Good observations Tazza. I watched the replay this morning and when the game was there to be won in the final quarter I definitely was thinking this is the hardest at the ball I'd seen us play in ages. Everybody went when it was their turn to go.Marleys goal saving tackle on Naughton, Jeds manic approach to winning the ground ball, McDonald running back with the flight, Polec winning contested ball, Pittard breaking 2 tackles off half back, Goldsteins dash to spoil a contest late.. these are all selfless, high intensity and switched on acts that we havnt seen all year.
The boys played as if their lives depended on it and it was all for Brad.
I wish we could see this weekly as that’s how the Cats and Pies play as they know theyre on a good thing.
Winning does that. It makes you do the impossible. The lure of success trumps all.
I hope they have the same manic approach come Friday.
Giants acknowledged the time and advice Carey gave to them in the preparation for playing at the G on the weekend. He would have done the same for north of asked.Fair enough then on King’s behalf. There’s definitely always two sides to a story and I’ve not been shy to say I’m a Brad Scott fan but that’s disappointing if he’s gone down that track if that’s true re King’s reasoning.
As for Carey, that’s a tough one given the circumstances. That’s always going to be a polarizing issue. Damned if you do damned if you don’t.
Yes it was a committed effort no doubt and i think the scoreboard flattered the Dogs.Good observations Tazza. I watched the replay this morning and when the game was there to be won in the final quarter I definitely was thinking this is the hardest at the ball I'd seen us play in ages. Everybody went when it was their turn to go.
But that was a criticism of him here. I recall reading he had very little contact with the players, that doesnt appear the case.There needs to be a seperate discussion around Brad the bloke and Brad the coach. The Brad the bloke tributes probably need to go to a non football thread.
Whenever I hear of Carey giving advice to players or teams I always imagine it like:Giants acknowledged the time and advice Carey gave to them in the preparation for playing at the G on the weekend. He would have done the same for north of asked.
I understand an emotional and difficult time for us a club.There's no "may" about it.
That's no excuse.
There were also lots of rusted on North people in '07 who were either....
(a) savvy enough to see through the AFL's bull****
(b) strong enough to stand and fight regardless, like Shinboners
That's why we still have a club.
The fact is, while others were standing tall in '07, Kingy folded like a house of cards. He publicly endorsed the death of the great NMFC. And no amount of justification or spin is going to change that. I couldn't give two ****s about his little spat with Brad, but I would argue that the above alone displays that the bloke is long way from being Pensky material. Nearly choked on my 2019 fixture fridge-magnet a few days ago when someone posted that he understood the ethos of the NMFC. If he did, then maybe he would have twigged that surrender isn't part of our genetic coding.