Meanwhile our only elite players are on the wrong side of 30 and we traded out a dual AA for a bag of chipsEvery year people think this, every...... single..... year.....
Last year it was "Oh, look we've changed, we'll definitely start to improve now"
Then round 2 comes along and it's all "we could be a top 4 shot, we beat Melbourne"
Then 2 weeks later we realise Melbourne are junk. Some people still live in denial at this point "you cant just say they are crap, and that's why we beat them. We broke their spirits we were so good."
Then round 10-12 comes along and most people have accepted it. With only the most ardent RCG wearer holding onto hope of greatness
But then by round 16-20 comes virtually everyone has finally realised its not happening and it's the same things over and over and over and over again with this team and coaching group. We aren't improving we're just continuing to tread water in this middle pack.
Even if we were to realistically forget our past, we have picked up some good kids but realistically only 1 might make the best 22, and we've lost a few fringe to best 22 players, so there's no obvious upward swing in this group.