- May 30, 2015
- AFL Club
Is our Premiership window still open?
and a Forward LineNo. Our old players that have 1-2 years left (Mayne/Varcoe/Greenwood/Reid/Dunn) are pretty ineffectual now anyway. Our gun older players (Pendles/Sidebottom/Howe) have a good 3+ years left. Moore/JDG/Maynard coming into their prime. Crisp/Adams/Treloar/Grundy in their prime. We just need a good game plan (e.g. attacking, fast moving) to make use of our talented list and we're good. Our game plan has gone backwards
I posted this thread in January, and I don't want to come off as a Nostradamus but I think I'm close to the mark with the OP.Is our Premiership window still open?
And we never do! Talk about Piestration!The premiership window is a theory, and not even a scientific one.
Our list needs an upgrade or 2 but we have the cattle to win it. The club ought to be reviewing our performances this year and to be prepared to make the tough calls.
Blasphemy!!ans to OP = YES
closed and locked:
- age of list - no of players on plateau or downhill
- youngsters coming through?
- draft next year - who knows because juniors (NAB League?) not playing + have we still got high picks traded away to forgo?
- etc etc
- FMD - watch Carlton win one before we do
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Contender or pretender like we are currently, and have been since post 2017?Given that we will more than likely lose our next three games because of short breaks, traveling from state to state and
to many stars out of our side,i think this year we are done,but i still think with a decent run of injuries and a few good trade
ins we have maybe a season or two where we could be a challenger.
I think they are a pretty real thing as in teams hit the right spot for age, physical + game development, talent and understanding of role.I don’t believe in premiership windows, but with a few changes I think we can compete for a flag, so make of that what you will.
Every ressonably successful list build goes through a "premiership window", its just a term used for when the list is in the sweet spot and a contender.I think so, but like The Royal Sampler said, I'm not sure I'm on board with the idea of premiership windows. We have some elite top end talent in Grundy, Pendlebury, Sidey, Moore, De Goey, with other really strong guys like Bruz, Crisp, and Adams. We also have a lot of young talent in Stephenson, Daicos, and IQ.
However, it's in our bottom 6 where we get really exposed. We need to cull the Josh Thomas' and the Tom Phillips' of the team if we want a legit crack at a premiership. I think it's within reason, but I'm not sure Bucks is the guy to get us over the top.