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Brett Ratten shoots down Melbourne comparisons to three-peat winning Hawthorn teams


St Kilda coach Brett Ratten has hosed down comparisons between the present Melbourne aspect and the legendary Hawthorn group that received three straight premierships regardless of being soundly overwhelmed by the 8-0 Demons.

Ratten, who was an assistant underneath Alastair Clarkson when the Hawks received flags in 2013, 2014 and 2015, was requested to evaluate the present reigning premiers to Clarkson’s Hawks, and recommended that Simon Goodwin’s aspect has a great distance to go.

“They are going nicely however there’s a whole lot of footy to be performed to win three in a row. I do not say that disrespectfully,” he stated.

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“They’re enjoying nice, however we want to put into perspective there’s a whole lot of footy to be performed. We’re at spherical eight.

“If they will preserve persevering with, yeah, they’re going to be proper there, however that group (Hawthorn) was fairly superb via that interval. However they (Melbourne) have the capabilities.”

Melbourne’s imperious kind via the primary eight rounds sees it as the one remaining unbeaten aspect in 2022. Add that to the seven straight video games they received to finish the 2021 season as premiers, and Goodwin’s males have recorded 15 consecutive victories.

The Demons’ unimaginable streak is now tied for the equal seventh-longest in VFL/AFL historical past, with the membership inside placing distance of its personal file 19-game winning streak set within the 1955-56 seasons.

Melbourne remains to be eight wins in need of VFL/AFL file of 23 straight wins set by Geelong in 1952-53.

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