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*shakes head* (Surely the Dorkers have used up all their footy luck for this season by now.)
lol I walked in just in time to see both of those close wins they've had happen recently
Hehe. I guess the silver lining is that the result means the Eagles won't cough up 3rd spot to the Tigers.
They're getting a good ol' floggin' tonight. Early in the third quarter and a 100+ point margin is already on the cards.
...and it becomes Ross Lyon's first 100+ point loss in his coaching career.

Adelaide: 20.23 (143)
Failmantle: 6.7 (43)
catchy scoreline
Maybe this thread should be Fremantle - 2017
*giggles*

I think we should rename it Fremantle Are Poo Poo Dunderheads - 2017
OMG. How many times did we (the Eagles) slip in and out of the Top 8 of the 'live ladder' in that match, even late in the last quarter? What a nail-biter of a last-ever AFL match at Subi Oval. West Coast scrapes into the finals by half of a percent! Sorry Demons, not sorry. I'm also glad we didn't do too well or else we'd be 7th and facing the rampaging Swans over there in the finals. *does a happy jig* GO EAGLES!!!
They could check out of the 8 whenever they like, but they could never leave.
Go Tiges
Hehe. Imagine if we beat Port in our elimination final, then helped the Crows to a 'straight sets' exit by beating them in a semi final - South Australia would never forgive us.

If I fantasise a bit further, we then go on to win our preliminary final and then beat GOD-DAMN Sydney in the grand final again. Oooooooooh yeah! I think I'm gonna need a towel now. hehe
Hi everyone. For pure sh*ts and giggles I thought I'd post the No.1 hits for every Grand Final week from 1940 till now. And it's due to research on this very website that I've been able to do so, so thanks to Bulion and everyone else for their assistance.
I've included Melbourne No. 1s (based on Gavin Ryan's Melbourne chart book) where applicable and where they differ from the national No. 1 until 1987 when we had Sydney, West Coast and Brisbane teams and the VFL became more or less a national competition. Winning premiership teams are in brackets. Cheers

1940: (Melbourne) Joe Loss – Till The Lights Of London Shine Again
1941: (Melbourne) Judy Garland; The Jesters – It's A Great Day For The Irish
1942: (Essendon) Vera Lynn; Jean Cerchi – (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover
1943: (Richmond) Bing Crosby – White Christmas
1944: (Fitzroy) Bing Crosby & The Andrew Sisters – Vict'ry Polka
1945: (Carlton)Bing Crosby & The Andrew Sisters – Don't Fence Me In
1946: (Essendon) Bing Crosby; Freddy Martin – Symphony
1947: (Carlton) Al Jolson; Bing Crosby – The Anniversary Song
1948: (Melbourne) Bing Crosby; Gracie Fields – Now Is The Hour (Maori Farewell Song)
1949: (Essendon) Evelyn Knight; Sammy Kaye – Powder Your Face With Sunshine
1950: (Essendon) Bing Crosby & The Andrew Sisters – Quicksilver
1951: (Geelong) Nat 'King' Cole; Toni Arden – Too Young
1952: (Geelong) Johnnie Ray; Nat 'King' Cole – Walkin' My Baby Back Home
1953: (Collingwood) Percy Faith – Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)
1954: (Footscray) Frank Sinatra; The Four Aces – Three Coins In The Fountain
1955: (Melbourne) Bill Haley & His Comets – (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
1956: (Melbourne) Doris Day – Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)
 Melb #1Cathy Carr – Ivory Tower
1957: (Melbourne) Pat Boone – Love Letters In The Sand
 Melb #1Marty Robbins – A White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation)
1958: (Collingwood) The Kalin Twins – When
 Melb #1 Four Preps – Big Man
1959: (Melbourne) The Browns – The Three Bells
 Melb #1 Conway Twitty – Mona Lisa
1960: (Melbourne) The Ventures – Walk Don't Run
 Melb #1 Johnny O’Keefe (with the Ernie Freeman Chorus) – Don’t You Know
1961: (Hawthorn) The Highwaymen – Michael
 Melb #1 Johnny O’Keefe – I’m Counting On You
1962: (Essendon) Tommy Roe – Sheila
1963: (Geelong) Helen Shapiro – No Trespassing / Not Responsible
 Melb #1 Al Martino – Painted Tainted Rose
1964: (Melbourne) The Beatles – I Should Have Known Better / If I Fell
 Melb #1 Roy Orbison & the Candy Men – Oh! Pretty Woman
1965: (Essendon) The Beatles – Help! / I'm Down
 Melb #1 MPD Ltd. – Little Boy Sad
Album:The Beatles – Help! Soundtrack
1966: (St Kilda) The Beatles – Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby
Album:Soundtrack – The Sound of Music
1967: (Richmond) Petula Clark – Don't Sleep In The Subway
 Melb #1Scott McKenzie – San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)
Album: The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band
1968: (Carlton) Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley P.T.A.
Album: The Seekers – Greatest Hits
1969: (Richmond) The Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Woman / You Can't Always Get What You Want
Album: Original Broadway Soundtrack – Hair
1970: (Carlton) The Mixtures – In The Summertime
Album: Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
1971: (Hawthorn) Drummond – Daddy Cool
Album: Daddy Cool – Daddy Who?
1972: (Carlton) Blackfeather – Boppin' The Blues
Album: Slade– Slade Alive!
1973: (Richmond) Suzi Quatro – Can The Can
Album: Paul McCartney – Red Rose Speedway
1974: (Richmond) Paper Lace – The Night Chicago Died
 Melb #1 William Shakespeare. – I Can’t Stop Myself From Loving You
Album:Elton John – Caibou
1975: (North Melbourne) The Captain & Tennille – Love Will Keep Us Together
 Melb #1 Sweet – Fox on the Run
Album: Skyhooks – Ego Is Not a Dirty Word
1976: (Hawthorn) Abba – Dancing Queen
Album: Rod Stewart – A Night on the Town
1977: (North Melbourne)Carole Bayer Sager – You're Moving Out Today
 Melb #1 Donna Summer – I Feel Love
Album: Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees
1978: (Hawthorn) John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – You're The One That I Want
Album: Jeff Wayne/Various – The War of the Worlds
1979: (Carlton) The Knack – My Sharona
 Melb #1 Patrick Hernandez – Born to Be Alive
Album: The Knack – Get The Knack
1980: (Richmond) Diana Ross – Upside Down
Album: Soundtrack – Xanadu
1981: (Carlton) Shakin' Stevens – You Drive Me Crazy
 Melb #1 Swanee – If I Were a Carpenter
Album: The Rolling Stones – Tattoo You
1982: (Carlton) Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
Album: Various – 1982: Out of the Blue
1983: (Hawthorn) Austen Tayshus – Australiana
 Melb #1 Freeez – I.O.U.
Album: Air Supply – Greatest Hits
1984: (Essendon) George Michael – Careless Whisper
 Melb #1 Ray Parker jnr. - Ghostbusters
Album: Various – H’its Huge
1985: (Essendon) Huey Lewis & The News – The Power Of Love
Album: Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms
1986: (Hawthorn) Bananarama – Venus
Album: Cyndi Lauper – True Colors
1987: (Carlton) Los Lobos – La Bamba
Album: Midnight Oil – Diesel and Dust
1988: (Hawthorn) Robert Palmer – Simply Irresistible
Album: John Farnham – Age of Reason
1989: (Hawthorn) Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting
Album: Richard Marx – Repeat Offender
1990: (Collingwood) Jon Bon Jovi – Blaze Of Glory
Album: Jimmy Barnes – Two Fires
1991: (Hawthorn) Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It for You
Album: Dire Straits – On Every Street
1992: (West Coast) Bobby Brown – Humpin' Around
Album: Musical – Jesus Christ Superstar [1992 Australian Cast]
1993: (Essendon) Meat Loaf – I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
Album: Billy Joel – River of Dreams
1994: (West Coast) Kylie Minogue – Confide In Me
Album: Soundtrack – Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
1995: (Carlton) Seal – Kiss from a Rose
Album: Red Hot Chili Peppers – One Hot Minute
1996: (North Melbourne)Los Del Rio – Macarena
Album: R.E.M. – New Adventures in Hi-Fi
1997: (Adelaide) Will Smith – Men In Black
Album: Tina Arena – In Deep
1998: (Adelaide) Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss a Thing
Album: Powderfinger – Internationalist
1999: (North Melbourne) Lou Bega – Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)
Album: Shania Twain – Come on Over
2000: (Essendon) Anastacia – I’m Outta Love
Album: John Farnham – 33 1/3
2001: (Brisbane) Kylie Minogue – Can't Get You Out Of My Head
Album: Soundtrack – Bridget Jones’ Diary
2002: (Brisbane) Scooter – The Logical Song
Album: Enrique Iglesias - Escape
2003: (Brisbane) Delta Goodrem - Not Me, Not I
Album: Delta Goodrem – Innocent Eyes
2004: (Port Adelaide)Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved
Album: Missy Higgins – The Sound of White
2005: (Sydney) The Pussycat Dolls – Don't Cha
Album: James Blunt – Back to Bedlam
2006: (West Coast) Sandi Thom – I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)
Album: Justin Timberlake – FutureSex/Love Sounds
2007: (Geelong) Sean Kingston – Beautiful Girls
Album: 50 Cent – Curtis
2008: (Hawthorn) P!nk – So What
Album: Miley Cyrus – Breakout
2009: (Geelong) David Guetta – Sexy Bitch
Album: Jimmy Barnes – The Rhythm and the Blues
2010: (Collingwood) Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)
Album: Linkin Park – A Thousand Suns
2011: (Geelong) Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know
Album: Adele – 21
2012: (Sydney) Psy – Gangnam Style
Album: The Amity Affliction – Chasing Ghosts
2013: (Hawthorn) Katy Perry – Roar
Album: Arctic Monkeys – AM
2014: (Hawthorn) Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Album: The Madden Brothers – Greetings From California
2015: (Hawthorn) Justin Beiber – What Do You Mean?
Album: Lana Del Ray – Honeymoon
2016: (Western Bulldogs)Chainsmokers feat. Halsey – Closer
Album: Anthony Callea – Backbone
2017: (Richmond) Sam Smith - Too Good at Goodbyes
Album: Foo Fighters - Concrete and Gold
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That's a great collection of songs since 1977 (my birth year) at least - I only dislike 1981, 1983, 2011 and 2016's.
The twice recent trifecta songs don't go together so well. Would've been cool if they had.
I just realised, the #1 single when Richmond last made a grand final (and lost) in 1982 was 'Eye of the Tiger' -- not such a great omen for the Tiges on that occasion
My Crows are in the grand final for the first time! It's surreal to be part of it. A lifetime of heartbreak but we made it eventually.
Yeah. Sorry about those 2005/2006 prelim losses my boys gave ya, zxc. ;P
Odds:
Adelaide Crows$1.70
Richmond Tigers$2.20
In 1921 Richmond beat Geelong in a final, went into a preliminary final with an unchanged lineup and won. They then went into the Grand Final with an unchanged lineup and won.
In 1969 Richmond beat Geelong in a final, went into a preliminary final with an unchanged lineup and won. They then went into the Grand Final with an unchanged lineup and won.
In 2017 Richmond beat Geelong in a final, went into a preliminary final with an unchanged lineup and won. They then went into the Grand Final with an unchanged lineup and won.
Spooky.
My favourite stat was that it was apparently the first grand final since the 1800's where every player was playing their first grand final.
Musically, Richmond really were robbed in 1982
DaveNT. So true. Hijinx. Yeah, not since 1898 had no players in the GF ever played in one before -- a ripper stat! And with Adelaide now losing, it means that every team who has ever played in a GF has now lost at least one. Collingwood have lost the most (26) and drawn twice.
Ah yes, it had only occurred to me briefly last night that this was Adelaide's first ever GF loss. Perhaps in due time Gold Coast/GWS will start contributing to these stats themselves, it's a little wild to me that the latter have already come so far as to make the preliminary final.

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