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I didn’t even bother watching, I’m the real winner here.

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 d

Playing Preuss as a forward is insanely dumb. I had hoped we'd see him get a long run in the ruck to send Gawn forward. Nope. Playing Fritsch as a loose defender failed throughout 2019. Ruined ou

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I think Goody is the new Voss - maybe a reasonable assistant coach. Maybe. The list to die for has gone backwards and soon our better players will start to look elsewhere. Time for Goody to walk.

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I hate to criticise first year players, especially those that are clearly great kids and crack in like Kosi. But if you’re incapable of kicking those goals, you won’t have a very long career. Hope he can iron out that very clear deficiency in the summer.

 

 

 

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About what we deserve, we're a mid-table side at best. The drop away in quality after our best dozen or so is like falling off a cliff. OK, a couple of youngies there who we can build with for the future (Rivers, Kickett, Jackson), but losing (e.g.) Jetta up one end and Tom Mac down the other is a bridge too far, leaving us with some real holes in the list. They could just about cull 20 of them and we'd hardly even notice.

Not to mention the lack of on field leadership. No accident that we did well in 2018 when Jordan Lewis was still playing for us. Not sure how that's going to be addressed in the short term.

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2 minutes ago, leucopogon said:

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.

Agreed. It's a problem of our own making - the AFL aren't going to pitch in for the payout. But the membership and possibly sponsorship fallout might make for bigger losses. We're [censored] either way.

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7 minutes ago, Hell Bent said:

The club is bigger than the individual. 

Do the right thing at seasons end Simon and step down. You have failed us miserably. 

 

Ha easy money

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4 minutes ago, DeeZee said:

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.

Our opposition played in the same conditions... 

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We have 4-5 elite players but lacking in 6-16 bracket and no visible game plan of any sort. Even in the wet I could see what Freo were trying to do but buggered if I could work us out. Starting Fritsch behind the ball in the first showed a lack of confidence in a team defence and robbed us of balancing our chance to score against a miserly side. 

We are not finals worthy and will finish accordingly. 

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9 minutes ago, McQueen said:

I’m going up to the Abrolhos islands fishing on Saturday. 
I’ll post some photos.

Honestly can't tell if you're trolling with these comments but they're poorly timed right now considering your target audience.

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

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.

Bit harsh on Viney at least on tonights effort, only one that provided any sort of good clearance work. I agree that he can sometimes be too much of a bull for his own good and for that of the midfield balance but there are other fingers to be pointed tonight, just not at him. 

agree on rivers, langdon and vanders. 

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That was just so poor. Same as wans game. Weak half hearted tackles...no run and spread...hospital handballing...too many passengers.

Freo with nothing to gain showed us how you play the game. 

This club. Just wow.

 

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2 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

I won’t be renewing until he is gone. Will put my membership on auto renew if he goes though.

These are my thoughts too. I’ve been a member for 25 years, joined my wife and family up and pay extra for GF guarantee. I live in Perth so get to see them live once per year. I’m done

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5 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

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.  

Why is Lever not in your passengers list? Was as bad as anyone and weak efforts cost us at least 2 goals.

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1 minute ago, leucopogon said:

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.

Will pale in comparison to money lost through memberships if he stays on @leucopogon.

I gave 500 to the proud to give campaign. I’d give another [censored] grand if it meant paying this fool out.

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I think we can draw a line through more than the coach after watching that. Too early to name players, but the blokes who came in had an opportunity. There is a future for Rivers, some of the regulars (Petracca, Gawn, Oliver, Fritsch, VDB, Viney (until hit), Hibberd) were up to AFL standard, but after that I'm scratching what hair I have left.

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