From The Footy Almanac: SANFL Grand Final
Tuesday, September 30 2014 @ 09:15 pm ACST
Contributed by: Troy Thompson
Malcolm Ashwood's article about the 2014 SANFL Grand Final appeared last week on The Footy Almanac website. Norwood's three in a row performance continues the Dynasties theme from Wes Hull's earlier WFN article.
SANFL Grand Final – Norwood v Port Adelaide: The Greatest Win of All
Chippendale Dawe, Kirwan, Allan
Read the rest of the story on The Footy Almanac site here.
Norwood last achieved this feat in 1887 – 89 (I missed those). Personally I believe this is Norwood’s greatest ever achievement for so many varied reasons. Having to play a side with 19 AFL listed players (No AFL in the SANFL, have a national reserves comp you clowns) and not a basket case of an AFL club with no depth and very average left overs, we beat genuine quality and all their advantages of being full time, their training and technological advantages. We won because it meant more. We were 21 mates against individuals more worried about their next contract. An interesting observance picked up by an astute Norwood official was about how after the final siren Port players flopped on the ground and stayed where they were as individuals for a long time. Where was the sticking together as a team and 1 club??