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GAMEDAY: Rd 06 vs Richmond


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It’s a huge concern that teams can so easily pick their way through our zone with short kicking.

Our mids rely on momentum going forward and they are burning all their matches chasing tail for 20m kick after 20m kick.

We have the best ruckman of the modern era and two of the best mids in the game and our inability to manufacture clearances consistently is woeful.

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Still confident we get up. But senior players in Petracca, Lever, Oliver, Gawn all need to seriously pull their finger out.

Only 13 points down. First goal is crucial this quarter.

Tracc in particular... his touch is a bit meh of late and just not where the ball is enough of the time it seems

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45 minutes ago, Soidee said:

This team and it's coaches are pathetic. 

Agree, to many players do not put in, ABN, Chandler, Hunter, not hungry enough.Gawn, Lever Hibberd seem fit but not match fit…the coaching has been pathetic last two weeks.Overall, team seem in turmoil, lost without real purpose of working together , hopefully second half turn around. Harmes  is a certainty to be recalled , maybe Dunstan to replace Jordon or Sparrow, Both of these need to become far more consistent .Petracca needs to stop lair rising and perform 

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1 minute ago, Demon Dynasty said:

Tracc in particular... his touch is a bit meh of late and just not where the ball is enough of the time it seems

Oliver is worse tonight. 

Literally just handing the footy over to Richmond with his continuing bombing of the ball.

 

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6 minutes ago, dees189227 said:

Ok it's only 14 points. We know we can play better. 

Our midfield need to seriously lift

Or is this our level at the moment, we are on track to concede another 100 points again, win or loose that’s not finals footy 

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24 minutes ago, Gorgoroth said:

This is purely a coaching, positional and effort beating we are taking right now.

Same as last week. So predictable. Should Kick the ball on angles and low into the forward line like every other team does against us!

 

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Remarkable that we haven't even thrown Rivers or Pickett in the centre bounce to try and change things up.

100%. Both played centre square with great effect in earlier matches. We trained Kozzie with the mids over summer. Why is he suddenly not being thrown in there anymore where we’re desperate for a spark? He’s not laying tackles inside 50 atm, so try and get him into the game by moving him further up the ground.

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We are still bombing it into the forward line and hoping. It doesn’t work.

Where is the work rate to tackle properly and make position?

Our best player has turned it over at least 10 times.

They are controlling the ball and running after we turn it over. How many fumbles have we had, which gifts them the ball?

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It’s times like this when a match commissaire would be of use. You’d March down and slap a suitcase full of gorillas down on the table and muster your best 12th Man Hansie Cronjie voice and say “there’s a gorilla, on the table, let’s go” and equalise the obviously corrupt umpiring 

 

“Hello John….”

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Damn frustrating game to watch with the performance of the umps and our dreadful disposal.

backs look better with Lever there but they are suffering from the same as the rest of the team because of the Tiger's pressure their disposals are off. 

No forward line to speak of. Very dysfunctional. let's try playing an experienced forward sometimes soon.

Mids.... so many superstars and so very little results at the center bounces. Who is our midfield coach?? 

Work harder at the basics, bring pressure and  look to secure and keep the ball.

 

We can win this.

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