Amazing that no premiership side has ever fielded the same side again.

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Leeda

Talons B Sharp
Sep 26, 2012
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ves everyone hopes that they will chop out.. i.e. have a brain waive and resurrect the sides's fortune..
 

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Brownlow Medallist
Apr 18, 2011
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Six decades of domination
It's hard enough having the same team field week to week let alone over a course of an entire year.

The old No change isn't commonplace when checking the teamsheets on a Thursday.
 

MC Extra Dollop

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 17, 2006
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Geelong
Really not that amazing, when at the end of every year players retire or get traded.
Injuries play a role as well. As an example I thought Geelong's 2008 grand final team was a good chance off the top of my head - I think Mark Blake played the least career games with the club with 99...they had a ridiculous number of players who ultimately played 200 games and only Milburn (31) and possibly Harley (would have been 29-30) on the wrong side of 30. No retirements from the 2008 squad either.

But then Josh Hunt missed all of 2009 with an ACL and Harley retired following the 2009 grand final (and Max Rooke may as well have done the same). So that's all it takes.
 

juss

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Feb 23, 2009
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It continues. Brandon Ellis has requested a trade to GC
And even if he stayed, with guys like Rance, Stack and probably Graham locks for the 22 if fit, then factor preseason form and injuries in and I doubt it would of happened anyway.
 

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