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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

    110 vote(s)
    35.6%
  2. No

    199 vote(s)
    64.4%
  1. kranky al

    kranky al Brownlow Medallist

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    That table ranks the chris judds in the same terms as the chris mastens.
     
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  2. Ron The Bear

    Ron The Bear Brownlow Medallist

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    True. It's just an attempt at quantifying things.

    Eagles who didn't play were Gaff (19/175 games), Naitanui (15/161), Sheppard (23/154), Nelson (10/42), Ah Chee (8/35), Waterman (16/16), McInnes (3/14), Petrucelle (3/3), Ainsworth (3/3), Allen (2/2), Brander (1/1).

    e.g. Adelaide 1997 were missing Ricciuto (21/312), McCartney (6/182), Modra (25/165), Vardy (24/137), Liptak (7/116), Standfield (13/111), Tregenza (10/106), Chalmers (8/75), Ormond-Allen (18/50), Collins (6/43), Viska (2/33), Cook (4/8), Williams (7/7), Gilligan (3/3).

    The Adelaide group is stronger for mine (granted that some of the Eagles have their careers ahead of them).
     
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  3. bzparkes

    bzparkes Norm Smith Medallist

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    What’s better; 90 people voting ‘yes’ on a poll or supporters of the premiership side starting threads every 5 minutes for the next 10 months harping on about how great their side is?
     
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  4. kranky al

    kranky al Brownlow Medallist

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    Lol - do you want richmond back tgen?

    I think weve been very restrained compared to some recent teams.
     
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  5. threesixpio

    threesixpio Brownlow Medallist

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    I’m glad WC supporters are enjoying their time in the sun with Sammy Mitchell. His genius was stamped all over this year’s flag
     
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  6. Dazzler10

    Dazzler10 Club Legend

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    His presence was felt
     
  7. harrythetiger

    harrythetiger Summited Everest 30/9/17

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    I must say I did enjoy those last year and hope to experience them again next year
     
  8. kid_a

    kid_a Club Legend

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    I mean both are good, but only if its Eagles ;)
     
  9. Tandy

    Tandy Premiership Player

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    The deciding factor of the result makes the game slide one or two spots
     
  10. kid_a

    kid_a Club Legend

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    personally i thought Govs mark in defence was fantastic ;)
     
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  11. kane249

    kane249 New cup, who dis?

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    You missed one, Eric McKenzie

    Was best 22 last year but his foot injury ruined him this year and forced his retirement.
     
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  12. Ron The Bear

    Ron The Bear Brownlow Medallist

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    Fair enough. Only counted players who'd played senior games during the season.

    Stretching it a little further, it could be claimed that McGuinness, McDermott, Jarman and Anderson were forced into retirement in the twelve months leading up to the 1997 flag.
     
  13. kane249

    kane249 New cup, who dis?

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    McKenzie was on the list though in 2018.
     
  14. tigertigertiger

    tigertigertiger Club Legend

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    best Collingwood grand final I've ever watched
     
  15. RedWhite&Blue

    RedWhite&Blue Club Legend

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    The best in football history!!!!
    Christ No

    what a strange thread
     
  16. RedWhite&Blue

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    2016 was the year of the Dogs flag not the tigers
     
  17. Lockyer24

    Lockyer24 Brownlow Medallist

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    GF rematch looks on the cards
     
  18. tigertigertiger

    tigertigertiger Club Legend

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    Was it better than the two Sydney vs west coast grand finals?
     
  19. Benny78

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    It's probably better than the best in the history of football.
     
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  20. Yippy Yi Yeo

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    I know?
     
  21. dzussy

    dzussy Team Captain

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    I agree. The bloke is a bloody legend. Happy to utilise his talents to get us a premiership. We will miss the sh#t out of him next year. The rocket he gave the mids at 3/4 time of that Semi Final was the tipping point. He will be a great coach in his own right soon.
     
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  22. Coaster2012

    Coaster2012 Premiership Player

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    Would not be surprised if Sam Mitchell is a head coach in 2-3 years.
     
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  23. eaglespremiers

    eaglespremiers BigFooty Forger

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    He has the neck for it.
     
  24. Asapartyhat

    Asapartyhat Team Captain

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    :ghost::ghost::trophy::ghost::trophy::ghost::ghost::ghost::ghost::ghost:..:ghost::ghost::ghost::ghost::trophy::ghost:...:ghost::ghost:..:ghost::ghost::ghost::trophy:

    Thats the Eagles AFL era history in emojis
    :ghost: = made the finals
    . = didn't make the finals
    :trophy: =premierships
     
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  25. BIRDBRAIN

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    i think 2019 will be a very important Premiership to win. Back to back is incredibly difficult to win, but great sides quite often get 2 in 3 years. Eagles 92&94, Geelong 07-09-11 come to mind. Richmond have a great chance to make it 2017&2019 which along with their H&A performance in 2018 would stamp them as one of the great sides. Eagles have a real opportunity to go back to back, to do so they'd also be playing their 3rd GF in 5 years. It's the difference between fluking a flag (Bulldogs 2016) and experiencing an era of sustained high performance and success.
     
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  26. chunkylover

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    It's probably the greatest accomplishment ever achieved in the history of mankind. And when the cure for cancer is found the we will finally have a close contender for 2nd greatest accomplishment
     
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