Two years ago
Ladder after Round 9 (11/12/2017):
#1 Perth 10-3
Go 3-6 rest of Dec and most of Jan, no replacement for Knight/Cooke Jr.
Ladder after Round 15 (21/01/2018):
#4 Perth 13-9
Damage done - home court advantage gone.
After Round 8 (10/12/2018):
#1 Perth 11-2
Gone 0-4 since, no replacement for White or third import.
After Round 10 (23/12/2018):
#3 Perth 11-6
It's happening again, even the dates line up. If nothing is done for a second season in a row then you are all being treated as fools Red Army.
Still early I know but if they sat on their hands last season who's to say the plan isn't to cheap out again.