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AFLW season

TigerMasochist

Walks softly carries a big stick.
Jul 13, 2003
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Aussie Rules is known as AFL up here. I didn't start it and pretty sure I cannot change them now. It is what it is.

I know bloody northern heathens
Nah. AFL H.Q. n the media have been pushing everything as AFL not Aussie rules ( even here in Vic. ) for bloody years. Bloody disgraceful how the corporates n manipulators twist n change things to suit their agendas. Same as all the tennis crap pumping up the Grand Slams. There was always four individual Slam tournaments. Aussies, Yanks, Poms n Frogs. To win a Grand Slam was to win all four of the Slam tournaments consecutively, either in the one year or in an overlapping year. There's only a handful of players who have actually achieved a Grand Slam in all the history of the tennis circuit. Now thanks to celebrity media heads n a few other irrelevant pocket pissers each of these four tournaments is somehow a Grand Slam.
 
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seven

Super Tiger
Apr 20, 2004
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Aussie Rules is known as AFL up here. I didn't start it and pretty sure I cannot change them now. It is what it is.

I know bloody northern heathens
Marketing from the AFL.
Seems to have worked well
 
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BrisTiger24

Chimp's Love of the Tiger
Oct 16, 2003
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Brisbane
I'm heading down to Metricon tomorrow to have a look-see. Interested to see if I get as invested supporting the tiges as I do for the blokes.

My kids are heading on the ground as part of the guard of honour for the girls as they run out. Great engagement by the club to organise this and get fans involved with the girls.
 
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TigerForce

Richmond has a better list.
Apr 26, 2004
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Uselessbourne's girls team is better to watch than those lazy overpaid blokes.
 
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Greenie

Tiger Cub
Mar 15, 2014
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Especially given the conditions, the skills and general team play were very good tonight. Even the doggies side was quite evenly skilled while being outplayed. The differences between the top and bottom 5 on both sides were less pronounced than last Friday.

It might take another 10 or 15 years like cricket but no doubt it will end up a quality comp. Different though.
 
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The Big Richo

Moderator
Aug 19, 2010
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The home of Dusty
Had to feel sorry for the Irish born player who tried to hand the footy to the umpire after a free kick, only to see him refuse to take it and pay a 50.
 
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TigerMasochist

Walks softly carries a big stick.
Jul 13, 2003
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One word: stupid. That's the umpire not the Footscray player.

DS
Rigid cast iron rule. Not exactly one the umpire could fudge with interpretation. Always an experienced male player or two who get it wrong during a season, so no surprise a Gaelic player would have no understanding of this rule early in.
 

Tigerfan

Roar Power
Apr 28, 2004
25,153
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Gold Coast (SE - QLD).
Nice conditions at Metricon
Feels breezy but a nice in between temp.
not too hot.
According to the kids flags blowing on the ground there’s a big northerly breeze.
(Blowing from north to south).
 

Tigerfan

Roar Power
Apr 28, 2004
25,153
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Gold Coast (SE - QLD).
Qtr time - Scores tied. 2.2 14 each
Intriguing game.
I’ll keep watching the comp if they keep this up. the sides seem even.
The tigers are unlucky they aren’t two goals in front at quarter time.
here’s why
Umpire gave both teams a 50 m and shot at goal
tigers muffed their chance.
suns nailed their opportunity.
 

ToraToraTora

Piccadilly anyone?
Mar 21, 2005
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Reasonable standard early, dropped off in Q2 a bit. Same as last week we have trouble getting into forwards hands close enough to score easily. Conti a gun. Bernardi has brains needs more outside ball. 2 rucks promising but will take time.
 
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Rfc4Ever

Tiger Legend
Oct 5, 2007
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it was mentioned on the night that the girls apparently were'nt executing the gameplan.

If our improvement in the VFL is any barometer I think the coaches are onto it and its just a wait and see thing as the season unfolds.

First game, first outing, things will get better.
Wouldn't surprise me if we go winless this year.