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Sydney have spirit.  We dont.   Alex Johnson goes down when we are up by 3 goals... they crush us from that moment on.

Dogs gave us a gift. We threw it away.  After decades of not taking our opportunities, why would today have been any different?

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I'm dirty on this loss, but I'll let the rest of the usual suspects lose the plot, slash their wrists and do the usual ranting and raving.  Seriously, go right ahead.

We lost this game today in front of goal.  Sure, they cut us up during periods of the game with their use by foot and our willingness to allow them space.  But we should never have let them win this game of footy.  When Hogan goaled and we were 3.7 it should have been 7.3, as we missed a slew of easy shots.  If we were 6 goals up then they would have been dead and buried.  But they weren't, they got a sniff and, as experienced sides do, they made their chances count when we didn't and we couldn't haul them back.

I must admit that I was bemused at times by some of our decision making, and the implied pressure of the Swans meant that we rushed things at times when we didn't need to.  We had every opportunity to win this game of footy, but we didn't make it count, and that's down to composure and skill execution under pressure.  It's not down to leadership and all that stuff.  We just didn't execute well under pressure.

We certainly lacked some class at times and too many players went missing, but this isn't the end of the world.  Seriously, it's not.  We've got two games to go - win one and we're in.  Simple as that.

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Was always going to be a losing battle with Goodwin vs longmire in the boxes.

So many mediocre players on this list and lack of leadership and class is astonishing to me.

Hogan should be ashamed.

Vanders and pedo are barely vfl standard.

Mentally weak club!

 

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@Jibroni - I saw you quote me in the now locked gameday thread as well.  Not only did you follow me around like a puppy after I tried to show a bit of faith in the side, but quoting me at the end of the day is childish and embarrassing.  Yeah, I got it wrong, but I'd rather put my neck on the line in a positive manner than [censored] and moan.  At least I can get behind the club and try and support it, unlike your good self.  Cheers.

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a) Poor disposal coming into I50. 

b) we just don't have the depth to cover for the losses of Viney (especially), Hibberd, Melksham, Lever (especially) and even Joel Smith. The players who are covering for them are just that bit inexperienced at this level, or lacking in ability at this level.

c) overall inexperience. The poor decisions from the likes of Oliver and Spargo when they had set shots but ended up turning the ball over were but two glaring examples.

 

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I don’t buy into he whole bath water, we’re not a good team yet.  Top teams blow us off the park with their defences setups (I don’t think we have one), spread, workrate and hard at it around the ball.  The swans cut us to shreds through the middle today.  We seriously need to review our coaches tactics

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We bombed the ball inside 50. It was like Brent Moloney re-incarnated everytime we got the ball outside 50. Yeah, just bomb it in boys, that will do it. We haven't beaten a team inside the top 9. I don't know what it would take to sound out an experienced coach, but we need to do so whilst we have a quality list. There is no excuse to not lower your eyes going inside 50.

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