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It's rainy. It's windy. Ball is a bar of soap. And we try to finesse it with slick handball and threading the needle in traffic

Handpass to your teammate 1m away. He handpasses to a teammate 1m away. More demons pile in to help. Meanwhile Freo set up outside for the turnover

Laughable how many times they had men in space, while we always seemed to have about 8 players crowded around the ball. The more things change ...

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Didn't think I could feel worse than last week.

Then we serve up that slop.

I've been putting it off for a while now, but that has to be the end of Goodwin's senior coaching career.  If it doesn't happen right now, then it happens at the end of the season.  I know there are financial implications involved, but I was embarrassed tonight.  We stunk it up again from the moment we got going and we never looked in it.  We hung around like last night's pizza for most of the night, but I didn't feel as though were ever going to win it.

Our forward line is a mess.  Weid is constantly battling two or three.  I can't understand why the [censored] we picked Preuss, in these conditions, to play as a forward all night.  Outside of one tackle he did nothing.  Our small forwards were Bedford and Pickett, two kids who are still raw and learning the game, and ANB, who does ANB things and really shouldn't be playing football.  Fritsch, while he can be soft, gets a pass mark from me as at least he gets to the right spots and does things with ball in hand.

Our midfield was running on empty and we lacked rotations in there.  I have to commend Trac, Oliver and Viney as they never stopped trying, but they were outmatched.

And lets not forget that we had too many passengers - Smith, Pickett, Bedford, Baker, Hunt (okay, he did two good things, but that was it), Hibberd.  There are probably more, but we need everyone contributing to win games of footy and it just doesn't happen.

Positives - I really like Trent Rivers.  Great drafting there.  Mids did okay.  Langdon has a dip.  Tomlinson did really well in defence.  That's really about it.

Hurting big time tonight.  Hopefully the club has the courage to make some big decisions in the coming months.

Another e-hug to all of you out there.  

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1 minute ago, Demon Disciple said:

Sure we lost. But that must mean Goodwin is done surely.

If that is the case, I declare that this season has been a success. Gotten rid of the imposter

How the hell are we supposed to afford to pay him out 2 years of remaining contract in these covid impacted times? We're stuck with him I'd say for at least 2021.

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Yes, our game plan doesn’t stack up and yes we only have a handful of decent players.

But we we were pretty unlucky to play in those horrid conditions two weeks in a row.

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As low as it gets.

The final five minutes shows two things: we weren't doing what we should have been doing for 3.5 quarters, and we had energy in the tank. For that sort of ball movement and effort to only show up right at the end says a lot to me.

There are serious problems within our club. I fear that sacking Goodwin may be the only way to fix them.

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I understand the need to make changes to keep the team fresh. But we made very few against Saints then Swans. Looked absolutely shattered and then made 7 changes and brought in a whole host of NQRs because how else do you change a third of your side? 
The selections ahead of these short breaks and the management of players has been truly terrible. 
I won’t start on the game plan coz I feel like a broken record. 

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Whoever is in charge of this [censored] club, stand up and make some bloody changes.

Red flag should have been raised the moment Josh Mahoney was given the role of doing internal reviews.

Our playing list is ridiculously overrated. Oliver, Viney do nothing but run around like headless chooks and crash into each other.

Rivers, Langdon, Vandenberg the only ones who just wanted it more tonight.

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