We were slightly off and gave them a start with some stupid turnovers. We make the most of some early momentum in the 3rd we might have got our tail up. Credit to Melbourne they defensively are fantastic. Rather this happen now than in the finals and we have some good ins. Never thought we were too far out of it post quarter time
Disappointed but season not over. We will play finals and if we get a good run on anything is possible. Still not sure if Melbourne can win the flag. More likely Geelong....which sucks...would much prefer Port or Melbourne to take it over any of the others.
I'm a little concerned by the gulf in work rate between the sides at times, they clearly worked harder and wanted it more than us for most of the night. Maybe just an off night? But it's always worth asking the question, are we not fit enough or was the hunger just not there tonight?