I am at the stage where I am basically just really sad. I don't know why I keep watching. Then every year I say that I will cancel my membership but then give them another chance and they do it again. I don't want to downplay domestic violence but I feel like a battered wife.
Yeah they went on about the Guelfi htb decision instead.Fox is gross for not making a bigger deal of that. Literally a game/season changing decision.
Definitely had 2 goals left in us, or at least the chances to score 2 goals. The boys played as if they were a chance to pinch it, whole body language and effort had changed.second angle clearly showed that Petracca was making a legitimate attempt to dispose of the ball, not intentionally dropping the ball, and since he was tackled without any prior opportunity, that means it's a play on, but there is a grey area because the tackle had been applied for quite awhile by the time the ball left Petracca.
anyway, I don't think we had 2 goals in us from that spot anyway. but a goal and behind for a draw would have been fun
I certainly don’t think we can continue to play Merrett Shiel and McGrath in the same mid field, two of them together only add up to the height and weight of one proper midfielderMerrett and Shiel, both one way runners. The number of times i watched Melbourne players run from a contest and these 2 refused to chase. Would be more than happy to let Merrett go, sure he gets a lot of the ball but is not a danger to the oppo when he has it.
Hearing ya.I am at the stage where I am basically just really sad. I don't know why I keep watching. Then every year I say that I will cancel my membership but then give them another chance and they do it again. I don't want to downplay domestic violence but I feel like a battered wife.
Marking has been down for a while, probably since Ryder left some years ago, yet it’s the better option than punching the ball to ground, which became trendy over the last five years. If you can mark the ball its 100% possession and moving the ball forwards, the far better option. Where as players opt for the defensive mindset instead of winning the ball.Marks 117 to 79. I know I have few fans on this but when you mark the ball you control the game. Our marking power has been on the last line. We simply need to be able to take more marks forward of the ball. There are simply too many times in a game where we go down the line and can not mark the ball and it ends up heading back the other way. Take a mark, someone runs past long kick and it is inside the forward 50 quickly.
Eddie McGuire ‘Daniher’s groin looks sore’
Yeah get fked
Have noticed Ed often often talks Laverde up.Thought I heard him say that.
Most players looked sluggish. Was very hot wasn't it?
Also, I had a very interesting discussion with someone intimately connected to Collingwood recruiting in 2016. He told me a number of interesting things. One was Hurley for De Goey and something was on the table. Other thing is that Collingwood footy dep was feral that Laverde slid to us - thought it made a mockery of draft sanctions.
Always hard to know who an individual is speaking for but the way McGuire always talks about Laverde as though he's Garry Snr (immediate god status should be conferred and statues built btw) in the making makes me believe it was all true.
lolPositive: No late season injuries today for any of the boys
Negatives: we are a long long way off competing with the top teams