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Run home to Finals - 2018

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1 hour ago, praha said:

We won't make it. Bulldogs will tear us a new one as quick teams do on the MCG.

 

And we play in Darwin the week before.  If we do not get selection 100% right vs the Dogs, including fresh legs and some speed (Baker? Kent?),  they will roll us.

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I think we’ll make it just, but only make up the numbers. Scary thing is, we hardly have any injuries, if we get a couple it could get ugly. 

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On 6/27/2018 at 8:52 PM, titan_uranus said:

Every time anyone (myself included) does a ladder predictor exercise, the thing that is commonly missing is the occasional upset win where a rubbish side knocks over a top 8 side.

🤔 Prescient 😲

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If we are lucky will need to win 'only' 5 of the last 8 to make it, as long as we keep our healthy %.

Its highly possible  however that we will need to win 6 of 8..

Basically its yet another time in this clubs history where they need to make a stand.  Will they ever stand up and deliver?

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2 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

If we are lucky will need to win 'only' 5 of the last 8 to make it, as long as we keep our healthy %.

Its highly possible  however that we will need to win 6 of 8..

Basically its yet another time in this clubs history where they need to make a stand.  Will they ever stand up and deliver?

No.Not based on current evidence.

But at least it will be a lesson for this young club.

It is a game of margins after all.

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I like it how after all we went through last year we are looking at a best case scenario of limping into the finals. Hardly seemed worth waiting for but it doesn't have to be glamorous this year I guess. Just gotta get in.

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4 minutes ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

two more wins for the year - vs freo and gc17 - and finishing 11th

Im not pencilling in anything

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Yeah, agree that we’ll probably only beat Freo and GC and finish the season at 10-12 after being 8-3 at the half way mark.

If that were to eventuate, some serious questions need to be ask of the coach for an even worse second half than last years injury depleted one.

Althogh in today’s environment, an AFL coach gets chance after chance after chance, so Goodwin will be safe for the next 5 years regardless.

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How a round of upsets shakes up the race for September

I was positive about making the 8 until yesterday , we’re done now , can’t see us getting the 5 wins , any team that concedes 19 goals to the aints that easily can’t play in September and won’t be able to take a scalp

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6 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Yeah, agree that we’ll probably only beat Freo and GC and finish the season at 10-12 after being 8-3 at the half way mark.

If that were to eventuate, some serious questions need to be ask of the coach for an even worse second half than last years injury depleted one.

Althogh in today’s environment, an AFL coach gets chance after chance after chance, so Goodwin will be safe for the next 5 years regardless.

It's up to the members to get the jungle drums started if this eventuates.

I personally don't find missing finals acceptable.

Roos righted the ship and the evidence to date shows Goodwin has put holes in the hull

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Jonathon Patton done his ACL (suspected), big loss considering Cameron out for another 4.

So the 8 is open, plenty of sides above us with injuries, except Tigers.

You don't get opportunities like the last two years.... we basically have 1 major injury

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25 minutes ago, SFebey said:

Jonathon Patton done his ACL (suspected), big loss considering Cameron out for another 4.

So the 8 is open, plenty of sides above us with injuries, except Tigers.

You don't get opportunities like the last two years.... we basically have 1 major injury

Lever, Treloar, Dunn , Patton,  Rioli....  

Season ending injuries (and one retirement) to gun players from teams in the thick of the finals race.

Would be nice if Geelong lost one.

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2 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

Lever, Treloar, Dunn , Patton,  Rioli....  

Season ending injuries (and one retirement) to gun players from teams in the thick of the finals race.

Would be nice if Geelong lost one.

Darling, Kennedy

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Hopefully we have a couple of unexpected wins to balance out our unexpected losses!

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It’s looking unlikely we make it now. If we somehow fail again this year then serious questions need to be asked of the coaching staff and onfield leaders. For this list of talent to not make the 8 despite a good run with injuries and a decent fixture is unacceptable and pathetic.

Either we make it, or some heads should roll. It’s sad enough that after what happened last year, our best case scenario is now limping into the 8! Where is the hunger?!

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3 hours ago, Lord Travis said:

It’s looking unlikely we make it now. If we somehow fail again this year then serious questions need to be asked of the coaching staff and onfield leaders. For this list of talent to not make the 8 despite a good run with injuries and a decent fixture is unacceptable and pathetic.

Either we make it, or some heads should roll. It’s sad enough that after what happened last year, our best case scenario is now limping into the 8! Where is the hunger?!

How is that our best case scenario?

If we make it from here (and I'm with you that it's looking unlikely), we're almost certainly going to have to beat Geelong in Geelong, Adelaide in Adelaide, West Coast in Perth or Sydney. Get a win (or two) out of those in our run home and our form would have to be alright.

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4 hours ago, Lord Travis said:

It’s looking unlikely we make it now. If we somehow fail again this year then serious questions need to be asked of the coaching staff and onfield leaders. For this list of talent to not make the 8 despite a good run with injuries and a decent fixture is unacceptable and pathetic.

Either we make it, or some heads should roll. It’s sad enough that after what happened last year, our best case scenario is now limping into the 8! Where is the hunger?!

Anyone mentioning rolling heads has my furious agreement. Let them eat cake (and see what happens )

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I've come to the conclusion now that if we win enough games to do so we'll make the finals. 

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19 hours ago, Lord Travis said:

. It’s sad enough that after what happened last year, our best case scenario is now limping into the 8! 

I see nothing wrong with 'limping into the 8'.  If we make it there we will have earned it,  thats no different to any other team. We haven't made the finals for 12 years. It would be a relief to get there no matter how we do it.

Youve got to be in it to win it. Anything can happen on the finals stage.

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8 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

I see nothing wrong with 'limping into the 8'.  If we make it there we will have earned it,  thats no different to any other team. We haven't made the finals for 12 years. It would be a relief to get there no matter how we do it.

Youve got to be in it to win it. Anything can happen on the finals stage.

Including losing Week 1 by 100 goals to Collingwood or Cats.

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Yeah...those that limp...Dems don't run so quick . Get overtaken often ;)

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1 hour ago, timbo said:

Including losing Week 1 by 100 goals to Collingwood or Cats.

Including winning Week 1 by 100 goals to Collingwood or Cats.

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58 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

Including winning Week 1 by 100 goals to Collingwood or Cats.

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I especially like your hopeful positivity. I hope it does not result in a terrible fall.

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6 hours ago, Skuit said:

I've come to the conclusion now that if we win enough games to do so we'll make the finals. 

Yeah, clever, and we'll get more wet weather if it keeps up!

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