Uh huh. Being reminded that there are still social issues is a real bummer when you've managed to avoid them in the other areas of your life. It's really tough getting the very occasional reminder from the AFL that life isn't always good for people who aren't cis, straight, white, middle/high income men.
How does the Melbourne takeover of Hawthorn differ from the Brisbane takeover of Fitzroy... apart from the latter happening and the former being a proposal that didn't go through?
Even in the 1990s, it was brilliant
I miss when players were men - had a job outside of footy, didn't worry about their social media profile, or their hurt feelings
I also wish the AFL didn't involve itself in politics on any level
The early-1990s maybe were still OK, but I didn't agree with the abandonment of the traditional grounds or the joyful destruction of Fitzroy.
Yes mate they where so much bigger/stronger particularly the Midfielders Dank he’s his finger prints all over it. Big cover up!Scrawny runts in 2006? Who suddenly became, 'muscled up?'
If Geelong did cheat, I would want them to be punished, as I would any club that cheats, but claims on perception are baseless and as credible as 'Chinese Whispers'
1 of them, the Scum actually lost to St.Kilda and claimed the victory the following week in a second chance draw. 1913. Most of them are round robins.Especially when most of those flags happened when the competition was basically amateur.
Essendon and Collingwood are the supposed big two AFL clubs nationwide.1 of them, the Scum actually lost to St.Kilda and claimed the victory the following week in a second chance draw. 1913. Most of them are round robins.
They are minnow club, only 4 premierships since 1970.
Sheedy made the Collingwood/Essendon rivalry become a big thing.Essendon. Karma will hopefully continue to punish these morally bankrupt primitives for at least another 10 years. Sheedy was a decent spruiker for the game but the deification of him as anything more than a hypocritical charlatan is sickening.
I think that dog Daniher knocking out Gavin Brown in the 1990 Grand Final was how the modern day Bombers v Pies rivalry started imo
I recall hearing Ron Barassi talk about the biggest rivalry he encountered during his time in football.I have no love for Essendon, but I think most Collingwood supporters see Carlton and Richmond as bigger rivals.
Essendon have bigger rivalries with Carlton and Hawthorn.
i thought the scum only entered the comp in 1987, the same year as the Bears.1 of them, the Scum actually lost to St.Kilda and claimed the victory the following week in a second chance draw. 1913. Most of them are round robins.
They are minnow club, only 4 premierships since 1970.
The Carlton and Richmond rivalry was in its prime in the late 60s/early 70s. Played a lot of finals against one another, so I think Barassi’s position on the rivalry is correct.I recall hearing Ron Barassi talk about the biggest rivalry he encountered during his time in football.
Given he was at Melbourne when the rivalry was massive with Collingwood. At Carlton when the rivalry was massive with Collingwood and Richmond, and at North Melbourne given the rivalry with Hawthorn.
He did not hesitate in saying the rivalry between Carlton and Richmond was the biggest he had seen. Both teams genuinely hated each other.
Christ you post tripe. Problem is you genuinely believe it.Everyone knows that Geelong will never get punished if they cheated during that era. 3 flags would destroy the afl. The league tried hard enough to save jobs brownlow.
It's also hard to believe Geelong went from scrawny runts in 2006 to muscled up superstars in one preseason without help.
Carlton's victory in the 1972 GF really stung Richmond. Richmond were red hot favourites and got smashed. The Tigers were hellbent on exacting revenge in 1973, one way or the other. The physical punishment Richmond handed Carlton in 1973 affected their psyche for a few years.The Carlton and Richmond rivalry was in its prime in the late 60s/early 70s. Played a lot of finals against one another, so I think Barassi’s position on the rivalry is correct.
Between 1967-1974, Carlton and Richmond won all the premierships except in 1971 (Hawthorn).
North Melbourne and Hawthorn was massive in the 70s as well. They played 10 finals against each other in five seasons (1974-78), which included 3 Grand Finals. Between 1975-1978, Hawthorn was the only team to defeat North in the finals during those years.
For supporters of my vintage, as much as Richmond supporters hate Carlton, at least we exacted revenge. I could only imagine how much Collingwood supporters loathe Carlton given the pain Carlton inflicted in 1970, 1979 and 1981 without pay back.
Its like a badge of honour knowing no matter how good a year we've had, its likely well * it up royally in the big one when we make itWould have hurt Collingwood supporters to lose 64, 66, 70, 77, 79-81, while watching Carlton win 68, 70, 72, 79, 81-82 87 while only losing in 69, 73 and 86.
Had Carlton lost all those Grand Finals and Collingwood been the successful team, Carlton would be a completely different club - their psyche would have been completely turned. They'd have 9 flags which while respectable, nowhere near as impressive...
To Collingwood's credit - they've maintained pride in their club throughout, despite all the disappointments. I am not sure any club could do that to the same extent as they have