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footyman
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Senior Grand Final - Geelong def Coburg
Probably the worst grand final in a while, big crowd and great weather, but a game that Coburg never really looked a winning chance in and with a burst in the third term the Cats ran right away with it scoring 7.6 to 0.1 for the term. The Tigers disposal was disgraceful, particularly given the number of AFL listed players out there. There must have been a record number of dribble kicks and half volleys as they continually made things very difficult for their forwards. The lack of a ruckman was a major problem for them - Ronaldson is a battler and has done a great job this year but to expect him to carry the load against King and West was always going to be an impossible task. Their back up ruckman - Nat Caruso (yes all 185cm of him!) - copping an injury didnt help their cause. At the end of the day the Coburg side was too short - and they werent able to run the Geelong blokes off their legs. There's no doubt the AFL stand alone side in Geelong copped a big advantage by being allowed to play so many AFL players, I think the governing body might need to look into that a little more. Thats not to take anything away from their win. The Tom Lonergan story is something special and despite the game being so ordinary, his performance is probably what I'll remember most about today. He's got some guts that bloke. And today he did his job at both ends - in defence he did so well in the first half, then switched forward and kick 5 goals in the third term which basically finished it off. And did anyone see the issue with the security guard after the game down in front of the Gardiner Stand? I didn't see what started it - does anyone know? All I saw was the crowd had started streaming onto the ground, next thing I hear this noise and I turn to see this clown from the security company tackling a bloke who was wearing a Cats jumper, pinning him to the ground. Fellow Cats fans were coming across in support, the whole Gardiner Stand was yelling to the security bloke to get off him, booing and heckling him. The coppers came across, the Cats fan was let up off the ground, the cops interviewed him for a bit as the security bloke was ushered into a room at the bottom of the grandstand, copping all sorts of abuse as he walked through the crowd. There were a lot of kids around and its really unfortunate to see stuff like that happening.
bcarbonaro
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Just wondering where everyone was sitting and if you has a chat with other people from this forum? I had a chat with Onslaught before the start of the reserves grand final but didn't see anyone else. Did you guys someone in a yellow and black stiped hooded jumper today? If you did, that was me.
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Geelong 3.5 5.13 12.19 17.24 (126) Coburg Tigers 1.2 4.5 4.6 7.10 (52) GOALS: Geelong: Lonergan 6 Davenport 2 Hawkins 2 Cheep Hogan Djerrkura Gardiner Grima Varcoe Gamble Coburg Tigers: Jackson 2 Krakouer Gazzo Hill Connors Oakley-Nicholls BEST: Geelong: Lonergan Playfair Thompson King Byrne Davenport Coburg Tigers: Jackson Ronaldson Horne Moore Neville Krakouer REPORTED PLAYERS: Geelong: T. Callan (Geelong) for charging N. Caruso (Coburg Tigers) in the 2nd quarter. Coburg Tigers: Nil






footyman
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[quote="bcarbonaro"]Just wondering where everyone was sitting and if you has a chat with other people from this forum? I had a chat with Onslaught before the start of the reserves grand final but didn't see anyone else. [/quote]Sat in the legends stand for some of the reserves, then moved to the Gardiner Stand for the rest of that and all the senior game. Caught up with Ons at half time of the reserves. You would've been in the media box wouldn't you Ben? That was my 8th consecutive VFL grand final - I'm getting old!
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I actually was in one of the radio boxes today taking some notes for my match wrap and marking the record as well. We had a television in the box as well so it was handy for seeing replays of things and the like. Recorded most of the presentation ceremony and interviews after the game for quotes to be used in the wrap as it would have been too much of a squeeze down in the presentations area or in the Geelong rooms.
footyman
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[quote="bcarbonaro"]I actually was in one of the radio boxes today taking some notes for my match wrap and marking the record as well. We had a television in the box as well so it was handy for seeing replays of things and the like. [/quote]Whose box? Were you in with Rex? As for the TV, why don't AFL Victoria surprise us next year, show some initiative and hire a mobile screen for the final series? I know it would take some effort and the clowns who work there don't like to do anything too difficult but it seriously wouldnt be that hard to organise!!!!
bcarbonaro
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No, but I heard Rex all day and watched his animated hand movements at various stages. Was with Stoney in the SEN box.
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I saw you Ben. You know you saw me. As I was working as the Independent Time Keeper yesterday in the time keepers box.
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[quote="footyman"][quote:c6335b15dd="bcarbonaro"]I actually was in one of the radio boxes today taking some notes for my match wrap and marking the record as well. We had a television in the box as well so it was handy for seeing replays of things and the like. [/quote]Whose box? Were you in with Rex? As for the TV, why don't AFL Victoria surprise us next year, show some initiative and hire a mobile screen for the final series? I know it would take some effort and the clowns who work there don't like to do anything too difficult but it seriously wouldnt be that hard to organise!!!![/quote] I think you will find that the plans are to have a screen next year. Two screens actually.
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[quote="Dolphin"]I think you will find that the plans are to have a screen next year. Two screens actually.[/quote] Surely this Telstra Dome thing is just a rumour.
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[quote="footyman"] And did anyone see the issue with the security guard after the game down in front of the Gardiner Stand? I didn't see what started it - does anyone know? All I saw was the crowd had started streaming onto the ground, next thing I hear this noise and I turn to see this clown from the security company tackling a bloke who was wearing a Cats jumper, pinning him to the ground. Fellow Cats fans were coming across in support, the whole Gardiner Stand was yelling to the security bloke to get off him, booing and heckling him. The coppers came across, the Cats fan was let up off the ground, the cops interviewed him for a bit as the security bloke was ushered into a room at the bottom of the grandstand, copping all sorts of abuse as he walked through the crowd. There were a lot of kids around and its really unfortunate to see stuff like that happening.[/quote] Yeah did notice something on the ground, it wasnt the only incident involving security at the grand final. Our ground level team had a couple of troubles dealing with security. Its typical of MC Labour Park its been knowing forever to have over-eager security guards getting involved with the public. It's a VFL Tradition for people to stream on to the ground and celebrate with their team. Although disappointing on the big stage Coburg had a fantastic season. I think in those circumstances with so many AFL Players available for selection every other team would have struggled. Their 2nds won so not all bad for the Burgers. Geelong impressive as mentioned great day for Tom Lonergan. Will King get selected for this weekend?? Agree with Ben Scott Thompson was fantastic yesterday along with a dozen team mates.. Hard to think of a Coburg player that won his position

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