Amongst your beautifully maintained lists of stuff @LeeToRainesToRoach would you know what's the oldest team to win the flag and where we figure with say our most recent team?Geelong's team on Sunday was the oldest ever, taking the record off Richmond's R15 1923 side.
|Rank||Avg Age||Club||Year||All-time rank / 31,534|
|Rank||Avg Age||Club||Year||H&A Pos||Age Rank||All-time rank / 1,532|
There is a difference between being a mature aged team and a straight out old team - one hopes.
Also Bradman, when it was put to him in the 80s that he would struggle to average 99.94 against the powerful Windies pace quartet: "I would probably average around 50. But you have to remember, I am 80!"Oldie but a goodie. That the old Bob Davis joke, someone asked him who would win out of his 50s sides and blights sides, he said 'them, just, but we're getting on a bit'
Thank you @LeeToRainesToRoach magnificent work as per usual..Our oldest team this year was last week's @ 26.68. The return of Lynch and Prestia at the expense of younger players will likely make it the oldest Richmond team since the 1930's.
Oldest premiership teams on GF day
Younger teams actually have a better record in finals than in h&a. A few warning signs for Geelong on Sunday. They've also been the third-oldest h&a team ever (27.20), and would be the oldest to win a flag. I expect Port beats them in week 1.
Ah - you answered my question - thanks - as you would expect there is a tipping point where you can actually be too old like last year when Geelong couldn’t go with us when we went up another year in last years prelim. Old teams like Geelong ran out of steam last year as they couldn’t maintain the H&A form all year and the same appears to be happening this year.
Yes and it may manifest again with sheer finals intensity but there were were already signs that the Moggs are hitting the wall over the last few weeks. Even though overall fewer games and shorter duration have made them look better than they really are. Since we exposed them brutally, they have struggled to get over the Bulldogs and Swans should have beaten them comfortably but for the over-rated Papley missing at least 2 sitters.Ah - you answered my question - thanks - as you would expect there is a tipping point where you can actually be too old like last year when Geelong couldn’t go with us when we went up another year in last years prelim. Old teams like Geelong ran out of steam last year as they couldn’t maintain the H&A form all year and the same appears to be happening this year.