Preview 2021 Goodbye (To 2022) New; Preseason Discussion

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tribey

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It was this year's prelim that really pissed me off. We looked like everything had finally clicked against Geelong in the first final - the defensive pressure required, skills, etc. And then we showed none of that against the Dogs, and just capitulated. What made it worse was that we had every possible advantage we could have asked for going in to that game.
It’ll be different next time, they promise
 

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Simply dont have the cattle in the coaching box. In hindsight its been clear since Walsh, Burgo and Richo left.

You can be the best side on paper player to player but if you dont have the gameplan to bring it together you will never beat the best when it matters.
 

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If ever I thought hammer's time was up, it was that game. Brilliant positioning all game but very panicked ball use
Go back and watch Hammers game against Collingwood at the G this year. His career ended that day. Couldnt keep his feat - was a bad performance as i have ever seen. Was also on the bench the last 10 mins.
 

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Go back and watch Hammers game against Collingwood at the G this year. His career ended that day. Couldnt keep his feat - was a bad performance as i have ever seen. Was also on the bench the last 10 mins.
Shades of westhoff rolling back into defence against st kilda in 2020 and laced out a few st kilda players, on their own, in their forwardline.
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And then people had the gall to squeal for the rest of the season to bring him back in.
 

malcheski

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Anyway, can we leave this to the pre-sesaon thread instead of bitching about seasons past - let's look forward to the preparation for the season ahead.
Certainly. So who do we think is gonna sh*t the bed this year a la Hammer & Westy to know its their end of times?
 

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Oh no, my post has turned this thread into (yet another) ashes and sackcloth, woe is us self flagellation exercise. Sorry folks.

Onward and upwards, eh.
 

Andre

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Certainly. So who do we think is gonna sh*t the bed this year a la Hammer & Westy to know its their end of times?
Jonas. Although he already was clearly down in 2021, 2022 will be the year it's clear to everyone his 'good' can can no longer make up for him being an undersized, not that quick 'KPD'.
 
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PatientMental

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Jonas is absolutely cooked
If your start contemplating that you might be nearing the end of your career, you're already at the 'Now, this technology is new to me, but I'm pretty sure that's Homer Simpson in the oven, rotating slowly. His body temperature has risen to over 400 degrees - he's literally stewing in his own juices.' Stage of being cooked.

And he was pretty much saying he was near the end in 2020.
 

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Shades of westhoff rolling back into defence against st kilda in 2020 and laced out a few st kilda players, on their own, in their forwardline.
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And then people had the gall to squeal for the rest of the season to bring him back in.
In the Robbie Gray game against Carlton the week before, Westhoff had 0 disposals at half time.

He only played that game against St Kilda because McKenzie was a late withdrawal.
 

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