Opinion 10 Burning Questions (Thursday 15th FINAL QUESTION)

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  1. Willo_

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    Yes, the return of Gaz makes us a credible threat. Remember, we finished top 4 in 2017 without Gaz. He immediately adds so much to the fabric of the team, improving the midfield and offering a small forward option. Gaz's return has lifted the club and city of Geelong. Not sure exactly how that translates on the field, but.... Of course, being a credible threat does not guarantee anything
     
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    Hmmm.. I think it makes us less likely to crash out and be uncompetitive..
    I don’t think one player can swing the tide.. but can it help.. hell yeah..

    And just the roar at KP on his first touch and goal will be epic..

    Go Catters..


    Ps - good thread Parko!
     
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    [QUOTE="Willo_, post: 54177114,

    Q1. Does the return of Gaz instantly make us a credible threat for the premiership?[/QUOTE]
    No, continue to dish up the same insipid shit we did when the blow torch was applied last year and one player although a very good one won't make the difference,a change of attitude and attack on both the player and ball + Gaz and yes we will be credible.
     
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    Also all, as is my way I have just started this without really putting a heap of thought into it... which means, I don't actually have 10 questions ready to go...

    So if anyone wants to ask one, PM me with it and I will try get it in one of the days :D
     
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    Not in and of itself. We've finished 2nd the last two seasons after home and away. Surely they must have been credible threats already?

    You would think adding Ablett makes the team stronger - if of course his body holds up and he can produce anything like his usual output. However, although we've added him, which is a plus, we've also lost Lonergan and Motlop. That impact we just don't know yet.

    The other factor is what was most exposed during September - the failure of a big chunk of the team to cope with finals pressure. The team won't be a genuine threat under September heat until that is overcome.
     
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    Q1: What actually is AFLX???
     
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    Also answer to Willo's Q1: Yes it does.
    If he plays enough games and is fit at the pointy end of the season of course it does.
     
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    I ask the questions round here mate

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    Ablett could definitely be the difference between missing the finals and making it or making the grand final and winning it.

    For us to make a grand final I would think a lot has to go right that has little to do with Ablett. Principally shrinking the gap between our best and worst which is a whole lot of tactical and execution things coming together.

    So we will have to be pretty close already for him to be the difference in winning a flag but it’s definitely possible.
     
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    Oh sorry. I thought it was like jeopardy.
     
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    No we will still be flogged in finals
     
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    Not necessarily, no. I think re-jigging our system is the most important in terms of taking that next step. Sure Ablett will help but he won't be the difference.
     
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    We are good enough to win it without him, he is a super icing on top.
     
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    Well, the Moneyball Theory / Pythagoras has us only getting 11.5 wins, meaning we just scrape into the 8
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    Says who?
     
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    An article on Fox Sport
     
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    Watching the brief highlights from training the other day I think we can see what the benefit of Gaz will be.
    Not only does he win his own ball, he creates space for players like Duncan.
    So to answer the question yes he does make us a Premiership threat but will he stay fit long enough to be a credible threat? That is the $64,000 question.
     
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    We'll at least have God back in the stands, cheering us on.

    On the park, while all the talk has been Gazza running through the midfield, I think nearer the end of the year we'll see him planted closer to goal, where in the finals he'll be a bloody good asset, taking one or two opponents at every possession and freeing up his teammates. If he stays fit, we'll be hard to beat.
     
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    Dammit. I read it wrong.

    The table shows a prediction of 11.5 wins for Geelong in the 2015 season, which was virtually spot on.....

    Interestingly though, it predicts Hawthorn will decline this year :)
     
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    We already were and have been the past two seasons.
     
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