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Didn't mind what I saw from Smith. Clearly needs to get more of the ball but played with more aggression than I thought he was capable of. Made Carlton earn a few hard balls.

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4 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

It will be good for our players to see a ruthless team in Collingwood up close next week.

They should learn a lot.

Famous words by our premiership coach..

 Learnings... 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

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I’ll start with the 4 points. Great. 

But was that the worst game that has ever been played??

We need to do something pretty drastic very quickly. Very worried for next week.

How far are we from 2021??

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A win was all I wanted after the past two weeks. We were wasteful up forward but the reality is that we dominated general play and Carlton were lucky to be that close all game. 

Salem had his best game since 2021. Our backline looks so much better when he plays like that. It was good to see Langdon regain some form too.

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Feels like a loss, I think we played better football in 2018.

God I hope Petty is back next week.

Good to see JVR play well considering our forward line is bog atm.

 

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5 minutes ago, Axis of Bob said:

Really good game from our perspective. Got that solidity behind the ball back. Really good signs.

Contested possession +148.

inside 50s +20.

clearances +9.

Smashed them all over the ground. I don’t know what most people want from the team. Without looking, I assume it’s just groupthink from the Gameday thread.

You’re right the stats were favorable.
The ball use especially forward of centre is what was just really hard to watch. I don’t know if we are tired, or got dragged down to their level, but a better side would really hurt us on turnovers.

We were lucky they were equally as poor. 

You take the 4 points and you move on. Because last week I think we were better and we lost, so you gotta take the wins even when they’re ugly. 

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I’m sure the mood in this thread will soon resemble a funeral but I’m personally happy enough to win ugly.
Tomlinson was ordinary to poor tonight but Lever looked as good as he has in a long time. I’d keep Tommo in until Petty is good to go after the bye. 

We’ve survived the no-Oliver apocalypse and we just need to beat Collingwood to pump some adrenaline back in our season. Tough ask, but stranger things have happened. 

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