I like to think that Brisbane loss stung the fark out of these guys, because this performance was so far removed from that one, it's not funny.
It also makes those losses all the more baffling and frustrating, because this team IS good enough to be challenging for a spot in the four, but it won't make it because they've taken quarters and games off. Maybe that was a watershed moment in the development of this side.... I'll never get ahead of myself with a North game on the horizon because I've seen us blow our prosperity against that mob as much as anybody in the last 15 years.
This is our challenge going forward.... this side has form; now it has to learn how to bring it on a weekly basis, and start turning wins into streaks of wins. We haven't managed to get to a three win streak any time this year; it needs to happen this time.
I have to say.... it was pretty damn nice hearing Bruce gush all over us again and say stuff like "glamour side", "fun to watch", etc..... for a little while it felt like the good old days.