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AFL Elimination Final 1 Post Game Prognostications Carlton vs Sydney

I'll be at this one, and it sounds like I won't be alone. Remember to use to this thread after the game!
Live Long and Prosper!

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Reply #1
Well, we got there, but it was a grind in the end.

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Reply #2
I wonder if McGovern tweaked a hammy, it does look that way.

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Reply #3
Well, we got there, but it was a grind in the end.

Yes, nothing really convincing in that win. Plenty of issues that need fixing. Defending was off the charts great. Jack Martin you star.

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Thank fcuk!!!!!!

I was dreading playing the Swans more than, say, playing Collingwood. Hardest side in the world to beat at this time of the year (unless you are Geelong).

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Any finals win is a good win and breaks a long drought, win lose or draw next week its been a good result for 2023 and some serious progression. Harry will cop plenty of flak but you have to take the good and the bad with him a bit like the Pies did with Travis Cloke who played in a similar frustrating way.
Kudos to Weitering who continues to show why he should be the AA fullback and I thought Cerra showed why we recruited him and Sam Walsh was back to some of his best footy too.

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Yes, nothing really convincing in that win. Plenty of issues that need fixing. Defending was off the charts great. Jack Martin you star.

Fortunately, Melbourne had a heap of issues last night too. No idea where next week goes.

Can see was getting to a PF but if we do that interstate trip might be a bridge too far. Be good progression for us though.

Suppose in 1995 our crappiest final was week 1 against Brisbane, who were 8th. Slaughtered everyone else.


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I need to see a heart specialist after that, thought we were going to choke.

And of all the people to take two match-saving marks deep in defence ........ one of my whipping boys Jack Martin. He''ll get 2-weeks for belting Blakey though.

So many uncharacteristic actions tonight, a lot of the things we have done over the past couple of months seem to go out the door tonight.

McKay was really horrible, just so out of sorts, that concussion may be a blessing in disguise anyway.

Can't serve up that sort of crap next week against the Dees, they will walk all over us if we do. They are ripe for the picking if we want it bad enough.

Really hope that tonight's game style (or lack of it) was just a one-off blip due to finals nerves after not being there for 10-years and we return to that confident style that got us there.
"The Other Teams Can Rot In Hell"

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I’m rapt. We won. Sure there are negatives but we won a final guys!!! Hasnt happened for 10 years!

Charlie Cripps harry didn’t have big games and yet and we won. We beat last years grand finalist and are now in the final 6. I’m
Very happy.

Next week is winnable but even if we lose I’m proud with the progress this year.

Let’s enjoy this as winning finals is not easy

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Outstanding win against a seasoned finals team.

What stood out for me was Motlop, Dow, Fisher and Hollands having a run on the G after the game.  We’re taking nothing for granted.
“Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?”  Oddball

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Blake Acres was huge.  Worth whatever we gave away with change.
"everything you know is wrong"

Paul Hewson

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Fortunately, Melbourne had a heap of issues last night too. No idea where next week goes.

Can see was getting to a PF but if we do that interstate trip might be a bridge too far. Be good progression for us though.

Suppose in 1995 our crappiest final was week 1 against Brisbane, who were 8th. Slaughtered everyone else.


Cant see Melbourne having so many of their class players down and have this feeling Grundy might be wanting to impress his new suitors and be picked and play well(knowing our luck). No Stress really for us as we have done well to get to where we have and established the club as a power again and Im happy with that for this season and as long as we dont fall in a screaming heap vs the Dees even a credible loss builds a decent platform for next season.

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Blake Acres was huge.  Worth whatever we gave away with change.
Plays a sensible game and doesnt play too many bad ones...thanks Freo and Luke Jackson for stretching their cap and finances.

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Reply #13
I need to see a heart specialist after that, thought we were going to choke.

And of all the people to take two match-saving marks deep in defence ........ one of my whipping boys Jack Martin. He''ll get 2-weeks for belting Blakey though.

So many uncharacteristic actions tonight, a lot of the things we have done over the past couple of months seem to go out the door tonight.

McKay was really horrible, just so out of sorts, that concussion may be a blessing in disguise anyway.

Can't serve up that sort of crap next week against the Dees, they will walk all over us if we do. They are ripe for the picking if we want it bad enough.

Really hope that tonight's game style (or lack of it) was just a one-off blip due to finals nerves after not being there for 10-years and we return to that confident style that got us there.
As you know Finals footy is either non too pretty or a complete blow out and having a tough win and hanging on is all part of the drill as you build towards a flag. Swans got close but were never a threat imho and we had them covered.
Agree the Dees will be harder and have a few more weapons than the Swans who need to re-equip post Buddy...

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I need to see a heart specialist after that, thought we were going to choke.

And of all the people to take two match-saving marks deep in defence ........ one of my whipping boys Jack Martin. He''ll get 2-weeks for belting Blakey though.

So many uncharacteristic actions tonight, a lot of the things we have done over the past couple of months seem to go out the door tonight.

McKay was really horrible, just so out of sorts, that concussion may be a blessing in disguise anyway.

Can't serve up that sort of crap next week against the Dees, they will walk all over us if we do. They are ripe for the picking if we want it bad enough.

Really hope that tonight's game style (or lack of it) was just a one-off blip due to finals nerves after not being there for 10-years and we return to that confident style that got us there.

Well done Blues, we did something Essendon have been trying to do for the last 100 years!! Win a final!! We won ugly, but we WON!!