nothing is a pity when it comes to norf being outed. plus geelong would belt them, norf suck outside the etihad. geelong are looking incredibly dangerous and will at least make a prelim no matter what, firing at the right time. 2nd best team on form right now.
Geelong would beat North but they'd be more competitive in Melbourne against the Cats then against the Eagles.
I fancy Geelong for the finals I really do. Like you said, they're on form right now and they've got the big game experience. Their big guns are back too. We'd have to them play them if we both win next week, which you'd expect. Geelong are a lock. We've got to play very well to win our match but the only team I really don't want to play is Geelong. I put £20 on them @ 12/1 during the first quarter of our match last month. That's looking very possible right now. Collingwood have been up & down, winning in Sydney, losing badly against North. Sydney have lost their last two and the MCG doesn't favour them, the Crows or West Coast.
Personally I can't wait for the Crows/Swans match next week. It'll be super competitive in Adelaide and having beaten Sydney over there too in a tight contest it should be an absolute cracker.