Opinion Is this it? Is this what we've waited almost 20 years for?

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Pweter

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 12, 2010
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Right here, right now
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Central Districts, Detroit Pistons
I'm more optimistic about 2019 than I have been for any other season for a long time, to deny I have a sense of expectation for a very good season would be a lie.

I'm not lid off though, this club has kicked me in the knackers too many times for me to get too carried away.
 

Foxx

Club Legend
Jul 18, 2011
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To go to that next level of top 4 premiership contender is going to depend on the 2nd tier players. Players like Francis, Langford, Laverde, etc have to go to that next level. And a handful probably need to go elite. If they stagnate, then we will be a 6-10 team again.
 

Shane Heard

Premiership Player
Mar 11, 2018
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I’m in Perth this week to see what it feels like to be in town full of winners.

Feels hot so far....
It was only 30 today...

This town is weird...since the GF I hardly hear any WC fans talk about the win.

It’s like they went into shock ..and still can’t quite believe it.
 

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Shane Heard

Premiership Player
Mar 11, 2018
3,045
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I fully expect and believe we can make a pre lim final next year.

That should be our aim.

No reason what’s so ever we can’t get there...no injuries to key players would help.
 

Runk

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 12, 2003
17,474
17,644
under the table
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Essendon
Other Teams
Not important
It was only 30 today...

This town is weird...since the GF I hardly hear any WC fans talk about the win.

It’s like they went into shock ..and still can’t quite believe it.
It was 36 and the hottest day in eight months according to the news. I’ve been strutting around in my Essendon cap and already had one high five. Nice
 

calyam

Norm Smith Medallist
May 9, 2011
5,604
6,332
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Essendon
I think we have our best list in at least 15 years. Lots of scope for improvement among the younger players, two guns in Shiel and Daniher adding to the side, and few meaningful players who are likely to regress. If we are not pushing for top four then I think every fan could reasonably be disappointed. The league is so even right now, and projects to be next year as well, that the sort of improvement we can reasonably expect should push us past quite a few teams.
 

fairbump_playon

Club Legend
Jun 27, 2014
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1,533
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I think we have our best list in at least 15 years. Lots of scope for improvement among the younger players, two guns in Shiel and Daniher adding to the side, and few meaningful players who are likely to regress. If we are not pushing for top four then I think every fan could reasonably be disappointed. The league is so even right now, and projects to be next year as well, that the sort of improvement we can reasonably expect should push us past quite a few teams.
Unless lots of others improve. Other lids are off too. That’s the intriguing thing - should be an exciting season to behold
 

That dumb campaigner

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Jan 20, 2008
47,437
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MotherMaryDarcy
I'm more optimistic about 2019 than I have been for any other season for a long time, to deny I have a sense of expectation for a very good season would be a lie.

I'm not lid off though, this club has kicked me in the knackers too many times for me to get too carried away.
This is how I felt heading into last season.
 

Mootsy

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 13, 2015
5,871
5,071
AFL Club
Essendon
We're really missing someone like a Lucas, a Mercuri, a Dempsy. Run and carry through the corridor.
is winderlich still injured?
 
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