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Rance wants best-of-three finals after prelim loss (Herald-Sun)
« on: February 23, 2019, 03:33:20 AM »
Rance wants best-of-three finals after prelim loss

Chris Cavanagh,
Herald Sun
February 23, 2019


Richmond defender Alex Rance has admitted last yearís preliminary final loss to Collingwood still haunts him and has suggested the AFL finals system should be tweaked to ensure the best team of the year wins the ultimate prize.

The Tigers finished two games clear atop of the ladder last year and won their qualifying final against Hawthorn with ease by 31 points.

However, the 2017 premiers went on to produce a horror preliminary final display against the Magpies, losing by 39 points to end their back-to-back dreams.

Rance said he spoke to Collingwood counterpart Scott Pendlebury this week about the idea of best-of-three finals series to ensure one bad game did not define a season.

In America, NBA finals are played as best-of-seven series.

ďItís an interesting one and it weighs on my mind a little bit at times as well but also recognising that itís just one game,Ē Rance said of the preliminary final loss to the Magpies.

ďWe had a winning season, all told, so (you try) focusing on the positives out of that season and not really putting too much of a burden just on one game because it can happen to the best of us. I was talking to Pendles about it actually, the thought of shortening the season and making a best-of-three so you can actually really identify who the best teams are. Because on a day if a couple of the best players donít rock up or the team isnít quite jelling you can get knocked off.Ē

While the Tigers are yet to officially announce their leadership group for 2019, Rance said he did not anticipate any changes from last yearís set up which had Trent Cotchin as captain and Jack Riewoldt and Rance as vice-captains.

Rance said he hoped to feature in both of Richmondís JLT Community Series matches, the first against Melbourne in Shepparton next Sunday.

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Re: Rance wants best-of-three finals after prelim loss (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2019, 08:55:11 AM »
Sorry Rancey but just take the good ( 2017 ) with the bad and move on.

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Re: Rance wants best-of-three finals after prelim loss (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2019, 09:40:14 AM »
Sorry Rancey but just take the good ( 2017 ) with the bad and move on.

Spot on.

Amazing how all this talk of change comes after teams lose

Eg best of 3 finals, (Swans, Adel), moving the GF away from the MCG (interstate teams)

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Re: Rance wants best-of-three finals after prelim loss (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2019, 06:57:51 PM »
Footy is footy. The beauty of finals is anyone in the 8 can win the flag if they play well enough each game in September.

Rance, Pendles & the interstate clubs can all FO when it comes to this matter

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Re: Rance wants best-of-three finals after prelim loss (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2019, 08:23:34 PM »
Surely he is taking the pee.

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Re: Rance wants best-of-three finals after prelim loss (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2019, 09:08:37 PM »
STFU God Boy... :shh
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