For two weeks straight, the Gold Coast Suns had been on the verge of a breakthrough, within inches of victory against Port Adelaide and Collingwood.
But on both occasions they fell short, by two and five points respectively, in small defeats that had major ramifications for their finals hopes.
The heartbreak looked to have taken its toll as the Tigers raced away to a 40-point lead at Metricon Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
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Instead, newly re-signed coach Stuart Dew was treated to an all-time triumph as a Noah Anderson…