Game Day Best Coast Eagles v Old Coast Suns

If you had to either retire in Mandurah or the Gold Coast, where would you go?


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BrotherDodge

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Liam Ryan is the embodiment of the Eagles right now. Either brilliant or an absolute shambles with no middle ground.
 

Fletcher25

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Mmmm, same strugglers as the last couple of weeks, Oscar, Venables, Schofield and Cole. Lots of **** handballs and kicks from most out there.
Shuey, Yeo, Guv and Shep were good, Darling did enough, all in all very average.
I love Oscar, he needs a spell, but he won't get one. No one is ready to take his spot.

Venables will go out for Mallen- he absolutely needs to.

Schofield will be dropped for the young campaigner in Rotham.

I thought Cole was ok tonight.
 

amazingjoshy

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Hope to god Hickey is OK. Vardy cannot ruck.

Very similar to the Freo game, looked comfortable first half, started playing like millionaires, lost the momentum then lucky to hold on.

Simmo needs a plan B
 

Max zero

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Hope to god Hickey is OK. Vardy cannot ruck.

Very similar to the Freo game, looked comfortable first half, started playing like millionaires, lost the momentum then lucky to hold on.

Simmo needs a plan B
Is this really Simmo's fault? Clearly the players know how to play as seen in the first half. Dropping off is something the players need to work on.
 

Coasters7

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Done nothing most of the game
I disagree. He’s been the one that’s been willing to go in hard. Can’t do it all but was massive when we needed it.. his dash out of packs a few times when the game was tightening up was crucial
 

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Priddis Is Done

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Not exactly.

+12 Ground Ball Gets
+5 Contested Possessions
+31 Tackles

We outscored Gold Coast 37-2 from stoppages.

The problems are located elsewhere.
Where did we come unstuck tonight?

Still don't think it's ganeplan, more intent, desire.
 

Dylan82

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Where did we come unstuck tonight?

Still don't think it's ganeplan, more intent, desire.
49 of Gold Coast's total of 57 points came as a result from West Coast turnovers.

Or another way, 14/17 of their scoring shots resulted directly from turnovers.

That is the issue that needs to be addressed.
 

Avalor

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Is this really Simmo's fault? Clearly the players know how to play as seen in the first half. Dropping off is something the players need to work on.
They are clearly not fit enough.
 

TOA.

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Hope to god Hickey is OK. Vardy cannot ruck.

Very similar to the Freo game, looked comfortable first half, started playing like millionaires, lost the momentum then lucky to hold on.

Simmo needs a plan B
Vardy is just average WAFL quality ruck but he is ok forward. If Hickey is out for a while and Vardy is our No 1 we are in trouble.
 

Dylan82

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Ball movement.

Completely died in the ass in the second half and were laughably bad at moving the footy.

Credit to Dew and his team for making that happen whilst also releasing the shackles on their own ball movement.
All Dew did was park two spares in front of his back six after half time.

As a result we stopped using the corridor and fell into all too familiar trap of kicking long down the wing to outnumbered contests.

Conversely, it allowed Gold Coast to start using the corridor out of defence, which plays havoc with our own defensive setup.


With our midfield well on top the response should have been to get aggressive and make those spares accountable, effectively setting up a forward eight and ensuring that ownership of the corridor is maintained.
 

Gugs9

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49 of Gold Coast's total of 57 points came as a result from West Coast turnovers.

Or another way, 14/17 of their scoring shots resulted directly from turnovers.

That is the issue that needs to be addressed.
I reckon that is a good thing compared to being smashed in contested ball.

A lot easier to fix
 
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