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1 minute ago, adonski said:

Good bounce back game from ANB, didn't see it coming

Petty just huge

Again it's evident we need more runners & classy ball users as much as another key forward option. Two of the worst games you'll ever see from Sparrow & Rivers tonight

 

I thought Spargo was even worse, but then again that was his stock standard performance. 

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7 minutes ago, Dee-monic said:

The usual second-half fadeout. Outrun by fitter opponents.

Incredibly woeful  kicking at goal. How many actually finished out of bounds?

Same old bombing into forward packs with the customary result.

Salem a mere shadow of the player he once was.

Pickett -- couple of magic touches, utterly useless for the rest of the game.

Fumbles and  missed passes galore.

Goodwin, unable to think on his feet and change tactics, totally outsmarted by Fagan..

Please just let Jackson go and get the best deal we can.

Spargo, Melksham and Neal-Bullen a long way from premiership-winning material.

Sadly, our straight-sets exit was richly deserved.

Agree with the Jackson bit.

Over rated. Let him go.

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We. Were. Not. Out. Coached. The game plan worked brilliantly.

It is simple: we don't have enough good kicks in our team between wing and full forward. At one stage in the 3rd quarter, 7 out of 11 disposals going forward (either shots at goals or entries) were absolute duds. Spinning badly through the air, missed the target, gave the advantage to the Lions, or kicked it straight to them.

And the amount of snaps we get given to us by forward pressure, only to miss them is hair-tearing to watch. 

 

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22 minutes ago, Jack7 said:

Luke Jackson,now Faaark off to Perth,will be so [censored] if he stays.

 

Viney,no right boot,turnover,season over

 

Lever-dumbest thing i saw in football this season!!!

Hopefully Jackson has taken that no 6 jumper off and it is given to someone with a heart beating inside it. 

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70 point second half. When we talk about how bad our ‘defence’ is that doesn’t mean the back 6 - the whole team starting with the lack of forward pressure is to blame.

Oliver had one uncontested possession in the 2nd half. He needed help with Berry but he was beaten badly.

ANB tried to save his career but I feel just exemplified that we need a forward line, not a bunch of fit robots that do jobs. Sparrow, Harmes, ANB, and little Charlie is that because he can’t find the footy…

Feel for Melksham who is probably done after that. Hibberd too.

Addition to the coaching staff would be a Ball Movement coach that can get us kicking to a forward line coming at them.

 

One thing I will say is that we can’t deviate from what we have built, the changes needed are only adjustments. Some are large adjustments but we had a long campaign, half our best 10 players had injuries, they weren’t managed well to perform when it matters and that happens, so we can bounce back.

Make no mistake though - absolute embarrassment to go out in straight sets against the Lions.

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1 minute ago, mo64 said:

I thought Spargo was even worse, but then again that was his stock standard performance. 

I am prepared to overlook some of Spargo's consistency issues as he is our best kick inside 50 by an absolute mile, providing at least one elite trait to the side. 

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My disappointment will settle. The rage too. 
 

But to lose the same way, again, is just maddening. 
 

We lost 8 games this year. 6 of them all played out the same way - strong start, 20+ point lead, some point midway our opponent lifts and we absolutely fall apart and never look like righting the ship. 
 

Our fitness wasn’t good enough. Our hunger can’t have been strong enough. Our skills weren’t good enough. Our coaching wasn’t good enough. 
 

From 10-0, and after finishing 2nd, we should not be watching prelim finals from home. That is not good enough. 

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13 minutes ago, Dockett 32 said:

Yep. Full blame surely must rest with selection committee.

Going with the same team after being comprehensively bested the week before was flawed.

 

Who would you have brought in? 

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12 minutes ago, CRomey said:

Why is our key backman already our best full forward?

Cos he’s our best contested mark, and by a looooong way. 

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4 minutes ago, bing181 said:

Who's your answer then? An untried kid who's been inconsistent even at Casey (but hopefully will be great in the longer term) or Mitch Brown? 

We had 22 shots on goal (more than them), not counting a few OOB on the full which were aimed in the general direction of the goals -  that should be enough to win a game of footy.

Not saying we don't need to look at what's going on with the forward line, but you can't lose your main tall forward/CHF and that not have consequences.

We’ve had since May to think of something, to be fair 

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The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. 
For all of our “learnings”, we’ve learnt nothing. 
 

The most disappointing part for me about this season is that we walk away without having unearthed a single young player who I think can really help us improve next year. 
Casey lost one game all year, yet we debuted one player all year despite wavering form and injuries. Our big move was bringing Melksham back in and throwing Petty forward with 3 minutes left in the season. 
 

It was clear that things haven’t been working well since the halfway mark of the year. Yes we finished second and that was a good result, but our form was very up and down, particularly against good sides. And yet week after week nothing changed. 
The same predicable ball movement.  The same dysfunctional forwardline. Hell even our defense has been leaking goals left right and centre. 
 

To start 10-0 and go out in straight sets is an unacceptable result. 

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Predictable and terrible second half. What a disappointing end to the season. That season can only be called a failure. Reigning champs with back to back home finals against interstate teams and we lost both. Our gameplan needs an overhaul over summer, and we need fresh personnel in the forward line. 

[censored] hell what a let down.

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12 minutes ago, dimmy said:

If I made the mistake /kryios tantrum like Lever (with the $$ he is on ) I would be sacked  from my job. Inexplicable.lack of discipline  by Kozzie, Lever and a couple of other incidents.

Keep May,Petty, Oliver, Viney,Brayshaw , Petracca ,Gawn & ANB (Effort plus) . Their efforts were fantastic but were let down  by brain fades. I hope some people recognise that they owe the MFC

We MUST have more variety in the Forward line !!!

They need more variation going into the forward line.

Dumb bombing for too much is the time.

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27 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Lost it at selection

Yes and I called it too Uncle

If Spargo and Melksham play another game??

Both were putrid. But Simon u backed em so I ask the question ???

Are you up to it!!

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1 minute ago, titan_uranus said:

My disappointment will settle. The rage too. 
 

But to lose the same way, again, is just maddening. 
 

We lost 8 games this year. 6 of them all played out the same way - strong start, 20+ point lead, some point midway our opponent lifts and we absolutely fall apart and never look like righting the ship. 
 

Our fitness wasn’t good enough. Our hunger can’t have been strong enough. Our skills weren’t good enough. Our coaching wasn’t good enough. 
 

From 10-0, and after finishing 2nd, we should not be watching prelim finals from home. That is not good enough. 

I’m going to get this tattooed on me.

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Disgusted. We lost that game in exactly the same fashion we have played since the middle of the year. Our only excuse is we had too many battered players but that was obvious during the season. 

About half way you could see what was going to happen because of the dumb football some of our players played. Ben Brown in particular. Sparrow another one. May and Lever too busy arguing with one another and the consistent bombing it into the forward pocket.

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