AFL Grand Final

Its down to the two best teams of the year, the mighty fighting Hawks and the high flying Eagles...the battle of the birds. Hawks are going for a shot at immortality, the Eagles for their first flag in nearly a decade.

Just a bit of light hearted nonsense to get the ball rolling...

The North Melbourne Curse. You've heard of the Kennett curse but there is a little known curse going back a number of years involving North Melbourne and Prelims (in the current form). The side who has beaten the Kangas in the Prelims has gone on to get smashed in the GF. Also all the Eagles premierships have come in even years....That does it for me 

 

 


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 Ha ha we did and we blew it

Sat, 2015-10-03 18:13

 Ha ha we did and we blew it Randall, but we'll be back !!

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 Unfortunately  for us all, i

Sat, 2015-10-03 18:29

 Unfortunately  for us all, i think so will hawthorn.  A four-peat?

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 so now the dust has settled,

Sat, 2015-10-03 19:30

 so now the dust has settled, what does west coast need to add apart from experience to the list?. can the hawks keep this list together and go again?

bit of a shame the thread blew up in the middle there but oh well

gotta say no way cyril wins the BOG bit of a token gift. would be pissed if i was mitchell hodge etc

can we fast forward to next year already, iam bored 

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Start

Sat, 2015-10-03 19:34

a defence would be a start 

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 Go fishing! Ex frep player

Sat, 2015-10-03 19:35

 Go fishing!

 

Ex frep player gave cyril 3 votes, as did an ex west player.  

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as i said token medal

Sat, 2015-10-03 19:42

as i said token medal

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 Its more than just disposals

Sat, 2015-10-03 20:26

 Its more than just disposals with Cyril

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 mitchell tore us apart cyril

Sat, 2015-10-03 20:44

 mitchell tore us apart cyril got the easy win

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 Nothing token about it. He

Sat, 2015-10-03 20:38

 Nothing token about it. He is a superstar that created some memorable passages of play. Yes there were others with more stats but Cyril provided some magic.

By the looks of it his team mates were very happy with the decision.

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 cyril plays better then

Sat, 2015-10-03 20:45

 cyril plays better then mitchell or hodge?

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 Not necessarily better but

Sat, 2015-10-03 20:55

 Not necessarily better but more memorable and harder fought. If I was voting I would have picked Cyril (as I did in a previous earlier comment during the game) as his highlights stuck out for me. You don't have to have the highest stats to be BOG.

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 watching the game again

Sat, 2015-10-03 19:40

 watching the game again

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That's keen

Sat, 2015-10-03 20:12

 Gilly!

yea waiting for hopefully a Cowboys win tomorrow arvo! But ask the question today will the dockers stack up stronger next year, and what could have been if we played that last game with a full side, our champ fully fit and firing instead of being a dead weight! 

Always thought the Eagles would find it tough in the big one after there first quarter last week, the dockers were the same a few years back, kicked a shit load of points as well but only lost by a few goals.

what does come next beside pre season, when does the draft of trade thingy start? Both sides have some good youngs coming through, well done on a great year, disappointing end but a quality opponent who's been in the seat a few times is hard to rock.

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 gotta back the broncos and

Sat, 2015-10-03 20:23

 gotta back the broncos and bennett, 

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Sat, 2015-10-03 20:26

 will make or break for the Cowboys! Magical man that one! 

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 champ when in an aussie

Sat, 2015-10-03 20:36

 champ when in an aussie jersey 

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Let's hope the Poms get

Sat, 2015-10-03 20:24

Let's hope the Poms get kicked out of their own world cup tomorrow by the Wallabies......
Yep a woefull game by the Eagles, probably the worst one they played this year.
I think nerves & inexperience played a big part as well as the Hawks not wanting a repeat of two weeks ago.
Next year should be a good year for the young Eagles, this one was a bonus. A good depth coupled with the feeling of losing a GF should put them in good stead for 2016.
Well done with the banter folks, was fun. Remember it's only a game & not as serious as fishing, Lol. So when it's over it's over.

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Phuk yea!!

Sat, 2015-10-03 20:34

we owe them one after the ashes! Would be good deckie! Hope we roll them! 

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 Cheers Deckie, apart from a

Sat, 2015-10-03 20:44

 Cheers Deckie, apart from a couple of trolls a good thread.

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 some game

Sun, 2015-10-04 18:20

 some game

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 Trade starts this week.

Sat, 2015-10-03 20:19

 Trade starts this week.  Hopong freo can get bennel and a quality key forward.  Might have to give up some quality for it and i think that might be silvani and unfortunately lachie neale.... :(

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Neil would

Sat, 2015-10-03 20:24

 be a big loss, but we need some height up forward!

 Pharlen should go again!!

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Will be interesting to see ^^

Sat, 2015-10-03 21:04

 if you get Cam , despite what his club have said. Bennell - bit risky but could pay of big time. Id be very happy if Eags could get hold of Redden and Jetta.

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 I reckon freo has the

Sat, 2015-10-03 21:37

 I reckon freo has the support and leadership and the fact he'll  be back closer to his mum especially is worth taking the risk.  His outside speed and finishing would be wonderful to compliment hill and pearce

 

 

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 please trade hill

Sat, 2015-10-03 20:54

 please trade hill

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 Brad hill to freo to play

Sat, 2015-10-03 21:34

 Brad hill to freo to play with stephen is what youre suggesting isnt it gilly! 

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 west coast will loose one of

Sat, 2015-10-03 21:10

 west coast will loose one of our ruckman in the trade period, what will we get for him but

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 Wallabies smacked the poms out of the World Cup. 33-13

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Only 6 months

Sun, 2015-10-04 06:27

 To go 

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Cricket???

Sun, 2015-10-04 08:44

Word has it that cricket was invented as a fill in to keep people occupied between football seasons, they started earlier well before footy was invented but still haven't succeeded in getting the interest or money that footy returns.

Just my thoughts on the footy off season with nothing to occupy me when not fishing.

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Shattered but I knew in my

Sun, 2015-10-04 18:22

Shattered but I knew in my heart of hearts that we were never going to get up.

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Fewww, finally sober....

Sun, 2015-10-04 19:53

Gota say a big thanks to both the WA sides and their supporters. Without the team's choking efforts and their supporter's resentful public displays, last week and yesterday's wins would have been slighty less enjoyable lol. Proud as punch to support the side that ended both local teams hopes and dreams, again. And the Mighty Hawks continue to do it with ruthless arrogance, too old, too slow, hah, making a mockery of the rest of the comp. Ahh another summer of watchin the replays and gloating hehe. Time for the WA sides to merge methinks to try and stop the 2016 FOURTHORN ONSLAUGHT ;)














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 Ha ha far coff tim-o , gotta

Sun, 2015-10-04 20:05

 Ha ha far coff tim-o , gotta admit I liked the last meme, Bruce lol.

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Hehe

Sun, 2015-10-04 20:50

Seriously tho, Iv watched it 3 times now, I duno what I enjoyed more, the moments like Hodgey's goal or the moments like your Hill's shot from 5m lol, about the same amount of each in the game which equates to double of the pleasure if my maths serves me right ;)
Ahh well, Bathurst next week, lets see if the Ford flogs, (that have been served a championship this year on a platter cos V8 supercars felt sorry for them and gave them a 'leg up' on the rest with a significant aero advantage) can avoid a choke in the last 'Holden vs Ford' great race. More liver killing next weekend yewww

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 Suppose had better

Sun, 2015-10-04 21:14

 Suppose had better congratulate the mongrels well done Haw ( quick chuck) thorn ..

 
Commiserations also to the Weagle fans that went over and paid top dollar for a show and had to sit through that "ouch" . My neighbour and his weagle mates left thurs night to drive over to Melb and are still making their way back , big effort . 
I’m sure they’ll be just a smidge disappointed how things went .. might give them a few days mourning before I head over for a beer and remind them about it.
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Mon, 2015-10-05 11:16

 Should be a good fit

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hats off the the hawks ,

Mon, 2015-10-05 13:41

hats off the the hawks ,

they have earnt their time in the sun

yeh hill made himself look pretty bloody stupid with that effort in front of how many millions of peeps watching ??
i think he may have taken the top spot for GF cluster fcuks

anyway , roll on 2016

iv njoyed the banter here this year , so thanks fellas

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Apology accepted

Mon, 2015-10-05 17:51

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 look at TIM HO go fare

Mon, 2015-10-05 18:00

 look at TIM HO go fare weather supporter 

 

damn the weather must be good for hawks supporters 

 

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Sorry

Mon, 2015-10-05 18:23

I let youboys down on game day, couldnt turn up, because err, arr, you know...

No more to debate when the facts get presented, HFC is the greatest club in every era it has existed....

1925-2015(when hawks entered the competition) - hawks have won 13, carlton 11, essendon 10, collingwood 10.

1987-2015(brisbane bears and westcoast joined the comp) - hawks have won 7, westcoast 3, brisbane 3, geelong 3.

1991-2015(adelaide joins) - hawks have won 5, westcoast 3, brisbane 3, geelong 3,

1995-2015 (fremantle) - hawks 4, brisbane 3, geelong 3,

1997-2015 (port adelaide) - hawks 4, brisbane 3, geelong 3

2011/2012 (gws gcs) - hawks 3, geelong 1, sydney 1.

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 Is this hawthorn team better

Mon, 2015-10-05 18:46

 Is this hawthorn team better than the late 80's / early 90's team?

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Meh

Mon, 2015-10-05 19:49

Another flag next year should put that beyond doubt

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yeah yeah, rub it in tim-o!

Mon, 2015-10-05 18:35

 guess you have every right to 

The Eagles will hopefully go one better next year 

Thanks all for the banter over the season. 2016 will come around quickly and the shit stirring will be on again ha ha!

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 Now we can talk about the

Mon, 2015-10-05 18:47

 Now we can talk about the trade period!  Who's going to start that thread?

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 David hale and Brian lake

Tue, 2015-10-06 07:33

 David hale and Brian lake both retired 

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 Competition would be a whole

Tue, 2015-10-06 08:24

 Competition would be a whole lot better if they all retire and just phaark off 

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 Yep well done on 3 flags

Tue, 2015-10-06 08:23

 Yep well done on 3 flags each.  No more brain fades from lake.

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 Geez there’s some nasty

Tue, 2015-10-06 08:49

 Geez there’s some nasty buggers on the internet  poor Jack 

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Haha

Tue, 2015-10-06 10:16

 

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mummm

Tue, 2015-10-06 08:52

his main skill is acting,trying to act like a footballer as well

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Crowley delisted Duffield

Thu, 2015-10-08 17:00

Crowley delisted 

Duffield retiring.  Congratulations on a commendable career.

A couple more delisted.  Ballard is the surprising one for me.  He is a ball magnet at WAFL level.

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 Harley Bennell on the radar

Thu, 2015-10-08 17:35

 Harley Bennell on the radar sounds keen , so long as he can keep his nose clean gives us a option to move Fyfe forward .. Thinking Pav will pull the pin , Cam McCarthy would be handy as well for a tall up front if we get Bennell for a bargain . Fingers crossed if we get the deal done it would be a couple of good pickups . 

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 We'll  get bennell with a

Thu, 2015-10-08 17:48

 We'll  get bennell with a 2nd round pick.  Mccarthy may be out of the question this year because he still has two years on his contract.

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 Interestingly, no movement

Thu, 2015-10-08 17:39

 Interestingly, no movement on morabito by the club???

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Morabito to to be put on the

Thu, 2015-10-08 19:44

Morabito to to be put on the Rookie list ??? according to the news tonite ...

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 Morabito should be donated

Thu, 2015-10-08 19:51

 Morabito should be donated to science as a knee reconstruction dummy..

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I'll take treloar and aish

Thu, 2015-10-08 17:42

 For the pies

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Fri, 2015-10-09 06:43

 I'm pretty disappointed they got rid of Jacob Ballard, he has a huge upside. Maybe he wouldn't toe the line own there.

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gotta make room for a drugged out wreck

Fri, 2015-10-09 07:03

I though the pies got rid of a few prospects,guess we don't know all that goes on

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