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    "Whenever I have a nightmare it isn't in colour. It's always black and white, the colours of the meanest, toughest club ever to run on to a football field. Collingwood." - Jack 'Captain Blood' Dyer




    Well old Jack was a tough old bastard thats for sure. And I doubt he ever actually said those words, chances are they were totally invented by a Pies supporter with way too many VB's under the hood, but fuck me if it doesn't sound cool as hell anyway, so I'm gonna use it. I'm writing this shit and I'll use any potentially fictional quotes I damn well like! Plus it's an excuse to use that fantastic Jack Dyer 'old school bitchslapping' picture, so theres an added bonus right there!

    So here's the deal. Aussie Rules football is great. But if you are not an Aussie, if you were to be say.. an American or a Canadian or some other breed of non-Australian, chances are you know sweet bugger all about the great game other than the odd 'hey man look at the crazy bastards with no padding' clips on ESPN. SO here ya go, a chance to learn a little about the game and hang out with the small group of fanatics and confused forigners that make up this thread each year.

    Basically each week of the AFL we simply submit tips on whos going to win each game. Theres no points margins or anything like that, it's a simple 'tick the winners box' comp. You won't win money, you won't get chicks, but you can drink your own grog if you think it might help. Heres the thing - we've been doing this for I dunno.. 5 or 6 years now, and the only AUstralian thats ever won it is my missus. Every other year it's been won by one of these non australian Americanadian types. It seems your chances of winning an AFL tipping contest are inversely proportional to how much you actually (think) you know about the game. Take me for instance - I run this every year, and I'm pretty much shit at it. A national disgrace.

    SO heres the grimy details. You need to register at www.oztips.com if you are new then join this competition:

    Comp number: 137230
    Password : EVH

    The whole thing should take less than 5 minutes. Doing your tips takes about 30 seconds a week

    As a primer, heres the Wikipedia link to Australian Rules to get an overview
    Wikipedia

    Heres some of the previous years threads
    2007
    2006

    Official AFL site
    AFL Site

    Some footy news sites
    Realfooty

    AFL Chat Forum
    Bigfooty

    I'll post some team profiles for the year if and when they appear on the various news sites

    I also want to call special attention to the fact I actually wrote out a new post this year instead of copy-pasting the previous years shit and just changing a few names and dates. I rock like that.


    It all starts on the 20th March (19th for you guys over in the Americas)
    Happy tipping!
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    OHHH YES!!!!! Its that time of year!!!

    Can you feel it???

    I predict I will take 2nd place.

    I have trained very hard during this off season, the only problem is I may have peaked too soon.
    ((Just My Two Cents))
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    Will Platty be joining us this season??
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    So far I am the only person signed up, I am leading the pack.
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    And thats about what its worth.

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    Oh...never mind.
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    And thats about what its worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    Oh...never mind.

    ....dork!
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    Good to see you still have your RAGE!!! Now if just one of you Aussie men could channel that rage into a winning season, instead you hide behind Platty.
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    I have rejoined in an effort to bring the cup back to the United States, where it so fitfully belongs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    I have rejoined in an effort to bring the cup back to the United States, where it so fitfully belongs.
    Its really the only home it loves.
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    Previews! Pinched from www.afl.com. I'll trim them down to the summary rather than send you all to sleep with the stats

    Adelaide Crows



    SUMMARY
    Despite the perception the Crows were on the slide, they hit back strongly with an impressive NAB Cup. While this is not a clear indication of the year ahead, Adelaide still has enough maturity and match experience to have a genuine crack at the title. But does Adelaide's top-end of older players suggest its premiership window is still open – as with Port Adelaide in 2004 – or does it mean it has just missed out?

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    Right on the cusp – either a premiership threat or may have just missed the boat.

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    Hard to say with these guys. I suspect though they might be a little worse off than last year until some of their youngsters mature, and might just miss the 8
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    Brisbane Lions



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    Injuries were a problem for the Lions in 2007 and have continued to be an issue over the pre-season. But if the Lions can get close to fielding their best 25 on a weekly basis, they are capable of emulating the 2007 Port Adelaide side – rising up the ladder and into a Grand Final. The Lions still have eight premiership players in their best 25 and some excellent additions since their most recent Grand Final in 2004.

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    Overcome the injury woes and a bolt back into Grand Final contention is right on the cards.

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    Should make the 8 if they stay fit. Pretty good team and proof you can rebuild without bottoming out.. unlike say..
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    Carlton Blues



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    There is no doubt the wheel is turning at Carlton after several tumultuous years, but even the brilliant Judd won't be able to single-handedly turn the club's fortunes around. Development and patience again must be the focus, particularly from the likes of Murphy, Gibbs and now Kreuzer. Anything else at this point – even the possibility of a top-eight berth – will be a bonus.

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    Light is now at the end of the tunnel, but it won't be reached in 2008.

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    Will improve. Maybe not the 8 yet as the defence is pretty scratchy looking. I'm not gonna get into the whole 'tanking' thing from last year, it's done now.
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    Collingwood Magpies



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    Collingwood exceeded the expectations of the football community with an outstanding 2007, ending in a narrow preliminary final loss to Geelong. The challenge for the still emerging Pies is can they back it up? It's a tough ask, but the continued development from the likes of Pendlebury, Cloke and Thomas can help Collingwood remain a top four prospect.

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    Not quite premiership-ready this year, but the signs are looking very promising.

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    I'd think probably one more year of maturing the team before a fair dinkum tilt can be made at the premiership. Based on last year I would HOPE we can sneak in a top 4 spot but reality is with so many kids holding up the team, we'll probably be a bit inconsistant and might miss out. It's hard not to get carried away given the teams amazing finals performance last year but I'm determined to keep a lid on it!
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    Essendon Bombers



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    A new freshness has swept through Windy Hill. Matthew Knights has taken over the reigns as legendary club figures, with Kevin Sheedy and Hird moving on after stunning careers with the Bombers. Widespread rejuvenation makes Essendon's list a fascinating one in 2008 – does it have what it takes to bounce back into the eight or will the transitional phase mean it won't play off in September for the fourth consecutive season?

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    The jury is out – a flag appears unlikely, but the ride could be interesting in 2008.

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    Tough one to call, after so many years of Sheedy, Hird and co the Bombers seem like a totally new team. We'll see what happens I guess!
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