Is the West Coast Eagles 2018 Premiership win the best in the history of Football? | BigFooty

Is the West Coast Eagles 2018 Premiership win the best in the history of Football?

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by Macpotata, Oct 28, 2018.

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Was the Eagles premiership win the best the game has ever seen?

  1. Yes

    74 vote(s)
    35.1%
  2. No

    137 vote(s)
    64.9%
  1. Macpotata

    Macpotata Premiership Player

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    These guys weren't even tipped to make the 8 pre-season. Mitchell and Priddis gone meant a lot of experience, as well as Brownlow medals went out the window. The most important and influential player for WCE, and one of if not the best ruckmen in the comp goes down injured in Nit Nat. Gaff, an ALL-Australian and a bloke that was tipped to be runner up in the Brownlow misses a lot of football due to his punch on the young Freo lad. And Sheppard, a player who emerged the last few years as one of the key defenders in the game goes down in the first qualifier against Collingwood. 5 goals down in the first quarter, the ghosts of 2015 re-visited, a host of missed chances late on yet they still find a way to win despite all of this. Balls of steel and a mind like no other. I think this win is as good as the Doggies in 2016 and as good as any other premiership in the history of VFL/AFL.


    West Coast Eagles - Could not be beaten. Mentality of a warrior.

    Was this the best win or the most hardest for any side to obtain in the history of footy?
     
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  2. The 747

    The 747 Brownlow Medallist

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    Of all time man!
     
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  3. Gavin Excell

    Gavin Excell Brownlow Medallist

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  4. BigVic

    BigVic Club Legend

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    A good write up but from an Eagles fan Dogs ‘16 is better. Eagles ‘18 was another unlikely flag.
     
  5. Bulldog Brent

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    Dogs 16 by far.
     
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  6. Square Peg

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    I'm in awe of the OP and his intimate knowledge of 120+ years of premiers. It is a little curious that 2018 is the best and 2016 the second best in history, but only a harsh cynic would suggest he is a johnny come lately with **** all idea about football.
     
  7. JayJ20

    JayJ20 Norm Smith Medallist

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    Wasn't even more impressive than Dogs 2016 and Richmond 2017, let alone of all time
     
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    Bunk Moreland Brownlow Medallist

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  9. cykablyat

    cykablyat Debutant

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    Macpotata is a closet WC fan / hater

    How many posts / threads on WC do you make?
     
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  10. BallaratBulldog

    BallaratBulldog Premium Platinum

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    I didn't think the Eagles winning was unlikely - they were top 2 for the entire year

    Only from a standpoint after the first 15 minutes could it be viewed unlikely, but they were playing Collingwood of all teams in the Grand final.
     
  11. OhhhhhCyril

    OhhhhhCyril Norm Smith Medallist

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    I vote for Hawthorn 2008, how can it not be?
     
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  12. Ghossein

    Ghossein Norm Smith Medallist

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    It's probably my favourite due to the Trump-esque nature of winning the whole thing even when so many tipped us to:

    1. miss the finals
    2. make the finals but fail in September
    3. lose to collingwood at home
    4. lose to melbourne at home
    5. lose the grand final because tHe EaGlEs CaNt PlAy At ThE mCg
     
  13. gym4life

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    No premiership team has won a grand final with the equivalent of the injuries we had.
     
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  14. Thomas2

    Thomas2 Premium Gold

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    Of course it is.
     
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  15. The Falcon Strike

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    Probably the greatest piece of humanity in the history of existence.

    Well maybe just behind the Geelong holy trinity - but earth defining nonetheless
     
  16. BigVic

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    Dogs ‘16 had to travel to Perth, return to Melbourne and travel to Sydney en route to the 2016 flag.

    7th places H and A finish, lost their captain to an ACL injury, Redpath and Wallis out LTI’s.

    Also Dogs played the #1 seeded Sydney Swans.
     
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  17. TigerTime_89

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    These threads happen every year.
    I'm sure someone made that thread about us last year.
     
  18. Barry_Badrinath

    Barry_Badrinath Brownlow Medallist

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    Port 2004 had similar outs. Primus (gun ruck and club captain) and Josh Francou (gun midfielder who nearly won a Brownlow) played 1 game between them that year
     
  19. kranky al

    kranky al Brownlow Medallist

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    Id vote it the most outstanding premiership in the afl in 2018 withiut a doubt
     
  20. Billy ray

    Billy ray Norm Smith Medallist

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    When karmichael hunt kicked goal after siren that was pretty epic
     
  21. Bench warmer 84

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    Had the biggest hangover next day so was the best game in history
     
  22. JackoSpades

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    it would be in the top 27 greatest wins.....
    along with the other 26 teams able to overcome the might of the magpies....
     
  23. noodle

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    Tigers fans made dozens of these threads.
     
  24. sobrave

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    Yep 2004 probably the greatest win of all time in the history of the game
     
  25. Scotland

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    I don't know about a clear #1, but with 1992, 1994 and 2006 it's definitely in the top 4.
     
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