Nor me, 😝 But 4 sleeps to reality.Well, ... at least Seib's first team list Tuesday hasn't made me change my vote ..
Biggest thing I am looking for is how easily the opposition make meters and how easily they score tries. If they have to work hard to score and because of weight of possession thanks to dubious refs then ok but if we give anything easily like the 3 vs the rorters in the trial then it'll be a concern.im still not sold on the new structures
most structure is from the spine and they were all different in the trials and will be all different on saturday
defence and enthusiasm were up but youth can do that.so can competition, maturing of the young guys and the new coaches of course. but when we leak it still a torrent
we were still compressed in defence. most teams are. we played well when the other team gave us ball and looked poor when they stopped
our props didnt dent the line too much but backowers went good
kicking game wasnt flash but the kickers will be different
our depth did look good with a few logjams in the making around the halves and backrow
just getting back to footy. it was a trial, 3 days to see whats really changed
we will improve with depth, youth, attitude and enthusiasm
but to improve into top 6 we need new game management, forward thrust and tom more as a decoy. all still unknown. with schuster out all eyes will be on TOM.......again
yeah the team itself knows its identity and its own metal.Biggest thing I am looking for is how easily the opposition make meters and how easily they score tries. If they have to work hard to score and because of weight of possession thanks to dubious refs then ok but if we give anything easily like the 3 vs the rorters in the trial then it'll be a concern.
You optimists are a pushy bunch. But winning our first rd1 match in 10 years is a big deal so i changed my vote.
Even a loss won’t make me pessimistic, I just see a total turnaround , from all levels , and even if we don’t pay finals ( and I think we might) it’s just a much much better vibe.Would need to really dig hard to be pessimistic atm..
Optimism pulse 5th March ...
26/10/22 .. optimistic 92.6%
09/11/22 .. optimistic 91.7%
29/11/22 .. optimistic 84.9% .. 152 votes
12/12/22 .. optimistic 83.5% .. 158 votes
01/01/23 .. optimistic 82.9% .. 170 votes
16/01/23 .. optimistic 82.7% .. 173 voters
01/02/23 .. optimistic 82.1% .. 184 voters
19/02/23 .. optimistic 82.3% .. 192 voters
05/03/23 .. optimistic 85.3% .. 197 voters
There has been a small increase in optimism following our first game and win ...
The louder the noise Mark - the more "We are back"The haters are still going to hate , they are gloomy bastards who prefer it when we are losing and they can bitch and moan.