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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #160 on: August 21, 2021, 03:31:14 AM »
My Melbourne-supporting friend/colleague claims that's the first time Melbourne have won with a kick after the siren in 124 years, ie since the start of the competition.
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #161 on: August 21, 2021, 03:34:15 AM »
My Melbourne-supporting friend/colleague claims that's the first time Melbourne have won with a kick after the siren in 124 years, ie since the start of the competition.

Ok we'll let him/her have that one  ;)

It's not as if they have won the flag anyway >:D  :P
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #162 on: August 27, 2021, 12:31:55 AM »
and so starts the business end today...  8)

Not going to lie...

i'm a bit nervous  ???
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #163 on: August 27, 2021, 02:02:19 AM »
29 pts down means nothing...

until it does  :blank:
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #164 on: August 27, 2021, 02:50:29 AM »
Somehow I knew you'd be here...
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #165 on: August 27, 2021, 03:03:04 AM »
We are being outplayed, outclassed, outpaced, annihilated (to put it mildly).
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #166 on: September 04, 2021, 03:53:33 AM »
Well, Brisbane v Western Bulldogs was completely gripping.
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #167 on: September 04, 2021, 05:03:05 AM »
Sitting on a beach in Brittany France has had me side-tracked AFL-wise  0:) with no access to BT sport, I nearly missed following the Cats timeline yesterday. Proper service will resume next weekend for the preliminary finals  8)

Might stream this weekends games later if it rains  :laugh:
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #168 on: September 10, 2021, 06:45:20 AM »
Minus 80 pts means nothing something...

it means that the season is over in my biased format  ;D

There was no contest really.

Now I can enjoy the 2 remaining games in a neutral way.

Very happy of my maiden AFL viewing season in any case  :)
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #169 on: September 10, 2021, 01:39:09 PM »
Immediately the debates have started about whether the Geelong team are too old, why do they keep getting this far yet no further, etc.

Meanwhile they’re not the only team that Melbourne has overpowered. But it was pretty comprehensive. And heck, Melbourne haven’t actually won a premiership in my lifetime.
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #170 on: September 11, 2021, 01:56:58 AM »
Immediately the debates have started about whether the Geelong team are too old, why do they keep getting this far yet no further, etc.

Meanwhile they’re not the only team that Melbourne has overpowered. But it was pretty comprehensive.

I understood over the season that Geelong's style was slower paced anyway and based on gradually building the phases but we too often got outplayed by full speed passing and not just yesterday.

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And heck, Melbourne haven’t actually won a premiership in my lifetime.

Well that's long.  :P

Looks like the Bulldogs are back all guns blazing (based on the 1st half). That should be a cracker of a final. Is it next week or in a fortnight ?
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #171 on: September 11, 2021, 02:44:31 AM »
A fortnight, it’s scheduled for the 25th.

EDIT: And it looks like it’s going to be the match-up a lot of neutrals wanted... only it’ll be in Perth!
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #172 on: September 11, 2021, 03:45:55 AM »
A fortnight, it’s scheduled for the 25th.

EDIT: And it looks like it’s going to be the match-up a lot of neutrals wanted... only it’ll be in Perth!

ok thank you.

That's one I'll get up for, whatever time it will be up here  :)
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #173 on: September 25, 2021, 12:14:52 AM »
1 minute to the siren  8)

Enjoy the final, guys !
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #174 on: September 25, 2021, 04:10:11 AM »
It was kind of amazing. You know all about momentum swings in AFL. That was a big one!
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« Reply #175 on: September 25, 2021, 04:41:40 AM »
It was kind of amazing. You know all about momentum swings in AFL. That was a big one!

Quite !

An awesome game to wrap up the season, with a very worthy winner indeed.

I have had a cracking maiden season as a "supporter", I think I just might be back in March  ;)
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #176 on: November 08, 2021, 02:39:22 AM »
How many sleeps left to go now !??!

Do they need that much rest ??!!

It's getting a bit of a long wait now  :blank:

 ;D
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #177 on: November 08, 2021, 03:08:02 AM »
Oh shush. It's Premier League season.  :laugh:
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Re: The AFL / Aussie Rules Thread
« Reply #178 on: November 08, 2021, 04:16:42 AM »
Oh shush. It's Premier League season.  :laugh:

It's boring though...





(Come on you Gunners!  0:) )
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