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Hardest loses

Brodders17

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Other than that, the North final hit me the hardest. Over that off-season I wasn't sure I had it in me to go again.
felt the same after the North final. losing to the Blooze in our first final in 20years i could forgive, as i was happy we made it, the port final while disappointing, was also on the cards after our finish to the season- if it wasnt that week it prob would have been the next.
2015 though we were in with a chance to win the flag i thought, our best was as good as the teams above us, - north beat a beat up swans the next week.
to lose to an ordinary team, with so many of out stars not playing well hurt.
that loss did test my commitment a bit.
 
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zippadeee

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Not even close to being similar, apart from the results..

Brown was kicking the ball and Whelan dived to try and smother and landed on his leg due to the tackler behind shifting Brown off the kick. Just a terribly unfortunate accident.

Thomas slid into Rohan's legs to win a disputed ground ball before Rohan could pick it up. Bloody dangerous and now rightfully illegal.
The ball was no near the smother.
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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Richo Dreamtime robbery - angriest I've ever been at a game
Port elimination final - most shell-shocked
Cocaine Karmichael - most embarrassed
Swans 2016 - couldn't watch the last bit
 

MD Jazz

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There were so many but I recall a game against sydney in about round 13 in 2017 when we dominated the first half and lost and after all the close losses before it I thought here we go again.
That was the game Shai showed he had it. He roved a pack spill and kicked a goal IIRC and kicked another early and you knew we had found another one. But we did lead by 30 odd points and lost and after those heartbreaking losses earlier it was a tough one to swallow.
 

Sintiger

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That was the game Shai showed he had it. He roved a pack spill and kicked a goal IIRC and kicked another early and you knew we had found another one. But we did lead by 30 odd points and lost and after those heartbreaking losses earlier it was a tough one to swallow.
yes, he was electric in the 1st quarter as I recall
 

MD Jazz

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Funny enough I didn't mind this one. I thought this game really showed the group how to play. They got very close and Geelong were panicking. We hadn't put genuine fear into them in years. I was really encouraged by that game. I thought that game put us on the track to 2017.
After the previous 3 years 2016 was meant to be different. We had shown we could play over those previous 3 years by regularity beating the likes of hawthorn Fremantle swans etc. this was the first time we were going to beat the cats in what seemed like forever, like a little brother finally getting on top in a wrestle over the older brother. We were 40 odd points up and they get us again. Deflating. Proved our mental fragility. The flogging by Sydney 2 rounds later was bitter. Can still remember KB being livid on SEN about such an indsipid performance.
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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Try this video and hit pause at 7.39. You will see Richo's hand right in the centre of the second 2 on his back.
Pause it a second earlier and the hand is nearly under the armpit. Michael continues to push back into Richo and turns as he realises he's under the ball.

It was a new rule which made it controversial. In the past Richo would've been deemed to be "holding his ground".
 
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DavidSSS

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That elimination final loss to Port was bloody hard but I remember watching the first quarter and Port were unbelievable, not sure who would have stopped them the way they were playing.

You knew we needed to go up a few notches to be competitive in September but geez they were amazing from memory (having never ever watched the game again!).

In a sense I accepted that as we just weren't at their level that game.

DS
 
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