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    Re: Best Team

    Collingwood have won 14 premierships, but as you can see here:<hr>A Set of 23 Souvenir Covers for the Collingwood Magpies defeat in the AFL Grand Final was released by "Covers Please". <hr> Any "true" Magpies supporter will therefore tell you that Collingwood have won 37 flags, taking into account the 23 that they were robbed of. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Best Team

    Its fairly easy to see why they don't win more ... they should be actually playing football not taking chunks out of them.
    <hr>The Pies went into the Week with good form having won eleven of their last twelve matches and having bitten Brisbane in the first week of the finals.<hr>

    I just checked the AFL website and (as far as I could tell), Carlton and Essendon have both won 16 premierships.
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    Re: Best Team

    I fast scan here does indeed show the New York Yankees as having the most title wins...26. Followed by my beloved Montr
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    Huh ??? Where did this come from? Collingwood have only won 2 out of 9 matches this season, regardless of how many teams they've chewed on <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>. Those records for the Blues and the Bombers sound right, but where on Earth did you find them on the AFL site? That place is like a rabbit warren.

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    Here's another site showing records in various sports. I noticed that Guiness World Records show the NYY with 26 title wins while the Geocities site shows 25. Anyway, have fun doing the research!!! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Timbo on 24-May-04 10:07. Oops - typed 25 when it should be 26 (taken from yankee's own site)</P>I was driving in my car today (is that a tautology?) and listening to the Yankee's beat the Rangers. At one point, there was an ad that said something like "Yankees - the most successful team in history" - there might have been "successful professional team". The yankees have won 26 world series and have 39 world series appearances. Lets define "successful" as winning the won thing - getting there an losing just isn't good enough.

    So, now to the puzzle - is that correct?

    I know that St George won 11 grand finals in a row (Australian Rugby League) and that Collingwood have won a bunch of Australian Rules Football grand finals. But have they won more than 26? What about Manchester United - how many premierships have they won? And I have no idea about european hockey.

    So, lets see if we can show that the Yankees are wrong!
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    Re: Best Team

    The Geocities site does show the Magpies as having 14 titles...

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    Re: Best Team

    Yep, that's the correct figure for the world in general. But if you know of the stereotyped Magpies fan, you'd know that every loss can be attributed to any number of factors that amount to them having been "robbed" of victory - anything other than not playing well enough to win, that is. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Best Team

    Ahhh yes, I did notice your reference to "Any "true" Magpies supporter will therefore tell you that Collingwood have won 37 flags, taking into account the 23 that they were robbed of." <img src=/S/anigrin.gif border=0 alt=anigrin width=19 height=19>

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