Game Day Game 2 Marsh Series v Swans Kingston Ovals Tasmania

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We have to remember that Sydney played a stronger team in the first half. Ziebell & Cunnington were on for us when Kennedy was up and about. Kennedy was used more sparingly in the second half. So, we got on top of their second string midfield. I’m not knocking it, just stating it.


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Hopefully, Bonar delivers for us but I wouldn’t get too carried away with his performance today. Six disposals in a half of football is not anything to hang your hat on. Jack managed seven and we’re hanging shit on him even though it was his first hit-out.


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I think he was tagging Kennedy
 

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when I say fitness, I do not just mean ability to run out games. Fitness in my définition is the ability to remain competitive over a full game. A top afl player should never look like passengers. He needs to get match fit as opposed to being physically fit.
I thought he ran out the game pretty well considering he played a lot of minutes. He got to a lot of contests in the second half to spoil and took a few good intercept marks. I actually thought he got better as the game went on.
We didn’t have a lot of quality tall forwards to contend with, but I thought Daw had a lot of their entries covered and they didn’t look like doing much in the air.
Personally I think he is a certainty for round 1.


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So by your logic Cunnington shouldn’t play considering he was a mile of his best?
1) If they're not right, don't play them
2) He did get injured 2 weeks ago
3) We looked better today around the ball when he was off

We need to get away from this stupid logic of playing blokes on name, rather than merit.
 

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Was actually more referring to Dumont and Anderson actually.
I thought Anderson was good, won a lot of the ball, maybe had one shit kick but it still worked out.

Dumont struggled, so did a few regulars from the last few years.

But in the second half, when we got on top in the midfield, JZ and Cunners were off the ground. So was Kennedy for what that's worth.
 

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when I say fitness, I do not just mean ability to run out games. Fitness in my définition is the ability to remain competitive over a full game. A top afl player should never look like passengers. He needs to get match fit as opposed to being physically fit.
Again, there was nothing evident today to indicate that he wasn't competitive for the full game.
 

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I thought he ran out the game pretty well considering he played a lot of minutes. He got to a lot of contests in the second half to spoil and took a few good intercept marks. I actually thought he got better as the game went on.
We didn’t have a lot of quality tall forwards to contend with, but I thought Daw had a lot of their entries covered and they didn’t look like doing much in the air.
Personally I think he is a certainty for round 1.
Nothing surer (Shawrer?). Rhyce isn't going to give him 3 full games, where he's got better each game, just to drop him for round 1. He will be needed against the Saints talls.
 

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We have to remember that Sydney played a stronger team in the first half. Ziebell & Cunnington were on for us when Kennedy was up and about. Kennedy was used more sparingly in the second half. So, we got on top of their second string midfield. I’m not knocking it, just stating it.


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Hopefully, Bonar delivers for us but I wouldn’t get too carried away with his performance today. Six disposals in a half of football is not anything to hang your hat on. Jack managed seven and we’re hanging shit on him even though it was his first hit-out.


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To answer both posts, Bonar was playing a tagging role on Kennedy.


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Some good stuff and some usual BS.

Pittard not with it yet nor is CZ.
Jmac trailing his man and missing tackles.
Lmac strange game, bit of this bit of that, nothing special.
We looked better when JZ and Cunners(looked underdone) were off the ground. I've given up on JZ not hack kicking when he is in clear space at least 5 times a game.
Garner, where is he at?

Maj, nice to see him getting back into it.
liked what i saw from Larkey and Taylor
Walker is a nice stop gap solution for now.
Hall provides something different.
Goldy looks like he will hit the season in decent form.
Higgins always great to watch.
 

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Chris Matthews. Left-arm quick from WA. In his first test, he couldn't land it on the pitch for love nor money.

3/95, the pick of the bowlers in the first innings.
 

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I went to the unusual extent of undertaking an experiment by not watching yesterdays match live, rather preferring to log in here and take on board posters commentary of the game, then watching a recording of the match last night, and my strong conclusion was that there was some absolutely woeful criticisms of certain players that were little more than exhibitions of outright negative confirmation bias (as mentioned by Hearts to Hearts). You folks are making yourselves look silly.

I can also see that the practice of praising a particular player for no other purpose than to provide a platform to shitcan another player, is still a practice that is very much alive and well.
 
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I went to the unusual extent of undertaking an experiment by not watching yesterdays match live, rather preferring to log in here and take on board posters commentary of the game, then watching a recording of the match last night, and my strong concussion was that there was some absolutely woeful criticisms of certain players that were little more exhibitions of outright negative confirmation bias (as mentioned by Hearts to Hearts. You folks are making yourselves look silly.

I can also see that the practice of praising a particular player for no other purpose than to provide a platform to shitcan another player, is still a practice that is very much alive and well.
I was out and came home during the third quarter without knowing the score. I logged on here first and read the comments and thought we must have been about 20 goals behind at half time. I was surprised to then go to AFL website and discover that we were just a goal down and right in the match
 

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Better, but still not good. Dot point takeaways.

- Xerri and Mahoney are not quite up to speed with the pace of AFL.
- Anderson & Dumont's disposal remains an issue. Intensity around the contest is still excellent.
- McDonald & Ziebell are not match fit.
- Curtis Taylor is ready to go. Class.
- Jy Simpkin looks ready to take the next step.
- Goldstein is the single most important asset in the team.
- Zurhaar finally worked in to the game as it proceeded.
- Tarrant, Walker and Daw have earned round 1 defence spots.
- Larkey is producing better football than Drew Petrie at the current respective stages of their careers. Will be a top shelf AFL KPF when he puts on another 5kgs+.
- Bonar just needs ~20 games to settle and will be an AFL quality midfielder.
- Marley Williams is going to be a big loss, and the club needs to add depth in the quick forward defender match ups.
 

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The Match.

Better, but still not good. Dot point takeaways.

- Xerri and Mahoney are not quite up to speed with the pace of AFL.
- Anderson & Dumont's disposal remains an issue. Intensity around the contest is still excellent.
- McDonald & Ziebell are not match fit.
- Curtis Taylor is ready to go. Class.
- Jy Simpkin looks ready to take the next step.
- Goldstein is the single most important asset in the team.
- Zurhaar finally worked in to the game as it proceeded.
- Tarrant, Walker and Daw have earned round 1 defence spots.
- Larkey is producing better football than Drew Petrie at the current respective stages of their careers. Will be a top shelf AFL KPF when he puts on another 5kgs+.
- Bonar just needs ~20 games to settle and will be an AFL quality midfielder.
- Marley Williams is going to be a big loss, and the club needs to add depth in the quick forward defender match ups.
Taylor and Bonar adds already to a pretty deep list of talented kids! Agreed Marley is a huge loss particularly with Gresham and Lonie sniffing about.

Walker is no Turbo, but a very astute pick up. Wouldnt surprise Walker will sometimes go to the Number 1 to allow Tarrant to intercept more.

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Taylor and Bonar adds already to a pretty deep list of talented kids!
Yes, drafting & development in recent years appears to be going very well, relative to picks.

Agreed Marley is a huge loss particularly with Gresham and Lonie sniffing about
I would be sending Atley to Lonie & MacMillan or Pittard to Gresham. I can't mount an argument for Luke at the moment as he isn't fit.
 

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Thought Garner was good in the second half. Was strong in the air.

If Brown doesn't get up and we are hell bent on 'small ball', it should be Garner as the other marking forward, not Ziebell imo.

Garner is a legitimate threat overhead.

I'm surprised we also didn't see any TT at FF with Larkey, that's another option for St Kilda.
 

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We look a lot better when our midfielders don't try to do it all themselves around stoppages especially by not trying to break tackles as their first option. This includes Cunnington, Higgins and Anderson who have been caught holding the ball doing this or haven't used team mates when they should've in the Marsh games a number of times - big momentum killer and not team focused.

It was actually the younger guys including Thomas whose first option is to work with their teammates in close through a quick tap, handball or block.
 

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Thought Garner was good in the second half. Was strong in the air.

If Brown doesn't get up and we are hell bent on 'small ball', it should be Garner as the other marking forward, not Ziebell imo.

Garner is a legitimate threat overhead.

I'm surprised we also didn't see any TT at FF with Larkey, that's another option for St Kilda.
you dont put SILK at FF. you want TT setting up play. Hawthorn never put SILK Burgoyne at FF...
 

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Thought Garner was good in the second half. Was strong in the air.

If Brown doesn't get up and we are hell bent on 'small ball', it should be Garner as the other marking forward, not Ziebell imo.

Garner is a legitimate threat overhead.

I'm surprised we also didn't see any TT at FF with Larkey, that's another option for St Kilda.



Happy to go along with you Pykie BUT, l would like Garner to take 6 marks inside f50, kick 3, give off 2 and have at min. 3 tackles.

Otherwise he's had his chance. I'd rather give big Xerri a chance and just have him create havoc and learn on the job.
 

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