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Title: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Tuart on February 23, 2012, 00:43
Might as well have a thread for this.  ;D

My predictions:

Top 4 (those in with a chance for the premiership):
Collingwood
Hawthorn
Geelong
Carlton

Finals Football Contenders:
West Coast
Sydney
Essendon
Richmond
North Melbourne
Fremantle
St.Kilda

Year of 'Consolidation':
Adelaide
Brisbane
Footscray
Melbourne
Pt.Adelaide

Year of Misery (Cellar dwellars):
Gold Coast
Generally Worse Sydney
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on February 23, 2012, 00:58
cannot wait to how the season starts, but still all about Geelong and Collingwood for me

interested to see how West Coast go this year

think this year will be similar to last for the Swans. Close to the top at times, mediocre at times.

and hoping this is the year that North Melbourne crash and burn. for personal reasons love to see them lose.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Tuart on February 23, 2012, 00:59
Onto my own team's (Hawthorn) chances.

I think we now have to be considered second favourite to Collingwood. Last year we only lost to 2 teams: the eventual Grand Finalists and we were out of the GF by one kick (+dodgey umpiring decision and Shoenmakers).

ChampionData says we have the best list and I can't disagree, we have unbelievable depth at the moment, our only weak point is in the Rucks with Bailey our only designated ruckman with support from Hale/Roughead.

My Best 22:

B: Gilham,Sratton,Guerra
HB: Birchall,Gibson,Suckling
C: Lewis, Hodge, Shiels
HF: Roughead, Franklin, Burgoyne
F: Rioli, Hale, Gunston
R: Bailey, Mitchell, Sewell
Int: Osborne, Puopolo, Savage, Smith
Emg: Ellis, Breust, Murphy, Whitecross

Standby: Bruce, Young, Bateman, Shoenmakers, Cheney


Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Tuart on February 23, 2012, 01:00
cannot wait to how the season starts, but still all about Geelong and Collingwood for me

interested to see how West Coast go this year

think this year will be similar to last for the Swans. Close tot he top at times, mediocre at times.

and hoping this is the year that North Melbourne crash and burn. for personal reasons love to see them lose.

Oi! I like North. They have a good young side, lots of potential and class in their ranks. Not really a big club either so it'd be nice to see them have some success.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on February 23, 2012, 01:12
Oi! I like North. They have a good young side, lots of potential and class in their ranks. Not really a big club either so it'd be nice to see them have some success.

Just had a friend of a friend that was a complete ar5e and a north supporter. Looked like John Howard but with a less pleasant personality

Mistook outright abuse for humour and as a result fostered in me an extreme dislike for his team.

Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: timmy on February 23, 2012, 01:33
I predict geelong to fall behind a bit. 4th or 5th at season's end. I'm interested to see how Orren Stephenson goes.
While I like hawks, and other then west coast would like to see them win, I think carlton have just as good prospects for the season. They lack a few big guys in the forward line tho. J. Kennedy would have been a welcome man for them.

As for west coast, I'm not sure how we will go.

Collectively we should be stronger, I think like hawks a few years ago we overachieved last season. Was just a rapid rise.
We got a lot of good youngsters, and a few old heads. I think we'll be somewhere between 5-8.

Glass ageing, he will be missed when he reties. But we have a decent backline. Hurn, butler, schofield, Mackenzie, waters... Sheppard is improving a lot also, decent runner also.
Selwoods are good players. Scoot especially has devolped into a great player.
The midfield looks decent, maybe a little inexperienced still. Kerr and Embley also getting to the latter parts of thier career. I really rate sheuy, and he has more or less said he'd like to spend his entire career at west coast. Gaf is pretty promising also. Priddis is very consistant. Masten, swift and stevens all decent up and coming players also, should be in the mix. And Rosa was having a great season till he got injured last year.
Rucks should be fine this year, cox is cox. And natinui is a freak, who knows how good he can become. But cox is pretty old, he may have a couple years yet, hopefully we can get Lycett involved a little in the next couple years, I think he has some promise.
As for the forwards, we will miss lecras, but gives some of the up and comers an oppurtunity; weedon, hams etc. Hopefully nicoski and Q stick can maintain thier 2011 form. J Kennedy seemspretty solid, J Darling had a really great debut year, I only see improvement. Maybe Hill can break into the team also.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 23, 2012, 13:16
Why do you have oval pitch god damn, first time I saw it I was thinking that something is wrong with lcd screen ::)
This is kinda acward!
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: bicing on February 23, 2012, 13:36
Hawthorn
Collingwood
Carlton
Geelong
Fremantle
Sydney
West Coast
St Kilda
-
Essendon
Bulldogs
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: just some guy on February 23, 2012, 13:47
Why do you have oval pitch god damn, first time I saw it I was thinking that something is wrong with lcd screen ::)
This is kinda acward!

because the game was invented to keep Cricketers fit in the winter and they started playing on the cricket grounds which are oval

as for why they are oval ask Ram I have no idea
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: bicing on February 23, 2012, 14:22
because the game was invented to keep Cricketers fit in the winter and they started playing on the cricket grounds which are oval

as for why they are oval ask Ram I have no idea

It was decided to make it oval to mimic the Earth's orbit of the Sun.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Gravel Rash on February 23, 2012, 14:27
Carlton this year for me , Hopefully the Swans can make the eight and win at least one final again and I predict GWS will win 2 games, one against Port or the Crows and one against GC
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 23, 2012, 18:06
because the game was invented to keep Cricketers fit in the winter and they started playing on the cricket grounds which are oval

as for why they are oval ask Ram I have no idea
So it is kinda cyclocross for Cricketers, thanks!
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Martin318is on February 23, 2012, 23:04
While I technically have always been a Collingwood supporter - one of the things I love most about cycling is that it ISN'T football.  Cannot stand what happens to Australian tv from around now till end of September...   In reality, I dont mind the game but I hate what it does to a lot of people.  Turns them into muppets.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: AG on February 23, 2012, 23:29
Carlton for me.

I like football, and will watch ..... if there is no cycling on  ;D
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Tuart on February 24, 2012, 01:32
Why isn't this sport a global phenomenon?

Yeah, now that is a real problem. Rest of the world needs to catch up. :D
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: AG on February 24, 2012, 01:36
Why isn't this sport a global phenomenon?

what are you talking about?

we are the centre of the world you know  ;)
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Gravel Rash on February 24, 2012, 01:40
So does anyone actually like the NAB cup format?  I personally cant stand it.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Arb on February 24, 2012, 01:47
So does anyone actually like the NAB cup format?  I personally cant stand it.

I can't stand an organised pre-season competition regardless of the format. I'm usually pretty good ignoring all football until Round 1, but I seem to be getting caught out a little bit at the moment.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Gravel Rash on February 24, 2012, 01:53
I can't stand an organised pre-season competition regardless of the format. I'm usually pretty good ignoring all football until Round 1, but I seem to be getting caught out a little bit at the moment.

I agree with you but I will still normally watch it anyway, some of these rules they are experimenting with nowadays though is making it painfully difficult to watch
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on February 24, 2012, 02:14
I can't stand an organised pre-season competition regardless of the format. I'm usually pretty good ignoring all football until Round 1, but I seem to be getting caught out a little bit at the moment.

Same usually ignore it but found myself at home last weekend with nothing on so watched the Collingwood, Bulldogs, GWS triple header.
Games just seemed to lack intensity.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on February 24, 2012, 02:15
Why isn't this sport a global phenomenon?

Have no idea. it is a fantastic sport. I got into very soon after arriving in Aus and reckon it is my second favourite sport now
Also helps that my son loves it and has been playing for 3 years now, so we can go to games together.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: timmy on February 24, 2012, 02:39
Footy is a good sport, love they physical nature and hard hits.

So does anyone actually like the NAB cup format?  I personally cant stand it.

meh, other then west coast I cannot get interested in these matches.

look forward to round 1.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Gravel Rash on February 24, 2012, 02:45
Footy is a good sport, love they physical nature and hard hits.

meh, other then west coast I cannot get interested in these matches.

look forward to round 1.

Do you think they can cover the loss of Lecras and continue the form of last year.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: timmy on February 24, 2012, 02:54
start of the year we were going ok without him (last year I mean). But forsure a big loss.
Apparently he was going to see a lot more of the midfield this year, so there is that.
I think were ok in the mid; sheuy, priddis, gaf, kerr, stevens, selwoods etc.

Up front we stil got a couple good talls, and I suppose it allows some of the younger guys like weedon a chance to prove themselves. Maybe hill can do better at the eagles also.

Hopefully it goes ok, I don't think we will replicate top 4 tho. In the 8 i suspect. We over achieved last year imo.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Tuart on February 24, 2012, 13:31
Timmy, all of them won tonight :D

Sydney def St.Kilda
Geelong def Sydney
St.Kilda def Geelong
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Gravel Rash on February 25, 2012, 03:08
Timmy, all of them won tonight :D

Sydney def St.Kilda
Geelong def Sydney
St.Kilda def Geelong

The Swans looked great against the Saints , Sam Reid is going to be a superstar in a couple of years
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Tuart on February 25, 2012, 03:13
Yeah I really like the look of Reid, had him earmarked as a bolter for this year since the end of last year. His marking is amazing, just needs to learn how to kick straight...
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on February 25, 2012, 04:31
Just spent 2 hours with my son being taught AFL skills by swans players

One thing i have to say is AFL is very accessible. cannot imaging premiership players going to local schools to promote their sport. although maybe because they do not need to
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Auscyclefan on February 25, 2012, 11:01
Tough luck for Andrew Krakouer who after just coming back to the club has done his ACL. :(

Magpies having a tough run with injuries already.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Martin318is on March 06, 2012, 22:25
What the hell was going on with Essendon on the weekend?  Ridiculous situation and even more ridiculous excuses afterwards
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Tuart on March 07, 2012, 07:11
Rather amused by it all personally. Still gives the AFL boffins something to discuss to death for a few days. :D
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on March 24, 2012, 09:39
Swannies just about winning the first half of their opening game against the giants

no winning for the swans really, if they win it is a new team and if their lose, good god.

was a bit tight for most of that second quarter but i guess the thing you can rely on with a young team is they will be unreliable. very hard for them to maintain a good level for 4 quarters
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on March 24, 2012, 10:04
Swans running away with it now. completely one way in the 3rd quarter.
Swans looking a good team but tells us nothing playing against a team like this.

Hoping Jetta and Rohan continue to improve
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on March 24, 2012, 10:56
Cheer Cheer the red and the white..

Rubbish game in the end. 2nd Quarter was ok but then fizz went out of it in second half and lost interest. good to hear the song though and a wins a win.

looking at the schedule plenty of afternoon games at SCG this year so will be taking the boy to a few games this season
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Auscyclefan on March 25, 2012, 02:20
GWS lost by a smaller margin than the ALP did in Queensland! ;D
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: AG on March 25, 2012, 02:55
GWS lost by a smaller margin than the ALP did in Queensland! ;D

 ;D   actually that defeat will be pretty hard to match.   
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Auscyclefan on March 30, 2012, 12:33
Colingwood have done well considering the team we had in although our kicking accuracy cost us dearly.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: just some guy on March 30, 2012, 12:38
Colingwood have done well considering the team we had in although our kicking accuracy cost us dearly.

a loss is  a loss though - which is nice  :win
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Auscyclefan on March 30, 2012, 12:45
a loss is  a loss though - which is nice  :win

Take a long walk on a short bridge, please!  >:(
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on March 30, 2012, 12:49
Couple of people were talking up Hawthorn before the start of the season (isn't tuarts a Hawks)

did not see the game so cannot tell if this was crap collingwood or the start of some great stuff form the hawks

Hopefully the tigers losing yesterday is not a bad sign. First match of the season (and in fact first match in the juniors) for the boy tomorrow.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Auscyclefan on March 30, 2012, 12:58
Couple of people were talking up Hawthorn before the start of the season (isn't tuarts a Hawks)

did not see the game so cannot tell if this was crap collingwood or the start of some great stuff form the hawks

Hopefully the tigers losing yesterday is not a bad sign. First match of the season (and in fact first match in the juniors) for the boy tomorrow.

The tigers supporters will already be ripping up their memberships. They are the biggest banwagon supporters in the league!

Good luck to your son. :)

I am posting about the match now before I have to face tuarts but I can keep reminding him about the Preliminary final last year.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: AG on March 30, 2012, 13:04
Hawthorn did play really well

and along my policy of Anyone But Collingwood - I call this game a happy result    ;D
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: bicing on March 30, 2012, 13:06
The tigers supporters will already be ripping up their memberships. They are the biggest banwagon supporters in the league!

Good luck to your son. :)

I am posting about the match now before I have to face tuarts but I can keep reminding him about the Preliminary final last year.
What good is winning a preliminary final if you can't finish it off?
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: AG on March 31, 2012, 07:46
I am a bit sad for Melbourne that they couldnt win today.

Would have been nice to win for Jim  :(
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on March 31, 2012, 08:42
Well the baby tigers did what their AFL brothers could not and won today int he under 9's

Terrible game for Gold Coast. am pretty sure at the start of the season they would have looked at this as a game they could win and completely outclassed. Still looks a bit like men v boys, Gold coast seem to really struggle with a lack of body strength.

three great goals in third quarter from adelaide. at least two from over 60 metres
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Auscyclefan on March 31, 2012, 10:42
I am a bit sad for Melbourne that they couldnt win today.

Would have been nice to win for Jim  :(
They were pretty average today. Very dissapointing actually.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: AG on March 31, 2012, 12:45
wow

Freo over Geelong    :o

Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Dr. Horrible the Mad Elephant Man on March 31, 2012, 12:49
I used to like AFL, now I don't, prefer goods sports like cycling and proper football
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Tuart on March 31, 2012, 16:38
(http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2009/05/29/GALL_BUDDY_SS18_gallery__470x281.jpg)

Onya Buddy!!!

That performance would have knocked a few toothless grins of some faces! :D

 Poor Maggies, best midfield in the comp and all they'll have to show for it is a replayed GF win if they're not careful. Buckley could always turn out like Voss too.

Anyway, we couldn't beat 2 teams last year, already beaten one and now onto the next team next week. If we win that too, the Hawks are set in '12...barring numerous injures. :P

2 good games tonight - was willing Hmac to kick that ( :( ) and Freo just got over the line against Geelong.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Auscyclefan on April 02, 2012, 12:12
(http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2009/05/29/GALL_BUDDY_SS18_gallery__470x281.jpg)

Onya Buddy!!!

That performance would have knocked a few toothless grins of some faces! :D

 Poor Maggies, best midfield in the comp and all they'll have to show for it is a replayed GF win if they're not careful. Buckley could always turn out like Voss too.

Anyway, we couldn't beat 2 teams last year, already beaten one and now onto the next team next week. If we win that too, the Hawks are set in '12...barring numerous injures. :P

2 good games tonight - was willing Hmac to kick that ( :( ) and Freo just got over the line against Geelong.
:fp
Firstly, it is 1 game so writing them off like you have in the 3rd sentence is sensationalist. Secondly, our midfield got it into the forward 50 a lot, it was just that we squandered a lot of opportunities. The game was a LOT closer than the actual margin.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Tuart on April 02, 2012, 14:57
Lol, calling me sensationalist then saying the game was close. Nice try, go look for an arguement elsewhere. :D
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Gravel Rash on April 05, 2012, 00:38
It's the Hawks and Collingwood fella's , No one even cares  ;D.

I am looking forward to Sydney and Freo this weekend , Should be a cracker
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on April 05, 2012, 00:42
It's the Hawks and Collingwood fella's , No one even cares  ;D.

I am looking forward to Sydney and Freo this weekend , Should be a cracker

Me too, which reminds me promised to take the little man to the game

Swans have been really good with home games this year, last year was lots of 7pm matches which are too late to take the kid and if i cannot take the kid i cannot go. this year lots of 2pm and 5pm starts
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Gravel Rash on April 05, 2012, 11:54
Me too, which reminds me promised to take the little man to the game

Swans have been really good with home games this year, last year was lots of 7pm matches which are too late to take the kid and if i cannot take the kid i cannot go. this year lots of 2pm and 5pm starts

I love day time footy, the quality is so much better but unfortunately ratings means lot's more night footy. I have to admit the AFL has more daytime footy than the NRL at least.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: AG on April 05, 2012, 11:54
anyone watching the Carlton v Bris game?

great game ... (coz Carlton is winning  ;D)
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on April 05, 2012, 11:56
anyone watching the Carlton v Bris game?

great game ... (coz Carlton is winning  ;D)

God no. cricket and track cycling on. did not even notice football.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Gravel Rash on April 05, 2012, 11:57
anyone watching the Carlton v Bris game?

great game ... (coz Carlton is winning  ;D)

I am sort of watching it ,the game is not doing much for me though. Carlton are just doing enough to win and Brisbane are struggling to stay within touching distance.That was a great mark by Betts though. It is going to be tough to beat that leap
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Gravel Rash on April 05, 2012, 11:59
God no. cricket and track cycling on. did not even notice football.

It's footy season, Cricket does not exist in footy season in my world  :D
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: AG on April 05, 2012, 12:01
It's footy season, Cricket does not exist in footy season in my world  :D

 :)

crickets not a real sport anyway .... but even less so in footy season   ;D
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on April 05, 2012, 12:05
:)

crickets not a real sport anyway .... but even less so in footy season   ;D

 :P

now i know it is on, had a quick look but bloody half time

I have the attention span of a 3 year old, will have forgotten about it by the time it restarts
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Gravel Rash on April 05, 2012, 12:06
:)

crickets not a real sport anyway .... but even less so in footy season   ;D

I can handle the cricket during the summer but as soon as footy season begins cricket is like my mother in law , gone till next summer (I am joking of course)
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on April 07, 2012, 06:59
Swans beating freemantle fairly easily so far. Completely failed to make it to the game as forgot it was saturday and made other plans (the boy has gone fishing)

great how at the start of the game the experts were claiming Sydney would suffer after having a week off and that would be too freemantle's advantage. by half time they are saying freemantle are tired after having two hard games

and also confused by the guy called Mzungu on Freemantle. thats swahili term for white man (i heard it plenty) just looked him up and apparently he is of Zimbabwean descent.

in the time i have been typing that Freemantle have kicked 3 in a row including one for the stupid interchange foul. Swans still winning by 4 goals

Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: AG on April 07, 2012, 07:08
Freo coming back now though
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on April 07, 2012, 07:12
Freo coming back now though

have stopped watching for the moment. because i wanted to watch cricket. nothing to do with swans playing like idiots and making me angry
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: AG on April 07, 2012, 07:21
 ;D

Sydney back out to 4 goal lead now ... so is safe to watch again
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on April 07, 2012, 07:24
;D

Sydney back out to 4 goal lead now ... so is safe to watch again

Just switched back to see McGlynn's goal make it 5 goal lead. switching back had nothing to do with Englands ability to take the last wicket in the cricket and making me angry
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: AG on April 07, 2012, 07:28
Just switched back to see McGlynn's goal make it 5 goal lead. switching back had nothing to do with Englands ability to take the last wicket in the cricket and making me angry
have stopped watching for the moment. because i wanted to watch cricket. nothing to do with swans playing like idiots and making me angry

not really that happy today Dave? 
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on April 07, 2012, 07:33
not really that happy today Dave?

over tired and my legs hurt. My teams should appreciate that and sort themselves out
no doubt the saints will lose the home derby tonight to spite me
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: AG on April 07, 2012, 07:38
 :)  they should be able to win just for you.

I would send you chocky ... but I need it, so I wont  ;D 

But seriously - you need to take it easier.  Overdoing it isnt going to get you to those goals, only going to cause you injuries. 
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on April 07, 2012, 07:41
:)  they should be able to win just for you.

I would send you chocky ... but I need it, so I wont  ;D 

But seriously - you need to take it easier.  Overdoing it isnt going to get you to those goals, only going to cause you injuries.

not been over doing it, only did 35 kms today just a bit sore. and had to go early as wife is working.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: AG on April 07, 2012, 07:46
thats ok then.   Long as you are taking care ...  :D
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on April 07, 2012, 07:50
thats ok then.   Long as you are taking care ...  :D

Important thing is Swans have held on. Missed some of the game as had to go out but got the idea that the swans dominated the first half then took their foot off the pedal in the second and when Dockers came at them they struggled to react.

2 wins in 2 games.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on April 07, 2012, 11:43
Crows beating bulldogs. thought the Crows were going to be rubbish this year.

and some full on Biff at the Tigers - Collingwood
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Auscyclefan on April 07, 2012, 13:34
Pretty ordinary game at the 'G tonight.

Jake King is a flipwit btw.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Tuart on April 08, 2012, 07:13
Swans beating freemantle fairly easily so far. Completely failed to make it to the game as forgot it was saturday and made other plans (the boy has gone fishing)

great how at the start of the game the experts were claiming Sydney would suffer after having a week off and that would be too freemantle's advantage. by half time they are saying freemantle are tired after having two hard games

and also confused by the guy called Mzungu on Freemantle. thats swahili term for white man (i heard it plenty) just looked him up and apparently he is of Zimbabwean descent.

in the time i have been typing that Freemantle have kicked 3 in a row including one for the stupid interchange foul. Swans still winning by 4 goals

Did not know that about Mzungu - thanks for the story! Looks to be a good kid with a bright future anyway. Sandi dominated yesterday with no Mummy for Sydney but the Swans were too good. Think Freo are still trying to learn "Ross Lyon".
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: bicing on April 09, 2012, 10:07
Never again. ;)

Round 1, 27 Mar 2009
Round 17, 25 Jul 2009   
Round 2, 5 Apr 2010   
Round 15, 10 Jul 2010   
Round 5, 26 Apr 2011   
Round 12, 11 Jun 2011   
Qualifying Final, 9 Sep 2011   
Round 2, 9 Apr 2012






Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: AG on April 15, 2012, 10:03
Wow - some pretty one sided games this weekend

Carlton over Collingwood (:daotec ) by 10 goals
Richmond over Melbourne by 10 goals
Fremantle over Brisbane by 5 goals (but seemed like more)
St Kilda over Bulldogs by 10 goals
WEst Coast over GWS by 13 goals
Hawthorn over Adelaide by 10 goals
North Melbourne and Geelong isnt over yet - but its not close (wtf is happening with Geelong?)

Gold Coast and Essendon was actually the closest game of the round
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: on3m@ndog on April 17, 2012, 05:44
Didn't know we had an Australian Rules Football thread, until now.  8)

Great game! Too bad we don't get many broadcasts over here east side of the Big Pond.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on April 17, 2012, 05:46
Wow - some pretty one sided games this weekend

Carlton over Collingwood (:daotec ) by 10 goals
Richmond over Melbourne by 10 goals
Fremantle over Brisbane by 5 goals (but seemed like more)
St Kilda over Bulldogs by 10 goals
WEst Coast over GWS by 13 goals
Hawthorn over Adelaide by 10 goals
North Melbourne and Geelong isnt over yet - but its not close (wtf is happening with Geelong?)

Gold Coast and Essendon was actually the closest game of the round

nice win for the tigers. no mention of the Swans. Beating Freemantle and now 3 for 3
North Melbourne next week i think, Goodes for the all time games record if he is not banned. I really do not like the Kangaroos
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Tuart on April 17, 2012, 09:20
Fully expected Swans and North to do well this year. Swans are the masters of recycling players. North game was a bit of an upset but they effectively had a two week break and the Cats were coming of a very physical match against the Hawks.

Collingwood not in the 8. ;D
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on April 17, 2012, 09:39
Goodes breaking the games record will have to wait one more week, as he has been banned for this week. Shame would have been nice to do it at home
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Tuart on April 18, 2012, 12:02
This made me laugh:

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Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: DinZ on April 29, 2012, 09:14
Great win for the swans today. 20 down at half time but out scored the hawks by 10 goals in the second half.

Looking better than I thought they would this year
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: AG on April 29, 2012, 09:42
Swans and Eagles only unbeaten teams now.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: timmy on April 29, 2012, 11:28
hawks very disappointing.

My eagles were pretty lucky in the end, but all in all it was a great win. Seemed like the umps were totally against us all match, and the early injuries didnt help.
Sheuy was very quiet, but man is kerr a star  O0
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: timmy on April 29, 2012, 11:29
Fully expected Swans and North to do well this year. Swans are the masters of recycling players. North game was a bit of an upset but they effectively had a two week break and the Cats were coming of a very physical match against the Hawks.

Collingwood not in the 8. ;D

they're above hawks  :P
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Auscyclefan on April 29, 2012, 11:30
Hawthorn are now proving themselves to be the overhyped team of the season so far. Also amusing to see the yearly preseason "Richmond Fever" being knocked down yet again. You've gotta love their resilience and their overhyping of themselves before every season.  ;D
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Freedomofspeech on September 03, 2015, 23:11
So not much love for the AFL here? I started following the game last summer. Just about to finish my first complete season. A great game.
I like the Swans, the Dockers... and the Western Bulldogs since "leftover" in the CN forum told awesome stories about their bad luck during decades. This team just must be liked. All the best for them in the finals...
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: AG on September 04, 2015, 00:48
a few here watch, but not much chatter.

I am West Aussie so pretty happy with the ladder right now  :D

As for the western bulldogs and being like - it all depends on where you are from and your perception.   :P
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Freedomofspeech on September 04, 2015, 01:41
The guy (at the other Forum) roots for WB since decades, but lives near or at Fremantle (AFIK)... I guess its a underdog thing.

I like underdogs too, having a cinderella season. So while rooting for Swans & Freo, a WB win wouldnt be bad. Especially since they go against all odds: No team ever reaching the GF if finishing below 4th in the ladder (since the latest finals format was invented).

Oh, and I disklike the Hawks very much. Imagine took me only 1 year to do that. May coz they are too dominant. So every close loss (between their usual blow-outs of opponents) this season was great to watch. Especially liked the last second comeback by ESS in week 2. The game of the year.

But I think Hawks will win again, since they have the double-chance in the finals.

WCE vs Hawks is my GF tipp...
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: AG on September 04, 2015, 02:53
I dunno - I think it will end up being Freo v Hawks.  West Coast are a bit patchy.

couple of things

 
No team ever reaching the GF if finishing below 4th in the ladder (since the latest finals format was invented).


Adelaide won the GF from 5th spot a while back.   Perhaps they have re-jigged the finals setup in who plays who, but certainly its possible from outside the top 4


and

No game involving Essendon winning can be game of the year   :lol      Never !!!!    :angry

Western Bulldogs history is interesting.  They certainly havent had the success that some other clubs have had, but they arent complete basket cases either.  TThey have had some very good seasons and fallen at the prelim finals which is a shame for them.


Where are you from?

Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Freedomofspeech on September 04, 2015, 21:29
I dunno - I think it will end up being Freo v Hawks.  West Coast are a bit patchy.

couple of things

 
Adelaide won the GF from 5th spot a while back.   Perhaps they have re-jigged the finals setup in who plays who, but certainly its possible from outside the top 4


and

No game involving Essendon winning can be game of the year   :lol      Never !!!!    :angry

Western Bulldogs history is interesting.  They certainly havent had the success that some other clubs have had, but they arent complete basket cases either.  TThey have had some very good seasons and fallen at the prelim finals which is a shame for them.


Where are you from?

AFAIR, WCE had their "bad" games when Naitanui was not playing. Even gave the Hawks a good fight without him.
Yes, when the Crows won from 5th, it was still the old format. Since 2001 (with the new one) no team from 5th or lower made the GF IIRC.
So a major surprise would be great I guess.
The ESS thing I dont really get. Even in the other forum, guys dont like them. Is it coz of their "clinic-scandal" solely? I am still pretty much "rookie", still learning the history, and details of the game.
Yes, WB had major meltdowns. Heard those stories. Was even witnessing one myself this season, when they blew away a game against StK (another cindarella team I like). The biggest 3rd quarter comeback in the long history of this game. This one hurts dearly in hindsight (costing the T-4).
Germany says hello to this great game.
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: AG on September 05, 2015, 01:22
yeah the clinic scandal.

not so much the taking of them - as most likely all clubs push the boundaries in that regard - but their behaviour

- the whole 'deliberately destroy all records so you cant prove anything'
- 'we invite everyone to investigate, we want the truth' - and then take ASADA to court to try and supress info and say the investigation was illegal
- not being able to actually identify what they injected into their players
- James Hird


Just their entire approach over this episode is appalling.


Lost me forever (and I used to like James Hird)
Title: Re: Australian Rules Football (AFL etc)
Post by: Freedomofspeech on September 05, 2015, 06:04
Thanks for your insight AG...

And here we go: Oops they did it again, again, and gain... Those Bulldogs are amazing. This season must be a micro cosmos of their history. For at least a half dozen times this season, they "managed" to blow a big lead (most of those games they still prevailed in the end though, with some thrilling finishes).
It took them just ten minutes to waste a comfortable 31 point lead, after the commentators already started to talk about WB improving their Pct over Richmond. Now they are back in the lead at HT, but far from having the game sealed.

Gotta love them. Most entertaining team. You can never be sure what you get.  ;)