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12 minutes ago, ElDiablo14 said:

Or our club just doesn't have the right mentality at the moment.

The talent and potential is there, something weird is going inside the club when it comes to facing finals.

A lot of similarities with the girls end of 23 with the boys 22.

Untimely injuries. Poor depth. Game plan figured out. Mucked up the first final. Nearly won the second at the end. But it’s damn hard to back up a flag 

Not sure it’s similar to the men’s issues this year (which was mostly no forward line and no dash).

You lose more finals than you win. Got to analyse why the Brisbane game rattled them and fix the midfield problems but I’m confident the girls will front back up. Need some quality list management tho.

 

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What an incredible game by Presparkis. We should have shut her down much earlier.

Gillard into the ruck in the last worked really well and Goldrick finally came into it 

Not sure why you'd swing Pearce forward. She just a hopeless kick.

Great last quarter by Zanks and Hanks.

Umpiring was just horrible in that last when we were coming at em.

2023. What a complete waste of a season for this club.

After the blokes, the girls gave me so much joy to watch. 

What the hell happened this year?

I'm not sure if something is going on at the club or not. But geez, we just seemed to disintegrate.

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2 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

A lot of similarities with the girls end of 23 with the boys 22.

Untimely injuries. Poor depth. Game plan figured out. Mucked up the first final. Nearly won the second at the end. But it’s damn hard to back up a flag 

Not sure it’s similar to the men’s issues this year (which was mostly no forward line and no dash).

You lose more finals than you win. Got to analyse why the Brisbane game rattled them and fix the midfield problems but I’m confident the girls will front back up. Need some quality list management tho.

 

But I think the gap in the girls comp is way bigger than the men's.

Should've crushed Geelong today.

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Too much back slapping celebrating winning McCallin Cup, club posting early in the AFLW season on the highest % … 1st final posting during the game of a player getting 15 possessions and they hadn’t kicked a goal! Goodwin B&f saying he could smell a premiership…. Club needs to shut up and let their footy do the talking in both men’s &  women’s teams! 

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This team fell into a very dark hole in the final three games. We know they are better than this, but it seems no one around them knew how to convince the players of that fact before it was too late. I'm calling it; an insipid performance by the coaching team. I'm not calling for heads to roll, at least not the main man, but something was missing from the support group. Get Daisy back asap!

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8 minutes ago, waynewussell said:

Tayla is carrying injuries. She is fragile at times but I'm backing her.

To me there is a vibe thing with Tayla. The team just plays differently with her in. Not sure if it’s a reliance or not. But they are always trying to “get her involved” 

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There were players who didn't handle the physical pressure and there were players who didn't handle the mental pressure. You know who is on those lists, no need for me to name names!

Then there were players who stood up...

Hanks

Goldrick

Gay

Hore

West

Pearce

Mackin x 2

Zanka

Heath

Hore

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To put it another way, this team finally put it together when they had nothing to lose! The weight of being the reigning Premier proved too much to bear. It's a fixable state of mind. A few of the team may carry the scars into the future. A few of the team are passed their prime. I hope all three Irish women front up again; they are tough and will continue to improve. Otherwise, some astute recruiting is needed.

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1 hour ago, waynewussell said:

This team fell into a very dark hole in the final three games. We know they are better than this, but it seems no one around them knew how to convince the players of that fact before it was too late. I'm calling it; an insipid performance by the coaching team. I'm not calling for heads to roll, at least not the main man, but something was missing from the support group. Get Daisy back asap!

Couldn’t agree more. Massive fan of Mick and what he has done with this group but I think he had a poor finals series. Questionable team selection, apparent change of forward structures. So frustrating to constantly see forwards push so far up the ground with nobody at home.Allowing so many uncontested marks throughout the finals series was inexcusable. Allowing opposition to play spares behind the ball and not counter that cost us as we kept turning the ball over. Not employing a tag on Geelong midfield until Goldy went in there. List needs a bit of a shake up it will be an interesting off season for our AFLW program. I also strongly believe that not playing at Casey today also cost us a win today, I may be on my own on that. I realise for many it is not a popular ground but it is our home ground and the facilities for players are excellent the weather conditions variable but advantage to us. One that got away unfortunately.

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Disappointing performance.  But please, can we please not link the mens performance into this.

Far too many excuses last week with illness, so what is this week? When you let an opposition get out to a big lead then you find yourself majority of the game playing catch up and it can be mentally draining.

Some big decisions looms for a few players in the off season. 

What an incredibly disappointing finish to the year.

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1 hour ago, waynewussell said:

This team fell into a very dark hole in the final three games. We know they are better than this, but it seems no one around them knew how to convince the players of that fact before it was too late. Get Daisy back asap!

Stop making excuses ..  drinking own bath water ..   

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