Game Day Ports kick them in the Shinbones and run

rogerjames

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That 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
Agree the players were pathetic
 

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Memphis_

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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.
He doesn't want to be there anymore.
As much as i love him it doesn't excuse him from giving his all in every game.
 

Capital Power

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He doesn't want to be there anymore.
As much as i love him it doesn't excuse him from giving his all in every game.
That's a real shame. I remember that awesome pic of him turning up at training at 12:01 on the day his suspension expired. What are we doing to make these guys who were once so loyal like this? :(
 

B0ydmental

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That's a real shame. I remember that awesome pic of him turning up at training at 12:01 on the day his suspension expired. What are we doing to make these guys who were once so loyal like this? :(
Rydet, and monfries, should have taken the offer as port requested, but no, they went with Essendon. That cost us. The 12.01 thing was a gimmick.
 

portly

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Apr 8, 2001
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DBJ worst on ground.
Now this is what really gets to me. That game from DBJ was way out of the ordinary, an incredible outlier, so far from normal that I really wonder why.

In recent times his ability to get to contests, win them with composure then distribute the ball well has improved out of sight.

That effort was worse than the worst first gamer.

Which to me points to something was very wrong with the team that day. Emotionally, mentally, a combination?

And I couldn't understand why, when it was obvious that they were just chasing bums, they didn't go one-on-one.

Crazy game.
 

RossFC

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Now this is what really gets to me. That game from DBJ was way out of the ordinary, an incredible outlier, so far from normal that I really wonder why.

In recent times his ability to get to contests, win them with composure then distribute the ball well has improved out of sight.

That effort was worse than the worst first gamer.

Which to me points to something was very wrong with the team that day. Emotionally, mentally, a combination?

And I couldn't understand why, when it was obvious that they were just chasing bums, they didn't go one-on-one.

Crazy game.
I was watching the game 3rd level up behind the goals so I had a birds eye view of how our whole team was running and defending as a unit.

From what I saw, we had no urgency, put on no pressure on the ball carriers, had no structure at all and left a heap of space on the wings for North to stroll through.

North Melb at stoppages were set up perfectly and knew how to get out of areas with slick handballs and proper kicks. Meanwhile whenever we got the ball we just hacked it forward to nobody in particular. It was awful football.
 

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I was watching the game 3rd level up behind the goals so I had a birds eye view of how our whole team was running and defending as a unit.

From what I saw, we had no urgency, put on no pressure on the ball carriers, had no structure at all and left a heap of space on the wings for North to stroll through.

North Melb at stoppages were set up perfectly and knew how to get out of areas with slick handballs and proper kicks. Meanwhile whenever we got the ball we just hacked it forward to nobody in particular. It was awful football.
The space on the wings was the key. Norf had players standing entirely on their own on the wing all ****ing day. I'd love to see their uncontested mark numbers.
 

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