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That’s literally why I feel sure about 9 or 10 - means you spend most of the season with a slimmer of hope before the roof caves in. WonderfulWe’ll all be doing the final round predictions again with how much us/other teams need to win or lose for us to scrape into 8th spot, nightmare fuel.
I think we're a big chance of beating GWS in Canberra.The Freo game will be very telling. If we can't beat the Dockers at the G round 1, then we are odds on to go 0-4. Because no way we beat Saints at Marvel, GWS away or Geelong, especially without Brown/Weid, potentially Viney.
Freo are a good side too. It's a huge game for confidence mainly. I can easily see Fyfe running rampant and destroying us. Either way, we'd want to see more from blokes like Harmes, Jetta, Hunt, Spargo, Baker and TMac. etc that's where our improvement has to come from. Because we know Trac, Oliver, May, Lever, Gawn are consistent in what they bring. It's the blokes underneath them where the improvement needs to come from and we didn't see it against the Dogs which makes me nervous.
Didn't realise we're playing them in Canberra. Probably more chance there than in Sydney i guess. If we can sneak a win against Freo and GWS and get Brown/Weid back at 2-2, I'd take that. We'd need a lift from some of those middle rung players though.I think we're a big chance of beating GWS in Canberra.
|ROUND||Opposition||Ground Home|Away||Expected Result|
|Round 1||Fremantle||MCG [Home]||WIN|
|Round 2||St Kilda||Marvel Stadium [Away]||LOSS|
|Round 3||GWS Giants||Manuka Oval [Away]||50/50|
|Round 4||Geelong Cats||MCG [Home]||50/50|
|Round 5||Hawthorn||MCG [Away]||WIN|
|Round 6||Richmond||MCG [Home]||LOSS|
|Round 7||North Melbourne||Blundstone Arena [Away]||WIN|
|Round 8||Sydney Swans||MCG [Home]||WIN|
|Round 9||Carlton||MCG [Home]||50/50|
|Round 10||Adelaide Crows||Adelaide Oval [Away]||WIN|
|Round 11||Western Bulldogs||Marvel Stadium [Away]||LOSS|
|Round 12||Brisbane Lions||TIO Traeger Park [Home]||LOSS|
|Round 13||Collingwood||MCG [Home]||WIN|
|Round 15||Essendon||MCG [Away]||WIN|
|Round 16||GWS Giants||MCG [Home]||WIN|
|Round 17||Port Adelaide||Adelaide Oval [Away]||LOSS|
|Round 18||Hawthorn||MCG [Home]||WIN|
|Round 19||Gold Coast Suns||Metricon Stadium [Away]||50/50|
|Round 20||Western Bulldogs||MCG [Home]||LOSS|
|Round 21||West Coast Eagles||Optus Stadium [Away]||LOSS|
|Round 22||Adelaide||MCG [Home]||WIN|
|Round 23||Geelong||GMHBA Stadium [Away]||LOSS|
See I've always had the opinion it could be a succesful season and we finish 9th and be a failure and we finish 7th.Does Goody keep his job if we finish
Does Goody keep his job if we finish 9th?
Really going out on a limb. Bar a few picks most have predicted the same final 8.Crystal Ball: Our predictions for the 2021 AFL season are in - https://www.afl.com.au/news/560486
AFL.com journos have us finishing between 9-13ish. I know they're often a crapshoot, but seems there isn't a great deal of confidence about us externally. The pressure will be on Goody very quickly if we don't start well.