Sometimes great joy comes from buying other clubs' merchandise from the year that your team won the flag. Unfortunately for Bays fans this is not an exhaustive search! Port Adelaide 1934 merchandise is scarce...which means solace can only be found in good old North Adelaide! 🐔
"Nunan's Brigade 1985" is an interesting case study. On first glance at the 1985 minor round ladder it all looks rosy for the Roosters; minor premiership secured, with a 15-7 record.
However, like the rear mudguard on a 1985 Bernie Jones bicycle, what appears nice and shiny may well be hiding some grubby filth underneath.... and North's final 8 rounds of the season were dreadful. They lost 6 of these 8 games (Sturt by 30 points, South by 6, West by 100, Glenelg by 23, Centrals by 47 & Norwood by 87), and their two wins were against the two bottom sides - Torrens by 9 & Woodville by 38 points.
Throw in a 14-point second semi-final loss to Glenelg, and North had to squeak past Westies in the Preliminary Final by 11 points to get to the 1985 Grand Final.
@cornesy12 surely North's poor record in the second half of the year was a small motivating factor to help convince the Tigers' players they were right in the hunt for the 1985 flag?
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