- Oct 13, 2006
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- CFC, San Antonio Spurs
I don't know how ten wins could be a low bar. Who has rebuilt faster than that? We have asked and you haven't been able to provide an example. Ten wins is ahead of the curve.There’s a lot of fear of success and fear of rocking the boat on this website.
Goals change. Coming into the year, 10 wins might have been a pass mark in some eyes (pretty low bar in my mind but we are in a much touted rebuild after all).
But at 7-5 and with some statement wins on the board, you’re entitled to reassess and upgrade the goals. That “season expectation” thread charts as much, people were happy to say yeah missing finals from here would be pretty poor. Now that that’s potentially off the table, people are reverting back to oh well we never anticipated 2019 to be the year we made finals etc etc.
Given the way they were trending late last year, the Cats most likely never anticipated being a game clear on top at this stage of the season. If they collapse from here and scrape eighth do you think geelong fans will be like oh well we said at the start of the year we just wanted to make finals so 2019 was a success. Hell no.
Liverpool probably would have taken being within a game of top spot if it was offered, but given where they were at the mid point of the season it was a let down. Given our start, the dramatic fall away (yet again) is a big red flag.
Re: Goals Change - I run a fairly large business - still a SME as we have only 70 employees. At the start of the financial year we set targets and remuneration, review and bonuses etc are then tracked accordingly. If in december we are tracking ahead of those goals and (let's use you as an illustration for this example) I as the CEO were to come to you and say 'Hey B2B - you are ahead of the goals agreed too, because you have done well we will not give you a bonus at the previously agreed result, instead to reward you and so things are exciting lets add 20%. So that 30k we had on offer, don't be upset, keep your attitude in check 'we are after all entitled to reassess and upgrade our goals'.
Given your thinking - you would be very happy were that to occur. Yet any business study and any business leader with integrity would agree - changing the goalposts according to circumstance kills team morale and trust in leadership.
Ten wins, imo, had us ahead of the curve for a rebuild. Am I pissed we lost last week? Yes. If we hit ten wins have we achieved what I consider to be an ambitious goal for the year? Yes.
The target for Geelong and GWS should be different from FFC. Some of the same people who think that Carlton should be aiming for lower wins than WCE or GWS refuse to apply the same thinking to our club.