It might surprise some people that I grew up an Essendon fan. But I was raised in St Albans and West Footscray was on our train line. It took a while but at age 18 the weight of the West prevailed. I hold out strong hopes for the Dogs. I can see that, for Brendan McCartney, 2013 is the second year of his nine-year plan. At least that's my 2020 vision.