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percyms

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Feb 24, 2008
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The whole media world wants Brissi to win so theyh can spread it all over the news. Remember last year prior to Granni - it was ALL about GWS. This is nothing but a continuation of that. Press will already have the headlines written hoping they can go to print
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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Jun 4, 2006
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don't blame anyone for hating us really

At least give us credit, then. None of this "gifted MCG finals", "only beat interstate teams", "all pressure no skill" rubbish. These things weren't raised about other great teams.

This year is different. I want us to imprint our greatness on their DNA.
 
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leon

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Apr 6, 2014
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At least give us credit, then. None of this "gifted MCG finals", "only beat interstate teams", "all pressure no skill" rubbish. These things weren't raised about other great teams.

This year is different. I want us to imprint our greatness on their DNA.
Totally agree.
 
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tigermike

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Apr 6, 2014
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Yobbo openly admitted last night that he hopes Brisbane wins. He said he tipped Richmond but wants Brisbane to win.

More proof that the AFL media really does not like us winning flags.
More likely just supporting the underdog, as Aussies like to do. I've thought the same way when Richmond were not in the finals eg. when the Demons reached the GF but I knew they weren't good enough to win. I don't think Robbo minds us being successful bc that means more Richmond articles & photos = more HS papers sold...confirmed by personal experience.
 

Ridley

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Jul 21, 2003
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Most non Richmond supporters probably want Brisbane to win. They’re the underdog.
Granted. But again, there was no media cheerleading for us when we were the underdog in 2017. All I recall was death riding a la "straight sets" Dal Santo.

And when we won it was all about how unfair it was that the Crows had to play us at our home ground in the grand final and if the game was at Adelaide Oval the Crows would have won.

Funny; I never heard anyone complaining about Hawthorn beating West Coast at the MCG in 2015. Especially when West Coast finished above them on the ladder and smashed them in the QF in Perth.
 
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CarnTheTiges

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Mar 8, 2004
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We did have a few cheering us on. Dal Santo is a dick, always has been. I think he spent too long at #lolnorf, and their irrational hatred of us rubbed off on him. True the MCG is an unfair advantage bs really ramped up after we won.
 
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Brooklyn Tiger

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Nov 23, 2008
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I think in 2017 in general we did have a lot of neutrals and media supporting us. It's the aussie way. Now we are too good so have to cut us down.
 
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Baloo

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Nov 8, 2005
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In 2017 we had half of Adelaide certainly cheering for us.

It was the opposite of today. Most pundits picked Adelaide but said it would be great for Richmond to win. Back then we only listened to the fact they picked Adelaide. 18,19 and now we're only listening to second bit where they would like the opposition to win.

We're the obvious favourites but a fair margin, it's only natural for the neutrals to hope for the under-dog to win. But they'll put their money on us.
 
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Jonesracing82

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Sep 30, 2011
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Granted. But again, there was no media cheerleading for us when we were the underdog in 2017. All I recall was death riding a la "straight sets" Dal Santo.

And when we won it was all about how unfair it was that the Crows had to play us at our home ground in the grand final and if the game was at Adelaide Oval the Crows would have won.

Funny; I never heard anyone complaining about Hawthorn beating West Coast at the MCG in 2015. Especially when West Coast finished above them on the ladder and smashed them in the QF in Perth.
Hawthorn beat all I/S teams in tier 3peat but i have never heard that claim used against them
 
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Jonesracing82

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We did have a few cheering us on. Dal Santo is a dick, always has been. I think he spent too long at #lolnorf, and their irrational hatred of us rubbed off on him. True the MCG is an unfair advantage bs really ramped up after we won.
It's a ridiculous claim, our draw never helped us for many yrs pre '17 & it's the same now as it was then (in a normal season)
 
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JR8

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Apr 23, 2003
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Hawthorn beat all I/S teams in tier 3peat but i have never heard that claim used against them

Exactly. When I get idiot friends mention this I always say something like:

"The Melbourne based clubs weren't even able to make it to the Grand Final what does it say about them?!". That normally shuts them up!
 
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Jonesracing82

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Exactly. When I get idiot friends mention this I always say something like:

"The Melbourne based clubs weren't even able to make it to the Grand Final what does it say about them?!". That normally shuts them up!
Exactly, if the MCG is such an advantage why were we a rabble for so long & why are Melbourne still a rabble, they get a similar draw to us yr on yr
 

Number8

Tiger Matchwinner
Oct 12, 2010
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Kudos to 360 last night. It was a Tiger love fest. Very enjoyable TV.

No Geelong sob stories from Whateley, to his eternal credit.

Robbo was generous to a fault.

Well played, 360.
 
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23.21.159

A Tiger in Denmark
Aug 9, 2003
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You can disregard one flag, even two if that second one was against a banged up, soulless, GWS.
But if you continue not to rate any team that wins three flags in four years, you start to look like an idiot.
 
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The_General

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May 4, 2004
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I wish I'd been able to see it then.

I gave up watching that show 18 months ago, and started enjoying the football again.
 
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Spirit of Jack

Only a Tiger premiership can make 2020 a good year
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Watching the last AFL 360 was a stunning experience. Like many others I'd given up on it, partly due to Robbo's incoherent monologues and partly due to the negativity toward the RFC.

The RFC story is undeniably a remarkable one, the culture of the club is the envy of any sporting organisation in the world, the strategy, system and performance is outstanding...however instead of focusing on these positives, every week this show (like most of the media) looked to amplify any tiny negative they could find.

It was disgraceful, irresponsible to the players involved and frankly unwatchable 'journalism'.

Then just like all that never happened, in this GF review show they became civilised intelligent people and called out the bleeding obvious - that the RFC is special and what we are all watching is special. It was balanced, authentic, refreshing, enjoyable and... exactly what the media should be doing.

Why can't these media flogs understand there is enough negativity in the world and that we simply refuse to watch when they decided that social media style trolling and hate mongering is the best format?

The positive tone and honesty of that final AFL 360 episode should be what they take forward...but I'm not hopeful.
 
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