Which premiership team had the most dominant finals series (criteria AFL era)

Tiger2709

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As there hasn't been much on the forums about Richmond lately I thought I would see how this goes.

On dominance in each game through a finals series, forget who the competition is or how good you may think they are, is Richmonds two Premiership years the two most dominant in the history of football, I'm asking as I cant be bothered looking myself but surely they are right up there.

2017

Qualifying final v Geelong, MCG: 10.6 (66) to 3.6 (24). Won by 51 points.

Preliminary final v Greater Western Sydney, MCG: 10.6 (66) to 4.7 (31). Won by 36 points.

Grand Final v Adelaide, MCG: 10.8 (68) to 4.5 (29). Won by 48 points.
Total 135 points
2019

Qualifying final v Brisbane, Gabba: 11.1 (67) to 4.7 (31). Won by 47 points.

Preliminary final v Geelong, MCG: 8.8 (56) to 2.4 (16). Won by 19 points.

Grand Final v Greater Western Sydney, MCG: 10.7 (67) to 2.1 (13). Won by 89 points.
Total 155

Geelong 2007 are certainly up there with probably the greatest winning total in finals history with 228 but they did only win their prelim by 5 points against Collingwood so not a dominant win, possibly the same could be said against our 19 point win against Geelong this year but over a whole finals series has there been a more dominant, dominance?

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Tiger2709

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Yep Essendon now that is a dominant finals, is that the best to peoples knowledge although I will say Richmonds is two series in 3 years, but 2000 is the standout.

125 points
45 points
60 points

total 230 just pipping Geelongs total.
 

Tiger2709

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Actually our last three flag winning years we have cruised through the finals almost stress free
1980
42 points
24 points
81 points
total 147 points

Yes I do realise we had 37 years of fail between these dominations, I've moved on though.
 

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Madison

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I remember our finals percentage in 2017 was in the same league as Gellong 2007, Essendon 2000 and two other teams I think. Can't remember what it was but only 5 teams have done it. Think it was a finals percentage of >140% or something.
 

Tiger2709

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You need to adjust the title to at least say recent history. When

In the old final 4 and 5 system teams would win flags having only played 2 games with a higher average winning margin than Tigers
Then they wouldnt dominate 3 or 4 games therefore they are excluded anyway same as Geelong in 2007 great wins in 2 games 5 points in the other, hence didn't make the cut.

As it is Essendon 2000 looks to be the winner with Richmonds two dominant wins close behind.
 

Gavin Excell

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Then they wouldnt dominate 3 or 4 games therefore they are excluded anyway same as Geelong in 2007 great wins in 2 games 5 points in the other, hence didn't make the cut.

As it is Essendon 2000 looks to be the winner with Richmonds two dominant wins close behind.
When you loosely say “best in the history of football” you have to have some respect to the games actual history

Going by your comment above teams must have “dominated 3 or 4 finals games “ to meet this best ever title. Therefore given finals system didn’t provide for this until the 90s onwards, you are effectively putting a line through any team prior that period.
 

Tiger2709

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When you loosely say “best in the history of football” you have to have some respect to the games actual history

Going by your comment above teams must have “dominated 3 or 4 finals games “ to meet this best ever title. Therefore given finals system didn’t provide for this until the 90s onwards, you are effectively putting a line through any team prior that period.
Yes thats right I had thought of making it recent but it was late and I had been drinking.

It was actually a legit question, I was too lazy to do a search on.

I dont think anyone will beat Essendon 2000 either way, 3 big wins and a total winning margin that out did Geelongs 2007 total margin by 2 points.
 

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I'm always reluctant to call anything categorically better than anything else based on just one measure like score difference.

There's no doubt our last 2 premiership years have been dominant finals campaigns however, among other campaigns from other teams though that have been dominant as well. They sit amongst each other but probably needs more than one measure used.
 

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