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The only real losses I can see coming are: Cats, Eagles, Swans.

Port can go either way - Port can play good football, but they can also play atrocious footy - much like us.

Saints, Freo, Dogs after the Port game - pretty confident we'll win all three of those - Dockers would be a loss if it was in Perth but its TIO and they're up and down - beat a tired undermanned Adelaide (like we did) - not convinced they're better than we are. 

Cats at Cattery I'm not looking forward too - yes we only went down by 3 points, but home deck, with a set up with Gaz that looks like its working. Will depend on injuries for both teams by this stage - and whether we have our confidence back or not.

Adelaide at Adelaide Oval - 50/50 - thumped them undermanned in Alice - will depend on whose back from injuries really.

Suns at MCG - Easy win potentially - they've proven tough adversaries at times at the MCG but I think we're a class above by a long shot.

Eagles at Optus - beat them last year, just, but they're probably the best team in the comp so another loss here.

Giants at MCG - depending on injuries, I think we could grind out a good win here.

That leaves us:

15:7 if we play our best footy, which we can do. Don't forget, we won 6 games in a row for the first time in 12 years. Some more team changes along the way means we shouldn't repeat yesterday. I think we got ahead of ourselves, became complacent after winning so many games so easily, and alot of players looked tired. Spargo, Fritsch, Lewis in particular probably should have been rested a few weeks ago. Melksham too probably with his foot injury. 

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41 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

I don’t fully understand modern matchday coaching. 

18 blokes sitting in a box watching the game and nothing changes!!!!

Valid way to feel I'd say. I'm avoiding the Goodwin thread but days like yesterday make you wonder - i felt the same way after the Hawks loss.

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i know e have "failed"  on the big stage as everyone keeps saying and its true to a degree, we have also had big wins over recent time, Couple in Adelaide,  Beat The tigers on Anzac eve, west coast in Perth.. we can do it.. i think yesterday was the perfect storm for us. 6 in a row, Lever loss, and expectations..

This wont be corrected or acknowledged until we win a game against a contender i guess.. Port in a couple Friday nights is the best way to start. Must win.

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16 minutes ago, Tricky said:

Valid way to feel I'd say. I'm avoiding the Goodwin thread but days like yesterday make you wonder - i felt the same way after the Hawks loss.

I want Goodwin to succeed, but what concerns me still, is that when full pressure has been applied on us as we must expect it will be, the team has been dismantled and we have not been able to break it. Yesterday’s 2nd Q was ok because we scored goals when we went forward, but if we had been even a little off target, it would have been ugly. 

What was corrected at Halftime?

Who stepped up in the midfield?

the Filth applied the same pressure all game. Buckley totally owned the game

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If we had won yesterday there'd be a thread about our impending top 2 finish.

But alas, we lost and now there's a thread about potentially not making.

Smash Port in Adelaide and everyone and thing will be as right as rain again.

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One worry is that we seem to get beaten most times on the big stage, when we really have something to play for.

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2 minutes ago, Redleg said:

One worry is that we seem to get beaten most times on the big stage, when we really have something to play for.

Yes. The way we lose these games. 

Thank god we were at least accurate in front of goal yesterday 

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Ten games left ...probably 3 definite wins.... Saints , Bulldogs and Suns

Freo in Darwin is now much bigger than it would have been had we played them in Melbourne.

So that is 12 assuming we don't have an off day.

None of the other games are gimmes by a long shot especially if GWS starts turning it on again.

Can you see where I'm going with this thought process..............

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Think we badly needed that win.

Hope I’m proven wrong.

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The problem is we cant beat top 8 teams at the G

our 4 losses Cats at the G, Hawks at the G, Tiges at the G and now Pies at the G.

At least 3 of them are co tenants the 4th we should have won.

So based on that is if they are not co tenants then we have a chance.

Our away including Etihad have been unbeatable.

So if we make the finals lets hope we don't play Hawks, Tiges & Pies at the G.

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42 minutes ago, McQueen said:

If we had won yesterday there'd be a thread about our impending top 2 finish.

But alas, we lost and now there's a thread about potentially not making.

Smash Port in Adelaide and everyone and thing will be as right as rain again.

All of which shows how close the competition is and what an "8 pointer" that game was

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18 minutes ago, timbo said:

All of which shows how close the competition is and what an "8 pointer" that game was

It also demonstrates how fickle the media and we supporters are.

Halfway through the season and despite the loss, I still feel as though we’re improving rather than regressing.

And I think there’s a been a gulf created between some clubs this year as opposed to last. 

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3 minutes ago, McQueen said:

It also demonstrates how fickle the media and we supporters are.

Halfway through the season and despite the loss, I still feel as though we’re improving rather than regressing.

And I think there’s a been a gulf created between some clubs this year as opposed to last. 

True, I wasn't arguing on substance. You are right of course. Expectations management for us.

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We will win 14 games, nothing to worry about.

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Definitely our coached yesterday,   But he learnt from Hawthorn and  Richmond,  We have had 6 great games one poor one,

OK Shite one,    Its still so much better than 4 years or so ago    More great stuff this year to look forward  to    Go DEes

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I like this thread.

Quite happy for the expectations to come back down to where they should be. To be a top four side you need to perform in the big games against better teams which we are yet to achieve this season. Aim should be to make the eight until we can start winning some big games.

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2 hours ago, Travis16 said:

Wish Max had have kicked straight Rd1 😬

I've had nightmares over that one. Got a bad feeling that loss will come back to bite us on the arse.

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3 hours ago, Travis16 said:

Wish Max had have kicked straight Rd1 😬

I think we all knew that lose in round 1 would prove costly and it will   ...  unless a win against the odds like geelong at geelong (yeah that will happen)  or eagles at Perth  Hope I am wrong   I fear we will miss again   

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To be 8-3 at the midpoint and miss the 8 would be embarrassing.

It won't happen. But we can't drop games against the likes of Freo, Bulldogs and St Kilda 

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2 minutes ago, DemonLad5 said:

 

To be 8-3 at the midpoint and miss the 8 would be embarrassing.

 

Can you imagine the off season on here if it happens? Wasn’t North 10-0 a few years back and nearly missed? 

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1 hour ago, DemonLad5 said:

To be 8-3 at the midpoint and miss the 8 would be embarrassing.

It won't happen. 

It could easily happen, as we are now 8-4 and have a tough game next round.

Would be hard to miss the finals if we beat Port though.  Huge, huge game.

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If we maintain our high percentage we will make the finals with 13 wins.  

But lets hope it doesnt come down to that and we get 14 wins or more.

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We will win 15 games. 

The next 4 we win and then take 3 out of the last 6. 

 

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1 hour ago, Petraccattack said:

It could easily happen, as we are now 8-4 and have a tough game next round.

Would be hard to miss the finals if we beat Port though.  Huge, huge game.

If any club could do it...

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