Righting the Ship - The Next 5 Games (A.K.A When Naitanui's Willie Returns)

What position on the ladder will we be come the bye?


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Coasters7

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#54
Big two weeks coming up for us. Need to do a prelim job on Melbourne (might be tough at night) and we’ll jump 2 spots as Adelaide and Brissie are facing off and Tigers not far ahead on %. Assuming Adelaide win that one we then have them the week after with a chance to take their spot off them while GWS (assuming they take care of Carlton this week) play Melbourne at the G so a realistic chance they drop that as well. Two wins (at least one by a comfortable 30+) and we’re a sneaky shot at 3rd going into Bulldogs at home and Swans SCG (think we’ll drop this one).

A few games that worry me in the run home, along with the SCG game, are after the bye to Essendon on a Thursday (I’d say we’re more likely than not to be 0-2 from those two games) and Melbourne in humid conditions, although hopefully we’d be able to cope better than them, and the numerous night games we have. (Definitely think that was an intentional part of the fixture)

Swans SCG, Essendon on a Thursday night after the bye, Hawks at the G and Freo home derby all back to back is going to define our season. If we can go, at the absolute minimum 2-2 from those 4 plus win the next 3 upcoming games we’ll be in a good spot. 5-2 from the next 7 is doable..
 
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Wild Kelly

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Big two weeks coming up for us. Need to do a prelim job on Melbourne (might be tough at night) and we’ll jump 2 spots as Adelaide and Brissie are facing off. Assuming Adelaide win that one we then have them the week after with a chance to take their spot off them while GWS (assuming they take care of Carlton this week) play Melbourne at the G so a realistic chance they drop that as well. Two wins (at least one by a comfortable 30+) and we’re a sneaky shot at 3rd going into Bulldogs at home and Swans SCG (think we’ll drop this one).

A few games that worry me in the run home, along with the SCG game, are after the bye to Essendon on a Thursday (I’d say we’re more likely than not to be 0-2 from those two games) and Melbourne in humid conditions, although hopefully we’d be able to cope better than them, and the numerous night games we have. (Definitely think that was an intentional part of the fixture)

Swans SCG, Essendon on a Thursday night after the bye, Hawks at the G and Freo home derby all back to back is going to define our season. If we can go, at the absolute minimum 2-2 from those 4 plus win the next 3 upcoming games we’ll be in a good spot. 5-2 from the next 7 is doable..
Re next Friday night's game against Melbourne. Let's hope the wiz kids at the Stadium don't run footage of last year's preliminary while the players are doing pregame warm up as they did when we played Port. We don't need to give these guys any more ammunition and stir them up any more than they will be.
 

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Reckon Melbourne will trouble us given how soft we’re playing. One thing they’re doing well is scrapping - its their forward entries that have sucked
 

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Reckon Melbourne will trouble us given how soft we’re playing. One thing they’re doing well is scrapping - its their forward entries that have sucked
I'm expecting a win but if they beat us like Port did I wont be completely surprised sadly.

Mind you, they have injury concerns and back to back travel, we really should be winning this game.
 

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Vardy is a big problem but otherwise our midfield found form last week. Masten is cooked as its clear the team structure was better without him. Small forwards were better but Kennedy / Darling a bit behind. Problems with Cole and Schofield in defence.
 
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My preseason tip was a Crows v Pies GF and that’s not looking far from the mark .
We tend to lose the away games v Adelaide if I make the trip over to see them . I’m not doing that this so hopefully that bodes well for Moz.

Anyway I am hoping for 5-0 but will happily take 4-1 over this stretch
(More like 3-0 /2-1 now)
 
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