Norm Smith Medallist
- May 23, 2016
- AFL Club
- West Coast
Honestly, maybe this is just what we need. Have been too arrogant and complacent, expecting things to fall into place, drinking our bathwater thinking we're premiership faves. They may not say so, but a lot of the footy we play shows it. Expect to play a few minutes of champagne footy, play in bursts, instead of getting down and dirty, playing hard and accountable, and giving it our all for four quarters. If it's a fitnessed thing that needs to be addressed, but I suspect overwise. Can't always win playing fluid sexy uncontested footy. Maybe we need to be the underdogs, back against the wall, to give us more of a fighting spirit. Whatever the result, I'm just hoping to see effort, hunger, want. If we can bring that I'll be proud. Back to back still a chance, but I mostly just want to see a solid performance in a fortnight and whatever happens happens.It certainly is going to be interesting. Should we finish fifth, we need to win four games to win the flag instead of three. The major issue will be the consecutive weeks of travel...
We have a pretty good ace up our sleeve in Nic. I really hope we can use the bye to reset, Simpson and co to analyse and prepare. And maybe for the team to have a bit of a heart to heart so to speak. The opportunity is still there (B2B). It will be hard, but it just comes down to desire and the want. Let’s see what will happen.
We may just still finish fourth too haha
Also, it's evident home advantage doesn't mean as much this year as years past. Maybe that's a sort of advantage. We've lost 7, 3 at home, and we beat Collingwood and Hawthorn in the MCG yet lost to both at home. Maybe it ties into what we're saying. We become extra cocky at home and can't handle a challenge. The way we dropped off second half of the 4th and lay over was woeful.