- Oct 29, 2020
- AFL Club
- West Coast
- Other Teams
- San Jose Sharks
I don't think anyone is going to dispute that winning is less important than percentage, but what we are complaining about is the lack of a fallback in case it comes down to percentage. There is a very high chance we lose 2 of our last 3, and almost a certainty we lose our last game of the year. We can help ourselves for that by doing two things, winning games and boosting our percentage. For us its even more so given how bad we are away from home in finals. Coming top 4 should give us two cracks at attempting to buck the trendExactly this.
We win the Hawthorn game and % was not relevant. We squeak by the Dogs and % is again not relevant.
It's a narrative constructed by people unhappy that no AFL side can go hammer and tongs for four quarters. The coaches and players know it's a long season, I am happy we just turned it on for one quarter to win comfortably and hopefully save ammo for a crunch game next week. And of course, no injuries - that is far more likely to derail a premiership tilt than a couple of %.