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AFL grand final 2017
« on: September 23, 2017, 12:11:45 PM »
Carn the Tiges!! First grand final since 1982. Last won in 1980. Nearly went to the wall in the meantime. There's hope for the Villa yet.


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Re: AFL grand final 2017
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 05:59:35 PM »
Don't mind the AFL whenever I've seen it. But are the Brisbane Lions still rubbish?

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Re: AFL grand final 2017
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 12:00:16 PM »
Yep. The dismal Lions finished bottom of the pile. Their time will come again.

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Re: AFL grand final 2017
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 12:05:28 PM »
It'll be tough against the Crows though, they looked superb against Geelong.

I don't mind either of these two so add that to the Cowboys and Storm making it a Queensland dominated NRL Final and the Villa winning its been a good weekend.

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Re: AFL grand final 2017
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 01:37:12 PM »
Yep. The dismal Lions finished bottom of the pile. Their time will come again.

Dramatic fall from grace as they were THE team when I lived in Oz 2004-06.

Colours not dissimilar to Villa (closer than some of our latest efforts anyroad) and they still had a bit of a support base in Fitzroy, where I spent most of my time.  Called Brisbane but did an MK Dons from the Melbourne area about 10 years previous, IIRC. Aussies don't seem to take that sort of thing as personal as we do, though.

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Re: AFL grand final 2017
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2017, 07:50:25 PM »
Would love to visit Australia and see an AFL game!

...and five test matches as well!

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Re: AFL grand final 2017
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2017, 11:49:41 PM »
Like Brisbane due to their colours, the fact they're called the Lions and that they used to be the Bears.

Think the big teams were the Essendon Bombers, Collingwood, Hawthorn Hawks, Carlton and recently the Sydney Swans.

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Re: AFL grand final 2017
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2017, 11:45:40 AM »
Like Brisbane due to their colours, the fact they're called the Lions and that they used to be the Bears.

Fitzroy Lions went bankrupt and merged with the Brisbane Bears. The AFL strong armed the existing Brisbane Lions soccer club into handing over their name. The AFL can be pretty shady when it perceives a threat to its dominance.

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Re: AFL grand final 2017
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2017, 11:48:35 AM »
It'll be tough against the Crows though, they looked superb against Geelong.

I don't mind either of these two so add that to the Cowboys and Storm making it a Queensland dominated NRL Final and the Villa winning its been a good weekend.
The Crows are shit hot and Eddie Betts likes nothing more than scoring against Richmond. Gonna be tough.

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Re: AFL grand final 2017
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2017, 11:15:49 AM »
I am somewhat tired and emotional.

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Re: AFL grand final 2017
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2017, 01:03:36 PM »
Congratulations, an amazing performance by Richmond. 100,021 in attendance too.