5 to play and the race for the 8 is getting tighter and tighter. We are currently 6 wins and 6 losses or 24 points. We are out of the 8 by 1 game and percentage but we have 1 game in hand. As supporters, we will be keeping a close eye on not only our performances but those in the mix for the 8. Currently those other teams are:
- St Kilda – 32 points. Probable safe
- Collingwood – 30 points. Draw gives them an edge but are playing ordinary footy
- Western Bulldogs – 28 points
- Essendon – 26 points
- Melbourne – 24 points
- GWS – 24 points
- Freo – 20 points
Here are each teams last 5 rounds:
St.Kilda look safe unless the wheels really fall off. Collingwood is at risk of missing, being a game down and having to play the top 2 teams. WB isnt poised much better. Essendon has a nightmare run of 3 in its last 4 and are a game down with the points from their Hawthorn encounter already added. Melbourne has an ok run home but are up and down. GWS have a tight run and Freo are rough outsiders.
Who to watch this weekend and when:
Friday 7.50pm: WB vs Geelong
Saturday 4.35: Freo vs Giants
Saturday 7.40pm: Melb vs St Kilda
Sunday 3.35: Carlton vs Collingwood.