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Our Premiership window has been open since 2017. We have wasted the last 2 years of that premiership window. We have until 2027 to win a premiership. If we can't consistently win finals and win a premiership  in that time then it may be another 60 years without premiership success.

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7 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

Our Premiership window has been open since 2017. We have wasted the last 2 years of that premiership window. We have until 2027 to win a premiership. If we can't consistently win finals and win a premiership  in that time then it may be another 60 years without premiership success.

That about covers it but first we need to shed the anchor.

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19 hours ago, old dee said:

All that maybe true but the only thing that matters is winning games and we seem we fall at that hurdle most years. Potential is basically BS. 

Agree OD. Talk about Premiership Windows is a load of cods. Just another device to talk about nothing. Like predicting the share market. Just guesswork and opinion. 

I cant remember talk about premiership windows when the Dogs or Tigers got up. 

They won enough games to get into the finals and when they did they had opportunity, luck, were injury free and played great footy, like we did for two finals matches in 2018. 

You can retroactively go back and place teams in PW to fit the narrative but for a predictor for the future it seems very dodgy. 

Just go out there and consistently win games and become a successful club. 

Please!

Time is running out for many. 

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Saints had very little injuries last year as we did in 2018. The best teams 22 gets in sync. No injuries mean any teams "window" is open.

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I say this with a lot of hope and optimism  every year goes by is like a hand full of goes left to see us with the Premiership .

Held up high for all of the supporters to see. The group  has to be mentally prepared and that is our Achilles heel.

IMO we  have  the mix of the in our personnel. It just comes down to us in believing..... 

There is no window..in my IMV  it comes down to the right combination and we have it.

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2 minutes ago, nosoupforme said:

I say this with a lot of hope and optimism  every year goes by is like a hand full of goes left to see us with the Premiership .

Held up high for all of the supporters to see. The group  has to be mentally prepared and that is our Achilles heel.

IMO have what we need in the mix of the personnel it just comes down to us in believing.  There is no window  it just comes down to the right combination and we have it.

Agree. 

We have the mix but do we or can we develop The Team ?

The Tigers are the best example in recent years. They have this tangible quality that is displayed on the field but also an intangible quality that somehow exists in the ether. The players, coaches and officials (Gale) seem to reflect it. 

The end result is that they have a bunch of super talented individuals, but together, they play as a great team. Dusty is an example of individual brilliance but first and foremost he is a team player. Cochin another. 

Great leadership, great culture, great team. 

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1 hour ago, hemingway said:

Agree OD. Talk about Premiership Windows is a load of cods. Just another device to talk about nothing. Like predicting the share market. Just guesswork and opinion. 

I cant remember talk about premiership windows when the Dogs or Tigers got up. 

They won enough games to get into the finals and when they did they had opportunity, luck, were injury free and played great footy, like we did for two finals matches in 2018. 

You can retroactively go back and place teams in PW to fit the narrative but for a predictor for the future it seems very dodgy. 

Just go out there and consistently win games and become a successful club. 

Please!

Time is running out for many. 

Hell yes I don't have an excess of years left.

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I'm a believer in such a thing as a premiership window, it's just I think interpreting that into the probability of a flag win is fraught with danger.  No one would say that any of Sydney, Hawthorn, North and Adelaide are anywhere near it.

You'd have to think with the number of top ten players in their early to mid 30s that teams like Geelong, West Coast and Collingwood are about to go off a cliff in the next few years unless they can pull off some massive trade heists in the same period.  Loosing all of Hawkins, Selwood, Dangerfield, Touhy, Taylor, Abblett to either retirement or loss of output over the next few years is going to hurt Geelong big time.  Kennedy is on his last legs at WC, will be a huge loss for them and I see no credible replacement, similarly Sidebottom and Pendlebury will rip the guts out of Collingwoods strength and DeGoey hardly seems like the type of character you'd build good team culture around.

I'd take the rating of the Saints above us with the same huge grain of salt that I did, when after 2018 all the so called experts had us as seriously challenging for the flag in 2019.

I'd agree with Pert and others here that our team still has some maturing to do, in order to make playing consistently and winning a habit, as opposed to playing in bursts.  However once that clicks for us, surely we are well in the mix with the talented mids and solid backline we have.  Where as, how to fit Harmes and Brayshaw into the midfeild in 2020 presented some challenges, I actually think the depth of our mids will play out far better with longer quarters and could seriously exposure a lot of teams in 2021. 

When it all comes down to it, I think that Leigh Matthews had it right with his assertion that even with the best recruiting, strategy and training standards in place, the difference between a good season and winning a premiership still involves an element of luck ...and surely we are due a bit of that sometime this century.

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