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AFL 2014

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by sptrawler, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. sptrawler

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    GO THE DOCKERS. yeh
     
  2. Ves

    Ves Beyond Good and Evil

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    Gee Collingwood looked really good for the first 15 minutes. Really liked their tackling intensity.

    A pity that was about all the effort that they had in them.

    The commentator who said "this is like the second best side playing against a bottom four side" summed it up very concisely.

    Finding it hard to get into footy mode. Well and truly still in cricket mode after the recent South African tour and the upcoming t20 world cup.
     
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    Yes the first 15 minutes, Bruce was getting really excited, talking in excited tones.lol
    Then when Collingwood started getting a flogging, Bruce started talking stastistics.lol
    What a #anker.
     
  4. Ves

    Ves Beyond Good and Evil

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    Met him at the Caulfield races in 2007. We were on a Bucks Day so pretty messy. But he was friendly and even continued a conversation with us. He said "special" in his own way a few times after we encouraged him in our own way and he told us the Bombers wouldn't go very well. I can't say he was wrong with the benefit of hindsight.

    Seemed like a reasonable bloke.
     
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    I think they are all good blokes, just really hard for them to get excited about non Victorian teams.
    I don't mean it in a nasty way, but they do have to learn to transend above loyalty and just report the game, with equal verve for both sides.

    Actually I enjoyed the broadcast, it didn't include the hysterical screaming of commentators when Collingwood are winning.
    It instead was a calm commentary with measured comments.
     
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    I agree. And I find, that any interstate commentators that have been on the telecasts (especially Foxsports) have been much the same.

    We just have to face it, humans are inherently biased creatures. Hard not to be. :)
     
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    That's why Dennis Cometti has done so well, he has kept his bias toned down and everyone thinks he's great.

    People like Bruce and Eddie sound great, while the game is going the way of their hyperbole.
    When it turns the other way, the commentary goes flat and becomes a wake.
     
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    As you may know Bruce is South Australian,but makes his money in Victoria-started off ,from memory,as a race caller.If anything his bias is to the Crows,but he does not reveal this with any conviction.
    Maybe his time in Victoria has tainted him somewhat.But I do like his comprehensive commentary.Did you hear him mention that Hannath came from Angaston and CS Hayes-all SA stuff.
     
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    He certainly is knowledgable and researches his sports well, be it any sport.
     
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    Well round 1 was certainly interesting! Tips were looking a bit sick for awhile but managed to scramble 5 out of 9 by the end if week 2.

    Was cheering on GWS as if it was my own team :D
     
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    it was exciting on the first game but the energy lessen after a couple of minutes.
     
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    Go you mighty Cats. We've still got it ;)
     
  13. CanOz

    CanOz Home runs feel good, but base hits pay bills!

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    Hoping to catch a match at the Gabba on the 3rd actually. St.Kilda is playing. When we're in Sydney the Swans are in Melbourne....:(

    Go Swans!
     
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    Yes indeed. The win against Freemantle was very satisfying. Hope they keep up that sort of form. Goodes and Tippett to return soon will boost their chances.
     
  15. CanOz

    CanOz Home runs feel good, but base hits pay bills!

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    Cool, we agree on something!:xyxthumbs
     
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    CanOz Home runs feel good, but base hits pay bills!

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    Cool, we agree on something!:xyxthumbs
     
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    I suppose it had to happen sometime

    ;)
     
  18. CanOz

    CanOz Home runs feel good, but base hits pay bills!

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    I've been a Swan fan for many years, but i haven't kept up since their last GF. I really appreciate AFL though and look forward to catching a game in Brissy!
     
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    Agreed. the Cats/Hawthorn game was fantastic to watch.

    I'll watch a competitive AFL game no matter who is playing, If Ablett was playing against Sydney, I'll still want the Swans to win but I'd be cheering for Ablett too.
    :)
     
  20. CanOz

    CanOz Home runs feel good, but base hits pay bills!

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    Awww i was a huge Ablet fan, Lockett as well (met him on the b'rat gold course one day)...:)
     
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