Geelong after going down to Hawthorn in the 2008 AFL Grand Final (Image: News Limited)

It’s believed that the best team always wins the premiership…but is that true?

Is it sometimes the best side for the year, but can also simply be the best team on the day. That’s the intrigue a finals series brings.

Countless times we have seen a season’s most dominant team fall short – the minor premiers not carry their form into finals.

There’s a reason the team that finishes on top of the ladder is awarded the ‘minor’ premiership. You have to be able to do it when the whips are cracking in September… or in October this year

Speaking on Channel Seven’s Armchair Experts, Adam Cooney listed his five best teams to never win a premiership.


5. Collingwood (1970)

Cooney said the Pies blowing their seven-goal lead at half time against arch-rivals Carlton was unacceptable.

“They were 44 points up at half time and cooked it”