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5 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Win.  Likely play Sydney in Sydney. Double chance 
Lose. Likely play Tigers at the MCG. Elimination final. 

Big stakes aren’t they. Tiges at the G is not a game I’d be looking forward to. lose and we well could be out in week 1. Gotta come with all guns firing in this one. 

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Why wouldn't we finish top 4 we have no fear of Brisbane. It's a 50\50 game at worst.

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Harmes comes in and shuts down Neale. Who wins their clearances?

we have the wood on them. Bring the intensity and we should win. Hopefully by 30pts and sneak past the swannies into 2nd spot!

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We will win.

Brisbane are down hill skiers who fall to water when the pressure goes up. They have lost to Essendon, got run over by Richmond, almost got run over by Carlton and should have lost to the Saints in recent weeks.

Plus I just can't take a team with Daniher in it seriously.

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54 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Harmes comes in and shuts down Neale. Who wins their clearances?

we have the wood on them. Bring the intensity and we should win. Hopefully by 30pts and sneak past the swannies into 2nd spot!

Harmes did a number on Neale last time which is why I think he comes in. Don't know who goes out tho

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The fact that we are even still 3rd at this point is pretty astounding. Having played 5 top 5 teams since round 15 it has been an incredibly difficult draw in the second half of the season. The more I look at it the more I realise how unlucky we've been with our fixture this year.

I can't help but think what would have been if we had played Freo and Sydney during rounds 1-8, we would have blown them away imo. Then, had we faced Essendon, GWS or the suns during our heavy midseason loading which obviously heavily affected our 3 performances before the bye, I think we well could have won them too.

We could have potentially been 12-0 before our QB clash and gone into the bye sitting on top with a 12W-1L record. No-one would be worrying about potentially dropping out of the top 4....

I hate it how some stupid journos keep bringing up the "they've lost 6 of their last 11 games" narrative and use that to compare us to the formline of Geelong, Sydney, Brisbane or even Collingwood. They have had a pathetically easy fixture since r12 or even after the bye so it's really hard to properly assess or compare the dees to the other top 6 sides.

Based on the "premiership" metrics where we sit 2nd overall, our interstate record, our wood over Brisbane and Brisbane's struggling form over the last month even against poor opposition, I have zero doubt we will win on friday, so get pumped everyone.

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I hope we win, cos not finishing top 4 after 10-0 is poor.

No matter what happens from. Here they must review the hell out of the “loading” period and make sure this [censored] is never repeated. 
Im hoping for some shake up at selection and a real edge, anything less and we get belted. We go in with a tough ferocious attitude and kick semi straight we win.

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It's been big games one after the other and more to come

I'm very bullish about this one

The manner of the Carlton win will energise us and the Lions just can't get it done when the chips are done. 

We'll finish 3rd and head to Sydney for the QF. And I'll be confident about that game as well

These are great times to be a Dees supporter

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1 hour ago, Gorgoroth said:

I hope we win, cos not finishing top 4 after 10-0 is poor.

No matter what happens from. Here they must review the hell out of the “loading” period and make sure this [censored] is never repeated. 
Im hoping for some shake up at selection and a real edge, anything less and we get belted. We go in with a tough ferocious attitude and kick semi straight we win.

I don't think you quite understand what loading is but that's fine, it was one of the main reasons we were so dominant in the finals last year and won the flag.

Imo we didn't play enough top teams from rounds 1-10. We were incredibly unlucky to come up against mostly good teams in the 2nd half of the season. Unfortunately you can't choose the fixture and who you come up against at what point in the season...

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2 hours ago, Gorgoroth said:

I hope we win, cos not finishing top 4 after 10-0 is poor.

No matter what happens from. Here they must review the hell out of the “loading” period and make sure this [censored] is never repeated. 
Im hoping for some shake up at selection and a real edge, anything less and we get belted. We go in with a tough ferocious attitude and kick semi straight we win.

I agree we would have wasted that start, but weren’t that good tbh. The losing/loading period does need to be reviewed but selection doesnt need shaking up. 

They need to go in with what we have and get our confidence and trust going and pressure and move the ball accordingly.

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32 minutes ago, Redleg said:

The Cats seem to.

Well they had Hocking doing their work and now Brad Scott does it. Be nice to have that level of influence. Similar to what Eddie had over the fixture.

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Much has been made of the LIons record at home ,  won 16 or their last 18 , yadda, yadda, yadda......  as per AFL 360 last night. Classic Leigh Montagna skim over data, with no in-depth.

Lets look at that record for this season.

Beat only 2 teams in top 8 at home. Their 9 wins this season were all teams like north, suns, eagles, bombers for gawd's sake. etc. 

Their 2 losses were April 14 against the Pies who would have overrun them with 2 more minutes to play

And the Blues 2 weeks ago, and we all know what that means. 

Their Gabba advantage is an illusion . 

I'm not worried now and i like this thread.

. We're interstate champions with 12 straight wins on the road to now.

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