Not unsurprising, we have a horrendous round 1 record and the trend continued. The overhwhelming positive, is that there were no positives except Moore and Elliott, I wouldn’t think one other player won their position, which means the upside is enormous.
We will be far better for the run, the rust was evident and the lack of match fitness in several players was even more evident. We are going to come out and beat Richmond now.
I usually get over a loss within about 10 minutes. This one leaves a sour taste - it was heartless; it was weak. I'd hate to see these boys in a scrap after how often they pussed out of hard contests tonight; would love to get them strapped up in the off season sparring some genuine killers, nothing better to make some men out of these boys.
Definitely needed a Adams or Sier or even Wills at the clearances.
Clanger city all over the ground.
Honorable mentions too Crisp, Elliott, Moore, Pendlebury and a few others. Overall though, disappointing performance
The was a shitshow of epic proportions, so much collective brain fartery that surely they would have to actively train it to get that good at it. The only positive I can see is that we couldn’t possibly play any worse and that we got it out of the way early on in the season.
Not the end of the world. Skills were poor, as expected for round 1, and Geelong defend deep which requires you to play a skilful game to win. We also lacked fluency and connection so we failed to move the ball on transition at all. Both of these are pretty round 1 problems that you'd expect to improve.
Positives: Moore, Elliot - great scope to improve the team.
Negatives: Beams - Sorry to say but for me he doesn't complement our mix and still does blind kicks around the body out of packs. I can't believe a senior player can still get away with doing that for any team.