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POSTGAME: Rd 18 vs Hawthorn


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That would have to be the worst spectacle of football since Melb v St K, round 16, 1981.

And absolutely the worst umpired game since Fitz vs Ess, round 3, 1921.

But really. 11 13 to 12 7. At 15 9 to 12 7 it's game over. How many chances does this team need to put away another team?

Also it helps when you play in front. And when you don't give them a sniff. As good as a loss.

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I can't believe I wasted my Saturday night watching this. Even with lockdown and next to no other options, pretty much anything else would have been preferable.

No redeeming points from this game. We'll never earn trust or be feared until we put lower teams away. Again, just for reference the Hawks got smashed by 60+ last week, against FREO.


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2 minutes ago, KingDingAling said:

Brayshaw and Pickett dead in front should’ve converted. That being said, Hawthorn probably deserved that game. We aren’t playing well. Lucky to draw that in the end. 

How about Fritschs set shot with under five minutes to go. He chose to chip it to the top of the goal square for a ten man contest ffs.

A point would have made all the difference. So dumb, so lazy. The whole team. 

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Our midfielders are making a habit of picking when to go. That’s the difference for us. 

I can’t have Viney in our midfield mix. He’s just way too one dimensional. Can’t kick, and too slow. We don’t look anywhere near as dynamic with him in there. 

We will respond next week, but it’s becoming an issue that we even need to. I feel like our midfield is a few years off having the emotional maturity to contend over a full season.

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Lucky to get anything out of that game.

We won one quarter tonight. One. Against the 17th ranked side missing something like 10 best 22 players.

We have a clear, blatant problem of failing to play our best football against bad sides. We've played five games against the bottom 4 for two wins, and the two wins were average.

We are going to cost ourselves ladder position from leaving 10 premiership points behind in these games.

You could see it at half time: having conceded three goals in 10 minutes, Petracca and Oliver were laughing. I dare say you wouldn't see Joel Selwood laughing at half time of any game. 

But even despite our terrible play, we still had 5 more scoring shots. Again, our inaccuracy in front of goal costs us premiership points. They kicked something like 8 straight goals through the middle of the game whilst we missed shot after shot. Even at the end, in a game where we needed a point, Spargo, Pickett, Fritsch and Brayshaw all had set shots for a combined two points. 

This isn't a gameplan or talent problem. It's a psychological problem, coupled with goalkicking inaccuracy.

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Man, to serve that up against that rabble. I wanna spew up.

First game of the year we didn't win where the other team weren't good. [censored] me they are average. And to draw against them? Yuck.

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