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I prefer to finish 9th by percentage and let that anger and disappointment  drive my winning personality 

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37 minutes ago, mauriesy said:

Who says there will be an asterisk?

 

Exactly.

 Why no asterisk for Fitzroy 1916 premiers in a four team competition shrunken by the First World War (Collingwood, Carlton & Richmond were the others); or Collingwood premiers 1917 in a six team competition? 

Or how about Fitzroy 1944 premiers after five years of war that hit, most of all the Melbourne and St Kilda clubs, and Carlton 1945 premiers after six years of war?

You won't find John Elliott or Eddie McGuire worrying about asterisks.

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Voted "Yes". 

How could you not want to see Norf [censored] off with us for giving them Pick 18 in a compromised draft?

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I don't see any asterix next to the Blues for the 1995 flag for salary cap rorts.

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Being a die hard Melbourne supporter I'd take it, but I wouldn't enjoy it as much as every other year.

I've been waiting 30 years to see an MFC premiership live at the G, and being unable to be there to celebrate the moment would sour the achievement IMO. I'm sure others that go weekly would share the same view.

Maybe later in the season, if we're in the hunt to make finals and possibly top 4, my view may change.

I hold out hope that crowds will be allowed back in if the season extends into October and November. China may be resuming a little normality in April which is a flicker of hope.

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A premiership is a premiership, no matter what anyone says.

Hell yes i'd want to win it this year if we were given the chance

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Even if you are one of the minority who feel a premiership this year would be devalued, surely you want to win this year to put us in a good position to win in 2021, 2022 etc. Surely.

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Whatever the heart says, winning the *premiership puts us in good stead to follow up with an asterisk-free cup when normal transmission resumes (or if it doesn't, then we will be defending champions forever, or at least to the end of the world).  

However compromised, the confidence boost of a flag would be invaluable for our young guns. If Richmond win it however, it will forever be meaningless in my mind, just like their two recent premierships in an era of crappy football. 

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I’m confused. Is this a rhetorical question? 
Because I would hate for us to win anything. Please stay mediocre and irrelevant forever. 

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Winning a flag is the only item on my bucket list that's not been ticked off.  This year would be just fine, thanks.

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I wanted us to win AFL x, (which we DID!).  So there is no other answer than YES.  I will still be [censored] for a week, behave unsociably for an extended period and rub every Richmond and Collingwood fan’s nose in it.  Expect the same from most here.

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When the premiership cup sits in the trophy cabinet at the end of the season they'll be no asterix next to it.

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Whoever wins the flag for this truncated season who have to put up with jibes that it is a “Clayton’s” premiership.  No doubt our supporters will say the same for another club winning the flag. If we win it will taste somewhat unsatisfying like eating a substantial meal that tastes not so good. To gain real credence the premier will have to back it up the following season. Still it is the lot all clubs are dealt with and have to make the best of it. 

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On 3/18/2020 at 10:31 PM, faultydet said:

I could think about this for 1,000 years and still not come up with a reason to "not want" to win the flag.

Can't even believe someone asked the question.

 

The only thing that would kill the enjoyment is if  I  was not there to cheer them on.

Seen the past two disappointments,  need to see a win for balance........

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21 hours ago, america de cali said:

Whoever wins the flag for this truncated season who have to put up with jibes that it is a “Clayton’s” premiership.  No doubt our supporters will say the same for another club winning the flag. If we win it will taste somewhat unsatisfying like eating a substantial meal that tastes not so good. To gain real credence the premier will have to back it up the following season. Still it is the lot all clubs are dealt with and have to make the best of it. 

I actually think the reaction will differ depending on the premier.

If we win it (same deal with a team like St Kilda or even Carlton/North Melbourne), there will be sections of the media/public who will say that it doesn't really count (e.g. we beat sides on the road because there were no crowds, levelled the playing field in favour of small clubs like us etc.).

But if, say, RIchmond or Collingwood or West Coast or Geelong wins it, I can see the story being "champion teams find a way despite whatever adversity is thrown at them".

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I think whoever wins will have won what will be the hardest of seasons. Any asterisk should be to signify that.

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17 rounds, play each team once,  when aside from limited home away benefit due to lack of crowd involvement influencing the result & particularly umpires, actually gives the fairest top 8 in any year of the AFL!

If we then go onto win a flag, would actually be the best to win!

Go Demons!

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I suspect the only flag we'll be seeing this year is a white one.  Can't see how footy can continue with all that's happening.

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