Game Day SEMI-FINAL: West Coast Eagles vs Geelong

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Avalor

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WCE reeled us in like a tease only revert back to being weak at the contest.

fu** I hate Geelong. Bunch on whinging campaigners
Exactly, first that flog Scott, then Selwood and Ablett on ground constantly whinging to the umps - Gaz has always done so.
 

PerthBoy86

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Not surprising. Same old story. Can't play 4 quarters, played into their hands, pressure fell off, can't always play catch up footy. Some decent performances but overall a disappointing way to end the season.
 

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Seadog

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Shepp, Gaff and NN should be absolutely livid with how this team has played all year, we should've finished top 2 if we played like the reigning premiers. You don't get many chances to win a flag.
They needed to play better tonight, Gaff was solid but grubbered a lot of kicks, Shep made some uncharacteristic blues and Nic wasn't quite there, understandably as he is short of a run but none of them were great.
 

whatis

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Nightmare first quarter. Probably only Redden that turned up (and then didn't do much afterwards). Shuey and Gaff kept trying. Bad game by Sheed, just not strong enough in the contest.

Felt like we played too tall this year to accommodate a fading Kennedy. Hopefully he has a big preseason and we can squeeze one more year of quality out of him.

Losing to a team like Geelong doesn't hurt too bad in the end as it turns out, because it makes you accept we wouldn't have been up to it against the better teams to come. Need to improve next year.

Schofield, what a legend.
 

sdb4884

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Masten and Schofield last games for the club?

I'm confident they can be replaced by what we already have at the club. I rate Brayshaw I think he'll come good. Also Rotham too and if we don't trade Brander he'll be useful too. Think we need to think beyond Kelly also, get a few extra mids via trades with some potential.
 

The Stid

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No Rioli/DV to give the mids a chop out. They looked cooked in the last. Sheed needs a rocket. Defensively he is appalling, get him his own personal tackling coach. That contest i50 in the last between him and Narkle showed the lack of hunger and intent. Both went down, Narkle spring to his feet and ran away with it while Sheed sat on his ass watching.
 
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15yearmember

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The running out of gas midway through the 3rd quarter became a recurring theme in the second half of the season and we again died in the ass after getting up by 7 points in the 3rd (kicked a point after that the rest of the way).

Thoughts on why? Taxing game plan? Lack of running depth?
 

Wooshette

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It’s not his absence people are blaming I don’t think. Him just missing the game hurt is very different.

Completely deflating news to receive on the eve of a final. Tough to push through distractions like that sometimes.
This, we cant blame him for that last quarter after we got in front, but this feeling is doubly bad because of him...feels like we’ve gone back 15 years. Awful.
 

Thomas2

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Simpson’s a great coach but they may need a ruthless nasty assistant coach. Have looked soft most year, talent has got them across the line, not many injuries. Big names like Gov Barrass Sheed have been disappointing compared last year.


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Needs a bad cop to his good cop. I think Sam Mitchell was this to a certain extent with the mids last finals series.
 

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