Autopsy Rd 8 Blues deserving but no reward again

Who played well in Round 8?


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Play attacking ball, last 4 games the blues have scored, 101, 88, 62 and 87, that is pretty attacking.
yes thats ok..however we have to look at it through oppositions eyes,and most of them can manage that plus a bit...
-tighten up back 6 even more[MarchB A+ with a few more games,Jones good....we got good stuff]
-Forwards need time but its A grade on paper......will cause havok......:thumbsu:
-Mids is where we losing it.....Cripps Elite now...maybe Samo can really step it up[he can],or Ed back in or Murph,maybe unwise to hammer Walsh all season as 18 yr old. Plus the other drafts or returns. etc
 
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Yeah Cunners was one of the best for sure, has built up his core strength so he can now stand up in tackles and break them, like his mate Jsos, think we need to start seeing more of Cunners at centre bounces than we have because of the aforementioned core strength around the ball, an even split with him and Fish would be a good balance and sps as well.
A little bit of rob Peter to pay Paul but I think the upside would be worth it with his 4th year body.
Been a long time since I've been as comfortable with any of our team having set shots as mitch or cuners. It's a nice feeling.
 

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yes thats ok..however we have to look at it through oppositions eyes,and most of them can manage that plus a bit...
-tighten up back 6 even more[MarchB A+ with a few more games,Jones good....we got good stuff]
-Forwards need time but its A grade on paper......will cause havok......:thumbsu:
-Mids is where we losing it.....Cripps Elite now...maybe Samo can really step it up[he can],or Ed back in or Murph,maybe unwise to hammer Walsh all season as 18 yr old. Plus the other drafts or returns. etc
Only 4 sides in the comp are averaging more than 85 points, the blues have bettered that in 3 of the last 4
 

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Jones Weitering Marchbank = best 22
Goddard = Insurance
Macreadie B.Silvagni = developing

McKay McGovern Curnow J.Silvagni = best 22
Kerr = developing

Kreuzer = best 22
Phillips Lobbe = insurance (need to be replaced)
DeKonning = developing

Casboult is 29yo ?
Thanks and goodbye.
Not a hope. No no no. He’s proven thus far this year he’s a solid backup across a number of roles. He’s fitter than he’s ever been. I’ll bet you a 3 month bigfooty suspension he doesn’t get delisted.
 

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just rewatched the game. I know people say he gets all the dirty jobs and he had tough match ups etc. I agree with all of this, but I reckon 75% of the pies scores went through plowman. He is a defender. He is allowed to win contests and beat his man, even if it is an unfavorable match up. At the end of the day thats his job. From the outside looking in he seems a liability defensively. Add that to his skills and inability to stick a tack I dont get the obsession!
 

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Only 4 sides in the comp are averaging more than 85 points, the blues have bettered that in 3 of the last 4
Gotta say that despite all teeth gnashing early in the season our forward line is in good knick. I think the need for a small forward and the price that we should pay for one has been exaggerated. We will be tall but as our midfield matures our forward line will scare the hell out of some teams.
 

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Gotta say that despite all teeth gnashing early in the season our forward line is in good knick. I think the need for a small forward and the price that we should pay for one has been exaggerated. We will be tall but as our midfield matures our forward line will scare the hell out of some teams.
Where is pickett at with his injury?
when he plays he does things that makes u think he could be anything. if he would just get fit!
 

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just rewatched the game. I know people say he gets all the dirty jobs and he had tough match ups etc. I agree with all of this, but I reckon 75% of the pies scores went through plowman. He is a defender. He is allowed to win contests and beat his man, even if it is an unfavorable match up. At the end of the day thats his job. From the outside looking in he seems a liability defensively. Add that to his skills and inability to stick a tack I dont get the obsession!
Look at the way the Pies got those goals and ask what more Plowman could do to stop them?
Also considering he had 7 intercept possessions it safe to say he beat his man more than once
 

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We are getting to the point where some guys such as Pickett are going be additions to an already good team when they are right to play. There is emerging depth and there is a growing evidence that when one goes down another steps in to play the role. Early days but its coming. No more desperately selecting blokes too soon.
 
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Bit rough on a guy who is top 10 for Marks inside 50 and number 1 for Contested marks AFL wide.
Not sure of where he has been recently, just to me he has seemed a bit quieter the last few games. Haven't seen quite as much leading up and marking, seeing more wrestling and that's not his go. I think the opposition are making sure he's not allowed a run and jump at the ball and I feel better positioning would help here.
 

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Not sure of where he has been recently, just to me he has seemed a bit quieter the last few games. Haven't seen quite as much leading up and marking, seeing more wrestling and that's not his go. I think the opposition are making sure he's not allowed a run and jump at the ball and I feel better positioning would help here.
He’s had a couple of average games but he still kicked a couple on the weekend. He’s going through that transition now where all break out forwards have to learn with the extra attention. The delivery has to be better and this gives Charlie, Mitch and SOS a better chance to get off the leash more often.
 
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Only 4 sides in the comp are averaging more than 85 points, the blues have bettered that in 3 of the last 4
Ok
i will take that....
so we are in for a few wins ye.....not just for show
i would be happy with 16 th this year...say 6-7 wins
next year wont be top 8...unless we spend big at trade
I hope when a few wins come and they will,boys put heads down and work even harder as the good clubs do
 

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anyone who hasn't watched bolts' presser post-game needs to do so - you want progress - that's progress - the best he has delivered - watch it, all of you...
Can notice the definite change in his pressers this year particularly the last 3 weeks, he has adjusted nicely with his tone of questions and game analysis, he's been great and seems to be getting better👍
 

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He’s had a couple of average games but he still kicked a couple on the weekend. He’s going through that transition now where all break out forwards have to learn with the extra attention. The delivery has to be better and this gives Charlie, Mitch and SOS a better chance to get off the leash more often.
I think it's got a fair bit to do with the opposition figuring him out too. Teams have focused on what made him good, running and jumping at the ball and have taken that away from him, he's not big and strong enough to be good with the push and shove so that's where teams are going.

I think he needs to make sure he's on the move, that's how you stop defenders using their body and wrestling you.

It's up to our coaching staff to now figure this one out.
 

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Look at the way the Pies got those goals and ask what more Plowman could do to stop them?
Also considering he had 7 intercept possessions it safe to say he beat his man more than once
I know you hate the way people use him as a whipping boy but do you agree that he finds himself in that position a lot more than anyone else? Not due to lack of effort but because he just can’t effectively stop enough of those situations.

Played well on the weekend but still got exposed at times.
 
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