- Jul 20, 2001
- AFL Club
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- Sydney Swans
Fair calls on the hissy fit. Generalisation made apologies.I am pretty sure I explained reasons for everything I said. I don't know how you get hissy fit out of that. It is also a bit much to respond to one poster's analysis with a critique of 'people on here'. I have never criticised the way we use hewett unless it has been a situation when we need to score a few goals or lose the match and horse just keeps him as a tagger. I have been very positive about the way papley bursts out of stoppages in the midfield (not so much his disposal). The point is he didn't even try that in the match. He was completely out coached by a team much lower than us on the table.
Fair enough if you don't watch his press conferences. I have just noticed that your analysis always seems to coincide pretty strongly with what he says after a game. Maybe thats why tedesco likes all your posts.
I do get emotional but I think I also explain what I am saying rather than just bagging or praising people thoughtlessly.
Amartey has been until recently playing ruck in the NEAFL reasonably long time and would offer more of a contest than reid or allir for that reason. He looks taller than those two to me but I'm sure you checked that out before posting as you are very thorough. But its not just the ruckmen themselves, it's how they allow us to play allure in defence and reid in the forwards.
It is an autopsy thread, so saying you predicted our general demise last year or last century isn't relevant to me. It's about analysing the game that just occurred; what we could of done better, especially when towelled up by the carlton coaches and players.
Re predicted demise, it might not be relevant to you but it is relevant to how I post which my response was in reference to.
I do watch the press conferences, I just haven’t watched this one yet so none of my commentary came from that.
Papley attended a few stoppages outside of the centre. I guess due to our current forward line (Buddy out, under performing Ronke, Hayward and Jack) they probably wanted to keep him in the forward half. I also like his drive around the clearances and echo your sentiments re his kicking in general play.
In all honesty I think what we saw yesterday was the team knowing they can’t make the finals anymore and therefore lacking a bit of drive/edge.