- Jan 31, 2008
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I probably do, to a degree.Do you agree with the non highlighted part?
I use mine as a plaything, like a frisbee if you will, flinging it gleefully toward the horizon with each win on the board.The lid is the lid.
It has only two states - off and on.
It is either weighed down by disappointment and mediocrity or bulging from beneath with promise and anticipation.
Once off, it's very hard to get back on.
Release it at your own peril.
Don't be scared.Lid is back on for me, mostly because now we have far more to lose.
Sitting 2 games and a wack of percentage on top of the ladder means finals are a foregone conclusion, top 2 is almost a certainty which means anything short of a Flag really won't be good enough.
That changes the entire expectations for me, I had none to start the year so would have been reasonably happy to make the finals, not making them being a failure and bombing out first week being below par and worth questions being asked, but now... now we are currently either the best team in the comp, or equal best (GWS) so with that comes a higher chance of success, and a further full into failure, which scares the **** out of me.
To me losing a GF is still a failure, yes it's a failure within success and worthy of some acknowledgement but it's also the greatest failure, and the fact ultimate success is so close to heartbreaking failure makes me even more nervous about what's to come.
I kind of feel this year might be a year that influences the next decade in a lot of ways, I'm not sure how but I just have this feeling about this group and what may come depending on which way they go, similar I guess to the GFC of 2007, would the next decade have changed dramatically had we lost to the Pies in the PF?
So I've moved into a wary confidence, a sense that our best is good enough and from here we should be looking to a flag, but the understanding there are clubs out there who might feel the exact same way, and with justification.
Beautifully worded.I probably do, to a degree.
Still, I always maintain that the true merit of any team is only properly seen in hindsight.
So I wouldn't potentially have been that much more bullish about our line-up during those '09 and '11 seasons than I am with this incarnation now.
2008 had already made it painfully clear how even the most imposing set-up can implode at the most inopportune time. As if my decades of supporting the hoops before that hadn't reinforced that footy maxim strongly enough...
So I would be the first to acknowledge that nothing we've done yet goes close to guaranteeing any finals wins. Let alone a trip to the big dance.
Having said that, I do see much more cause for optimism with this group than I did during our trips to the prelim in '13, '14 and '17.
All in all, unless the injury stick hits hard, I believe the team is far better balanced (and more prepared for the heat of battle) than it was in any of those years.
Yeah, Rohan has been unbelievable this year, I think it's fair to say he has exceeded everyone's expectations. His true test however, like many of our players, will come in September. He really needs to perform then, not only for himself, but for this team to go deep.Rohan is almost the difference between us looking pretty good, and us looking excellent. He does still go missing pretty badly.
You are sounding more and more like the commentariat 'V'. Despite being two games clear with a healthy % few seem to consider us more than an outside chance to take the silverware.8 points, 12 points, all irrelevant if we end up playing a team like Collingwood or Richmond at the G in a final.
The benefit is enabling us to peak at the right time.
Playing WCE or GWS at the G would be better supposedly.
Did mine on Thursday.Just forked out for a Premiership membership, I’m keeping the lid on, but history shows I gotta prepare just in case.