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13 minutes ago, Engorged Onion said:

The Tyson, Clarkson, Gysberts Cup?

The middle one of that trio had the probably unique feat of winning the game against us with a goal after the siren in his first game.

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23 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Sheesh, that's some talent we've let slip through to North.

There's been a bit come the other way, some of the ones I remember were well past their prime when they arrived. Players such as Steven Icke, Brent Croswell and Alan Jarrott come to mind. But also Brian Wilson and, of course, Ben Brown. And we also lost a player to North who I think is the footballer with the greatest combination of names ever: Peter Patrick Pius Paul Keenan.

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Win, lose or draw this week we are destined for finals multiple years in a row for the first time since 2006! 16 years is a long drought to break.

Win this weekend and we will play in consecutive Qualifying Finals for the first time since the modern top 8’s inception. 
 

We’re all nervous and disappointed that after a remarkable start to the year we don’t have top four sewn up heading into the final round. Some perspective however, this team continues to smash all the embarrassing records of our past, has backed up equally as strongly as 95% of reigning premiers in the past 30 years and is in this season up to its ears. Smash those lions!!!

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1 hour ago, Neil Crompton said:

It’s been 62 years since we did b2b premierships. Time to break that embarrassing record.

Of the 18 teams in the competition today, how many have ever won back-to-back premierships? Obviously not Freo, Gold Coast, GWS, St Kilda or the Bulldogs. Off the top of my head, not North or Port Adelaide either.

On the other hand, definitely us, Collingwood, Hawthorn, Richmond, Essendon, Adelaide and Brisbane.

So, what about Geelong, West Coast, Sydney and Carlton (surely they must have?) 

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Haven’t never beaten  the Brisbane Bears come  Lions on a Friday night in QLD since their inception in 1987.

In fairness I think we’ve only played them once on a Friday night up there and that was the famous Smith mark in 1995.

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6 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

So, what about Geelong, West Coast, Sydney and Carlton (surely they must have?) 

Sydney/South Melbourne and West Coast have never won back to back AFL/VFL premierships.

South did in the VFA in the 19th Century before joining the VFL.

Geelong and Carlton have both performed the feat in the VFL era.

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7 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Haven’t never beaten  the Brisbane Bears come  Lions on a Friday night in QLD since their inception in 1987.

In fairness I think we’ve only played them once on a Friday night up there and that was the famous Smith mark in 1995.

I bought this game from Name a Game in the 90s just for Smith's mark. Fun times and a costly exercise. 

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14 hours ago, Demonstone said:

Sydney/South Melbourne and West Coast have never won back to back AFL/VFL premierships.

South did in the VFA in the 19th Century before joining the VFL.

Geelong and Carlton have both performed the feat in the VFL era.

So, to summarise, we are one of only eight teams who have won back-to-back premierships since 1897. Now, what about back-to-back-to-back...? In recent times there have been Brisbane and Hawthorn. Collingwood has done it and so have we (twice). Any other teams?

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17 hours ago, Demonstone said:

Sydney/South Melbourne and West Coast have never won back to back AFL/VFL premierships.

South did in the VFA in the 19th Century before joining the VFL.

Geelong and Carlton have both performed the feat in the VFL era.

You should change your Handle to Mr Almanac.

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2 hours ago, Demonstone said:

My player name would be "Captain Google"!

Incidentally, Fitzroy also did the back-to-back twice in the early days of the VFL.

Or the Journeymankickstrue.

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