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2013 VFL Grand Final - Geelong v Box Hill Hawks

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I was hoping Werribee would make it through for the good of the competition, as they still appear to be a club in their own right, whereas Box Hill really aren't their own club anymore with the jumper change, song change and name change etc.

Still it might bring a bigger crowd along or it could work against the VFL, with general supporters less likely to attend a 'reserves' Grand Final.

From what I saw of todays game, it's difficult to see the Hawks really challenging Geelong. I wonder what impact Friday nights game between the two clubs will have on selection.

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[quote=NorthPort]

Official discussion thread!

I was hoping Werribee would make it through for the good of the competition, as they still appear to be a club in their own right, whereas Box Hill really aren't their own club anymore with the jumper change, song change and name change etc.

Still it might bring a bigger crowd along or it could work against the VFL, with general supporters less likely to attend a 'reserves' Grand Final.

From what I saw of todays game, it's difficult to see the Hawks really challenging Geelong. I wonder what impact Friday nights game between the two clubs will have on selection.

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Dont think an AFL reserves GF played only 2 days after the senior teams play will make a big difference to the crowd numbers.
Whoever loses in the AFL wont be too keen on fronting up again particualy Geelong who I suspect will get done on Friday night.

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Geelong by 40pts

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Mustangs by 10 pts

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Cats are VERY good but not unbeatable, Box Hill play a similar game, quick & precise movement of the ball with some big strong marks in the forward line, the Mustangs are a good chance, just hope its a good game with a big crowd .....

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Geelong by 30 points - Having watched the two Prelims on the weekend and taking into account that Footscray, St. Kilda and Richmond all plan to field AFL reserves sides in the near future.... just wondering on peoples thoughts on whether a 'stand-alone' club (ie:- Coburg, Bendigo, etc) will realistically ever compete for a premiership. As it is Bendigo are doubtful for next season and we are all aware of Coburg's financial troubles ... I'm not trying to condem any clubs, just looking for discussion on the subject...

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Picked it halfway through the season. The VFL thinks that Geelong reserves vs might-as-well-be Hawthorn will see them to a 40,000 crowd, and they are absolutely kidding themselves! 14,000 max, and a huge Kittens win, to the detriment of the league in general.

Go Borough!

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The only remanent of the VFA that remains in this GF is the White Horse on Box Hills jumper.

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Crowd of 25,000

Geelong by 42 points.

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[quote=riccardo]

Picked it halfway through the season. The VFL thinks that Geelong reserves vs might-as-well-be Hawthorn will see them to a 40,000 crowd, and they are absolutely kidding themselves! 14,000 max, and a huge Kittens win, to the detriment of the league in general.

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Unfortunately Riccardo, but that's the way it is going to be. We just have to roll along & tolerate it until they can restructure the whole competition & even then there will be some that are not happy.
Difficult to please everybody in this shambles of a competition.

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[quote=digs]
Difficult to please everybody in this shambles of a competition.[/quote]

Very true - those following a successful club will be happy with the status quo - those not happy will look for their football fix elsewhere (as I did watching WAFL games on ABC).

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