F**k Montgomery. He played in a premiership but he wouldn't know if his pubes were on fire. He showed just how incompetent and unprofessional he is by getting in front of the media and not only canvassing thoughts and possible decisions that are in the exclusive domain of the senior coach, he says that a rookie will be playing ahead of a premiership ruckman who was magnificent in the twos!Yeah what would Brett Montgomery know about winning premierships at Port Adelaide
That's right - his ruck play and his experience and abilities in the forward line when we get first look at the ball! Football is a team game and Goldstien was far too mobile, too strong, too intelligent, too experienced to be let loose off the leash and young Ladhams, try as he did the young fella, was never ever going to get anywhere near Goldstien were as Lycett would have battered Goldstein and went all over the ground with him.4 effective disposals and a goal was Ryder’s forward game tonight. Worse than Sutcliffe last week.
The only real case to be made for Ryder is his ruck play, which includes actual post-tap impact
And you sounded pretty excited about next year and wanting us to stick fat with the club financially etc. what a slap in the face this game was. Unbelievable how bad we were.What saddens me is being at the club last night listening to greats bleed about toughness, honour to play at Port etc etc
Then to see this served before my eyes. Go Steve Smith
Haven't we warned you before about coming over here sprouting truth, logic and common sense?I am even more puzzled by Port than I am about that display by North.
Whether Hinkley can coach or not is not the question, because the players are just not responding to him. He has to go, and a few Port players should be shown the door with him.
Yes, all 3 proved wrong. Agree we didnt give NM matchups enough priority. I'm a big fan of Doogs as a defender coz of his closing speed and spoiling quality. We also needed height back there.In hindsight this week's selection was a massive case of drinking their own bathwater and not really taking North Melbourne seriously as a threat.
#1: Playing Ryder and Ladhams against Goldstein when they were only in form because we played the two worst ruck teams in the AFL in the past fortnight.
#2: Going in with a very short backline against a 200cm proven goalkicker when we have Doogs in the reserves. Sick of players like Brown and Lynch and Hipwood taking us to town.
#3: Playing a very underdone Burton, I assume due to wanting to get his match fitness up in the AFL.
Ryder use to be an aggressive player but things have changed. Whether that's due to injuries I don't know but his attitude and desire are very different to peak Ryder at Port.Ladhams had more effective disposals, tackled inside 50 and intercept possessions. Both got smashed by Goldstein around the ground which is the main issue
Could’ve ground Goldstein down with Lycett & Ladhams working in tandem, Ryder had the physicality of a feather duster
Agree the players were patheticThat game was lost by the players. They didnt come to play. The coaches tried every move possible, it just didnt happen. Players you could rely on them , week after week, just put in a stinker, and many of them, hartlett, dbj, westoff, houston. The tackling tonight was the worst ive seem for a while. Felt like boys vrs men. Clearly the players played the game during the week, and had it won before they even rocked up to the ground. Lowest score of the season week before by north. Mentally weak players. Unfortunately some of the old players and leaders need to be moved on. One captain for a start next year. Not happy, think we are all shocked and feel numb. Ffs