Prediction Our Chances to play finals

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hoianbulldog

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I don’t like our chances. Would be surprised if any of the top 6 miss the finals and despite their struggles I think Adelaide will win their next four (GC away, Essendon home, Carlton away, St Kilda home) which would take them to 12-7 and almost certainly seal their finals spot. They’re no certainty to go 4-0 in those games but will definitely be heavy favourites in each.

As has been said with our percentage chances are against us making it. We’ve either got to get to 13 wins or have two or three 10 goal wins to get our percentage above the rest of the chasing pack. Neither look like more than a slim possibility.
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stmookeyj

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It may come down to the last 2 games (Giants in Sydney, Crows in Ballarat) if we keep our form up (which is a big IF). When I inputted what I think may happen on the AFL predictor, I have us finishing 9th on percentage (same wins as GWS and Port). The squiggle predictor with my inputs has us also finishing 9th again on percentage with GWS 8th. Both times I had us LOSING the northern away trips.
 

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If we win the next 3, ill be a little excited. If we win 5 and lose 2 we should sneak into 8th.

I did the ladder predictor as well picking favourite's then home side's on the 50/50 games.

Definitely a chance if they can keep the tempo up they had on sat night against Geelong.
 

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If we win 5 we make it i reckon. Favourites our next 3 and should win the way we are playing. That would give us 5 on the trot and plenty of confidence. Going to Brisbane we beat them once could see us being a sneaky chance. 50 50 Essendon. Think we lose to the Giants as they should be getting players back by then. Adelaide at Mars for a spot in the finals i would back us to get it done.
 

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If we’d won two of the the GC, Blues, North games, we’d be 6th on the ladder.
It’s all hypotheticals but all those three games were more than winnable ( we’d be equal 3rd if won all three )

It’s a pretty good reflection on how good this team can be and the damage we can do if we do manage to sneak in to the finals.
Gold Coast, Fremantle and Collingwood second time were the 3 we blew for mine

Carlton spanked us, deserved to lose that. We only played one period of footy against North either side of 3QT, deserved to get done there too.
 

Mattdougie

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I’ve picked teams on CURRENT form against each other, if in doubt taken home team and this is what I ended up with
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Mojorisin

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Hard to see it this year but if we’re any chance, we must win our next 3. Barrett made a good point on FC last night. We play our better footy as underdogs. Possibly be favourite for our next 3. Big test of our maturity. Need to start getting ourselves ‘up’ for every team, not just those above us on the ladder.
Wash your mouth out
 

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Not to burst our bubble, and I know a lot of you will take this as a negative post, but the reality is the last two wins, although they were great, came against two good sides that kicked very poorly at goal against us.

Port kicked 5.11 in the wet, Geelong kicked 7.13, which is the first time this season, Geelong have kicked more behinds than goals in any game. I think we got a lot of luck our way in both games because of this. I feel that we have a big chance to win 4-6 games coming home, but I can’t help but feel we’re only one poor goalkicking game away from losing one of those games that we have to win.
 

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Not to burst our bubble, and I know a lot of you will take this as a negative post, but the reality is the last two wins, although they were great, came against two good sides that kicked very poorly at goal against us.

Port kicked 5.11 in the wet, Geelong kicked 7.13, which is the first time this season, Geelong have kicked more behinds than goals in any game. I think we got a lot of luck our way in both games because of this. I feel that we have a big chance to win 4-6 games coming home, but I can’t help but feel we’re only one poor goalkicking game away from losing one of those games that we have to win.
It's a fair point but I think the last few weeks we're better at the deeper defence and putting pressure on the ball carriers more, so set shots are taken from further out by more tired players. It's a delicate balance though, there's a good chance we can't keep it up every week and that's when we get the Curnow's and Darling's tearing us a new one.
 

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Not to burst our bubble, and I know a lot of you will take this as a negative post, but the reality is the last two wins, although they were great, came against two good sides that kicked very poorly at goal against us.

Port kicked 5.11 in the wet, Geelong kicked 7.13, which is the first time this season, Geelong have kicked more behinds than goals in any game. I think we got a lot of luck our way in both games because of this. I feel that we have a big chance to win 4-6 games coming home, but I can’t help but feel we’re only one poor goalkicking game away from losing one of those games that we have to win.
Fair and reasonable point.

Here are 4 games where we either equalled or had more scoring shots though. Goes both ways.

7.26 against Gold Coast (+10 scoring shots)
9.15 against Fremantle (+1 scoring shot)
13.12 against North (equal scoring shots)
10.13 against Collingwood (+6 scoring shots)
 

Bulldog Brent

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Fair and reasonable point.

Here are 4 games where we either equalled or had more scoring shots though. Goes both ways.

7.26 against Gold Coast (+10 scoring shots)
9.15 against Fremantle (+1 scoring shot)
13.12 against North (equal scoring shots)
10.13 against Collingwood (+6 scoring shots)
9.14 not 7.26 v Suns.
 

ScragCity

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If we win 5 we make it i reckon. Favourites our next 3 and should win the way we are playing. That would give us 5 on the trot and plenty of confidence. Going to Brisbane we beat them once could see us being a sneaky chance. 50 50 Essendon. Think we lose to the Giants as they should be getting players back by then. Adelaide at Mars for a spot in the finals i would back us to get it done.
We will beat Essendon. Only team we have never lost to under Bevo.
 

Luder

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Not to burst our bubble, and I know a lot of you will take this as a negative post, but the reality is the last two wins, although they were great, came against two good sides that kicked very poorly at goal against us.

Port kicked 5.11 in the wet, Geelong kicked 7.13, which is the first time this season, Geelong have kicked more behinds than goals in any game. I think we got a lot of luck our way in both games because of this. I feel that we have a big chance to win 4-6 games coming home, but I can’t help but feel we’re only one poor goalkicking game away from losing one of those games that we have to win.
I get what you're saying, and there is some truth to it, but I don't think it's that simple. I think we cause the other team to look poorer because of the level of pressure our guys have been applying the last few weeks, as well as the intensity the game is being played at. This really takes it out of you - it's part of the appeal of the quick handball hot potato strategy we've adopted, in that it forces the opposition to constantly chase while our guys are relatively stationary. This saves our energy for the quick bursts, while also tiring the opponent. Tired legs means poor goalkicking.

I don't think it's just "luck" that we've come up against Collingwood, Port and Geelong sides that all looked to be underperforming. I think that was more to do with us having control of the game and having it played on our terms, rather than just getting lucky and having 3 top team at their worst
 
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