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It wouldn't surprise me if....

At this time of the year expectations are often high...even during our poor seasons we usually started off with hope that the coming year would be better.
This year the expectations will be pretty high. Finals is probably the 'lowest' the bar is set and maybe, just maybe we'll go all the way.

This thread is a bit of a no-judgement thread. We may have something in the back of our mind that we think is probably unlikely but "it wouldn't surprise us" if it did happen.
It can be an individual player, coach, team or club thought.
It can be as wild as you like, (funny as you like), improbable as you like, good or bad.

So to kick it off...
I didn't watch a lot of VFL last year but in the games I did see, one player struck me as having little impact, having few possessions and looking a bit out of his depth....but this guy was an 'almost' player.
That spectacular marking attempt 'almost' came off. If only he hadn't taken that extra step, if only he'd given off the ball a little earlier, if only he hadn't fumbled.
It will be interesting to see if some of these things have improved over the off-season and they do start to come off.
If they do.....

It wouldn't surprise me if Dom Akuei plays senior football this year.

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It wouldn't surprise me if we have 10 on the injury list after round 5.

You just know the names!!!!

Geez I hope I'm wrong  O0  O0


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It wouldn't surprise me if Dom Akuei plays senior football this year.

It wouldn't surprise me if you're right  :)
“Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?”  Oddball

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It wouldn't surprise me if we start 0-3.
2012 HAPPENED!!!!!!!

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It wouldn't surprise me if at least one of McGovern or Marchbank are injured and miss a large chunk of the season...again.

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It wouldn't surprise me if we were 9 /0 up and get beaten in a close one in Round 10........and this site goes ballistic!!

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I was hoping for more optimistic 'surprises'. ;D
But deep down...I knew. ;)
We're a pessimistic lot. :D
20 years in the wilderness will do that to you....and at this time of year injuries will always get the main focus.
Good news stories take a back seat.

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It wouldn't surprise me if at least one of McGovern or Marchbank are injured

SEN are saying McGovern has a back issue. Corey Durdin has injured his calf.
2012 HAPPENED!!!!!!!

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SEN are saying McGovern has a back issue. Corey Durdin has injured his calf.
Fantastic.
2017-16th
2018-Wooden Spoon
2019-16th
2020-dare to dream? 11th is better than last I suppose
2021-Pi$$ or get off the pot
2022- Real Deal or more of the same? 0.6%
2023- "Raise the Standard" - M. Voss Another year wasted Bar Set
2024-Back to the drawing boardNo excuses, its time

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It wouldn't surprise me if Brodie Kemp cements a place in the 22 this season.

His cameos last season were pretty good under difficult circumstances and he's had an uninterrupted build up to the season.  It will probably depend on whether he can show the marking prowess that made him a standout as a junior.  If so, his step, acceleration and delivery could be just what our defence needs.
“Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?”  Oddball

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SEN are saying McGovern has a back issue. Corey Durdin has injured his calf.
Not sure which is worse, but I suspect Gov being out is a bit of a hit to forward planning.

It's disappointing news, but what disturbs me more is that some "alleged Carlton fans" calling / commenting on radio seemed happy about it, with Motlop and SoJ assured a starting slot!

It wouldn't surprise me if Cincotta starts Rnd 1.
The Force Awakens!

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Early days but if he misses another large chunk of the season then he'll be extremely lucky to survive the cut come the end of the year. He showed how important he can be in the first few games last year and the last few.....but has barely been able to get out there in his time with us and at some point you have to cut your losses.

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It wouldn't surprise me if Brodie Kemp cements a place in the 22 this season.

His cameos last season were pretty good under difficult circumstances and he's had an uninterrupted build up to the season.  It will probably depend on whether he can show the marking prowess that made him a standout as a junior.  If so, his step, acceleration and delivery could be just what our defence needs.

Looked like a 'beast' in a pic I saw earlier today.

But they all look like beasts at this time of year, all bulked up....it's 'puppy' muscle. :D

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It wouldn't surprise me if at least one of McGovern or Marchbank are injured and miss a large chunk of the season...again.
More of a given, you add can add Martin to that list....

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I'll be surprised if Hollands isnt in the team rnd 1 and both he and Lachie Cowan are not regulars by seasons end...