I hate every ape I see from Chimpan-A to Chimpan-Z
- Mar 28, 2016
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
A bit of re-writing history with this tbh.We’ve seen the Roos chase a number of big names without luck in recent years, most notably Dustin Martin and Josh Kelly.
But with those two the circumstances were very different, because of the outlook at their respective clubs.
When the Roos went after Dusty, Richmond were in the middle of that incredible drought-breaking premiership campaign in 2017. The Giants were also a finals team when the Roos came knocking for Kelly.
Mid way through 2017 Richmond were 7-4 and most likely playing finals, but they had finished 13th the year before and were on a streak of elimination finals losses. There is no way that anyone at that point would've thought they would go on to win 3 flags in 4 years. GWS had only played finals for the first time the year before, but to be fair everyone thought they would be the unstoppable juggernaut with their list.