Re: AFL Rd 10 2023 Post Game Prognostications Carlton vs Collingwood
Reply #27 –
Oh well, such is life. I'll start by saying I'm pretty sure I watched the premiers live today. The are one hell of a football side. They run in pairs, there are nearly always 2 players to receive and then multiple options to give to. They are supremely confident in leaving their man, hitting a target anywhere on the ground and they read the incoming ball like freaks. Moore was BOG for mine, if he was a fwd he would have kicked a big bag of goals. He is doing what Weiters was doing all year last year, Moore will be the AA FB this year.
Us. It could have been alot worse. Our defence was super shoddy early but settled to be a little better in the second half. Weiters is totally bereft of any confidence, he would have a spell but there is no one in the 2s to replace him. The 50m penalties we gave away (Hollands and Boyd) which resulted in goals where unforgivable, the dumbest, undisciplined acts I have seen in a long time. They are good at scoring, we dont need to give them a leg up.
Walsh I felt had a dirty day, was very messy and was under pressure alot. Ditto Saad.
I thought Doc and Cez were our best by long way, put in for 4 qtrs and never gave up.
When I saw H nail that first goal, I thought that's exactly what he needed. In the end their defence was too good.
Pitto toiled away all day, I still think in an ideal world, Pitto and TDK in peak form can be a 1 -2 combo that can trouble side. They key to that though is they have to be able to go fwd (or back) and do damage there. I'd almost give Weiters a spell (time away) and TDK his roll.
I tried to be positive, I genuinely thought if we played our best we could have had a shot, in the end, we just weren't good enough.
Thats about it.
Onto next week. I am hanging onto a theory/hope that we will be much better after the bye, that is we are saving our best, run and gun footy for the second half of the year (ie opposite to last year). Hears hoping.