I can't like this enough.
These guys, and the entire team for that matter, have all played deep into September for the last four years. In 2021 they lived away from home for most of the season, won the premiership and then probably celebrated it harder than other flag has been celebrated before given the circumstances of the 2021 season AND going back-to-back. They then had the shortest off-season in history.
So I say if any of them want to go around again then they have earnt that opportunity. They could well be physically and mentally exhausted, they don't have the team-mates they expected to have around them because of injury and (lack of) experience and the game is changing. They get 2022 to have another crack, but nothing after that.
So sack Adam Goodes so Tim Membery gets a run ? Wow just wow lol and the thing you said about "if your wife not putting out "etc crikey Neanderthal sh*t that lolI remember back in 2014 at the end of the season Tim Membrey was out of contract at the Swans. He'd been there for 2 years kicked 100 odd goals in their reserves while he was starved of opportunity (1 seniors game in 2 years) the Swans wanted him to recommit to them. He said he'd wait to see if they were going to re-sign Goodes as Goodes was keeping him out of the side. ( My mate barracks for Sydney and his favourite player was Adam Goodes apparently Goodes last 2 years were bloody ordinary but the club felt they owed it to a club legend to play on and go out on his terms) needless to say Goodes got one more year where he was bloody ordinary as father time waits for no man. The moral of the story is kids hanging onto Cotchin and Riewoldt is potentially going to cost us CJ and Bolton leaving. Let's not forget Bolton was dominating in midfield last year whilst we had injuries and soon as they came back he was shunned to forward line. He's on record as saying he wasn't happy about that. Now we're doing the same thing putting him up forward whilst Cotchin spuds it up in midfield (because he'd be even more of a liability anywhere else on the ground). They're only human people. If your Mrs wasn't treating you right and not putting out and some hot new thing came along promising the world whispering sweet nothings in you're ear, you'd be a fool not to take her up. Cotchin has already fallen off the cliff. Best could hope for out of him next year is 3 breakdowns to soft tissue injuries and playing 12 games averaging 10-12 dinky touches at 50% efficiency. Money well spent!!!!! Oh and if Sydney could turn back time I bet they would've told Goodes thanks for your service, time to retire and kept Membrey instead of losing him for nothing. F@$k sakes people the club comes first not the egos of the players. There's a reason Bob Skilton Royce Hart, Gary Ablett snr and Leigh Matthews aren't still playing. They got old same as everyone.
No we weren’tWe were the oldest premiership team in history last year. We’ve come off the shortest preseason ever. The quarters have been lengthened and interchanges have been reduced. We’ve had the rules changed to prevent our biggest strength. And we’ve been cruelled by injury. 9 premiership players out injured today and we’ve been 4-6 short each week all year.
I think our era may be over but the club deserve one last crack at it. I think the time might be right for Cotchin and Houli to retire, but if they feel they can have one more crack then let them play on.
Give them an extended break because we probably won’t feature in September, and hope for a refreshed team next year. Even if we don’t go near a flag, we’re good enough to make the 8. I’d hate for us to collapse the way Brisbane did after 04.
That's not really true. Last year we left for the hub after round 5 in a disastrous position. Prestia, Nank and Astbury just got injured for pretty much the rest of the home and away season. Cotch did his hammy and Houli and Edwards chose to stay home. We only lost 2 games from this point. In 2019 Cotch and Jack missed a huge amount of the season and obviously Rance went down in round 1 and Nank also hardly played. We have survived having injuries before and then gotten players back for finals.some melts here. how long before we get a time for dimma to go thread.? we've had a good run with injury in recent years. keeping the best 22 together is just so important. have a look at any of the recent flag wins and you'll see that club has had the best 22 available when it counts. this year has been a disaster injury wise and has been the major factor in our disappointing season.
Yep. Injury wise we have struggled early in the year the last few years, but post bye our best 22 was almost injury free each time all the way to the flag.. Graham in the prelim in 2019, Soldo last year. And thats it? Any other best 22 missing any finals games? A few like Dusty playing injured in 2018 I guess.some melts here. how long before we get a time for dimma to go thread.? we've had a good run with injury in recent years. keeping the best 22 together is just so important. have a look at any of the recent flag wins and you'll see that club has had the best 22 available when it counts. this year has been a disaster injury wise and has been the major factor in our disappointing season.
Last year we didn't get the players back until way later. Houli, Nank, Astbury very late in the season. Edwards last game. Prestia finals. Was really a remarkable job to get top 4. Lynch missed the final we lost as Chol was a disaster.Yep. Injury wise we have struggled early in the year the last few years, but post bye our best 22 was almost injury free each time all the way to the flag.. Graham in the prelim in 2019, Soldo last year. And thats it? Any other best 22 missing any finals games? A few like Dusty playing injured in 2018 I guess.
That’s true, no doubt.I understand respect that, but what they can't always foresee is form and decline. Would he have predicted some of our older players to drop off like this or some youngsters not to come on?
Sometimes original plans need adjusted because things don't go as expected.
your wrong, can't tell you because you can't hear meAt the end of the year:
Cotchin, Riewoldt, Houli.
It's a hard call, but tell me I'm wrong?
These guys are only going to decline further and are finished.
A chance to send them off against the Hawks in the final round at the MCG would be my recommendation.
Pre layoff he was playing injured his hand and b his leg so much so he missed the unmissable. He is one example of our failings this season as you don't play injured players and you don't rush them back.Has anyone actually considered that while Jack has been down since Lynch's return Tom's return has gone significantly up (8 in two games).
For some perspective, pre layoff Tom had kicked 8 in his last 5 games.
It's not that probable that either of them will kick bags of 3 or 4 goals each a game especially with the way we are currently playing.
CCJ, Lynch & Jack in 2022 will be great and gives us solid insurance if any of them go down and that's very likely when you see Tom's historical record.
If we only have CCJ & Lynch i'd be extremely nervous if Lynch couldn't get through a complete season. Far too much weight on CCJ's shoulders.
To be fair Ash has come back to his old self. Has freshened up got over his niggles and is moving great no way he will go. Houli unfortunately is gone.i think Jack and cotch should go 1 more each. But i think houli might retire and possibly Astbury too. Could only really afford for 2 to retire this year, if they do.
To be fair Ash has come back to his old self. Has freshened up got over his niggles and is moving great no way he will go. Houli unfortunately is gone.