AFL Season 2017

 
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
The AFL season kicks off tonight with the traditional game between Richmond and Carlton.

Richmond will be hoping for a win but I am betting Carlton over Richmond.

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  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: Standing at the limit of an endless ocean
^ How many $ did you lose? lol

It seems like the AFL got it right with the Round 1 fixture, with an total of almost 218,000 spectators attending the three games at the MCG.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Ross Lyon will be feeling the heat after tonight's poor performance by the Dockers.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Ross Lyon should have had the blowtorch applied years ago. Why Fremantle ever hired him is beyond me. He has coached teams to four Grand Finals, in which his sides have kicked a grand total of 34 goals, solely because of his closed, defensive mindset. Teams do not win Grand Finals by averaging eight and a half goals a game.
This morning on ABC radio, he was lamenting that he had failed to put in place a plan to counter one of Geelong's known team plays, and moaned that it was his fault. If a coach knows what the opposition does ( and he did know) and fails to plan counter measures, he needs to be shown the door, and presented with a copy of the West Australian, open at the Situations Vacant page.
To compound the stupidity, Freo re-signed him for five more years. Fremantle needs Lyon like a reindeer needs a hat rack.
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: Standing at the limit of an endless ocean
Round 2 - Buddy Franklin magic to no avail! Bulldogs pre-2016 would have folded under similar circumstances but any hint of premiership hangover can be put to rest now. I'm certainly not suggesting that they will win the flag again, but they seem equally determined despite losing key personnel.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Carlton put up a reasonable effort against Melbourne who look like a much changed and quality side.  I can see improvements in the Carlton side but we are still a long way from being competitive week in week out.
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
Collingwood are they a chance tonight or are people on the swans?
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
It's Buddy's 250th AFL Game tonight, so here's hoping he can have a big one - GO SWANNIES Very Happy
Kind Regards
  NSWGR8022 Chief Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Could be the match of the round?

Anyone want to put money on Essendon two from two beating Carrrrrrrrlton with peptides Sunday?
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Hope my Power can get the job done tonight, so sick of losing to the camries!!!
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Hope my Power can get the job done…
greasyrhys
You misspelled Posers there.

Your guys won't get the job done against Adelaide until they learn to go in hard - like the Port fans will no doubt be doing on the streets tonight after a fourth consecutive Showdown loss.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Go Tigers
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
I already know the resulting score; Victory goes to the local publicans and meat pie sellers Laughing
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Is it over yet...........................QuestionQuestion
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Is it over yet...........................QuestionQuestion
YM-Mundrabilla
If your not interested, why even open up the thread?




Should be a ripping game today, hard to split the two on form, and as a neutral, and with the stories going around about both sides, its hard to split them from a sentimental point of view. That said for some unknown reason I find myself slightly leaning towards Adelaide, by a couple of goals, but I don't really know.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Is it over yet...........................QuestionQuestion
If your not interested, why even open up the thread?




Should be a ripping game today, hard to split the two on form, and as a neutral, and with the stories going around about both sides, its hard to split them from a sentimental point of view. That said for some unknown reason I find myself slightly leaning towards Adelaide, by a couple of goals, but I don't really know.
Gman_86
Just utterly fed up with the media crap surrounding the grand final.
  MetroFemme Assistant Commissioner

''Twas a terrific game and well done to Richmond.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
''Twas a terrific game and well done to Richmond.
MetroFemme
As a Crows supporter I can say well done to Richmond however it was definitely not a terrific came, possibly our worst performance of the year, the second and third terms in particular we had no structure at all and it was just kick and hope out of defense for around an hour.

The Tiges brought their A game, we unfortunately did not.

BG
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I agree that it was not a terrific game. When a Grand Final is effectively over half way through the third quarter, it is not a great game. Richmond bottled Adelaide up whilst scoring themselves, and thoroughly deserved the premiership.
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Well done Richmond. I love seeing the underdogs win.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I have to say that I can never understand the tactics of a team in Adelaide's position in this game. They started the last quarter needing to kick 6 goals to nil in order to win. What did they do? They short-passed in the back half and messed with the ball which hadn't got them very far to that point in the game.
It called for long kicks straight down the middle at every opportunity. To win, they had to re-think and try something radical. In a grand final it doesn't matter whether you lose by one point or 20 goals, but at least have a go.
  HardWorkingMan Chief Commissioner

Location: Echuca
Flood warning for the Western Highway from Melbourne to the border. There are uncontrollable streams of tears from Crows Supporters heading home!
  DJPeters Deputy Commissioner

Stone the Crows. No need they did that themselves! Laughing
  woodford Chief Commissioner

I have to say that I can never understand the tactics of a team in Adelaide's position in this game. They started the last quarter needing to kick 6 goals to nil in order to win. What did they do? They short-passed in the back half and messed with the ball which hadn't got them very far to that point in the game.
It called for long kicks straight down the middle at every opportunity. To win, they had to re-think and try something radical. In a grand final it doesn't matter whether you lose by one point or 20 goals, but at least have a go.
Valvegear
AFL teams put a GREAT deal of practice/training to play there particular way, Aussie rules is so fast the players reactions need to be instinctive, hence the great amount of practice required, changing the style of play at a moments notice is almost impossible and is likely to create a complete disaster.

Its always intriguing though when a team gets thrashed in a grand final, remember the 2007 final, that was effectively all over 5 minutes into the second quarter.

Any way, well done Richmond, I have always had a soft spot for them, since Pat Giunane (big guy, played forward for Richmond, late 50's early 1960's) was my teacher in the 4th and 6th grades, in primary school, god he could kick a football well.

woodford
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Well done Richmond. I love seeing the underdogs win.
Spletsie

Must have been wild times around the suburb of Richmond Saturday evening.

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