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AFL 17/18

Postby Thedogsbilic on Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:06 am

Aussie Rules season starts this morning with Carlton v Richmond at The MCG, Come on The Blues!!
Does anyone else enjoy watching Aussie Rules?
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Postby Slacking student on Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:34 am

We're a happy team at Hawthorn, we're the mighty fighting Hawks.

Got to be the Hawks for me after staying in the east of Melbourne for a year playing cricket. Also spend a few nights in Hawthorn due to a girl I used to date
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Postby psychoscoredthelot on Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:53 pm

Ariel ping pong
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Postby Hemel Iron on Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:12 pm

North Melbourne Kangaroos.
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Postby WHU_Del on Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:38 pm

Brisbane Lions over here. Hoping for some massive improvements after the last few seasons, especially with the overhaul of the coaching staff. Not sure the policy of youth is necessarily the way forward though.
I have to wait for it all to come on YouTube, 'cos the highlights package isn't on Eurosport any more.
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Postby Thedogsbilic on Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:43 pm

Decent game to start the season, plenty of goals but too many for Richmond for my liking..
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Postby pablo jaye on Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:36 pm

WHU_Del wrote:Brisbane Lions over here. Hoping for some massive improvements after the last few seasons, especially with the overhaul of the coaching staff. Not sure the policy of youth is necessarily the way forward though.
I have to wait for it all to come on YouTube, 'cos the highlights package isn't on Eurosport any more.


Saw them about 5 years ago when I was in Brisbane, playing a 'local derby' against Gold Coast Suns. the Lions wiped the floor with them and it was an exciting game to watch as a sport. The ball control and movement off the ball on a field the size of a cricket pitch is pretty impressive, and the height that players get to in some of the 'marks' are superb.

I first started following Hawthorn periodically in the 80s when highlights were shown on C4 - simply as there weren't enough brown and amber striped kits in sport.
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Postby SoulCircus on Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:27 am

Collingwood is the correct team to support. Happy to help.
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Postby WHU_Del on Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:25 am

Lions scrape home by two points against the Suns. Good start to the season.
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Re: AFL 17/18

Postby Thedogsbilic on Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:03 pm

Over 400,000 spectators viewed the first round of fixtures breaking the record, the 3 fixtures held at The MCG alone brought in over 217,000 alone, pretty impressive.
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Postby Thedogsbilic on Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:23 am

Great win over Essendon for Carlton in abysmal conditions :D

Sydney Swans and Hawthorn are both surprisingly set to be 3 losses from first 3 games.
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Postby SoulCircus on Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:05 pm

Thedogsbilic wrote:Sydney Swans and Hawthorn are both surprisingly set to be 3 losses from first 3 games.



Good, isn't it?
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Re: AFL 17/18

Postby Thedogsbilic on Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:04 pm

SoulCircus wrote:[quote


Good, isn't it?


For sure it is especially Hawthorn, good win for the Pies too!
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Postby Thedogsbilic on Sun May 14, 2017 6:54 am

China hosting an AFL game today between Gold Coast and Port Adelaide.
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Postby Thedogsbilic on Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:48 am

Great 1 point win over GWS for Carlton, a young team that could do well in the next few years.
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Postby SoulCircus on Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:41 am

Thedogsbilic wrote:Great 1 point win over GWS for Carlton, a young team that could do well in the next few years.


Pleased GWS got knocked over, even if it was by the Blues. The bias towards GWS by the umpires in that game was atrocious. Almost as if the AFL have an ulterior motive in wanting an expansion team to reach the GF...
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Re: AFL 17/18

Postby SoulCircus on Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:09 pm

Bit late to this but Richmond won the Grand Final for the first time since 1980, beating the Crows. Richmond fans are known for being generally insufferable so in this instance I was glad I'm not living round the corner from there anymore. The Tigers fans I do know who are bearable are made up though.
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Re: AFL 17/18

Postby Thedogsbilic on Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:06 pm

SoulCircus wrote:Bit late to this but Richmond won the Grand Final for the first time since 1980, beating the Crows. Richmond fans are known for being generally insufferable so in this instance I was glad I'm not living round the corner from there anymore. The Tigers fans I do know who are bearable are made up though.


Have to say Dusty Martin was outstanding this year although I thought the Crows would win the Grand Final.
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Postby SoulCircus on Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:25 pm

Thedogsbilic wrote:Have to say Dusty Martin was outstanding this year although I thought the Crows would win the Grand Final.


So did I, was sure their forward line will be too strong. Richmond will only be a one-season wonder though, much like the Bulldogs last year.
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