2020 = 18 games at 16 min/quarterReading the angst of derision from Melbourne supporters, when you lose a Grand Final by 78 Points after being up 19 points in the 3rd quarter, you pull your head in. If the 2 play off next year, or any year in the future, and the result is reversed, go to town. That sort of a whitewash is not able to be explained by the tougher route or accumulated tiredness, heads dropped, chasing disappeared, blokes went missing when it counted. It's a worry.
2021 = 26 games at 20 mins/quarter
Including 4 interstate finals under strict covid quarantine. Take into account time on and the disparity in playing time between 2020 and 2021 is even greater
As a supporter I'm satisfied our players were exhausted and proud they made is far as they did all things considered. You should be more disappointed by the loss to Port in the last round, we win that game and our finals run is so much easier.