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I'm bored, what games should I watch?

Ossie

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Still going through 2017, just watched the Qualifying Final followed by reading the Game Day thread here.

Wow, such a significant game, winning a final and straight into the Prelim. That game was when my daughter finally got to see the Tigers as contenders. I remember when Geelong drew level in the 3rd quarter and that was the point where I turned to my daughter and said: now we find out if we are contenders or whether this is a false dawn.

The game day thread was interesting, such tension followed by pure joy. Great stuff.

DS
Yes for sure DS. My wife and I have just finished re-watching the three 2017 finals games. The last 40 minutes of the Qualifying Final is just glorious to watch, an absolute demolition. If anyone wants to debate who is the better player out of Danger and Dusty, just get them to watch this 40 minutes of footy. Dusty sets up most of our scores with exquisite skill and Danger goes at 31% by foot overall and has around six turnovers in quick succession. To finally get the Geelong gorilla off our back was so satisfying. I honestly can' t pick which of those three finals was more enjoyable. All different, all magical, they all had such importance to our footy club.
 
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Tenacious

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Yes for sure DS. My wife and I have just finished re-watching the three 2017 finals games. The last 40 minutes of the Qualifying Final is just glorious to watch, an absolute demolition. If anyone wants to debate who is the better player out of Danger and Dusty, just get them to watch this 40 minutes of footy. Dusty sets up most of our scores with exquisite skill and Danger goes at 31% by foot overall and has around six turnovers in quick succession. To finally get the Geelong gorilla off our back was so satisfying. I honestly can' t pick which of those three finals was more enjoyable. All different, all magical, they all had such importance to our footy club.
And if corroborating evidence is required (I'm into true crime podcasts) you only need look at the final qtr of last years PF - when Diverfield gets only a few touches in total including a couple of handballs to teammates who were already under pressure and immediately crunched by our blokes.

He surely was an embarrassment to Geel supporters particularly when it followed his strutting after being gifted that free kick (for diving) and a charity 50m just before half time it was an totally p!ss-weak capitulation - but a joy to behold by the other 65,000 at the 'G!!!
 
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TygerTyger

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Club website showing Jeff H]ogg kicking 10 v. the Magpies on Mothers day 1991.
Probably the last time the club had a great full forward, full back, centre half back, and centre half forward, only problem was they were all the same bloke.
A favourite player during a dark time... played some monster as a forward and solid as in defence.
And his parting gift of Broderick, Butch Gale and Matthew Dundas was pretty good to!
 
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Tenacious

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A favourite player during a dark time... played some monster as a forward and solid as in defence.
And his parting gift of Broderick, Butch Gale and Matthew Dundas was pretty good to!
As Meatloaf sang - two out of three ain’t bad
 

Ossie

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Apr 15, 2012
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And if corroborating evidence is required (I'm into true crime podcasts) you only need look at the final qtr of last years PF - when Diverfield gets only a few touches in total including a couple of handballs to teammates who were already under pressure and immediately crunched by our blokes.

He surely was an embarrassment to Geel supporters particularly when it followed his strutting after being gifted that free kick (for diving) and a charity 50m just before half time it was an totally p!ss-weak capitulation - but a joy to behold by the other 65,000 at the 'G!!!
Very true Tenacious. Danger did play a cameo role in Dion's match sealing goal. He can be spotted at the top of the screen as Shai handballs to Dion. Lynchy then proceeds to sit him flat on his behind with a beautiful bump, getting to watch Dion's goal and the start of his off season from the MCG turf!
 
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craig

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Still going through 2017, just watched the Qualifying Final followed by reading the Game Day thread here.

Wow, such a significant game, winning a final and straight into the Prelim. That game was when my daughter finally got to see the Tigers as contenders. I remember when Geelong drew level in the 3rd quarter and that was the point where I turned to my daughter and said: now we find out if we are contenders or whether this is a false dawn.

The game day thread was interesting, such tension followed by pure joy. Great stuff.

DS
All and sundry expected to Tigers to bottle the Q/F and then fall in a heap as we had done in other finals.

This side was different however, elite class leaders hitting their prime, complemented by some real heart and soul determined gut breaking workers and role players all doing their bit with the leash off and a new found brotherhood and belief that had them enjoying footy again.

That was the night that everyone realised that this was not the same Richmond, and the night I had my first thought that maybe ....just maybe we could make it to that last Saturday.

It is also been the prototype that the opposition have tried to manufacture, but failed.

You cannot manufacture what comes organically with the same result.
 
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craig

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Very true Tenacious. Danger did play a cameo role in Dion's match sealing goal. He can be spotted at the top of the screen as Shai handballs to Dion. Lynchy then proceeds to sit him flat on his behind with a beautiful bump, getting to watch Dion's goal and the start of his off season from the MCG turf!

Yep no love lost between those two.

Well I'd actually go as far as to say that Tommy doesn't rate or like Diverfield too much, as he has a history of sitting Danger on his arse.

I think Danger might drop off a tad with his BS against the Tigers we've bashed him and beaten them badly enough now, and our bosses have bossed him enough for him to know it.

Then again Diver is also a campaigner and one that probably licks the mirror when looking at himself in it.
 
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Ossie

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Yep no love lost between those two.

Well I'd actually go as far as to say that Tommy doesn't rate or like Diverfield too much, as he has a history of sitting Danger on his arse.

I think Danger might drop off a tad with his BS against the Tigers we've bashed him and beaten them badly enough now, and our bosses have bossed him enough for him to know it.

Then again Diver is also a campaigner and one that probably licks the mirror when looking at himself in it.
Haha, that's very true Craig. This clip of the GC Lynchy and the Crow Diver confirms your thoughts!

 
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bigwow

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Lots of hightlights and snippets on the RFC website, that make interesting watching.
One thing I notice is just how tough MarK *smile* was, and what we missed by his injuries cutting his tenure short.
 

The Big Richo

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There's always lots of talk about rule changes being a bad thing for the game but I've seen snippets of two games in the past 24 hours that have been great examples of good changes.

The Brisbane Collingwood Grand Final in the wet was on last night and in the dying stages the Brisbane players were consistently taking 20 seconds plus off the clock when they marked the ball.

In the last 5 minutes of playing time I estimate there would have been over 2 minutes extra actual play under todays rules.

Just saw another Collingwood Carlton game where the margin was cut to a point with a goal kicked with a minute on the clock.

After play starts Nick Stevens completed two kicks along the line and out of bounds, both of which would be frees today so he would have gone to a contest.

The game is much stronger for those changes.