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Are Adelaide the Real Deal?

Post by bayman on Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:19 pm

I don't watch much afl football but they look very very good today against a previously unbeaten team, so I'm asking are they the Real Deal?

I would say yes they are
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Re: Are Adelaide the Real Deal?

Post by UncleHuey on Tue May 02, 2017 1:17 pm

Certainly seem to be at the moment. They have a few key players without obvious replacements and would struggle if Jacobs, Sloane or Talia went out for an extended period.
Apart from that they look very good. Multiple goal scoring options, a flexible backline that works well together and a midfield that has a nice combination of grunt and pace.

They could easily finish top 2, have 2 home finals and then the Grannie at the G.
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Re: Are Adelaide the Real Deal?

Post by the prowler on Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:00 pm

Over the last month if that is anything to go by, the Crows will be very lucky to be in the top 4 by the end of August, they do not have the grunt to be a top 3 contender.
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Re: Are Adelaide the Real Deal?

Post by bayman on Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:14 pm

the prowler wrote:Over the last month if that is anything to go by, the Crows will be very lucky to be in the top 4 by the end of August, they do not have the grunt to be a top 3 contender.

after watching most of it tonight i'd have to agree, its easy to dominate when things go your way but when they don't go your way you should at least fight hard at every contest, this i don't think Adelaide did that well tonight & that has nothing to do with where the game was played, perhaps after all they are just front runners !!!!
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Re: Are Adelaide the Real Deal?

Post by UncleHuey on Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:06 pm

They seem to be turning into the 2016 North Melbourne. fast out of the blocks but when the other teams have worked out how to stop them they have no plan B.
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Re: Are Adelaide the Real Deal?

Post by bayman on Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:26 pm

looking more like yes than no
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Re: Are Adelaide the Real Deal?

Post by bayman on Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:25 am

To answer my own question, absolutely they are
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Re: Are Adelaide the Real Deal?

Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:04 am

They've surprised me as I had Swans, Cats and GWS pegged higher.

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Re: Are Adelaide the Real Deal?

Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:55 pm

Maybe need to revisit this question?

When the momentum started to shift in the second quarter, you could almost see the heads drop. Many passengers.
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Re: Are Adelaide the Real Deal?

Post by bayman on Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:56 pm

Agreed Chambo & in hindsight Richmond had smashed all their opponents during the finals.....happy for Damien Hardwick for a couple of reasons one was they almost sacked him & he proved his doubters wrong & secondly when at Hawthorn he encouraged players to come to Glenelg, the two standouts were Ben Kane & Ruory Kirkby, any person that would do that for my team has my full support & respect as he only spent "5 minutes" at the bay & put in 110% every time
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Re: Are Adelaide the Real Deal?

Post by blacky on Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:09 pm

Would like to know people's opinion on Taylor walker speech after the Game
I thought it was pathetic came across as a sore loser
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Re: Are Adelaide the Real Deal?

Post by Brucetiki on Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:33 pm

Adelaide are definitely the real deal. Yesterday was an awful day to play your worst football for the year though.

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Re: Are Adelaide the Real Deal?

Post by bayman on Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:26 am

Worse football of the year or did Richmond play a very smart game of basically giving them no room to run whatsoever?
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Re: Are Adelaide the Real Deal?

Post by Flag No.10 on Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:12 am

blacky wrote:Would like to know people's opinion on Taylor walker speech after the Game
I thought it was pathetic came across as a sore loser

As short as his speech was, he still spoke for longer after the game than he had the ball in his hands during the game.

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Re: Are Adelaide the Real Deal?

Post by Brucetiki on Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:02 am

blacky wrote:Would like to know people's opinion on Taylor walker speech after the Game
I thought it was pathetic came across as a sore loser

It was fine - congratulated Richmond, apologised to the fans, and moved on. Did what he had to do and then allowed the Richmond celebrations to get into full swing.  Only way that could come across as a 'sore loser' is if you have an agenda, or vendetta, against the club or person involved. Even Fox Sports are getting hammered on social media by making a bigger deal out of it that it really needs to be.

I don't really see the need for the losing captain to come up and make a speech to be honest.  They've just lost a Grand Final and emotions would be pretty raw for the team, particularly the captain.


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Re: Are Adelaide the Real Deal?

Post by Brucetiki on Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:04 am

bayman wrote:Worse football of the year or did Richmond play a very smart game of basically giving them no room to run whatsoever?

Bit of both really. Richmond played outstanding and shut Adelaide right down, which resulted in Adelaide playing it's worse football of the year as they didn't respond.

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Re: Are Adelaide the Real Deal?

Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:32 pm

I thought Malcolm Blight probably nailed it when interviewed pre-game.

Basically said that whichever side can play their own game first and keep their temperament would win.

It may sound obvious, but in GFs how many blow outs occur because one side panics and doesn't stay with the game plan that got them there?
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