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    #AFL Finals week 3 weekly discussion thread

    My Predictions for Week 3.

    Richmond will have won the game by 1/2 time, and coast to victory. No Hawkins, No Geelong


    Giants will win by 30. Collingwood is seriously overrated. (However, if Giants select Lauchie Keefe, I reverse this prediction)


    I also predict that Toby Greene will get off tonight, based on a number of factors:
    1) Giants are lawyering up, so its a legal battle rather than the opinion of a few ex collingwood players.
    2) The Faux outrage against Toby has died down a bit.
    3) The AFL will see that losing Whitfield is enough of a disadvantage, they dont need to introduce their own.
    If Greene's bid fails, I will self-impose a weeks ban for myself on RWO, because I will have lost the capacity for rational thought. (Sheeple, save yourself the trouble of typing a predictable response)

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    Quote Originally Posted by barry View Post
    My Predictions for Week 3.

    I also predict that Toby Greene will get off tonight, based on a number of factors:
    1) Giants are lawyering up, so its a legal battle rather than the opinion of a few ex collingwood players.
    2) The Faux outrage against Toby has died down a bit.
    3) The AFL will see that losing Whitfield is enough of a disadvantage, they dont need to introduce their own.
    If Greene's bid fails, I will self-impose a weeks ban for myself on RWO, because I will have lost the capacity for rational thought. (Sheeple, save yourself the trouble of typing a predictable response)
    Greene's appeal is likely to get up but the only thing consistent about the AFL is its inconsistency so anything could happen.
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    Little grubby will be watching from the sidelines this week. The outrage if they let him play will ruin the AFL.

    Wobbles/GW$ = even less interesting that last year's granny.
    Wild speculation, unsubstantiated rumours, silly jokes and opposition delight in another's failures is what makes an internet forum fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erica View Post
    Greene's appeal is likely to get up but the only thing consistent about the AFL is its inconsistency so anything could happen.
    I would like to see the tribunal members impose a week's ban on themselves. Their reputation, already in tatters, won't survive
    yet another week of disasters so they may as well give themselves the week off. And whatever happens in the prelims happens.

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    Cricket umps aren’t even allowed to be from any of the countries involved.
    Two ex Collingwood players on the tribunal. They may as well have had
    Eddie McGuire and T. Shaw on the panel.
    T. Greene should be playing. I hope he does.
    The Pies win easily if he doesn’t.
    The Cats won’t see which way The Tigers went, September cool composed specialists.

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    Go the Pies.

    (Feels like choosing Ebola over the Plague)

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    Quote Originally Posted by erica View Post
    Greene's appeal is likely to get up but the only thing consistent about the AFL is its inconsistency so anything could happen.
    I wouldn’t say it is likely to be honest. Very uncommon for tribunal verdicts to be overturned in the appeals process.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Melbourne_Blood View Post
    I wouldn’t say it is likely to be honest. Very uncommon for tribunal verdicts to be overturned in the appeals process.
    That is indeed true....but in this case, if they stick to the evidence and law and ignore public opinion, which is what made them feel safe handing out this ridiculous verdict and penalty in the first place, this charge will rightly be thrown out.

    I think most sensible people can see that the first decision was grossly flawed on the evidence available and given. The tribunal also made a mistake the week before, when they should have suspended Green but didn't, for the Bont incident, which was far worse than the Neale one.....but that incident and penalty should be completely irrelevant now to tonights decision.

    I can't help but think the first tribunal hearing had last weeks Bont incident 'mistake' firmly in their minds when they adjudicated this week.....and they shouldn't have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevoswan View Post
    That is indeed true....but in this case, if they stick to the evidence and law and ignore public opinion, which is what made them feel safe handing out this ridiculous verdict and penalty in the first place, this charge will rightly be thrown out.

    I think most sensible people can see that the first decision was grossly flawed on the evidence available and given. The tribunal also made a mistake the week before, when they should have suspended Green but didn't, for the Bont incident, which was far worse than the Neale one.....but that incident and penalty should be completely irrelevant now to tonights decision.

    I can't help but think the first tribunal hearing had last weeks Bont incident 'mistake' firmly in their minds when they adjudicated this week.....and they shouldn't have.
    I was of the same view earlier in the week , but the Neale incident has a pretty damning “ money shot “ ( Nathan Buckley’s words ) that was lacking in the Bont incident , even though that seemed much worse . And it’s that shot I believe they have based their case on, and it’s hard to argue with . They have charged him with making unnecessary contact to the eyes and they have pretty clear footage of exactly that. Especially as he was accused of a very similar thing in the previous week. Hard to argue accidental when the form is there . Neales testimony obviously taken with a grain of salt and so it should , players always look after each other at the tribunal . and especially when a finals berth is on the line.

    It’s his own stupid fault, his stupidity is likely going to cost his team a fair dinkum crack in a prelim and shot at making a maiden GF. He should feel terrible for being such a grub and a twit and letting down his teammates , coach and ‘fans’.


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    It's official....Greene won't play this weekend.

    From the live feed:

    "It's official - Toby Greene will NOT play in Saturday's preliminary final. The AFL Appeals Board has rejected his last-ditch bid to free his name."

    Off to court now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevoswan View Post
    It's official....Greene won't play this weekend.

    From the live feed:

    "It's official - Toby Greene will NOT play in Saturday's preliminary final. The AFL Appeals Board has rejected his last-ditch bid to free his name."

    Off to court now?
    He should have got an extra week for wasting everyone’s time

    Justice is finally served

    Now if Collingwood can just get up (with 22 injuries or suspensions - not fussed either way occurring during the game), it’ll finally be a good result in September!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotpotato View Post
    Cricket umps aren’t even allowed to be from any of the countries involved.
    Two ex Collingwood players on the tribunal. They may as well have had
    Eddie McGuire and T. Shaw on the panel.
    T. Greene should be playing. I hope he does.
    The Pies win easily if he doesn’t.
    The Cats won’t see which way The Tigers went, September cool composed specialists.
    Williams is probably more a Swan than a Pie

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    My tips for the prelims: the Ferals and the Filth.

    The Ferals will have the benefit of the week off, and the Handbags haven't won two games in a row since their bye.

    The Filth will be going up against the Fums, a side that has only won at the MCG three times and have never won a final there.

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