It seemed to depend on what was happening with the other talls. When Oscar wasn't forward brander would be(More half forward than deep) otherwise he played wing.I missed the first half (going to watch today) and only heard the second on radio but what position did Brander play?
Yep I can't understand the mentality which complains about the lack of four quarter performance on a day like yesterday- it makes me question what people actually want from their football team.We went from a game where people were saying Hinkley would be eating a sandwich in the box, to a game where we were up 50 at half time.
I understand being frustrated we didn’t kick on and turn in something historic. Everybody wants to win by 20 goals. It’s simply not reasonable to expect, in professional sport, that the team you support will just dominate every single moment of every single game. If every team that was up by 50 at half time won by 100 at full time, why not just call off the game?
Nobody is saying wanting more is bad. Nobody is saying percentage might not be important. But the tone on the board tonight wasn’t so much “nice win though that’s a good opportunity missed” but more of a “this is typical West Coast laziness. Of course we’ve won, but what about the percentage.”
We absolutely flogged one of the best sides in footy, destroying them in the very contested footy they specialise in and we lament. It was hand waved away by many because we were in such control by half time everyone got bored and turned their attention elsewhere.
The mood on the board if we’d ticked away, winning each quarter by two goals and coming away with a good solid eight goal win, the worm always slowly creeping up, would be way better than it is now. That’s very weird to me, given we have now seen that the 2021 Eagles’ best footy is still overwhelming and relentless, which seems like the bigger story.
Agree with this but it can send a message to other clubs to never give in against West Coast as they will likely drop their work rate.Yep I simply can't understand the mentality which complains about the lack of four quarter performance on a day like yesterday- it makes me question what people actually want from their football team.If a team controls a game to the extent there is not a moment from start to finish when the other team could possibly have won, they've done their job, the margin doesn't matter.
West Coast utterly blasted a top 4 fancy off the park and had the game iced by half time. Until junk time they utterly controlled every part of the ground and did what they pleased. The challenge isn't to squeeze every last bit of % out of a win like that, the challenge is to repeat that performance every week for a season, win enough games to nab a double chance and home finals and then do it when it counts. Do that and noone is going to remotely care whether you win by 50 or 35.
Sometimes I think eagle fans tend to forget how menacing this team looks from an opposition point of view when they are in that sort of form at optus- when nicnat is winning it out of the centre, the assortment of star forwards are getting it one out, Barrass/Mcgovern/Hurn are dominating their men in the air and the rabid crowd is getting into the umps it is simply the scariest road trip in football, and a few junk time goals don't change that.
Yeah fair enough. Hopefully wont miss him too much - the Collingwood game becomes a bit more dicey now, but we should beat Saints and Fail-o.Minor hamstring. 21 dayer.
Should keep him out for a Month maybe...
Or more importanly an older player can be stuck in there to get f/sNo idea if it's been discussed or not, but just noticed that unused medical subs still get counted as a game played for those players?
It's listed on the Eagles website as such, so Jones in round 1 and Ah Chee in round 2 who didn't get subbed on has a game added to their tally.
Surely this can't be official?
If it is, an uncapped player could be an unused medical sub and be considered to have made their debut?
Ironically, Judd missed that 2006 comeback game (last time we beat Cats away).Yeah fair enough. Hopefully wont miss him too much - the Collingwood game becomes a bit more dicey now, but we should beat Saints and Fail-o.
And of course we couldnt win at Kardinia Park if we had a midfield stacked with Chris Judds, so eh.
Looks like Yeo for sure so you're 100% right there.I sit high up in level 5 and it really shocked me how much brander looked like Yeo tonight. Do we dare dream?
The rule changes have been terrific, 100% improvement on the rolling scrums we used see all the time. It's back to being a fast paced game again.As much as I whinged about the rule changes, they've definitely been a godsend for our elder statesmen. Hurn and JK are looking fierce.