Geelong - never going out of premiership contention?

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We have come up with something new. By adding Rohan, Dahlhaus and Atkins up forward, we're now currently best in the league in terms of defensive pressure inside attacking 50, whereas in previous years we were one of the worst teams in this regard.

Add to that running younger players like Constable and Parfitt through the midfield and having players like Gaz and Selwood playing on the periphery has also helped.
Alas GWS have proven you are beatable ;) :p
 

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I'm interested to see how Geelong will go once Ablett, Dangerfield, Selwood, Tom etc leave who are all getting older by the day. They are the backbone still of what they are really able to achieve even if they have good players across the ground. I think they will struggle for a few years after this unless they manage to pick up some other stars.
This issue is already being resolved as we speak....Centre square bounces are having the ‘holy trinity’ in there less & less by the match. You’re much more likely to see it made up of Parfitt, Kelly, Duncan, Menegola & Constable. Hawkins position is more of a concern, the hope was to be Esava & Buzza, but Buzza has stalled to the point where we’re now trying him down back in the VFL.
 

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Which will be neigh on impossible, you're stuck with Chris Scott for a few more seasons. If anything you should be hoping for a slide outside of the 8, so the board have a legitimate excuse to turf him out early.

And Hawthorn are not yesterday's news, clubs still fear them. Hawthorn are the most recent team to go back to back and threepeat.................... the Bulldogs and Richmond have failed to emulate them thus far. I'd love an Eagles back to back premiership, will be tough for them to do it.
Your posting has gotten to the level where I’m not sure if you’re a parody account or not.
 

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Which will be neigh on impossible, you're stuck with Chris Scott for a few more seasons. If anything you should be hoping for a slide outside of the 8, so the board have a legitimate excuse to turf him out early.

And Hawthorn are not yesterday's news, clubs still fear them. Hawthorn are the most recent team to go back to back and threepeat.................... the Bulldogs and Richmond have failed to emulate them thus far. I'd love an Eagles back to back premiership, will be tough for them to do it.
Yeah it’s a real burden having a coach with a higher winning percentage than any in 122 years if league football.

No one fears Hawthorn.

People fear being in a confined space with supporters like you.
 

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They’ve done brilliantly to stay competitive all these years. Let’s not go the early crow though. More than a few clubs have fallen out of the top four and even the eight from where they are now.

Regarding whether they’ve been in contention or not any time recently, the last time they looked a chance was 2016 and even that year they were off the pace. That said, plenty of others (my team included) have burned brighter and fallen in a heap since. Scott has done a good job.
 

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Lol Chris Scott - greatest h&a coach ever but lacks a game plan that stands up in finals. 2011 doesn't count as that was left over from the Thompson era.
Yeah new gameplan, no Ablett, too old, too slow, 15 teams who between them couldn’t find a way to beat Collingwood. We do it 3 times.

More classic tuberculotic spewtum from BigFooty’s special needs demographic.
 

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Alas GWS have proven you are beatable ;) :p
Yep, and full credit to them. They dominated play for most of the 2nd half. Still, we did well to limit it to a 4 point loss. Could've allowed our opponents to kick 9 goals to 1 in the last quarter and squander a 5 goal 3 quarter time lead like some other mob did a few weeks earlier...
 

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Yep, and full credit to them. They dominated play for most of the 2nd half. Still, we did well to limit it to a 4 point loss. Could've allowed our opponents to kick 9 goals to 1 in the last quarter and squander a 5 goal 3 quarter time lead like some other mob did a few weeks earlier...
How dare you make fun of North Melbourne like that!
 

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Walk up start to finals every year with massive HG advantage ensuring around 8 wins before the season starts.
But having lost around 70% of their finals in recent years shows
making the 8 lulls them into a false sense of security.
In 2019 their chances rest on whether the old legs of Ablett, and battered bodies of Selwood and Danger hold up in finals, and the toll of a long season impacts their youth, which is a certainty as happens with all young players.
The chances of Geel winning another flag are based on the precarious formula of whether the fab 3 last long enough for the youngsters to maintain a high standard for a full season.
Once the fab 3 drop off it’s hard to see how Geel stay a premiership contender.
 
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Walk up start to finals every year with massive HG advantage ensuring around 8 wins before the season starts.
But having lost around 70% of their finals in recent years shows
making the 8 lulls them into a false sense of security.
In 2019 their chances rest on whether the old legs of Ablett, and battered bodies of Selwood and Danger hold up in finals, and the toll of a long season impacts their youth, which is a certainty as happens with all young players.
The chances of Geel winning another flag are based on the precarious formula of whether the fab 3 last long enough for the youngsters to maintain a high standard for a full season.
Once the fab 3 drop off it’s hard to see how Geel stay a premiership contender.
1 home win out of 5 games this year yet still on top of the table.

The HG advantage line is used by those trying to trot out excuses.
 

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Walk up start to finals every year with massive HG advantage ensuring around 8 wins before the season starts.
But having lost around 70% of their finals in recent years shows
making the 8 lulls them into a false sense of security.
In 2019 their chances rest on whether the old legs of Ablett, and battered bodies of Selwood and Danger hold up in finals, and the toll of a long season impacts their youth, which is a certainty as happens with all young players.
The chances of Geel winning another flag are based on the precarious formula of whether the fab 3 last long enough for the youngsters to maintain a high standard for a full season.
Once the fab 3 drop off it’s hard to see how Geel stay a premiership contender.
Pretty sure the same was said when Ablett left, and then when scarlett left, then when Bartel and Enright left, and when Johnson and Chapman left etc etc.

None of which guarantees we will win anything or that we will replace Dangerfield or Selwood but we’ve got a pretty good track record so far.
 

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And the loss rate of around 70% in recent finals actually proves the HG point is valid.
We have a winning or 50 per cent record at almost every venue we’ve played since 2011 genius.
We are 3/5 at Subi - 2 losses were less than a kick, and I think we can safely say that if the return games were at docklands or the McG rather than KP, we’d have a winning record over both WCE and Fremantle.
We are square at Adelaide oval and the SCG and well in front at the Gabba. We are well in front at the MCG and Docklands.

So essentially what you’re argument amounts to is ‘if you had to play your home games interstate you’d struggle.’

Genius.
 
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