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Looking ahead ... the Path to September

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1 minute ago, Chook said:

And then next year we make the finals and get embarrassed because we have no finals experience and it overawes us? This is a massive opportunity to taste what it's like. We are better off having that experience, no matter how we get there. And Melbourne vs Port at Adelaide Oval after a rest for our young players isn't exactly an unwinnable game.

Fair point but considering our form in the last 3 weeks I doubt we would get close to Port on their home deck. We are not the same team that played them 6/7 weeks ago.

PS: Im still angry from yesterday to think about finals

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2 minutes ago, Jibroni said:

Fair point but considering our form in the last 3 weeks I doubt we would get close to Port on their home deck. We are not the same team that played them 6/7 weeks ago.

PS: Im still angry from yesterday to think about finals

Well we won't know unless and until we play them.

And if we finish 8th, then we deserve to have that opportunity.

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Essendon finished with barely a better percentage than us, despite the benefit of an incredibly soft draw (multiple rematches against low-finishing opponents).

If we'd put just one or two more teams to the sword (cough, Brisbane) we wouldn't even be in this position. If we'd kicked just one extra goal in those infamous 3 matches we would've been eyeing off the top 4 rather than staring down the barrel at a heartbreaking 9th.

Every match, every goal scored, every goal conceded matters. The difference of inches costs teams finals. Switching off in the final 30 seconds of a quarter costs teams games. 

Let this be a harsh lesson for our playing group. I hope their stomachs churn with the same crushing disappointment we supporters feel.

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4 minutes ago, SaberFang said:

Let this be a harsh lesson for our playing group. I hope their stomachs churn with the same crushing disappointment we supporters feel

This point sums up my thoughts perfectly.

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Richmond showing how it's done. It's time to show them some respect.

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Whilst yesterday was horrible,  I'd be disgusted if the bombers make it and we don't.  Disgusted.

C'mon Crows!

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4 minutes ago, Jack son 5 said:

Thank you Pies, Dons and Tigers. Melbourne now play Port. 

You forgot to thank Adelaide. How thoughtless of you.

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Need Jake Lever to play a blinder...

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Just now, america de cali said:

You forgot to thank Adelaide. How thoughtless of you.

How good is it though. Just one more game and the Dees play Port at a ground they're capable of winning at.

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I have had a crappy weekend because of a myriad of things and the footy will put the icing on a sheeit fritter for me!

Over it!

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Cmon Crows we luv ya

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What's the scenario, I've been on radio/internet silence for last few days.

IE Eagles win by xx and we're out? 

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On 8/21/2017 at 10:57 AM, Clint Bizkit said:

If we lose 80 to 100 to Collingwood then our percentage drops to 105.0%.

If West Coast beat Adelaide 100 to 80 then their percentage rises to 105.2%.

I wasn't far off.

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At least we're now getting totally laughed at by those flogs on The Bounce. "Back to the snow" 

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54 minutes ago, layzie said:

At least we're now getting totally laughed at by those flogs on The Bounce. "Back to the snow" 

Might want to give Facebook a miss for a few days. Copping it deluxe on there. 

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4 minutes ago, Clintosaurus said:

Might want to give Facebook a miss for a few days. Copping it deluxe on there. 

Yep. Left, right and centre.

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Damn I wish this hadn't been so close to the mark.  Based on the midline I had here, the end of the season has to be considered a fail, if only just. 

 

On 6/27/2017 at 1:09 AM, RalphiusMaximus said:

Looking at the remaining games, it's going to be an interesting ride. 

Home  Sydney    MCG
Away  Carlton     MCG
Home  Adelaide  Darwin
Home  Port         MCG
Away   North       Tassie
Away   Giants     Canberra
Home  St Kilda    MCG
Home  Brisbane  MCG
Away   Collingwood  MCG

There are a lot of games there we should win but historically have shown a tendency drop.  Collingwood, The Saints, North and even Carlton and Brisbane are worrying for that reason.  Adelaide in Darwin is going to be a stretch and Port the week after.  We almost always lose the game after playing in the NT.  Sydney this week is a huge test against the form team in the competition. GWS at home should be a loss.  

I think if everything goes really well we drop 2-3 more games, ending on 14-15 wins.  Worst case...  I could see us losing any of these on a bad day. Call it two more wins as worst realistic scenario.  Midline then would be five more wins as an ok but not great finish to the season.  Even then we'd need to win one of Sydney, Adelaide, Port, North or the Giants, all big asks but doable.

 

 

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well I think a few howitzers were trained at those last few turns in the path.

I think the lesson for next year is buy your own bulldozer and build your own path.

What an emotional waste ... will be interested in the season critiques on various players. Perhaps 5  or 6 of them had an overall positive year.

Very little at Casey to get excited about either.

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Just end the season. Give the cup to Adelaide or GWS (No VIC sides please) and bring on summer where our emotions and hearts can get a much needed recharge. This was exhausting 

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