Re: AFL Rd 1 2023 Post Game Prognostications Carlton vs Richmond
Reply #67 –
I'm not sure what to take away from the game. Whilst it's too early to hit the panic button, I was a little concerned that we lost the territory battle, and more concerned about being beaten around the ball. This has not being a forte under Hardwick, but it is under Voss. Some of the boys certainly looked rusty, and a little sluggish. I thought at times Richmond opened us up far too easily. Both teams had good and crap moments. Splitting the points is probably about right. Yes hid did say that, also said we were in it and could have won it by playing a different way (which he considered a positive). It was a game of moments, their little center square clearance burst period in the 3rd, a couple of misses by both sides (Showpony Bolton was a particularly hurtful one for them), a block which allowed Lynch to mark and equalise, a slip by H and a spill by Acres. I would also say the wind swirled and changed direction a few times which caught a few out I reckon. First qtr favored our end then by the 3rd it changed, then again in the 4th.
I heard Voss in the post match say that if this game happened last season, we would have lost by 6 goals.