Prediction We will Play Finals

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Optimistic Dog

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Genuine hypothetical dilemma for me. Would love to see us win a flag this season but I can't help but shake the idea that the feeling would be empty, not being there to see it etc
Yep me to but I really cannot see us doing it this season. Win one final would the best we can do. Our bottom 6 are just not good enough this season. English and Naughton are still developing plus Bruce has been a major let down. Next season be really disappointed if we are not top 4 and challenging.
 
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Genuine hypothetical dilemma for me. Would love to see us win a flag this season but I can't help but shake the idea that the feeling would be empty, not being there to see it etc
This idea sounds foreign to me considering I'm an interstate fan, and have never had the opportunity to witness the Dogs in Melbourne (2016 was my final year in uni, so definitely couldn't afford to go).

Wouldn't make a difference this year for me - only hollow part about it is how different this season is to any other thanks to COVID
 

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conrad_437

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Yep me to but I really cannot see us doing it this season. Win one final would the best we can do. Our bottom 6 are just not good enough this season. English and Naughton are still developing plus Bruce has been a major let down. Next season be really disappointed if we are not top 4 and challenging.
Can't see us winning it either, but would be very happy if we managed to get to the SF at least.
 

conrad_437

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This idea sounds foreign to me considering I'm an interstate fan, and have never had the opportunity to witness the Dogs in Melbourne (2016 was my final year in uni, so definitely couldn't afford to go).

Wouldn't make a difference this year for me - only hollow part about it is how different this season is to any other thanks to COVID
Fair enough, I've been fortunate to grow up having a Dogs membership and live in the city, so watching us in finals has never been an issue for me. Was only 15 in the 2016 flag so it helps having your ticket purchased for you!
 

Sentinel

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Yep me to but I really cannot see us doing it this season. Win one final would the best we can do. Our bottom 6 are just not good enough this season. English and Naughton are still developing plus Bruce has been a major let down. Next season be really disappointed if we are not top 4 and challenging.
That's not very Optimistic, Dog (but maybe realistic)
 

Kennel Master

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Yep me to but I really cannot see us doing it this season. Win one final would the best we can do. Our bottom 6 are just not good enough this season. English and Naughton are still developing plus Bruce has been a major let down. Next season be really disappointed if we are not top 4 and challenging.
Is it just me but I think Bruce's form has been on the up over the last few games.
He has started clunking some marks. Still needs to kick better certainly.
I think using him in the ruck has freed his mind up a bit.
I'm expecting him to become important over the next few weeks.
It helps having Naughton there and they are becoming better together.
I sometimes see Tom Boyd when I see Bruce. The thick black hair, #17, big body.
Let's hope he has a breakout finals series like Tom did.
Just call me Optimistic Kennel Master!!

KM
 

Dogsman16

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Is it just me but I think Bruce's form has been on the up over the last few games.
He has started clunking some marks. Still needs to kick better certainly.
I think using him in the ruck has freed his mind up a bit.
I'm expecting him to become important over the next few weeks.
It helps having Naughton there and they are becoming better together.
I sometimes see Tom Boyd when I see Bruce. The thick black hair, #17, big body.
Let's hope he has a breakout finals series like Tom did.
Just call me Optimistic Kennel Master!!

KM
He's been better past 2 weeks. Certainly is starting to take 2-3 strong contested marks per game.

All he has to do this year is be physical, take those 2-3 big marks per game and obviously cut the 2-3 mistakes out. Next year is his aim is to lose 3-4 kg's. You would presume either a 2nd ruck will come in or Bev will at least trial Naught/Bruce/JUH so he was to be mobile.
 

House_of_Dahl

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So the way I see it, these are the results that we should be cheering for on the weekend

Eagles to beat Kangaroos
St Kilda to beat GWS
Essendon to beat Dees (I'm about to throw up)
Crows to beat Tigers
Swans to beat the Cats
Dogs to beat Dockers
Port to beat Pies
Think I'd prefer to play GWS in the first final if that's possible.
 

perro_loco

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Is it just me but I think Bruce's form has been on the up over the last few games.
He has started clunking some marks. Still needs to kick better certainly.
I think using him in the ruck has freed his mind up a bit.
I'm expecting him to become important over the next few weeks.
It helps having Naughton there and they are becoming better together.
I sometimes see Tom Boyd when I see Bruce. The thick black hair, #17, big body.
Let's hope he has a breakout finals series like Tom did.
Just call me Optimistic Kennel Master!!

KM
Nice post. I think old Bruzzeee may surprise us, come finals.
 

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bobs head soup

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If all the favourites win this round, we end up meeting StKilda in the finals. That's best case scenario for mine.

Problem is there always seems to be an upset or two in the final round 🤔
 

MYOB

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So the way I see it, these are the results that we should be cheering for on the weekend

Eagles to beat Kangaroos
St Kilda to beat GWS
Essendon to beat Dees (I'm about to throw up)
Crows to beat Tigers
Swans to beat the Cats
Dogs to beat Dockers
Port to beat Pies
Eagles to beat Kangaroos - TICK
St Kilda to beat GWS
Essendon to beat Dees (I'm about to throw up)
Crows to beat Tigers
Swans to beat the Cats
Dogs to beat Dockers
Port to beat Pies
 

Cudi

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Got a feeling Pies will beat Port this week, meaning if we win we likely have to go to Perth.

Really hope we play the Saints if we get in.
 

cherrypie

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Honestly think playing West Coast is best case scenario for us. Collingwood and St Kilda match up well against us and the Eagles have been in pretty poor form.

Shuey and Jetta will probably be back for the first week of finals but McGovern, Kennedy, Yeo, Hutchings and Redden all seem unlikely.
 

bobs head soup

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A little off-topic, but talk of last Round draws being the perfect outcome make me reminisce about 1976 .

We played ladder leaders Carlton at Princes Park. A draw got them top spot and got us into the finals. The result? 15.17.107 v 15.17.107.
 

bullruckle81

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I’m trying to work out who I’m barracking for tonight.
So I’m thinking (as long as the bullies get it done on Sunday) if the Saints win tonight, we’ll play them. But if the saints lose, we’ll line up against the Pies? That’s correct isn’t it?
Which do you guys think would be better for us?
 

Optimistic Dog

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I’m trying to work out who I’m barracking for tonight.
So I’m thinking (as long as the bullies get it done on Sunday) if the Saints win tonight, we’ll play them. But if the saints lose, we’ll line up against the Pies? That’s correct isn’t it?
Which do you guys think would be better for us?
Yes would prefer to play saints this can happen with a draw or a win tonight by the saints a pies loss and bulldogs win.
 

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