The Eagles have been on a roller coaster ride throughout the 2014 season, but they look as if they are hitting form at the right time.
After looking like a top three side for the majority of the season, a late season slump put the Eagles on the verge of missing the finals, but a big win over West Adelaide in the final round secured fifth spot on the ladder.
Despite having to rely on other results to go their way, Michael Godden was pleased with the performance of his players to step up when it counted.
“There is always pressure and especially this time of year and I guess one of the major problems that we had was one of the games was being played that we didn’t have control over.
“So we just had to look after ourselves and that’s what we did and luckily the other game fell our way,” said Godden.
In a good sign for Eagles fans, Michael Wundke looks like he could tear the finals series apart after bagging eight goals on the weekend to win the Ken Farmer Medal.
The Eagles coach said that Wundke has added a lot to the Eagles this year both on and off the field.
“He is a great man and he has been a great addition to our footy club and I’m looking forward to seeing him out on Adelaide Oval kicking another bag hopefully,” said Godden.
He also said that while he and his coaching staff have had to change a number of things over the second half of the season, he believes that they are peaking at the right time.
“A lot of teams changed a lot of things that they did against us, so we had to go back to the drawing board and look at a lot of things.
“The curb is on the up and we are getting players back, we are fully fit and we couldn’t be in a better place,” said the Eagles mentor.
If the Eagles can get past the in form Panthers in the first week of the finals, they could very well win the whole thing.
Written by: Joe Schwab @Meadowswidget