Earlier this year
Grand Final Series Overview
So now the dust has settled, hangovers have worn off, what is your impression of the series overall.
Scheduling aside, I thought this was a great season, very competitive, with top 3 spots, and 4/5 decided by percentage.
But frankly I feel it was let down by sub-par finals.
Both teams getting swept in the semis was poor. Brissy I can almost understand, but Sydney not making a show of it was piss poor.
(Understandable given Gaze had his bags packed and the engine running, but still.)
I suppose the spin might say that we saw a "see-sawing" GF series, but I think of it more as extraordinary flip-flopping. Yes HCA helps, and historically most GF games go that way, But Melbourne had previously shown they could be extremely competitive in Perth.
So WTF happened? That game 3 shellacking was ridiculous.
As a Cats fan, I won't pretend that I didn't love the result, but I can't imagine anyone else was impressed with the series?