3 interstate games in 4 weeks! Great fixturing by the AFL, real fan friendly stuff that. Still 2 more interstate games too (5 in 13, that’s a lot) with the last 2 (Tiges, Port away) games of the season promising to be a real downer for supporters.
Eagles, North, Pies, Suns away, Freo, Swans, Hawks Saints, Tiges, Port away.
From that schedule 3-4 wins (Suns, Freo, Hawks, Saints) at most. North might be gettable? Leaving the Dons with 8-10 wins for the year which is a poor return given the list and influx of quality recruits last trade period.
John knows with that number of wins 2018 will be a bust which ultimately reflects poorly on him. He’s become quite animated in the box. Wonder why? He’s either feeling the pressure and / or is “more” (emotionally) invested? Wonder whether he’s coaching for his future (as some have suggested) beyond 2018? One thing is certain … another season of promise has amounted to nothing and supporters keep asking themselves, when are things going to change!?