Watched it again and regret it. However these are my major takeaways from the painful spectacle that was yesterdays match.
Hibberd looked better than he has in a long, long time. Hard at it and used the ball far more intelligently.
Joel Smith improved plenty on his performance from last week. The jury is still out on whether he’ll make it as a defender but improvement was more than welcome.
Viney looks set to continue his strong form this year.
May and Lever looked better together. Obviously there is a long, long way to go before Lever reaches the form he was in at Adelaide (if ever) but some improvement and more cohesion was good.
Kozzie splitting a pack in the third quarter like a bloke 30cm taller and 30kg heavier. Everything he does is class.
I was a big fan of Lockhart after round one but yesterday his composure was non-existent. Pinged three times (?) holding the ball when trying to take an extra step or moment through traffic was simply not good enough. Needs to work on his awareness.
VandenBerg looks a long way off the pace. Hoping he finds his feet quickly, along with some of that 2018 form.
No second key forward… what the hell was the selection committee thinking?
Goodwins failure to react to Geelong’s obvious game plan was criminal.
Dangerfield and Selwood both with repeat efforts at playing and diving for frees. Expected but doesn’t make it any easier to watch, pathetic.