Hawthorn had a better H&A record in 2013 and 2011 (when we finished 3rd) than Tigers 2018. Not sure how Richmond came close to dominating. I guess comparative to weak opposition.... we did finish the H&A season 4th in 2018.
Yet I'd say our 2012/2014 were even better teams than our 2011/13 teams. 17/5 and massive % in 2014 with a whole raft of guns out for extended periods and Clarko missing 5 weeks too. The 5 losses doesn't suggest we dominated, but as the GF showed, when we were close to full strength we were basically untouchable.
Richmond finished 2-games and huge percentage clear on top in 2018 …. to gauge the dominance of a team it has to be relative to the performance of other teams that season.
In 2011/13 there were new clubs in GC and GWS handing teams gimme wins and huge percentage. Throw in basket case Melbourne and most interstate teams struggling and it’s clear why each season teams need to be compared to other teams that season, not other seasons.
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