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Old 09-27-2018, 06:06 PM   #6
Dave, Melbourne,Australia
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Default Re: 50 years following unsuccessful sports team

The Melbourne Football Club won their first 2 finals in front of 90,000 crowds at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and I enjoyed taking my 20-year-old daughters to their first MFC finals. But my hopes of Melbourne reaching their first AFL Grand Final since 2000 (and winning it for the first time since 1964) came crashing down one game before it when the West Coast Eagles scored the first 10 goals and went on to win comfortably (121 points v 55 points). The Demons looked stagestruck in front of 59,608 people at Perth Stadium (Western Australiaís biggest-ever sporting crowd) and made countless skill and judgement errors that hadnít occurred in any previous game this year. I watched the telecast at Mumís house. Despite the frustrating end, itís been an exciting season and nobody expected Melbourne to finish in the top four as they have. Next Saturdayís Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in front of 100,000 people is Collingwood (Magpies) v West Coast (Eagles).

Highlights of Elimination Final Melbourne v Geelong Sep7:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWCyOF8cn3g

Highlights of Semi Final Hawthorn v Melbourne Sep14:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-XRj4-AmyE

Highlights of Preliminary Final West Coast v Melbourne Sep22:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVoJ841FuyI
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