Review Marsh Community Series 1 v Geelong @ Metricon 6:30pm 22 Feb 2020

Peel67skin

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Sexton is great for early round, after that his young teammates tired and can't do the dirty chase and tackle jobs. He need to lift his defensive game.Last year after a few round his form drop because certain players not available. Richmond last year premiership is based on teamwork. If Lynch shit, Riieldwolt and other eg Dusty can score goal.Anderson, Budarick, Sharp and Rowell all offers something different. Burgess, Mclennan, Graham slowly building chemistry with each other after one year on AFL list.
 
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Haha who?!
To be fair probably more start of 2018, but at least a couple of regular posters here had him as interchange or emergency in the Best 22 2019 thread
Perhaps even more strangely people were completely excluding Fiorini this time last year
Both this guys have been top 10 first picked every week since the start of 2018
Sexy would be the one player I reckon in the entire Club that 17 other Clubs would do the open cheque book for if he ever came on the market
And to think we had to go all the way to.....Logan City to get him :cool:
 

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Sexton is great for early round, after that his young teammates tired and can't do the dirty chase and tackle jobs. He need to lift his defensive game.Last year after a few round his form drop because certain players not available. Richmond last year premiership is based on teamwork. If Lynch shit, Riieldwolt and other eg Dusty can score goal.
Kudos for outing yourself
I wasn't going to name names
 

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You will enjoy it :)
Although it was just a preseason game, after no wins since Round 3 last year, and the way we played so well against a relatively strong opponent, I’m celebrating almost like it was worth 4 points. Very happy about that performance. Who knows when our next win will come!!! The boys need to keep winning these games to build some confidence back into the group. Last night would hopefully be a big boost.
 

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Kudos for outing yourself
I wasn't going to name names
Last year when other teams put a player on sexton after early round, he really struggle, especially blocking his right side snap. Teams is pretty smart on limited player effectiveness in modern games.eg limited the ball going into certain zone when 4 point on the table.

* I rather Rankine, Ainsworth, McPherson, brodie, swallow all can score two goal each in every games than Sexton getting 4-7 goal every times. Not hard to outing myself.

 
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SandyToes

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Last year when other teams put a player on sexton after early round, he really struggle, especially blocking his right side snap. Teams is pretty smart on limited player effectiveness in modern games.eg limited the ball going into certain zone when 4 point on the table.

* I rather Rankine, Ainsworth, McPherson, brodie, swallow all can score two goal each in every games than Sexton getting 4-7 goal every times. Not hard to outing myself.

He ...kicked....39...goals...in ...the losingest...of...losingest...sides..maybe...EVER!!!
BUT
Sticking to your guns in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary!
Good for you!
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Last year when other teams put a player on sexton after early round, he really struggle, especially blocking his right side snap. Teams is pretty smart on limited player effectiveness in modern games.eg limited the ball going into certain zone when 4 point on the table.

* I rather Rankine, Ainsworth, McPherson, brodie, swallow all can score two goal each in every games than Sexton getting 4-7 goal every times. Not hard to outing myself.

I’d rather 10 goals and don’t care if 1 guy kicks them or 10 guys kick 1 goal each tbh
 

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brilliant performance! all the new additions to the team played well, super impressed with hugh & rowelly. think i might have to sign up for kayo or something to watch a replay, would love to see how we looked on tv. even though it's a preseason game, and with relatively few injuries, it's nice to see us able to play the way we want to. gets tricky when you start losing core players to injuries through the season. both sides missing around half a dozen starters, so will be interested to see how the next couple games go. having ben king back up forward definitely helped provide a bit of structure compared to last week too!

GO SUNNERS ;)
 

Mt Isa Mustang

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Last year when other teams put a player on sexton after early round, he really struggle, especially blocking his right side snap. Teams is pretty smart on limited player effectiveness in modern games.eg limited the ball going into certain zone when 4 point on the table.

* I rather Rankine, Ainsworth, McPherson, brodie, swallow all can score two goal each in every games than Sexton getting 4-7 goal every times. Not hard to outing myself.

brilliant performance! all the new additions to the team played well, super impressed with hugh & rowelly. think i might have to sign up for kayo or something to watch a replay, would love to see how we looked on tv. even though it's a preseason game, and with relatively few injuries, it's nice to see us able to play the way we want to. gets tricky when you start losing core players to injuries through the season. both sides missing around half a dozen starters, so will be interested to see how the next couple games go. having ben king back up forward definitely helped provide a bit of structure compared to last week too!

GO SUNNERS ;)
Can you see the replay on afl website. The dees and Adelaide one seemed to be up on there. Quarter by quarter.
 

AuntyBlindEye

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I know it's only preseason, but oh boy did that performance give me a lot of confidence in GC. You lot have a bunch of exciting youth coming up that look pretty competent. It was a good looking win.

What did you all make of Ellis' game? Reckon we will avoid being a whipping boy up there?
 

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I know it's only preseason, but oh boy did that performance give me a lot of confidence in GC. You lot have a bunch of exciting youth coming up that look pretty competent. It was a good looking win.

What did you all make of Ellis' game? Reckon we will avoid being a whipping boy up there?
He did exactly what he was brought to the Club for, and I for one, love him being at our Club. But it was only pre-season and he was only on the ground 65% but still had 22 disposals.....if he continues in that form, no way will he be a "whipping boy"
 

AuntyBlindEye

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He did exactly what he was brought to the Club for, and I for one, love him being at our Club. But it was only pre-season and he was only on the ground 65% but still had 22 disposals.....if he continues in that form, no way will he be a "whipping boy"
I loved what he brought to the tigers. I hope GC have a great year for him. He deserves to NOT be a whipping boy for once.

He could be really good for you guys.
 

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MacPherson looked really good last night. Looked like he was playing mostly forward, but got 30+ possessions and looked clean. Good tackler as well.
 

Peel67skin

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Can you see the replay on afl website. The dees and Adelaide one seemed to be up on there. Quarter by quarter.
I think is a great team performance, but hard to give players rating with one or two pre season and less than 50 AFL games. Sexton had a great individual performance but he is those few with more than 100 AFL games.
 

thurls64

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What a great night at the footy, my observations summarised from the game
Guys looked super fit when they came out
We were first to the contest almost as a mantra almost all the time and accelerated at the footy versus previous years where we seemed to hesitate and take a back seat to the oppo
Our backs are aggressively going at the ball rather than locking down the oppo and trying to tie it up
We are finally crumbing around the contest and reading the packs where in the past we always seem to be left flat footed when the ball hits the deck
Most of the time we had quick hands in tight and cleared the handballs rather than a chain that ended up putting a player with the ball into an oppo tackle and turning it over
The boys have a lot more instinct and talk about where the "free players" are hence we got on the outside much better than in the past
Kicking was much better
Greenwood is soooo good and tough, he really imposes himself in tight and throws a lot of hard tackles and bumps, new type of players for us
Rowell just cannot stay away from finding the footy
Graham was pretty good down back a big step up from the Leslie's, etc from the past, Josh Drummond is a VERY good backline coach
Darcy Mac was just electric and has a level of confidence now in his on ground presence
Peter Wright hasn't taken the next step and still has the same shortcomings
Brodie was really good, just needs a bit more urgency when he marks the ball, tends to wait too long when the others have a real urgency to play on, his kicking was a lot better
Touk was great
Ellis is a good addition not incredible but solid, his kick to D Mac at the top of the 50 from the flank was very good though
Budarick was a real surprise
Andersons centering kick from the boundary to King was unreal
I thought Collins was tremendous, his reading and intercepting was sensational, he looks up another level from last year and super fit
Lemmens best match ever seems to have got some poise at last rather than just throwing himself around the ground looked a lot more composed and did some very good things with the footy
Jeremy Sharp will should be a superstar what a unit he is, we were smart to trade up to get him
The game style seems significantly different to last years clog up the stoppages and try to lock up the ball, the guys just got tired and we would lose it out of the stoppages and then the oppo would kill us outside
This game style looks very natural for our guys, we made Geelong look very slow
I know we will get in games with tougher more intense teams and it will break down BUT I think we have a much better base now to build on and a level of confidence we haven't had before
The boys focus and intensity was more evident when they were going off the bench and returning
I cant see with the expanded list and so much improvement made in the off season to the game style, skills and teamwork how we won't have a far better season
 

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