- May 5, 2009
- AFL Club
Yep. Was horrible but Goldy will destroy Smack and that robs our forward line.
Reckon he plays again which makes me sad.
Why is it okay for Goldy to destroy Clarke? There is no suggestion that Clarke is capable of bodying a more dominant ruckman to negate the potential advantage at clearances.
Clarke was beaten by Alir in the ruck in the first quarter (in the conventional hit out and follow up scenario). Sitting off the hit outs was a tactical change when they clearly realised that there was more beneficial for Alir to just sit off the contests.
It's a completely bizarre selection of a player who at best contributes nothing positively and at worst gets belted severely as he was today.
Sometimes sides need to lose and lose badly to gain the perspective of the "cold hard light of day". That Sydney butchered so many good opportunities entering 50 and kicking at goal papered over so many cracks today it isn't funny. Clarke is probably the most gaping of those cracks.