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POSTGAME: Rd 19 vs Adelaide


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We should try Brown/Smith, JVR and Petty in the same forward line and keep Tommo down back.

I can see some potential there.

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one of the key things I've learnt this year is that Steven May is a panic merchant in tight last quarters

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8 minutes ago, JJR said:

Adelaide were playing for their season, to say this was a disappointing win is absurd. We held off their surge and got it done. 

Thank you, this is a team that should have beat Collingwood 2x and their wins were gritty and tough. While ours is disappointing? Come on

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Good win. They are a good offensive side and got their freewheelin’ attack going a bit too often for my liking. Thought we lacked composure at times. Didn’t finish the game like a seasoned professional outfit. Mays kick in opened the door for them when we had almost closed it. They killed us in the air all day. That is my real concern. Great to see koz and chandler get going a bit. I’d like to see us put someone away soon. Just for my heart more than anything. 

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In the game day thread I posted about Adelaide's big number differential in tackling and a few nuffies replied 'aww thats cos they haven't got he ball'

Tackles inside 50 Adelaide 13 Melbourne 1.

I'll leave it at that and let the nuffies try to work it out

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3 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

What else do we have left to complain about if not small children singing the song with their dads? 🙄

in fairness not one of them sang one word. 😂

seem indulgent to me. enjoy the win with your teammates and then celebrate with family and friends 

when i played, the song and celebrating was a big part of the win. should be just the team imo

 

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2 minutes ago, Maldonboy38 said:

First - Crows players ran from behind the play to take a handball, and ran through our midfield like a hot knife through butter. They did it unabated all day. We stuck a few great tackles at times, but their run and carry tore us apart. Secondly, our decision making around contested ball or coming through half back. Wow. I have no idea what has happened to Stephen May but he was putrid.

That's the Collingwood system adopted by most clubs these days.... the half back line is the absolute key to defending against it.

You also need to be ready to rebound through the corridor and not via the wing which is our go to play

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5 minutes ago, P-man said:

Gus stepped up today. 16 contested possessions and 8 clearances to go with his 7 tackles. A couple of fantastic kicks going inside 50 as well.

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I get that but he was exposed big time on the spread. Just doesn't have the running capacity of others.

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A few points:

Up front:
BBB must surely be at the end of the road now. Joel Smith did more in his first 10 minutes than Brown did all afternoon.
Kozzie electric in the first half, but eventually faded out. But the signs were good.
Van Rooyen showing promise but not quite there yet.

Midfield:
Towering game from Viney was all that prevented us from collapse at times.
Lack of pace a problem for Sparrow and Jordon. 
Oliver hugely missed when the pressure built up.

Defence:
Have May and Lever ever got themselves into such a muddle? Must be May's poorest game for a long time. Both kept making poor decisions all day.
Tomlinson would be super unlucky to be dropped next week.

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Did anyone think Adelaide were just going to sit by and do nothing. Rankine’s season is done. They gave it everything. 

Umps were very poor in the last quarter and were directly responsible for 3/7 goals . 

promising sign was our response when the kicked 4 to start the 4th. 

What is concerning is that all 3 of the other top 4 can play that way with their running game off HB. Have to learn how to defend that better. 

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12 minutes ago, deegirl said:

Call me an [censored] then cause that was average 

a real mixed bag but in no way did the crows deserve to win that. We made them kick from long range and angles so its not like they were missing sitters. 2 50 metres (the Melksham one wasnt even a free) in the last quarter and the Lever bump as he kicked it is downfield was a freebie goal. please. 

Then inexpilcably we made some horrible turnovers to gift them goals, so we almost lost it, but in no way could the crows really think they deserved to win. 

I did love how they whinged re holding e.g Woewoedin mark and goal, with all their off the ball holds on Gawn, Petracca Viney all day. Apart from short periods of wonderful footy it was a wokmanlike perofrmance. 

Job done, so now please start rotating and resting some players as we play the weaker teams. 

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8 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

It's kid's round

Let them enjoy and remember

most between 1-4yo. zero memories. they do it every week. the team song is an important part of bonding the team after a win

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11 minutes ago, BDA said:

I wish we didn’t make it so hard for ourselves. My heart can’t cope 

 

I know what you mean- I have a banging headache and pain in the neck from tension in that last quarter 

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