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Is it true there is home preliminary finals.. only home finals for the first week?

As if we finish 4th and lose in Adelaide... Knowing we are back in QLD for remainder of finals is fine with me.

Going to Perth or Adelaide to me is doomed.

It's not fair that any top 4 team gets a home final ..as no Vic team has had any home games all year.

If Port,Lions or Eagles win this year than it is definitely an asterisk season..
 

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Is it true there is home preliminary finals.. only home finals for the first week?

As if we finish 4th and lose in Adelaide... Knowing we are back in QLD for remainder of finals is fine with me.

Going to Perth or Adelaide to me is doomed.

It's not fair that any top 4 team gets a home final ..as no Vic team has had any home games all year.

If Port,Lions or Eagles win this year than it is definitely an asterisk season..
Port can have a home prelim, WC can't.
 

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5th would be a pretty terrible result. In that case it's likely West Coast finishes 4th.

Firstly gotta make it past week 1 which could be any of about 6 different teams, then trip to Adelaide or Perth for week 2 (pretty sure Gil said week 1 and 2 finals will be in Perth, but not prelims).

3rd, play Brisbane week 1 at the Gabba is the ideal scenario. Win that and we probably play one of Port/Geelong/West Coast in QLD for a GF spot. Lose and week 2 will at least be in QLD.

4th means week 1 will probably be in Adelaide, but the other QF will probably be Brisbane v Geelong so if we make a prelim, it will be in QLD regardless. So that's not a bad result either.
 

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5th would be a pretty terrible result. In that case it's likely West Coast finishes 4th.

Firstly gotta make it past week 1 which could be any of about 6 different teams, then trip to Adelaide or Perth for week 2 (pretty sure Gil said week 1 and 2 finals will be in Perth, but not prelims).

3rd, play Brisbane week 1 at the Gabba is the ideal scenario. Win that and we probably play one of Port/Geelong/West Coast in QLD for a GF spot. Lose and week 2 will at least be in QLD.

4th means week 1 will probably be in Adelaide, but the other QF will probably be Brisbane v Geelong so if we make a prelim, it will be in QLD regardless. So that's not a bad result either.
No finals in Perth after week 1
 

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Most likely scenarios are

3rd if: We win both games
4th if: We win 1 game and lose the other, and West Coast lose 1 game
5th if: We win 1 game and lose the other, and West Coast win both games

Some unlikely but mathematically possible ones
1st if: We win both games, Port lose all 3 games and Brisbane lose 2 out of 3
2nd if: We win both games, Port lose all 3 OR Brisbane lose 2 out of 3
6th if: We lose both games, St Kilda win both games and West Coast beat North Melbourne
7th if: The above, and Collingwood win both games and make up percentage.
 

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Beat Geelong and it's likely 3rd place and get to destroy Brisbane in the qualifying final again. Sweet.
Lose to geelong and get to destroy some sh*t team who may go ultra flood and beat us by a small margin. I don't want to get sent packing in such a way.
The weagles can't travel and hate greasy conditions.
Huge chance of a saints upset. But it's St kilda with a track record of ******* up.
 

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I'm not 100% that Port will finish top, they are definitely in pole position but they have the tougher final game against Collingwood who will apparently have De Goey and maybe Treloar back. Lions are playing Sydney and Carlton, I know they've got a few injuries but they'll start both of those games favourite.

However unlikely it is, we could come 3rd and still end up travelling to Adelaide so let's just control what we can win our final 2 games and make top 4, we play whoever we play.
 

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It’s all up to us now ... some of us got sucked in hoping the Saints would do us a favour but that didn’t happen
 

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It’s all up to us now ... some of us got sucked in hoping the Saints would do us a favour but that didn’t happen
I was a bit annoyed that saints couldnt get the job done, but you dont win a flag by relying on others to do you a favour. We win tonight, I dont think we'll lose again this season, we lose we finish 5th and do it the hard way.

Also, I would LOVE to play Port in Adelaide 1st up
 

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I’m sure this has been discussed everywhere else. Who are we likely to play if we finish 5th? Is there a chance we get Saints/GWS/pies or will it be dogs?
 

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I’m sure this has been discussed everywhere else. Who are we likely to play if we finish 5th? Is there a chance we get Saints/GWS/pies or will it be dogs?
About an equal chance of all 4 of them. Did a ladder predictor with us losing tonight, had us vs St Kilda week 1. If we win we'd get Brisbane. Of course, I'm only tipping 75% at best so likely a few spanners will be thrown in there.
 

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Would hate to have to play Saints or Collingwood in an Elimination final. Tonight really is a final for us when we're not at full strength. We deserve back to back flags if we can win tonight.
 

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I think if we do end up playing Port on the Adelaide Oval in the first week of finals, we will win easily. The first time we played them we were missing many quality players and coming off a short break...and we still almost beat them. We would have learned much from that game too and, with the return of Prestia and Edwards, we won't lose the center clearance battle to anywhere near the same degree. We are also lucky that we are playing on the Adelaide Oval again this week so will acclimatize better to the dimensions and crowd noise of the ground.

Hopefully we are matched up against, our bunnies, the Lions again but if not, we should have no fear of facing the Power again. In fact we should relish the opportunity given our previous 'return' records against teams that have beaten us earlier in recent seasons.
 

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