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Monday, September 24th, 2012
10:08 pm
[calenturian]
I hope people are still reading this community
I can't believe we've been doing this for seven years now! Coincidentally the first annual poll was the last time Sydney were in the grand final, which had better not be an omen...

Poll #1868226 The seventh annual Grand Final poll
This poll is closed.

Who will win?

Hawthorn
5(50.0%)
Sydney
4(40.0%)
It'll be a draw
1(10.0%)

Who do you want to win?

Hawthorn
3(30.0%)
Sydney
4(40.0%)
A draw
1(10.0%)
Another team in a freak upset
2(20.0%)
I don't care as long as it's a good game
0(0.0%)

Is Nathan Buckley really cursed?

yes
3(30.0%)
no, he's just unlucky
2(20.0%)
no, Collingwood just suck
5(50.0%)


Current Mood: carn the swans
Saturday, October 1st, 2011
5:37 pm
[calenturian]
It's another poll
What an awesome game! I'm almost tempted to take it back about Hawthorn being robbed. Full credit to both teams and a very special nod to Chris Scott. (And I'm embarrassed to have forgotten big ups to Mick Malthouse, a complete legend and one of my very favourite non-Sydney coaches.)

But, as usual, the pre-game entertainment left me somewhat baffled, and not just because of the lack of Auskick kiddies. However, this year I have access to the internet, so I can ask you all:

Poll #1783110 Pre-match entertainment

Meat Loaf was...

drunk
0(0.0%)
jetlagged
0(0.0%)
tired
0(0.0%)
"tired"
3(42.9%)
just old
4(57.1%)

What was with the hot dogs at the end?

I have no idea
7(100.0%)
I have an idea, and will explain it in comments
0(0.0%)

Favourite Meat Loaf song?

I Would Do Anything For A Game (But I Won't Do That)
0(0.0%)
Paradise By The MCG Floodlights
2(28.6%)
Like A Ball Out On The Full (I'll Be Gone When The Whistle Blows)
0(0.0%)
You Took The Ball Right Out Of My Hands (It Must Have Been While You Were Tackling Me)
5(71.4%)
2.3 Ain't Bad (*)
0(0.0%)

Should Brett Kirk have come out of the top of the big cup?

yes
6(100.0%)


(*)
I kicked one (I kicked one)
I kicked two (I kicked two)
The next few shots I had chewy on my boot
But don't be sad (don't be sad 'cause)
Two goals three ain't bad


Current Mood: still excited
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
7:21 pm
[calenturian]
Hawthorn was robbed
So we've had another Swan take out the Brownlow, the coaching reshuffle is in full swing and the best game of the season happened in the preliminary finals again. (I may be biased. I'm living in rugby league land without a proper TV and I've only seen two games this year.)

At one end we have Collingwood, keen to make it two premierships from three grand finals before the curse of Nathan Buckley kicks in again in 2012. Geelong, at the other end, are the only team to have beaten the Pies this year, and will be refreshed after taking last year's grand final off.

It can only be time for...

Poll #1782016 The sixth annual Grand Final poll
This poll is closed.

Who will win?

Collingwood
6(50.0%)
Geelong
5(41.7%)
It'll be a draw
1(8.3%)

Who do you want to win?

Collingwood
3(25.0%)
Geelong
4(33.3%)
A draw
1(8.3%)
Another team in a freak upset
2(16.7%)
I just don't want Collingwood to go back-to-back
2(16.7%)
I don't care as long as it's a good game
0(0.0%)

Do you know who's coaching your team next year?

yes!
10(90.9%)
probably
0(0.0%)
I think so
0(0.0%)
I have no idea
1(9.1%)
I thought I did until a couple of weeks ago
0(0.0%)


Current Mood: excited
Sunday, June 26th, 2011
9:14 pm
[__flatline__]
New Photobook Available
Does anybody use livejournal anymore??

Just published - 2008 Northwind International Cup Photobook.

The Northwind is the Canadian National Aussie Rules football team. The photobook was shoot and put together by amateur photographer Jeanette Parker will touring with the team as it played games in Melbourne and Warnabool. All profits from the sale of the book will go to help the cost of the 2011 International Cup tour to Sydney and Melbourne by the Canadian National team.

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2263041

Hope some of you find it interesting enough to purchase. Any signal boosting of this would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers.
Thursday, April 14th, 2011
5:07 pm
[hnpcc]
It's footy season and yet this community's gone dead silent!!

So's the tipping competition, in which I am doing extremely badly (at least in that competition - I'm doing relatively better in the other two I'm in.)

Still - to open up this weekend's footy draw: how many goals does everyone think the Suns will lose to the Demons by? ;-)

And does anyone think moving the Brownlow count to Sydney is a good idea?
Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
1:11 am
[torak303]
Grand Final 2010


This is how I feel right now. What an brilliant day. Well done Collingwood, and well done St Kilda, an amazing side who were incredibly unlucky to not walk away victors last week.

But my good it feels amazing to be wearing the black and white today.

Current Mood: ecstatic
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
10:26 am
[calenturian]
Football in October! Is this a good omen for Collingwood? Is the drawn grand final a bad omen for Collingwood? Will St Kilda continue their arithmetic progression and lose the replay by one point? Do yuriverse and hnpcc have hitherto unsuspected psychic powers? Many of these questions and more will be answered in roughly 70 and a half hours (we hope), but for now it's time for...

Poll #1625336 The fifth-and-a-half annual Grand Final poll
This poll is closed.

Who will win?

St Kilda
9(52.9%)
Collingwood
7(41.2%)
It'll be another draw
1(5.9%)

Who do you want to win?

St Kilda
6(35.3%)
Collingwood
4(23.5%)
Another draw
2(11.8%)
Another team in a freak upset
0(0.0%)
I don't care as long as Collingwood don't win
4(23.5%)
I don't care as long as it's a good game
1(5.9%)

Extra time in grand finals?

no, I don't like extra time in any finals
1(5.9%)
no, it's fine in other finals but grand finals should be replayed
7(41.2%)
no, they should award a premiership to each club
1(5.9%)
no, for another reason
0(0.0%)
yes, we should know the result on the day
4(23.5%)
yes, it's unfair to the players to have to play again
2(11.8%)
yes, for another reason
1(5.9%)
I haven't made up my mind yet
0(0.0%)
I don't mind either way
1(5.9%)
I'm too cut up about Ablett to have an opinion yet
0(0.0%)


Supplementary question for this poor Swans supporter who had to follow the text commentary on an iPod: was it really as good as 2005?
Saturday, September 25th, 2010
6:06 pm
[flingslass]
A DRAW!
I'm buggered. It's a draw, I don't know if I can sit through another game *falls down dead*

Current Mood: exhausted
Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
10:26 pm
[calenturian]
carn the goal umpires
It's time for...

Poll #1622806 The fifth annual Grand Final poll
This poll is closed.

Who will win?

St Kilda
8(36.4%)
Collingwood
12(54.5%)
It'll be a draw
2(9.1%)

Who do you want to win?

St Kilda
7(31.8%)
Collingwood
4(18.2%)
A draw
2(9.1%)
Another team in a freak upset
3(13.6%)
I don't care as long as Collingwood lose
5(22.7%)
I don't care as long as it's a good game
1(4.5%)

Is Gary Ablett going to the Gold Coast?

no
1(4.8%)
maybe
3(14.3%)
probably
8(38.1%)
I'd put money on it
3(14.3%)
I have put money on it
1(4.8%)
I'm sick of hearing about it
5(23.8%)
Saturday, September 18th, 2010
10:42 pm
[flingslass]
That one day in September
WE'RE IN THE GRAND FINAL!!!!!!!!
Still trying to keep a lid on things but it's bubbling up underneath! :D

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
7:26 pm
[calenturian]
Finals tipping
Edit: False alarm, sorry, we can tip finals after all. I swear tipping finished at round 22 when I checked last night!

Comments are no longer screened (except the ones where people have already entered tips).

Hopefully this isn't an omen for my team's performance :)

--

It doesn't look like footytips will let us tip finals, and quite frankly I reckon that's just not on. So we'll have to go back to the old-school method.

Friday, September 3

Geelong vs St Kilda, MCG, 7:45pm

Saturday, September 4

Fremantle vs Hawthorn, Subiaco, 3:20pm
Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs, MCG, 7:20pm

Sunday, September 5

Sydney vs Carlton, ANZ Stadium, 2:40pm

Comments are screened and I'll do my best to post the results on Monday. And let me know who you are on footytips so I know who to credit!


Current Mood: carn the Swannies
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
9:26 am
[scribblyness_x]
Gold Coast Suns release team song

THE SUNS OF THE GOLD COAST SKY


We are the Suns of the Gold Coast sky;
We are one in the red, gold and blue;
We are the mighty Gold Coast Suns;
We play to win the flag for you;
Fight! Fight! Fight! Till we hold up the cup;
Run, run, run all the way!
We are the Suns of the Gold Coast sky;
We're the team who never say die!

Link to hear the song in all its... glory.

Thoughts? Or are you too busying laughing?
Saturday, July 17th, 2010
10:57 am
[flingslass]
Adelaide beats Geelong!!!!!
How the hell did this happen? Was it because one of the Geelong doctors had a heart attack just before the game started? I know that would put me off my gae. And I'm happy to say that the Doc is recovering in hospital. But ADELAIDE ! Way to stuff my tipping the week after I picked eight!

Current Mood: shocked
Monday, June 28th, 2010
8:35 pm
[becofoz]
Wow...
Photobucket

So...what are everyone's thoughts on this? Being the Geelong supporter I am I was hoping Baker would go for something, knew that Johnson would go for something (even though Judd got off scott-free the week before) but was not expecting this!

That being said, Baker was cited for four separate incidents and already carried a 50% loading from his previous seven week suspension a year or so back.

So...thoughts?

Current Mood: shocked
Monday, June 14th, 2010
7:05 pm
[flingslass]
It's a draw!
Collingwood and Melbourne have played out a draw at the MCG. Dees 11.10 (76) to the Pies 9.22 (76). We were bloody lucky! 22 point! What were they doing out there?

Current Mood: surprised
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
11:42 am
[onlylisa]
Thought I would alert everyone to this Facebook group that has had a bit of press in the last 24 hours.
It has been set up to lobby the AFL for a Jim Stynes medal that recognises a player who displays courage off the field.

I think it s good idea to recognise someone who does good things, since so many bad guys get all the press.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=111585128866844&ref=nf&v=info#!/group.php?v=wall&ref=nf&gid=111585128866844
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
1:20 am
[bigbrain61]
Expansion, the finals, and you!
So Demetriou came out before the start of Round 1 last week and said that he predicts a buttload of expansion in the next twenty years and that the AFL of 2030 would look "much different than the AFL of today". Also mentioned in the article was the more short-term challenge of adapting the schedule and finals fixtures to an 18-team AFL once that happens in 2012 (assuming GWS goes off without a hitch).

That leads me to the following polls:

Poll #1545516 AFL Expansion

How many games should clubs play in the expanded AFL?

22
4(36.4%)
24
4(36.4%)
26
1(9.1%)
28 or more
2(18.2%)

How many teams should be in the finals in the expanded AFL?

8
10(90.9%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
1(9.1%)
More than 10
0(0.0%)


I'll give you my opinions under the cut. Read more...Collapse )
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
7:28 am
[calenturian]
Notice of tipping comp
Tipping competition at Footytips

The password is 1933. If you're reading this message then you're welcome to join the competition - you don't have to have tipped last year, or during the pre-season this year, or anything like that. (I'm not sure what we'll do about late entries, if you're reading this after the round starts, but we'll sort something out.)

I've only got the straight tipping competition at the moment, but if enough people want one of the other games (I think some of you play fantasy football?) then I'm happy to enable them as well.

Enjoy!
Thursday, March 18th, 2010
10:38 pm
[calenturian]
Pre-season results, round 4
So the Western Bulldogs have their first premiership in 40 years, even if it is only a pre-season one. It looks like Barry Hall still has a great deal of footy left in him after all ;)

This week's winner is __flatline__ with seven tips correct! Sadly this was not quite enough to overtake esuzumy, who tipped six (along with hnpcc and kingarthurscott) despite loyally and unsuccessfully tipping St Kilda to win, and who is our overall winner with 22 big tips and no bonus points.

Final standingsCollapse )

So congratulations to esuzumy and all you Bulldogs supporters out there whose names I don't know, commiserations to the St Kilda supporters, and a big thank you to everyone who tipped!

Now, who's up for the regular season? And has anyone used a tipping site other than OzTips? Their new interface is really annoying.
Thursday, March 11th, 2010
4:40 pm
[calenturian]
Pre-season tips, round 4
The big one

Saturday March 13: Western Bulldogs v St Kilda, Docklands, 7.10pm

Regional Challenge

Friday March 12
Brisbane Lions v Hawthorn, Southport, 3.30pm
Carlton v Adelaide, Visy Park, 4pm
Sydney Swans v North Melbourne, Narrandera, 7pm

Saturday March 13
Melbourne v West Coast, Casey Fields, 2pm
Richmond v Essendon, Morwell, 3.30pm
Port Adelaide v Collingwood, Mt Gambier, 4pm
Fremantle v Geelong, Subiaco, 4.30pm

Comments are screened. You can still win it from here!
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