Try not to waste a season, we need to keep pumping games into some of the younger players. Laverde and Begley looked to show something as forwards. McGrath, Parish and Clarke look good in the middle. The backline were under fire today, but have been much improved this year. Redman never gave up.
We were locked in our backline today and couldn't get any transition, fu** knows we had enough kick-outs to practice with. We also struggled to keep the ball in our forwardline. That surely needs to be a focus for the coaches this week.
One of the biggest positives for me was the way our younger players worked into the game despite the older heads flailing away
Dylan Clarke’s confidence grew as the game went on and despite the kicking f technique I thought didn’t make a single bad decision with his ball use, praying Woosha keeps the faith because I think we have only scratched the surface with him as an AFL standard player.
Really liked the work of Redman, Parish, Laverde, Begley, Clarke, Merrett. A lot to work with.
Hepp’s disposal is awful but tries his heart out
McKernan (horrendous game) and Langford giving away 9 free kicks between them, unacceptable
Zacka just about done, Has shown little accountability for the best part of 10 years yet we try to turn him into a defender which was never going to end well
Defensive spread from the middle is still terrible. Back line given no chance in the second and third. Their midfielders had so much time on the ball. They made really calm and good decisions to get their players out into space while we panicked under perceived pressure even when we had time and loose players.
Well I'm just happy I got to watch Australia bat well at the same time as view that game in split screen. Absolutely smashed and lucky just a 35 point margin. Redman, Laverde, Merrett, Hooker and Ambrose can hold their heads high.
Plenty of time to prove me wrong but getting worried Shiel goes missing when it gets tough too often.