The skills are absolutely horrendous and have been for a while. Just do not understand how we can't kick, mark or hold onto the ball. And the awareness is sorely lacking as well. How many times do we go around spoiling each other or leave a ball expecting a team mate to take possession just for the opposition to swoop in and run off with it? Madness.
We have a generally good squad with a lot of budding superstars but there seems to be no major confidence in the players to use a bit of flair or back themselves in. Really need to be asking questions of our coaches at the moment.
- A lot of inside 50s
- Midfield held on without Fyfe
- Mundy was back to his best
- Taberner continues to create lots of opportunities
- Hogan kicked his first goal for the club
- McCarthy is giving me hope that he will make it.
- Inability to collect the ball cleanly
- Taberner wasted too many opportunities, he wasn't alone though.
- Our forward structure is a mess
- Players running into / competing with each other too much.
- Hamling injury. Bugger.
- Destroyed in the ruck.
Can't question the effort, we dominated the game for large parts but couldn't convert that into a decent score.
The defense were excellent, limiting a traditionally very high scoring team to 63 points would typically win the game, but of course we're Freo and we struggle getting the ball through the big sticks.
There are plenty of encouraging signs, especially winning the contested ball without Fyfe (largely thanks to Mundy), but ultimately it counts for little if we continually struggle in front of goal. Better teams would've cruised to a 4-5 goal win, but yet again our skills were woeful.
It could've been worse, but it could've also been so much better.
Really proud of our effort without Fyfe and Hamling. Our skill level was somewhat worrying though, to say the least. I really hope Hamling's injury isn't severe, he's one of our top 3 most important players imo.
The bomb it long to the hotspot in the first quarter was a big factor in our slow start. Wc countered and had too much speed ngoing back the other way.
We didnt hit up a lead in the forward 50 till the third quarter when we actually looked good.
Yeah we should of won if only a skills under pressure were better.
Tabs for out most dangerous fwd missed a lot of easy goals.