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On 5/27/2019 at 9:27 AM, poita said:

I thought we showed something in each of the past four weeks, but yesterday's effort was abysmal. A massive step backwards in every respect. GWS are a good side and thoroughly outclassed us, but they completely outworked us as well.

The Giants' first three goals summed us up beautifully - Spargo gives away 50 because he was off with the fairies as usual; Baker gives away a free kick down the ground because he was playing behind and was undisciplined after the ball had gone; Fritsch lobs a lazy, ill-directed kick out straight to a GWS player.

Goodwin had yet another shocker at selection and on game day. Preuss is no star but he works hard, gives Gawn a chop out and gives us something different to play with up forward. The Spargo selection was the worst of a bad season - a poor footballer recalled off no form and no fitness. Why Lewis did not replace Salem is inexplicable. Brayshaw and Fritsch have been destroyed by being played out of position all season. Nothing was done to break Oliver's tag. McDonald and Petracca were not moved up the ground until the game was done. 

Lockhart, Wagner x2, Spargo and Smith are so far out of their depth at this level it is beyond a joke. They'll tease occasionally with a decent touch or two, but go missing when the heat is on. Garlett is soft and lazy. With these guys in the team we start six players short even before others have a bad day. Petty and Baker should be developing in the VFL but at least they generally try. At one stage in the second quarter we had Spargo and Wagner x 2 on the bench - GWS had Coniglio, Whitfield and Kelly resting up, and we were still getting absolutely flogged.

Gawn was excellent, but had no support. Viney and Harmes at least looked interested for a bit. Hore was the best of a poor defence, and the less said about our forward line the better.

Goodwin had another shocker at selection!  

Problem with this statement is that when they picked the team it was forecast to be wet. Cold and showers. Preuss would have been useless if so.

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16 possessions, 5 marks and 2 goals from a kid playing his second game is phenomenal, whether you rate it or not.

We are terrible in every part of the ground except the 5m radius in which Gawn is standing. 

Tell us what is really going on Goodwin...

3 hours ago, Farmer said:

Well surely you can see the problem. Last year, most of  the time he was playing alongside Hogan. Weideman hasn't made it, so Tom McD is the only tall forward we have. He attracts the best defender each week. And yes, he is  not in great form. He tried bloody hard as he always does 

 

2017 Hogan was out of the side and TMac played well as the key forward. I don't buy that he can't be #1 forward, I think it's his toe/foot still giving him problems because he doesn't seem to have any explosiveness, he can't jump for the footy and his kicking is off.

If it's not injury it's a massive form slump and unforgiveable for what he's being paid

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11 hours ago, Farmer said:

Well surely you can see the problem. Last year, most of  the time he was playing alongside Hogan. Weideman hasn't made it, so Tom McD is the only tall forward we have. He attracts the best defender each week. And yes, he is  not in great form. He tried bloody hard as he always does

Jack Riewoldt did well for many years as the lone tall.  Lynch is doing fine as the lone tall even tho he has been there only 5 minutes and does not yet know their system or gained synergy with the other forwards. 

Their job is if they can't mark then provide a contest and get the ball to ground for the small forwards.  Didn't say Tom isn't trying.  My point was that Tom is doing neither.  That he is a lone forward is no excuse for not providing a contest.  That is the minimum any player in form or not should do.

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10 hours ago, Farmer said:

Goodwin had another shocker at selection!  

Problem with this statement is that when they picked the team it was forecast to be wet. Cold and showers. Preuss would have been useless if so.

No it wasn't  going to rain. Wednesdays' BOM  forcast  for Sunday was  late showers  probably after the Game

 

Which is exactly what transpired. It was in fact a beautiful day for footy  for those hardy few who rolled up.

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23 hours ago, Farmer said:

Well surely you can see the problem. Last year, most of  the time he was playing alongside Hogan. Weideman hasn't made it, so Tom McD is the only tall forward we have. He attracts the best defender each week. And yes, he is  not in great form. He tried bloody hard as he always does 

 

He is totally lacking in confidence.  You can tell because he is dropping marks he would have gobbled up last year.

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