Which season was our worst?

Which was our worst season?


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ioppolo

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 3, 2010
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I still maintain that even with a fully fit side, we wouldn't have got within 10 goals of Geelong in the 2007 GF.

We'd won games, but our play was nowhere near as good as it was in 2006. We over-possessed the ball (setting a then record in our game vs Carlton where we had 469 possessions), and I don't think our top players were as good as they were in 2006.

Getting Cousins back helped us, but we lost games that we should never have lost (home game losses to St Kilda and Brisbane), and you don't win the premiership against a rampaging Geelong team if you're not on the top of your game.

That we did so well (relatively) in our finals was the biggest miracle of all. I still shake my head thinking how a midfield of Stenglein, Adam Selwood, Matt Priddis and Jamie McNamara managed to take Collingwood to extra time.
All in all, our season was destroyed in one quarter single handedly by Scott Lucas.
 

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UpForGrabs

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 23, 2006
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All in all, our season was destroyed in one quarter single handedly by Scott Lucas.
I'd say our season was destroyed by Ben Cousins getting repeatedly loaded and turning up for training late (and loaded).
 

shaztec

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Sep 6, 2009
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I had to have full on barneys with blokes on building sites in 07 and 08 when I would wear the jumper every Friday defending the club. mostly blokes yelling out "cheaters!" and "drug addict's!" it was an effing nightmare. I never backed down then and I never will.
 

Dark Sharks

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 21, 2011
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Darling and our 2nd for Ellis Yolman
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I'd say our season was destroyed by Ben Cousins getting repeatedly loaded and turning up for training late (and loaded).
Watch him in the 2007 game towards the end of the season against the saints. **** he was unbelievable.

Talk about carrying a team over the line. Every time we needed him he popped up and steadied the ship with some brilliance. You can't teach that.
 

TheWildCard

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Dec 12, 2014
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2008 was the worst for me, that feeling of going from a premiership contender down to a team thats incapable of winning at home still hurts when i think about it.
 

BigVic

Club Legend
Sep 7, 2009
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It has to be 2008. From semi finalists to 4-18 was the worst decline of any club. The low point was our 138 point thrashing to Geelong and our heavy losses to Bulldogs and Richmond.
 

Priddis Is Done

Club Legend
May 28, 2017
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The last year of Woosha, don't know what year it was.

Could see his passion had gone, no answers, we all knew the time had come to part ways, just going through the motions for the year.
 

Dazzler10

Premiership Player
Apr 30, 2015
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Te Fiti
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The last year of Woosha, don't know what year it was.

Could see his passion had gone, no answers, we all knew the time had come to part ways, just going through the motions for the year.
From memory we were having a respectable year and things just fell off a cliff. Several massive drubbings, and everyone knew the time had come.
 

Royals

Team Captain
Jan 7, 2008
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i think 2001 we lost 15 games by an average of over 50 points we were putrid,
there is a reason no-one mentions the Ochre years
 

Hap Hapablap

I'm off to Nepal to become a mountain goat.
Jun 27, 2006
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Where the cows go bong.
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2010. worstfold at his finest.

2001 2008 and 2013 special mentions too

2007 and 2009 after those
 

ioppolo

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 3, 2010
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I don't get how 2008 isn't literally everyone's answer.
 

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Natho

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 16, 2009
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2008 was f'ing horrible. we were so bad and almost had no soul.
 

ShaunWCEFC

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Jan 22, 2013
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2008 Season Losses

R2 v Adelaide Crows (AAMI) = 57 v 133
R4 v Sydney Swans (ANZ) = 45 v 107 "Barry Hall you f**k
R6 v Western Bulldogs (Marvel) = 74 v 134
R10 v Collingwood (MCG) = 73 v 173
R13 v Geelong Cats (Subi) = 47 v 182 "sandwich eating f**k
R14 v Hawthorn (MCG) = 59 v 126
R15 v Richmond (Subi) = 75 v 152
R20 v Melbourne (MCG) = 45 v 79 "loss to the wooden spooners"
R21 v Hawthorn (Subi) = 62 v 133 "Brauns last game"
R22 v Geelong Cats (GMHBA) = 65 v 164

Yeah, this has to be our worst season.
 

ep2018

Bigfooty Pessimist
Sep 16, 2006
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2007 if you include post-season. Straight sets finals exit, Cousins sacking, Judd leaving, Mainwaring's death. 2008 if you count season only. We were thumped in most games. I also went to that Geelong game that year. We were 100 points down ten minutes into the third quarter. At home.
 

ep2018

Bigfooty Pessimist
Sep 16, 2006
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All in all, our season was destroyed in one quarter single handedly by Scott Lucas.
Freo were that sort of team back then that would have tanked their last game by enough to see Port beat us to second on percentage. I honestly doubt there was any scenario where we finished second that season regardless of how much we beat Essendon by. Port beating Geelong in Geelong at the death the week before gave them second spot.
 

Truckosaurus

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 19, 2009
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Dammit, now I really want a sandwich. Nice crusty bread, smoked ham, a nice cheese, bit of aioli and seeded mustard, crisp salad...




Anyone know any 24-hour sandwich places?
 

ioppolo

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 3, 2010
20,514
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Perth
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2008 Season Losses

R2 v Adelaide Crows (AAMI) = 57 v 133
R4 v Sydney Swans (ANZ) = 45 v 107 "Barry Hall you f**k
R6 v Western Bulldogs (Marvel) = 74 v 134
R10 v Collingwood (MCG) = 73 v 173
R13 v Geelong Cats (Subi) = 47 v 182 "sandwich eating f**k
R14 v Hawthorn (MCG) = 59 v 126
R15 v Richmond (Subi) = 75 v 152
R20 v Melbourne (MCG) = 45 v 79 "loss to the wooden spooners"
R21 v Hawthorn (Subi) = 62 v 133 "Brauns last game"
R22 v Geelong Cats (GMHBA) = 65 v 164

Yeah, this has to be our worst season.
1.10 after half time in that Melbourne game.

Richmond kicked something like 11 goals in the second quarter alone in that game.

At least against the Bulldogs I kinda remember it being the emergence of Kennedy and Masten
 

ep2018

Bigfooty Pessimist
Sep 16, 2006
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The last year of Woosha, don't know what year it was.

Could see his passion had gone, no answers, we all knew the time had come to part ways, just going through the motions for the year.
We were one of the premiership favourites preseason and it was Freo who nearly won it.
 

Turboman1994

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Jul 24, 2013
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2009 for me the last 5 games could of really screwed our rebuild went from potentially getting a top 3 pick and priority selection to pick 7 and some in the 20’s. Really got let off in the 2010 draft as good as this draft was Gaff, Darling and Lycett were A+ level talents and pretty close to sure things only McGovern was a product of good scouting imo. Seriously got let off by clubs incompetence by netting darling at 26 and Lycett at 29 I feel brander and Allen will be a similar story
 

FKASC

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May 28, 2017
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2008-09was so bad to see premiership champs turn to potatoes.

At least 2010 was a bit more tanky
 

ioppolo

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 3, 2010
20,514
12,501
Perth
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2010 we had a bunch of young guys getting their **** together (S. Selwood, Masten, Schofield, MacKenzie, McKinley, Ash Smith, Ebert, Stevenson, Hams, Strijk, Sheppard, Naitanui). We gave most games a decent crack but got run over the top towards the end.
 
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