- Sep 4, 2017
- AFL Club
- West Coast
Harsh, but fairVery Harsh to say that. I am not denying that despite the massive supporter base they have got, From 1983-2012, they have been underachieving due to being Poorly run and some bad luck.
But we are Talking about the AFL era from 1990 onwards because that is the topic.
I have posted this before on this thread. From 1990-2012, the only thing they had was those 2 prelims in 1995 and 2001. Its not much but its better than nothing.
I have said they finish 9th in 1994, 1996, 2000, 2006 and 2008. I have said, had they finished 8th in each of those 5 times they finished 9th, it would a bit better in the history books. It might not mean much, but they would of had a semi decent finals run in 1994-6 and 2000-2001. Then finals in 2006 and 2008.
Intead of a 2 wins and 4 loss finals record from 1990-2012, It would of been 2 wins and 9 losses.
Fortunately for them the tigers got their stuff together and won a couple of flags in 3 years. I see them being contenders for at least 2 more years.
I’m aware of their history in this comp and I agree with most reasonable posters that their success ranks them around ninth overall.
Richmond don’t belong anywhere near this thread although it is enjoyable watching them try to insert themselves in here