Bump for finals series starting on Friday night....
The final ladder for the those not paying a heap of attention to the competition...
WEST COAST EAGLES
That means week 1 of the finals play out as
GEELONG VS HAWTHORN: Friday night MCG
COLLINGWOOD VS W.C.E: Sat afternoon MCG
St. KILDA VS SYDNEY: Sat night Etihad Stadium
CARLTON VS ESSENDON: Sunday MCG
The winners of the first two games go straight though to the preliminary finals (Last 4). The losers of those games play the winners of the elimination games in the semi-finals, were the competition becomes a straight knockout.
I am also happy we are scheduled to play Carlton if results go to plan rather then St.Kilda if we lose in the first round, since IMO St.K are a far dangerous proposition then Carlton.
Also, I think Ratten gets the sack if he loses vs Essendon on Sunday.
From my teams perspective (West Coast Eagles). I am amazingly happy with the season since we were expected to finish around 14th of 17 according to most. Our new forward line is amazing and we have by far the best ruck duo in the competition in Natanui and Cox. If only we still had a firing Ben Cousins and Chris Judd
The market has Collingwood odds on to win the title, but I honestly like the field vs them betting wise, especially since most bookies have it as a 3 horse race (Coll, Gee and Haw) Coll are guaranteed a tough prelim against either Gee, Haw or St.K rather then either the Eagles or Carlton.