- Mar 26, 2015
- AFL Club
Baker does not have the skills to be an AFL player. Kicking is just awful.
its sad that Brayshaw - who finished 3rd in the Brownlow - is now being compered with Baker and NealBullen. I thought Baker improved as the game progressed and his intent was strong. The other two were terrible.Add Baker to the list too.
Not having elite skills isn’t the end of the world but those three combine poor skills with poor decision making which is a recipe for disaster.
I only really caught the last qrt, but I'm just about done with him too tbh. I've only hung in there for so long because I've seen what he could at the lower level, but it doesn't always translate, and I don't think it's going to at this point. I feel like the only reason he was a traveling emergency was because Chandler has already missed a few weeks as the Injury Sub, and he got lucky with the late change, so will be pretty shocked if he stays in the side.Said this in the gameday thread, and yall can at me if ya want (specifically thecount).
Baker is just a new Sam Blease. Happy for him to prove me wrong tho
Brayshaw is in such a sh*t position. He came 3rd in 2018 (undeservedly) as an inside mid. But he's not better than our 1st choice mids. Tracc, Oliver, Viney, Harmes 50/50. So he gets forced out to a wing where he is sh*t. I really want him to get traded for his own sake.its sad that Brayshaw - who finished 3rd in the Brownlow - is now being compered with Baker and NealBullen. I thought Baker improved as the game progressed and his intent was strong. The other two were terrible.
I think you belong on reddit with the forced happy smiles and positivity brigadeI’m not having any part of bad or fugly.
I get some people on the board want to analyze the game and whatever. Totally fine.
Personally, I’m thinking it’s all good baby. We might never be 7 zip ever again.
It’s up to the coaches and players and sh*t not to get ahead of themselves.
My job is to celebrate and pump K-POP and eat breakfast for dinner.
Agree. Baker made a lot of bad decisions but by the end of the match he did enough good things to hold his place. Certainly no worse than what Brayshaw has done on the wing to date.Brayshaw, Melksham and Nibbler were all awful.
Pickett, Rivers and Jacko all amazing again. Jacko especially in the third with his follow up work and energy when the ball is in his area.
Goody gets a tick, thought after half time we structured up so much better with Tmac in the backline. North ran out of legs, though.
I didn't mind Bakers game, I thought although his kicking was a little off, he brought decent run and worked hard all day. Much better than some of our senior players mentioned above.
Jones really solid when he came on, especially in the first half to stem the tide.
Good sides find ways to win, fu** North
You'll win a few, especially in the back half, players are playing for the jumper which is all you can ask. Always hard for a struggling side to win early in the year but once the bottom 10 is settled you can catch some of those teams out. North still have a good core of senior players who lead the way. Don't underestimate their importance to the future of the list.Goodwin flirted with a few things, but he rectified the matter at half time. He knew our kids would slow up and set out to spread us at every opportunity.
We got opened up a few times down the middle also.
Pretty much how I saw it mate. We're a couple of years development away yet. Still, you can see a decent side unfolding.
As for the Pies, they run pretty hard. It won't be easy. I'm just happy to be competitive in every game from now on, even of we do go 0-22.
Good luck for the rest of the year, as your best footy puts you right in the contender frame.
Yeah he had a "nearly" kind of game really. Struggled to get separation. Competed well though and if he put his dukes out a few more times then he could have had a bag. As long as competes and brings the ball to ground and kicks his 2 a game then he's doing his job.What point are you trying to make?
lots of key forwards don’t get much ball. Particularly on the way back from a string of injuries over the past 18 months.
A millimetre away from three goals too. on a bad day.
I swear most of you get your kicks by trying to be as alt as possible. At least topkent backs his opinions up with a bit of analysis
Doesn't like Melbourne?! Surely he adores us! The number of times he single-handedly tore us apart when he was playing...it's like he circled in the games v us on the calendar at the start of each year as if it was his birthday. I just kept waiting for him to retire so we could actually beat the bloody Saints.Nick Riewoldt and David King already writing us off after Tomlinsons injury.
Would rather this than them talking us up ad nauseam. Geez Riewoldt doesn't like Melbourne.
Topkent is willing to rent out the '426 Recovery Wing' of his lab at a reasonable rate. However, you don't want a bar of the 'Lucas Cook fringe 22 experimental wing', they're doing some crazy stuff there.Buy me a lab and I'll give you all the analysis you want you stupid campaigner