Appreciate the sentiment. Obviously, I'd also prefer we stopped this happening and think we definitely have to stop it happening with the same regularity.
But, for balance sake, the times we got on runs must be considered (as fans of opposition clubs would lament their own side's defensive lapse).
1 Kicked 10 in a row from the 6 minute mark of the 2nd to the 8th minute mark of the 3rd. Won by 30.
2 Kicked 7 of the last 9. Won by 22.
3 Never really got a run on (of goals) Did kick 3.4. in a row. 23 scoring shots to nine in the 2nd and 3rd terms. Lost by 29.
4 Kicked 5 in a row from the 14 to the 28 minute mark of the 2nd term. Lost by 2.
5 Never really got a run on. Kicked 4 goals to 1 in a 14 minute period in the 3rd. Lost by 13
6 Kicked 6 in a row from the 24 minute mark of the 3rd to the 4th minute mark of the last. Won by 38.
7 Kicked 7 goals to 2 from the 2 minute mark to the 30 minute mark of the 3rd term. Lost by 3.
8 Kicked 12 goals to 1 for halfway through the second to midway through the last. Won by 41
9 Kicked 6 goals to 2 from the 1 minute mark to the 26 minute mark of the 2nd. Lost by 14
10 Kicked 11 goals to 1 from the 12 minute mark of the 3rd term to the 18 minute mark of the last. Won by 35
12 Kicked 5 goals to 1 between the 12 to 27 minute marks of the 3rd term. Won by 4
13 Kicked 7 of the first 8 goals. Won by 57
14 Kicked the last 3 goals between the 19 and 29 minute marks. Won by 3.
15 Kicked 4 in a row from the 12th to the 27th minute mark of the first term. Lost by 35
16 Kicked 4 in a row from the 28th minute mark of the second term to the 9 minute mark of the 3rd. Won by 8
17 Kicked 4 in a row from the 9th to the 29th minute mark of the 2rd term. Lost by 46
18 Kicked the first 7 goals. Won by 23
19 Kicked 6 goals to 1 form the 3 minute mark to the 30 minute mark. Lost by 4
20 Kicked the first. Ew. Lost by 35
21 Kicked 7 of the first 8. Won by 24
22 Kicked 4 goals in a row from the 29th minute mark of the 3rd term to the 6 minute mark of the last. Won by 13
23 Kicked 7 goals to 1 from the 16 minute mark of the 3rd term to the 15 minute mark of the last. Lost by 16.
Now, I know as much as anyone how much the "lapses" hurt. But I think it is also part and parcel somewhat of today's footy. They are going to happen. Good sides probably just end up having multiple runs themselves during games to overcome the periods of dominance that the opposition will have.
As those above have said, 8 of our losses can be somewhat attributable to lapses.
But, by the same token, you have to consider how many wins we had by the same virtue.
By looking at the stats above, 11 of our wins came from run-ons (or what the other team would call their own lapse). Only the Dogs win can't be singled down to a period of dominance that was greater than the final result.
Interesting that, I'd argue, only two games this year we never got a run on. How's the improvement there from the previous 5 seasons!