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6 wins minimum. LOTS of close games though...

Could snaffle as many as ten.

What's more important though is to consider that eyes will be on Dean. The improvement HAS to be seen... and obviously it really does require a specific set of requirements.

If he plays all teenagers, then expect a lot more of what we saw this year. If he allows the 23ish guys to play 22 games, then maybe a bit more.

Don't kid yourselves though. We haven't even recruited the last 3rd of our core yet. There's a LOT more work to do just yet.

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We can move the ball beautifully when we TRY.

That should read... when we're GIVEN ROOM.

True enough though. For those handful of quarters, many of the coming in the last 8 rounds, we looked EASILY like a top 8 side with our movement.

I think while there's a flag up for grabs we'll see a bit of roughness in the first half of the season. And like this year, when things settle and players tire a bit, we'll see the younger guys come to the fore, and sneak perhaps 3 in a row?

I'm pumped. I'm more pumped about this coming year than I was going into 2007 (when everyone thought we were a flag chance).

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Wow that's optimistic :o Maybe for 2011.

We can't play interstate. We can't play at Etihad Stadium. We've won just 5 games between 2007-09 against VIC clubs.

6 or 7 wins seems about right.

Did you actually read my post?

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That should read... when we're GIVEN ROOM.

True enough though. For those handful of quarters, many of the coming in the last 8 rounds, we looked EASILY like a top 8 side with our movement.

I think while there's a flag up for grabs we'll see a bit of roughness in the first half of the season. And like this year, when things settle and players tire a bit, we'll see the younger guys come to the fore, and sneak perhaps 3 in a row?

I'm pumped. I'm more pumped about this coming year than I was going into 2007 (when everyone thought we were a flag chance).

he ladder with the lot shows the dees won more quarters then north

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If we win less than 8 Bailey's arse will be on the line. I think at least 8 to 10 wins is realistic providing we are not hard hit by injuries.

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We are definately on the improve but at the moment with some of our young players we look good when given space. When we start striging wins together the space will be cut down and we will be foound out purely because our players are too skinny. One Pre-Season will not fix this so I am tipping 6 wins hopefully 1 or 2 more but until our skinny players bulk up we wont be a force. That said I am very confident of our players being able to do this and look forward to the mighty dees up and at em again.

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Being realistic I'd say probably 9-10th. Still a lot of development to go, but if we finish anything lower than that it will be quite a disappointment. If we just sneak into the 8, then even better. We can get some finals experience into the young blokes. However, I think we will just miss out.

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I'm tipping 10 wins, we'll catch a lot of teams by suprise. Oh how I'd love to play Essendon round 1 and win...

Sucks we have to wait 6 months, but at least it cant be spent bulking up the kids.

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