Preview Round 22 vs Collingwood @ Etihad, Saturday

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eppo67

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Common denominator is they are all outside players - there was absolutely no outside ball for us as we had 1 genuine inside mid to win it.

I make no excuse for Matera as he is rubbish most weeks.
That's why it was very stupid to drop Hallahan l know his no world beater but he has a man's body and he cracks in and puts his head over the ball. Very stupid dropping him based on stats he's not a possession accumulator.
 

OB11

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That's why it was very stupid to drop Hallahan l know his no world beater but he has a man's body and he cracks in and puts his head over the ball. Very stupid dropping him based on stats he's not a possession accumulator.
No argument from me - it was pretty easy to see what we missed out there tonight
 

supernova_

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Hall had 26 disposals at 76% effective 12 contested.
Sorry but you're just Hall bashing.
I know I bash him, but watch the way he plays! Burns team mates, slow decision making, average skills, big u turns and then sky's it.
How many times does he let an opponent run past and he doesn't put pressure on.
 

Iva Bigun

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So l know everything is great and we are on track to dominate the league but somehow I feel that we were slightly disappointing tonight, but not in a negative way as l am sure we we're awesome, this was the best 70 point lost ever











I can't do this s**t
 

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OB11

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I know I bash him, but watch the way he plays! Burns team mates, slow decision making, average skills, big u turns and then sky's it.
How many times does he let an opponent run past and he doesn't put pressure on.
Hall comes in and our form nose dives the last 2 weeks... coincidence or is his unwillingness to do the hard things like stick tackles, execute game plan and run defensively spreading like the plague throughout the other players
 

sunsofanarchy

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Whys no one getting stuck into KK? Or Garlett? Grant? Sexton.. jesus.. hall has the 2nd amount of touches, at a higher disposal efficiency then the team average, 12 contested possesions, 7 clearances. Doesnt run both ways? Look at the heat maps, he barely touched it in the forward 50... 5 tackles! Hes just a whipping boy for some of you. We have too many soft outside players.. the plan was to have swallow, prestia, gaz and omeara feeding them so they could look a million bucks but its just a shambles atm
 

GcSunsfan

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I hate hearing this poor Ah Chee he's so banged up and fatigued hasn't trained for weeks but has to play because we have no one else, can't be good for him long term, I think it's why swollow & prestia are constantly injured now, club pushed their body to breaking point when they were to young
 
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Billy Bob65

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I hate hearing this poor Ah Chee he's so banged up and fatigued hasn't trained for weeks but has to play because we have no one else
I'd be ropeable with that quote - if Ah Chee is cooked as Eade says he is, how can he possibly justify playing him and dropping a mature guy like Hallahan especially when you don't have an inside mid brigade? Hell play Seb Tape he's still fit, play Keogh, play anybody upright but the first year player that is so buggered he can't train.
 

kreglze

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I'd be ropeable with that quote - if Ah Chee is cooked as Eade says he is, how can he possibly justify playing him and dropping a mature guy like Hallahan especially when you don't have an inside mid brigade? Hell play Seb Tape he's still fit, play Keogh, play anybody upright but the first year player that is so buggered he can't train.
Would love to get Eade one on one and ask why was this allowed to happen...
 

eppo67

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I'd be ropeable with that quote - if Ah Chee is cooked as Eade says he is, how can he possibly justify playing him and dropping a mature guy like Hallahan especially when you don't have an inside mid brigade? Hell play Seb Tape he's still fit, play Keogh, play anybody upright but the first year player that is so buggered he can't train.
Absolutely spot on has made himself and the Match Committee look like A grade clowns. Leaving a 20yo in his second season by himself to carry the midfield contested ball load is borderline criminal. What a bizzare admission. Amateur hour not acceptable.
 
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Stroppy

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At some point I thought our lack of runners would catch up with us big time. The GWS game looked like the big danger game, but it turned out to be the road games against the Bombers and Pies. Suspect the big effort against the GWS was the finish line for a few players.

But incredibly disappointed that we are playing some who are rolling over b/c they are fit enough but mentally pissweak, and some who need a rest but can't dig deep enough to at least get to the third term before folding. It is OK to lose when we missing so many, but not OK to lose in that way.

The Good
  • Davis. Not perfect but has a real crack and most importantly keeps running.
  • Touk. Just keeps plugging away.
Who we thought they were
  • Hall. Runs hard through the midfield towards goal, not so hard the other way. Inconsistent disposal. But has burst, breaks a line, and kicks the ball...sometimes badly. What he is.
  • Brookers. Rucks like Jordan Roughead, runs like Mathew Lobbe. Not tall enough for his running and agility. If he was 7 cm taller would be a ruckman already for an AFL club.
The Bad
  • The players with 5 or more years of experience who are going along for the ride.
  • Selection committee.
Those who should not be playing for health reasons.
  • Sexton. Clearly not running well after that corkie. Pointless playing.
  • Saad. Has looked poor in every game since he came back, including in the NEAFL. That decision to play him against GWS with a tight hammy looks criminal. We should have gone into the game with 21 and stuff the short term consequences. The medium term consequence is horrible and if he does not bounce back next year, so will the long term ones.
  • KK. Only a couple of decent games all year. tbh, has looked a step slow with both feet and brain all year. Needs a good run at the preseason to bounce back.
  • Ah Chee. 1st year player looks cooked.
  • 2MP. 2nd year player looks cooked. Not quite getting to enough contests.
  • Garlett. 2nd year player. Injury interrupted first half of the year and then running through the midfield for a few games in a row = cooked.
 

Justlokan

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At some point I thought our lack of runners would catch up with us big time. The GWS game looked like the big danger game, but it turned out to be the road games against the Bombers and Pies. Suspect the big effort against the GWS was the finish line for a few players.

But incredibly disappointed that we are playing some who are rolling over b/c they are fit enough but mentally pissweak, and some who need a rest but can't dig deep enough to at least get to the third term before folding. It is OK to lose when we missing so many, but not OK to lose in that way.

The Good
  • Davis. Not perfect but has a real crack and most importantly keeps running.
  • Touk. Just keeps plugging away.
Who we thought they were
  • Hall. Runs hard through the midfield towards goal, not so hard the other way. Inconsistent disposal. But has burst, breaks a line, and kicks the ball...sometimes badly. What he is.
  • Brookers. Rucks like Jordan Roughead, runs like Mathew Lobbe. Not tall enough for his running and agility. If he was 7 cm taller would be a ruckman already for an AFL club.
The Bad
  • The players with 5 or more years of experience who are going along for the ride.
  • Selection committee.
Those who should not be playing for health reasons.
  • Sexton. Clearly not running well after that corkie. Pointless playing.
  • Saad. Has looked poor in every game since he came back, including in the NEAFL. That decision to play him against GWS with a tight hammy looks criminal. We should have gone into the game with 21 and stuff the short term consequences. The medium term consequence is horrible and if he does not bounce back next year, so will the long term ones.
  • KK. Only a couple of decent games all year. tbh, has looked a step slow with both feet and brain all year. Needs a good run at the preseason to bounce back.
  • Ah Chee. 1st year player looks cooked.
  • 2MP. 2nd year player looks cooked. Not quite getting to enough contests.
  • Garlett. 2nd year player. Injury interrupted first half of the year and then running through the midfield for a few games in a row = cooked.
Thanks for the insights. Question from an outsider - what's happened to Hallahan? I know he came from a good system where even I could get a kick, but is there an issue between him and Rocket? Has he been injured? He seems to be getting omitted every 2nd week.
Someone like Hallahan has a mature body and can hold his own out there would be important for such a young side I would've thought.
 

Krozza

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Thanks for the insights. Question from an outsider - what's happened to Hallahan? I know he came from a good system where even I could get a kick, but is there an issue between him and Rocket? Has he been injured? He seems to be getting omitted every 2nd week.
Someone like Hallahan has a mature body and can hold his own out there would be important for such a young side I would've thought.
35 and 4 goals in NEAFL yesterday. Go figure!


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Krozza

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Two weeks in the AFL bubble of Melbourne. You'd think we'd want to show the southern states something. Nup, we dish up two weeks of tripe!


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