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Had 1 good season at CHB out of an 8 year career. Even in last night's conditions is painfully slow to watch, in leg speed and decision making.Just got back to hotel room after the game. Wowee that was an experience...
Spent a fair bit of time watching Adam Tomlinson live tonight. I continue to have no clue as to what his role is/how he manages to make the best 22 week after week after week.
He can run all day, but not all that quickly, last night though I saw him either give up or elect not to put in a serious effort to begin with on multiple occasions.I don't mind Tommo but realistically he's a pretty vanilla player. Good enough that I wouldn't be ditching him but he's not going to be a star. His big advantage is his height but his running ability means his height is irrelevant.
Trade: Tomlinson (2nd rounder), Patton (for free)I don't mind Tommo but realistically he's a pretty vanilla player. Good enough that I wouldn't be ditching him but he's not going to be a star. His big advantage is his height but his running ability means his height is irrelevant.
Oh and I’d throw everything we could at Clarko.Trade: Tomlinson (2nd rounder), Patton (for free)
Retire: Mumford, Shaw, Deledio and Simpson.
If we lose Cogs I’d offer a big deal to Grundy.
Our team next year would be:
Cumming Davis Kennedy
Haynes Taylor Williams
Kelly Ward Whitfield
Greene HH Daniels
Hill Cameron Finlayson
Grundy Taranto Hopper
Caldwell Hately DeBoer Perryman
PLUS: power of trading/drafting with 3 first round picks and at least a couple of second rounders. We would have plenty of spending money with some of those contracts off our hands.
From what I’ve read, the Bombers were no opposition at all so I’m hoping a regroup can jump the Dogs. Coming off a soft win.
If Hopper and Taranto are out we will get smacked again.From what I’ve read, the Bombers were no opposition at all so I’m hoping a regroup can jump the Dogs. Coming off a soft win.
Sadly, our last three performances, while I’ll take the wins, were not convincing wins.
I went to the zoo yesterday and had to wear my jacket.I’m mentally lost with this club.
I’m spending another day and night in Canberra (galleries and the war memorial).
My teams have lost before and I’ve proudly worn the colours the next day.
Today? I feel embarrassed.
They look like they will be, and Finlayson, and cogs and Deledio and possible Himmleburg........ and whoever else they have not told us about yet.If Hopper and Taranto are out we will get smacked again.
Essendon had a long injury list too, Ichabod, but played insipid football according to what I’ve read.Thank f#** for Essendon and North - we had injuries, inexperience and F#*EN SNOW - what was their excuse? Essendon even had a ROOF.
We had 5 players with (6+5+4+3+0=) 18 games combined experience; missing DeBoer Kelly Cogs Taylor (not counting Ward, that’s not recent); throw in no Himmleberg, no TOJ, no Hopper? Are you kidding me?
Then throw in SNOW. Nope, we weren’t winning that and we’ll struggle from here on in.
I have resigned myself now to Next Year. Of course I’ll be at the footy next week and if we host a final, of course I’ll be there, cheering as loudly as the rest - but as for expectation? I have none.
We’ll get players back, we’ll do better but I don’t think we can win it from here. We’ll give it a shake but we’re done.
Good thing is, there’s always next year.
This game will go down in the history books, and it will be a “story” to tell for the 11k+ fans who (big props to) were actually there. But the history books will eventually be long and multi-volumed and this will be no more than a paragraph or two in the 2019 season chapter.
And the 2019 season (if mentioned at all) will simply be a sentence in about the third paragraph of “The Early Years” section of the Wikipedia entry.
Some will call this a wasted season - I won’t. A wasted season is where everything goes pretty smoothly and you still don’t win (Geelong in 2008) - that was a wasted season. This is one cruelled by injuries and the footy gods. They caught up with us.
It is footy though - there is always next week. There is always next year...
Overall Summary - 21 Bounces
Taranto 17 (4w)
Tomlinson 16 wing
Whitfield 15 wing
Kennedy 6 wing
Deledio 1 wing
Centre Clearances (as per Champion Data/AFL.com.au)
1st Half - 12
Tomlinson 10 wing
Taranto 9 (2w)
Whitfield 9 wing
Kennedy 2 wing
Deledio 1 wing
2nd Half - 9
Taranto 8 (2w)
Tomlinson 6 wing
Whitfield 6 wing
Kennedy 4 wing
- Another new PB for Williams
- Lowest starts in analysed games for Hately - his previous low was 10.
- Most starts for Whitfield in an analysed game since Rd 2, which is the only other analysed game this season that he has been a first choice wing.
- Equal most starts for Bonar in analysed games with Rd 21, 2018