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#1 Grollo

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 09:08 PM

This Friday see's the start of the AFL season.
Now, I know that among mant RL fans in Oz, this is seen as a bigger threat to rugby league than the real darkside. However, there are some who follow both codes. Are there any Aussie Rules fans in this forum and if so, who do you rate to make the eight (finals) who are your bets for the top four, who will feature in the grand final, who will win the premiership?
 
The contenders:
 
Adelaide Crows
Brisbane Lions
Carlton Blues
Collingwood Magpies
Essendon Bombers
Fremantle Dockers
Geelong Cats
Gold Coast Suns
GWS Giants
Hawthorn Hwaks
Melbourne Demons
North Melbourne Kangaroos
Port Adelaide Power
Richmond Tigers
St. Kilda Saints
Sydney Swans
West Coast Eagles
Western Bulldogs

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#2 WearyRhino

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:02 PM

I've watched it once or twice. Although not for long. I've tried, I really have. I'm sure I must be missing something.

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#3 Methven Hornet

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:22 PM

I'm going for the West Coast Eagles, only because I bought a WCE singlet when I was over there.

 

edit: Just read the whole of your post - sorry haven't a clue. :(

I have watched the game, and it does look interesting, but I've never taken the time to really understand it (along with Gaelic and American football codes).

When my brother moved to Perth he did ask a few of the lads he works with to familiarise him with the game - he said it was the only way to be included in the post-weekend conversations - and my nephew played a bit at school.

Keep us up to date as the season progresses.


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#4 gingerjon

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:23 PM

Been a Geelong fan since long before we were decent.

 

I'm backing us for a top 5 finish.  I don't really know enough to say who'll take the title.


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#5 Grollo

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:27 AM

I'm going for the West Coast Eagles, only because I bought a WCE singlet when I was over there.

 

edit: Just read the whole of your post - sorry haven't a clue. :(

I have watched the game, and it does look interesting, but I've never taken the time to really understand it (along with Gaelic and American football codes).

When my brother moved to Perth he did ask a few of the lads he works with to familiarise him with the game - he said it was the only way to be included in the post-weekend conversations - and my nephew played a bit at school.

Keep us up to date as the season progresses.

It's rather a simple game to understand. How do you think I manage to follow it? :)

 

My prediction for top eight - those teams that will play in The Finals is:

Hawthorn

Sydney

Fremantle

Geelong

Richmond

West Coast

Adelaide

Port Adelaide

 

Hawthorn to win the premiership

 

To win the wooden spoon?

St Kilda


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#6 gingerjon

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 09:20 AM

 

 

To win the wooden spoon?

St Kilda

 

Are they really worse than GWS?


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#7 Grollo

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 04:19 PM

Are they really worse than GWS?

The way The Saints are going - reliance on too many players who might be past their best - I could see The Giants finishing above them.


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#8 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:17 PM

Cant get in to it at all. tried playing it and watching it and it just lacks something for me. Way too much kicking for my liking, though I can appreciate the skills 



#9 Grollo

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:26 PM

Cant get in to it at all. tried playing it and watching it and it just lacks something for me. Way too much kicking for my liking, though I can appreciate the skills 

Each to their own.

Out of interest. where did you try playing it?


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#10 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:36 PM

Munich Kangaroos basically all Aussies and Irish with the odd native, think they played against Frankfurt, Berlin and Hamburg. They had to play in the middle of parks as obviously no other sportsfield would do. People would walk through not realizing and they used drainpipes as goals. I think the guys used to play Gaelic football some weeks and Aussie rules other weeks. Aussie Rules in Europe is a bit like Rugby League with its development- Some nations have one team others have 3 or 4. The difference is more natives seem to be playing League while from what I saw and hear, Aussie Rules is still played mainly by Aussies and Irish though think there is a Euro Nations Comp



#11 Grollo

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:40 PM

Munich Kangaroos basically all Aussies and Irish with the odd native, think they played against Frankfurt, Berlin and Hamburg. They had to play in the middle of parks as obviously no other sportsfield would do. People would walk through not realizing and they used drainpipes as goals. I think the guys used to play Gaelic football some weeks and Aussie rules other weeks. Aussie Rules in Europe is a bit like Rugby League with its development- Some nations have one team others have 3 or 4. The difference is more natives seem to be playing League while from what I saw and hear, Aussie Rules is still played mainly by Aussies and Irish though think there is a Euro Nations Comp

Thanks. I know what Aussie Rules in Europe is about. I was partially involved discussions regarding the formation of BARFL. I tried to form a Pennine based team.


Edited by Grollo, 13 March 2014 - 05:42 PM.

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