Despite the AFL's efforts, Richmond have dominated in the last 4 years.If I am interpreting your post correctly you seem to be living in the past a bit.
The AFL has demonstrated, forcibly and relentlessly that they will not allow any team to dominate as we once did.
The sport has been turned into an entertainment designed to line the pockets of the media barons and their advertising sponsors so it would be decidedly against the financial welfare of said barons and their supporters to allow any team to dominate.
We are all on an enforced treadmill, some are on a longer cycle than others but it is an artificial cycle nonetheless.
Imposed by those outside the competition for their financial gratification.
Why can't Cwood sort itself to dominate in a like manner?
In sport small tweaks can make a huge difference. In footy tweaks to following just might make the difference between "being up there" and winning a few flags:
- game plan
- fitness /injury management
- culture/ desire/ morale/ spirit
- skill development
We may be close - we may be way off
But we ain't performing to the name/ reputation we once had.