Add 2015 to that, a few years ago yes, but we thought it was all over when Mackenzie and Brown went down, and Freo were smashing us by 60 odd...Does it take a bit of adversity to get us going? We've played some great games with our backs to the wall. The media BS galvanized us in 2018. With TK coming in perhaps the sheer talent was so abundant to see that the players just expected it to happen without total commitment to the cause.
Shuey going down, losing our most respected midfielder and our Captain, might just have been enough for these guys to snap into gear a bit. Yeo seemed to take Shuey's injury personally, as if he was KO'd and didn't just tweak a hamstring.
Waterman's goal on quarter time.
I can't recall an Eagle slotting a longer range shot in recent memory.
Clutch kick by
Reckon the last Eagle to kick long set shot goals was the Qstick... in fact I was more confident when he was 40+ out rather than under 20m.Was Hurn/Wirraesque of old
Being less than a goal down despite being dominated most of the first played a huge part in us winning imo.I felt that Waterman’s goal was the turning point - the guy bleeds blue and gold, it clearly means something to him to play for the club. After that goal all the boys went up to him and seemed to feed on his enthusiasm.
The pressure and intensity this game was completely at odds to what we dished out in the last three weeks.
It was amazing to see how the morale improved in that quarter. For the first 10 minutes it was the same old sh*t, I was starting to think we actually were a bottom 4 team. When Redden got into that scuffle and gave away the 50m, I figured we were completely cooked. The boys seemed to get fired up and suddenly it was on. Waterman's goal was the last push to break the door open. From that point on everything changed, structures improved, skills lifted (though still rusty) and off we went.Being less than a goal down despite being dominated most of the first played a huge part in us winning imo.
This. Gaff going on the inside gives us numbers around the contest because of his running capability. Something we've been struggling with is always being outnumbered at the contest, but having Gaff on the inside allows us to neutralise or have the outnumber. Hope we stick with this for a few weeks and see how it pans out.So glad we grabbed Allen. What vision in the draft. You just don't pass on pure key position talent. Extremely long term vision and I doubt we expected him to burst on the scene as he has, but gee, he is GOOD.
TK will announce himself by season's end. Tidy game today.
Looked like we tried Duggan on the wing a bit today, with Gaff going inside. Don't mind it. Gaff laid some excellent tackles, too.
Lots to like. Got something to build upon before we return to Perth.
Much nicer when you can go back and sift through a win during the week, too. We need a few distractions.POSITIVE - Much nicer to wake up the morning after when your footy team hasn't played like a pack of useless campaigners the preceding day. The coffee even tastes better