- May 24, 2015
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
Novak Djokovic wins French Open, will he win the Grand Slam?
Youre so used to us losing and being miserable you forgot we won?They should be paying all his salary and a fee to us on top.
His game today was about average. The fact that it is his best performance all season is disappointing.
You make it sound like he was ever really that good. About as overrated as Dane Swan.Watched the Collingwood vs Essendon game, Steele Sidebottom really has gone rapidly downhill. Still able to find a bit of the ball, but butchered it almost every time. Surely the Pies have someone pushing for a spot in the midfield that has better foot skills.
Yeah saw him cost the game vs Brisbane from memory with a few turnovers.Watched the Collingwood vs Essendon game, Steele Sidebottom really has gone rapidly downhill. Still able to find a bit of the ball, but butchered it almost every time. Surely the Pies have someone pushing for a spot in the midfield that has better foot skills.
Docherty had a shocker on the weekend. As you say, the stats don't show the fumbles, lost footing and poor positioning.There should be a separate thread for players who are still good on the surface but it’s empty and they no longer having the impact they used to.
Sidebottom is a classic example: 30 disposals, 17 contested possessions, 12 tackles, 6 inside 50s is, on paper, a wonderful game for a midfielder. 50% disposal efficiency and 8 changers? Yikes. It’s not ‘one year too many’ territory - he’s only 30 and might have 3 more years in him - but he isn’t the guy he was anymore (and that’s ok).
I’d put Sam Docherty in that category, sadly. All the numbers are there - vs Brisbane 28 disposals @ 92% with only 2 changers. Aand yet, he is in the 20h percentile or similar or 1 percenters for small/medium defenders and gets torched by almost any opponent in 1 on 1s, and his kicks lack hurt factor (despite the apparent’effecveness’). He used to be Mr Reliable but has dropped 3 chest marks with zero pressure that have cost goals in two weeks.Essentially he’s ‘back’ but missing the edge that made him a standout
Murphy’s an interesting case.I think Marc Murphy owns this thread this year. Genuinely not in Carlton's best 22 anymore and is being carried to 300 games.
Had a shocker the week before too, would've been three or four Port goals that were a direct result of Docherty clangers. Pity, he was a star before the injuries.Docherty had a shocker on the weekend. As you say, the stats don't show the fumbles, lost footing and poor positioning.