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zgod

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They play almost all of their gmbhgddtffy games against mostly minnows and interstate teams.
The win loss ratio is heavily skewed.
Long may it continue because they collectively empty their bowels on the big stage.
 
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Jonesracing82

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Exactly.We didn't have to plant any seed of doubt each time we play the cats when it matters.Chris Scott does it for us.
It's at the stage where all u need to do is mention to them before the opening bounce that it's a Final, certain players suddenly become allergic to the ball.
 
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Jonesracing82

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Thanks Tim. Same period.

90% could be the correct number or it could be a case of journalistic licence (rounding, laziness, favouritism). Or I'm out by 1.5%. :cool:

Either way it's a terrific record down at their dump of a bowling alley.
That might be true but there are a couple of factors worth pointing out, they don't play anyone decent down there & they lock out oppo fans
 
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Jonesracing82

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I agree Jonesy but it's not whingeing. I thought it was as well but when I mentioned Hardwick and Gale whingeing about playing to Marvel or rule changes I found out it is great leadership and standing up to the AFL and the players love it and feel empowered by it.
I reckon it is whingeing, it's an annual topic they like to bring up. Dimma was only saying our fans hate Marvel which is true. Cats need to accept the fact that their ground isn't fit for big games hence they will never host Finals unless it's against Freo/GWS/GC (AFL does state this every year) & get on with it.
 
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I reckon it is whingeing, it's an annual topic they like to bring up. Dimma was only saying our fans hate Marvel which is true. Cats need to accept the fact that their ground isn't fit for big games hence they will never host Finals unless it's against Freo/GWS/GC (AFL does state this every year) & get on with it.
From a crowd perspective they are also hurting their own supporters if they play finals at Kardinia Park. During the year they can get away with only having a couple of thousand opposition supporters at a game at most, but In finals there are rules that would mean they would be forced to let more in.
 
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Baloo

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AFL made a rod for it's own back when they let the cats play a final against Freo in Geelong, which I think they lost actually.

If the Cats stadium was a proper AFL shaped ground and if they allowed 50% of the crowd to be opposition and if they gave the profits for that match to the AFL, like all other finals are, then they might have some merit in whinging. But as they are now all Scot's finals time whinging does is make the rest of the AFL ecosystem turn against them.

Long may it continue.
 
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Jonesracing82

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From a crowd perspective they are also hurting their own supporters if they play finals at Kardinia Park. During the year they can get away with only having a couple of thousand opposition supporters at a game at most, but In finals there are rules that would mean they would be forced to let more in.
What ppl tend to overlook incl Cats fans is that for H&A games the home Clubs gets majority allocation & in these times have been able to chose the allocation the oppo fans get, for Finals the AFL controls all of that. So for all the Cats fans whingeing about the ground they are much less chance of getting in to the game if it's not at the 'G.
 
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Jonesracing82

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And they recruit players like Rohan who seems to develop an allergy to the ball in finals.
I simply don't get why they got him, he was a known quantity well before they got him & i can't understand why they kept him. I guess he fits their "goes missing in September" culture so there is that.
 

Jonesracing82

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FWIW on Cats & home games, i know someone that works closely with our Club (but not at the Club) who went out of their way to e-mail the equivalent person at the Cats about allocating more tix for opposition fans as a way of helping their cause to get big Clubs/games down there, they laughed at the suggestion so they get what they deserve.
 
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Carter

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I’m sick of their whinging about quarter lengths.

So obviously calculated to suit their own personnel.

You can set your watch that they’ll get Whately to set the agenda round mid Feb.
 
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craig

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I’m sick of their whinging about quarter lengths.

So obviously calculated to suit their own personnel.

You can set your watch that they’ll get Whately to set the agenda round mid Feb.
Yep wasnt a problem when they won 3 flags
 

craig

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Duncan their best running midfielder along with Guthrie with pretty much nothing coming behind them and both 30 odd.
 
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