Collingwood know how to play us, that is clear. Scott has done nothing to address it, and we suffer for it everytime. Every top team plays the same way, swarm the ball carrier and put them under pressure. It results in low scoring but you keep control of the game, that's why coaches love it. We cant expect to play our kick at all costs chip it around game against the top teams and win. And it's showed for the last 3 years. Big changes needed to make us look competitive against other top teams.
Having said that...be nice to not have such a lopsided free kick count and not lose a star 10 minutes in while missing 2-3 best 22 players before the game starts.
Get on Grundy for the Brownlow if he keeps getting an armchair ride from the umpires like he did tonight. Can move our ruckman around with immunity in ruck contests, but gets a free as soon as we lay a finger on him.
I reckon Collingwood's therapist must be being kissed a bit from the first bounce to the last. That James Hird-esque parry of the ball being deemed a mark, and those out the back slips and slids, plus the array of frees against to Geelong was too much. Granted we were outplayed, but i thought the effort was there, but losing Selwood early was a huge blow, and the Pies were just very clean with the ball. I can't help thinking we'd love to play a day game in some sunlight and non-slippery conditions where mongrel ball seems to rule.