i just hope everyone is cherry ripe come finals time (I'm assuming we make it of course) at the moment all the injuries are still within the range of being able to get back and have a full squad when September rolls around. I'm usually a cynic about our chances and wait for the Melbourne moment to happen after so many false dawns but something feels special about this run.
Our players on the fringe of the team (15-22) aren't spuds they are actually all very serviceable good players - take say Harmes, ANB etc and even say this week while it sucks we are missing so many players the guys that will come in are all half decent - like Wagner.
Our best has been amazing this year its just a question of whether they can keep it up and make sure they don't have those lapse periods during games - if those are now gone then we can seriously beat anyone on our day so why the hell not.
If we somehow snuck into 4th for a double chance we are a serious chance of causing problems.
Again like a few others have mentioned we could lose the next two and be back with the pack.
The Sydney game worries me a bit just because of the injuries but you just get the feeling we will get first use of the ball and the incoming players will still play to the Goodwin gameplan - intense pressure at all times (Think the QB game when we made our comeback) When we play like that we look SOOOO good!