Autopsy Hawthorn vs Sydney

Discussion in 'Sydney' started by Cloud_, May 11, 2018.

Put it out there
  1. Bloodied52

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    ... Newman? ...
     

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  2. Mick Oxlong

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    I call bullshit!
     
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    I engaged in a bit of gentle teasing of Caesar.
     
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    Please don't make him bring out the 40,000 word thesis on the merits of Aliir in the Swans best 22.
     
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    hehehe ... I admire Caesar's determined efforts, but I agree about the dangers of another thesis.
     
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    I admire his zealousness for Aliir too, who doesn't?
     
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    Caesar is a better defender than Ax2 himself.
     
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    That would make me the best defender under the age of 25 then... I’ll take it :cool:
     
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    Parker and Impey were both attacking the ball but from opposite directions. Both had hands on or near the ball. Parker's skill was better and he got himself into a much safer stance. Contact was high so a free kick was a fair outcome, Match Review got it right.
    Heeney and Murdoch (?) were running side by side chasing the ball. Heeney attempted to bump Murdoch and mucked it up. Have a look at the camera from the rear. Murdoch simply held his line. No free. Umps got it right.
     
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    Hawks definitely won that swap!
     
  11. Kiama Chris

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    The SCG is quite normal in width but a bit shorter than most. Your comment holds true on Kardinia which is 15m narrower! Our big problem in those losses was skill execution, not structure. We fumbled and bumbled so many turnovers. Our best is way better than the teams who beat us were on their respective nights.
     
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    Prior to Friday night match, Isaac Smith was asked about the 'two Mitchells". His response was interesting in that he made the point that Sam Mitchell was so good with ball in hand, good disposal etc and Tom Mitchell was great around the ground. I am wondering , however, if we did not see "Johannisen" moments during the match with Tom Mitchell and Smith himself ,were heavily tagged out of their normal match winning ways.
    Surely the tagger is set for both players in the immediate future as it happened in the case of Johannisen.
    Additionally Jaeger O'Meara continues to intrigue me with his seemingly lesser impact to his days at the Suns when he was able to run off the work of Ablett, then at his superb best and Dion Prestia and David Swallow, two real hard nuts.
     
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    Yeah seeing tagging returning a little bit more.
     
  14. caesar88

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    I never thought JOM was that spectacular. I mean a gun and best player of his crop during that break-out year. But I also never thought of him as a gamebreaking type. Just a real quality classy mid. Which is basically what he is now, just lacking a bit of consistency which is understandable given his circumstances. I think he’s probably going to fall victim to the unfairly high expectations placed on him from an over-hyped breakout season.

    As for Mitchell, I feel like he’s not the kind of player you build a midfield around. I can’t picture him ever being the pillar of a midfield like JPK is for us, or Dangerfield is for Geelong, or Sloane for Adelaide, Fyfe for Fremantle etc. He needs a bigger, stronger partner-in-crime so he can form a kind of one-two punch combination with like Kennedy and Hannebery at their peak. Right now it’s clear he’s not breaking games open enough by himself, and when he’s tagged out of games, no one steps in to fill his place.

    The fact they nabbed Worpel with their first pick in the draft tells me the Hawks have made this a priority though.
     
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    Imagine if Collingwood tagged Mitchell!
     
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    I was impressed with Mitchell's hard both way running. That was one reason why Horse made him spend so much time in the magoos. It's clearly made a difference. Shame the Hawks got most of the benefit.
     
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