Autopsy Rd 14, 2019: 35 point loss to The West Coast

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quotemokc

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 19, 2008
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16,539
Perth
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Essendon
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27 touch 15 mark game to Hooker. Begley, Lav and Redmen all went ok. Nice for those young blokes to travel and have a decent game. Guelf a shame.

Did not get much from our 2 attacking backs in Saad and McKenna and got nothing much from our 2 classy smalls up forward. Oh well.
Thought Redman had a stinker
 

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Summer Nights

Very stable genius
Jul 11, 2010
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Click Clock Wood
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We still would’ve lost but you don’t stand a chance when battling the umpires all game. I have no doubt it changes the direction of a match when umpires constantly favour one side.
 

Dons4days

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Midfield did not work hard enough today. More defensive running & higher intensity. They’re all happy when they have the ball but a lot seem to avoid cracking in when we’re not in possession. We won’t go anywhere until this becomes instinct for our mids.

It’s hard to place too much blame on our forwards & defenders but it’s fair to say just about everyone of our players was comprehensively beaten tonight. We have a long way to go.
 

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Zach Package

Kyle Langfourd
Sep 21, 2012
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Parish, Francis
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Bloody odd game. All things considered I don’t think we were that bad, certainly not ‘concede 36 scoring shots’ bad. Eagles completely bossed it bar the first 5 minutes but never really settled into their preferred pattern of play.

Them shutting down our run from the back half was as much good luck as it was good management, the ball along with about 35 blokes was camped in our back half for so long there was just no space to run anywhere.

Meh
 

CBombers17

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Jul 7, 2014
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Bruise free win for West Coast at home. Without Smith this midfield is pretty soft.

I wouldn't describe this group as fragile but they are mostly unconvincing for mine.
 

TDay

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May 27, 2017
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We just needed someone who could mark our desperate clearing balls off the halfback line. Very hard to set up anything when it comes straight back into the 50 every time
Stringer wouldve been huge. We are missing Daniher too
 

Dons4days

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Nah. Looked disinterested after losing a few contests early on. Ran under the ball a hell of a lot. He didn't get a lot of help, but he had a stinker.
I noticed that. He seemed to run under every ball tonight. A lot of the kicks weren’t great but he misread pretty much all of them tonight.
 

quotemokc

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Jul 19, 2008
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We just needed someone who could mark our desperate clearing balls off the halfback line. Very hard to set up anything when it comes straight back into the 50 every time
Stringer wouldve been huge. We are missing Daniher too
Stringer wouldnt have made a difference
 

Stopher

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 19, 2012
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Losing in Perth to the reigning premiers was never going to define our season. Through dumb luck, it's ended up a respectable score, which may count in the % stakes later in the season, depending on what happens from here.
 

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