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PTizzle

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 24, 2010
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Didn't think you guys were that bad at all to be honest, won contested possessions/clearances but just couldn't find a target up forward to save yourselves. Wasn't a total massacre in the end. Considering injuries and opposition I'm not sure you could have asked for a heap more tonight.

Couple players had awful, awful games but there were decent signs from a bunch.
 

Chops_a_must

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 20, 2008
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Certainly can't fault the effort.

Disposal was poor, but that's the tiredness.

Don't think you can really take too many negatives out of it, apart from specific players.

Crowley is a great forward. I don't know why we haven't tried that one more often.

There was some good things that came out of tonight's game. Crowley finding a role in the team, is one of those.
 

Mudd

Premiership Player
Jul 5, 2011
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I can live with this loss considering the stock we had on the field. The effort was there tonight, something that hasn't been shown in over a month.

Our clearance stats alone should prove that Pav should rarely play in the midfield again.
 

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Clay Davis

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Sep 16, 2006
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Well, Johnson was sh*t. Got a few cheap touches when the Pies started tailing off, and made some absolute howlers, but people will point to his 17 possessions and say it is the best he has played in weeks. Great.

The real depressing thing about this game is that it exposed how bad the coaching has been all season. Anthony offers more in defence than Johnson (and probably most positions). Spoils, attacks the contest, uses the ball well. One has played three games, the other 21.

Our midfield has been sh*t all season, but this is probably our worst on paper midfield lineup, and it goes out and matches the league leaders in two key midfield stats.

I think this game showed that we have the talent core to be successful - but I am really worried about the nous in the box.
 

E Shed

Fremantle Obsessive
Sep 10, 2006
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Well, Johnson was sh*t. Got a few cheap touches when the Pies started tailing off, and made some absolute howlers, but people will point to his 17 possessions and say it is the best he has played in weeks. Great.

The real depressing thing about this game is that it exposed how bad the coaching has been all season. Anthony offers more in defence than Johnson (and probably most positions). Spoils, attacks the contest, uses the ball well. One has played three games, the other 21.

Our midfield has been sh*t all season, but this is probably our worst on paper midfield lineup, and it goes out and matches the league leaders in two key midfield stats.

I think this game showed that we have the talent core to be successful - but I am really worried about the nous in the box.
I agree with all this. It's hard to know what was going on with Anthony in terms of his attitude or whatever but the guy can play in defence.
I've given up on Johnson. If ever we needed someone to stand up it was this year and he didn't give a yelp.
 

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