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Moved Thread Worst ‘era’ this century?

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Worst?

  1. Carlton

    44 vote(s)
    61.1%
  2. Essendon

    10 vote(s)
    13.9%
  3. Brisbane

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  4. Melbourne

    11 vote(s)
    15.3%
  5. Richmond

    6 vote(s)
    8.3%
  1. TheUndertaker

    TheUndertaker The Phenom from Death Valley

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    We always speak about the best, Brisbane, Hawthorn, Geelong, but never the worst? Vote below on your worst ‘era’ this century. Won’t include the expansion sides.

    Carlton (2002-ongoing)
    - Four wooden spoons (2002, 2005, 2006, 2015).
    - Seven Bottom 4 finishes (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2015, 2017)
    - 37% winning record since 2000. 153/410 wins (not including finals)
    - Salary cap breaching.

    Essendon (2004-ongoing)
    - Haven’t won a final in over 5000 days.
    - Drug supplement saga.
    - Wooden spoon 2016.

    Brisbane Lions (2010-ongoing)
    - Crazy Vossy and Brendan Fevola
    - Six (soon to be seven) bottom 4 finishes (2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and probably 2018)
    - Reigning Wooden Spooners.
    - 27% Win/loss ratio 52/138.

    Melbourne (2007-ongoing)
    - Back to back Wooden Spooners 2007, 2008.
    - Melbourne 2008 join University 1913, North Melbourne 1931, St. Kilda 1898, 1948, 1985 and Hawthorn 1950 as the only seven pathetic sides to be last every single round of the home and away season they won the spoon.
    - Tanking
    - 186 point loss to Geelong in 2011.
    - Sent emails and letters to their members explaining how to buy Melbourne finals tickets...and they didn’t make the finals...

    Richmond (2002-2016)
    - No finals wins.
    - Only team in history to get historically laughed at for finishing 9th all the time and then losing to 9th place in their first final in 12 years.
    - Two wooden spoons (2004,2007)
    - Drafted Richard Tambling ahead of Buddy Franklin.
    - Celebrated over the top against a team that actually wanted to lose.
    - Six Bottom 4 finishes (2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010)
    - Also got smashed by Geelong.
     
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  2. FRUMPY

    FRUMPY Norm Smith Medallist

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    Richmond
     
  3. Demon13304

    Demon13304 All Australian

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    It's nice to be in this discussion
     
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  4. Macca18

    Macca18 EFC

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    This is an absolute no contest.

    The finals record & drugs saga. Essendon.
     
  5. gavaniacono

    gavaniacono Norm Smith Medallist

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    Tiges have this one.
    I have scars, dead brain cells, maintenance bills, anger management issues, chronic piles, and occassionally display sociopathic traits, as evidence.


    Not that anyone would know. Keep it to yourselves.
     
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  6. Demon13304

    Demon13304 All Australian

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    I too would like to brag about how bad my team is

    No finals for 12 years, tanking saga, 186 point loss. statistically worst season since Fitzroy (excluding new GWS), Mark Neeld and to top it off the end to our 2017 season - the most embarrassing end to a season ever.
     
  7. Power Raid

    Power Raid TheBrownDog

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    the dons drug saga has to get them across the line
     
  8. Bardo State

    Bardo State Premium Gold

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    Carlton lost a generation of fans. They probably lost 1/2 of people 18-30 who would otherwise be big fans, without the end in sight.

    It effected their supporter base in ways that it didn't for Essendon and Richmond.
     
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  9. blitzer

    blitzer Premiership Player

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    In the long term I think Carlton will cop the most flack for this era. 4 wooden spoons will be an enduring legacy.
    In the end premierships, runner ups and wooden spoons are probably the 3 most notable things over a long period of time.
     
  10. Cager Macleod

    Cager Macleod Gotta go ta BENDIGO to get me CUBE

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    Carlton, only because the end of the tunnel may still be further away.

    But I could easily have said The Tiges', just because of my own personal pain
     
  11. RudyBlue

    RudyBlue Club Legend

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    We're still here.

    Well...I am.
     
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  12. conrad_437

    conrad_437 All Australian

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    Melbourne and Carlton for as worst on field era

    Essendon for worst overall on and off field club
     
  13. Bardo State

    Bardo State Premium Gold

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    Good on ya! I know a lot of kids that didn't stick through it that probably would have if their team wasn't so bad. Mostly die hards left, not many casuals.
     
  14. RudyBlue

    RudyBlue Club Legend

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    A bit of success and they'll come crawling back
     
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  15. MinerBoy

    MinerBoy Brownlow Medallist

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    I want to say Essendon because **** 'em... but I also don't want them to win anything, even this.
     
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  16. juss

    juss Brownlow Medallist

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    Oh wow. All those teams sucked. There is a hell of a lot of pain shared by supporters of those teams. I can't separate one horror movie from the other.
     
  17. PerthBoy86

    PerthBoy86 Club Legend

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    Carlton. And yeah, Carlton is definitely out of the big 3 or even big 4. Big 4 atm are undoubtedly Collingwood, Essendon, Richmond and Hawthorn.
     
  18. Mitchell54

    Mitchell54 Norm Smith Medallist

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    Of the options I’ve picked Carlton but id like to pick Gold Coast as the worst era. Broken club
     
  19. Schraderbrau

    Schraderbrau Premiership Player

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    don't think essendon are big 4 either tbh
     
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  20. PerthBoy86

    PerthBoy86 Club Legend

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    Course they are. Nearly 80,000 members and considerable overall support, 16 premierships. Carlton have 16 but have been down for so long they've fallen out. In 1964 Melbourne had won about as many flags as Essendon and Carlton.
     
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  21. TheUndertaker

    TheUndertaker The Phenom from Death Valley

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    With the gap between Richmond and second place hawthorn, it’s clearly the big 1 and the rest of you can assemble yourselves.

    When Richmond is successful it’s the big 1, when they’re not, it’s the big 4
     
  22. Procrastinator35

    Procrastinator35 Brownlow Medallist

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    Shame the Tigers aren't even in the Big 5, when it comes to total Premierships, eh!
     
  23. The King!

    The King! Supervisor

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    I’ve enjoyed the Essendon era a lot
     
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