Norm Smith Medallist
- Jun 6, 2016
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Pines Football Club
I agree where in that bracket of "success" (or lack of depending on your viewpoint) of those clubs you've listed but it doesn't explain the sustained attendance records and continued (and growing!) fan and member base.Yeah winning 2 flags since '58 is a very poor return, especially considering the number of GFs you've played in, and especially since we've managed 13 in that time as you state (we are a freak of a club, don't forget that). However, look at in a comparative way, with other major clubs....
Geelong have only 3 since 1963
Tiges have only 2 since 1980 (recent success hides this fact)
Bombers are 2 decades since their last flag
Blues are a quarter of a century since their last.
Melbourne (and yes their status as a 'major' club these days is questionable at best) are well over half a century since their last one.
Crows are more than 2 decades since their last
Hopefully that makes you feel a little better....