The Impossible Dream - wakey, wakey! - will we finish 9,10, 11 or 12th? How will the finals unfold?... Ladder predictor in OP


#161

Can’t agree with Collingwood.
Still need to find 3 wins from this draw.

Yep, they’ll probably get them, but who knows ?
Lost 2 important team members in 2 weeks, and Melb have shown recently how fleeting form can be.

If/once we defeat them, they will feel the heat along with a lot of other sides.


#162

You could pencil them in against Lions and Fremantle.


#163

ftfy


#164

Is this the lid off thread??? You optimistic punks are getting me excited.


#165


#166

Are you not entertained?


#167

Fair point


#168

I feel no shame in quoting myself.


#169

no upsets except the ones happened last weekend and the ones that old mates reckons we’ll inflict on Sydney, Richmond and Port…

Pretty laughable…


#170

I think we will win all the way up to the Richmond game.

Then I think we will need to win 1/2 after that against Richmond or Port away.


#171

If we win all the way up until Richmond, we wont need to win either against Richmond or Port. That’ll be 13 wins and enough.

*but importantly, we’re probably not gonna win every game until Richmond…


#172

If I’m reading you correctly, you’re saying we will win all the way up until Richmond.

I feel a lot better now.


#173

Turns out you’re not reading me correctly.


#174

That’s the way I read it.


#175

I think we can all see what he’s saying.


#176

If we come into finals 6-2 or better we’d be in better form to win a final than last year. I thought we’d be pushing for top 4 but inconsistency would cost us. So to make finals from here would be where I thought we’re at. Would be even more bullish on winning a final if Zaka, Parish, Gleeson and Daniher were challenging selection.
I think a few teams will create a Steven Bradbury moment for us. Only Richmond, Sydney and Port are locks.


#177

And we play all of them on the run home with at least one win a necessity.


#178

Richmond and Port could rest players if it doesn’t affect their position. Sydney and Collingwood are games to win and show final credentials.


#179

How can you do a Predictor and possibly account for St.Kilda to def. Melb, or WB to roll Gee ?

Obviously, there are some slight upsets in my Predictor such as Adelaide to def. WC, which incidentally I was off by 1 point in guessing the exact score (no really, go check the OP Rd.15 non-Ess games), but you can’t account for wild upsets like last week.

I think it was inferred that having us down for every win was more an exercise to see where we could finish, rather than me believing 15 wins was realistic.Just having a bit of fun.
Of course you will always get wet blankets like choppsuey I guess.

Maybe, maybe, right now, at this present time (am I being clear enough?) we are the 2nd best side.
Coll, Syd, Haw all those sides are in trouble with our current form and personnel, maybe even Port.


#180

You’re saying leave the last weekend in September free.
I hear you.