I like pretty much all of us thought we farked ourselves with the Brisbane loss. But maybe, just maybe it was a huge wakeup call. The Sydney loss was from a terrible last couple of mins due to fatigue, but after that loss I really thought we had arrived. To almost beat a red hot Sydney at the SCG in the wet was the huge test, and I thought we would cop a flogging. But we came at them bravely in the 3rd quarter and should have pinched the win.
Our contested ball and clearance work has been my biggest worry since the start of the year. But we have improved this area dramatically since the bye. I also think our book ends are the best in the comp.
But the huge glaringly obvious problem like many other teams around our mark is consistency. Is this because we get ahead of ourselves against lower teams? Or more that we run out of legs? I really don't know to be honest. Probably a combination of the too.
Our best is easily good enough to do it, but I think we will loose 2 games on the run home. Leaving our finials aspirations in the hands of the other teams.