- Dec 27, 2017
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
Barty returns; Serena no threat? Osaka to exit early?
What about poor Eagles and all their injuries to Seniors?On a tangent, I would say one issue where the silence has been deafening is the lead-up to the Anzac Day blockbuster. The amount of noise in the lead-up to our match on Good Friday and calls in the media for us to be stripped of the fixture because we are not good enough was off the charts. Collingwood and * are both 1 and 4. That is not a blockbuster! Where are the calls for them to lose one of the many prime slots they both get each season?
It should be embarrassing to the coaches who were in charge over that period.it’s truly embarrassing that our first year players, one who didn’t play football at all last year are fitter and working harder than blokes who have 4&5 pre seasons under their belt.
Who ultimately made the decisions about "the coaches who were in charge over that period" and "the new breed"?It should be embarrassing to the coaches who were in charge over that period.
The new breed will lead the way. It's up to the rest to keep up. We can have them held back by mediocre players and a game plan built around damage control.
These kids will be setting the standards from now.
All three have endurance too.I'm pulling my hair out when I watch matches live at the moment.
I see Tarryn Thomas get 19 silky, smooth touches and bang through some shots on goal, and think "imagine what he could have done today" as his opponent burns him through hard work, time and time again, and I pull my hair out.
I watch Nick Larkey standing there in suspended animation all game instead of leading, when the bloke we turfed out of the club for him used to top this list most weeks, and I pull my hair out.
When I see Cam Zurhaar strike every contest with intensity, but with his hands on his knees gasping for air when the next contest is barely 15m away, I pull my hair out.
When I see Powell, Mahony, Phillips and Stephenson busting their gut to run defensively, trying to get back to provide us with some sort of structure, while LDU (admittedly did not look fit to play last night), Taylor, even Simpkin at times are walking 5m behind them, I pull my hair out.
When I see us burst forward and have absolutely nothing to kick to, I pull my hair out.
This my friends is how you lose your Man Bun. I should probably stop pulling my hair out.
Reality would be Daw doesn’t get a touch, Brown is injury subbed and Melbourne lose by 100.Irony:
GoDeez win pre-lim > through to G.F. Only thing is Gawn and Wiedemann injured can't play the next week.
In come Daw and Brown. Former wins Norm Smith as BOG, Brown kicks 7
The Arden Street game vs hawks allowed the kind of close observation that is sometimes harder for some reason at modern stadiums.There was a passage of play David King pointed out which was particularly damning. Freo with the ball, at the attacking side of their wing. Three of our blokes standing there occupying space, holding defensive 'structure' while all three of their opponents were goalside of them and steaming towards the 50 to impact the contest.
If you've ever wondered how we are always outnumbered in both our defense and attack, that's the reason why.