THINGS have changed, but remain the same.
That’s the feeling circling Nirranda Recreation Reserve in 2017.
While players have moved on after last season’s drought-breaking premiership win, many loyal sons remain committed to the cause of going back-to-back.
Key forward Gary Robinson is still at the club, and the Blues have added established Hampden spearhead Robbie Gregg to their ranks to throw in more firepower.
Co-coach Shane Threlfall is confident the Blues can crack the competition’s top three.
“We’re really pleased with our recruiting. We’ve lost some, but replaced them with some really strong players,” he said.
“The guys we’ve brought in use the ball really well and have injected a good level of skill to our side.
“We’re aiming to play finals and if things fall our way we’re hoping for a top three finish.
“We understand other clubs have recruited well but we want to be competitive in every game we play.”
Threlfall admitted the side was buoyed by added class through the midfield last year and looked to add more in the off-season.