Hogan has hardly had an impact all year and Melbourne are where they are.
As someone said, it’s Melbournes spot to lose. 3 very winnable games at the MCG, compared to the relatively hard run of the Bulldogs and West Coast, and our finish against the smoking hot top team and a tricky little game up on the Gold Coast.
I might be pessimistic, but my view of Saturday night is minimising the damage, hoping we don’t lose too much percentage. We’ve had a pretty good run with injuries so far this season, but we’ve been hit hard this week, and playing the Crows really isn’t ideal.
In the end, if we miss, we only have ourselves to blame (losses vs Sydney and Brisbane).