Pre-Enlightenment, I was frustrated with David Mundy for being ‘slow’. Then I saw he was slow like a classic Jag or Rolls-Royce, all unhurried power.
Jason Dunstall (or another commentator crony) said David’s kicking action was ´so pure’. Pure class.
I think a lot of the story was written last week.
Flown all over, needed to absorb a near miss v Blues, they performed magnificently in alien territory while carrying the weight of expectation of Fyfey's 200th. They played themselves out. A crash landing after a mini-final was always on the cards.
I agree with Alfonz that the boys were tired. It showed as they regressed to poor patterns.
I'm not incensed about the loss, just sad for all. I always thought Geelong would win. They are big tough seasoned well-drilled top-4 contenders. Younger, slighter, inevitably less consistent Freo are...
When he first came on the scene several years back I liked the look of him. Bit unpolished but up for the contest and with some handy goals.
He seemed to ebb from favour under Lyon. His confidence and form dipped (others can correct me on sequence) and he looked like a dog in the pound that...
I don't see it. It's clear he watches our games (plus many others)and thinks highly of a number of our players.
To me his comments have, if not a coaching-like tone, at least a mentor/well-wisher flavour to them. I see him as honest and thoughtful.
Perhaps easy to talk about what Bailey lacks, but at most AFL games I've seen he's gone hard at the contest (where he's in a position to). In past seasons I would've voted him as our most likely to show physical support for teammates.
Several stories in the West doing justice to Fyfey. must-reads are the cover piece "One in a Million" by Mark Duffield and the back page offering by 'the Economist' Ryan Buckland giving Fyfe's truly astounding statistics.
Even if stats aren't your thing, just take a squiz at the graphic...