Well, I've got to say, I certainly wasn't impressed with their win over Melbourne.
Yes I thought they played bloody good football for most of the game, against witches hats, but Footscray were friggin abysmal in the 3rd quarter.
Kicking two points in a quarter of football, whilst letting your opposition (Melbourne FFS) .. score 5 goals, certainly isn't going to cut it come finals time.
They were running rings around Melbourne in the first half, and then just shut down completely for a quarter, and didn't even look to be trying.
If I was the Footscray coach, I would have been absolutely ropeable come 3/4 time.
The club hasn't won a game of note since 1954 ......... and that was the one and only game of note they have ever won in their 90 year existence ... yet the bandwagon is growing in voice, and the coach is starting to talk them up.
Perhaps instead of patting themselves on the back for beating Melbourne by a hunge, the players and staff should just sit down during the week and watch a replay of the third quarter, and just the 3rd quarter .... to see for themselves just how far off the mark they are ..... from being a good side.
They should have won that game by 150 at least.
I doubt that they will focus on that 3rd quarter though, cause like most sides who "just get by" over the years, they will be happy enough with the win.
So I reckon it will be a very short finals series for the Dogs this year, and a very rude awakening for them, as "coasters" tend to get caught out when the blowtorch gets pointed in their direction, and I reckon, that's probably what they deserve after what I saw yesterday.