Everyone looking for solutions to why the team is not as fluent as it could be, in reality needs to check injuries. Sure a team of 6-7 new players will take time to learn combinations, especially in the spine, but fact is....ANY team who continues to have 3-5 key players missing will struggle for cohesion. Considering the callibre of players who have been out, the effort has been commendable....with only 2 games against Cows & Dogs not really in it. Unfortunately this age factor the media critics jumped on prematurely back in 2010-2011, is now a genuine issue. I am simply looking forward to a stretch of 4-5 straight games at full strength as really believe the top team could rate up in the top 4....however if this chop/change from the first 10 rounds continues, will struggle to play finals footy, like any team would.