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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #120 on: July 01, 2021, 03:35:17 AM »
Whaaaat??!!

Hell's bells. What has happened to Richmond?

And no, no-one in the office tipping picked Gold Coast.

It opens it all up doesn't it...
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #121 on: July 01, 2021, 09:00:16 AM »
Whaaaat??!!

Hell's bells. What has happened to Richmond?

And no, no-one in the office tipping picked Gold Coast.

Even I didn’t tip them
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #122 on: July 10, 2021, 01:12:11 AM »
Ugly win for Geelong at Carlton tonight, made only comfortable in late Q3 & Q4. That will do.

Listened to the second half on one of the radios on the AFL website (a local Geelong one, based on the commercial ads. I need to go on Princess way for expert advice on furniture apparently  :laugh: ). It does make more sense now than a few weeks ago, now I know most of the Cat's names  ;D

One downside, Rohan got injured. With Cameron already missing, it could be a tough one with Fremantle and Richmond coming next.
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #123 on: July 10, 2021, 01:14:42 AM »
Even the Geelong commentators couldn't stop laughing about this one :

https://twitter.com/AFL/status/1413773124986818561

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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #124 on: July 10, 2021, 03:25:56 AM »
Even the Geelong commentators couldn't stop laughing about this one :

https://twitter.com/AFL/status/1413773124986818561

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Oh dear.  :laugh:
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #125 on: July 11, 2021, 12:11:47 AM »
I officially do not understand this year's competition.
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« Reply #126 on: July 11, 2021, 01:50:29 AM »
wow, another defeat by Richmond  ???

oh that timeline in Q4 !! it's nearly worthy of an English batting collapse  :laugh:

Quick count: 16 defeats in the last 40 games by the top 8 teams. Lack of consistency indeed.

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« Reply #127 on: July 12, 2021, 03:20:19 AM »
I officially do not understand this year's competition.

you were saying ?  :laugh:

North Melbourne has scored 6 more points than Richmond in their last 5 games...  :-X
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« Reply #128 on: July 12, 2021, 05:33:15 AM »
Oh good grief!
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« Reply #129 on: July 15, 2021, 03:51:29 AM »
I know this won't last but hey-ho...

TOP OF THE LADDER !!!  8)

A strong good win today.
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #130 on: July 15, 2021, 04:05:22 AM »
I know this won't last but hey-ho...

TOP OF THE LADDER !!!  8)

A strong good win today.

I wasn't following, busy listening to Shostakovich instead.  ;D  But yes, that win gives Geelong a percentage boost.

The scheduling of the rest of the round is in a bit of chaos as Victoria is going into lockdown again. Not nearly as many COVID cases as New South Wales but the Victorian government is considerably less keen to take a chance.
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« Reply #131 on: July 15, 2021, 04:18:28 AM »
I wasn't following, busy listening to Shostakovich instead.  ;D  But yes, that win gives Geelong a percentage boost.

The scheduling of the rest of the round is in a bit of chaos as Victoria is going into lockdown again. Not nearly as many COVID cases as New South Wales but the Victorian government is considerably less keen to take a chance.

indeed, we'll take it. Now for an early Christmas, I just would kindly ask Holden's team to do an upset against the Bulldogs. That'd be nice  0:)

I obviously don't look at all the details of the fixtures or news on this matter but from what I have glimpsed on the AFL site, they sure don't mess about in changing to empty stadiums or shifting the games and chartering teams around. 
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #132 on: July 15, 2021, 04:25:51 AM »
No, they do it very quickly, but I would think it's still quite disruptive to preparations. Geelong already went through one of the more spectacular versions where they ended up spending hours at the ground and sleeping under tables etc.
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #133 on: July 18, 2021, 02:50:03 AM »
Well I won this week's tipping!  ;D

Though the results didn't stop being bizarre. A draw between Melbourne and Hawthorn?? And the GWS v Sydney game might have a final scoreline you expect, but GWS lost after establishing a 5-goal lead in the first quarter.
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« Reply #134 on: July 18, 2021, 04:28:25 AM »
Well I won this week's tipping!  ;D

Though the results didn't stop being bizarre. A draw between Melbourne and Hawthorn?? And the GWS v Sydney game might have a final scoreline you expect, but GWS lost after establishing a 5-goal lead in the first quarter.

Congrats  ;D 

It's just all over the shop. Essendon in 8th now after their diabolical start of season, and 6 teams in contention for that last spot.

Exciting stuff ahead  8)
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #135 on: July 22, 2021, 02:45:00 AM »
Can they make another smidgen of an effort on the timing on Geelong-Richmond Sunday at all please ?

6.20am is better than 4.30am but it is a Sunday morning...another hour would be acceptable :P

(this is obviously tongue in cheek, glad at least there is a game given the circumstances  :) )
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #136 on: July 22, 2021, 12:44:46 PM »
This weekends round is actually a combination of some of the games from rounds 19 & 20 with the others from those two rounds to hopefully be played next week. All this is covid related of course with parts of Melbourne in lockdown.
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #137 on: July 24, 2021, 09:30:43 PM »
guess who got up at 6.20am to watch a game of AFL on a Sunday...  :blank:

Nevermind that Olympics stuff...

I'd rather watch the face of the Richmond coach gets increasingly irate as the score ticks along...  >:D

Note to self: 41 pts at H-T means nothing  0:)
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #138 on: August 14, 2021, 01:30:12 AM »
That ladder looks sweet...  8)

Woke up at half time so I missed the Cats being at -31...they like to make it hard for themselves  :-X

Next week's final game against Melbourne could be interesting. It seems Port Adelaide is the team to avoid right in week one of the play offs...
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #139 on: August 14, 2021, 02:49:08 AM »
That ladder looks sweet...  8)

Woke up at half time so I missed the Cats being at -31...they like to make it hard for themselves  :-X

Next week's final game against Melbourne could be interesting. It seems Port Adelaide is the team to avoid right in week one of the play offs...

Port Adelaide has failed to beat any of the other contenders. It beats all the lower teams, but in the big matches it falls over.

My tipping last week was completely chaotic. This week is looking marginally better, but it would really help if someone could explain what happened to the Western Bulldogs lately.
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