Review Round 21 - Lions v Suns. Gabba Saturday 4:35pm

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Day been good. Swallow a warrior. Caleb a good debut. Sexton the opportunist.

That's about as much to take out of this.

Miles out of the midfield has really shown IMO. We lost a lot of grunt when he got injured in the second quarter. Smashed in the clearances (even moreso than normal()
 

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We absolutely are. Think of what Dew has at his hands.

We are a few kicks off being 6-7 wins. (also that from being no wins mind you)

Without guys like Ablett, Lynch and May.

We've had some blowouts but they haven't been as frequent as last year.

It's hard to see it on nights like this, but it's there.
So give me examples of how we have improved, I can’t see it in our skills, results, structure, player development or physicality l. No doubt the effort is there but it’s hardy something Dew should be hanging his hat on

EDIT, Reading this back it sounds like I am having a go at you which is not the case. I genuinely can’t see improvement
 
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Day been good. Swallow a warrior. Caleb a good debut. Sexton the opportunist.

That's about as much to take out of this.

Miles out of the midfield has really shown IMO. We lost a lot of grunt when he got injured in the second quarter. Smashed in the clearances (even moreso than normal()
Thank you for being constructive Sunny_

All this doomsaying and crapping on players that we were praising not too long ago in this thread today is trampling all over my last nerves.

We knew it was going to be like this, Brisbane are a top 4 side. What did you expect? Turn it up, Stop expecting an overnight fix.

Dewy is not Harry freaking Potter, He can't change the fortunes of the team with a wave of a magic wand.

We're cooked, Lets just get out of the season and move on for christ sake.
 

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My concern is that the confidence of the group may be shot after the longest losing streak in our history. This current team is not only incapable of winning, but has appeared to have forgotten what is required to win.
The only way out is to continue to work really hard over another preseason, hopefully pick up another 4 - 6 good players, including some experienced players, and un-earth a couple of A-Graders because we just don’t currently have any. Then we have to cut out the injuries and retain the kids. Going to need a lot to go right just to get off the bottom of the ladder next year.
 

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My concern is that the confidence of the group may be shot after the longest losing streak in our history. This current team is not only incapable of winning, but has appeared to have forgotten what is required to win.
The only way out is to continue to work really hard over another preseason, hopefully pick up another 4 - 6 good players, including some experienced players, and un-earth a couple of A-Graders because we just don’t currently have any. Then we have to cut out the injuries and retain the kids. Going to need a lot to go right just to get off the bottom of the ladder next year.
Completely agree

If anyone wants to see improvement, we set the goal of signing 10 out of the 14 out of contract players - we’re currently at 11.

If the team wasn’t progressing, they wouldn’t have signed on - if they believe in the rebuild so do I. Not all things can be measured in W&L
 

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Thank you for being constructive Sunny_

All this doomsaying and crapping on players that we were praising not too long ago in this thread today is trampling all over my last nerves.

We knew it was going to be like this, Brisbane are a top 4 side. What did you expect? Turn it up, Stop expecting an overnight fix.

Dewy is not Harry freaking Potter, He can't change the fortunes of the team with a wave of a magic wand.

We're cooked, Lets just get out of the season and move on for christ sake.
Who it that Harry freakin Potter you speak of, is he available to coach. ;)
 

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He was coming on really well before he broke down IMO
No, just no

Not in same stratosphere as Taranto and McCluggage who went just before him in the draft.

Plays forward doesn't kick.goals, plays midfield and doesn't get it enough.

Should just play forward next year as has never been a consistent mid, even at junior level.
 

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No, just no

Not in same stratosphere as Taranto and McCluggage who went just before him in the draft.

Plays forward doesn't kick.goals, plays midfield and doesn't get it enough.

Should just play forward next year as has never been a consistent mid, even at junior level.
He was fantastic through the middle in his last half of the season as a U/18. Just hasn’t been given the mid time he needs to develop. Hard for him to play consistent footy as a forward for us. He is a lead up forward for a team that can’t hit a target. Put him in the lions he kicks 35 a year
 

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At least we haven't conceded a hundred yet this season. Happened a couple of times last year.

See Essendon.

And North only kicked one goal for their game! Some weird results today.
 

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The Suns would beat them by 150 points that is Melbourne media nonsense. They would destroy them.
Subiaco is WA team, Glenelg is SA team. You go and watch how well drilked is their team. Barlow Werribee just beat Hawthorn VFL team with 42 disposal. Just look at GCS NEAFL team shoenfield, GHS, Murdoch, Peter Wright anf Martin.
 

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The Suns would beat them by 150 points that is Melbourne media nonsense. They would destroy them.
For some context the Geelong VFL team beat Port last week. The bottom 15 players on an AFL list is better than the best stand alone VFL/state league team in the land.
 

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Subiaco is WA team, Glenelg is SA team. You go and watch how well drilked is their team. Barlow Werribee just beat Hawthorn VFL team with 42 disposal. Just look at GCS NEAFL team shoenfield, GHS, Murdoch, Peter Wright anf Martin.
So would Barlow get 42 touches in the AFL or just in the VFL?
 

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So would Barlow get 42 touches in the AFL or just in the VFL?
Does it matters? Just look at Lyons. You can keep drafting top 10 pick and get Murdoch, Hanley, GHS, miles type in, but result won't change. Good players will end up like prestia, O meara, may and Lynch all walk out eventually. GCS just shifting problem like musical chair every season.
If we don't have injuries, this and that , if injuries is the main problem go and solve it.
 
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