This round I find myself in a very strange place.
It’s a place I haven’t been to for years. Well, since 2007 anyway.
That was the last time the Dragons didn’t make the finals. That season was worse than 2012 – we were in the top eight just once (after round one) and even spent two straight weeks in last place. And I knew a least a month out from the finals that we wouldn’t be there.
As far as 2012 is concerned, this is the first round where I’ll be watching my side playing knowing that there’s no finals in their future.
Sure, there is a mathematical chance the Dragons will be there but that’s only if we win all our games by big margins and other teams above us lose once or twice in the last three weeks. As much as I try to remain optimistic about such things, I find it too hard to convince myself that this is possible.
Especially when, a week or so ago, we were in charge of our own destiny and we blew it with a loss to the Roosters.
Taking this view is also a way of preparing myself for the end of the season. This way, I already know that round 26 is the end of the year for me and footy and I can grow used to that (yes, I know that sounds melodramatic but other footy fans will understand the sadness that comes with bidding farewell to your team for another season).
Were we to be in with a shot of the finals going into the last round I reckon it’d be a major bummer for us to botch things.
All that doesn’t mean that I won’t care whether we win or loss this Monday. I’m still as excited as always to see them play in the hated Monday night football. Will still be riding the emotional rollercoaster that is the Dragons’ on-field efforts in 2012.
And I’ll be hoping plenty of the as yet tryless Dragons players get across the stripe, if only to avoid the dreaded end of season nudie run.
Serving as an indicator of the Dragons attacking woes this season, we’ve got 12 tryless Dragons facing the threat of sprinting across the WIN Stadium grass starkers.
Top of the list is Dead Young who hasn’t scored in 20 games. Others with plenty of games but no meat pies are Jack De Belin with 16 and Jeremy Latimore on 14.
The rest of the players in question are Leeson Ah Mau (eight games), Chase Stanley (eight), Josh Miller (six), Cameron King (five), Nathan Green (five), Will Matthews (three), David Gower (two), Atelea Vea (two) and Jack Stockwell (two).
Unless we can improve our attacking record quickly, then there will be an awful lot of nudity at WIN Stadium in a few weeks.
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