Glass half full time – why the Tiger season is still alive!

10 cast iron, guaranteed, put-the-farm-on-it, no worries, she’ll be right, trust me, bona fide, walk up start, lay down misere reasons the Tigers aren’t gone yet for season 2016

  • Yes, we lost a final last year, but so did every other team in the 2015 finals, including Hawthorn. So, our recent finals performance, technically, could be said to be equal to that of the reigning Premier, runner up and 5 other teams!
  • We have a good recent record against West Coast in Perth. (Although that in part was caused by our ruckman belting and knocking out Dean Cox).
  • We are only a game outside the 8 currently!
  • Let’s be honest, it’s not unheard of for a team to make the finals then be removed by the AFL. (which we will call ‘hoping for a Bradbury’)
  • We usually don’t wake up and start playing until the newspapers write the Run to the Finals fixtures with about 6 rounds to go and doing calculations as to what each team needs to do to make the 8.
  • It’s just round 3.
  • We’ve played two very strong sides already in the first 2 rounds in Carlton and the Pies, both giants of the AFL who have, let’s not forget, won 31 of the 120 GFs played, so statistically are very very good teams I would say!.
  • We still play the Dons twice
  • Our ‘home’ game last week against Adelaide at Etihad instead of the G meant the Crows didn’t have to travel as far as usual.



Actually, that’s it. Only 9 and that was a stretch.

About Sean Curtain

"He was born with a gift of laughter, and a sense that the world was mad". First line of 'Scaramouche' by Sabatini, always liked that.


  1. My sentiments too Sean. The tigers are a bit like an under ten side…. It takes them a couple of quarters to wake up.

    It could be wishful thinking, but im hoping the best is yet to come.

  2. Indeed Sean, thank you for remaining grounded in facts and raw statistics while many “experts” put their faith in vague crystal ball thinking more suited to stock market predictions rather than AFL.

    I would also like to add the following as further fuel for the bulwark of positivity drivingsupport for the Tigers in season 2016.

    Jimmy Jess used to play for us.
    Craig Starcevich never played for us
    Farren Ray is unlikely to play for us
    We have enlisted the assistance of a “Self Styled Sports Scientist” (I’ve looked at this from every angle and can’t see a downside).
    Our theme song is still by far the best in the League
    Freo will never sing our theme song
    We have a star midfielder who is grounded, centred, intelligent, a natural mentor, almost fluent in one language and has several tattoos with minimal spelling errors.
    Our cheer squad always politely leave wet paint signs when they tag the side of a bus stop.
    For a coach with that name and those initials he has gotten away with a family friendly nickname

  3. Accurate first half.

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