Prediction is just footy tipping and we know how that turns out…
But it was informative to look at the favoured results last week and show just how hard they could make it for us to get there, looking at 14 wins in some seemingly realistic scenarios just to make the 8, and even then perhaps not.
Yet after just one week, while we are still in 12th place, we’ve gone from 2 wins and percentage (effectively 3 wins) out of the 8, to one win and percentage (having gained 6% on the Roos), thanks to 3 or 4 upsets.
If we have a week of extreme upsets (and I mean extreme - but not all time record - upsets) we could be as high as 7th next week.
So in reality the predictor is really a measure of showing how close to reality the dream is.
But in reality we don’t know what reality is until it happens.