In any event, the Pol Pot analogy is completely lost on me. Clearly you have never visited Cambodia as if you had, you wouldn't be comparing the atrosicities committed there under his regime to barely anything, let alone anything AFL related.
AKA - the salt mine.
Am I remembering these correctly?
2000 - Essendon: only won one premiership when they should’ve won three.
2001, 02, 03 - Brisbane: intravenous saline drips, Anthony Rocca not being paid a crucial goal in 02, Port Adelaide superior during 03 H&A, Brisbane never minor premiers in their three-peat years.
2004 - Port Adelaide: Brisbane playing home PF at the MCG on Saturday night when Port played home PF at home on the Friday night.
2005 - Sydney: COLA, Barry Hall at the tribunal.
2006 - WCE: drugs.
2007 - Geelong: the Weapon, father-son freebies.
2008 - Hawthorn: rushed behinds in the GF, Geelong far superior throughout the season.
2009 - Geelong: Tom Hawkins poster paid as a goal, father-son freebies.
2010 - Collingwood: would’ve lost in extra time.
2011 - Geelong: Collingwood only lost to Geelong in 2011, father-son freebies.
2012 - Sydney: COLA.
2013, 14, 15 - Hawthorn: GCS and GWS entries into AFL impacting the draft, GCS and GWS entries making a team st the top a more attractive destination club, raiding free agents, #freekickhawthorn
2016 - Footscray: played their best four weeks of footy in September, premiership hangover in 2017/18, AFL contrived fairytale, bye between H&A and finals negatively impacted better placed teams while working in Footscray favour.
2017 - Richmond: undeserved home ground advantage(s), umpires blessing, Cotchin and Ellis should’ve been suspended.
After Hawthorn beat Brisbane and one of Eagles and Pies lose this round, Hawthorn could well be 5th and knocking on the door of the top 4 with games against Carlton and Freo to come.
It really shows what a shit state the competition is in, but I do prefer an even comp to one with a few dominant clubs.
It also shows that when you play teams is incredibly important - they caught out of form Melbourne and Collingwood early in the season, the Crows injury ravaged, and only beat us due to #freekickhawthorn.
Maybe they are better than I give them credit for.