She’s a really good trier but her skills are dreadful. She could get away with it in the early days of AFLW but the skill level has improved immensely and she can’t go with it.As her buddy - I say how dare you!!
But, if she can’t hold on to the mark then her value is significantly diminished.
Nah it was clearly skills that let us down so fumbly and disgusting handballs and kicks. I can't blame coach game plan on this loss. Well done by Melbourne to apply so much pressure and have good skills.What an absolute joke! The coaching staff never devised a plan to combat teams that parked additional defenders behind the ball. WHAT A WASTE OF A SEASON!!
I don’t know - they’ve beaten Crows, Dockers, Lions, Dockers over the last four weeks - that’s pretty good going.What's even sadder, is that I don't think Melbourne are even close to the team that will win the premiership. They're decidedly ordinary.
Wouldn't mind the Pies, Adelaide or Brisbane going all the way because it'll make it harder to call us pretenders in 2020.I don’t know - they’ve beaten Crows, Dockers, Lions, Dockers over the last four weeks - that’s pretty good going.
Of the other finalists, they are the team I hope go on to win. Don’t want to see another Crows flag and please god not the Pies or Roos - the media fawning over them (and the Blues) has been awful.
The Demons fans are generally a decent lot, and they must be even more sick of the Pies/Roos/Blues love in than we are. Even the Doggies get more love in the AFLW vic media.
This. The Lions showed the rest of the comp the template to beat us and every team (apart from the Eagles in Rd 6) have copied it since.The fast chaos ball over the top has been exposed as a one trick pony. The girls looked cooked weeks before this, and I reckon that 2nd game against West Coast was a terrible ruse into making us (and maybe them) think they were cruising along. We needed a fixture against one of the better teams to create a better perspective of where we were at, but got the Eagles on a dry deck and gave them a touch up which maybe created over-confidence, it was too facile a victory and we got found out against the better teams who are more disciplined and organised and can move the ball better. Too many girls that resort to panic and throwing the ball on the boot to take territory when the pressure is stronger, sometimes not even when they're opposed. Bitterly disappointing.
Bummed out, but what can you do...?! No excuses, we just never looked liked winning, even when we did our customary "closing of the margin". Those goalless first quarters and halves were always going to burn us at some point, that day was today.
Next year has to be a stringent focus on moving the ball with skilled precision and attack and not just trying to overlap run the oppositions with over-the-top blasts. Said it before, but missed Hooker badly this year. Crapsticks