Review Positives and Negatives vs Collingwood

Max zero

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Deep Breath,
I congratulated you all on last years Grand Final win and I noticed some have you have come over to do the same thing re last nights game.
We have a great rivalry but a respect for each other.

Your team will move on and be there come finals time.
There is no doubt about that.
Why would we be angry at you? We are just salty cause we lost a close one.

You ran out the game better. It happens.
 

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magpie_marty

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Why would we be angry at you? We are just salty cause we lost a close one.

You ran out the game better. It happens.
Hey Max zero no I think what I am trying to say is I have respect for your club,
And you will be in the Finals.
That is a given,
Chin up so have a side full of pace and skill and body size and we do not.
 

DanielKerr4

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A day later and despite this probably screwing our top 2 chances, I haven't been this calm about a loss for a long time.

The drop off was to some degree explainable, and Collingwood were always going to get us at some point. I rather it be in Round 17 over a final.
This. I feel the exact same. They wanted it more last night. Inevitable we’ll meet again in September and I think we’ll get the chocolates.

We were just outworked on the night, number of our players were down and we lost by one point. Not the end of the world
 

wce4premiership

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The concerning part isn't the "losing to the second place team by 1 point"

It's the "kicking one behind in 45 minutes of play against a team with a decimated defence".

Out coached perhaps, lack of effort didn't help and a few players playing poorly didn't help but it's hardly the end of the world, just really disappointing to stoop to that level.
 

greatwhiteshark

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The concerning part isn't the "losing to the second place team by 1 point"

It's the "kicking one behind in 45 minutes of play against a team with a decimated defence".

Out coached perhaps, lack of effort didn't help and a few players playing poorly didn't help but it's hardly the end of the world, just really disappointing to stoop to that level.
Not the end of the world losing the game but I was concerned how we went about things in the last quarter.
That we never tried anything and it was so robotic our kicks out of defence to the exact same spot time after time, it was like watching a replay about 8 times.
Never once did we think this is not working, let’s play the other side away from their big men, never once did we think to go long down the middle, we tried nothing and it became laughable in the end.
They say the definition of stupidity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result, the Eagles became that definition last night.
 

wce4premiership

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Not the end of the world losing the game but I was concerned how we went about things in the last quarter.
That we never tried anything and it was so robotic our kicks out of defence to the exact same spot time after time, it was like watching a replay about 8 times.
Never once did we think this is not working, let’s play the other side away from their big men, never once did we think to go long down the middle, we tried nothing and it became laughable in the end.
They say the definition of stupidity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result, the Eagles became that definition last night.
That's right, the loss itself I got over pretty quick, the way we played was quite unintelligent and that's disheartening.

More upset about losing Cripps, there's some experience gone from the small forwards.
 

KERRPOW

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The way collingwood locked it in their forward line that last qtr. Was much like us in the 2018 GF.

Our backs were under so.much pressure that they kept bombing the ball out, the pies set up their wall so it kept coming back in.

Just hope this doesnt give oppo teams a sniff against us meaning wvery bloody game will be a slog.
 

greatwhiteshark

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The way collingwood locked it in their forward line that last qtr. Was much like us in the 2018 GF.

Our backs were under so.much pressure that they kept bombing the ball out, the pies set up their wall so it kept coming back in.

Just hope this doesnt give oppo teams a sniff against us meaning wvery bloody game will be a slog.
Was a very easy wall to set up, we kicked it to the same spot over and over and over again. Collingwood must of been pinching themselves that we kept doing it.
 

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Eagleboy68

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Yep, was sitting in block 509 so had good viewing at that end. We certainly panicked. Didnt help our mids were cooked.
Was waiting for Jetta or hurn to kick long down the guts for darling or kennedy mark and run forward for a quick score. Even to get a draw...
 

CM9000

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You have been asked and warned and warned and warned to please contribute in some discussion at some level to this board and have still not done so. Your access to the Eagles board has been removed.
I'm going to miss Fig, it just won't be the same without him.

Actually, that makes me wonder why I actually haven't put him on ignore yet. Guess I won't have to now.
 

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A day later and despite this probably screwing our top 2 chances, I haven't been this calm about a loss for a long time.

The drop off was to some degree explainable, and Collingwood were always going to get us at some point. I rather it be in Round 17 over a final.
okay so what`s the explaination ??
 

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Two weeks of wet weather footy in the lead up and a first quarter injury to a key player against a team desperate for both revenge against us and for a form reversal for themselves.

An explanation, not an excuse. We still should have won.
OK fair enough , it did seem out of character our energy levels for a home game ..
 

The Dodger

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Yeah I think wet weather combined with lower leg injuries/sorenss for NN, Shuey, Ryan. They just didnt seem to be moving all that well. Teamed with Cripps going off I think it was cumulative culminating in that last quarter inability to run out a game.
 

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Not the end of the world losing the game but I was concerned how we went about things in the last quarter.
That we never tried anything and it was so robotic our kicks out of defence to the exact same spot time after time, it was like watching a replay about 8 times.
Never once did we think this is not working, let’s play the other side away from their big men, never once did we think to go long down the middle, we tried nothing and it became laughable in the end.
They say the definition of stupidity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result, the Eagles became that definition last night.
Yes at the game it was driving me crazy. I sit just around from the goals in block 309 and on more than one occasion we had two players free on the other side, but Bunga didn't even look that way just kicked to the usual where there was congestion, so no wonder we couldn't clear it and get the ball down our end to try and kick the winning goal😠!
 

Priddis Is Done

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Only a 1 point loss, felt like a 30 to 40 point drubbing.

Collingwood played out of their skin. We have a lot more upside, is we desire too. But Collingwood have a lot more players to return too.

Lots have mentioned that we ran out of legs.... But


My concern was the centre bounces. On many occasions, Grundy conceeded the ball up. They set up defenseiveky conceeding the ruck knock.
The opposition half nelsoned our entire mids, placed themselves in our jockstraps, and sweated on us fumbling or not taking possession and then waltzing away from the stoppage.

Twice, Nic Nat thumped the ball 30m clear...needed to do more of that.

My concern is our mids go into lazy mode and expect Nic Nat to do the heavy lifting.


But it was only a 1 point loss.
 

frenchconnection

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That's right, the loss itself I got over pretty quick, the way we played was quite unintelligent and that's disheartening.

More upset about losing Cripps, there's some experience gone from the small forwards.
Yes at times Simmo's coaching can worry me as he seems quite stubborn in not coming up with an alternative if Plan A is not working. I know he took us to a flag last year so shouldn't complain, but geez he can drive me to distraction sometimes when things aren't working in that he doesn't change a few things.
 

frenchconnection

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I'm going to miss Fig, it just won't be the same without him.

Actually, that makes me wonder why I actually haven't put him on ignore yet. Guess I won't have to now.
Is Fig's ban permanent? Even though his negativity drove me crazy at times, like you will miss his comments a little bit lol🙄🤔
 

Yamumluvsbigcox

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Another negative: Someone needs to flog Maynard. Acts tough and lippy. w***er
Dont know why he is lippy . His only claim to fame was that he was on the recieving end pf one of the best bone jarring bumps in grand final history .
Maybe that bump left a chip on his shoulder both mentally and physically
 

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