Had we won it would have gone down as one of our best triumphs. Against the ropes than powered to the lead. As a neutral could easily see how this game rates as epic. It ended up the catalyst for our three-peat.2010 Collingwood vs St. Kilda Draw. Had there been extra time Saints were likely to win. Pies were seriously dead on their feet in that last quarter.
2012 Sydney vs Hawthorn. Both these teams being the next elite top 4 sides for a while.
It was just the curse of inaccuracy! For some unknown reason, some premiership favourites get the yips on grand final day.Still argue we played our best footy in 2012 across those 5 years if you include 2011 as well yet didn't win the flag. We smacked some good sides that year with some exilirating footy.
Watched the game with a friend who casually mentioned that she was Ted Whitten's neice. There's a bit of bulldog royalty..... not a phrase oft mentioned in correlation with the Dogs.One side of the family is from Footscray. Great memories of grandfather walking me around there as a little fella.
So Grand Final day 2016, I screamed my head off and offically lost my mind in the last quarter. Awesome day.
Other good ones to watch were:
- 2003 - Watched it in a pub in Fitzroy with a mate. Fabulous to see diehard Roys fans coming in.
- 2017 - To see Richmond supporters rear up on their hind legs.
- 2018 - Tight contest. Dom Sheed the greatest ever pressure kick in a Grand final. Three key players out and they still won.
All 3 of those GF you mentioned were good.In terms of the build up I was most pumped for 2016, my ex is a Swede who adopted the Bulldogs the year previous when she moved to Australia so I had that connection, plus of course all the other fairy tale stuff.
In terms of the actual match my top 3 would be: