VFL Finals 2019 – Success for stand alone clubs ......
Good points made about the lack of promotion of non AFL teams in the finals by the media and more importantly by the AFL.
Could it be true - for a journalist to get AFL accreditation they have to agree not to promote any other leagues except the AFL? I guess it is- disctatorship is alive and well on Gilligans Island.
The lack of promotion from the AFL for week one one the VFL finals was disturbing. With no AFL, surely the AFL had a few dollars available to promote the VFL? I didnt see anything from them. Confirms the suspicion that the VFL is on borrowed time, with the AFL big wigs happy to let it die and replace it in 2021 with whatever version of AFL reserves the (lack of) brains trust come up with.
I did see lots of promotion of the farsical EJ Whitten game though...what an effing joke its become! The game was not in Victoria, not on a footy ground and not even the AFL rules. They choose to promote it even with the AFLX format that has been found to be a dud and abandoned earlier this year. Good cause but another terrible idea from these fools who run the game.
I can imagine what Ted Whitten would have to say about it all!
Did you not hear Teddy scream from the grave ? He will come back to haunt the AFL hierarchy.
That EJ whitten x footy garbage is the biggest piece of crap ever invented. Spot on bearsman, not footy, not on an Australian rules footy ground and the late EJ would be FUMING. I would rather watch a stalemate in a game of chess, paint drying, grass growing, cement hardening, synchronised swimming, test pattern on TV.
There is more than a good chance that Port will beat Footscray and Werribee will beat Essendon this weekend.
That will then see Willy play Werribee and Richmond play Port next week.
What would Gilligan's bozos and their circus clowns talk about if it happens to be a Port v Willy or Port v Werribee GF ??? Maybe that clown King can again talk about Daniel Wells and Collingwood and some fantasy and moronic idea. Maybe James Mothershead and the other puppets can talk about the AFL players that missed out on a game because the VFA teams prevailed. You can bet your bottom dollar James Mothershead and the other VFA haters will not write one paragraph if it is an all VFA Grand Final. Last weekend was brilliant when we saw all three VFA teams prevailed.
I will be there on both Saturday and Sunday and cheering loudly for the borough and Werribee.
Rocker, now you mention it I did hear a noise about halfway through the game, sounded like someone stuck a knife into someones leg....now I know what it was! They have seriously devalued the Whitten game and Ted Whitten..disgrace.
Lets hope the VFA clubs can get the job done in the next few weeks. VFA, please dont back any of them lol
Actually I did back Williamstown and Port into a multi with My Pendant Caulfield races as well as into Melbourne Storm. All won so was happy about that. I would say Port and Werribee will be slight outsiders again this weekend.
I went to the EJ Whitten game the first few years when it was played at the Western Oval. They have turned it into a sideshow. I would not watch one second on TV these days. If I want to watch a comedy I will get an old tape of Three Stooges to put on or even Laurel and Hardy.
My guess would be Footscray 1.70 and Essendon 1.80, but Port and Werribee both good chances. Footscray can be suspect under hard pressure and if Port can reproduce last week they have a great chance. You dont know what you will get with Essendon. Their best will be too good for Werribee, but they can easily put in an ordinary one and if they are not on their game the improving Werribee will beat them.
I might look at a multi with Port and Werribee to win this week and Willy premiers- should be around $12 dividend. Willy now $4 with a couple of bookies.
Williamstown were unlucky last year not to beat Box Hill and would have won easily against Casey in the GF. The seagulls who have lost 4 good players in the AFL draft look to be even better this season. Huge chance to atone for last season and go all the way. I don't mind that bet either. Footscray could struggle under severe pressure if Port are on song which make it tough for the dogs. Werribee are flying and the bombers might have a bad weekend. Reckon their AFL team will lose badly to West Coast which could easily flow on to their VFL team. As good as they played for 3 quarters last week can they somehow lift themselves ? Not so sure against a Werribee team who have improved rapidly and are playing with full of confidence.