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comeng
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[quote="digs"][quote:9c93217e17="barker"]Willy by 15 points[/quote] I think that Port are a little concerned about meeting Williamstown. Palms are getting a little sweaty. The Port boys will be barracking their collective guts out for the Dolphins.[/quote] I'm not concerned about Port playing Willamstown. We beat them last time at TEAC oval. I like to see Willamstown loose. Frankston was the only team to beat Port in the second half of the year. Frankston winning would guarantee a standalone team in the Grand Final. Is 2008 the year of the standalone?
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Or the year of the part-alingment? 8)
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The Grand Final will be between a stand alone team and a part alignment team with the stand alone team winning the flag. Saade Ghazi- states a stand alone team will never win the flag. Pigs arse they won't !!!
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I reckon both the part alinged teams could account for the standalone team, especially as it will be on neuteral ground
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In the past a stand alone couldnt win a flag. With AFL lists getting younger and younger there are not as many AFL players in there mid to late 20s playing regular VFL football. This is the main reason why a Stand alone team can now compete and compete well. So in alot of games now you have strong, experienced VFL players vs young skinny AFL listed players.
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In the past a stand alone couldnt win a flag. With AFL lists getting younger and younger there are not as many AFL players in there mid to late 20s playing regular VFL football. This is the main reason why a Stand alone team can now compete and compete well. So in alot of games now you have strong, experienced VFL players vs young skinny AFL listed players.
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There's no doubt about that Burraburger. The AFL content in VFL games is a lot younger than was the case three or four years ago. There are exceptions of course (ie when Werribee used Thompson, Brown and Sinclair and not surprisngly bowled over Willi). But from what I've seen the standard has slipped a fraction and it's brought Port and Frankston into the race.
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[b]Williamstown vs. Frankston (ABC TV) Saturday 13th September 2008 TEAC Oval at 1:10 PM[/b] [b]Williamstown[/b] B Addison Meyer McKenzie HB Reid Cloke Everitt C Greene Bre. Johnson Stretton HF Picken Wight Jolley F Rose Little Skipper R Street Ward Ray Int Galea Wood Young Boumann O'Keefe Urch Lockwood Beaumont [b] Frankston[/b] B Corp Pollard Winterton HB Raso Shinners Barry C Keely Kennedy Proctor HF Dickson Lourey Morris F Berry Clark Limbach R Gabriel Magner Marigliani Int Krakouer Collins Lombardozzi Conroy P. Whelan Dore Murray Oliver






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Lets hope it rains, plenty of reports, both sides belt each other and Frankston wins!!!!
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[quote="theobserver"]There's no doubt about that Burraburger. The AFL content in VFL games is a lot younger than was the case three or four years ago. There are exceptions of course (ie when Werribee used Thompson, Brown and Sinclair and not surprisngly bowled over Willi). But from what I've seen the standard has slipped a fraction and it's brought Port and Frankston into the race.[/quote] I actually think that the overall standard of VFL footy is about the same, but what I reckon has happened is that there is a widening gap between the good and bad games in the VFL. Often the games of a lesser standard involve a large number of rookie listed AFL players and raw seniors, and I suspect that gap will continue with the expansion of AFL rookie lists from next season, plus the admission of GC 17 to the competition for 2010. The good games on the other hand increasingly involve the VFL stand-alones, and that is probably also a reflection upon the slight raising of the salary cap in the last couple of seasons. It's going to be hard to maintain though as some suburban and country clubs become very wealthy through gaming and liquor licensing, while the VFL clubs are battling just to maintain their current levels of income.

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