If 7 straight games at the MCG leading into finals is an advantage....

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Barry_Badrinath

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Then what do you call it when a team has to play 16 games straight on the road to win the premiership?

I’d call it damn impressive. And it’s certainly silenced a lot of the detractors that used that weak argument last year.

Richmond won 13 games outside their home state this year. Has that ever been bettered? I very much doubt it. Possibly the greatest travelling side of all time
 

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Wojcinski

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Then what do you call it when a team has to play 16 games straight on the road to win the premiership?

I’d call it damn impressive. And it’s certainly silenced a lot of the detractors that used that weak argument last year.

Richmond won 13 games outside their home state this year. Has that ever been bettered? I very much doubt it. Possibly the greatest travelling side of all time
Their GF opponent did the same thing though
 

davos44

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Then what do you call it when a team has to play 16 games straight on the road to win the premiership?

I’d call it damn impressive. And it’s certainly silenced a lot of the detractors that used that weak argument last year.

Richmond won 13 games outside their home state this year. Has that ever been bettered? I very much doubt it. Possibly the greatest travelling side of all time
I don't think you understand the meaning of the word "travelling".
 

Piggy Smalls

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Can you mob seriously not go a week without needing to start another thread to validate your belief in how great you are? Bath water must taste pretty good hey?

I particularly noticed how great it was when you beat Freo ‘on the road’ at Metricon... how many other of those games were against fellow travelling teams?
 

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Goggin Our Best

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If West Coast had jagged the flag in 1990 it would have been the best travelling performance bar none

Round 21 - played Bris in Qld at Carrara

Round 22 played Geel at Kardinia Park

Finished 3rd in a final five

1st week of finals - drew with Coll at Waverley

2nd week of finals - replay of Coll game at Waverly which they lost

3rd week of finals defeated Melb at Waverley

4th week of finals - lost to Ess in PF at Waverley

I know Eagles supporters these days whinge a bit - but back then they had a right to whinge .
 

sprockets

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Their GF opponent did the same thing though
And the teams that got their home games as usual but still weren't up to scratch when it really mattered? They should collectively be given some type of wooden spoon or dunce's hats.

The grand final was a week ago, nobody cares now.
And 25 years ago? You know, Carlton's last flag...
 

PetterdHoisted

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Great thread. Anywhere. Anytime.

To be fair, we haven't seen the usual chorus putting down this premiership as somehow tainted.

Tigers didn't go to Perth but had to go to NT, easier opponents but more sapping conditions up there. Went to Syd once, to Adelaide twice, did get 3 out of 4 games at Metricon coming into finals.

If we had the Hawks draw, we don't finish top 4, I accept that.
 

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Then what do you call it when a team has to play 16 games straight on the road to win the premiership?

I’d call it damn impressive. And it’s certainly silenced a lot of the detractors that used that weak argument last year.

Richmond won 13 games outside their home state this year. Has that ever been bettered? I very much doubt it. Possibly the greatest travelling side of all time
Best flag of all time and we were near the bottom of the free kick list.
 

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Can you mob seriously not go a week without needing to start another thread to validate your belief in how great you are? Bath water must taste pretty good hey?

I particularly noticed how great it was when you beat Freo ‘on the road’ at Metricon... how many other of those games were against fellow travelling teams?
Bath water is only drunk when a team falls at the last hurdle after being favourites.

We drinking the finest of wines and eating olives from vines while served cheese and crackers by supermodels fine.

Sorry Dees,we out plattered yous.
 
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Tibbedy

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Then what do you call it when a team has to play 16 games straight on the road to win the premiership?

I’d call it damn impressive. And it’s certainly silenced a lot of the detractors that used that weak argument last year.

Richmond won 13 games outside their home state this year. Has that ever been bettered? I very much doubt it. Possibly the greatest travelling side of all time
No it hasn't
 

Blues90

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And the teams that got their home games as usual but still weren't up to scratch when it really mattered? They should collectively be given some type of wooden spoon or dunce's hats.


And 25 years ago? You know, Carlton's last flag...
Took you 40 years to in how many flags we won just in the 80s 4 great seasons in 40 years
 

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