2015 Grand Final:

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  1. Twizzle

    Twizzle Administrator Staff Member

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    Just highlights the huge advantage that Victorian teams have playing the grand final on their home ground.

    2 weeks ago the Hawks couldn't beat the Weagles in Perth.
     
  2. CyberKev

    CyberKev Moderator Staff Member

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    But only a few weeks prior to that they did beat the Eagles in Perth. The Eagles haven't beaten Hawthorn outside of Perth since their premiership year of 2006.

    Playing 11-12 games a year at a non-VIC venue strengthens your finals prospects, but can, conversely, impact your flag prospects. That said, no less than 11 non-VIC sides have got the job done in the 28 years that we've had a national comp; showing that venue is irrelevant when u r genuinely good enough.

    I think the big thing, for all sides, is to develop a strong preferred game plan that isn't ground specific.
     
  3. CyberKev

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    I'm not even certain it's the best Hawthorn side I've seen.

    Hawthorn in the 80s were phenomenal, three peat or no three peat. Melbourne winning 5 flags from 6 straight GFs in the 50s was off the charts. And Collingwood did fourplay in the twenties, which is special, other era or no.

    It's not a claim that can ever be proven, so as much as can be said is that it's clearly one of the best sides of all time.
     
  4. Dodgy

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    It's a phenomenal achievement. But there are so many factors, including off-field, when judging why a team becomes do successful.

    As far as quality goes. Geelong from 07/08/09, is the best AFL team. Despite losing a GF to a Hawthorn side that is weaker than the teams that have won the last few GFs
     
  5. sportive cupid

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    The success of the Hawthorn team could be the biggest headache for the AFL.

    I hate to say it ,but this year the NRL GF had it all over the AFL.
    NRL 2015
    Exciting Australian music that resignated with the audience -both at the ground and on TV.
    Thrilling ending holding attention til even after the final siren.
    Fairytale endings with the good guy getting the prize.

    AFL
    Has been oversea act and a lip syncing clone
    Boring predictable game that had us calling for the mercy rule to be enforced by 3/4 time
    Ending no one cared about or was even watching at that stage

    AFL needs to do some thinking
     
  6. Twizzle

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    why ??
     
  7. sportive cupid

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    Because a predictable conclusion is not a great way to keep interest in a game .
     
  8. Twizzle

    Twizzle Administrator Staff Member

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    nice deflection,

    try answering the question
     
  9. sportive cupid

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    What question do you mean?
    I said Hawks dominance is a headache for AFL and they had to do some thinking .
    I said that's because if it gets predictable it gets boring .
    So what else do you want me to answer?

    Why do I hate to say it?

    Because I really love AFL ...is there a problem with that ?
     
  10. footy75

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    Around here it is...

    There is a lot of butt hurt about AFL.
     
  11. alien

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    i don't know why. you could say both sports compete against each other, but both rugby league and australian football will survive as professional sports anyway
     
  12. Sans Souci Sainter

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