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Poll - Who would you rate as the strongest premiership side in the AFL era?

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by VineyToClark, Dec 3, 2018.

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Which premiership team would you rate as the strongest of the AFL era?

  1. Collingwood 1990

    1 vote(s)
    0.2%
  2. Hawthorn 1991

    2 vote(s)
    0.4%
  3. West Coast 92-94

    12 vote(s)
    2.5%
  4. Essendon 1993

    1 vote(s)
    0.2%
  5. Carlton 1995

    20 vote(s)
    4.1%
  6. North 96-99

    10 vote(s)
    2.0%
  7. Adelaide 97-98

    2 vote(s)
    0.4%
  8. Essendon 2000

    62 vote(s)
    12.7%
  9. Brisbane 2001-2003

    157 vote(s)
    32.1%
  10. Port 2004

    3 vote(s)
    0.6%
  11. Sydney 2005

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. West Coast 2006

    1 vote(s)
    0.2%
  13. Geelong 2007-2011

    80 vote(s)
    16.4%
  14. Hawthorn 2008

    1 vote(s)
    0.2%
  15. Collingwood 2010

    6 vote(s)
    1.2%
  16. Sydney 2012

    1 vote(s)
    0.2%
  17. Hawthorn 2013-2015

    79 vote(s)
    16.2%
  18. Bulldogs 2016

    13 vote(s)
    2.7%
  19. Richmond 2017

    30 vote(s)
    6.1%
  20. West Coast 2018

    8 vote(s)
    1.6%
  1. adammania9

    adammania9 Norm Smith Medallist

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    Are ‘dominate’ and its suffixes considered ‘big words’? Because that’s about the most complex word you typed and it’s there about 15 times.
     

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  2. carnaroys08

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    Well rather than being a flog, why don't you come up with a better standard which one can measure a teams strength Archimedes.
     
  3. adammania9

    adammania9 Norm Smith Medallist

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    The Brisbane Lions won 14 out of its 22 games in the 2003 Home and Away season and lost its first final. Essendon won 21 out of its 22 and won their first final by 125 points and its grand final by ten goals. You tell me which team was more dominant.
     
  4. carnaroys08

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    I've stated it clear enough. I measure a POWERFUL side by how many times they can smash their opponent & put a game to bed in a quarter of football. Come up with a better standard to measure it then.
    Yeah, the Lions lost a low scoring affair to Collingwood early in the Finals that year. We DOMINATED you R19 & in the GF. The $7 for Lions over 39.5pts was a luxury. We embarrassed you twice, made you look weak twice. You scraped home once in one of those shit booring kick it along the boundary line & flood styles of games. Didn't get you far.
     
  5. bh90210fan

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    Mate, you’ve only beaten one top 8 team away from the mcg in two years. If you played a final away from the mcg last year Richmond would’ve lost. You got lucky. There’s no way Richmond are in any conversation for the strongest premiership team in afl history.

    You finished on top with a tougher draw this year but it means squat if you don’t even make the grand final.

    I’m not sure how you can think that Richmond are the best mcg tenant in the history of football when you’re not even the strongest tenant this decade. Hawthorn and Collingwood have both been stronger tenant clubs and that’s just since 2010.

    One loss doesn’t define a season? The game was over by quarter time. Richmond got totally shown up. It wasn’t just a loss, it was a spanking.

    West coast matches up well against Richmond all over the park, your comparisons are just fanboi bull crap. Not sure how you can rate Richmond stronger everywhere when West Coast thumped them by 8 goals last time they met.
     
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  6. MacMum

    MacMum Brownlow Medallist

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    Hahaha! You seriously believe that? Voss would've done his own don't argue on the little squirt! Dusty would've shat his pants!

    I get the feeling you weren't old enough to grasp how Voss played.
     
  7. adammania9

    adammania9 Norm Smith Medallist

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    That’s a pretty silly way to measure dominance. No team that loses eight games in a season is dominant in any measure.

    If we had an extra 10% salary cap and free pickings of the AFL’s worst team, we’d probably have won some premierships in the early 00’s too.
     
  8. MacMum

    MacMum Brownlow Medallist

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    I doubt it..
     
  9. Captain_Bender

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    Dude Dusty is bigger than Voss
     
  10. carnaroys08

    carnaroys08 Team Captain

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    That's your opinion.
    You obviously haven't learn't how to be a gracious looser yet, despite having had so many growth opportunities.
     
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  11. adammania9

    adammania9 Norm Smith Medallist

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    You brought up Collingwood for absolutely no reason whatsoever. I don’t care how Brisbane fared against Collingwood that year - we were the fourth or fifth best side at best.

    You cannot seriously think that a Brisbane side that lost eight games in one year were one of the most dominant premiership teams of all time, especially based on a stat as ridiculous as the number of times beating a team by six goals in a quarter. That’s the single most cherry picked stat I’ve ever seen in my whole life. How can you even type that with a straight face?
     

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    So both teams had dominant seasons. Both teams had stars on every line. One got an unlucky bounce and no trophies, the other destroyed all other finalists and won the premiership. But the Saints would have killed Richmond. Righto, mate.
     
  13. MacMum

    MacMum Brownlow Medallist

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    ....for your information, I'm not a dude.

    Dusty's bigger? So? They fall harder!
     
  14. Brett C

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    Used to hate Sunday arvo games at the Gabba watching cousins, Kerr and mainly Judd destroy us for a couple of hours. The premierships made up for it
     
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  15. tigertigertiger

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    Say that again in 5 years from now
     
  16. Brett C

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    I’d take 22 b graders and a premiership rather than 5 a graders and nothing. The pies were solid teams those years just didn’t have a couple of extras to get over especially in 2002 when we were a little lucky
     
  17. Brett C

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    Time has hurt the perception of those Brisbane sides, when Luke Powers' your 5 best midfielder, Brown our 3 best forward and Chris Scott’s your 5 best defender it shows just how strong the lions were.
     
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  18. Brett C

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    You don’t understand at all then. Lynch was the only big name we really got and that was a Hail Mary 10 year deal. We drafted exceptionally well in the early/mid 90’s
     
  19. Brett C

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    No even close to correct. We signed lynch to a 10 year deal in 1993 so 3 years pre merger and pike went to Norf first for 4 years
     
  20. Brett C

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    I have to agree with the other posters, it’s probably the most random stat I’ve seen used to justify dominance.
     
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  21. Nuggets73

    Nuggets73 Premiership Player

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    You seem like a knowledge lad ... care to educate me on how much Justin Leppitsch was paid as a runner after he retired? ;)
    ... Not for one moment saying Lions weren’t a brilliant side ... but they were very, very well looked after by the AFL.
     
  22. catscollector

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    I hate it personally.
    You can just sense when a team is ready to explode and become dominant. I get that same feeling with Melbourne right now.
    They should make the grand final next year, whether they win it is another thing but nothing worse knowing your own team is merely making up the numbers for years on end.
     
  23. carnaroys08

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    Well come up with alternative indicators. What markers would you use to measure strength & dominance?
    So far as the 6+ goals in a qtr goes, I simply noticed around 2000 that the dominant teams of the time like Dons/Port/Lions had something in common. These teams ran riot & smashed opposition in 1 particular qtr more often than other sides; they had the ability to put the foot down & blow teams away. I accept it's not perfect & yes it is simplistic & arbitrary, however it does give an indication of strength. With the lack of any other measurement to go by, I'm happy to use this arbitrary rule as a yardstick. As it turns out, over the last 20yrs it has been fairly accurate. Do better, suggest something serious.
    Kicking the ball town the line, flooding, zoning has been successful to certain extent. It's ugly, boring footy & the reason why the AFL have been constantly fiddling with rules.

    ps: do you think if Collingwood had the strength to smash out the 1st qtr of the Granny & go into 1/4 time with a 6 goal advantage they would have won?
     
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  24. carnaroys08

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    What would you come up with to justify dominance? %?
     
  25. Fabes

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    Your mob got lucky playing Adelaide. Don't get me wrong. They were still a very good team.

    The difference is Hawthorn were a "very good team" for three years in a row. What happened to Richmond's dynasty!? Oh that's right... they got absolutely smashed to smithereens by Collingwood.

    And for what it's worth I think Brisbane of '01-'03 were simply the best I've ever seen.
     
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