- Aug 15, 2009
- AFL Club
- West Coast
- Other Teams
- East Perth, Donnybrook, Chelsea
haha I was referring to the Geelong comeback this year. And I don't think either can compare to 2006, that was something that may never be topped in my lifetime, just like the thrill of the 2018 granny.Arguably better than the 2006 game in that it was such a weakened team. We were really scraping the bottom of the barrel last night whereas the 2006 team was strong although the comeback was bigger. Both in the top handful along with GF wins.
I think that's probably a pretty standard rate of attrition 2 years after a flag.2020 Rd 17:
In: Brad Sheppard, Jackson Nelson, Tim Kelly, Jake Waterman, Jack Petruccelle, Hamish Brayshaw, Nic Naitanui, Brayden Ainsworth, Andrew Gaff, Jarrod Brander, Oscar Allen, Xavier O'Neill, Josh Rotham.
Out: Lewis Jetta, Jack Redden, Elliot Yeo, Chris Maston, Mark Hutchings, Mark LeCras, Willie Rioli, Jamie Cripps, Scott Lycett, Luke Shuey, Dom Sheed, Daniel Venables, Nathan Vardy.
Thirteen changes. Thirteeen! Of the 'Outs' there's three players not at the club, one in limbo, and everyone else is either injured or unavailable. Some handy 'Ins' though.
As boring as it is, going long up the line generally suits us.We played a little differently in defense in that we didn't try to chip it around anywhere near as much as we usually do. Hurn in particular was launching his 50m+ bombs far more often than he usually does. We still struggled to get it out of defense but at least we were creating most of those 50/50 contests well outside our forward 50. I thought we played the conditions very well.
Not sure your pace argument stacks up. Everybody's first game in the AFL will be a step up in pace, whether you're slow or not. If you are indeed slow then making it at that level will be just that much harder. If he's slow in less than ideal conditions then a dry, fast Optus Stadium track doesn't bode well.He fought hard but just couldn't get any clean possession, which will come with experience and confidence, but he would be purely inside grunt.
I saw him break some tackles in the thick of it a few times, and saw him get involved plenty of times around the ball in the 4th which told me he can handle it. Hell of a game to play for your 1st in the midfield, getting used to AFL pace when your pace is not a strength.
If Simmo goes in majority unchanged vs NM (if Sheed is not available, and Ah Chee for Gov) and they win again the confidence the <10 gamers would get would be great for their development.
If Patrick Cripps played in our team, he would probably be the slowest person in our team, which is not particularly quick to begin with.Not sure your pace argument stacks up. Everybody's first game in the AFL will be a step up in pace, whether you're slow or not. If you are indeed slow then making it at that level will be just that much harder. If he's slow in less than ideal conditions then a dry, fast Optus Stadium track doesn't bode well.
Petch hasn’t developed them to WAFL level.I
The 2017 draft was great for us no doubt and this year would be very hard to develop thats why i have patience with Brander and Ainers.
Petch has some outstanding qualities but his disposal, decision making and skill execution needs alot of work not sure he will be able to develop them to AFL level
Was at the game and sitting next to an absolute campaigner group of saints fans. They spent the whole game whinging about the umps before slagging off their own players in the 4th.Sainters board melted hard last night.
I figured they just had mics located in the sections that were open to the public.