Well Brisbane are playing off today for first spot and unless they lose by over 100 points will finish no lower than second.These are your comments. All Arr0w is saying, and he's been harping on this point for about two years, is that Brisbane are a year ahead of us in assembling their list. See also, https://www.sen.com.au/news/2019/04/11/the-stats-that-prove-you-cant-compare-brisbane-and-carlton/ . Comprehend the numbers.
It is more than reasonable, to suggest that Carlton are ahead of Brisbane on this basis.
- Brisbane are a year ahead of Carlton;
- Carlton won more games in the equivalent year; and
- Carlton did so without a significant contingent of best 22 players available,
To suggest that we are ahead of their rebuild suggests that we should be in this same position this time next year.
This is an empty argument, it is just ridiculous to compare list rebuilds.
The only thing I think we can take out of Brisbane's success this year is that we have been shown by them what is possible if we can put the icing on the cake at the trade table.
If, as many think, we finish mid table next year and then sneak into the eight in 2021, will we then be arguing that we are a year behind Brisbane's rebuild?
From what I can see they have Collingwoods first this year and GCS second which would make me think that their chances of further enhancing their list this year are just a bit enviable given we go from Adelaides first to our own third which means even our trade collateral is lower than theirs.