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The Dees were fumbly and lacked forward cohesion but held on for three quarters before ultimately going down to the Swans by 22 points in the Opening Round of the season at the SCG. 

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So many players were atrocious tonight. Talk about a captain's performance from Max, dominated by a guy who couldn't get in our 22 last year. 

The worst part of the night is yet to come, the dreaded Goodwin press conference.

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The only way is up, feeling disappointed is an understatement.

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Embarrassing start to our campaign. 

Carrying too many passengers like Laurie, Schache, Chandler, Spargo.

Would be infinitely better with Ben Brown in. JVR had to take McCartin all night and got spliffed. 

Our entire forward line except Fritta was garbage tonight. Missing Petty, McAdam, Pickett and Melksham on the injury list - no wonder we were useless. 

We’re very much looking at an 0-2 start. 

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Clarry completely gassed by the end. Not his best game tonight but still pretty serviceable. 29 disposals and 6 clearances off bugger all preseason and other issues to overcome is a strong effort from a champion. Chin up Clarry!

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2 minutes ago, MurDoc516 said:

So many players were atrocious tonight. Talk about a captain's performance from Max, dominated by a guy who couldn't get in our 22 last year. 

The worst part of the night is yet to come, the dreaded Goodwin press conference.

Learnings...eternal learnings until the day he's gone

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Too many players not up to AFL in the one team. Schache and Laurie chief among them, Chandler and Spargo not far behind. I'm not an ANB basher but he hardly did much tonight, Petraccas disposal was awful, as was Rivers, Clarry underdone, Salem too many dinky handballs etc

Gameplan is garbage, nothing has changed. Our one wood is contest and defence? Maybe it should be kicking goals.

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Not a great way to start the long weekend 😪

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Don’t know what to say about that other than we ain’t it. No flag. 

Maxy given a towelling by Grundy. Too many passengers. Chandler, Laurie and Schache vvv poor. Even with a few ins I don’t know how we win games like this

 Pretty deflated tbh. 

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Same old cr4p. Hodgey stated just before we kicked our 2nd goal on 1/2 time, we had kicked 1.8 from 29 entries. We never put teams away early when we have the chance.

 

Edit: We needed to take advantage before the humidity kicked in.

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Sydney are a quality side. We were too fumbly(did not handle the conditions) and lacked offensive spread away from the contest. Gawn and Lever very disappointing. May and Viney could not have done much more. Howes has a very bright future. We really missed Koz and Laurie, Chandler, Spargo, Billings when on all may as well not played. Good to get that tough game on the postage stamp of a ground out of the way. Best to forget it and move on. 

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Oh dear.

Are the media right?

What has happened to Langdon and Rivers.

Lever rusty and loose.

Laurie and Schache not up to it.

Sparrow just doesn't improve.

Spargo shouldn't have been out there.

Billings not much from him in just over a quarter.

Max talked a big game but didn't deliver at all.

Oliver not ready yet.

Same learnings ......no fwd line other than a Fritta purple patch.

Kozzie let his mates down again being reported.

I feel from tonight we will be lucky to make the eight and all our hopes are on Petty not getting injured.

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