No Opposition Supporters The Melt Thread - 2019 Edition (Rules Strictly Enforced - See Post 1)

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nurries

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Sack all of the fitness and medical staff, I,m pi**ed of with having most of our best players sitting in the stands while second choice players are doing their best but are getting carved up because they aren't up to it.
Year after year its the same ****ty injury story.
It is the coaches job to make sure that the 2nd choice players are up to it by having a definable game plan that is method based and not effort / player based.
 

Scham

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Matera did all his work in the first quarter. Vanished when things got a bit hard.

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A bit unfair I reckon Hoss. He was up and about early and looking really good but Carlton obviously put a lot of work into curbing that so what should've happened is that one of the other small forwards got off the leash while all of the attention was on Matera, but it didn't happen. Not a yelp until the last quarter when Switta finally woke up.
 

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We never really have been under Ross though. Its another of his great mantras that he wheels out at press conferences but doesn't really stand by it.
And there's every indication that it's the one major gripe players have with the club. It's talked in rumor circles, and then actual posts from past players (Haden Schloite) about selection integrity. It appears that Neale is the first to actually vote with his feet regarding unequal player treatment.

Could just be clutching at straws, but I don't think it's a coincidence Nyhuis played his worst game for Peel after learning Cerra was coming in ahead of him.
 

salim malik

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It is the coaches job to make sure that the 2nd choice players are up to it by having a definable game plan that is method based and not effort / player based.
Nah some have more talent than others, there is a reason they are called depth. Take out to many top end talent and replace them with the depth players you are in trouble
Pearce is fit Hughes out
Hogan, Tabs fit Cox is out or getting some help
Lobb, Sandy fit Darcy is getting fit at Peel
SHill fit Cerra or Bewley out.
The injured players all top end talent ,their replacements not so much.
Injuries are ruining my love of the game, year after year its been the same.
Bloody hell we start the season with a long injury list.
The fitness dept are crap and if Ross is backing them he should be hauled over the coals
Hope Bell is arranging a full review of the dept .
 

mightymouse75

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I cant believe how angry I am... Football needs to not mean so much. And even now when it doesn't how the hell have we lost to GC and Carlton in one season. Up by 29 to Carlton and lose - so angry. The players should be disgusted.
The players would be filthy on themselves. But it's been a common theme this season. Easing back against rubbish opposition. So fu** knows what they are going to do about it. Probably not brag about being the best 4th quarter team to start with.
 

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The players would be filthy on themselves. But it's been a common theme this season. Easing back against rubbish opposition. So **** knows what they are going to do about it. Probably not brag about being the best 4th quarter team to start with.
I can only hope it causes a big reaction next week. And that by some miracle we get sandi back. Lobb would be a nice surprise and Hogan to move cox out.

Other than that - we need a mid dropped and cerra was crap.
 

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Can anyone name me a lazier, weaker, dumber football player than Brennan Cox?
I know this is the melt thread but Cox is only 20.

Taberner was the worst player on our list at 20, and we've had several other talls who were nowhere near it at this age.

In a successful Freo side Cox wouldn't even have debuted yet.
 

Scham

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I know this is the melt thread but Cox is only 20.

Taberner was the worst player on our list at 20, and we've had several other talls who were nowhere near it at this age.

In a successful Freo side Cox wouldn't even have debuted yet.
Westoff at Port was very similar to Cox at 20 (and Tabs for that matter) and he's carved out a fairly good career. Hopefully Cox can turn out better but an equal career to Westoff would still be ok. He's got time to fix his weaknesses for sure.
 

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A bit unfair I reckon Hoss. He was up and about early and looking really good but Carlton obviously put a lot of work into curbing that so what should've happened is that one of the other small forwards got off the leash while all of the attention was on Matera, but it didn't happen. Not a yelp until the last quarter when Switta finally woke up.
Have no doubt it was a bit unfair. Was not in a charitable frame of mind when I posted that. He has some credits in the bank too but I'm still disappointed with some of his decision making and would like to see him have at least 3-4 tackles in a game like that.

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I’ve had time to reflect. I’m in a much more peaceful state now.

That said. Just rush the behind you over rated athletic no footy brain spud. Please be dropped. Please please please. To not drop is to accept such lack of IQ. We can’t have it.

I’m also certain Hughes was the spud that tried to kick the ball off the ground in the last minute rather than use his hands.
 

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Why is Ross so scared to revert back to his old gameplan at times.. doesn’t play with a tagged any more. Desperately needed one yesterday. Need one this week. Stop with this HFF and just play Banfield on the ball and smash the prick Gaff or Shuey.
Get rid of all the assistants and just Ross be coach. The day he changed his approach in 2015/16 was the day Freo changed
 

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Why is Ross so scared to revert back to his old gameplan at times.. doesn’t play with a tagged any more. Desperately needed one yesterday. Need one this week. Stop with this HFF and just play Banfield on the ball and smash the prick Gaff or Shuey.
Get rid of all the assistants and just Ross be coach. The day he changed his approach in 2015/16 was the day Freo changed
Nothing great was ever done by committee.
 

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WTAF is this s**t. Honestly. No heart. Just rushing the ball forward. Had some good early pressure but did nothing with it when we went forward

Meanwhile they get it back. Go down the other end. And ******* score. Why can’t we do that!?

/melt
 
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