Agreed. I am a Roos fan and hate Essendon, but was barrackingfor the Dons tonight against the AFL subsidised franchise. Umpiring was crap as per usual, and hurt the Bombers.22 can’t beat 25.
we put up all we could can’t fault the effort
That's an awful attitude - see what it did for Melbourne and Carlton. I'm proud that our club tried hard to avoid the wooden spoon in 2016. Sure, losing gets draft picks, but not caring about losing is a cancer. It takes a decade to recover.I’m happy to know we should have won but not get the 4 points.
Wait until we start some of that mean, angry, ruthless, get the **** out my way, don't argue with me Martin footy.36 tackles in the final quarter of a tight game, away to an interstate team who are flying atm...******* outstanding. Especially when you consider the short week they've had.
You guys got utterly reamed at the SCG last year - it was a close game. They stepped it up in the last, every time the whistle blew you knew which way the umps would signal even though the players most of the time had no idea what happened. At the death Wingard was 15 out straight in front and had his jumper pulled back at least a foot without the ball it was called “Play on”.Never seen worse umpiring that that. The fix was in.
Well, at least we had a decent crack. Not going to contend this year, so as long as we have a go and blood the future, I will be happy.
Sort of, 29-16 frees, fu** me. Particularly the 3 or 4 deliberate that were paid. Still, plenty to take away from this game even though I thought we were down a few players.
Langford??? Seems down this year compared to last. Least productive player based on expectations so far. Margaret??? Let him have a run and prove himself i suppose, need to find out now if he is part of the future.
I love Cox!!! (My kids have been saying that for years, although I think it had a different meaning ) Also Waterman. Good to pick up a big bodied mature player like that. Hopefully Perkins and Jones developed into the players we want, glimpses are there.
No Draper hurts. 2LP is not the answer, and then a young Cox get thrown into it when he is more valuable elsewhere. Hopefully Hep shows some better form with a few more games under his belt. Tippa, keep your ******* feet FFS.
Oh well, disappointed and gutted, but, at least they didn't blow us away, even with the extra help they got.
This year may not be so bad after all, considering 2 weeks ago we thought we wouldn't be competitive and would only beat Norf.
You're confusing a supporter reaction after a game with insider attitudes to approaching a game. Of course we want our coaching and playing staff to be intent on putting on maximum effort each week( while also being mindful of developing and educating our young players). But having lost a close game in which we obviously gave everything, does not mean we cant look at the upside of losing to sides and getting better access to new talent than them in a comparable situation.That's an awful attitude - see what it did for Melbourne and Carlton. I'm proud that our club tried hard to avoid the wooden spoon in 2016. Sure, losing gets draft picks, but not caring about losing is a cancer. It takes a decade to recover.