2017 AFL GRAND FINAL THREAD


#681

It’s amazing in this day and age and the thirst for articles some of the crap that’s published


#682

I do think being “highly recommended” to wear our away strip gave us an advantage here. The brightness of our jumper highlighted the little holds from the crows to the umpires compared to the not so obvious ones from the darker top. Another win.


#683

On the MMM call of the GF Darcy says that our 37 year drought is the longest in the afl…that’s not even close to being correct.


#684

Spot on @herky


#685

That clip was shown very shortly after the GF. It was made by an Adelaide supporter.

Pretty sure if any of us looked at the game with our yellow and black glasses on we could find umpire errors that we could say went against us.


#686

Well he was right between the two sides that played that day.


#687

Not sure if he is a Crow Gracie. He made a similar video on the 2016 GF and his user name is FreeKickHawthorn. Think he likes to stir up shit.

Some of the ‘frees’ and misses he picked out were pathetic. Like I said, makes me laugh now.

Interesting that on MMM Riccuito didn’t think Betts deserved a free for the Grimes one.


#688

The one l saw was posted by an Adelaide supporter.

Agree it was funny.


#689

I see many hi fiving reaching TL2, I’ve just managed to reach TL1 after some hotmail shenanigans.

Used the hiatus to soak up the 2017 season. So much to be chuffed about, biggest ever climb up the ladder from 13th to win the GF, first time ever a player has won the Brownlow and Premiership in the same week, the team camaraderie, Hardwick’s new defensive mindset and trust in the players etc etc.

Then cap it all off with Konrad Marshall’s behind the scenes look at season 2016 and 2017, it’s been a very busy footy off season :grinning: Almost makes up for all the lost years.

Considering how cocky they were all season, I found the Adelaide post GF family day on Youtube quite amusing, trying desperately to take some positives out of 2017, but the GF result just soured it all.


#690

i’m with prosciutto. if that was a free kick then there are literally hundreds of frees not being paid every season.

if we go on how that situation- where the bloke closest to the ball but not yet in possession is being hindered/held by the trailing player- is let go all year, then that was definitely not a free.

personally i don’t like how they let this form of holding go, but in this particular case i ■■■■■■■ loved it :stuck_out_tongue:


#691

Not sure Dan knows the family history as well as he should…


#692

Hey legends Hope you’ve all had the chance to see Peter Dickson’s vid “break the fall”. Lots of different clips, angles and audio from the GF. Check out 6.32 in, grey jacket, richmond beanie, standing arms outstretched, looking confidently at the Adelaide cheer squad after Graham’s first goal and the lead we would never relinquish. Your man, and everyone’s favourite, Vines…


#693

Just watched the AFL Launch and that video.

I was blubbering @Trent’s speech, @Peggy’s speech and the video.

My missus stated that l need to seek help


#694

Blub-fest, a la the last scene in the Sixth Sense


#695

Below are the captains predictions for the 2017 season. Not one gave Richmond a chance of even making the finals LoL, but then, who would have. And now I’m posting in the 2017 Richmond Grand Final thread :smiley:

The Rising Star prediction was quite good.

WHICH SEVEN OTHER CLUBS DO YOU THINK CAN MAKE THIS YEAR’S TOP EIGHT?

Sydney (17), GWS (16), West Coast (16), Adelaide (15), Western Bulldogs (15), Geelong (14), Hawthorn (14), St Kilda (11), Melbourne (6), Essendon (1), Fremantle (1)

WHICH OTHER CLUB IS MOST LIKELY TO REACH THE GRAND FINAL?

GWS (14), Adelaide (1), Sydney (1), West Coast (1), Western Bulldogs (1)

WHO DO YOU THINK WILL WIN THE 2017 BROWNLOW MEDAL?

Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong, five votes), Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs, two votes), Dan Hannebery (Sydney, two votes), Dustin Martin (Richmond, two votes), Lance Franklin (Sydney, one vote), Max Gawn (Melbourne, one vote), Luke Shuey (West Coast, one vote), Rory Sloane (Adelaide, one vote), Adam Treloar (Collingwood, one vote), Callan Ward (GWS, one vote), Jobe Watson (Essendon, one vote)

WHO DO YOU THINK WILL WIN THE 2017 COLEMAN MEDAL?

Lance Franklin (Sydney, six votes), Tom Lynch (Gold Coast, six votes), Josh Kennedy (West Coast, four votes), Jeremy Cameron (GWS, two votes)

WHO DO YOU THINK WILL WIN THE 2017 AFL RISING STAR?

Andrew McGrath (Essendon, four votes), Sam Powell-Pepper (Port Adelaide, three votes), Tim Taranto (GWS, three votes), Jacob Hopper (GWS, two votes), Hugh McCluggage (Brisbane Lions, two votes), Jack Bowes (Gold Coast, one vote), Sean Darcy (Fremantle, one vote), Caleb Marchbank (Carlton, one vote), Sam Petrevski-Seton (Carlton, one vote)