- May 3, 2007
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Man City, Valencia, Lazio, Panthers
I dont know if you recall this.....What? Can you explain to me the bolded?
Outside of two additional teams I don't see how it's 5x harder to make finals or win a flag.
The Eagles made finals for 10 straight years from 1990-99. 1990-1996 they regularly made top 4-6. I remember 1997 or 1998, west coast just made finals at 12 wins and 10 defeats by winning 7 in a row.
I will tell you how Frustrated I was with Freo under chris Connollys coaching era from 2002-07. And you also compared that to West coast under John worsfold around 2002-7 as well.
Freo can only look back at a home elim final loss to essendon in 2003 and a prelim in 2006. I was frustrated on the Fact freo didnt make finals in 2004-5. Freo won games at the MCG and Docklands many times under Connolly. We have beaten North, Demons, Collingwood, Carlton, Richmond at least once at both grounds.
We didn't make finals in 2004-5 due to losing home games we should of won. What made it worse, in one or both of those years, we had carlton twice and that was virtually 2 wins as they were bad.
That 2004-5 dockers side should of made finals and would of given the likes of North and Demons a run for their money in finals. Team wise he had little finals experience yet we got players from other clubs that played finals in Jeff Farmer, Peter Bell, Des Headland, Heath Black and Josh Carr. We beat the demons at Subi in 2006.
I remember in 2004, West coast were 5-8 after 13 rounds. They won 4 in a row, lost one game then another 4 in a row to make finals at freos expense in 2004.
Before the 2018 GF, People bitched and moaned about the Non Vic teams losing to the Vic teams in the last 5 years.
Hell back in 2006, Andrew Demitriou started an investigation on why no Vic Side made a prelim in 2006.