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    The Best Ever Stolen Match

    The best ever game we have stolen from an opponent who had already penciled the W in?

    Might be margin, no/low interchange or last minute surge or after the siren job.

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    Re: The Best Ever Stolen Match

    The AFL, preliminary final, 2016.
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    Nahhh, that 2016 Prelim was a calssic ding dong ding game were we edged it. A steal is a game you had no right to win......thinking Hawthorn last year was pretty good. Sydney in the wet in 2015

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    Re: The Best Ever Stolen Match

    Quote Originally Posted by FrediKanoute View Post
    Nahhh, that 2016 Prelim was a calssic ding dong ding game were we edged it. A steal is a game you had no right to win......thinking Hawthorn last year was pretty good. Sydney in the wet in 2015
    Think you missed what I was getting at.

    All the actual nominations I can think of have us on the receiving end. Most of them against St Kilda.

    That game where Melbourne wore the same kit as the umpires and one of their players handballed to an umpire streaming into an open goal was pretty funny. We had no right to win that and probably wouldn't have without the pinkwashing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrediKanoute View Post
    Nahhh, that 2016 Prelim was a calssic ding dong ding game were we edged it. A steal is a game you had no right to win......thinking Hawthorn last year was pretty good. Sydney in the wet in 2015
    I loved that Hawthorn match, it was a classic come from behind win. I went with a Hawthorn mate and ended up amongst the Hawthorn members section. They were all very cocky for most of the game and at 3/4 time we still looked like we had no chance.
    When we hit the front after some silly free kicks given away by Sicily, I thought I was going to get lynched. The supporters were fuming and I had a big smile on my face.
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    Re: The Best Ever Stolen Match

    Sydney 2016 when JJ kicked the winner with about 5 seconds left. We hung with them all day but never quite looked like pulling ahead, until we did.

    It was made even better by the fact that me and the old man made a decision on a whim to fly up for the day to watch it AND I was able to rub it into the Swans fans sitting behind me that I was bantering with all night.

    One of those days where you think "how good is footy?!'. Miss that feeling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by comrade View Post
    Sydney 2016 when JJ kicked the winner with about 5 seconds left. We hung with them all day but never quite looked like pulling ahead, until we did.

    It was made even better by the fact that me and the old man made a decision on a whim to fly up for the day to watch it AND I was able to rub it into the Swans fans sitting behind me that I was bantering with all night.

    One of those days where you think "how good is footy?!'. Miss that feeling.
    That was election night and we got invited to an election party with a few couples. (I wasn't happy, but they are our very good friends so couldn't knock it back).

    I kept checking my phone as people huddled around the TV watching the results come in. We seemed to be behind most of the game and when I checked the final score I jumped in the air yelling YES!!. Wish I was there would have been a great night.
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    Re: The Best Ever Stolen Match

    Quote Originally Posted by comrade View Post
    Sydney 2016 when JJ kicked the winner with about 5 seconds left. We hung with them all day but never quite looked like pulling ahead, until we did.

    It was made even better by the fact that me and the old man made a decision on a whim to fly up for the day to watch it AND I was able to rub it into the Swans fans sitting behind me that I was bantering with all night.

    One of those days where you think "how good is footy?!'. Miss that feeling.
    The only game in history where I enjoyed Dwayne Russell's commentary...."he's living the dream!"...when JJ flushed that kick.
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    The only game in history where I enjoyed Dwayne Russell's commentary...."he's living the dream!"...when JJ flushed that kick.
    I will credit him two: "Essendon. They need a safe word here."

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    Re: The Best Ever Stolen Match

    I'm not old enough to remember this game but statistically it seems like we had no right to win it.

    Round 21 1983 v St Kilda at Moorabbin

    Down by 39 points at three quarter time, we won by a goal 16.4.100 v 13.16.94, with 9 less scoring shots. Kicked 9.1 in the final quarter and 7.3 in the first three quarters.

    St Kilda smashed us in the second quarter, so unless the wind had changed by the last quarter that doesn't seem to be the cause.

    Anybody remember this game?

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    Re: The Best Ever Stolen Match

    Quote Originally Posted by Axe Man View Post
    I'm not old enough to remember this game but statistically it seems like we had no right to win it.

    Round 21 1983 v St Kilda at Moorabbin

    Down by 39 points at three quarter time, we won by a goal 16.4.100 v 13.16.94, with 9 less scoring shots. Kicked 9.1 in the final quarter and 7.3 in the first three quarters.

    St Kilda smashed us in the second quarter, so unless the wind had changed by the last quarter that doesn't seem to be the cause.

    Anybody remember this game?

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    Yes, I was there.

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    Re: The Best Ever Stolen Match

    Round 6, 2004 against North Melbourne at Manuka Oval in Canberra. Think we came back from 6 goals or more down at 3/4 time. Cam Faulkner took an intercept mark from the kick out with less than a minute to go. Shanked it to Mitchell Hahn who kicked from 50 metre line, pack went up and ball spilled in goal square. Johnno stumbled and fumbled the ball ,but manages at last moment to get a boot to the ball, just as it was going over the goal line. GOAL. Won by a point IRRC.
    Horrible game for three quarters, only to be resurrected by an unbelievable final quarter.
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    Re: The Best Ever Stolen Match

    There was a game against Carlton, at Prices Park, way back in the early 70's. The 'Dogs were about 4 goals down into time on. We were at the far end from our car, and my Grandad decided to pack up and begin to walk around to the other end. As we walked both Barry Round and Bernie Quinlan kicked quick "junk time" goals, and things started to get interesting.

    Long story short, by the time we got to the other end, and the siren blew, we were in front.

    A win at Carlton was a rare treat in those days, even more so when it was such an unlikely success. Not even sure that my time frame is accurate.
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    Re: The Best Ever Stolen Match

    We played Adelaide at the MCG and were 38 points down at 3/4 time. We left and missed a win spearheaded by James Cook and Rohan Smith. Still kicking myself for missing it

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    Quote Originally Posted by I’m Not Bitter Anymore! View Post
    We played Adelaide at the MCG and were 38 points down at 3/4 time. We left and missed a win spearheaded by James Cook and Rohan Smith. Still kicking myself for missing it
    That was 99 I think. Still remember a Stephen Powell wobbly drop punt that maybe (memory not what it used to be) put us in front. That was one of my favourite games too considering what had come before.

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