We lost to the top team in the comp, not happy with the effort in the second half which was probably our worst half in a couple years but some of the comments and negativity on the other thread was pretty disappointing. Got the bye now to reset and attack the rest of the season
Struggling to find a vote after Bailey. That second half was terrible. Just completely stopped after Zorkos terrible 2 minutes. We showed we could run with the for the first half and then they killed us.
Gawn Oliver and Petracca just monstered us. And then their run and pace exposed us. Too many slow players and exposed by gut running. And a few lazy forwards who don't work back enough
Glad we have the bye but think some players need to have a look at themselves
That is hard to stomach, we were world beaters 1st half. They showed signs early that they would smoke our insanely slow defence, all they needed was to win the ball from the middle and Gawn gave it on a platter to oliver and petracca. Lester out is no problem. Get Madden back in and go back to what we have been doing.
Very poor in the second half, but credit to Melbourne - their guns lifted in the middle and we couldn’t handle it.
Harris played basically a lone hand in the second half, the pressure up field fell away completely and we let Melbourne turn it into a track meet. That’s never going to be our game even if we selected out fastest possible side. Game was lost through poor game sense and lack of effort, not at selection.
Games like this at why I can never get behind Zorks and strongly think he shouldn’t be captain. Dees probably overrun us anyway but can’t turn the ball over from off the ball free kicks.
Same goes for Adams and Oscar - while they were minor incidents if you touch above the head off the ball you open yourself up.
Few interesting things to come out of it. Always been a big fan of Burchill, just don't think he can cut it against the best. As much as I rate Coleman, Mathieson must come in and play. We need his flat out attack at the footy. Has Madden gone past Lester?