Game Day Swans v Cats

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JZ_Skitzo

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Apr 14, 2017
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Disappointing to lose, especially now I'm sneaking over to the cat supporting in laws.

But pushed a team playing for top 4 a man down with some key players on the bench. Some absolute gimme goals left out there. But the transition to this new game style is almost complete. Just need a little more talent and time for young talent to mature.
 

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Wolftone

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I said they are the best finishing team in the AFL. But they were helped by some very questionable decisions. One consolation. The cats will never win the 2020 Premiership. They are pretty well sh*te compared to Richmond and Lions, Port have far more talent. If they give the Lions, Port a start before half time they won't be so easy to peg back. We are young and young sides fade. Cats are basically in the last year of the window. Ablett, Taylor, Selwood basically in their last year. To go on again would be a mistake for any of them. They have far too many old players including recruits like Henderson, Stephen, Rohan, Toohey and even Danger is near the end.

I think they may actually win a final. Might. But they won't go any further. We outplayed them for most of the game. Just could not put it on the scoreboard. A few coaching fu** ups. Fox to Dangerfield was just wrong. Lloyd should have gotten that job. He did it last year quite well. Abblet given too much room. Menagola far too dangerous. Why put Clarke on Selwood? Selwood is yeaterday's man. We went ultra defensive from the middle of the third. We were doing really well playing atteractive attacking footy then he decided to go the extra in defence. This lost us the game I believe other than our players tirin of course. But we were too often defending. This made it difficult and tires a young side far more than attacking. Our ball use then suffered. Decision making dsuffered too.

Sam Reid was again poor. He does not bring the ball to ground at the front of the pack so out players can hit the ball front and square. He drops easy marks and stuffs up easy handball and kicks. This was another shocker of a performance and as far as I am concerned his time has come. He has been a good serviceable player for us but now he is not performing to the standard. Time to move him out, retire him. Whatever.

Pity Bell got injured. He was looking really dangerous in the early parts of the match. The young blokes often panic kick. Need to arrest that sort of mentality very quickly and teach them to be cool under pressure.
 

melbournehammer

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Apr 22, 2013
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Has the composure of a 200 game footballer. Love him. My type of player. Give me composure and purpose and I'll give you a star.
Part of the reason i like him is that he plays smart. if he gets the ball on the wing he looks to square it into the corridor, but not with 40 metres kicks, just with 15 metres. but when he is in space he goes hard and fast looking for the opportunity to use the ball well.

when we recruited him i knew the family of the kid who was expected to be the northern knights best chance to be drafted (seriously good footballer btw) and he told me how the swans recruiters had seen McInerney play one game and he did really well for about 15 minutes in that game. he told me that this was one of those sliding doors moments because it really was his best 15 minutes of the year. He did some really special things which lifted him above his peers. just for that 15 minutes.
 

Wolfgang West

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Part of the reason i like him is that he plays smart. if he gets the ball on the wing he looks to square it into the corridor, but not with 40 metres kicks, just with 15 metres. but when he is in space he goes hard and fast looking for the opportunity to use the ball well.

when we recruited him i knew the family of the kid who was expected to be the northern knights best chance to be drafted (seriously good footballer btw) and he told me how the swans recruiters had seen McInerney play one game and he did really well for about 15 minutes in that game. he told me that this was one of those sliding doors moments because it really was his best 15 minutes of the year. He did some really special things which lifted him above his peers. just for that 15 minutes.

He's a footballer mate that's for sure.
 

Jeffers

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Jun 22, 2002
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Stephens for pick 4 has got a lot of work to do....His first year versus the swans supporter Caleb Serong, hands down to Serong, but much water to flow..
315 metres gained from Stephens....Exactly the type of player we need and will develop well going into the future.

I wanted Serong too but i think in the long run, Stephens will be the better fit for us.
 

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