You may spin Geelong’s plight each methods when referring to historical past however Chris Scott will not get misplaced prior to now after a third-straight defeat to start the Cats’ AFL title defence.
Geelong had been humbled by Gold Coast on Sunday, Fremantle’s win later that night time leaving them as the one winless staff after three rounds.
It has been six years for the reason that Cats misplaced three-straight video games and virtually 50 years since a premiership facet has began so poorly.
However in 1976 North Melbourne recovered from the identical gradual begin to make the ultimate, then received the flag once more the subsequent yr.
Geelong received 16 video games in a row to storm to the 2022 title and Scott is staying calm regardless of losses to Collingwood, Carlton after which the Suns, who had been additionally 0-2.
Even making finals from this place has been robust in latest seasons, Sydney (2017) and GWS (2021) two outliers.
However Scott is not panicking.
“It relies upon, once you toss three heads, if you happen to suppose a tails have to be subsequent,” he mentioned of their predicament.
“We might choose to have a look at it when it comes to ensuring we get the subsequent bit proper.
“We might spend an entire lot of time fascinated with what it means and referring again to final yr, which I get why folks do, however it will be a mistake for us to do it.
“I will not be defensive if anybody says it isn’t the perfect begin to the season.”
Scott mentioned “apparent” points included Tom Hawkins’ gradual begin to the season after damage and the absence of another A-listers, however admitted their work across the stoppages and type of others had been head-scratchers.
And he mentioned “the times are gone of getting a foul day however scraping by way of”.
“At the least after I watch footy on TV; I do not watch anybody and suppose, ‘Geez, they don’t seem to be a lot good’.”
Regardless of an additional sport making it a 23-round season, it leaves them with little room for error forward of a date with Hawthorn subsequent Monday.
“The competitors being actually shut is daunting in a manner as a result of each week you suppose you have to be on simply to win,” he mentioned.
“However if you happen to’re ok try to be in each sport as properly.
“I can by no means inform three or 4 rounds into any yr who the perfect groups are. It takes time.
“I get it, if you happen to fall too far behind it means you have to win extra video games in much less time, however additionally it is true if you happen to win a variety of video games in a row late, good issues can occur.”
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