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They never should have lost that match against Geelong either. They were about six goals up IIRC.Don't agree, they have won more than lost against top 8 teams, including 2 wins against Melbourne.
Their only losses against top 4 teams were a 13 point loss to Geelong and a 7 point loss to Brisbane in Brisbane.
I don't know how they'll go in finals but they are a decent team who will be competitive.
Bevo has played this like the mastermind he is. Been playing such a poor defensive system that no clubs fear us and take us for granted. At training we have perfected our man on man defence that we will slowly switch to.
Bevo has been playing possum all year and we will go all the way. Other teams will not know what hits them.
unfortunateky he struggle wth maths so got a little mixed up on how many wins required.
Alternative he is now just a poor coach who has only been good when surrounded by good assistants.
McRae said they took De Goey up thinking he might come good, so I think it’s likely he’ll play.What a big turnaround in the Blues favour Cripps In when he was out and De Goey out if he does not get up. That is probably 3 to 4 goals advantage to the blues.
So a Perth first final, an MCG 2nd final, a Prelim in Sydney and an MCG GF!!!About to go full nuffy here , who ever finishes 8th has an easy run into a prelim. Freo then Collingwood and if Sydney beats Melbourne week 1 play swans in the prelim
Update Tuesday afternoon based on current lines:
Why does that matter they will still be 4 points ahead.Update Tuesday afternoon based on current lines:
Brisbane win by 2
Freo by 15
GCS by 20
Geelong by 58
Richmond by 23
Port by 19
Bulldogs by 16
Carlton by 1
Sydney by 18
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Bookies have Carlton as a very slight favourite but the more interesting thing is our expected winning margin (16) less Carlton's expected winning margin (1) equals 15.
Assuming we win by the expected score (90-74) and Carlton win by the expected score (83-82), the final percentages will be:
I thought the same thing, however Cripps, Walsh, Docherty and Setterfield did a solid job against Melbournes midfield by winning the clearances (even though we got smashed in the hit outs).Kennedy, Hewitt, Williams and Cerra all missing for Carlton. Their midfield has no depth.
Why does that matter they will still be 4 points ahead.
It matters if Collingwood win by 1 point and we win by 14. A combination of a 15 point differential, in addition to the Dogs and Pies winning, will result in us jumping into the top eight.
Correction to my post above - in the extremely unlikely but still possible scenario that we tie points and %, Carlton get in based on H2H record over us (rather than total points for which I stated above). The odds of it occuring are astronomical anyway but just in case..Yes, there are possibilities, although unlikely and irrelevant.
For example, if our score is 109 - 97 and Carlton's score is 79 - 83. Our for and against would be 1995 - 1845 (108.1300813...%) and Carlton's would be 1862 - 1722 (also 108.1300813...%).
If this were to be the case though, I believe 3rd order of precedence is total points for, in which case we'd be ahead. There's obviously no real possibility of Carlton making up that extra 130 points and losing.