Analysis Surprises and Disappointments from 1st Half of Season

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Tarkyn_24

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 23, 2006
29,524
24,985
AFL Club
Collingwood
Surprises: I don’t think I expected to be 9-3 midyear with our draw, notwithstanding how unconvincing we’ve been the last month.

Disappointment: Of course Collingwood play good football the two years I’m not in Australia to watch it :(
 

sr36

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 20, 2009
11,823
15,467
Vietnam
AFL Club
Collingwood
I agree 100% on our finish i.e. your point 1. Our kicking for goal has been ordinary when compared to last year. Checkers, Stevo, and JdG all seem to be suffering from the set-shot yips. I think this is greatly more important than the 2nd point.

I'm not as concerned about our midfield as most others seem to be. There were periods yesterday where Melbourne had the ascendancy but they were still in the game only because we were messy with our finish. Both Pendles and Treloar had shockers in terms of disposal and Grundy was up against Gawn who is the numero uno tap ruck ATM. This has been discussed before but measuring midfield effectiveness solely in terms of clearances / stoppages might not be giving us the entire picture. I do see improvement in our stoppage numbers coinciding with the return of Adams and Sier's increased output as he gets his AFL level touch back.
Agree with it all, except thought Treloar's disposal was above the Treloar seasonal average.
 

jathanas

Spec Moderator
Aug 17, 2011
2,917
4,951
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Man U
Agree with it all, except thought Treloar's disposal was above the Treloar seasonal average.
I wasn't diligent enough to verify that SR, it surprises me to read that. Perhaps I have judged Treloar's game harshly but his disposal on Monday seemed to be awful. I remember asking my son what his disposal efficiency was at half time and it was in the 60s i.e. not awesome.
 

sr36

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 20, 2009
11,823
15,467
Vietnam
AFL Club
Collingwood
I wasn't diligent enough to verify that SR, it surprises me to read that. Perhaps I have judged Treloar's game harshly but his disposal on Monday seemed to be awful. I remember asking my son what his disposal efficiency was at half time and it was in the 60s i.e. not awesome.
I wasn't actually going on stats. I just thought there were a few really good results from his kicks. Something I haven't thought for months.
 

ThePhantom777

Premiership Player
Apr 2, 2014
3,972
4,700
Canberra
AFL Club
Collingwood
Surprised: How well Greenwood has played this season.
Disappointed: Elliott and Moore didn't make it through the whole season uninjured.
 

Thatsmyname

All Australian
Apr 16, 2019
982
970
AFL Club
Collingwood
The surprise is Geelong, they're not the one I would have picked to dominate

The disappointment is that it's not us, we're not the dominant force I thought we had the list to be
 
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