All we need to do next week is get back to playing our brand.
We know if we play our brand it's good enough.
Everyone needs to just needs to come in and play their role. If we do that it will hold us in good stead.
Dropping Treacy was the wrong decision. We were a better team with him in the side. Not only our talls but also our smalls got more scoring opportunities when we were able to keep the opposition defenders honest.
Our midfield has been way off its best the last 2 weeks.
Kept Daniher and Hipwood to 3 goals. Total.
LJust putrid decision making. So many players gifted games running around thinking they’re the man.
Tucker, Lobb, Acres, Aish all playing with no competition for their spots, and it shows. Aish trips over the ball, couldn’t hit simple targets. Acres just bombs it without steadying.
Lobb take forever to get into games.
Crowden is too often quiet when the game is on the line. Schulz has literally disappeared the last fortnight. Switter can come in and replace him.
Tabs the only forward to kick 2 goals. Has everything humming up forward with Treacy. Lowering their eyes, kicking 20m short passes. Since then? Drop any hint of a tall, throw a woeful Lobb there and surprise surprise absolutely flogged.
Terrible ball use and our movement is either clean or a confusing shitshow.
Forwardline structure, much like our injuries, feel like they'll never get fixed.
Match-ups outside of defence never addressed just like last week.
Going to take a positive slant since the negatives are obvious (injuries, c-graders, midfield etc).
Fought it out well in the second half. Created plenty of chances and were much better going forward. The trend this season of taking far more marks inside 50 continues which is a glimmer of hope. We'll actually be a potent side that can compete with the better teams if we can ever do it for more than 1/2 a game of footy.
Of course, you can argue Brissy took their foot off the gas but it's worth remembering they're a prelim side at home that dismantled a flag favourite last week. There are at least some things we can take from this game as opposed to last week.
Simply don’t have the class to have our injuries and beat quality teams on the road. Brisbane will probably go close to top 4 again.
Better performance today and importantly showed some resolve after it could have gotten ugly in the first half. Don’t agree the score line was flattering, seems about right to me. Hopefully all of Cerra, Ryan and Switta back next week should make a difference
Not bad objectively, the painful part is we had the opportunities to win and poor execution let us down. Another first quarter injury just killing our plans early on.
Cerra, Ryan, Switta back next week will make a huge difference, particularly the quality ball use from the first two. We can definitely beat Essendon.
The negativity around here is pretty annoying, most of it coming from too high expectation. Statistically, Freo played well considering where and who they were playing, but everyone just gets caught up in the emotion of individual moments that amplify the distress and frustration of wanting to be a top team here and now.
How might things have been different for our guys who clearly relish playing in front of a home crowd.