Agree to most of that. Last year I feel the "premiership favourites" tag was justifiable as we were the best H&A team & totally choked & copped our fair abuse on the chin from Collingwood fans.
This year is different we have been flogged by the pies & Giants early. Flogged by the cats & flogged by your mob!
The premiership favourites tag is an overall but you need to get to the big dance first & the degree of difficulty is 10 folds over what the pies will face regardless of #pieshaveinjuries.
I'm happy to be named favorites but it annoys me that the irritating pies fans continue to play down their lottery win including WC s**tting the bed against the hawks.
I see the pies having lot of familiarity of what the Tigers had in 2017 with everything just going right for them including luck when it counts.
Anyway time will tell. I feel If we win it this year it would be way more pleasing & successful than 2017 after fighting through heavy injuries, diversity & media writing us off before the bye.
Look on the bright side, If west coast never lost to hawthorn the cats might not have had the luxury of getting the Collingwood game out the way in the 1st week and avoiding them in the preliminary final. A cats win this week wouldn't surprise me at all, and if you do win it's into a prelim against a nervous Richmond with last year's prelim choke in the back of their mind, who you smashed earlier in the year at the same ground. Cats far from out of it.You really shouldn’t have just rolled over to hawthorn at home, it could’ve been you getting a bedtime story.
Liked: ummmm I’ll get back to ya.
Thinking outside the box... well I like NicNat, good to watch but I don’t like what he is about to do to us.
Learned: Richmond are far better than the rest.