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Lack of Finals = Failed Season?

The Finals Poll  

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  1. 1. With 3 games to go, do you think we will make the finals?

  2. 2. If we fail to make the finals, is the 2017 season a failure?



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beelzebub    14,853
1 hour ago, rpfc said:

Football becomes an escape in years like the one Hogan has had in 2017.

Certainly not a job that you can throw yourself into and dedicate yourself to - and that is how anyone improves in anything.

I don't think we can read anything into 2017 for Jesse Hogan.

I agree with what you say above. I'll wait to see how consistently good he becomes , as may well many others.

It's a vexed situation to appraise. 

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I don't see it as an out and out failure if we don't play finals - I'd love too but it's not the end of the world.

A failed season is one where you don't know the answer to 2 questions: (1) have we improved and (2) are we closer to a premiership.

It might be said that we have to play finals to be closer to a premiership, but I don't think that's the case. If we get to finals and put in a performance like Richmond did against Port in 2014, or the Eagles against the Dogs last year then where does that get you? Both of those teams stayed about the same the year after but hadn't improved. The Eagles are getting smashed right now because of their list and Richmond nearly sacked Hardwick, didn't make the finals last year and have made major changes to personnel and their game plan before improving (so making finals in 2014/15 was nearly irrelevant for them).

When we make finals I want us playing to win, not just make up numbers. To that end I think our game style (when going at close to 100%) has the capability of winning a flag, while we still might be a year or 2 away from doing that consistently enough to get there, I see that as proof we are closer to a premiership.  

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hells bells    1,287

At 10 wins and 7 losses with only 1 game of the 5 against a top 8 side.  To not make finals should be seen as a failure. 

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Sir Why You Little    11,917
3 hours ago, Skin D said:

Yes I was. We didn't win a premiership with him.

He was an ansolute freak of a player though, it wasn't Tulips fault we were useless so often.

check out his Youtube highlights...

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Skin D    45
14 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

He was an ansolute freak of a player though, it wasn't Tulips fault we were useless so often.

check out his Youtube highlights...

He was a good player.

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Wiseblood    12,056
54 minutes ago, Skin D said:

He was a brilliant player.

Edited for accuracy.

Clearly you never watched him live.

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640MD    76
20 hours ago, praha said:

It's been fun at times but some of the losses have had me angrier than I've been in a while.

 Yes can understand this bit     games that just should not have been lost,  either through team selection  or team "turning up to play"

thrown away,   quarters of football where no goal was scored, shitfull    only need 4 a quarter   will win most matches.

and putting "time" into project players instead of winning more games.   They should stay at Casey and get experience there.

My opinion anyway     but OMac is getting better  each game,  but some of his early ones  made me wince   Go Dees

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Sir Why You Little    11,917
2 hours ago, Skin D said:

He was a good player.

You cannot be serious

R Flower was sublime every week

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640MD    76
8 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

You obviously were not around when R Flower was 

First picked in the State side   when we were very poor says it all,,   no one better in the league  at the time he was playing

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Sir Why You Little    11,917
2 minutes ago, 640MD said:

First picked in the State side   when we were very poor says it all,,   no one better in the league  at the time he was playing

I loved him staring for The Big V

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Wiseblood    12,056
3 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

I loved him staring for The Big V

Was he 'staring' at the opposition to intimidate them?

Boom, tish!

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Sir Why You Little    11,917
36 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

Was he 'staring' at the opposition to intimidate them?

Boom, tish!

You try writing on an iphone keyboard whilst  on Peak Hour Public Transport :)

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DaveyDee    25

Horrid fixture has not helped in 2017. Until we consistently hit AFL acceptable crowd levels we face an uphill battle. Are we still maturing as a club in the modern day game? Many challenges still to face. 

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beelzebub    14,853

Anyone who in their estimation could conclude that missing finals is not a failure must have got a 'comp' pass at HSC !!:rolleyes:

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ManDee    4,139

If the answer to question one is yes, how can I answer question two?

 

So my answer is,

1  Yes

2  Not applicable

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PaulRB    3,540

I want to change my vote. :rolleyes:

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