Good to see some emotion! I like it! Unfortunately it's not as crazy as you may think. Let's take the team names, and thus the emotion, out of it. Picture this scenario...
The opposition Team A has played have won 19 games. The opposition Team B has played have won 20.
Team A has played one team in the current top eight (as well as ninth and tenth). Team B has played three teams in the top eight.
Team A has two wins and a percentage just above 70. Team B has three wins and a percentage of almost 100.
Team A played competition basket case, Team C, at home and won by 28. Team B travelled to Melbourne to play Team C and won by 60.
Team A played the reigning premiers, Team D, away and lost by 60. Team B played Team D at the same venue and lost by 41.
Team A's wins have been by an average margin of 15. Team B's wins have been by an average margin of 42.
Team A's losses have been by an average margin of 51. Team B's losses have been by an average margin of 31.
Team A did beat Team B .... but only by two points.
On this evidence, if you're asking the question of who's played better football over the course of seven rounds, it's clearly Team B. Their draws are so similar that a direct comparison is more than valid and the results such a comparison yields is clearly in favour of Team B.
(Team A is Brisbane and Team B is Gold Coast obviously... ;) )
"It was also the first time I have seen the players just walk off the ground without giving little footies out to the kids."
I like this touch. Forget three-figure losses and ladder position, the Kids Footy Test is hereby the standard measurement for an expansion club turning a corner. GWS is on notice.
Tom, Bartram adds another 100-odd from memory.