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08 Aug 2015 08:00

WE ARE 4TH ON THE LADDER!

Most likely temporarily, but that doesn't take the gloss off a great afternoon.

The match against the Hawks tomorrow has become a harder task for the Eagles following the sudden death of Nic Natinui's mother, he won't be playing, a HUGE loss for the Eagles.
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08 Aug 2015 08:10

leftover pie wrote:WE ARE 4TH ON THE LADDER!


I was about to write the same, and then to ask when was the last time the Bulldogs were 4th at any point during the season (ok, except week ones to three when things get just sorted out)... Must have been in the 90s, right? :eek:

I got a luxury problem in circa 1 hour: The Swans and Hawks games almost start the same time. But since the Swans take off 20 mins earlier, I´ll start with them, hope the game is in the bag after 20 mins, and then go to the Hawks game, rooting super strongly for the opponent WCE ofc. :D

Edit:
Natinui (out)


OK. Bad. Sad... Game over. Blow-out Hawks. Now can/must fully concentrate on the Swans game. Not to take away from the Sydney game, but I was really looking forward the WCE dropping the Hawks, and now it´s already over before it begun. :o

Edit II:
Oh I see, Franklin out. Was wondering why the Swans are only 4.5 points favourite. So I had to check line-ups... Counting on Goodes & Tippett.
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08 Aug 2015 12:28

Swans looking like the Lions nowadays. Forgettable...
Was able to see the 4th Qtr of the WCE-Haw contest, after the Swans game was over. It was a good 4th Qtr, but with the feared bad ending... Btw, Hawks should change their away game shirts. They look so ... disco-like with all that shiny stuff on. :eek:

... And ... Bulldogs officially Top-4 now. A miracle in the making. I am talking that up since months now. :) Sydney out of it for the first time. It all started with the jinx by Darwin on 26th of June. :o
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08 Aug 2015 12:59

FoxxyBrown1111 wrote:Bulldogs officially Top-4 now. A miracle in the making.


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oh yeah baby!
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08 Aug 2015 19:06

leftover pie wrote:
FoxxyBrown1111 wrote:Bulldogs officially Top-4 now. A miracle in the making.


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oh yeah baby!


So nice, had to be quoted. :)

Next up:
Mel-(43%) = Win


:) :)
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09 Aug 2015 00:12

FoxxyBrown1111 wrote: Btw, Hawks should change their away game shirts. They look so ... disco-like with all that shiny stuff on. :eek:


Those Hawthorn guernseys are absolutely execrable :mad: .
They are not away jumpers but "clash" jumpers (each team has home, away and clash jumpers). The normal Hawthorn home and away guernseys are very similar, but the brown and gold stripes are alternated. No-one at Hawthorn can stand the "clash" guernsey and you won't see that design back next year.
Clash jumpers exist to sell more merchandise and to satisfy demands from tv execs who think people won't be able to tell the two sides apart if the normal away jumper is worn :eek: (in this case they think the West Coast home and Hawthorn away guernseys would have been too similar) .
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16 Aug 2015 23:26

Huge weekend of footy.. Bulldogs lift their percentage with a big win over the Dees but now face a rampaging West Coast Eagles who dispatched the league leaders Freo.

Can they do it and hold on to 4th spot on the ladder?

I'm D A R I N G T O D R E A M*


*I won't be tipping them though
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19 Aug 2015 16:20

I reckon they could tip over WC and I think the premiership is up for grabs


I dont think Freo Sydney or Hawthorn can win.

It will be between WC, Richmond, Bulldogs, and North Melbourne.

I am quite serious. I think Hawks will have dont their dash, and with Freo, will be too old for the third week in the finals.

I think anyone inside the top 8 can win this year.
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20 Aug 2015 01:17

Potentially a Bulldogs v Richmond GF - whoddathunkit?!


#daringtodream
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leftover pie wrote:Potentially a Bulldogs v Richmond GF - whoddathunkit?!


#daringtodream


WB yes, ofc... But Richmond? No. No team below 4th ever made it to the GF since the new playoff format was invented. If there is one team who could make it from down below 4th, its the Bulldogs. And only coz the universe is ready for them. :)

That is the two things I don´t like about the AFL:
1.) Hefty blow-outs to secure a good Pct. while the opponent already gave up...
2.) The playoff system favours the T-4 too much...

Otherwise, all good. Great game.

WB vs.
WCE-(57%) = Loss


So if they could get this one too, they are an absolute contender. And even if they lose, but not too hefty, they still look good. But would lose the all important 4th place with its "double chance". Will watch ofc...

How about the upset of the year?
Hawks losing as 89%/50-point favourite. It goes without saying I love that. So I said it anyway. :D
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23 Aug 2015 11:50

Silence about the WB... :o

Watta a whole anti-climax, if also considering that the Final-8 are practically set. Only Geelong at 9th with a minuscule outside chance to still make it.
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24 Aug 2015 00:05

FoxxyBrown1111 wrote:Silence about the WB... :o


living in the west, it's always a tough morning at work following the bulldogs losing to the eagles.

I still can't get my head around the Eagles being contenders, but I really think they are, especially with Hawthorn looking shaky and freo running out of steam.
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24 Aug 2015 00:18

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FoxxyBrown1111 wrote:Silence about the WB... :o


living in the west, it's always a tough morning at work following the bulldogs losing to the eagles.

I still can't get my head around the Eagles being contenders, but I really think they are, especially with Hawthorn looking shaky and freo running out of steam.


I thought you are at the WB funeral now. ;)
I think its true (correct me if I am wrong), that ruckmen are the "bread-and-butter" in this game. Holy **** look at that stats and it says everything:
70-28 hit outs advantage WCE. :eek:

No Bontempelli can erase such deficits if the ball goes the other way again and again...

But I belive in universe: WB ready to sneak trou until the GF. :)
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28 Aug 2015 21:51

So still 1.9 weeks to go... and the finals are set... meh... the anti climax completed. But anyway, it was a great full first season for me. Now bring on the finals, skip the rest of the H/A season.
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30 Aug 2015 06:30

Forgot the weekly WB preview... so here it is after the game:

NM-(48%) = Win


:) it was. But...

... Sydney back on track, Franklin back, today is Pct-Day :D w/a HT lead of 66-27. So the WB win seems like have been for nothing. The WCE loss was kinda "neck-breaker".
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12 Sep 2015 14:46

lets go Tigers

bad luck for Beverage and Bulldogs. but come on Tigs
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13 Sep 2015 10:14

Was at the Freo Sydney game yesterday, Sydney could have put the game away in the first quarter if they could have judged the ferocious freo doctor that was blowing a bit better, so many set shots in the first quarter sailing through for points.

And freo, plenty of excitement but can't convert opportunities, they just can't kick a score, was it 4 goals in the first quarter and then 4 or 5 for the rest of the game.

I think their preliminary final against Hawthorn or Adelaide will be really interesting.

And the bulldogs, a heartbreaking loss, but plenty of reasons to be optimistic heading into 2016.

Shame about the Tigers today, it looked like a good game, I missed the second half though - at the local after hours GP with a sick 2 year old. Fun.
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13 Sep 2015 14:39

hope your 2yo is ok LP.

can i still whinge about my two teams for the weekend, Dogs and Tigs. absolute rat$hit
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13 Sep 2015 14:41

to me, this year is either West Coasts or Norths. And not cos North beat Richmond. I am bearish wrt Freo and Hawks. always thought they were too old. Adelaide could also surprise.
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14 Sep 2015 12:50

West Coast look the best ATM, so strong, fast and fluid. Priddis was scarcely missed, Schuey and Co. were so good. Freo just can't kill off a game, they need to be more ruthless. Sydney did throw the kitchen sink at them though and could have won if Franklin was fit. Their midfield is as good as any when they're on.
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