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He did frost it up in the last with 2 of the more stupid things you’ll see on a footy fieldCould rant about that game but would just be repeating sentiments from virtually every game day thread in the last couple of years (with our usual wasted i50s replaced with wasted set shots).
Frost was a positive again. Used to crap myself when he'd leave his man and try to intercept now it's actually a weapon.
We definitely got some soft s**t in the first half, and you guys managed to get some very lenient interpretation of prior opportunity in the 4th. 26-26 free kick count really summarises that no one copped a Subiaco-esque reaming...Apologies on behalf of anyone blaming the umpires. Was at the game with a Melbourne supporting friend and we both found that our initial frustration was usually misguided on a second viewing. You probably got a couple in the first half and we got a few in the last quarter so it all just about evens itself out.
The one with setters late is touch and go but if he marks it first grab like he should it’s a non issue. Late in the game players should win games with skill not umpiring decisions.
Smith and preuss are complete opposites. Smith is agile and can provide pressure, preuss still struggles as soon as the ball is outside his area. He got better as the game went on.That was both very brave and very bad. Only just got home and watched. A few observations:
Jones has found touch behind the ball. Looks like he's found the pace of the game again and his kicking is good again.
Petracca had a great game, played to his strengths again.
Oliver had some huge moments. Haven't seen the stats, but I assume he touched it more than I remember. Fought hard.
Hibberd's effort against Setterfield late.
Frost's marking was really good, reckon he had a better game than May.
Hannan is still well out of touch.
TMac was amazing, could have had eight in three quarters and probably would have if he'd stayed on.
Viney, Brayshaw both cracked in.
ANB needs to do the fundamentals better.
Petty took some great marks, but got murdered twice by Jack Silvagni in two minutes.
Dunkley looks clever.
Lockhart was a bit down.
Hunt had a few poor efforts, but stood up when it counted and kicked three. Would love to see him back himself in every time he marks I50 unless there's a gimme goal for someone else on offer.
Preuss was bloody impressive. In what world is Tim Smith worth a game above Preuss?
Weideman was so so bad. Wish he could get it together.