you typically get more scoring shots when you get double the fu**in free kick count mateWe played well but truth be told the score line flattered us.
28 scoring shots from 56 entires I50, they should have won by 9 goals.
Kudos to our guys got not breaking the dam wall when they kept coming though. All should be better for the experience of a close game.
Umpiring was crap and we should all know that we get reamed, more so Sydney in Sydney.
Anyways, frustrating game and one we could have iced but didn’t. Lots of promise and contributions across the board.
Pick ourselves up, recover and go again in Brisbane.
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Humans are humans. Comfort in losses to achieve draft picks has never worked.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.
Guelfi was ok but think Redman is ahead of him in the pecking order. I reckon Zerk’s papers are stamped after tonight so might as well give Reid a crack against beanpole Hipwood. Wright was a deadset liability in the ruck tonight and we don’t need him up forward so Bryan or Phillips in the side is a must until Draper returns.Guelfi is fine. Zerk needs more senior games.
Serves no purpose dropping Wright to VFL.
Good summary. The new guys have been doing really well - and by that I dont just mean the kids but also Hind and Waterman (and Caldwell looked ok from brief sample). The exception has been Wright. I'm not sure he is even a forward, let alone ruck. Has been very disappointing. No reason not to play Bryan now.It was frustrating. We played well, but at the end of the day they should have converted better. A few thoughts:
- Wright is a forward/ruck who will outpoint most second rucks but will struggle against genuine rucks like Hickey and McInerney next week
- We struggled to transition from defence to attack in the last quarter
- As a whole, we don't kill the ball enough in an outnumber situation
- Cox, Perkins, Waterman were really good tonight
Not bad, but you left out Josh Dunkley...Just to brighten up some spirits imagine this side running out in about 2 years from now:
B: Redman - Reid - Laverde
HB: Hind - Francis - Ridley
C: Merrett - Caldwell - Cox
HF: Stringer - Jones - Perkins
F: A Davey - Eyre - McDonald-Tipungwuti
R: Draper - Parish - McGrath
I/C: Langford - Shiel - J Davey - 2021 FRP
For what might be the first time in forever we’re building something promising!