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This Year's AFL Premiers

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by pan, Jul 11, 2008.

Who will win?

  1. Cats

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    57.1%
  2. Pies

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  3. Draw

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  1. easylikesunday

    easylikesunday

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    Yes, just like how us Hawks cant beat the Power at AAMI!
    I knew we wouldnt win this one so Im not hurting too bad.
    I picked the Bombers last night too.
     
  2. jonojpsg

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    The Pies will win this year, Dane Swan will win Brownlow and Norm Smith - I'm putting money on it:)
     
  3. Pivotonian

    Pivotonian really really good looking

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    We'll see.

    Hawks and Saints both showing some solid form leading into the business end of the season, eh?
     
  4. nomore4s

    nomore4s Commonsense isn't that common

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    :confused:

    Hawks have drawn 1, lost 1 by 2 points to your mighty Geelong, and lost another by 8 to Port. Hardly a form slump.

    I don't know why your worried about the hawks anyway, history shows teams outside the top 4 have next to no chance of winning the flag. At best Hawthorn will be a nuisance factor in the finals but Geelong will be hoping they don't have to play them;) considering Geelong have not been able to dominate the Hawks in the last few years.
     
  5. thebaldfacts

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    Would love to have to change my Avatar.
     
  6. Pivotonian

    Pivotonian really really good looking

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    So 1 win from your last 4 games is good form for a top 8 side? :confused:

    The only team you've been able to beat in the last month hasn't won a game since May.

    And who said I was worried about the Hawks? Its funny, you know you're a pretty good side when supporters of other clubs suggest you should be worried about a team that you have a 4-0 record against over the last two seasons, apparently because you "have not been able to dominate" them. Very interesting.
     
  7. nomore4s

    nomore4s Commonsense isn't that common

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    Well Hawthorns season is now pretty much over:banghead:

    Pivotonian Geelong are imo the greatest side ever but while they might be 4-0 over the Hawks in the last 2 years the fact is they have fallen over the line in most of those games and they are yet to beat the hawks in a GF;) when it really matters.
     
  8. jonojpsg

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    Yep, my money's looking the goods even more so now:D Gotta love knocking off No.2 to just about sew up top spot - last time we were on top at the end of the year was 1990 and we all know what happened that year.

    Besides it's about bloody time they won another one:mad:
     
  9. Pivotonian

    Pivotonian really really good looking

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    Yep, Pies looking pretty good. Of the top eight sides probably only the Dogs could claim to have the form to challenge them right now.

    Of course its only Rd 19 and a lot can change from here. Worth remembering that both of last year's grand finalists lost two of their last four going into the finals, but still pulled it out when it mattered.

    The Cats really got smashed on Saturday night - even the most one-eyed Cat fan would have to admit that 22 points was not even close to an accurate reflection of the difference between the sides on the night - and looked old, slow and tired particularly towards the end. By this time next year we might look back on that game as marking the end of an era. On the other hand, we were travelling even worse in 2009 with late season losses to the Saints, Lions, Blues and Dogs, yet went on to win it. Question is really whether the old blokes have it in them to rise to one last huge challenge. I don't know. We've been up for a long time. Could go either way for mine.

    With the top four pretty much set I reckon its clearly down to them now, with Pies/Dogs looking in form at the right time and Cats/Saints needing to lift their games if they are going to win it. I don't think anyone else is a chance. Hawks clearly can't make top four now, and just don't look capable of being the first side under the current system to win it from lower.
     
  10. nulla nulla

    nulla nulla Positive Expectancy

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    If Melbourne can beat Hawthorn and North Melbourne in the next two rounds and St Kilda can beat North Melbourne this week, then Melbourne can get into the final eight.
    Melbourne has fought its way from 8th position to get to the finals before, going down to Hawthorn in the Finals. If they manage a repeat of this battle to face off against Collingwood in the Grand Final, then on the strength of their last two encounters (loss by 1 point and a draw) Melbourne could take the flag.
    Yeah, I know. A bloody long shot at best. Might ring centrebet and see what the odds are. :):):)
     
  11. Tink

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    LOL Nulla, now wouldnt that be nice :D

    I think the Collingwood Vs Geelong game was a preview of the Grand Final, but I think the Cats will win again
     
  12. mexican

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    Piv the worst thing Geelong did last year was not get rid of Blake and keep Mumford.
    Might bite us on the backside!
     
  13. Pivotonian

    Pivotonian really really good looking

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    Well, it looks like the boys had something to say about this question on Saturday night!

    I think our best is still better than anyone else's ... just a matter of being able to pull it out in September when needed.
     
  14. Pivotonian

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    Yeah, Mumford is a gun. I suspect the problem with this though might have been that no-one wanted to take Blake off our hands.
     
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    We are the pride of Brisbane town
    We wear maroon, blue and gold
    We will always fight for victory
    Like Fitzroy and Bears of old
    All for one and one for all
    We will answer to the call
    Go Lions, Brisbane Lions
    We’ll kick the winning score
    You’ll hear our mighty roar!

    Congratz to Jono Brown on his 200th game for Brisbane and well done to the boys for today!
     
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    The latest analysis chart...

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  17. robots

    robots hello

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    hello,

    go hawkers, fantastic effort today

    very open finals series coming up with anyone a chance out of hawks, cats, colliewobbles and st kilda

    nothing to loose at the family club

    thankyou
    robots
     
  18. craigj

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    the finals series is not open

    geelong is well out in front, too much experience and hunger

    collingwood is a clear second but lack the forwards and enough experience to score enough goals in a grand final

    saints have not improved from last year but do play well in night finals where scores are generally lower and games close
     
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    It is odd that the star forward that the Lions gained, Brendan Fevola, and the star forward they lost, Daniel Bradshaw, are now both out of the game, for this season, at least.
     
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    Where's Gumby Learner gone? He's been a bit quiet lately... :eek:
     
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