â€œOn paper we wonâ€™t have as good a side as last year â€” on paper we will have as good a side as â€™07 â€” which was good enough to win it.
â€œWe finished top that year so anything is possible.â€
Lappin remains hopeful reigning best and fairest winner Sam Higgs will remain at the Magpies with the skilful small training at VFL club Port Melbourne.
â€œHeâ€™s going to play the practice games and see where he is in the whole mix,â€ he said.
â€œIf it looks like he will play seniors I think he will stay down there, but if he isnâ€™t featuring in their plans he probably will play with us.
â€œHeâ€™s still not sure, I hope it works out for him. Heâ€™s a bit of a realist as well, he knows itâ€™s going to be hard because heâ€™s a little bit older than some of them.â€