Lid On 2019: Eventually we will lose a game, see you back here then


#622

DEAD
CAT
BOUNCE


#623

First win of the season and we drop Francis and guelfi, 2 young guys, we bring in Myers and Brown in their place…these coaches


#624

Guelfi’s injured, long-term hamstring. Franscis’s omission and Myers’s inclusion are both mystifying.


#625

Guelfi’s not injured


#626

Pretty sure Francis is injured.


#627

Mutch has the long term injury


#628

Nope, he’s not


#629

2 wins on the trot, and all the feelings of fear, uncertainty and apprehension have been replaced by optimism and the joy of Tippa’s 7

Its only a matter of time before some club like Collingwood get hold of us and beat our mids on the back of ruck dominance and choke the living daylights out of our run by denying us possession .


#630

Well here we are. This is the fixture that so often makes us reassess what was a reasonable start to the year.

We were 2 and 2 going in to this game last year, only to lose this one by 49 points along with the next 3 after that.

Managed to beat Brisbane, North, and Melbourne so far this year. Some say we are improving, but perhaps our opposition is just getting worse. Well not this week.

History is against us. They’ve won 10 of the last 13 ANZAC Day matches.

Form is against us. They beat us twice last year. They are last years grand finalists and we couldn’t make the 8.

Timing is against us, as they got the extra days break.

So I’m just going to start putting the beer in the fridge, and setting up the foldaway chairs, and basically get ready for the influx of people back in to this thread.

The last 3 weeks have been enjoyable. We have demonstrated that we are as good as the end of last year. Now we get to see if we are better than that. Have we improved? Are we really a contender? Is this attacking brand of football worth anything when the going gets tough? Can our players hold their nerve if the game is a tight contest?

It’s lonely here for the time being. Quiet. But hey, it is good to be prepared.


#631

6 day break should be enough. They’ve had a whole preseason to prepare for the shorter breaks.

Losing this week won’t break our season.


#632

That’s very lid off of you Doza. You’re in the wrong thread.

Very amusing too @samwoods. I had a chuckle.


#633

When Sidebottom kicks his 5th from the goal square and we provide our annual Anzac Day garbage fest, you will all be back in here*

*Please win bombers


#634

Excellent title change, except you forgot to change the year as well.