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    Our workrate

    I agree with the stoppages comment, and think this is the main issue we have. In general we haven't had workrate issues like we saw against the Saints. But in my opinion our stoppage work is really poor and has been most of the season, despite Max dominating. The big concern is whether the coaches think our stoppage style is a strength because we usually win the clearance count. Problem is most clearances we win are rushed and scrappy as there are several Melbourne players within a couple of metres of the ball. Opposition clearances tend to be cleaner with a good outlet handball and then exposing us in defense. For the Collingwood game we were obviously so hyped up for that game that we looked like Under 8's all chasing the ball, and Collingwood really hurt us from stoppages just through better structure. That's not lack of effort, but just structure and should be easy to fix.