Agree that odds were against us. The margin surprised me, but not the result.A disappointing end to the season.
We simply went in too young, small and inexperienced.
Perhaps add your thoughts here...GWS beat us up and the umpires were clearly on their side, but too many players did not provide sufficient resistance.
100% agree with this.yep, that could have been handled a lot better. We let GWS dictate those terms.
We needed every player next to DeBoer smacking him in the ribs and shoving him in the collarbone, on rotation. That would have prompted GWS players to retaliate and then there would have been punchons every 5 minutes until the umps start handing out random free kicks to settle it down.
As long as we were prepared to take it without complaint, the umps were happy to let it go.
2019 Versus 2018 (Ed Richards)Richards should have got his hair cut
There was a lot of illegal physicality that the umps did nothing about. Haynes punched Bont that actually winded him, nothing to see here play on!! FfsThe blame lies at Bonts feet!!
What game did you watch? He battled all day with three blokes hanging off him. They targeted him specifically and he just kept trying.
Part of me says we should have picked Dickson and Trengove, but they aren't the future.Disappointing finish but you give the season a pass. Would much rather make finals and take it up to the home side for 2.5 quarters than watch on.
The real problem was that our midfield didn’t win. Inside fifties against were horrific.
Yes we could have picked Trengove and Dickson but I doubt it would have made much difference.
Dale, Schache, Smith, Hayes, Young and a few others had some less than ideal moments (though Young competed) but they’ll learn. Some were overawed.
Another preseason of muscle and another year playing together and we’ll do better.
That’s why this loss stings a little, the sheer embarrassment of conceding to that type of shit. It’s not a pain like losses to Adelaide and Saints 09, more like an irritant that the Gimmicks and their disregard for the environment have been affirmed.It was funny at the ground, those orange flags were giveaways, under every seat . Imagine an AFL club needing to do that.
Scoreboard "Lets make some noise" drowned out by boos every time lol. I think it was the second quarter they put some dudes voice over the speakers on the eastern side trying to get some sort of pro-Giants chant happening....crickets. So plastic, manufacturing a "vibe". Made me laugh.