Geelong got over the line because our forward is atrocious well for 3 quarters. Any team with half a competent forward line wins. Take Carlton for example.Can't say we deserved to win that one, although then again, did Geelong?
Good teams get over the line in that situation, we're not one.
not sure what you want Goodwin/defenders to stop some of the delivery Hawkins got.Our forwards are already at a disadvantage in that they straight away have to balance out all the straight up conceded marks/goals Goodwin allows Hawkins to take.
didnt once make a move to limit that.
he is just so so sh*t.
have so many mates bombarding me with texts on how sh*t he is. They all see it, yet out club lives in fantasy “learning experience“ land.
clearly there’s something wrong down there - I harp on about Simon looking like he’s about to cry, but I’m dead serious. He’s got issues he can’t overcome.
The players might be “matey” with him, but there’s no willingness to fight for him. The culture is non-existent, just a bunch of guys bombing away, hoping to fall over the line ahead. No one has been coached to WANT to win a game off their own boot. They’re more interested in this weeks social media takeover or whos holding the gopro.
Nah none of that game was good from a structural perspective.Maybe I’m seeing something no one else did, but the 2nd and 4th quarters is how we should play and we can do it better. Even the first quarter we defended reasonably well. Just those 3 stupid mistakes that cost us.
We defiantly need to keep moving the ball fast, you can see the forwards want and need space to work it. If we move it slow we will be screwed for the season.
if we didn’t set up behind the ball today then why did geelong chip it around so much?Nah none of that game was good from a structural perspective.
Agree going forward we are lowering the eyes a bit more.
Fritta's first was just a peach of a play; beautiful ball movement, most important some guys not afraid to break a line and use the non preferred. Milkshakes from the boundary, on his left, into Tomlinson(I think) on the edge of the centre square: that is ridiculous skill/composure.
Think we should still be able to play off the counter even without that stupid forward press though. We did it fine in 2018 playing safe behind the footy defensively and attacking in waves. Our best game last year(away vs Eagles) involved us doing the same thing; setup super deep behind the footy, attacked in waves with guys like Trac Hunt Clarry etc.
I take more out of today than I did against CarltonMaybe I am just getting old but gee 50 years of a hell of a lot more disappointment than highs and I really thought this group had something but today really was crap - panic stupidity in the forward line, panic stupidity in the backline, handballs to nowhere, not sticking tackles or marks. Generally optimistic but today killed me.
I think this is real evenness on the list but no top end talent.And ... I genuinely believe they are a good group of player .. but...
Geelong chipped it around because they had an outnumber and they wanted to exploit it. Why play fast and risky and risk getting done on the counter, especially when May is spoiling everything, Maxy is behind the footy and you are getting ravaged at the coalface, when you can just inch your way 20m at a time, and you know the Dees forwards won't actually follow your rebounders.if we didn’t set up behind the ball today then why did geelong chip it around so much?