TOPIC: What I learnt: Round 21

exceed What I learnt: Round 21 4 years 3 months ago #99

exceed
Tidy up those crappy turnovers.
Agreed. every side can say that.
The problem is ross talks about it , the players acknowledge it BUT nothing changes. A quarter here a game there but not consistently against quality opponents.
Ross may be doing a miraculous job with a very ordinary skilled side.
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Drubbing What I learnt: Round 21 4 years 3 months ago #100

Drubbing
Nothing wrong with our skills in the first two months of this season when we won tough and iced a good number of games by half time.

Maybe he's doing an ordinary job with a skilled side.
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Jezza What I learnt: Round 21 4 years 3 months ago #101

Jezza
So what you're saying is we're a blue collar team, whose skills are not at an elite level comparing that to the Hawks, Eagles and Sydney ( current top 4 sides), and yet we're still on top of the ladder, clear by 2 Pts. The only team we haven't beaten this season is the Hawks. They're still the benchmark with elite skills. So I'm happy with where we're at.
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Noddy What I learnt: Round 21 4 years 3 months ago #102

Noddy
Well at least if the coach is going to be the goat this week, then Dawson may be in for a light week.
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shane What I learnt: Round 21 4 years 3 months ago #103

shane
The topic is 'what I learned'. We already knew Dawson was a crab.
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Noddy What I learnt: Round 21 4 years 3 months ago #104

Noddy
Scapecrab doesn't quite come out cleanly like scapegoat, but fair bump, play on.
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Mighty What I learnt: Round 21 4 years 3 months ago #105

Mighty
I learnt the $200 used as deposit for GF plane ticket is in great jeopardy... unless we turn things around quickly
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moodindigo What I learnt: Round 21 4 years 3 months ago #106

moodindigo
I'm still very content. I can't think of a better position to attack a flag from than top of the ladder, but with everyone dismissing our chances. We would all have taken that at season's start, wouldn't we?
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FD1016 What I learnt: Round 21 4 years 3 months ago #107

FD1016
i. The only thing that let us down was our kicking on goal. If we'd slotted the 2-3 fairly easy missed shots from our alleged forwards, we would've won and this conversation would be very different. This week should be kicking practice and nothing more. They already know the rest.

ii. My Slime loving neighbours are becoming unbearable.

iii. With Pav out, A Pearce looked a little lost in the forward line, but I still think he's a gun in the making

iv. No more positives at the moment.... :(
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Matebe What I learnt: Round 21 4 years 3 months ago #108

Matebe
That 40% more running would be handier now than in the preseason
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Morgan What I learnt: Round 21 4 years 3 months ago #109

Morgan
I’ve also been a bit concerned about our ‘foot soldier’ types. In 2013 Clancee, Mzungu, MDB and Suban were very solid contributors (as was a young man named Neale). If anything, those four have gone backwards since then, which is a shame because they are admirable players, but they just don’t seem to have the same impact on a game. This is compounded by the fact that Sheridan, Suttcliffe and Crozier haven’t really gone up a level either.

I’m not sure if it is a development issue, coaching, niggling injuries or something to do with the players themselves, but we really need those guys to lift. Premierships can be decided by the bottom 5 players on a team as much as the top 5 players. To me, that was the difference between Roly’s Saints teams and those Geelong and Collingwood teams that beat them. For the last few years I’ve though our bottom 5 was at least the equal of other top 4 teams, but I’m not sure it is at the moment. But we know they have it in them, so perhaps with the lift in intensity come finals time they will stand up.
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jimb2 What I learnt: Round 21 4 years 3 months ago #110

jimb2
The goat has been located. Relax everyone.
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longtimesufferer What I learnt: Round 21 4 years 3 months ago #111

longtimesufferer
This team has not played a convincing four quarters since their first game against the kangaroos; their turnovers , lack of forward and defensive pressure and appalling skills ensure they will be threatened by almost any other team in the competition. This week they need to decimate the Demons by 100 points to demonstrate they have some semblance of form. I am a foundation member and at no other time have I felt more disappointed by this team.
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Flag_2005 What I learnt: Round 21 4 years 3 months ago #112

Flag_2005
It was only a matter of time before a long suffering supporter reared their head. Never been more disappointed with a team sitting top of the ladder, gearing up for two home finals and a crack at the flag?

Season 2001 has never looked so good.
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