For Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley, there's no "doom and gloom".
His AFL premiership fancies fell last weekend to another contender, the Western Bulldogs.
That Power loss followed defeats to likely finalists West Coast and Brisbane earlier this season.
Some believe the losses put a question mark over the credentials of Port - but not Hinkley, whose side sit in fifth spot ahead of Sunday's clash against Collingwood at the MCG.
""We can either be doom and gloom ... or we can be quite positive about where we are," Hinkley told reporters on Saturday.
"We're six (wins) and three (losses).
"There are three times when we would have liked to have been better, but there are six times when we are doing it pretty well.
"I'd like to stick with being quite positive over what we have done over a good period of time.
"We have really clear and accurate information against the better teams and what they have been able to do to us.
"(But) there would be plenty of teams that would be happy to be in our position."
Despite Collingwood's woes - they are 16th with just two wins and there's growing speculation about Nathan Buckley's future as coach - Hinkley remained wary of Sunday's opponent.
The Power mentor had warned his players of Collingwood's desire to turn the fixture into a defensive scrap.
"They are very good at it," Hinkley said.
"There are times when you are going to need to be patient, you are going to need to be in the war, keep firing.
"And there will be other times when, hopefully, the ground opens up.
"It is the MCG, it is a nice big ground and it will give us some chances to have a look - as it will (for Collingwood) if we are not on our game defensively."
The Pies have been strengthened by the return from injury of midfielder Taylor Adams and Jordan Roughead, with Jack Madgen, Mark Keane and Oliver Henry all dropped.
Port summoned Dan Houston, Lachie Jones, and Trent McKenzie to replace injured pair Orazio Fantasia and Tom Clurey, with Martin Frederick and Miles Bergman both omitted.