Originally posted by MR MEAZZA
Speaking of the Hawks they were fantastic in the eighties and how the Bombers had that great rivalry with them,And so true but for Slim Sheedy the hawks would've had more flags.Heres a question how well do you guys rate the Brisbane Lions side of this year to say Essendon of 2000 and carlton of 95 and if you like compare the Hawks of the eighties as well and any other side You think was extroadinary.
yeah excellent question, this is just my opinion mind:
the best side I ever saw in one season is without a shadow of a doubt the carlton side of 95, they played spurts of power football the likes of which Ive never seen, nor really expect to see again, you couldnt crack them emotionally or physically, they were the ideal dreamteam, Maddan was in the form of his life, Kouta, Williams, Bradley and ratten made up the smartest on-ball brigade probably ever, Mckay, christou and Dean were the rebound specialists off half-back, throw in SOS at full-back, the cranium mil Hannah on a wing, cameos played by special fried rice and whitehead, rhino finally managed to string a season together and was unstoppable as a medium forward, Kernahan was a gr8 focal point..........
i could go on and on but apart from the on-ball division and the backline the thing that sets them apart from any1 else in 1 eason was the fact they coached themselves..........sh!t guys when parkin says to his assistant on GF day "sit back, relax and enjoy the moment" u know youve got something speeeeeeeeeeeeecial...........
but collectively as in era, then hawthorn is far and away the greatest side of all time, team full of champions and a champion side.
BTW i reckon collingwood were buried at the 10 minute mark of the first quarter b4 bucks went off, the dons were 'on'....good cal KI