I understand.It really is exciting what JLo has done he really is making a strong brand and system that should lead to long term success.
I am actually finding a few similarities between JLo first year and ross first year in 2012 with onfield progess. Obivously this year has had more challenges and we have run out of time to make finals in a 22 game season we may have got there.
But you look back at 2012 it took 13 to 14 games to get confidence in the new system and then we went bang at the backend of that year winning 9 of our last 10 into a semi final defeat to Adelaide off a 6 day break.
Compared to this year started off slow took about 10 games to really build confidence in plan and structure and now we are storming home again so much so i reckon we could have won a final this year if we had gotten through with the momentum we currently have.
JLo like ross had a few nightmare games eariler in the year that geelong game in the wet was not as ugly as ross first derby in 2012 but similar where we didn't look scoring and most fans were probably unsure what the plan actually was.
But there is finally light at the end of the tunnel. Backend of 2012 was the building blocks for the most successful period so far.
With 2020 looking very similar.
I think you look at next year top 6 should be the bare minimum we have to strive for. And hopefully the opening of the premiership window.
Look forward 2-3 years time when we hit the window who will we be competing with i think we will be in a good place. Look at the current top 4-5 teams some of them may not be around then in terms of premiership chances outside of Brisbane.
Geelong will have selwood and Dangerfield a couple years older and probably wont have hawkins either.
West coast - Kennedy probably retired and shuey, yeo, nic nat & Mcgovern a few years older.
Port Adelaide- haven't proven themselves yet in consistently being a finals team.
Richmond- still may be up the top but the drive may not be there then.
Strap yourselves in the next few years will be a fun ride i reckon.
Booking my 2021 GF tickets as I type.