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In it to win it....

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I’m now giddishly excited like an 8 yr old at Xmas

we have as good a chance of any team in doing well in the finals, but what does everyone else think we need to fix or improve make a dent?

i still think we are to sucked into ball chasing vs spread....too many teams seem to be able to go 80-90m vs us too often. We lose ridiculous rebound goals.

also, the importance of hibberd and melksham can’t be understated. They give us balance at the back and in attack. Oscar and Neville much better today with Hibberd there.

finally, conversion. We missed 5-6 sitters again...sort that out and we’ll be hard to stop.

Might as well be in it to win it this year...I think we’re a sneaky chance.

 

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No one will want to play against us put it that way, they will be dropping logs in their jocks thinking about us.

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I want to agree with you but I dont think so. Playing finals is a massive tick for the club and winning a final even better. the only way we ( or anyone imo)  get close is if the Tiges get some injuries to key players. I just Dont think we're in the tigers class or even the pies tbh. Need a big recruit over the summer and a fit Viney, lever and Hogan back in the side. . 

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This is irrelevant as hes out obviously,   but Lever would be so nice to have in the side in September.

We can still win the flag though, and we will.

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For all those young Dees, I really hope results go our way next week to earn a home final and you get to experience the MCG roar of the Dees breaking such a long finals drought.

I still remember the roar against North in our first final in 87, what a day that was and what a ride it was until we just fell short in the Prelim. Childhood memories Go Dees

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I think the pre-finals week off will be a massive deal for us. So many young players and quite a few 'old' players who all can gain a lot from a proper recovery period. Not to mention a certain ruckman who must be more than a bit battered and bruised by now.

Plus, also, probable co-captain arrival may help. If he's ready.

Every team but Richmond has had at the least some really shaky patches this season, and most of the top 8 are battling injury loads and inconsistency.

Plus, you have to remember, the whole thing has been set by destiny for maximum EPIC Demon triumph.

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2 hours ago, Wells 11 said:

I want to agree with you but I dont think so. Playing finals is a massive tick for the club and winning a final even better. the only way we ( or anyone imo)  get close is if the Tiges get some injuries to key players. I just Dont think we're in the tigers class or even the pies tbh. Need a big recruit over the summer and a fit Viney, lever and Hogan back in the side. . 

The Pies have beaten no one (except us). Have they beaten a top 2 team yet no. Time to put the pressure on them. Richmond are playing above themselves they will be no match for us. WE HAVE THE PREMIERSHIP IN THE BAG BABY ESPECIALLY WITH VINEY COMING BACK.

Am I getting ahead of myself?

We will go back to back with Gaff and Hogan in the side.

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If we can win one final would be a bonus, but don't think we can go much further than that. Would be very different with Lever, Hogan and Viney, but you can't take out that kind of talent, all of whom play key roles, and still expect to perform at the pointy end.

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“We are there”

a total stranger said that to me as i walked out of the Western Oval in 1987

That is what it’s all about

”We are there”

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4 hours ago, Vandenberger With The Lot said:

 

I almost feel like we should have two banners or quotes up the locker room at the club and on match day from now on.

"Why Not Us?" - Neale Daniher
"Whatever it takes" - Jimmy Stynes

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Of course we will have a dip, but I think we needed a top 4 finish to really have a shot. We are too inconsistent to come from outside the 4. Hopefully we gain some experience and make the most of our opportunities next year. 

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Right now I'm just happy to be there. Some people might scoff at that and say its a loser mindset and maybe you're right but I personally think we need to temper our expectations. To win a final is probably all I am really aiming for but if we manage to get further of course we'll take it.

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