Just can't seem to win at the SCG. Swans are our bogey side and that bloody ground our bogey ground. Might be waiting awhile to break the hoodoo. Surely must be the longest in the AFL at any current regular venue for a team or close to it?
Because, as our selection committee is wont to do, they pluck some ridiculous, obscure selection out of their arses and try to be overly clever, which then backfires spectacularly.
Let's replace our best inside, contested and tackling mid with an outside, running player with no hurt factor and then go play a team known for dragging a game down into a contested slugfest, on an oval little bigger than a postage stamp. And to top it off, why not add a lumbering tall, to go with our already ineffective lumbering tall, just to make sure we can't get our hands on the footy at ground level.
I was honestly surprised that we went in favourites at all, really. Sure we're in relatively good form, but it's hard to right off the Swan. Always felt it was a 50/50...expected a close match so this is disappointing.