Yep. That West Coast game was the best match of the year I thought. The best part about our comeback was it started in the second quarter before the rain started.ahh you're right, it was... I was just thinking of a power-house team at the time... it was the Eagles, not the chumps at Port who were no good that year.
The brisbane game was the same.Sydney Swans: 18.13.121
Adelaide Crows: 11.22.88
33 scoring shots to 31
Whilst this game looked great to watch there was zero pressure in the game
I think the swannie kids are going to find the game this week a very different game
I think it will be Arts for Vlas this week.not sure who goes out for vas and houli - its a good problem to have.
I do this most weeks, usually while im taking a crap at work. Use the votes and work it out like a puzzle who may have voted for who5 Martin prestia
4 jiath martin
3 lambert Hardwick
2 prestia frost
1 Cotchin Riewoldt
Coaches votes, I’m assuming column two is Clarke.
Will be interesting and will give insight into where they think they're at - big roll of the dice to play buddy (and try to knock off the champs and go 3-0) then go buddy-less against the bombers the following week (high risk / high reward) - or keep buddy fresh and bank the win against the bombers.Buddy apparently may not play. Horse wouldn't confirm whether he was in today and given they then have a 5 day break before playing Essendon (obviously a much more winnable game), maybe he gets rested against us so he's right to kick 17 against the Dons?
I think Broad may be the one to make way for vlas unfort. Although if swans go with 3 tall forwards they might want to keep broad in as insuranceI wouldn't be surprised at all if he's the one to go. On form it would be one of Aarts, Pickett or Rioli, I would have thought.
Agree with the stop Richmond and dusty vibe lolol , gone into overkill , but tbh it works for us. Our players love the us vs them mentality. What would be worse is if everyone just ignored it and just praised us lulling us into a false sense of security. Though I do believe we can combat that easilyMy take aways from the game on Sunday...
- we're winning games without getting out of second gear. Whenever the hawks kicked a goal we seemed to lift our intensity. Not sure whether this is a conscious choice the players (or Dimma giving his directive to 'rasie the fight' after a goal??) but otherwise it looked like we were cruising
- midfielders look to all be moving very well - Bolton, prestia, Graham, shedda, lambert, Kmc and of course dusty look in great nick - although the connection with the forwards needs to improve - lots of bombing away when good leads were going unrewarded
- Picket fumbles a lot but he does a lot of good things, moves well and is hard
- Our defense is looking great but hasn't been tested yet - but a great start to the year having a couple of 'easy' games to lead in and build touch and confidence.
- Cotch moving well but rusty with his disposal - expecting him to be better this week
- we're killing it out of the centre which sets up some easy goals - this is a massive weapon for us
- Ruck combo with Nank and Balta seems to be working well - the defense manages to cover Balta when he goes in
- Rioli is an enigma to me - I did like his pressure at times and did some good unrewarded running, pressure and causing errors and could've kicked 4 if he'd kicked like he normally does but I still feel he has more to give.
- not sure who goes out for vas and houli - its a good problem to have.
- We have a very tough run ahead - altho should beat Sydney - then have port, saints, bulldogs, cats I think - after that if we have no serious injury crisis - we should consider resting and rotating players - and give Martyn, Ross, Ralph-smith, RCD, Dow, CCJ blocks of games. This will keep our midfield fresh and develop our depth players
- oppo teams are going to start some funky sh*t with Dusty - media hype is reaching new heights and there is a stop dusty / stop richmond vibe going on.
- new rules seem to suit our style and we have adapted well