- Jun 11, 2016
- AFL Club
Disappointing start to the season
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Move Cam into the forward line, Aish on the wing, middle. He has class and skill we need up the ground not in defence. Feel like he’s wasted there.Skills and umpiring were a ******* disgrace in the first half. Everything bar the last quarter deserves forgetting.
Once the mids started inserting themselves into the game, we actually looked good and moved the ball well. The pressure lifted in the last and that set us up for the comeback. If it was a full length game we win that.
The low tackle count is pretty pathetic and contributed hugely to the performance. When you have nearly half of your tackle count in the last quarter, I think it is only fair to ask where the effort was in the first 3 quarters. Too many piss-weak attempted tackles just sliding off as usual. They really need to work on it.
Lobb easily BOG and Sturt was really good. Bewely was probably the surprise of the day. I thought the criticism of Crowden in the match thread was a bit OTT.
I like Darcy, but we really need a number 1 ruckman that can influence things around the ground like Lobb does. When not in the ruck, he is a liability.
Cam really needs to be playing off half-forward and not the wing. Too often we went forward and lacked an option other than Tabs who was pretty well contained by their defence.
I really can't wait to get Pearce and Wilson back into that backline. Logue, while he was killed by the umps, was pretty poor and Townsend gets killed by Alex Pearce if he were playing. Wilson's run and delivery off half-back was severely missed. The lack of polish and turnovers coming back into the middle of the ground would have given Essendon at least half of their score.
I see that game as a bit of an aberration because it is not going to be too often that the entire midfield do fu** all for 3 quarters.