OK so false dawn after false dawn we have finally arrived at a point where we can stand up and play with the big boys. There should not be any more doubt in the player’s minds that if they stick to the game plan they have the talent to go a long way.
Part of this is being ruthless when playing teams down the ladder. You need to build % to get into good positions on the upper rungs of the ladder.
In the next three weeks we play GWS, @#$%ton then Saints.
GWS has proven to be capable so far but injuries to key players like Mumford have opened them up.
After the dismal start to the season @#$%ton have been renewed under the interim coach. Can they keep this level up?
And the Saints still have those experienced players that can (albeit only now and then these days) produce winning performances.
If we don’t come switched on to play each game well then any of those teams can win. On top of that we will be favourite in each game and our track record when being favourite is complete opposite to our interstate winning record.
However now is the time to bring back that ruthless streak Richmond sides once had. The players are in form, and the team has the form to win all three games and to win all three by good size margins.
As I said we have seen some false dawns but I can see the players starting to actually believe in themselves individually and as a team.
Probably just as important I am starting to believe we can actually do it.
You know it makes sense.