Review Round 5 vs Bulldogs @ Marvel Stadium (17.04.21 - 4:35pm)

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Sunny_

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Darcy surely has to go. Just not outputting enough offensively.

Very happy with Corbett and Farrar. Question marks on why it's taken so long for us to play Corbett but now he's in.

Luko looked back to his old self coming off half back and slicing through them. Should stay down there.

Lemmens and Ballard in next week for Harbrow and Darcy.

Dogs are no joke. Even when we pressured them they just had guys there to support. They're a really good side. Our mids don't usually get hammered like that but they just have so many elite midfielders. Weight of numbers got us there. We have Touk, Ellis and Hugh that can compete in there. Swallow, Weller and the rest just aren't at that level.
 

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Jirik13

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As expected, we got absolutely obliterated in midfield. I can't remember one team to have close to double clearances. WB were also better in contest for the most of the game. Their had-balling is not human. I wish Sweet was our back up ruckman. At the moment, WB look primed for GF but it's still a long season to go.

It looks like people are warming up to Corbett :)

How about Farrar. A pleasant surprise. Especially his cool under pressure, kick, speed, hard at contest.

Luko made some unbelievable kicks. Back to his better performances.

With Ballard and Lemmens back, can we beat Swans? I will be there cheering (with probably 4-5K SUNS fans if we are lucky).
 

Jen2310

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I was at a VFL game in Werribee at the time, but wow. That first half was disgraceful.

They managed quite an impressive come back in the 3rd, but little too late.

Cant blame injuries on this really. Need to adapt a hunt mentalty for 4 quarters.
 

Mt Isa Mustang

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Ainsworth continuing to miss every single shot to the right - always slicing off his foot - yet his kicking style where he swings his leg across it instead of everything in a straight line like King does has never changed.

Coaching got to be somewhat accountable for this.

Yes.. I spent 10 minutes doing this.

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GC2015

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Obviously we're all very disappointed but I don't think people are giving the Bulldogs' quality enough credit. They legitimately look like they're heading towards the flag this season and we dominated them in the third quarter. We need to find a way to play the way we did in the third quarter for more than just a quarter or a half. That's what is really holding us back right now. Too inconsistent to close out a win against bottom 12 teams or give ourselves a chance against top 4 teams.
 

kreglze

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Sat there today and just saw the Dogs play amazing footy. We are were abjectly awful in the first half, but the Dogs were immense. Jack MacRae is just an awesome player, best player in the league just about.
 

compact72

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Hey gents,

You probably don't want to hear from me but here it is:

I honestly wish you guys the best and hope you even have battle for the top 8. Really had me worried in the 3rd qtr.

Just watched Dew's press conference and this guy is nothing but class. You guys should be happy to have an honest, realistic, and humble coach.

GCS are becoming my favourite second team real quick. Hopefully you can score the other King brother in the trade season and step it up next season too

Best of luck for the rest of the season
 

Jirik13

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Hey gents,

You probably don't want to hear from me but here it is:

I honestly wish you guys the best and hope you even have battle for the top 8. Really had me worried in the 3rd qtr.

Just watched Dew's press conference and this guy is nothing but class. You guys should be happy to have an honest, realistic, and humble coach.

GCS are becoming my favourite second team real quick. Hopefully you can score the other King brother in the trade season and step it up next season too

Best of luck for the rest of the season
Can we have Sweet? He had a great debut.
 

SnusCG

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Of their first 11 goals 7 were kicked by their midfielders.

We don't have a single midfielder (bar Rowell and Anderson on potential) that are as good as any one of Bontempelli, Dunkley, Macrae, Treloar Liberatore or even Hunter. Bailey Smith is their worst mid and with us he'd be 2nd or 3rd best.
 

Suns of Anarchy

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145 marks today and averaging 120 a game. This game style is in no way suited to the new rules this year. Cats are lucky they aren’t 0-4 because Scott refuses to acknowledge it. Time for Stewy to rewire the game plan because these rules are here to stay.
 

Big Red Machine

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Me coming home after being out all day.

The first half sounded shithouse
The second half sounded way better.
Only a 10 goal loss, Better than what some were predicting
Doggy's contenders, We're crippled.
Hopefully, injury-free and reload for next week.

Anyone care to dispute?
 

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