- Sep 8, 2000
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
- Parramatta Eels
That's an interesting theory, are we seeing the decline of a once "great" superpower?Actually, Melbourne were the biggest and most successful club in the VFL for the first 60 odd years of its existence, so roughly half.
Though the Dees fell into a hole of irrelevancy post Norm Smith sacking, kind of the like the Bombers once Sheeds left.
Sometimes it takes just one decision and nations can fall, or in this case football clubs.
Melbourne is the classic example, Carlton have been near irrelevant for 20 years, perhaps we are witnessing the decline of the Essendon Bombers.