This is just embarrassing on so many levels. From the childish (and just shithouse) nickname to pathetic culture war talking points to the faux alpha male persona. I’d be ashamed to admit I ever typed something so inane.
Correct, two already feels like unders from the Eagles, given the line-up and all the finals appearances. I don't see 91 as one that got away because the team was young, the travelling was new, it almost felt like we needed to lose one to win one. But we needed one of 93, 95 or 96 to go our way.
You can make the case for 99 and 2000 but I think adding in 01 sells Brisbane short. The Bombers just got overtaken.
Interestingly, if the Bombers had won 99, North Melbourne would have been seen as the great underachievers... seven prelims with arguably the best player of all time for one flag...
Mr Bates vs The Post Office... very worthy story that makes this definitely worth a watch. Tells the true story of post office workers accused of cash shortfalls that were in fact caused by IT issues, with hundreds driven into bankruptcy, jailed and some even taking their own lives, dragging out...
Yanks accentuate the 'born' in Melb'n, not Aussies.
Given we adopted so many of the names from England, I wonder when we decided to just up and change them. Should be Bear-ick. Here in WA, we have Becken-ham, instead of Becken-hm. And up north there's Duh-by instead of Dar-by.