no our run started with 3 loses in the first five rounds including a belting by footscray and losing at home to north. How you can justify excluding games in 2007 but count games in 2009 is simply bizarre and is borderline crazy. We beat the bottom team who had a mass of injuries by 157 points in 2007. In 2011 we also beat the bottom team by over 150 points. But on top of that in 2011 we also beat a team that was not in the bottom four by 186 points and smashed the second best team that year by 100 points. We also didnt lose to our challenger in 2011 whereas we lost to them at home in 2007. In 2011 we won the first 13 games straight and then was in cruise control until finals started. Not the case in 07. Whilst we didnt win finals by 100 points we won all finals comfortably in 2011 and against much better opposition. We nearly missed the grand final in 07.I'm not sure that's true either. Our run started with 157 points drubbing of Richmond and finished with the greatest ever winning margin in a GF. There was one loss in between.
What you really want to say is 2008 was the best side of all but refusing to do it cos we lost the grand final. The 2008 geelong side was our best side and probably the best side of the past 30 years. But no side is unbeatable when they have a day off.