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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

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  2. No

    195 vote(s)
    64.6%
  1. Nobu

    Nobu Suspended

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    Lmao. What I’m saying is still correct though. They were five goals down and you lost it in the dying minutes. I’m looking at the game holistically. You’re trying to nitpick at my comment to justify Collingwood gagging it. Whatever makes you feel better about blowing a golden opportunity :)
     

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  2. JayJ20

    JayJ20 Norm Smith Medallist

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    Dogs went to Perth to play West Coast week 1, then played reigning premiers Hawthorn week 2, then GWS in a prelim before playing a much more experienced Sydney side in the grand final.

    West Coast played in Perth, had a week off, played in Perth again, then travelled to play Collingwood.
    That's standard.

    Bulldogs: Had to win 4 finals, including 2 interstate + 2 on a neutral venue
    West Coast: won 3 finals. 2 games with ground advantage, a week break in between + an away final

    Bulldogs were far more impressive
     
  3. Rod Stroker

    Rod Stroker Brownlow Medallist

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    The Dogs run to get there was more impressive. But I'm talking about the performance on the day. Eagles had it all against them, and still won.
     
  4. Macpotata

    Macpotata Premiership Player

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    ^^^^

    Agreed. Take out the calibre of the west coast players missing, and their importance, it was a huge task. If the Bullies had players of the same ilk out, they wouldn't have been able to do it.
     
  5. caloschwaby

    caloschwaby The One and Only

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    I think I'd rather lose a GF that we never should have won than throw away one that was ours for the taking ;)
    Man, what a waste of a season that was...
     
  6. Nobu

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    Yeah fair enough. I’d rather win the grand final but I understand lol
     
  7. Bluengold91

    Bluengold91 Debutant

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    Dogs no, Richmond definitely more impressive. Eagles had everything almost go against them all season where tigers had everything go off them.

    Only thing special about the tigers is they were a basket case of a club for so long that they broke a long premiership drought
     
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  8. Mningasimisonda

    Mningasimisonda Premiership Player

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    Tigers were a bit overrated this year. Winning 18 games at 136% is pretty unremarkable, especially with the underwhelming quality of teams at the moment.
     
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  9. Scotland

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    18-4 136% is a very good season, but the media went OTT about how good the current Richmond side is.

    Recent great sides (Hawthorn, Geelong, Brisbane, Essendon) didn't shit their pants just because they had to go to Adelaide or Perth.
     
  10. Isaac Cumming No 1

    Isaac Cumming No 1 Premium Platinum

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    So because they performed relatively poorly in the H/A season, they were a better side?

    Let's apply a little test, that kindergarten kids would understand. Did they want to get a home QF?

    West Coast and Richmond wanted to and did, that's not a negative.

    I know people will now say, aaah but injuries. That's because only the Bulldogs players get injuries, and they are entitled to a 100% fit list.

    WC were hit pretty hard with injuries last year, they just dealt with it and kept believing.

    2016 the Bulldogs had a great finals series, but much better not to get in a situation where you're backs to the wall.
     
  11. Roddy

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    There must be 90 weagles fans with mindboggling delusions of grandeur on this board....
     
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  12. swiftdog

    swiftdog Premiership Player

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    My favorite is how hard they’re trying to convince us that we’re emotionally devastated from the loss and that the club won’t recover.
     
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  13. Isaac Cumming No 1

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    :rolleyes: Which is actually a lot less than the Bulldogs and Tigers pop-ups of last few years.
     
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  14. magpienato

    magpienato The Swooping Magpie

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    :rolleyes:
     
  15. tigertigertiger

    tigertigertiger Club Legend

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    Collingwood supporters still think they're premiers because they beat Richmond in a preliminary I see. It's a compliment
     
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  16. Nobu

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    You were the better side all year I’m told so how did we blow it exactly?
     
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  17. Mningasimisonda

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    Yeah, was definitely a good season from Richmond and they deserved to be top, but it looked nothing like Geelong 2008, Saints 2009 or Collingwood 2011 where a team actually dominated and looked unstoppable. I never really bought the media hype.
     
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  18. kerr87

    kerr87 All Australian

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    Incredible game to witness in thr flesha, has to be the best comeback GF win of all time.
     
  19. WCE_phil

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    I completely don't care whether it is or isn't however the Bulldogs only got past week 1 of the finals due to the AFL changing the rules that very year giving them a weeks break leading into finals or they wouldn't have got their key players back from injury and it would have been a whole different story.

    Umpiring in that finals series some of the most disgusting ever seen. No way in fairness they should have got over the Giants.
     
  20. ManOfClay

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    Hahaha your side just won a flag yet this still burns you?

    We got past week one of the finals because west coast shit the bed in Perth. Nothing to do with us getting a week off, which west coast and every other club also got.

    Crying foul because you didn’t get to play us when we were missing players, brilliant.
     
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  21. WCE_phil

    WCE_phil Norm Smith Medallist

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    We were never winning the premiership that year. However without that rule change you guys don't get past the first week. If you wan't to know what robbery on the sporting field looks like however just go back and watch that final against the giants with objective eyes.
     
  22. Ant_

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    Lol
     
  23. Obeanie1

    Obeanie1 Brownlow Medallist

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    You will recover. You always do.;):D
     
  24. dean33

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    I think to compare something so subjective is folly. Best thing to do to work our best premiership victories is to look at their previous season result and where they came from to win the flag.
    If I’m not mistaken eagles made the 2nd week of finals in 2017 and finished 6th.
    Richmond got belted by 113 points in their last game of 2016 and finished 13th.
    That no other team in the history of the game has won a flag a year after finishing 13th or lower is proof enough the tigers 2017 grand final victory the greatest of all time.
     
  25. Ron The Bear

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    Total of games played during season by players missing from premiership team:

    GmsClubYear
    154Ad1997
    132NM1977
    127WB2016
    125Co1958
    123Ad1998
    122Co1953
    120Me1948
    118Ri1973
    118NM1975
    117Ri1974
    116Ha1976
    112WC1992
    111Es1949
    109Ca1981
    105Es1984
    105Es1985
    105WC2006
    105Ha2014
    104Ca1982
    103Ca1972
    103Es1993
    103WC2018
     
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