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Old 07-21-2017, 07:33 AM   #161
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Great result tonight, but that would have to be the worst umpiring display of the year. Absolutely shocking.

Bizarre to see Dangerfield interviewed on the ground post-match too.
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Another nail in the coffin of the VFL with the confirmation that the Reserves (or the “VFL Development League”) will be canned at season’s end. I really do believe the AFL should be held accountable for what it has done to the VFA/L. A once proud and mighty competition that at one time was the equal or even bigger than the VFL has been reduced to rubble that no one gives a shit about. Soon all will be left is its history, and there’s fuck all left of that as well.

What the fuck. It's like the AFL just does not care.

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Great result tonight, but that would have to be the worst umpiring display of the year. Absolutely shocking.

Bizarre to see Dangerfield interviewed on the ground post-match too.

Safe to say you guys got the rub of the green last night.
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Bizarre to see Dangerfield interviewed on the ground post-match too.

But he's the only important player in the league, so why are you surprised?

Caught the second half of the Pies/Eagles game, boy did we have a good run with the umps in the last 5 minutes...but that are De Gooey chase down was superb.
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Safe to say you guys got the rub of the green last night.
A bit of an unpopular opinion there!
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Pretty pleased to see the Bombers in the top eight after this weekend. And our run to the end of the regular season isn't too challenging either, though who knows in this batty season.

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A bit of an unpopular opinion there!
Really? I watched it with a couple of mates and we all felt that in the first half Geelong were getting pinged for things Adelaide weren't. It shifted a bit in the second half, and Geelong were never energetic or accurate enough for it to matter a whole lot, but they got a tougher run on the small things.
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Geelong were never energetic or accurate enough for it to matter a whole lot, but they got a tougher run on the small things.


So are you saying it was the little things that gave them away?
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Another nail in the coffin of the VFL with the confirmation that the Reserves (or the “VFL Development League”) will be canned at season’s end. I really do believe the AFL should be held accountable for what it has done to the VFA/L. A once proud and mighty competition that at one time was the equal or even bigger than the VFL has been reduced to rubble that no one gives a shit about. Soon all will be left is its history, and there’s fuck all left of that as well.

All very sad, particularly with Springvale Scorpions being erased by the Casey Demons and Frankston's demise. These two teams could have been local super clubs, comprising of the better non-AFL players from the Casey and Peninsula regional corridors, but no.

Port and Williamstown may be the strongest remaining VFA teams, but with their league existing with minimal sense of purpose, it may only be a matter of time for these two giants as well.

You follow the VFA Halcyon Days page on FB, cobbler? Absolute treasure trove of VFA history.
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Yep - two very proud and powerful clubs, but the VFL is just so irrelevant that it's difficult to see the blue sky for them. I love them both dearly, particularly Port Melbourne, having covered them for years (I still have Gary Ayres' mobile number in my phone, a lovely, lovely man).

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The endings of both games involving South Australian teams this weekend were completely nuts.
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I didn't get to watch the game so I can't tell if I should be ecstatic or pissed about the draw.
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Both?

Being down by 50 points early in the third when you're top of the table and your opponent is nowhere near the eight must be infuriating.

But then to recover all those 50 points? Pretty damn impressive.
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The last 10 or so minutes of Collingwood-Adelaide is the funniest 10 minutes of football I have ever, ever seen.
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It has been a fucking stupid season.

Reckon Dangerfield unfortunately is in a bit of strife for his tackle on Kruezer. He shouldn't be, but I suspect he'll get a week, which is infuriating, but I just reckon it looks ordinary and Kruezer couldn't take any further part in the game.

In really sad news - Nick Riewoldt will be announcing his retirement today. I hate St Kilda but have nothing but love for that man. Been an absolute champion and he will be greatly missed. Been a real changing of the guard this year. Hodge retiring, as is Mitchell, as is Priddis!
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Wow, I really thought Nick was going to play another year. One of those players - like the others you mentioned - without whom it's hard to imagine their team, or footy in general.

And if Dangerfield cops any punishment at all for that tackle, it will be absurd. That was an excellent tackle.
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McCarthy copped weeks for a similar tackle, didn't he? The AFL should at least hold Dangerfield to the same standard.
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Watched Footy Classified just to see Hutchy have a tantrum. Didn't disappoint. Seems to think Geelong shouldn't have to pay for the players they want too.
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Finally, some good news.

Frankston regains VFL licence
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