointed, was hoping for something more exciting. Quite sick of Collingwood and Geelong.

But, I will say that I will be cheering for the Cats, can't say I'm a Collingwood fan.....

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Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:49 pm

I'm a Bombers fan*, but I will be cheering for the Cats, not because it is apparently the done thing to cheer for anyone but Collingwood, rather my brother-in-law is a Cats fan.

*For no other reason than...

1. They have an aircraft as a club logo.
2. Their colours are red and black, matching the colours of The Crusaders and Canterbury rugby teams in NZ.
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Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:33 pm

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 2):
(Freo Fan, and as I say each year, we'll be there next year!)

This Tigers supporter says the same.

GO CATS as well!!

I wished I could have seen the Collingwood vs Hawthorn match but I was working, I was listening to it on the radio but it cut out and when it came back the match was basically over, I knew the Pies were going to find a way to win.
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Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:26 pm

Can you all please stop talking about Aerial Ping Pong now? The Rugby World Cup is on and the NRL Grand Final is next week.     
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Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:02 pm

I'm not the hugest fan of either team although unfortunately my team (Port) had a pretty shit season. But for next Saturday I'll be cheering for Geelong. Anyone but those Collingwood dickheads.
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Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:05 pm

GO CATS! Can't stand Collingwood or their dickhead supporters.
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Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:23 pm

Quoting vhqpa (Reply 6):
Anyone but those Collingwood dickheads.
Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 7):
Can't stand Collingwood or their dickhead supporters.
Quoting bookishaviator (Reply 1):
I know that it's not particularly original to hate Collingwood, but I'm not sure I could stomach that feral mob winning back-to-back premierships.

Collingwood...the Glasgow Rangers/Manchester United of the AFL?
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Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:03 am

Just to add to Collingwood's 'feral' image, here's a youtube clip of a Collingwood player whacking an umpire in game in the mid 80's. He then goes on to have a go at a spectator in the stands, he got a 10 year suspension for his trouble, which effecively ended his football career.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDMlxoUhPSo

And here's one of Jacko (he of the Energiser commercials), Geelong was one of the clubs he spent time playing with. Until I watched this one, I'd forgotten what a goal-bagger he was. Unfortantly he couldn't keep out of trouble & ran out of paitence with the various clubs he played with.

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Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:49 am

Quoting EDICHC (Reply 8):
Collingwood...the Glasgow Rangers/Manchester United of the AFL?

I don't know, I would think that honour (dishonour?) belongs to Carlton.

Good choice, barracking for the Bombers   I'm also an Essendon supporter who'll be going for the Geelong this weekend. Incidentally, does anyone know if a rookie AFL coach has ever coached their side to a premiership? It would be a tremendous achievement for Chris Scott in his first season as senior coach if he can get the Cats to a premiership. For that reason alone, I'll be backing the Cats to win.

The other reason is that if Collingwood win this premership, they'll join Essendon and Carlton as the AFL's most successful sides with 16 premierships apiece. I don't want that to happen.
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Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:08 pm

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 5):
Can you all please stop talking about Aerial Ping Pong now? The Rugby World Cup is on and the NRL Grand Final is next week.     

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Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:31 pm

Dane Swan from Collingwood was awarded the Brownlow Medal ( for the best & fairest player) last night. Just hope it's not an omen that Collingwood will actually win on Saturday!

The TV coverage of the medal count drew some flack with a 'spinning pod' used to show off the fashions worn by some of the girlfriends/wives of the players. The Brownlow ceremony is big business in itself, there are massive amounts wagered on the outcome of the count, and then there is the fashion side of things with the wives/girlfriends, think of the Oscars meets the NFL draft..... A lot of the high-profile players & their partners are dressed for free by the likes of Versace, etc, in the same manner as the Oscars, Emmys, etc.

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Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:57 pm

Quoting melpax (Reply 12):
Dane Swan from Collingwood was awarded the Brownlow Medal ( for the best & fairest player) last night. Just hope it's not an omen that Collingwood will actually win on Saturday!

From what I have heard from people in Melbourne that know more about the footy culture than I do. Most of the gripe about Collingwood is not about the team as the players don't play dirty as far as I know but is about the Collingwood supporters that everyone thinks is filth.
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Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:42 pm

Quoting vhqpa (Reply 6):
Anyone but those Collingwood dickheads
Quoting bookishaviator (Reply 1):

I know that it's not particularly original to hate Collingwood, but I'm not sure I could stomach that feral mob winning back-to-back premierships.

These guys know what they're talking about.

F*** Collingwood.

GO CATS!

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Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:12 pm

Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 13):
Most of the gripe about Collingwood is not about the team as the players don't play dirty as far as I know but is about the Collingwood supporters that everyone thinks is filth.

What is it about Collingwood (fans) that brings that reputation? I know in Scottish Football, Glasgow Rangers and their fans have a similar reputation.
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Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:35 am

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 10):
I don't know, I would think that honour (dishonour?) belongs to Carlton.

I have to disagree, of all AFL followers that I know (that aren't Collingwood supporters), dislike Collingwood the most. Although, Carlton isn't much liked either.

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 10):
The other reason is that if Collingwood win this premership, they'll join Essendon and Carlton as the AFL's most successful sides with 16 premierships apiece. I don't want that to happen.

This is not what I worry about, but I could imagine Collingwood going to the grand final again next year, and that could mean they become the most successful club in AFL history!!! :O

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Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:12 am

Another Youtube find, the post-game wrapup of the 1974 Grand Final (Richmond v North Melbourne).

Check out a young Kevin Sheedy about 45 seconds in!

Only the last 20 minutes or so of the game was shown live in Melbourne I believe, the VFL demanded this to 'protect' ticket sales. The rest of the country could watch the game live, but those in MEL had to wait until later that night to see the full match. This was long before the Grand Final became an event mainly for the corporate crowd, it wasn't for another few years that the full game was shown live in Melbourne. Also notice the lack of fanfare with the presentation of the Premiership cup.

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Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:30 am

If I could be bothered barracking, I'd be barracking for not Collingwood  

(says a former Richmond, then Norths and now nominally Swans supporter)

And although I have even less interest in NRL, it's made even worse as not Manly is Auckland and it's diffcult to decide which is worse - apart from Melbourne, of course  
 
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Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:46 am

What's the difference between a Collingwood supporter and a park bench?

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Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:18 am

Only a little then an hour to go.

It'll be very close. the odds seem to be see sawing between the two teams. I'm looking forward to it.


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Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:31 am

Go not Collingwood!

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Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:47 am

At Half Time

Geelong 8.6.54
Collingwood 9.3.57
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Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:07 am

8 minutes to go, cats 26 points in front!
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Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:22 am

AND THE CATS HAVE IT BY 38 POINTS!!!

Geelong 18.11.119
Collingwood 12.9.81

Great Game



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Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:23 am

Fantastic game, I have no idea of the rules, or what the hell is going on, but any sport where the guys dress like they are about to head out to a gay dance party wins my vote. Why doesn't any other sport have wonderfully ridiculous uniforms like these?
 
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Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:28 am

Quoting vhqpa (Reply 24):
GEELONG PREMIERS 2011!!!

YES!

I'm delighted for them. I might not be a Cats fan, but gee ... they stopped Collingwood from winning, and for that, I love them ... at least, for today  
Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 25):
any sport where the guys dress like they are about to head out to a gay dance party wins my vote. Why doesn't any other sport have wonderfully ridiculous uniforms like these?

  
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Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:30 am

Yes yes yes yes! Wooooooooo! GO CATS! We are Geelong..the greatest team of all!   
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Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:32 am

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 26):
I'm delighted for them. I might not be a Cats fan, but gee ... they stopped Collingwood from winning,

  

I thought it was worth it just to see the smug grin wiped off Eddie McGuire's face.
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Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:43 am

Quoting EDICHC (Reply 28):

How true, suck it up Eddie...
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Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:41 pm

Quoting Cragley (Reply 19):
What's the difference between a Collingwood supporter and a park bench?

A park bench can support a family  

Q: Who benefits if two Collingwood supporters kill themselves?? (   to make the point that I'm not serious)

A: A society, and may all NY Jets fans join them  
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