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Oliver murdered us all night.Gee Oliver was good, he tore us to shreds. Every possession he got he seemed to use well and we couldn't stick a tackle on him.
Hickey again was big for us about the best we could've hoped for him to do against Gawn.
When you look at how out matched we seemed in defense it was a polar opposite to their well structured defense. May gave Buddy an absolute bath.
I feel like we lost this at the selection table here. 3 tall forwards who are pretty poor at ground level and defensively on a wet night against a high pressure team. Big gamble that didn't pay off.
We need a bit of good weather next week so we can get back to playing like we started the season.
yeah, we're saving a bit for the grand final ... melbourne just have to hope they make it there to meet usYeah. Effort was there and you feel that if we meet again there's a chance we can get the win next time. It wasn't pretty by any means. Fox did enough to keep his place I feel. Mills was mighty in the middle.
think that's surprisingly negative ... we did win three quarters, and we didn't take chances, particularly in the second, the one quarter we lost ...Plenty of comments in the game day thread which are positive about the performance but I never felt we were in the game after the first 10 minutes.
A night where you must make the most of your chances and maintain discipline. We failed at both.
Papley was a live wire but trying to create scenarios when at times it required first thought disposal.
Skill errors were our downfall many times kicking direct to the opposition or executing the hospital handball. They spread across to block our switch and did it very well but it was a frustrating night where we weren't clean. Nearly everything we did was a double effort due to not picking the ball up cleanly or just getting the ball out to running players. Melbourne pick up handball and they were away.
Ben Brown constantly gets lambasted for being a spud but he is a terrible match up for our undersized defence. And his height is usually effective for those big awkward marks.
Wicks can have a week off for his tackle after the ball was over the boundary was never going to be anything other than a free against. Very disappointed in that one moe than Paley lipping off.
Rampe back was a blessing and his abbility to 360 a guy in the air was impressive. Strong boy.
Sinclair leading and using one arm to hold off the defender and going up for the mark one handed was nuts. He already at that point proved that two arms weren't even enough. A trier, a fan favourite but he has to go he is just not up to it. Hope that Reid can take his place soon.
Not playing McDonald instead who provides a genuine option makes me perplexed. I can only think his tank isn't there yet.
Kennedy was immense, he is a smart guy that is coming to terms with his limitations but adjusting to them.
We bombed again which just doesn't seem to go anywhere for us. Need Warwick Capper for that style.
So most of that was negative but a highly frustrating effort for me but more so born out of playing night footy as we are a team that doesn't make so many errors when it's dry IMO.
Postive is we kept in the game dispite my thoughts on how we were going about it and Cunningham and Fox beat their opponents and not a bad return for Fox other than that kick straight to the Dees.
Don't believe we took any additional injuries out of the game so edging back to our best side. Need to start selecting a bit better and three talls forward was a weird choice.