Today marks the 30th anniversary of our '93 premiership. It remains my all-time favourite footy memory, with my all-time favourite player, Michael Long, delivering an unbelievable performance on the day. I was just a toddler when we won in 84-85, and 2000 was a foregone conclusion, but '93 was just a special flag, and footy in the 90s was a great spectacle.
We made seven Grand Finals in the first 20 years of my life, and have been utter rubbish ever since. Kinda sad that we have to go so far back when it comes to club successes, and kinda scary that I can clearly remember things that happened 30 years ago. Here’s hoping the club can somehow rediscover all those things it used to stand for and that made it so successful…
Long’s wonder goal in the first quarter is obviously my favourite moment of the game, but I’ll give an honourable mention to Calthorpe’s running bomb late in the third that snuffed out the Carlton comeback. That was brilliant.
Also, in a useless bit of trivia, Toby Greene was born on that day. Should be playing for the Bombers.