- Jan 9, 2019
- AFL Club
- Brisbane Lions
Rayner has 77 games under his belt now. When does the learning excuse go away and what King says become fact? If what King says has merit, he should take it on board and become a better player from the learning experience...thats what makes a good player & a good football team.Rayner is still learning the midfield craft role. Pretty harsh from King to sit back in his chair and cheap shot Rayner. Where has king ever given any praise to Rayner for the previous games this year where he has created goal scoring opportunities.I stand corrected but I cannot think of any.If king is going to critique our midfield he needs look at the output of the more senior members of the midfield as they are and should be the role models to the youngsters.My concern as should be King’s is the efforts of lyons this year. To me,that is more of a concern than that of Rayner. Other than that Montagna is corrcet.
Apart from McLuggage, I found everyone's performance unsatisfactory. I don't doubt their effort but watching the replay I found the team in panic mode for most of the game. How many times did we see a Brisbane player take possession of the ball and then bomb it the first opportunity he had without even looking? Last year I would say that Robbo was the only consistent player to have this bad habit but the game on Thursday night, they all had it. Very unsavoury viewing.
I thought our defensive pressure when protecting zones was OK but our tackling was amateurish at best and consistently let us down at critical stages in the game.
I am confident this can be a learning experience for us despite many on here saying we aren't up to it, flat track bullies, yada yada yada.
The good thing about footy in June is that there is always a next week and this game against the Dogs will be a good test and also an opportunity for the boys to learn something from last weeks debacle and move ahead in a positive manner.