- Sep 6, 2011
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- AFL Member so all clubs I guess.
I went 1999 but you make some good points.A real left field one - 1998. Hawthorn had been terrible on field in 1997. But we'd managed to survive the potential merger and we were going great guns in terms of signing members. We were awful for most of 1998 but won the last five games. It felt really felt like a new dawn for the club was approaching. Turned out to be a little bit false (although we did make a prelim three years later) but the feeling at the time was great.
1999 Hawthorn won the pre season cup, Crawford got the Brownlow, that great final Waverley game against Sydney. I think we won the last 5 games that year too and just missed out on the 8
That last game at Waverley has 72K people. Never saw anything like that there. It was packed and took ages to get home