Hornethorne and the wooden spoon dilemma

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Is every component of our form line purely coincidental??

I ask this because since Collingwood won in Round 8, we have occupied 17th every week since.

Each time we have had the opportunity to move up the ladder with a win, we have failed to do so (regardless of opposition strength).

Each time a win would not enable us to move up the ladder, we have won within a week (again, regardless of opposition).

To elucidate, Collingwood (16th) won in Round 12, allowing Hawthorn to win without moving up the ladder. The following week, we beat a top 6 Sydney in a much improved performance.

Collingwood again won in Round 13 and after a narrow loss to Essendon, Hawthorn knocked off GWS in Round 15.

After a couple of losses, Collingwood beat Richmond in Round 17. Hawthorn (also after a couple of corresponding losses) face top placed Melbourne in the next game they can win without going up the ladder. Hawthorn get a draw with the ladder leaders in a much improved performance.

On the weekend, a win would see Hawthorn jump a couple of places on the ladder and despite a better fielded side, Hawthorn's performance drops away to lose to the 16th placed side.

Don't get me wrong - I'm not saying we are secretly good or can simply choose when to win (or even that the above means anything at all - which I personally doubt) but the above is a little interesting. Is it purely coincidental? or does the intensity and effort lift a little when a win will not compromise our draft position?
Does everyone still feel this is pure coincidence - for something like the 7th or 8th time this season?

Collingwood win, meaning a win will keep us 17th and we come out and smash a top 4 hopeful in Brisbane.

Was this only a combination of the Clarko announcement and Brisbane being off their game or are we lifting when a win will not compromise our draft position?

If so, expect a loss this week despite a far easier opponent.
 

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Does everyone still feel this is pure coincidence - for something like the 7th or 8th time this season?

Collingwood win, meaning a win will keep us 17th and we come out and smash a top 4 hopeful in Brisbane.

Was this only a combination of the Clarko announcement and Brisbane being off their game or are we lifting when a win will not compromise our draft position?

If so, expect a loss this week despite a far easier opponent.
happens too often to be coincidence
 

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They tanked so well yesterday. Early blitz then just let the Tiges open the floodgates after half time with ease.
That is what happens when when you are not good enough!The team can keep up for 2 or 3 quarters and then the cream rises to the top when the other team is running out of petrol tickets!That is not tanking !!!


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