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I said it at half time too, but I thought Hunt was great tonight from start to finish. Was super clean with the ball and used his pace magnificently. Great to see him back - didn’t look the same player at any stage last year.

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Poor kicking cost us. We should have won the game. Our list are very talented but their execution is sometimes poor. Still think we will be electric when we get our injuries sorted.

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Just now, titan_uranus said:

I see Fritsch's problem as being fumbles. He seems to make a number of errors when going for the ball or handpassing. He nailed some kicks today though.

Well this is more accurate. Easily one of the better kicks. If BD was referring to fumbles and lack of clean first possession then it makes sense 

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3 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

The umpire was calling play on, but didnt move his arms. Maybe that confused Smith.

Maybe he just mumbled like a little girl?  (AFL can’t do a Rampe on me, can they?)

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Umps played a small role in it, our goal kicking and connection inside 50 still the key decider in the result. Encouraging, but frustrating 

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Just now, Watts the matter said:

Even when he doesn't directly he just kills the ball movement, takes so long to get back off a mark and move it on.

100% agree, he has no game awareness. 

I know the kid tries hard and runs all day but his turnovers kill us. 

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3 minutes ago, Damo said:

Im most Peed off that Tim Smith was given Holding the ball, Every other instance of players stopping has been a ball up. 12 point tunaround and a concussion. Game over.

Total sling tackle with arms pinned. Free kick all day all night. Turned the game.

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The AFL needs to introduce some form of appeal process to allow captains to have decisions reviewed on the ground.  That blatant throw in the goalsquare should never have been allowed to stand.  Beyond that, WC are masters of blocking players out of the marking contest.  One of the umps justified giving a goal to Kennedy by saying that if you block their run at the marking contest you need to contest the ball.  I lost count of the number of times a WC player ran diagonally through the contest to take out one of ours and give his teammate an uncontested mark.  Every one of them was a free according to the umpire's own words.  We need something like the NFL system to appeal bad calls on the spot. 

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1 minute ago, Thehardtackler said:

Poor kicking cost us. We should have won the game. Our list are very talented but their execution is sometimes poor. Still think we will be electric when we get our injuries sorted.

Talented players who can’t kick the easy goals are actually not all that talented. 

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4 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

Umpires are a disgrace and never play Stretch again.  Turned it over 8 times tonight 

No penetration and never kicks to the favoured side of opponent or pulls the ball to deliver in front of player.  Couldn't finish a basic gimme shot running in from 20 out.

Sorry but he just doesn't earn a spot other than a small amount of receive run.  He also often runs lateral and rarely takes the game on.

He stays for now until we can bring in better during the year and then trade.  Solid VFL player when under less pressure with more time/space.

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4 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

The umpire was calling play on, but didnt move his arms. Maybe that confused Smith?

He actually did move his arms but Smith didn’t hear him. Then driven into the ground in a dangerous tackle and no free and goal at other end and game over. 

King and Eddie both rubbished the umpiring as did BT during the call.

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1 minute ago, Wadda We Sing said:

Total sling tackle with arms pinned. Free kick all day all night. Turned the game.

It was heartbreaking becuse I was just starting to believe.

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Umpiring horrible

Wagner is just horrible

Stretch is not actually quick and kicks 30m clangers

Clayton Oliver will never get to his true potential whilst he is handball happy, better tonight but cost us 1 in the last quarter

Nathan Jones and Jack Viney have no leadership

Jeff Garlett needs to go when its his turn

 

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6 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

How many chances can we possibly let slip? 

Tracc struggles to kick a simple goal, take a sitter mark or kick to advantage. His 2 goals shouldve been 5 or 6. Very wasteful player with the worst ball drop since Curly Austen

And Tmac couldnt mark much.

Jeffy p l ayed one quarter.

Marty Hore will be a star.

Stretch wont.

Viney used to be.

Harmes is.

Hunt could be.

 

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Trac is fat Jack Watts. Will never live up to the hype. 

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5 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Once Baker adjusts to the speed of the game he’s going to be a very good player. 

Unsure myself but please please please make it so - and goalscorer while ya there.

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1 minute ago, monoccular said:

Talented players who can’t kick the easy goals are actually not all that talented. 

Incorrect. Skill and talent are two different things. Look them up in a dictionary.

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1 minute ago, Rusty Nails said:

No penetration and never kicks to the favoured side of opponent or pulls the ball to deliver in front of player.  Couldn't finish a basic gimme shot running in from 20 out.

Sorry but he just doesn't earn a spot other than a small amount of receive run.  He also often runs lateral and rarely takes the game on.

He stays for now until we can bring in better during the year and then trade.  Solid VFL player when under less pressure with more time/space.

Billy’s miss was harder than all of Trac and Tom’s 8 misses.  

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9 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Petracca and the coaching staff need to some [censored] out.. there is a very talented footballer there who is just completely over thinking way too much.

His ball drop is way too high. 

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Very disappointing.  We have nobody to blame but ourselves, but the maggots made sure that we had no chance of getting up in the last.

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Tough way to end the season. Hurts to finally see some run and spread but not quite enough class to finish it and a select few horrible players who cost us the game single handedly. 

Also agree with what has been said about the umpiring. Completely disgusting.

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Again state we need to address the umpire fails which kept eagles in the match and ignored any advantage to us. 

Without their fails we still win despite our self induced errors and poor conversion. 

But what is that kick to a totally free eagles defender about, why can't we kick snide 50 to our advantage. Surely our players being kept out of contests deserves the same consideration as an eagle being kept out of contests, surely our forwards being held is worthy of same reward as an eagle being held.

its just getting so hard to watch our players being disadvantaged. Great effort 

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Heart breaking loss, because we did so well against all odds. Many in the media said it was season the line tonight, but that was never the case, but we need to win at least 2 of our next 3 against GWS, Adelaide and Collingwood.

I know full well finals are a long shot, but that was a good effort given the injury list and the lack of from.

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19 minutes ago, leucopogon said:

Tom Mac needs a spell in the twos, he's in woeful form. 

You need a spell in the 2’s

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