Autopsy Round 21 - Post Match against St Kilda

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FreoRicci

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We have dumb players that just don’t back themselves.
Banfield not getting 2 goals due to clear lack of awareness. Didn’t nail the tail in the fourth cept got ran down. Wtf.
Duman going for the spoil even though his teammate had it anyway.
8 points up and choked
 

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Switta needs to spend the summer practicing his set shot goals. He's a complete liability up there when he has the ball in his hands. Every time you could see him run off of his line to the right and pull the shot right.

Look at what happened to Chris Mayne, you can be the greatest pressure forward in the world but if you can't convert when it's your time to kick then you shouldn't be in the team.
 
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That Carter kick inboard, the Duman keeping it alive, Banfield trying to dance around instead of just snapping on goal, Switta not being able to kick more than 40m.

All moments that could have changed it.
There were a lot of moments where that game becomes a win for us, but it shouldn't even have been close, should have been an easy win for us, and I put the most blame on the back half.

I like Duman, I back him. But he had a bad day, perhaps with the exception of Hamling and other odd desperate moments (e.g. Logue), they were poor as a unit. If they didn't directly give Saints 2/3 of their goals I'd be surprised. It was the number one reason we lost.
 

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We covered the line. The expected result for the bookies.

A few moments that defined the game, we're on the wrong side too often.
 

Taylor

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There were a lot of moments where that game becomes a win for us, but it shouldn't even have been close, should have been an easy win for us, and I put the most blame on the back half.

I like Duman, I back him. But he had a bad day, perhaps with the exception of Hamling and other odd desperate moments (e.g. Logue), they were poor as a unit. If they didn't directly give Saints 2/3 of their goals I'd be surprised. It was the number one reason we lost.
Duman (22), Carter (2), Logue (21), Hamling (83), Blakely (58), Cerra (39)

Our two most inexperienced players made mistakes that cost us scores against. I agree, our defense was poor.
 

FreoRicci

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Skill errors the killer. A number of players at fault

Will not change until coach starts to value skills as much as pure effort.
You can’t coach boneheaded decisions. Ross was absolutely filthy at the decision making. So yes he values it.
Not a lot of smarts is the problem. You can only have so many players. Banfield didn’t want to kick a goal. Duman has no idea how to play at times.
The depth is bare
 

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Brad Hill kicking it out on the full under no pressure was also ridiculous. 9 points up, less than 3 mins, softer than butter
What is so frustrating about that is, one thing you can usually back with Lyon as coach is his players are drilled to play the percentages. I mean, go the line, but you don't try to put it literally on the line. There were other moments too. With 3 minutes to go, Saints were only going to win it if we let them.

Thought we had it TBH, should have known better, we let them in all game.
 

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We could have iced the game in the third. Fyfe needed to kick one of his two shots. Duman needed to hand off to Walters. Banfield needs to be dropped. Take the shot you muppet.

Brad hill turned the momentum against us. Had short options. Ignored them. Then OOBOTF. Very poor.
 

FreoMonocle

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2 things killed that game for us, not individual stuff ups (they happen continually all through a game even by the best teams).

1. No mobile tall. Transition out of defence is so hard without one, miss the general field work they give - let alone what they can do in the forward arc.
2. Experience. It's not Fyfe/Mundy/Sandi/Walters etc that killed it with poor decisions, it was the young players.

As much as it killed this game for us, it's killed the last few games for us - and would have seen a very short finals campaign if we got there. Greener grass folks, next year we get our talls back and another preseason into the kids.
 

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