Great start to the podcast. It’s amazing how much actually happened in 1993. Also the game is so different now. Ridiculous that Fitzroy lost so many players post 93 to a stupid AFL rule which basically was the final nail in their coffin.
First year of a night final. Also it was the first season that the AFL took big games to Friday nights. The Winmar incident at Victoria Park was also 1993. The finals were also he first time the ball had a sponsors logo on it.
Yeah I remember going to that game. Don’t remember Hird playing that well. However I do remember the Lions playing a real open forward line with Lynch and Doc Weildon dominating. Lynch was going to be a gun before all that chronic fatigue stuff happened. Personally 93 was my favourite year of footy, was just at the right age to go to the footy without my parents and went to so many great games that year. FWIW the West Coast game was my favourite of the year apart from winning the GF.