Geelong 2007 vs Hawthorn 2014 - who would win?

Who would win?


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Crazy John

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Two of the greatest sides of all time, and both were absolutely ruthless on Grand Final day in their respective seasons.

Who do you think would win a hypothetical match up between these two sides?

Here are the respective lineups that each side took into the Grand Final.

Geelong 2007:
B: Tom Harley (c), Matthew Scarlett, Josh Hunt
HB: Andrew Mackie, Darren Milburn, David Wojcinski
C: Joel Corey, Jimmy Bartel, Corey Enright
HF: Steve Johnson, Cameron Mooney, Joel Selwood
F: Paul Chapman, Nathan Ablett, Mathew Stokes
FOLL: Brad Ottens, Cameron Ling, Gary Ablett Jr
INT: Steven King, Shannon Byrnes, James Kelly, Max Rooke
COACH: Mark Thompson

Hawthorn 2014:
B: Grant Birchall, Brian Lake, Josh Gibson
HB: Matt Suckling, Ben Stratton, Sam Mitchell
C: Jordan Lewis, Will Langford, Bradley Hill
HF: Luke Hodge (c), Jarryd Roughead, Isaac Smith
F: Ben McEvoy, Jack Gunston, Luke Breust
FOLL: David Hale, Liam Shiels, Shaun Burgoyne
INT: Matthew Spangher, Cyril Rioli, Paul Puopolo
SUB: Taylor Duryea
COACH: Alastair Clarkson
 

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Well, given the Hawthorn beat the same Geelong side in the GF in 2008, and Hawthorn 2014 is better than Hawthorn 2008, it would have to be Hawthorn 2014 over Geelong 2007.
Sound logic.

Essendon 2015 beat Hawthorn 2015, so that means that Essendon 2015 would beat Hawthorn 2008...
 

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Sound logic.

Essendon 2015 beat Hawthorn 2015, so that means that Essendon 2015 would beat Hawthorn 2008...
There's a difference between matches that matter (finals), and one off anomalies. Here's another way of looking at it: Any time Geelong meets Hawthorn in a GF, Hawthorn wins. Good enough for you? (and I say this begrudgingly because I hate Hawthorn! But credit where credit is due).

Besides, have you got any better logic?
 

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Geelong 2008 limped into September, injuries were mounting up and resulted in players that were nowhere near 100% getting picked when they shouldn't have. It was unfortunate timing for Geelong, still I think bad tactical choices in the granny by Bomba didn't help either.

The fact that the hfc did not win another game against Geelong in 12 or so tries clearly indicates that it was an aberration.
 

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There's a difference between matches that matter (finals), and one off anomalies. Here's another way of looking at it: Any time Geelong meets Hawthorn in a GF, Hawthorn wins. Good enough for you? (and I say this begrudgingly because I hate Hawthorn! But credit where credit is due).

Besides, have you got any better logic?
Weren't around in 1963?
 

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Geelong 2008 limped into September, injuries were mounting up and resulted in players that were nowhere near 100% getting picked when they shouldn't have. It was unfortunate timing for Geelong, still I think bad tactical choices in the granny by Bomba didn't help either.
Haven't heard that explanation before. Geelong best team in season 08, Hawthorn best team in September 2008. Is what it is.
 
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