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9 hours ago, Cottoneyes said:

Can't help you with costs, but $300 might be okay if there are any left on the general market after the club members and AFL members get theirs.  2001 / 2002 it was around $90 as a club member for standing room only entry to give you an idea.

The day is all about the corporates which for the die hards devalues it.  One trick you could try is to contact the clubs that don't make it, mate of mine got to see the last Bombers premiership after missing out on the ballot through the club, contacted the clubs not in the GF who all get some tickets, and think it was the Western Bulldogs that let him have one for around double the face value of the ticket

Thanks for the tip.  I look at the cost of Ironman and think spending  $1000 on the GF & spending the day with my daughter will be money well spent. 

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Honestly could not watch today.

FMT asked if I wanted to get together with the boys next week.

There would be no point, I wouldn't be very sociable.

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Same here Tyno.

Tigers in the VFL Grand Final today as well. Possibly some midfielders competing for a spot for next Saturday.

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Riddos said:

Tigers in the VFL Grand Final today as well.

Went down to a mob that gave up match payments to continue the season.

Gotta respect a club that overcomes.

Well done Port Melbourne.

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On 23/09/2017 at 8:09 PM, Tyno said:

Honestly could not watch today.

FMT asked if I wanted to get together with the boys next week.

There would be no point, I wouldn't be very sociable.

Just picked up my ticket for the GF GO TIGES!!

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Saw a clip on Australia Plus TV this morning of some bloke getting a medal for something last night.

Given the state of do gooders and political correctness in Australia, I found it bizarre that they were allowed to get on stage with a tray of beers during the presentation ceremony. Hardly a good example for the youngin's . 

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24 minutes ago, softy said:

Saw a clip on Australia Plus TV this morning of some bloke getting a medal for something last night.

Given the state of do gooders and political correctness in Australia, I found it bizarre that they were allowed to get on stage with a tray of beers during the presentation ceremony. Hardly a good example for the youngin's . 

Brownlow medal traditions are exempt from current societal PC norms on the grounds of them being part of an established ritual  protected by religious freedom exemptions.   The hard-fought right to do so is commemorated on the VERY-Good-Friday (aka "Grand Final Eve") public holiday in the enlightened state of Victoria where other religious freedoms are celebrated on Easter, Christmas and Cup Day.

 

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23 minutes ago, softy said:

Saw a clip on Australia Plus TV this morning of some bloke getting a medal for something last night.

Given the state of do gooders and political correctness in Australia, I found it bizarre that they were allowed to get on stage with a tray of beers during the presentation ceremony. Hardly a good example for the youngin's . 

I find that anyone that watched the Brownlow Vote calling last night or ever, seriously need to get a life.

The most boring TV EVER.

One guy yelling out numbers.

Like Bingo but goes for 3 hours or whatever rather than 4 minutes (like Bingo).

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6 minutes ago, Peter said:

I find that anyone that watched the Brownlow Vote calling last night or ever, seriously need to get a life.

The most boring TV EVER.

One guy yelling out numbers.

Like Bingo but goes for 3 hours or whatever rather than 4 minutes (like Bingo).

I  thought Bruce Macavaney made it really interesting by sneaking up to Dusty's table every 5 minutes and asking

"So, Dusty, 15 minutes into the count, how are you feeling?"

Dusty handled it well but I think it probably should have been answered by:

"Fine Bruce. Just like it was 5 minutes ago! And the 5 minutes before that!!  And it will most likely be the same the next time you creep up behind me with a mic so why don't you just F*ck off and annoy someone else you d1ck head?!"

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6 new teams announced for AFLW.

Geelong and North Melbourne (playing half their games in Tassie) for 2019 and Gold Coast, West Coast, Richmond and St Kilda in 2020.

Seems fair enough.  

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On 09/04/2016 at 5:27 PM, Tyno said:

Next year is the year!

I can feel it in my bones!

I was right!!!!!!!!

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Didn't think the game rose to any dizzy heights as a spectacle, that's how many GF's are.

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A team that plays for each other always wins.  Tigers did that today.  

But how the hell Dusty got the Norm Smith is amazing.  Houli or Rance should have got it

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8 minutes ago, Fitness Buddy said:

 

But how the hell Dusty got the Norm Smith is amazing.  Houli or Rance should have got it

I would have said Houli, but if you look at the effectiveness of the good things Dusty did, including setting up Houli's goal, he was certainly a viable option. He made those around him better when the game was in the balance.

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The game was won by the back line repelling and setting up attacks from there.  

Jacobs should of just thumped the ball forward at each ruck contest instead of trying  to pinpoint taps.  Their forward line was disorganized and panicked due to rrance's PRESENCE.   

Actually maybe Hardwick should of got Norm Smith out coached Don Pyke

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Sensational stuff Tiges, so happy for the players, coaches, ex-players, etc.

Plenty of great efforts over the year but Kane Lambert my favourite underrated player, offered plenty going forward while also often shutting down one of the oppostions better midfielders, he could poll pretty well in the Jack Dyer medal.      

 

 

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On 10/1/2017 at 2:24 PM, Riddos said:

Plenty of great efforts over the year but Kane Lambert my favourite underrated player, offered plenty going forward while also often shutting down one of the oppostions better midfielders, he could poll pretty well in the Jack Dyer medal.      

3rd to Dusty and Rance is a pretty good effort.

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I still don't have a voice after been at both the prelim and Grand Final. It's been a long wait but Saturday was awesome! 

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Konrad Marshall's book Yellow & Black is out, can't wait for my copy to arrive. He was in deep with the team in 2016 looking to write a book on the team's year and they all just went 'this is a bit sh!t, maybe try again next year', great call.

Also, 96 hours of Tigers on Fox Footy starting at midnight tonight!

 

 

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Draft day! Not often the Premiers have three picks in the top 25, looking forward to welcoming some new Tiger cubs.

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Updated the topic title ready for the new season.

See Kurt Tippett has retired, doesn't think he'll recover fully from his ankle surgery. Sam Reid becomes an important player for the Swans. Or they could just do a Richmond and play Buddy with a bunch of small forwards. 

Loved reading Konrad Marshall's Yellow & Black: A Season with Richmond. A must read for any fellow Tiges fans and would imagine it's a pretty good read for any sports fan. Martin Flanagan has a book out soon about the Bulldogs 2016 season which should also be pretty good. 

Less then 2 weeks until the AFLW season, Dockers have already sold over 24,000 tickets for their Round 2 game at the new stadium in Perth.     

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Don't forget the eagerly anticipated AFL-X :D

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Timely to drag this back up to the top

Predictions - get them in now:

Premiers - Going to go with the Giants

Coleman - Buddy

Brownlow - Fyfe to return to previous form (Geelong trio to steal each others votes)

Spoon - Kangaroos

Most likely coach to get the boot: Brad Scott

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Premiers - Adelaide

Wooden Spoon - Carlton

Coleman - Josh Kennedy (would kick 100+ with a decent midfield)

Brownlow - Fyfe

First coach sacked - Buckley

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Respect chickies.......tough GF effort.

Come on doggies..........GOOOOOOOO.......

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Cracking round, some great games

Geelong's much vaunted midfield seems to be waiting to click, no doubt there will be one game, most likely in Geelong against the Lions or a similar side, where they will tear a game apart.  If Selwood has to change his style due to umpires cracking down on ducking could be interesting

For those that missed the VFL scores, check out the Collingwood VFL win over the Carlton VFL affiliate - 201 - 76.  Don't think Carlton is going to be going anywhere soon with the performances from both teams

 

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One of the craziest stats I've seen in sport from the Tiges vs Pies game, which was a close contest for much of the game. Metres gained by handball, Tigers +519m, Pies -7m. You'd think the Pies would have some type of Moneyball stats boffin who'd pipe up at halftime and say it might be something to work on evening out? 

Should be a good last few rounds of the regular season, potential for some big games in Rd23 inc Swans vs Hawks.

Been to a few Lions games in recent months, think they have turned the corner and should be pretty good to watch in the coming years. They would be looking to pick up a hard running half bank flanker in a trade or the draft, they've got plenty of young key position talent and some decent inside mids.     

 

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AFL Good news story for a great bloke.   Alex Johnson, after 5 knee ops and 2000+ days makes his AFL return on Saturday having last played in the Swans 2012 GF.   Would love to be there for his first touch, the crowd will go off!

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Saw a "Hitouts to advantage" chart today.

Basically Gawn dominating, Tiges 2nd last.

What does that say, other than 2 very different team styles and set up?

I dunno.

 

The Tiges/Pies handball thing I saw one guy mention the number of under pressure handballs that the Tiges can force.

The pack pressure style means you go backwards/sideways to escape, but end up putting a team mate under the pump and they have to do the same thing.

 

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22 hours ago, Tyno said:

Saw a "Hitouts to advantage" chart today.

Basically Gawn dominating, Tiges 2nd last.

What does that say, other than 2 very different team styles and set up?

I dunno.

 

Yeah, Dan Rioli took ruck duties a few time last week, and we didn't even nominate a ruck a few times.

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Gaff - 8 weeks about right?

I'm glad they didn't cop the top bloke/meant to get him in the chest stuff.

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7 minutes ago, Tyno said:

Gaff - 8 weeks about right?

I'm glad they didn't cop the top bloke/meant to get him in the chest stuff.

Thing is, I am sure he wasn't going for the head.  That action in no way resembled a traditional punch.  Hopefully though, it leads to all that closed fist, torso stuff going.  Not really necessary and they only throw it because they know there can be no meaningful retaliation.  Zak Jones, amongst plenty of others, throws that stuff all the time.  If it lands high it is trouble, but mostly not.

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I'm kinda glad that's one of the results.

People are at least talking about the fact you can get away with little jabs to the guts/chest all day.

 

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How do you reckon it will affect Eagle's finals chances?

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Had fun watching Jack kick 10 at Metricon on Saturday arvo.

Article on AFL website says Fiorini dominated Cotchin, doesn't bother to mention Cotchin was only on the field for 53% of game time, nice easy arvo for the skipper.  

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On 20/03/2018 at 1:07 PM, Stikman said:

Premiers - Adelaide

Wooden Spoon - Carlton

Coleman - Josh Kennedy (would kick 100+ with a decent midfield)

Brownlow - Fyfe

First coach sacked - Buckley

Your pick for Premiers is looking a bit sick Sticky. 

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Guessing Eddie will be a bit quieter about the unfairness of AFL finals fixturing this week. 

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I wonder if the AFL can lean on Dutton to interfere with visas again - this time to deport that lanky yank!!!

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11 minutes ago, Pete said:

I wonder if the AFL can lean on Dutton to interfere with visas again - this time to deport that lanky yank!!!

I'd prefer Rupert to interfere and sack the bunch of 'sports journos' that don't have a clue about what they write or say.

12 months ago everyone was saying Bucks should be sacked

The last month it has all been about how crap Cox was and how he should be dropped

I'm just worried now as since Friday night it's all been about Cox winning Norm Smith and Bucks getting coach of the year, with the sports journos track record it's not boding well for Saturday

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8 hours ago, Pencil_Towel said:

Tigers Season review - The one that got away! Ouch.

Tigers got lucky last year. 

Adelaide were the best team all year. 

This year the tigers were. 

The only loser is Adelaide. And who really cares. 

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14 hours ago, Peter said:

Tigers got lucky last year. 

Adelaide were the best team all year. 

This year the tigers were. 

The only loser is Adelaide. And who really cares. 

Agreed, Tigers never got out of second gear for large parts of the season.

I think the week off hurt them, lost their 'rhythm' and faced a Collingwood team that hit the ground running and never looked back.

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