Dogs by a short neck over Sydney 05/06.
I’m personally not sure having one or two jobbers is that big a deal.
in both of those sides, you take out the best spine player (Stringer and Hall respectively), and the best 2-3 on-ballers (Bontempelli/Libba, Goodes/Kirk/Bolton) and there’s a big big big pile of… bland, uninspiring competence. Sides that would win about 8 games, and look ugly getting there.
Would anyone recognise Fletcher Roberts if he stood up in their wheeties?
Richmond aren’t much better.