SUPERCOACH FINALS | GF REVIEW
GAWN in 60 seconds.
That is pretty much what happened, one amazing minute of football meant that Melbourne got the belief they could win the Grand Final and the doggies realized it was slipping from their grasp. Both sides played some scintillating footy in the first half with the Demons bolting out of the gate only to be headed and overtaken by the Dogs in the second quarter. With 1 minute to go in the 3rd quarter the Demons were only a goal in front, so it was anyone’s game. That last minute was jaw dropping stuff!
This final series has been about Gawn especially the prelim but this last minute in the 3rd it was all about the up and comer in Jackson, the local boy who put on a display of tapwork to behold. He just seemed to jump over English and the demon mids were waiting with open arms to charge out of the middle. First of all, my boy TRAC found himself loose in the pocket with the ball squirting over the top. He summed up his options and decided to dribble through a goal that the macadamia marvel would be proud of! Receiving the highest of praise a combo of daicos and dusty. That a damn fine mix. This got the crowd up and about. Roaring. 47secs left. Jackson tap out, trac, oliver, pass lace out to a leading forward – goal. That’s 2! 19 secs left. Jackson taps to clarry steams out the middle kicks goal from 50, Big mac with a shepherd on the line. BANG, BANG, BANG.
Game over. The last quarter was just a procession as Melbourne kicked goal after goal (they did kick 10 in a row), and doggies just wished for the game to end.
Well done Melbourne – a 57-year drought broken in emphatic fashion!
That’s along time between drinks – drink up lads.
Melbourne supporters rejoiced around the globe with our own NDD leading the celebrations.
Pity Simon Goodwin didn’t get a say but he did enjoy a good win. Did Baz forget to say Simon Says?
So, all that is left now is what happened in the Happy Ending?
In the Grand Final there was the added bonus of selecting the Norm Smith.
The Norm Smith was Christian Petracca with a record 40 disposals!
You bloody rippa Trac. I knew you wouldn’t let me down.
Well, done to those teams who selected him as it was an extra 160 points to your total. Refer below to see what this means.
Russty saved his best for last scoring a very impressive 1,317 who was closely followed by Chartomben only 4 points behind. Gawn was 3rd, Mighty Meerkats continued their impressive finish to the season, Rather fittingly Demon Delights rounded out the top 5.
The top 5 can be found below:
However, when you add Trac’s score of 160 this changes the landscape.
8 teams correctly selected Trac which added an extra 160 to their scores.
So, with the norm smith bonus points the top 5 for the grand final were:
Chartomben, Gawn, MeerKats, TeamJP and Party Pies all of which selected Trac.
These can be seen on the graph below.:
So, was this enough for Chartomben to clinch the Happy Ending Final series?
After 4 round of the finals the top 5 were:
The winner of the Happy Ending Final Series was – Gawn in 60 seconds finishing on 6,090 points!
Mighty MeerKats finished on 5,914 points – after a slow start came roaring home to clinch the silver medal.
Chartomben took out the bronze on 5,880 points putting up very consistent scores all final series
All the top 5 picked TRAC as the nom smith so goes to show it pays to get that selection right.
So how did GAWN in 60 seconds win?
Well, it comes down to round 1 and two midfield selections.
The table below tells the story. Both team selections for Rd 1.
Gawn selected Parish and Neale who had a day out and scored 317 points between them
MeerKats selected Kelly and Lyons who scored 178.
Gawn selected Rich as captain and MeerKats selected Lloyd.
The difference in points scored for these 3 choices is 170 points which is pretty much the winning margin.
Didn’t Danger have an ordinary final series.
So, in the end it comes down to the choices we make and lady luck.
Thanks for playing hope you enjoyed the HAPPY ENDING I know I did.
Get on TRAC for Charlie in 2022.
Gone to my HAPPY place be back in a few ….