Lads, I usually am working this time so can never listen live, but holidays now, sitting on a beach in Ibiza, managed to get the blessings from Mrs AmDam to tune in.
I am one of the positive group, have looked at this season as part of a journey. A few thoughts:
If not tanking, is it possible that the club has taken a two year approach? So at the start of the season they looked at 2019/20 as one season? We won't know of course til next year, but it seems like there was an assessment that this year would be a write-off, just couldn't be publicised due to hiatory of 'not tanking'? So some big risks were taken (surgeries, no KF besides wied and TMac, or outside run etc) prob thinking we'd end up around 8th and then gear up (not in essendon way) for the 'second half of the season' (2020)? We've then been hit by a perfect [censored] storm,which has then killed our skills. Or am I just delusional?
Our inside 50 count is amazing. Perhaps the goal of this year was to keep that up, knowing that we would have trouble converting, but that if we then fix our transition and defensive running this off season, those inside 50s will come home to roost next year?
Finally, silly season sees a lot of players and Aussies in Europe. Dusty had a infamously good time here with some mates of mine, prior to his best season ever. Maybe the club should send Angus over to us
Shout out to Skuit and cheers for all your fine work