And half of those were Maynard kicking out on the fullBTW 25 frees to 10 tonight
My favourite was an out of position Grundy looking around and ramming backwards into Wittsy at our HF then throwing himself forward as soon as he felt contact and getting a free that directly led to their 2nd goal in the first quarter
Collingwood also missing a few handy players.Was this performance not acceptable? Our bottom 5 would be the worst bottom 5 in the league so we are effectively playing 17 v 22 out there. We where missing 3 clear best 22 players tonight that would of cleaned out 3 of the bottom 5 so i thought we did pretty well. Skills weren't great but the thinking and the ideas where. Great base to build off
Agree entirely, plus we were 1 down on rotations from early in the game, with a young team and coming off a 5 day break. That needs to be taken into account as well.I thought our pressure around the ball was excellent in that last quarter (all game really). Even though we were absolutely exhausted after a short break. Made them earn it. A few stupid errors that have people calling for players heads but in the light of day we just aren't quite there yet but a massive improvement over last year.
All i can said i agree .I thought our pressure around the ball was excellent in that last quarter (all game really). Even though we were absolutely exhausted after a short break. Made them earn it. A few stupid errors that have people calling for players heads but in the light of day we just aren't quite there yet but a massive improvement over last year.
Reading the reserves notes over past few weeks seems only Farrar and possibly Conroy are performing at the level they like. May be a few nervous boys who out of covtract. Do they play anymore matchesCollingwoood line-up is the oldest one of this round, 26 years 7 months. With these 3 ins (2 due to injury/illness) Suns became 1 year older, 24 years 5 months.
I am curious, what would be your replacements to indicate progress? They seem logical to me considering the selections this year. Harbrow still belongs according to selection committee (I agree) and Lemmens and Holman bring pressure, mature bodies and played this year.
In defense, possibly Joyce could play but does not have a speed, McLennan had some injury recently so probably not ready to debut.
Regarding forward line, Flanders got a taste, Rosas not ready and Farrar probably the same.