Positives and Negatives vs Adelaide

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Interesting game. Should have been flood gates and let it slip. Defence was baffling at times, and Adelaide kicked the lights out after quarter time. There we go.

+ Percentage is irrelevant if we just handle our business over the next fortnight
+ Darling, pissed off Yeo, Shep all very good
+ Willie Rioli, gun
+ Jake Waterman was quite good
+ Oscar Allen is a mad dog for such a young bloke
+ So wholly dominated stretches of that game, which leads me to

- No reward when we had the ascendency. Mystifying forward entry, truly the worst of the year, and just general head scratching ball use when the simple option was seemingly so obvious.
- Letting go of the rope, again. Really poor.
- Petch. Did some very good things but really makes it easy to single him out. He’s been this quick his entire life, how does he still overrun loose balls and tackles so badly? But then again plenty of good interceptions and tipped balls. But then again he can’t kick. What to make of him?
- Hutchings. Lost out there to me. If he’s not tagging, I don’t think he has a role. If he does, I don’t think it’s that one.
- Backs lost their heads. All over the shop for some simple goals, had one goal where Lynch and Nelson were wrestling which cost us three bodies to the biff and left Adelaide forwards loose. Sigh.

Win two more and we’re top two. Win one more, with Geelong beating Brisbane, and we’re very much alive for top two.

Uninspiring, but onto the Tigers.
 

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+ Better team won
+ Once we hit our targets we blew them off the park
+ Good games from Waterman, Allen, Rioli and Ryan. Really happy with them
+ Ending Crows season

- umpires
- i50s
- arsey goals
 
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Negative:
-waste of a game should have won by 40+
-Kennedy struggling with the pace of the game
-eagles consistently get 2-4 goals up and go to sleep thinking the games win
-Hickey.....would to God Simpson had started playing Williams or brooksby earlier in the season because we get maybe 1 good quarter from hickey per game.
He's going to cost us in finals against quality ruckmen. Poor disposals generally from him as well as poor kicking on goal.


Positives
-win and 4 points
-oallen is a future champion and was worth taking him.
-Darling
 

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+ Darling, closing on an AA birth
+ Rioli, been in my best 3/4 weeks, great month to be peaking
+ Waterman/O.Allen, 3 goals each for our next generation of KPFs.
+ Yeo is a stud. He turns games.
+ Still a win so no need to melt.

- Hutchings, zero role and zero impact. I'm lost on this one. Was plenty of options.
- Dominating play but not capitalizing.
- The easy goals from after the above...
- Made the Crows look better than they are.
 

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+Hickey showing why he's Cox heir as best ruckman in the game currently (possibly ever)
+Hickey winning his own clearances
+Hickey dominating Sauce around the ground
+Hickey's ability to read the play dropping back to intercept marks
+Hickey clunking big marks in the forward 50

-Hickey's exhausted shot at goal after DOMINATING the game for 4 quarters.
 

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Negative:

-Hickey.....would to God Simpson had started playing Williams or brooksby earlier in the season because we get maybe 1 good quarter from hickey per game.
He's going to cost us in finals against quality ruckmen. Poor disposals generally from him as well as poor kicking on goal.
I disagree, thought he held his own around the contest today, especially when the ball hit the deck, few clangers (i.e. that set shot) but there were plenty of boys who underperformed today imo.
 

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+ Cast your minds back to the Port game in 2018. Port led siren to siren and yet we jagged a win after the siren. There was no champagne footy that day, just an ugly, grinding win. Today lacked the drama of that victory, but was no less significant. Wins at this stage of the season are gold. And we just had one.
 

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+ beat a team playing desperately for their season
+ JD - enough said
+ Willie ditto for JD

- i50s - need to tidy these up
- JK - our players looking to hit him up instead go going for goal probably cost us 5 goals
- our backs still look a bit rusty
 

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- Why the fu** was Matt Crouch left to just do as he pleases. Let the tagger tag ffs
- Adelaide’s sneaky breaking of the 6-6-6 good on ya Pyke
- defense was not great
- Inaccuracy
- Shuey turned over that much he could open a bakery
- If we play like that next week we’ll be made to pay.
- Mids weren’t great as a collective

+ I don’t have to watch that again
+ we won
+ Good kinda game you want before finals
+ Darling AA please
+ Were still top 4. We got this. We can’t control other games and their %, just keep winning

Well done boys
 

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-Hickey.....
He's going to cost us in finals against quality ruckmen. Poor disposals generally from him as well as poor kicking on goal.
Another myth.



Hickey is a good honest trier who is a very replaceable ruck, nobody thinks he’s the second coming of Dean Cox, and I hope we have a better option come Round 1, 2020 (maybe Williams). However, there’s plenty to knock him for without saying things that are objectively incorrect and very easy to prove wrong.

Shocking miss today, was going at 78% on goal prior to tonight. Tonight was his first behind of the season in 16 games. I don’t think that qualifies as poor when kicking on goal.
 
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Another myth.



Hickey is a good honest trier who is a very replaceable ruck, nobody thinks he’s the second coming of Dean Cox, and I hope we have a better option come Round 1, 2020 (maybe Williams). However, there’s plenty to knock him for without saying things that are objectively incorrect and very easy to prove wrong.

Shocking miss today, was going at 78% on goal prior to tonight. Tonight was his first behind of the season in 16 games. I don’t think that qualifies as poor when kicking on goal.
Look I'm glad for your obsession with me but maybe you should focus on other things...like you know...how hickey is your love child.

Like you admitted twice today he's not a great ruckman and yet you use stats to try and state otherwise even against your own argument.

Just let it go...he's not a great ruckman, you know it, I know it, saints knew it, the footy world knows it.
 

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