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Northalives

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Yeah what would Brett Montgomery know about winning premierships at Port Adelaide :drunk:
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!

What the f**k are we playing at here? Has the game changed so much that supposed intelligent and articulate coaching staff no longer understand the basics of the art form called Australian Rules Football? Montgomery's yapping and Voss's non too subtle expressions of wanting to f**k off out of the club to get a senior coaching job show a complete lack of nous and decorum - f**k these pretentious gits! We have been taken over by pretenders.
 

Northalives

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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
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.

Hinkley and the selectors were stupid and it is not the fault of Ladhums nor Ryder. If Hinkley and his entourage of yes men have any self respect, they'll resign open mass tonight.
 

OneGreatClub

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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
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.
 

Kiss from a Rozee

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Look I’m still really pi**ed off with Ryder but now I’m thinking maybe our midfielders made him look worse. He’s never been a ball winner and he was giving us first use.

Contested possessions were 175 to 124 and uncontested was a horrific 341 to 176. The hugely outworked us all over. Goldstein getting 35 disposals is on Ryder, but the rest are down to our players being completely out of position or too lazy to get into position.

They literally always had numbers around the ball. I don’t even understand how. Like surely when its 10v 5 they can’t find 2 players on their own on the wing but yes that actually happened.

The way they walked it out of the centre so easily was infuriating. Everyone loves Schofield but WTF was happening at centre bounces? Do our players not know how to tackle? Were they too slow? Were wingmen/flankers too slow to provide support? Were we too reactive? Too fumbly? Was Ryder’s flagpole impression after jumping THAT effective? I just can’t understand how you can just keep losing the contest for the ball over and over without deciding to stick to your man instead of just allowing them to do whatever, I mean I don’t think any of our players went with 15 metres of Jared Polec FFS.
 

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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.
 

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Capital Power

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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.
Haven't we warned you before about coming over here sprouting truth, logic and common sense?
 

Capital Power

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Didn't see the game, but read this thread from cover to cover. Will really miss doing that in the off season.

Favourite bit was being shamelessly embarrassed by a team out of contention, yet still being able to hang on to poor umpiring as an excuse ;).
 

Memphis_

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Just complete trash.
Even pisses me off more we have the exact same percentage as the cows unbelievable and we are 9th just to make our weekend that much better.
 

rogerjames

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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.
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.

Can understand why they stuck with ruck pair but agree with your point regardless.
 

rogerjames

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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
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.
 

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