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You wouldn't call me a Hawthorn supporter, by the way. ;) I got behind them today just 'cos they're Victorian. Still I was well and truly caught up in the spectacle and aftermath.

Congratulations on the victory.
 

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I've been satisfied with the outcomes. Both times the victor was higher on the ladder than their opponent, so with that in mind it's deserved. For this reason I hope Geelong claim the flag.
 

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Oh... that's right, of the South Australian clubs, you favour the Crows. Well, I'm sorry about the loss. I actually predicted that Adelaide would win the match by virtue of them being a more experienced squad with greater exposure to the Finals. I thought I was right after the opening minutes, that the Hawks would be overwhelmed by the occasion. It was for this reason that I tipped victories for West Coast and Sydney, I'm not doing so well. :D

You'd think that I'll break my duck in today's match. Then again, it seems that myself and others have written off the Kangaroos, as we have all season. Perhaps they'll surprise us, as they have all season. We'll see.

I'd rate Collingwood as slight favourites against the Eagles, but only slight. The Eagles are crippled [no Cousins, Kerr and Judd is confirmed absent] but this weakness could lend them strength, the players on the park lifting themselves, as they know they must.

The crowd will lend their fervour, and as the Magpies are well aware of this fantastic opportunity, they may choke under the weight of expectation, amongst other things. WC have stood up in the past while under siege.
 

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Gonna be hard without your 3 best players! We might get past Collingwood bu dont know about the week after.
 

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Great game by Buddy, was surprised how he could actually kick outside 50 so accurately many times in a game. Nonetheless, the Crows were 5 goals up, and missed some crucial goals in crucial parts of the game. Hawks to face either Kangas or Geelong...will be a good game.

West coast V collingwood will be interesting. The Pies must be wrapped to not face 3 of the best midfielders in the league. Could act as a negative, you never know what the Eagles are going to come out with, at least with the dynamic trio, you know what to expect.

I think if Geelong win today, along with Port, they are travelling perfectly and setting up a great grand final.
 

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That was one of the best games i've ever been to, we should kill North next week. It was great to see young guys like Frankin and Roughead step up in the finals as they'd had to do all year with Williams out, speaking of which, how f*cking good will we be next year! :eek:
 

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He's been out nearly all season injured, when he comes back opposing sides won't know who to put their best, most mobile defender on
 

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What a win by the catters mate , 106 points with Chapman and Mooney kicking 5 a piece . Great feeling beeing at the G yesterday with the cat members , a great buzz in the air about this year
 

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Eagles are gone, even if we win against the Pies, it will just be prolonging the execution.Unless Hansen, Judd and Kerr can come back for the Pre-lims.Eagles stuffed up for playing an injured and fairly ineffective Judd for the last 3 months, amatuers should of rested him and got him fixed.
 

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Judd for the last 3 months, amatuers should of rested him and got him fixed.

Your right there bloke but , some will ask if that was done would that put there chances of final and top 4 at risk ????? . I think not all hope should be lost as the eagles are a class act but there midrange players will all need to step up agaiunts the pies .
 

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6:42 PM Mon 10 September, 2007 | Back

By Mic Cullen

for westcoasteagles.com.au
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IMMEDIATELY following Friday night's heartbreaking three-point loss to Port Adelaide, West Coast Eagles assistant coach Peter Sumich declared that skipper Chris Judd had no chance of playing this week.

On Monday afternoon, he wasn't about to change his mind.

"Look, there'll be a strong chance he won't. I was pretty direct after the game and that was [due to] being probably a little bit frustrated with the loss," he said.

"He's a chance, but it's a small chance."

Judd has been troubled by a groin problem for the second half of the season, but that's no longer the main concern.

"It's been more his ankle – he was on crutches after the game and he would have played out the game, but he rolled his ankle after kicking his second goal, so that was a disappointment.

"He's doing a lot of treatment on that to get that up and then we'll weigh up if we go with the groin again."

Sumich said the match committee was in a tough place – as the recovery timeframe of ankle injuries can be hard to predict – because each match from here on is sudden death.

"They're the dilemmas we've got. There's a lot of to-in and fro-ing. The other one is, do we just say later in the week, when we've got match committee, 'No, he's not playing, we'll win this week and he'll be right for the preliminary final.'

"So they're all little scenarios we have to talk about as a match committee and come up with the right answers."

The skipper could be forgiven for getting down after yet another injury setback, but Sumich, West Coast's midfield coach, said Judd had reacted strongly.

"I was talking to him this morning and he's got angry with the ankle – he's more determined. It's quite amazing – he's an amazing character. He's really determined to get himself up for this week, but if it doesn't happen, he'll play in the prelim if we win this week.

"So that's where he's at – he's actually got more determined."
 
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