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When was the last time we went through a H&A season without losing 2 games in a row?

Must be a bit of a first for us.

 

(apologies if this has been posted before and was mentioned on the last Podcast)

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34 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

When was the last time we went through a H&A season without losing 2 games in a row?

Must be a bit of a first for us.

 

(apologies if this has been posted before and was mentioned on the last Podcast)

Funnily enough, 1964.

So that record has now been broken.

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On 8/16/2021 at 5:45 PM, DEE fence said:

As far as I am concerned the Curse is dead, I am not sure whose footy boots got burnt in pagan offering, but it has worked. 

My reasoning is thus - Has anyone else noticed that Essendon and Carlton now play like we used too? Occasional flashy attack but so often shooting themselves in the foot and not winning when expected and with everything to play for. It is particularly Carlton's insipid performances that make me feel like they have taken over our role as class clown.  Gives me great joy - Win or Lose this year we have become a consistent team, make sure the next time you go to curse millennials (for what ever reason (usually being young and bright) you remember it is they that are removing 56 years of mediocrity. 

 

If the Bombers and the Blues go a few more decades without winning a flag that would be just fine by me. Would give us time to catch up and take our rightful place on the throne with 17 flags. Hopefully we can start making inroads over the next few years (weeks?)

As we were stuck in the 50s for way too long the Blues are still stuck in the 80s. It's great and I hope they continue to be [censored] for a long time to come.

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40 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

If the Bombers and the Blues go a few more decades without winning a flag that would be just fine by me. Would give us time to catch up and take our rightful place on the throne with 17 flags. Hopefully we can start making inroads over the next few years (weeks?)

As we were stuck in the 50s for way too long the Blues are still stuck in the 80s. It's great and I hope they continue to be [censored] for a long time to come.

When I started following footy back around 1986, I chose to support Melbourne, a once great, and powerful club that had dominated the AFL for an era.  At that time it had been around 22 years since our last flag and we still haven't won one since.  It's been close to 22 years for Essendon now and Carlton must have had nearly as poor a record from 2000 as we did during the 70s and early 80s.  It gives me hope that these clubs could one day go as long as we have without tasting the ultimate sucess again.

Of course, we still have to nail one in the next few years and there are certainly no gaurentees, but it feels so close, you can almost touch it.

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40 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

 Would give us time to catch up and take our rightful place on the throne with 17 flags.

This is what I really want. We are far from it now, but at the end of the day, the most Premierships is true bragging rights.

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1 hour ago, titan_uranus said:

Funnily enough, 1964.

So that record has now been broken.

Wow....thats pretty amazing Titan.

Hope the club is aware of that one.

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1 hour ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

If the Bombers and the Blues go a few more decades without winning a flag that would be just fine by me. Would give us time to catch up and take our rightful place on the throne with 17 flags. Hopefully we can start making inroads over the next few years (weeks?)

As we were stuck in the 50s for way too long the Blues are still stuck in the 80s. It's great and I hope they continue to be [censored] for a long time to come.

When i was at school we had 12 flags and i think were equal with Carlton or someone. Well now its many decades later and were are still on 12 flags. Thats the one number i want to change in my lifetime.

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9 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

If the Bombers and the Blues go a few more decades without winning a flag that would be just fine by me. Would give us time to catch up and take our rightful place on the throne with 17 flags. Hopefully we can start making inroads over the next few years (weeks?)

As we were stuck in the 50s for way too long the Blues are still stuck in the 80s. It's great and I hope they continue to be [censored] for a long time to come.

A decade of dominance is required now.

We will also attract a lot of new young supporters.

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9 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

We’ve never beaten Geelong on a Saturday night at GHMBA stadium.

We’ve either lost after the siren or got tonked by 80 points 2 games after appearing in a prelim.

 

This will be our best opportunity.

Ist possie up for grabs.

No injuries pretty much.

No crowd.

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10 hours ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

It's been close to 22 years for Essendon now and Carlton must have had nearly as poor a record from 2000 as we did during the 70s and early 80s.  It gives me hope that these clubs could one day go as long as we have without tasting the ultimate sucess again.

Of course, we still have to nail one in the next few years and there are certainly no gaurentees, but it feels so close, you can almost touch it.

Equalisation measures introduced since the mid-1980s (eg, draft, salary cap) should make it far less likely that Essendon and Carlton supporters should have to wait as long as we've been waiting. Where was this assistance when we needed it from the mid-60s to mid-80s? Once again we've been stitched up by the AFL!

Mind you, Carlton is currently providing a masterclass on being dysfunctional.

 

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14 hours ago, DEE fence said:

This is what I really want. We are far from it now, but at the end of the day, the most Premierships is true bragging rights.

Is that what you want, what you really really want ????

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On 8/17/2021 at 9:42 PM, Dr. Gonzo said:

As we were stuck in the 50s for way too long the Blues are still stuck in the 80s. It's great and I hope they continue to be [censored] for a long time to come.

Spot on. It’s as though Barassi crossing to them in ‘68 is still their defining moment and guiding star, Jack Elliott and his talk of ‘loving success’ is still the height of football administration wisdom, and that the Party Boys (Sellers, Dominator, Jimmy Buckley et. al.) today could gate crash a suburban BBQ (if there were no lockdowns of course) totally plastered and you’d be highly impressed.

As opposed to telling them to pizz off before you call the cops.

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After 6 years and 27 pages, perhaps it's time to summarise where we're at in this thread. We've knocked off a lot of embarrassing records in the last little while, including as recently as last night by being Minor Premiers for the first time since 1964. So what's left? Here's a few, starting with the obvious and with two that are not within our control:

  • 57 years since a Premiership
  • never had a 100 year goal kicker
  • holder of the margin for the largest losing margin (I think)
  • largest score kicked against (I think)

What else?

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10 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

After 6 years and 27 pages, perhaps it's time to summarise where we're at in this thread. We've knocked off a lot of embarrassing records in the last little while, including as recently as last night by being Minor Premiers for the first time since 1964. So what's left? Here's a few, starting with the obvious and with two that are not within our control:

  • 57 years since a Premiership
  • never had a 100 year goal kicker
  • holder of the margin for the largest losing margin (I think)
  • largest score kicked against (I think)

What else?

With the  way the game is played only 1 of those records has a chance to be broken

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