Prediction 7-7

7-7

  • Book it in 100%

    Votes: 4 15.4%
  • Could see it happening 80% likely

    Votes: 1 3.8%
  • Maybe 50%

    Votes: 2 7.7%
  • Nah, but would love it 30%

    Votes: 8 30.8%
  • Are you insane? 0%

    Votes: 11 42.3%

  • Total voters
    26

BIG_BONTS

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Beat Carlton by 22
Gutsy win over Collingwood by 3
Convincingly beat Port by 29

We've seen patches of great and poor footy this year, but haven't strung some good wins together. Hoping this bye might help us turn the corner and the group will click a little more together. We do typically perform better in the second half of the year.

My prediction is that Bevo will work some coaching magic and find a groove this month!

:shoutyoldman:
 

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Werewolf

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Should beat Carlton unless we go with the midget backline again (sadly a distinct possibility), but we'd have to catch Collingwood on a bad day. I can't see us beating Port unless they absolutely stink it up, so I'm expecting 5-9 - same as last year :(
 

Mofra

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Should beat Carlton unless we go with the midget backline again (sadly a distinct possibility), but we'd have to catch Collingwood on a bad day. I can't see us beating Port unless they absolutely stink it up, so I'm expecting 5-9 - same as last year :(
I'd like to think we have two tall backs (Trengove and Cordy) while La Young is very capable in the air for a 191cm kid.

McKay is arguably the best contested mark in the comp right now not named McGovern so it will be hard to stop him if we let their mids run the ball with little pressure.
 

Brandan934

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Jun 4, 2019
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I reckon the next 5 games will look like:

Beat Carlton by 18
Beat Collingwood by 6
Lose to Port by 29
Lose to Geelong by 13 (Or we could win, it happened last year on our turf)
Beat Melbourne by 40

That would put us 7-9 and if we play well for the remainder of the season we are still chances for finals.
My big guess is that the Round 23 game against Adelaide in Ballarat will be the decider whether we make finals or not.
 

Yojimbo

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No one knows the future, where will teams be injury wise when we play them ? Where will we
be in terms of mindset, gifting games to the kids, over relying on the same old same old types
to drag us across the line. Kicking straight like against Geelong last year 16 goals 7 behinds i
believe from memory or butchering the momentum like last week. Who knows, at the moment
we match up well against certain sides, but other methods we can't overcome no matter how
bad the sides are. A man with a plan at least has a plan, but it helps to have more than one.
 

Werewolf

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I'd like to think we have two tall backs (Trengove and Cordy) while La Young is very capable in the air for a 191cm kid.

McKay is arguably the best contested mark in the comp right now not named McGovern so it will be hard to stop him if we let their mids run the ball with little pressure.
That's the problem, Cordy and Lachie Young are medium defenders IMO while Trengove is tall enough but slow. If we're going to treat this as a development year, Lewis Young should be getting games especially since Hayes and Richards stunk it up for weeks before being dropped!
 

Triple Baileys

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Sorry, but I have no confidence at the moment to tip us to beat any other side in the comp.

(But it takes only one good showing for me to change my position).:)
 

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SayerTheCreator

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We'll be 5-9 and the season a write off. Disappointing given the quality of opponents we've lost to against those we've beaten.
 

ScragCity

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Carlton seriously emasculated us last time. I seriously don't see how we are gonna beat them. They will be full of confidence against us because they now know how **** we really are. Also the whole coach sacking thing seemed to work for North.
 

ringa5

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I just hope we are judged on the patt of the season that mattered
And we were found wanting.
Just like last year.
The dead rubbers to come will be about contracts nothing else, for the more experienced players.
Only should be used to see if the younger players are up to it..
Can't make finals so it's all about next year.
 

mattwa

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Think we just need to focus on next week carlton we be a tough out next week with a bit of belief from today
 

WBD76

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That's the problem, Cordy and Lachie Young are medium defenders IMO while Trengove is tall enough but slow. If we're going to treat this as a development year, Lewis Young should be getting games especially since Hayes and Richards stunk it up for weeks before being dropped!
I wouldn't mind seeing Lewis Young come in to play against Carlton as a CHB/Second Ruck with Cordy as a third tall (not sure what we do with Lachie Young).

This could allow Young to take over the Ruck from English, with English moving forward as a second marking target to Gardner, while Naughton swings back to shore-up the defence with Trengrove. Alternatively, we could have Trengrove take over the ruck from English - English to forward line - Naughton to backline with Young. I know I ramble-on a bit about defence, but I cannot bare the thought of losing to those C***S twice in one year! With Lewis Young in the mix, we could mind-f**k them completely.
 
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