A poor performance all around for sure.
But nowhere near as poor as the NFL's corrupt performance in giving teams who broke protocols an extra week and a half to prepare for their next game whilst leaving the Bills in limbo for a similar period of time.
We were never a chance IMO.
Andrew Pridham article in the Oz, calling for a "long overdue review of AFL operations".
It is behind a paywall so not sure of the details but generally speaking I wholeheartedly agree with Andrew.
As an addendum to any review, my first questions would be to Gil the dill:
1. Why did the Swans...
I dunno....I get that he looks like an unco baby giraffe at times but its hard to ignore his prelim performance 2 years ago.
In any case my interest in him would be primarily as a ruckman if we cannot get someone better. Reckon our Cox could improve Cox.
Fevola, Brown, Riewoldt, Pavlich, Richo and a few other guns I cant think of at the moment all have one thing in common - they were all stuffed into Craig Boltons back pocket on a regular basis!
Criminally underrated by his own fans it would seem. He could nullify smalls and talls in equal...
Not my favourite player of that era by any means. As I recall he often went to water against the Windies quicks, but overall was a solid contributor nonetheless.
Will never forget the game where he was 99 not out in the 50th over, and proceeded to score six dot balls!
Great effort again, our kids play with a tonne of heart.
Rowbum, McInerney, McCartin, Dawson, Blakey, Hayward, Florent, Stephens all contributed.
Mills has been superb alll season, and Melican has gotten his confidence back.
I think we have gained two legitimate best 22 players in Fox and...
Whilst these sort of allegations are obviously not good, assuming they are true and the club does choose to stand by him, it is better for it to happen now to minimise the likelihood that it will drag on into the start of the next season.
Cannot recall being this relaxed about an opening game.
Jets are decidedly weaker than they were 12 months ago and we have replaced Phillips and Lawson with Butler, Addison and Jefferson, whilst adding Diggs.
A win is an absolute must.
A respectable effort, all things considered.
Our intensity in the first qtr was well down on theirs, but I thought we just about matched them after that.
Any chance we had went out the window at the start of the 2nd when both of Dixons goals came off the back of two umpiring howlers. I thought...