- Jan 31, 2008
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Stockport County, Chicago Cubs
Freo are in a rebuild. Averaging 10 goals a game. However there has been a big difference between their best and worst games.Freo is better to watch this year. However, Ross has been in the game long enough to have earned his reputation as a defensive, dour coach.
They do seem slightly more attacking in mindset than previous Ross Lyon-coached sides, though.Freo are in a rebuild. Averaging 10 goals a game. However there has been a big difference between their best and worst games.
True, but that was an extraordinary grand final pairing - Sydney playing rugby-football, and West Coast with a Rolls-Royce midfield, a BMW defence and a Kia Rio forwardline.Worked for Sydney in 2005.
But weight of numbers suggests you're probably a better chance with a side that can score more.
The losing sides this week scored 61, 51, 55 & 65. We scored the lowest, but not by much.I know it's against the spirit to bump your own threads, but this stops me from having to make a new one. That was just the absolute nadir of risk-free footy this weekend and we deserved to lose.
I figure I'm as disappointed as just about anyone after our latest finals fiasco. So I understand the emotion that drives a statement like the one I have bolded above. The thought certainly runs through my mind as well.The losing sides this week scored 61, 51, 55 & 65. We scored the lowest, but not by much.
But when you look at the winning teams' scores - 116, 61, 113 & 112 - it becomes obvious that only one of those low scores was by design.
Essendon, Bulldogs and Brisbane all lost by plenty more that us, but I didn't think we really ever looked likely to win our match anyway; I'd rather lose by 10 goals playing attacking footy than 10 points playing the type of footy we did on Friday night. Of course, that's easy to say in hindsight and still raw with disappointment - my thoughts would no doubt be different if we'd somehow managed to sneak past the Pies at the end. But it still would have been a s**tty game of football to watch.