Melbourne last year was probably our most expected loss of the year. No Kennedy and Darling getting concussed early.Thank you Hawthorn.
We just need to get the chocolates tonight before we look ahead to Collingwood. The Pies will be grilled in Melbourne all next week, their only slight salvation being that playing on Friday most of the dissection will be done today on SEN etc. but Buckley will prime them for next Friday night.
In terms of our run home - I can see us dropping a game that we go in as favourites. It always seems to happen in seasons that we are up and about;
2005 - Rd 22 Adelaide (tight loss at Subi)
2006 - Rd 21 flogged by Fremantle
2007 - Rd 18 Fremantle again (and Scott f*n Lucas in Rd 22...)
2011 - Rd 17 Saints
2012 - Rd 19 Fremantle (the 2 point loss to Brisbane in Rd 10 cooked that season)
2015 - Rd 19 Hawthorn (tight loss at Subi)
2018 - Rd 22 Melbourne
Obviously what happened over a decade ago isn't recent history but my point is that it is difficult to be 'up' for extended periods. These blokes are human and it won't take much to have an off day. You could probably look at every club that has had a successful season and see a similar pattern. I'd much rather get the off day out of the way before the real stuff starts.
I can see why you're going horribly in your tips. That final ladder is depressing.
Hey mate. Long time post liker, first time post replier here.Gee we'd want to bring the A-game against Freo then Collingwood. Top 2 beckons if we win both.
Yeah 2 losses would leave us 16-6. That would keep us top two 2 provided Collingwood and Brisbane drop 2 more and GWS and Richmond drop 1 more.All depends on who we drop them to but I would say 5 wins from 7 should be enough and possibly needing only 4 wins. Mind you, a win against the Pies this Friday and the odds of a top 2 start to get closer to even money.
I'm not convinced Collingwood are cooked.Hey mate. Long time post liker, first time post replier here.
Who do you propose kicks Collingwoods goals this week? I'm more worried about Melbourne in Darwin. Collingwood are cooked. You can mark Degoaty for a couple, Cox left his form in the QF last season but he might kick one or 2. Where do the other 10 come from?