Norm Smith Medallist
- Oct 24, 2012
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Central Broken Hill (Magpies)
They got close because of wet weather and a Herculean effort by Buckley. They got demolished the following year.
And both years 02 and 03, the Pies lost a key position player to a "dubious" report in the Preliminary Final. In 02 it was Jason Cloke (our young CHB who had had Jono Brown's measure) and in 03 it was Anthony Rocca (who always worried the Lions and had kicked 4...some say 5 goals in the previous GF)
You can cover flankers but you can't afford to lose your spine just prior to a GF.