Interesting. But I suppose I didn’t really mean to get into the nitty gritty. Even if we win a premiership this year, I’m sure there will be things I would have thought could have been done better, and I assume you’re the same! But I meant more, the general philosophy which the club appears to have implemented of going for finals ASAP, rather than focusing on development. Is there a ladder outcome you would think, the club was right to do that?
I suppose for me, the two elements will be how I think we’re tracking for 2018 & 2019, and if I think the run hurt us, and the experience of finals. As I’ve harped on elsewhere, the team is still very inexperienced, if not always young. So getting more games under our belts, especially multiple finals (including a final’s win), would IMO be a big thing for our development. I’m not sure, but I suspect other than Goddard and Kelly we probably don’t have a single other player who is familiar with winning a final. So I do see that as an important development step. I also see it as potentially important in luring player(s) to us, that they think we’re on the way up.
But that’s me. I was curious over you.