- Sep 7, 2005
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Exactly. There is always hope while no teams are great. A bang average team can catch fire and/or get lucky. The privilege of a top 2 position, even if it means playing Richmond at the G, should be seen for the great opportunity it is. If they fail, so be it. Great to have another shot.Last time we were this certain about a final in advance was the Sydney final in 2017. We ended up smashing them. Not saying that will happen against (likely) Richmond, but nothing is certain.
So true. A lot of people are acting as if they regret Geelong's current position, an unwanted burden given past finals failures. That's just a loser's attitude plain and simple. Last year we scraped into finals but were never contenders so it felt a bit hollow. This year we are a real chance. Just as big a chance to go out in straight sets as win the thing, but opportunity is an exciting thing.I dont know how it can be negative ( even though with the team theve got - they could easily lose both finals )
But what is the alternative - not make the finals - and i can remember the last time that happened - it was Steve Johnsons last year - and in the final dead rubber game of the year - he kicked that left footed torp - that was about the last thing to get a bit excited about - because Sept was as boring as hell with the side your supporting not involved in the finals
Yep - as i posted earlier in the week- Hawthorn have lost their past 4 finals - yet id imagine all their supporters are clinging onto the miracle- tiny chance they could still squeeze in their this year - even if it means or results in 5 straight final lossesSo true. A lot of people are acting as if they regret Geelong's current position, an unwanted burden given past finals failures. That's just a loser's attitude plain and simple. Last year we scraped into finals but were never contenders so it felt a bit hollow. This year we are a real chance. Just as big a chance to go out in straight sets as win the thing, but opportunity is an exciting thing.
Hopefully whoever we play first week of finals gets a rude shock and we stamp ourselves, but so do 7 other teams.Hope we play Richmond in the first week of the finals, as if they believe they'll be facing the Geelong of the last 6 weeks, I've got the feeling they'll be sorely mistaken
Great post - you still get a bit of a buz from the week to week wins - and thats been plentiful for over a decadeI don't know how any (genuine) Geelong supporter could feel NEGATIVE about the 2019 Finals. I think the appropriate terms would be "Confident" or "Wary". I'm not as confident as I was pre-bye where we looked fresh and settled and hungry but I am certainly still positive about the finals and will go into each game hopeful, just as I do every week. People can point to our recent finals record being poor (which is true) but I take footy as entertainment and for the best part of 15 years now, Geelong have won FAR more often than lost and provided me with heaps of entertainment. Finals just ups the ante, meaning I'll either be more thrilled or more (momentarily) upset. Bring it on.
100% this. Forget about our deficiencies. Every contender this year has them. If every player at the Cats plays every possession in the next 4 games like it's the last they'll ever play, we'll go deep.If the 22 of Geelong play with the intesity of Kamdyn Macintosh from the Tigers, we will cause people problems deep into September.
This bloke is lmited as a player, not great skills or fitness per se.
But he does one thing that gets him a game each week.
Puts his head over it and plays every possession like its his last and is hard as every single time. If our 22 do that - it might not win us every game over the next 6 weeks but it will put us deep into them.
A certain GFC player that has some legend here did the same but I didn't want to go there so I looked outside the 4 walls of KP.
We do that, and we're up to our necks in it. We piss fart around the outside of contests looking for teamates to get it out for us... it wont end well.
If the exasperation of HT after the Lions loss still echoes and resonates with his 21 teammates - we have a good shot. If it's isolated to a few... we are in real Barney.