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    The official 2017 TandT Who to Root for Thread

    OK trendetters, here it is. The official. often copied but never bettered "who to root for" thread. T.M. pat. pending.

    For those who came in late, this will guide you on who to barrack for each week, for the greater good of our beloved dogs.

    Please be aware, there are weeks where you may have to barrack for horrible teams such as the Crows....or Collingwood!

    And also, i'm completely unaccountable and as the season pans out previously you may have had a root that you thought was a good idea at the time, but you are now ashamed of and hope no one noticed.

    As i always so root early, root often and root again

    Current ladder



    Pos Team P W L D B F A % Pts
    1 GWS Giants 13 10 3 0 1 1348 1119 120.46 40
    2 Adelaide Crows 13 9 4 0 1 1508 1102 136.84 36
    3 Geelong Cats 13 9 4 0 1 1308 1147 114.04 36
    4 Port Adelaide 13 8 5 0 1 1355 1001 135.36 32

    5 Melbourne 13 8 5 0 1 1 320 1151 114.68 32
    6 Richmond 13 8 5 0 1 1 135 1016 111.71 32
    7 West Coast Eagles 13 7 6 0 1162 1138 102.11 28
    8 St Kilda 13 7 6 0 1 1138 1162 97.93 28

    9 Western Bulldogs 13 7 6 0 1084 1118 96.96 28
    10 Sydney Swans 13 6 7 0 1 1156 1099 105.19 24
    11 Essendon 13 6 7 0 1 1228 1197 102.59 24
    12 Fremantle 13 6 7 0 1 991 1245 79.60 24
    13 Collingwood 13 5 8 0 1 1131 1144 98.86 20
    14 Gold Coast Suns 13 5 8 01 1150 1326 86.73 20
    15 Carlton 13 5 8 0 1 940 1150 81.74 20
    16 Hawthorn 13 5 8 0 1 1043 1313 79.44 20
    17 North Melbourne 13 4 9 0 1210 1296 93.36 16
    18 Brisbane Lions 13 2 11 0 1 1070 1553 68.90 8


    Who to root for this week, in order of importance:

    1 WBU vs WCE . Classic 8 point match, although when we win we will only get 4 points.

    Not sure about the order of the rest but this will do

    MELB v SWANS
    PORT v RICH
    BLUES v CROWS
    GIANTS v CATS
    FREO v SAINTS
    ESS v BRI
    SUNS v KAN
    HAW v COLL

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    Re: The official 2017 TandT Who to Root for Thread

    Yeh!
    Things are about to get pretty, pretty, pretty good.

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    Re: The official 2017 TandT Who to Root for Thread

    I don't know if I can ever change my default settings and actually barrack for Essendon or Collingwood when the time comes.
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    Re: The official 2017 TandT Who to Root for Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ratsmac View Post
    I don't know if I can ever change my default settings and actually barrack for Essendon or Collingwood when the time comes.
    If it helps us, well why not have a root.
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    Re: The official 2017 TandT Who to Root for Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Throughandthrough View Post
    1 WBU vs WCE . Classic 8 point match, although when we win we will only get 4 points.

    Not sure about the order of the rest but this will do

    MELB v SWANS
    PORT v RICH
    BLUES v CROWS
    GIANTS v CATS
    FREO v SAINTS
    ESS v BRI
    SUNS v KAN
    HAW v COLL
    Think I prefer Melbourne as I would prefer Swans totally removed from finals contention.

    Port v Richmond either way.

    Blues over Crows is a no brainer, even if extremely unlikely.

    Giants over Cats to give the Cats some chance of dropping out of at least top 4 and maybe the 8.

    Freo over Saints I am with.

    Brisbane over Essendon would be heroic but can't see it at Etihad.

    Suns over Kangas is possibly irrelevant but our best result would be Kangas, except for always preferring them to lose.

    Hawthorn v Collingwood is either way but Hawthorn need the lesson of irrelevance, while Collingwood are good to provide with unfulfilled hope.
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    Re: The official 2017 TandT Who to Root for Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ratsmac View Post
    I don't know if I can ever change my default settings and actually barrack for Essendon or Collingwood when the time comes.
    Just lie back and think of England.

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    Re: The official 2017 TandT Who to Root for Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog Joe View Post
    Think I prefer Melbourne as I would prefer Swans totally removed from finals contention.

    Port v Richmond either way.

    Blues over Crows is a no brainer, even if extremely unlikely.

    Giants over Cats to give the Cats some chance of dropping out of at least top 4 and maybe the 8.

    Freo over Saints I am with.

    Brisbane over Essendon would be heroic but can't see it at Etihad.

    Suns over Kangas is possibly irrelevant but our best result would be Kangas, except for always preferring them to lose.

    Hawthorn v Collingwood is either way but Hawthorn need the lesson of irrelevance, while Collingwood are good to provide with unfulfilled hope.
    I'm inclined to agree about Melbourne. We're more likely to overtake Sydney than Melbourne.

    I dare say we'll be rooting constantly for the Kangaroos' opponents for the Hrovat compo.

    Agree about the others.

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    Re: The official 2017 TandT Who to Root for Thread

    The Hrovat deal is added reason to want the Roos to lose every week.
    Bring back the biff

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    Re: The official 2017 TandT Who to Root for Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ratsmac View Post
    I don't know if I can ever change my default settings and actually barrack for Essendon or Collingwood when the time comes.


    If I can barrack for the Crows, you can barrack for Essendon or Collingwood. No reason to tell anyone else, after the event.

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    Re: The official 2017 TandT Who to Root for Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Throughandthrough View Post
    If I can barrack for the Crows, you can barrack for Essendon or Collingwood. No reason to tell anyone else, after the event.
    I cant evenly secretly root for the fruit tingles.
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    Re: The official 2017 TandT Who to Root for Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ratsmac View Post
    I don't know if I can ever change my default settings and actually barrack for Essendon or Collingwood when the time comes.

    Sometimes you have to take one for the team. Try and remember that it's not all about you.

    Go on, you do this one and we'll cover you next week.
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    Re: The official 2017 TandT Who to Root for Thread

    My advice - Just jump straight in the shower afterwards and wash off a dirty root. You will be fine.
    The Western Bulldogs are taking over..

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    Re: The official 2017 TandT Who to Root for Thread

    Who to root for this week, in order of importance:

    1 WBU vs WCE . BIG FAIL

    MELB v SWANS YEP
    PORT v RICH YEP
    BLUES v CROWS NUP
    GIANTS v CATS GET BACK TO YOU ON THIS
    FREO v SAINTS NOPE
    ESS v BRI YEP
    SUNS v KAN NUP
    HAW v COLL YEP

    Doing this weeks early as in Melb this week

    Ladder

    1
    GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY 14 10 3 1 1416 1187 119.3 42
    2
    ADELAIDE 14 10 4 0 1597 1179 135.5 40
    3
    GEELONG 14 9 4 1 1376 1215 113.3 38
    4
    RICHMOND 14 9 5 0 1211 1079 112.2 36
    5
    PORT ADELAIDE 14 8 6 0 1418 1077 131.7 32
    6
    MELBOURNE 14 8 6 0 1370 1236 110.8 32
    7
    WEST COAST 14 8 6 0 1249 1218 102.5 32
    8
    ST KILDA 14 8 6 0 1227 1242 98.8 32
    9
    SYDNEY 14 7 7 0 1241 1149 108 28
    10
    BULLDOGS 14 7 7 0 1164 1205 96.6 28
    11
    ESSENDON 14 6 8 0 1310 1287 101.8 24
    12
    GOLD COAST 14 6 8 0 1268 1425 89 24
    13
    HAWTHORN 14 6 8 0 1161 1407 82.5 24
    14
    FREMANTLE 14 6 8 0 1071 1334 80.3 24
    15
    COLLINGWOOD 14 5 9 0 1225 1262 97.1 20
    16
    CARLTON 14 5 9 0 1017 1239 82.1 20
    17
    NORTH MELBOURNE 14 4 10 0 1309 1414 92.6 16
    18
    BRISBANE 14 3 11 0 1160 1635 70.9 12


    Next week in Order

    Adel v DOGS

    GAP

    Still not sure of order

    Carl v Melb
    WCE v Port
    Bris v Geel
    ST K v Rich

    Syd v GC
    Haw v GWS

    Coll v Ess
    NM v Frew

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    Re: The official 2017 TandT Who to Root for Thread

    Big weekend coming up with 4 games between top 9 teams. Of those matches the key results for us are Port to beat Melbourne and GWS to beat Richmond, which will keep both Richmond and Melbourne right back with the chasing pack. Wishful thinking but would love Norf to do us a favour and beat the Dopers - not holding my breath. Collingwood to beat West Coke in Melbourne would be very handy a well. Syd v St Kilda is kind of handy and kind of crap either way.

    And of course us to beat GC in Cairns.
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    Re: The official 2017 TandT Who to Root for Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Sedat View Post
    Big weekend coming up with 4 games between top 9 teams. Of those matches the key results for us are Port to beat Melbourne and GWS to beat Richmond, which will keep both Richmond and Melbourne right back with the chasing pack. Wishful thinking but would love Norf to do us a favour and beat the Dopers - not holding my breath. Collingwood to beat West Coke in Melbourne would be very handy a well. Syd v St Kilda is kind of handy and kind of crap either way.

    And of course us to beat GC in Cairns.
    Some good roots there Sedat.
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