I’m not fussed either way whether we make finals or not, for me it’s the way we play the rest of the season that’s most important. If we continue down the recent path of the last six weeks, it’s going to be positive for next season, but it also gives us a chance for finals this year by virtue of our fixture.
The next four probably determine this years fate. I think the media going on about 14 wins for finals is an exaggeration, history shows that not to be the case. Granted, the two bottom sides only have one win a piece, I think we can all agree they’re not one win a season teams. I think they’ll pick up more wins and be much more competitive. Look at the Bulldogs, a much improved outfit over the past few weeks despite their injury list. The GWS were cooked three weeks ago, yet sit in the 8 controlling their own fate. They did us a favour by beating hawthorn last night who have a much more comfortable fixture. So long as we beat the teams we should (Freo, GC, StK) and beat the teams around us Roos, Hawks, Port & Collingwood we will make it. If we can keep playing the way we have recently, we’re a big chance. It all rests on the next four though IMO.