CORRECT!Something else that bothered me last night - that leech Matt de Boer went to Sam Walsh from the first bounce. They dropped the tag a bit in the second half, but in the first half did anybody think to maybe go into bat for the 20 year old copping a hard tag for the first time in his career?
Crippa, Ed - you’re standing next to him at the centre bounce - ******* put a body across. Block him. Tackle to hurt. Let him know that if he wants to sit on Walshy he’s going to need to sit in the ice bath for the next 2 days.
We’ve been horrible at this for years - could you imagine if this was Hawthorn 2013-15 and de Boer tried to sit on Sam Mitchell? Hodge would have run through him and crunched him multiple times. Our team needs a serious dose of campaigner (I think you guys like “mongrel” here)
We have been a soft nice side for too long this has to change and unfortunately the current coach doesn't have enough campaigner in him to get it out of them. All the good sides/coaches have a nasty streak and that's why they win premierships they play close to the line sometimes stepping over it but it sets a hard edge/ standard.
People are saying put the gloves on them like Hawks did recently.
I unfortunately feel our players would go to the AFLPA and complain as they do not have that hard edge and would sook it up.
If we don't change the Culture of this group we are looking at another wasted 5 years.