Good post & I agree.Thought:
We had a lot of forwards kick 30+ goals last year.
Cox also kicked quite a few.
This year I'm. It sure how many forwards have kicked over 30. I'm too lazy to look it up. But clearly our forward line is not the same. It's. WHE and Thomas's drop off's have typified the forward line's struggles.
Be it injury, underdone, teams figuring us out, whatever... I'm not sure we can win a flag with a forward line that seems to have forgotten who it is?
Our team last year felt like Doggies 2016 where they had blokes popping up everywhere that we'd barely ever heard of and they'd kicked 30 or 40+ goals for the year (like Tory Dickson, who at the time was a nobody!). But then the following years they went back to struggle street.
Is that where we're at?
I know a lot of our forwards are struggling with injury. But last year we had a lot of injuries too!
I dunno. I wanna have hope that we could compete for a GF, but it feels like the mix isn't quite right this year. I really feel like last year was our year and we missed the opportunity.
EDIT: I'm hoping this post gets quoted at the end of the year when we win the flag! Happy to be wrong here big time! I'll be pumped if that happens!
Interesting little tidbit. Im sure it was a logical conclusion to come to. Would have been big leaving a premiership winning team at the time.Heard Peter Donegan interviewing Michael Christian on SEN yesterday. Chrisso revealed he sought a trade to St.Kilda at the end of the 1990 season! Reckons he read the tea leaves with the recruitment of Pert and thought it might threaten his position.
Pies would only trade him for a St.Kilda star like Winmar or Loewe so the deal didn't get done.
Spot on. And it is never about him. He entertains us with the description of the game rather than delivering his personal comedy stylings. Looking at you BT and Dwwayno.Interesting little tidbit. Im sure it was a logical conclusion to come to. Would have been big leaving a premiership winning team at the time.
Side note- I listened to Donegan commentate while I was driving cross country yesterday, I rarely listen to radio commentary any more with Foxtel covering all games, and it was just a reminder that he could commentate two flies crawling up a wall and it would be good. Just the best commentator. Nothing fancy, no hysterics or bias, just excellence.
I didnt really feel comfortable watching a sport where there's a lot of guys grabbing each other..... and as for scums, there's a quote in the old testament about it but I forget the reference....but it's not good. For all the people at BF who watched it, I'm praying for ya...The ball wasn’t baptised, so not so good.