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Old 04-16-2011, 03:19 AM   #691
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:55 AM   #692
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I just thought it sounded like you had another dig at the Tigers.

Mega roost from 60-70m by Dustin Fletcher.
Oh no, that was the "poor, poor Richmond" of pity.

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IT'S ANOTHER DRAW.

What a game. Surely this is a classic? So many lead changes and Dustin Fletcher should never retire, he's almost 36 and he brings down the fastest player on the ground as well as saving Essendon's ass many times?

I'm amazed, what a game.
Wow, that was awesome. Epic final quarter, everything that footy's all about. Love the Carlton fuck-up at the end that allowed us to sneak the score-levelling behind. Looks like we copped a couple of injuries though ...
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You got two, and you played without them for the majority of the game. Outstanding that Essendon still crept in for a draw, as the signs were pointing to the Blues winning.
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Unbelievable. Shame I missed it!

Here's to the draw - and keeping it!
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Bit pissed the Showdown's not on telly here. They're broadcasting Sydney vs Geelong instead.
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Which, of course, will be a cracking match as well.
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Bit pissed the Showdown's not on telly here. They're broadcasting Sydney vs Geelong instead.
Really? Why? Surely Sydney/Geelong holds greater interest for anyone who's not a Crows/BogansPort fan.
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In all fairness, no matter where either team is on the ladder, the Showdown is still brutal and exciting to watch so I can easily understand. Same goes for the Derby.
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I don't live in SA or WA, so I really can't comment, but it would appear to me to be overstated. I don't think true rivalries exist anymore. "Showdown" and "derby" are just fancy words to get more people through the gates. Even Carlton/Collingwood is not that much different to any other blockbuster, at least compared to 10, 15, 20, 30, 50 years ago. "Rivalry round" is a joke. The only fever-pitch rivalry I can think of is Collingwood/Essendon on ANZAC Day. Otherwise it's dictated by ladder position, like when Geelong played St Kilda in round 13 in 09 or 10 and neither side had lost yet.

But I don't live in SA or WA so maybe it's alive and well over there.
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They're still doing rivalry round? If they still were then wouldn't the Eagles be playing Fremantle this weekend?
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Really? Why? Surely Sydney/Geelong holds greater interest for anyone who's not a Crows/BogansPort fan.
I'd rather watch an intense and fiercely fought local derby with a lot of pride on the line beyond just a place on the ladder. Plus Sydney's a team I just cannot give two shits about, and I'm only lukewarm towards Geelong, so it's not a contest I see a substantial degree of interest in. I'll still put it on and (assuming it's not a shit match) enjoy it, but I'd rather watch the Showdown.
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Suppose you'll find a stream, Ax?
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They're still doing rivalry round? If they still were then wouldn't the Eagles be playing Fremantle this weekend?
Maybe not... I just assumed. Is there a lot of passion in Adelaide at the moment for this game?

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I'd rather watch an intense and fiercely fought local derby with a lot of pride on the line beyond just a place on the ladder. Plus Sydney's a team I just cannot give two shits about, and I'm only lukewarm towards Geelong, so it's not a contest I see a substantial degree of interest in. I'll still put it on and (assuming it's not a shit match) enjoy it, but I'd rather watch the Showdown.
My point is that I'm not sure this game will be as intense/fierce/have as much pride on the line as any other game. But I could be wrong.
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Maybe not... I just assumed. Is there a lot of passion in Adelaide at the moment for this game?
You could certainly say so, yes.

But both team's supporters are more cynical about the game than bagging each other over who's going to win. Naturally, with Port being 0-3 and Crows dishing up a disappointing performance last week.
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