anchorman
Though nothing to play for now, I think we can still discuss what happened on Saturday against Essendon.
We basically blew the game in the first quarter.We gave them a four goal start, but then kicked 9 goals to their 5. We had the chance to win the game, but blew it with some sloppy play late.Brayshaw had two chances in the last quarter but couldn't convert.But I am not laying the blame on his shoulders.I thought up to half time he was far and away our best player.
Our back were all at odds with each other early. They couldn't get the game plan together.But after quarter time they began to gel,.Believe in each other and then we played better.All contributes well after the first quarter.
Sam Sturt look like a real beauty and certainly didn't look out of place in among the big boys.His composure was great.His kicking was superb and his want to be in the game was first class.A star of the future for us.
At times during the game, every one played their role.Some more than others.I thought that Bewley was good.His want to be part of the game, was like Sturts.He butchered the ball a few times but was good.
Lobb after going onto the ball was very good.Taking many marks, mostly contested as well.Be great when we can use him as a stationary forward without moving him into the ruck.
I thought that McCarthy did well enough , if there was a game this week, to hold his place as a wingman. 
If a game was played this week, I think a couple might be under pressure, but wouldn't see any changes.
I listened to Longmuirs after the game presser.He was very good.He handled it like a veteran.He has clear plans as to what he expects from all the side.Called it as he saw it.Showed he was upset with the first quarter, but then gave credit where credit was due.
I didn't think there would be any more footy for 2020 , but what I saw was enough to think that we have a future side to be impressed with and give some sides a scare.
Look forward to further comments.

 

2x25=Seinor&Michael.

29 = 353.

Improver one,Taylin Duman.

Improver two, Brett Bewley.
Smokey, Tobe Watson.
 

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Purple Heart
Yes it was a very poor start on our part which contrasted against Essendon’s very quick and efficient start to their game.  To our credit, we worked our way into the game and of course, by the last quarter we really started to gel as a team, and most importantly, look like we wanted to win it.

It really came as a surprise that we laid so few tackles in the first three quarters, I really can’t figure out why that was but no doubt that fact would’ve been raised during the post game review.  

What a shining light Sturt was and we can look forward to seeing a lot more from this youngster.

Lobb as usual was sensational, to the point where you have to ask what we would’ve done without him.

I agree with your comments on Longmuir’s performance at the presser anchor.  He gave clear and honest responses to the  questions which were put to him, and elaborated when he needed to.  He is a clear communicator.  More importantly than what is said in the presser, I’m sure he is providing very clear feedback to the players after the game on their individual performance.  

It’s going to be a very trying few months ahead, and like you anchor, I’m not convinced the season will resume at all this year.  
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anchorman

In the meantime, we are being kept waiting for the likes of Henry, Frederick, Serong,Young and Butters to excite us.
To give us hope that we are on the right track for a build of our great club.
Also hoping that the likes of Valente, North, Meek etc, all who have been at the club a couple of years, can give us the depth we hope they will.
I am hoping that they all take good care of themselves health wise with this virus, but also that they all come back in tip top shape.I worry about a few of the boys that they will let a bit slip.The club must make sure they don't get distracted

2x25=Seinor&Michael.

29 = 353.

Improver one,Taylin Duman.

Improver two, Brett Bewley.
Smokey, Tobe Watson.
 

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