Prediction The lid

Monniehawk

Premiership Player
Apr 1, 2008
3,513
619
Mornington Peninsula
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
Monbulk, Upwey, Strathmore, St Alba
Not sure about the tossing the lid...

We're a little bit like the Swans and Blues at the moment...

Struggling to beat a team above us on the ladder.
Yep! I look at all the teams above us on the ladder atm and we not beaten any of them.
Might have to cancel my membership..... :eek:
 

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Mac Cat

Debutant
Sep 29, 2008
87
79
Newcastle
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
Cooks Hill FC, Newcastle Jets
This is a thread just waiting to bite us on the bum down the track! As a long time Geelong supporter you learn to enjoy the good times...and to not get too far ahead of yourself. It too often ends in tears. They are looking like a chance at this stage, but I do worry about how the young guys will be travelling come round 20. Dont mean to sound like a boring old fart but there is a looong way to go.
 

xtatik222k

Club Legend
May 24, 2008
1,460
2,965
australia
AFL Club
Geelong
Don't put those thoughts into the knees of our beautiful squad
I'm just conscious of how brutal the game can be and how quickly things can change - especially in events that are completely out of our control. We've seen what's happened to Richmond with some bad injuries. What would happen to us if Danger, Ablett and Hawkins were gone for the year? It's just silly to be talking about finals at this stage of the season. The only game anyone should be talking about is the next one against the Roos ;)
 

ChookNorris

Premiership Player
Mar 17, 2014
3,473
5,889
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
The Roys
Love your confidence after a quarter of the season played. Competition is closer than ever. We're a few ACLs away from being written off. So is everyone else.
I understand that, losing multiple key players for the year would have huge ramifications. The point I'm trying to express is that any wins for the rest of the year will be less impressive in terms of opponent from here. The competition isn't closer than ever. The gap between the top 3 sides and the rest seems alot wider than previous years.
 

Cataholic

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 11, 2009
15,895
17,764
a happy wanderer
AFL Club
Geelong
This is a thread just waiting to bite us on the bum down the track! As a long time Geelong supporter you learn to enjoy the good times...and to not get too far ahead of yourself. It too often ends in tears. They are looking like a chance at this stage, but I do worry about how the young guys will be travelling come round 20. Dont mean to sound like a boring old fart but there is a looong way to go.
Yep......following the Cats over the years has definitely taught us to enjoy the moment, but be pragmatic.

We're only just about to complete the first third of the season - there's still a LONG way to go, and so much can happen. I'm enjoying the ride, don't worry about that, but I'll wait til we're in the shadows of the finals, and carrying good form and minimal injuries, before I let excitement start rocking the lid.
 

Mad_Catter

Club Legend
Apr 8, 2011
2,112
3,433
AFL Club
Geelong
Yep......following the Cats over the years has definitely taught us to enjoy the moment, but be pragmatic.

We're only just about to complete the first third of the season - there's still a LONG way to go, and so much can happen. I'm enjoying the ride, don't worry about that, but I'll wait til we're in the shadows of the finals, and carrying good form and minimal injuries, before I let excitement start rocking the lid.
Yep. My thoughts exactly.
 

allrighty

Premium Gold
Jun 5, 2007
6,823
9,872
Over the hill and far out
AFL Club
Geelong
This is a thread just waiting to bite us on the bum down the track! As a long time Geelong supporter you learn to enjoy the good times...and to not get too far ahead of yourself. It too often ends in tears. They are looking like a chance at this stage, but I do worry about how the young guys will be travelling come round 20. Dont mean to sound like a boring old fart but there is a looong way to go.
You're in good company. Those of us who have been around for the 60's will never forget.
 

CatToTheFuture

All Australian
Aug 18, 2018
939
1,209
AFL Club
Geelong

Not entirely sure where to put this, but late last year, Mick Malthouse and Wayne Carey were put the question "Geelong or Sydney". Interesting to see how things have panned out since.
I have remember watching that asking what duck was smoking. Have watched several times since
 

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Matthew Jelley

Club Legend
Sep 28, 2014
1,568
2,367
Geelong
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
Melbourne Renegades
The kangaroos game was a bit scrappy but resulted in a win with pure class. Im hoping to see more of the free-flowing high skill game today that would definitely get me reaching for the crowbar to approach the lid
 

Mad_Hatter

Norm Smith Medallist
Nov 12, 2015
8,299
15,387
AFL Club
Geelong
I'd like to see more of that ruthless pressure around the contest from earlier in the year before I try to crack the lid off again.
 

Pavlovs Cat

Club Legend
Sep 19, 2012
2,726
3,024
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
Norwood, Aston Villa
Not sure about the lid, but maybe we should loosen it a little. All day long I've been hearing how Collingwood are the best side in the competition and our wins are regularly devalued by pundits and nuffies alike. If you listen to these flapping jowls you will even hear criticism directed at us for failing to win finals during the minor round or that our home ground is a cheat ground because their team isn't good enough to win there.

Ifthe fans can't purr, who can? It is our duty to get ahead of ourselves, just as long as the club doesn't.
 
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