TOPIC: One of the top fours sides going out straight sets

docker1940 One of the top fours sides going out straight sets 4 years 2 weeks ago #1

docker1940
Hers a prediction for you.
One of the top fours sides will go out in straight sets.
Consider the options.

We play Sydney and win.
West Coast play Hawks and win
Hawks lose to Slime and have to play Richmond, the Hawks bogy team.
Sydney lose to us and have to play Adelaide
Or West Coast lose to Hawks and travel to MCG to play Richmond.

Gives a bit to ponder anyway, what do you lot reckon?
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docker_man One of the top fours sides going out straight sets 4 years 2 weeks ago #2

docker_man
West Coast wouldn't travel the second week and play Richmond.

Also, you think that Richmond and Adelaide are locks to win their elimination finals?

Can I have tonight's lotto numbers please?
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zorro One of the top fours sides going out straight sets 4 years 2 weeks ago #3

zorro
It's amazing how difficult the finals system seems to be to grasp.

If a smart cookie like docker1940 can't grasp that a losing QF team gets a home SF against a winning EF team, what hope is there for the Zempilases, Russells and Hackdorns of this world?
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demo1 One of the top fours sides going out straight sets 4 years 2 weeks ago #4

demo1
Ive given up thinking about it - there is too many scenarios to play out.
I dont know whether I want the slime to win or lose week 1
Do I want to play Hawks in Prelim or GF?
Can Sydney lose week 1 and then beat Hawks or WCE week 3?
My head hurts - I had a similar headache in 2006 when I hoped and hoped we got to play the slime.
To try and consider the bottom 4 teams in there aswell is doing my head in
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shane One of the top fours sides going out straight sets 4 years 2 weeks ago #5

shane
What about this scenario.

We win. We rest. We win. We win.
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DougGreen One of the top fours sides going out straight sets 4 years 2 weeks ago #6

DougGreen
It's straight forward for me.

Don't care who we have to beat. Not even that fussed on where we are forced to play them. Either we're good enough to win a flag or we're not. Let the chips fall where they may.

As for the slime, I want them lose against whomever they play at all times.
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Silence One of the top fours sides going out straight sets 4 years 2 weeks ago #7

Silence
I'm quite looking forward to winning the Derby GF so that I can hear all the weagle fans call into 6PR and say that we only won it because the Derby is our GF.
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Davo One of the top fours sides going out straight sets 4 years 2 weeks ago #8

Davo
I'd love to know the last team that lost a QF and made the GF.
Conversely, a team that won their QF but didn't.

I can only think of 2006. Crows beat Freo in 2QF but lost to Slime who had been beaten by Swans in 1QF.

The point I'm making is it rarely happens and winning the QF is imperative.
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demo1 One of the top fours sides going out straight sets 4 years 2 weeks ago #9

demo1
small sample really Davo.....going back a few years it was 1v8, 2v7, 3v6 and 4v5.
Bottom 2 ranked losers went out which was pretty harsh really.
Thats how the crows managed to lose their first final from 5th position bit still win the flag.
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Davo One of the top fours sides going out straight sets 4 years 2 weeks ago #10

Davo
That was last century.
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pollyanna One of the top fours sides going out straight sets 4 years 2 weeks ago #11

pollyanna
Just to add the other side of the WA coin (to Shane's):
They lose, they lose, they bugger off somewhere else.
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careyg One of the top fours sides going out straight sets 4 years 2 weeks ago #12

careyg
1)Just a reminder that the Hawks are basically cowards, thats why they keep dragging us down to Tasmania.
2)Sydney are basically chicken shit control freaks, thats why they threw all that money at Buddy and Tippit.
3)WC are just cruel thats why they kick us as hard as they freakin can when we're down, and bully's usually get their come-upance
But we arent down anymore.
We are proud loyal passionate and CAN and WILL control what is in front of us. I have no fear but I do want a level playing field from the AFL when it comes to free kicks and when and where they are paid. I want all "not 15's" to be less than 15 metres and I want the secretly trained umpires from Zimbabwe that have never heard of Hawthorn to be officiating at the our GF on 3rd Oct 2015
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Davo One of the top fours sides going out straight sets 4 years 2 weeks ago #13

Davo
After missing the finals the previous year, they make the top 4. They are then made premiership favourites the year after that, only to miss the finals yet again.

2010, 2011/12, 2013
2014, 2015, 2016
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Rnie One of the top fours sides going out straight sets 4 years 2 weeks ago #14

Rnie
If you listened to Mark McLure on fox footy yesterday, he's got us going out in straight sets.
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