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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #220 on: April 08, 2022, 03:50:05 AM »
it was a tough one to call, to be fair. I wasn't expecting the Cats to restrain them in that way for the whole game.

I was really impressed by the composure they showed to get the ball out, very cleanly via handballs. 
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #221 on: April 17, 2022, 11:08:28 PM »
...and this week it was utter rubbish  >:( Apologies to the tippers  :-[

"Good" job I couldn't sleep otherwise I would have been miffed to wake up at 6.20 on Easter Monday for this rubbish.

Back to a St John's passion...  0:)
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #222 on: April 17, 2022, 11:39:55 PM »
I had several games in the tipping where I paused and thought... and got all of them wrong.

Happily, most other people in the tipping competition got most of the same ones wrong, but someone managed 9 out of 9!
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« Reply #223 on: April 25, 2022, 07:45:37 AM »
Not watched any games this weekend, only got a glimpse of Geelong's highlights at North Melbourne. Anything to report ?

Is it me or does the top 5 seem to be really running early with it compared to last year, with St Kilda the surprise package this year?

Richmond, Western Bulldogs (and Port Adelaide) have really lost their regularity of last year. is it all down to Dustin Martin and Josh Bruce that have been missed?
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #224 on: April 27, 2022, 02:52:46 AM »
I wasn’t paying a huge amount of attention for various reasons.
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #225 on: May 07, 2022, 12:20:38 AM »
A comfy win against GWS, hanging on just about on the right side of the ladder.

Stengle turns out to be a very valuable signing. Quite a few new faces coming through as well.

St Kilda next week, should be interesting.

Thank you Holden for beating the Swans earlier  ;D
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« Reply #226 on: May 07, 2022, 01:16:40 AM »
The GWS game was in Canberra of course.

There was a point in time where GWS would win all their Canberra games. Now the opposite is happening.
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« Reply #227 on: May 07, 2022, 01:33:25 AM »
Even sweeter then  :laugh:
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #228 on: May 13, 2022, 10:12:35 PM »
Q1 14-27 at St Kilda.

Fast quarter, going to be a tight game, this!!
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #229 on: May 13, 2022, 11:25:35 PM »
54-57...

Chris Scott is not amused, not that he looks that different when he is...  ;D
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #230 on: May 13, 2022, 11:28:16 PM »
66-57

Chris Scott is upgraded to "miffed"....
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« Reply #231 on: May 14, 2022, 12:12:11 AM »
I hate this sport....  >:(



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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #232 on: May 14, 2022, 01:44:06 AM »
LOL at that last one.

I had no opportunity to watch at all today. But I had decided to tip St Kilda and the new leader of the office competition had decided to tip Geelong, so big game for me.
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #233 on: May 21, 2022, 01:53:42 AM »
Thoughts of the day:

- Waking up to a Geelong victory is always a nice way to start a weekend (particularly when my French football club will be relegated to their 2nd division tonight)

- That ladder from 5th onwards starts to look very tasty.  ???

- Some of those special shirts with the Aboriginal decorations are flipping gorgeous!  :)

- I must try to go and vote at my next local election in a budgy smuggler, like they've just done in Bondi, see how that goes  8)
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #234 on: May 21, 2022, 03:44:01 AM »
I've got zero clue what's been going on in AFL today. We've been busy changing government.

EDIT: Okay, I'm 6 from 6 for the round, but to be honest that wasn't especially difficult in a lot of games.
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #235 on: May 21, 2022, 06:41:59 PM »
I'm also 6 for 6 and am hoping that the Giants, Lions and Dockers win this afternoon. I need the double points but I suspect that other have the same picks as me.

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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #236 on: May 28, 2022, 12:13:14 AM »
Another Cats' win to wake up to, that'll do!  8)

On the other hand, that Freo timeline right now!!  ??? Anyone tipped them?

Also lots of seagulls flying about inside the stadium. If the ball hits a seagull on the way to the goal, is it a behind ? just asking :blank:

More serious question please: what was the kerfuffle about right at the end of the Richmond game last night ? A Sydney player kicked the ball on purpose into the terraces, right on the siren and and it apparently should have been a 50m penalty for Richmond (and a clear possibility for them to level the score at the death). Why didn't the referee award that 50m penalty and only a free-kick from where the Sydney player kicked it out ? Was it deemed to be after the siren ?
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #237 on: May 28, 2022, 01:08:56 AM »
More serious question please: what was the kerfuffle about right at the end of the Richmond game last night ? A Sydney player kicked the ball on purpose into the terraces, right on the siren and and it apparently should have been a 50m penalty for Richmond (and a clear possibility for them to level the score at the death). Why didn't the referee award that 50m penalty and only a free-kick from where the Sydney player kicked it out ? Was it deemed to be after the siren ?

If a free kick has been awarded, you're required to hand the ball over directly to the person awarded a free kick. If not, there's a 50 metre penalty.

However, the referee ruled that the player didn't know that a free kick had been awarded, because it happened right at the same time as the siren going and the crowd cheering wildly. So therefore he wasn't penalised for non-compliance with handing the ball over.

EDIT: As for Fremantle, everyone knew they were good this year, but I don't think anyone believed they were THAT good. Quite the turnaround in kicking accuracy as well. First half, Melbourne scored 6.8 and Fremantles scored 2.7.  Second half, Melbourne scored 1.6 and Fremantle 12.3!
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #238 on: May 28, 2022, 03:14:39 AM »
If a free kick has been awarded, you're required to hand the ball over directly to the person awarded a free kick. If not, there's a 50 metre penalty.

However, the referee ruled that the player didn't know that a free kick had been awarded, because it happened right at the same time as the siren going and the crowd cheering wildly. So therefore he wasn't penalised for non-compliance with handing the ball over.

EDIT: As for Fremantle, everyone knew they were good this year, but I don't think anyone believed they were THAT good. Quite the turnaround in kicking accuracy as well. First half, Melbourne scored 6.8 and Fremantles scored 2.7.  Second half, Melbourne scored 1.6 and Fremantle 12.3!

Thank you for the explanation, appreciate it.

That Fremantle spell was unreal. I think it was something like 37+ minutes without a Melbourne goal.

On a tangent, having NAA instead of MEL in the scoring banner threw me as well. I ended up googling Naarm and reading about Sir Doug Nicholls as well. That sport is entertaining AND educational !  ;D

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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #239 on: June 03, 2022, 01:35:59 AM »
G'day !!


(while we're 40 pts up that is!  8))

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