The Dude Abides
- Jul 26, 2006
- AFL Club
- St Kilda
In 2000 second last (I believe Collingwood) had seven wins and in 1998 Freo and Collingwood each had seven wins.Hawthorn in 1997 is the most recent time, in the 80s and 90s sides would more frequently finish with 6 or 7 wins in second last, but since the 2000s it's never happened. More tanking, I guess.
1997 was also famous for having just seven wins separate first and fifteenth while also having a team make finals with 10 wins and a draw although that was bettered two years previous with ten wins in 1995. As a matter of fact Melbourne could have finished 8th with just nine wins had they drawn Brisbane in the final round.