- Dec 2, 2013
- AFL Club
- Brisbane Lions
Ummm yes? Teams have off days. The reality of best of 1 series is the winning team is not always the better teams.Well if you can't get over the third best team on your home ground when it matters, you're evidently not the best team - are you?
All the above nonsense you spelled out there just shows me that you have derived great benefit from finals being arbitrarily played at your home ground.
Pomposity.What makes Richmond better then their contenders is the fact they've won a premiership.
We've seen this with GWS in the Grand Final last year, arm wrestle in the first quarter, but once they dropped a few goals, serious doubt begin to creep in. Whilst Richmond wouldn't have the same doubt, they've won a premiership before. This is what makes teams that have won a premierhsip before more appealing.
This is why many highly rate West Coast, theyve done it before. The ideology is, if you make top 4 and won a premiership before, the pathway is easier the next time.
What I will say is, when a top team like Richmond face anyone in a final, that opponent has a really high intensity for a quarter and a bit. Higher than usual, they are the underdog. If Richmond are marginally off in intensity, they're gone.
If that intensity results in scoreboard pressure, that team can run away with the game and beat Richmond. If the Tigers can control that pressure and ride through to the second half, serious doubts begin to mount and the contender deteriorates into a pretender.
Brisbane are so ordinary. They’ll lose to Richmond week one and wouldn’t be surprised to see them straight sets if they come against pies or west coastBrisbane vs Richmond in my view.
Sorry Port fans but like Brisbane last year the current group might need to play a couple of finals first before winning a flag.
This.Brissy will have a "coming of age" game at some point and get over a big team in a final
I honestly don’t rate them. Lucky to beat so many average sides including Kangas. I still this they are a year or 2 away. Then again this might be bumped when they win the flag in a month hahaThis.
The last 2 times they've played us, last years QF and earlier this season, they've been all over us early, but failed to convert their opportunities. When they have a day when they convert early, they'll do a job.
It's a mental hurdle. Once they jump it, they're away. The talent is there.
Of course, being a young team mostly playing at home so far, they could bomb - but I think they would have learnt from last year.Brisbane are so ordinary. They’ll lose to Richmond week one and wouldn’t be surprised to see them straight sets if they come against pies or west coast