- May 16, 2016
- AFL Club
I haven't read this thread, or watched the game, but... let me guess.... Hawthorn lost either because of umpiring or injuries???Hawthorn lose old player to ongoing hamstring injury.... Queue excuses regarding how injury ravaged they are, while ignoring the fact that they rely on an over the hill player who isnt that good anyway.
Don’t doubt this club and their meticulous planning. 2nd ruck did an outstanding job today and will only get better with more game time.Us Richmond fans have been pleading with the club to get a back up ruckman for the past 3 years.
Been fortunate to have Nank injury-free.
I think today will prove why.
For the first time this year I felt we dominated centre clearances.Dusty really appreciated a ruckman who can it it down his throat. Soldo did a good job, granted made easier by McEvoy going down.
Everyone dominates clearances against us. We are third last in the competition for average clearances. Even in games where McEvoy completely dominates the hitouts we've lost the clearances by large margins. Missing Mitchell way more than I thought we would, but probably based more on wishful thinking than anything else.For the first time this year I felt we dominated centre clearances.
It's been a massive weakness for us this year. Hopefully Soldo can give us that sort of service every week.
Worpedo and O'Meara were pretty good today, but you fall away sharply after those two.Everyone dominates clearances against us. We are third last in the competition for average clearances. Even in games where McEvoy completely dominates the hitouts we've lost the clearances by large margins. Missing Mitchell way more than I thought we would, but probably based more on wishful thinking than anything else.
Worpel usually helps out with clearances, but not so much today. Our top 4 on ballers are probably O'Meara, Shiels, Worpel and Cousins, and today Shiels, Worpel and Cousins combined couldn't get as many clearances as Dusty got by himself. O'Meara with 8 got two less than Martin did his best to carry us again, but too much left to too few today. O'Meara has a lot more impact when the heavy lifting isn't all left up to him. Can struggle to be effective when the others are not sharing the inside load enough, as most of his disposals end up being under huge pressure because the opposition will sit on him heavily when the others are not doing much. O'Meara will be looking forward to Mitchell's return as much as anyone.Worpedo and O'Meara were pretty good today, but you fall away sharply after those two.
Lol..watch the replaySICILY STANDS THE MARK A RICHMOND PLAYER RUNS PAST AND STRAIGHT INTO HIM, IMMEDIATELY THE UMPIRE ASSUMES SICILY INSTIGATED THE HIT , WHEN HE ACTUALLY DID NOTHING BUT STAND THE MARK.
Now I'd like that explained also our fifty metre penalty we got in the first quarter what on earth was that for, the 50m thing is really starting to tell as far as scoring goes, the Sicily thing is wrong , but he has a hot head its why he's good I guess, umpires blame him almost instantly, its wrong.
But gee wiz we are watching our game become the umpires pedantics sport that create opportunities unfairly or ruin momentum and that's for all the teams now, this is an umpire driven game totally, ball players seem to get the hammer?
Some one explain why a Richmond player is allowed to make contact with a man on the mark and gets a 50m penalty, what is going on?
I like him too, but I've watched the Marngrook footy show for ages and I've not seen anything to suggest that on field interviews are likely to be his thing. I was actually gobsmacked when I first saw him playing that role on Channel 7. I hope he proves me wrong.I like Gilbert. I hope Ch7 give him a chance to find his feet. He’ll get there eventually.
All I can say is when our mighty club was rampaging through some of your other clubs we must have really damaged you all psychologically.I haven't read this thread, or watched the game, but... let me guess.... Hawthorn lost either because of umpiring or injuries???
So true. This is the typical no resistance I've been used to for many years.........need to build up a catalogue of some more close games I guess.....True...to have a rivalry there needs to be hard fought wins in big games.....you gave us no resistance in the qualifying final