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Grand Final 2020 Thread Richmond Vs Geelong

eZyT

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If anyone has remnant superstitions,

or fears extreme public displays of confidence,

(an emotional position ive adopted in the past, understand deeply and dont judge in others)

I think you should block me this week, or forever, if you havnt already.
 
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ToraToraTora

Two outta three ain't bad.
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If there's any silver lining to being unable to collect my guaranteed GF ticket this year, it's that other members who would never have got the opportunity do now.

Fingers crossed the boys give you what they gave me last year.
thats it Coburg I just feel so lucky right now. Last GF I went to 1980!!!!!
 
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eZyT

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It feels like a version of a wet season has arrived up here this arvo.

So after contemplating the south sky from my hammock, i checked the BOM.

Afternoon thunderstorms forecast for brisbane fri sat sun.

Predicting these tropical arvo storms is notoriously fickle. They can not develop, or if they do they can be very local.

You can be driving along in a ute and the dog in the back is soaked to the skin, but you havnt turned your windscreen wipers on.

The upshot is, theres a decent chance, as there was always going to be with a subtropical evening grand final, of a torrent.
 
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DeathNinthandTaxes

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It feels like a version of a wet season has arrived up here this arvo.

So after contemplating the south sky from my hammock, i checked the BOM.

Afternoon thunderstorms forecast for brisbane fri sat sun.

Predicting these tropical arvo storms is notoriously fickle. They can not develop, or if they do they can be very local.

You can be driving along in a ute and the dog in the back is soaked to the skin, but you havnt turned your windscreen wipers on.

The upshot is, theres a decent chance, as there was always going to be with a subtropical evening grand final, of a torrent.
Bring on the torrent!
 
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theglove3

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Jun 3, 2003
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So are they having a parade?
(Guess it's been cancelled now that the motorbike drove off the cliff! :)))
And if they are we will need to sleep at a home away from home, away from home, away from home?
GC is approx 80 klms from Gabba.
Can't see them travelling from GC to Gabba back to GC on Friday night then back again next morning.
Suppose it's a night match so the later start helps.
Do we know what the itinerary is?
 

CarnTheTiges

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Mar 8, 2004
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So are they having a parade?
(Guess it's been cancelled now that the motorbike drove off the cliff! :)))
And if they are we will need to sleep at a home away from home, away from home, away from home?
GC is approx 80 klms from Gabba.
Can't see them travelling from GC to Gabba back to GC on Friday night then back again next morning.
Suppose it's a night match so the later start helps.
Do we know what the itinerary is?
I don’t think they’re doing a parade. Dimma joked on Friday night that we’d do a motorcade around our hub.
 

Birdman19

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I just watched the whole Bris vs Geelong Prelim. Brissie pressure down compared to when they played us. Ablett left to do as he pleased. Rich playing way too far off Ablett at the centre bounces. I still think that if we keep chasing and tackling they will turn over the rushed kicks.
 

OldTiger1967

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A concern.....

Comparing the 2 Prelims - 1 was brutal body on body get hard ball stuff in the wet - the other was low pressure outside ball running almost bruise free.

If we take a line through last years Prelims - GWS had the slog in the wet and were spent come the GF. Whereas we were on the rise from a 2nd half blitz in the Prelim and had run in our legs for the GF.

This year- did we spend all our energy against Port in the wet and will Geelong be full of run from a 2nd half blitz of Brisbane?

Flamin' hope not.

Conversely hope our hard run has us primed to go the distance in a GF against a final experienced team who have had a soft run the last two games.......
 

CarnTheTiges

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A concern.....

Comparing the 2 Prelims - 1 was brutal body on body get hard ball stuff in the wet - the other was low pressure outside ball running almost bruise free.

If we take a line through last years Prelims - GWS had the slog in the wet and were spent come the GF. Whereas we were on the rise from a 2nd half blitz in the Prelim and had run in our legs for the GF.

This year- did we spend all our energy against Port in the wet and will Geelong be full of run from a 2nd half blitz of Brisbane?

Flamin' hope not.

Conversely hope our hard run has us primed to go the distance in a GF against a final experienced team who have had a soft run the last two games.......
That game against Geelong last year wasn’t easy, though. Graham couldn’t even take his spot in the GF, and Broad had to pass a concussion test. GWS had themselves to blame. Davis didn’t prove his fitness until 90 minutes before the game, and even then he wasn’t right. Whitfield shouldn’t have played and Greene didn’t even play in the prelim, so what was his excuse? We were too *smile* good is what happened, and I suspect next week may be the same story.
 
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Baloo

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I reckon our Prelim has set us up well. It was tough, but we gained control. We changed our tactics at half time and it worked a treat. Scoreboard says it was close but scoring shots in the 2nd half says we should have won by more.

Cats have had two easy wins where they weren't tested, weren't required to change or try different thing's to counter the opposition.

I would have preferred the Cats have a tough Prelim to tire out the Zimmermanframers, but happy enough with our prep.
 
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seven

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That game against Geelong last year wasn’t easy, though. Graham couldn’t even take his spot in the GF, and Broad had to pass a concussion test. GWS had themselves to blame. Davis didn’t prove his fitness until 90 minutes before the game, and even then he wasn’t right. Whitfield shouldn’t have played and Greene didn’t even play in the prelim, so what was his excuse? We were too *smile* good is what happened, and I suspect next week may be the same story.
Yep, plus Mumford for cooked by grand final day, GWS had a couple of injuries and they had some luck getting to the last game. Also we had a extra week off which is why i didn't want Brisbane to win, they may of had to much run in the second half for us to contain, especially after playing port in the wet.

If there is ever a chance to go back 2 back, this is it.
Over confident, cocky Geelong are betting on a fairytale finish.
*smile* fairytales! That for little kids who sleep with the light on before they go to bed.
Pressure and aggression will steam roll these fakers.
Let the media talk to them up all week, hope they read ever article, drink the bath water and talk like they've got the game won before the first bounce.
This may go down as one of the best grand final wins this club has ever had!
 
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Birdman19

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A concern.....

Comparing the 2 Prelims - 1 was brutal body on body get hard ball stuff in the wet - the other was low pressure outside ball running almost bruise free.

If we take a line through last years Prelims - GWS had the slog in the wet and were spent come the GF. Whereas we were on the rise from a 2nd half blitz in the Prelim and had run in our legs for the GF.

This year- did we spend all our energy against Port in the wet and will Geelong be full of run from a 2nd half blitz of Brisbane?

Flamin' hope not.

Conversely hope our hard run has us primed to go the distance in a GF against a final experienced team who have had a soft run the last two games.......
We do get a day extra rest .
 

DavidSSS

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Dec 11, 2017
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A concern.....

Comparing the 2 Prelims - 1 was brutal body on body get hard ball stuff in the wet - the other was low pressure outside ball running almost bruise free.

If we take a line through last years Prelims - GWS had the slog in the wet and were spent come the GF. Whereas we were on the rise from a 2nd half blitz in the Prelim and had run in our legs for the GF.

This year- did we spend all our energy against Port in the wet and will Geelong be full of run from a 2nd half blitz of Brisbane?

Flamin' hope not.

Conversely hope our hard run has us primed to go the distance in a GF against a final experienced team who have had a soft run the last two games.......

I understand the concern but I thought we ran out the PF pretty well. Geelong may have had 2 games which were too easy and hopefully will not handle the pressure of our game so well.

I think we go in battle hardened, but there is always the possibility we go in battle weary.

If any team can make sure it is battle hardened it is this Richmond team.

Bring it on and Go Tiges.

DS
 
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Geelong would be the first team to win a Grand Final under the current system from fourth position.
Only Collingwood (2002) and Sydney (2006) have even made it from there.
 
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Birdman19

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Last time we kicked 7.15 they kicked 4.7. Soldo went down before the half and Lynchy limped off in the third with a hammy. We got smashed in the stoppages 22- 14, Centre clearances 10-2. We still won by 26pts. Clean up the contested, win the centre clearances and keep the pressure on them , I think we can win this.
 
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