I enjoy the football a lot when we play well, and I don’t enjoy it at all when we play badly.
I enjoyed the 1999 season hugely, up to but not including the prelim final. And I don’t regard it as a successful season because we wasted all the good things we had done in that one horrible afternoon for which we only have ourselves to blame.
Despite that I still sometimes wonder what would have happened the following week if it had been us playing North. Most Blitzers think we would have creamed them, but I’m not so sure. North should have beaten Adelaide the previous year and they were burning to atone for that loss. We had beaten them twice in the regular season but they were both close, highly competitive games and North could have won. I think a GF of us and them that year would have been a classic.