Autopsy Autopsy vs Brisbane - Rd14, 2021

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king rising

Premiership Player
Jul 20, 2016
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Intent and effort a tick for 3 quarters. However we continue to be let down by egregious errors from the same players in Dumont, Atley, Ziebell, Hall, Walker etc.
Robbie going to need time to find his feet again at the level, he’ll need at least 3 more weeks to feel comfortable imo.
 

Kangapirate

Club Legend
Nov 27, 2012
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We can’t go in last quarters but can’t fault the effort. The conditions definately play to our favour, not sure how we would have gone under the roof.
 

Horizons_00

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 11, 2014
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Adelaide
AFL Club
North Melbourne
We are building to something great

We have real lack of fitness to run out games which has been evident all year After a decent pre-season with Noble watch out.

We really strangled them for 3 quarters. Good effort boys.

Oh and we shouldn’t have played Lmac. That was a poor move, he was not right. Not worth the risk imo but I suppose he ticked all the boxes to play
 

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koshari

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 24, 2011
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North Melbourne
Talent void produced pretty fair outcome. I think we played pretty intense in 2nd and 3rd quartets then fatigue just amplified our mistakes. But sheesh lots of positives. Brisbane a few years ahead of us in their rebuild which the well and truely commenced when we won the Rayner cup a few years back. Get a full preseason in these blokes with a bit more uninterupted time under noble so we have a better understanding of one another's attributes and a bit deeper tank do we are not cooked by the time we get to the 4th quarter.
 

Liam Boy

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 12, 2008
5,166
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Melbourne
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North Melbourne
We are building to something great

We have real lack of fitness to run out games which has been evident all year After a decent pre-season with Noble watch out.

We really strangled them for 3 quarters. Good effort boys.

Oh and we shouldn’t have played Lmac. That was a poor move, he was not right. Not worth the risk imo but I suppose he ticked all the boxes to play
i'd agree with you if we were on the cusp of the 8, but when you're already the bottom side you might as well just play the players you want long term regardless of their condition, and let them find form in the seniors
 

Kangaroos techno

Team Captain
Feb 4, 2021
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North Melbourne
Lot's to work with. Can see the game plan now.

Playing all over them in the first half but couldn't capitalise on the momentum.

Larkey was all over Andrew's.

Disappointed in Stephenson. I know it's only his 2nd game back but he's dropped off intensity wise after a promising pre-season and rd 1.

LDU needs to get that full game effort in like Thomas has in the past few weeks. First half was excellent.
 

Waynesworld

Norm Smith Medallist
May 28, 2012
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Very pleased. Learn & move forward.
Brisbane did as much as they needed to do to to get over the line - no more.

Playing on a slow deck in Tasmania helps us drag them down to our level.

Had this game been played at Docklands Brisbane would have won by 15 goals.

We still haven’t addressed our issues with pace and run, we still have a list full of mid paced plodders.

Headlined by Mahoney.
 

Billy Not Really

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 7, 2018
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North Melbourne
Pretty simple; same old issue we’ve been plagued with for a few seasons now. We just can’t produce a 4 quarter effort.

Some players gave it a fair effort; Mahoney, Taylor, LDU, L-Mac, Tarrant, Hall, Thomas, Simpkin, Larkey, Zurhaar to name a few.

But there was players out there who just didn’t look like they gave a damn; Stephenson & Atley most notably were incredibly ineffective and downright lazy at times.

I expected a better response after what happened last week at the very same stadium and we got that for at least 1 half. But we just fell away yet again when it mattered most and as soon as we were 30 points down with still 11 mins left in the 4th we just go into our shells and resign to a loss. It’s fairly pathetic to watch.

The game went from being a good contest that was fun to watch despite the low score, and then just became a slog which became miserable to watch.
 

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