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Has 186 been laid to rest?


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45 minutes ago, Pates said:

I’d say it’s a chapter that’s over and done with. Jones and Nev I think we’re the last players on the list to have played that day (I think Gawn was injured that day). 

Gawn played in the seconds. They lost by 130 points. What a red-letter day for the organisation.

As of 25/09/2021 I was over it.

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As far as I'm concerned it's all laid to rest. No longer do I have to dig up Round 22 in 1987 or 'Billy' Bennett kicking six in a last quarter comeback at Windy Hill as my most memorable highlights over the last 30+ years. That, along with all our worst losses belong to an era that can fade gracefully into sepia tones. 

Geelong would happily trade that game for the two finals where we pantsed them so let them reminisce about the 186. 

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1 hour ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

It was indeed but it would’ve been nice to go down the highway that night just to see the mood of the locals.

Especially what Geelong did to us in 2018 down there.

Do you mean 2018 or 2017 in Roosy's last game? Or Both? 

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2 hours ago, Supermercado said:

Gawn played in the seconds. They lost by 130 points. What a red-letter day for the organisation.

As of 25/09/2021 I was over it.

No.  He was emergency for the firsts and didn't play in either game.  He sat in the stand.  He touches on this in his Captain's diary.

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4 hours ago, Cards13 said:

If the Cats won that Rnd 23 match they would have finished top right?! They were up by 44 points at 3 qrt time and totally chit the bed to miss top spot… then we’re smashed them to pieces in the Prelim. What a horror show to finish the season let alone against the lowly Dees. 😂🤣😂🤣🥳🤣🥰

And no, no it’s not, ending this old codgers brigade chances in the next few season and belting them for the next 10 years whilst having our players being bored doing so might lay it to rest. 

Without wishing to be a pedant.  For accuracy, we were behind by 44 points at approx. the 19 minute mark of the third quarter and were behind by 32 points at 3/4 time.

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For as long as Cameron Schwab is alive it will be hard to forget 186. Even now.

Wanting to introduce American-style performance contracts had a massive impact on the entire playing group. Every player in the club made their feelings known at Geelong. Bailey was the fall guy but Schwab should have resigned.

Stynes was also too reliant on Schwab.

Whole episode was a shambles.

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11 hours ago, tiers said:

I have now again watched the most exciting, thrilling and important 7 goals in 57 years of longing and despair.

Everything that happened over that period is now at an end.

We are PREMIERS.

GO DEES

 

 

We arrived back from a weeks holiday in Sunny Mildura yesterday and we sat down last night after unpacking and re- watched that magical 40 minutes of footy. How good were we, will we ever tire of this football perfection.💕❤️💙

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1 hour ago, DeeZone said:

will we ever tire of this football perfection.💕❤️💙

I will be on my death bed and they’ll ask if I have any final wishes. My last words will be, “play it from the Bont’s goal in the third.” 😁

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10 hours ago, 58er said:

Do you mean 2018 or 2017 in Roosy's last game? Or Both? 

2018 being the game when Zac Tuohy kicked a goal after the siren and GFC and MFC supporters picked fights with each other all night.

Roosy's last game was a picnic compared to the horrid ending to the 2018 night. 

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186 doesn't bother me anymore, but it's a (disturbingly) important part of what made 2021 so special.

Sure, the Cattery massacre was 11 years ago, but it set us back so far culturally that we can't forget it happened. To win a flag within a decade of that unspeakable horror is pretty darn impressive IMO. 

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If we keep getting sent down to that cesspool to play games, i shall always want to beat those arrogant bastards 

186 is a distant memory now. But we should never completely forget, so that it is NEVER allowed to happen again. 
 

The MFC must aim to play Finals every year. 

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14 hours ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

As far as I'm concerned it's all laid to rest. No longer do I have to dig up Round 22 

Geelong would happily trade that game for the two finals where we pantsed them so let them reminisce about the 186. 

At the suggestion of a comment on here I read the cats Bigfooty GF feed.

One common theme was that during the Dees display cats fans were saying just how far off the pace they now are.

And how come the dees make 2 prelims and 1 GF for 1 flag , whilst the cats have made 7 prelims for zip since 2021. Envy abounded on the site with more than a few comments on recruiting and coaching.

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25 minutes ago, Demon17 said:

At the suggestion of a comment on here I read the cats Bigfooty GF feed.

One common theme was that during the Dees display cats fans were saying just how far off the pace they now are.

And how come the dees make 2 prelims and 1 GF for 1 flag , whilst the cats have made 7 prelims for zip since 2021. Envy abounded on the site with more than a few comments on recruiting and coaching.

2011 not 2021 !! 

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As far as bitterness, feelings of shame and internal recriminations go, I'd say unequivocally yes.

As soon as the Gaz Man handed the cup over to Maxy and Goody, I fully embraced him again. Hell, I've nearly forgiven CS in that I kind of just roll my eyes at mentions of him and the cringe that permeated his era, rather than being enveloped with an overwhelming urge to HULK SMASH!

That said, as a cautionary tale, it shouldn't be laid totally to rest. 

We now know what it takes to win a flag. We should never let hubris blind us to what it  takes to tear a place to pieces.

Dean Bailey's farewell press conference was the lowest ebb we have plumbed, both in terms of football results and organizational integrity and honor, in my 32 years of following the club.

We need to embrace the legacy of the bad old days like a pre-2008 Hawthorn owned their past in that we look at it as something that needs to be avoided at all costs.

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