Funny thing is that I reckon there’s a good chance that finishing 8th will be better than 7th.
If next week : Port beat Bulldogs, Adelaide beat Sydney
If Rd 23 : Port beat GC (Adelaide Oval), Sydney beat Carlton (SCG)
This scenario will have Port finish 5th and Sydney 6th.
After watching this weekend, I would prefer to cop Port in Adelaide in the first final as opposed to Sydney in Sydney.
So unless Melbourne drop both games, the best we can finish is 8th, which I would prefer if the above scenario plays out.