Norm Smith Medallist
- Jun 14, 2001
- AFL Club
- Brisbane Lions
- Other Teams
Earlier in the thread we talked about the AFL media not giving us a go. Wayne Carey in tipping said - Brisbane could have played any other club last week and would have lost, Melbourne played their worst game for the year. I do hope we beat GWS, flying under the radar is good but as f**'s says we need some nourishment that we are being taken serious.
I think the duck has exaggerated a bit but agree with his point generally. The sentiment around my section was at half time we were lucky to be only down by a goal or so. First half was most frustrating game of the year, for me. Apart from 2nd quarter in the Dogs game. A top 4 team on their game would have torn us apart in the first half. Skills were horrible. Tackling and pressure were decent. Best game of the year? Ask a Melbourne fan if they think they were horrible or not? Second half was amazing. Hope we do not rely on recognition from the media for "nourishment". Cheers.This is such a BS comment by Carey. Compare their effort to St Kildas last week? their effort had character. We had a bad first half with mistakes, turnovers, missed shots. But it was a great win. It wasn't pretty by any measure but the contest was being widely praised as a bruising, tough, intense affair. some people were saying 'best game of the year' on social media while it was unfolding. After a bad first half, we then came good and steam rolled them in the end. We would have beaten most teams around us in the league with that effort at the Gabba. Melbourne played ok in parts, their intent was great, they just lack finish ATM.
I heard Whately repeat a few times throughout the week, "that was deplorable from Melbourne, they were horrible on the weekend" it's just a bad take. They were not horrible. Both teams lacked polish but it was a ripper, I have watched the replay 3-4 times.