Funny. I thought we blew it in 2016 by losing the last game and finishing 7th which meant we missed a home Elim final.
Rest is history.....
Pretty sure by the time we played Freo we knew it didn't matter if we won or lost, we couldn't get a home final anyway. Yep, just checked the ladder and WC were already on 16 wins in 6th with a percentage of 130. 16 wins and 130 and they were sixth! What a weird year.
Problem we have is relying on other games now just to get in, plus this team doesn't look anywhere near as competent as that 2016 team. The latter was 15-6 going into the last round, and we'll be at best four wins behind that going into the hawks game.
But where there's still hope we can cling on to it I suppose. Whoever finishes fifth won't be in awesome form going into finals, and there's a chance it'll be at home anyway (if dees or pies slip to fifth). If it's not then it could be Freo or Brisbane, neither of whom are in awesome form.
I just wish our side was in better form, and had some level of competence defensively, as then maybe we'd all be a bit more positive about the potential outcomes.