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Old 09-26-2010, 06:15 PM
 
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For those who might be interested - the AFL Grand Fianl was played on the weekend between Collingwood Magpies vs St Kilda Saints.

The Saints haven't won for 44 years, since 1966, when they beat the Magpies by 1 point.

The Magpies haven't won since 1990....

They played off on Saturday for the first time in a Grand Final since that classic in 1966....

After 2 hours of high tackling, pressure footy the result?

A draw.

With the archaic rules of the Australian Football League - the game has to be replayed next week..

grrrr.
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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I dont really know what any of that means, but a DRAW in a league title game? Ouch
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:23 PM
 
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I dont really know what any of that means, but a DRAW in a league title game? Ouch
haha

it'd be like .... The Giants & Cowboys playing off in the superbowl for the first time in 44 years then having a draw at the end & having to turn up again the next week.
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:31 PM
 
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haha

it'd be like .... The Giants & Cowboys playing off in the superbowl for the first time in 44 years then having a draw at the end & having to turn up again the next week.
Right, a tie, got it....Well they are both in the NFC so thats not really possible, but whatever.... question, if you had tickets for this game, and didn't get to see a resolution are your tickets good for the next game also? Or would you have to buy a seperate ticket? I would want a refund, I would imagine a title game would be an expensive ticket, that would leave me unhappy as a buyer.
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:42 PM
 
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Right, a tie, got it....Well they are both in the NFC so thats not really possible, but whatever.... question, if you had tickets for this game, and didn't get to see a resolution are your tickets good for the next game also? Or would you have to buy a seperate ticket? I would want a refund, I would imagine a title game would be an expensive ticket, that would leave me unhappy as a buyer.
ha yes a tie = a draw in Aussie lingo.

Ok, maybe a bad example, but you get my point

Nope, you have to re-purchase tickets. Face value of the ticket isn't TOO bad ($250) but due to high demand, some people bought tix at $2000...

So, they are all on sale again today....

The administration state that everyone knows its a possibility, so too bad. they have been a bit reasonable, in allocating more tickets to fans rather than corporate packages and will give some free tix to die-hard fans doing "it tough"
Not sure how they figure out who can get free tickets or not....
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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It's stupid and they're lucky it was two Melbourne clubs involved. It doesn't matter because you could see Demetriou smiling after the siren. He wants two grand finals every year.
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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It's stupid and they're lucky it was two Melbourne clubs involved. It doesn't matter because you could see Demetriou smiling after the siren. He wants two grand finals every year.
yeah he was quite smug about it.
Wonder what would have happened if it was Fremantle vs Brisbane or something....
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Old 09-28-2010, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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When I seen the result I just shook me head in disgrace, why don't they have extra time?
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:59 AM
 
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its just the way it has always been.

In over 100 years of Aussie Rules, there have only ever been 3 draws in a Grand Final (including this one) ... it's not a common thing.... I wouldn't be surprised if the rules changed though.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:57 PM
 
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A tie is like kissing your sister.
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