It’s all downhill from here…
The big game brought a big comeback and a threw the whole Premiership race open… well open for two teams at least.
At least this weekend we get back to 8 games. The split round might be nice for players resting injuries, but it is bloody boring for the fans.
With 9 rounds to go and a theoretical 12 Games plus percentage to make the finals, it means “theoretically” everyone can make it. But in theory winning 6 out of your last 9 would be doing pretty good (that return would average 14 wins in a season). That means all those teams with less than 6 wins now really would need to pull something out of the box to make it from here. This means it is probably down to 9 teams to decide the top 8, but I’ll give Essendon another week because their percentage is much better than North’s.
Either way, I don’t see there being much excitement in Round 22 to see who makes the finals – it’ll all be about where the sides within the 8 finish.