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Back from a weeks ban and just wanted to get two things off my chest.

 

1  -  Team selection was diabolical and it was obvious we would get flogged as soon as the teams were named.  Instead of dropping an extra inside mid  (Harmes or Brayshaw or both) we bought in Tom Sparrow, on top of Nathan Jones the week before.  Goodwin wont be happy until we have 22 inside mids out there.  And the Tom McDonald selection was pathetic.  He gave exactly what you'd expect, sweet [censored] all.

2 -  The amount of posters who were happy with the Brisbane loss....  just pathetic to witness.  56 years of failure and we are into Goodwins 5th season and supporters still think losses are ok.  We had the game for the taking and blew it as usual.

 

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I'm not one for going over the top.  I like to think I'm relatively measured in my responses. But there was something deeply, deeply concerning about tonight's game.  It was almost like a car cra

An absolute disgrace. Stripped all the enjoyment from the two wins and the half-decent game vs Brisbane, and replaced it with that feeling of dread and anger that we're all too familiar with.

I truly wish I never got into footy as a youngster, I really could’ve done without the misery this club has put me through over the years

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On 7/31/2020 at 7:47 AM, leave it to deever said:

I thought Lever wasnt bad. Took 7 marks.

But that tackle count is very bad.

I thought Lever was good individually also, as was May on Dixon. But our system seems to depend on individual efforts rather than group cohesion.

As in, when one of our talls goes up, how are the others positioning themselves to best put direct pressure on opposition forwards?

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7 minutes ago, Deefensive Language said:

I thought Lever was good individually also, as was May on Dixon. But our system seems to depend on individual efforts rather than group cohesion.

As in, when one of our talls goes up, how are the others positioning themselves to best put direct pressure on opposition forwards?

Very good question.  Hinkley lay a trap and we fell for it!  We stopped Dixon but let others off the leash.

After the game he said he thought there would be two or three talls up against Dixon so his other talls were free to kick the goals and sure enough:  Georgiardis 3 and Westoff 2 .  He went on to say that if his talls kick 5-6 goals each week he doesn't care which player kicks them.

So Dixon was effectively a decoy -  But alas we didn't notice it or didn't adjust for it.

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Brereton also drew attention to the flawed stoppage set up in the discussion on Fox today. Repeatedly getting gobbled up on the inside as players try to quick handball out of trouble. Doesn’t take a genius to see it either. Easy for the opposition to prepare for.

King was bewildered as to how a midfield of Gawn, Oliver, Petracca and Viney has not dominated clearance in any game this year.

The question is how easy is it to fix?

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I watched it alone at home.  I yelled and slumped back in my chair, and yelled and slumped, and did it again and again and again.

At half time my TV took the initiative to go online to put in an order for a slipper guard to protect itself.

I turned the TV off at 3/4 time for the first time in......in fact I don't think I've EVER done that.  I ALWAYS watch till the end - until now.

In texting my beautiful partner during the game (we live apart), I was so [censored] off that it came through in my attitude and language and she's now [censored] at me.  Probably rightly so.

 

These are the learnings I took from the 'game'.

I don't need any more learnings like this.

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On 8/1/2020 at 12:37 AM, Pickett2Jackson said:

Back from a weeks ban and just wanted to get two things off my chest.

 

1  -  Team selection was diabolical and it was obvious we would get flogged as soon as the teams were named.  Instead of dropping an extra inside mid  (Harmes or Brayshaw or both) we bought in Tom Sparrow, on top of Nathan Jones the week before.  Goodwin wont be happy until we have 22 inside mids out there.  And the Tom McDonald selection was pathetic.  He gave exactly what you'd expect, sweet [censored] all.

2 -  The amount of posters who were happy with the Brisbane loss....  just pathetic to witness.  56 years of failure and we are into Goodwins 5th season and supporters still think losses are ok.  We had the game for the taking and blew it as usual.

 

You got banned... no i refuse to believe it... haha

You raise some valid points and i agree with them.

I will counter your argument with how do u rate Goodwin to Buckley and Hardwick first 3 - 5 years?

What do you think are limitations on performance?

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Mahoney says our poor skills and execution were due to 1- conditions and 2- pressure. 
 

Firstly the conditions were perfect. No dew. No wind. It was perfect.  Port didn’t have any trouble.  
 

Pressure.  Sure Port applied A grade pressure but many of our MISTAKES were after a Mark or a Free Kick.  It wasn’t pressure.  It was LACK OF CONCENTRATION and LACK OF SKILL.   

Mahoney said it was a one off.  Did he watch the Tigers game ?  That was also poor.  
 

Our effort and attack on the footy is good.  Our skills and transferring the footy is very poor.  No excuses. 

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