I feel like I am watching the Knights era again… literally. The weirdest sense of deja vu watching the game tonight. and reading the comments. I was in early on the ‘knights sucks’ bandwagon and I’ve set up shop for the woosha is crap cart too. I realise that some will defend him forever… and we will have more converts as the games go on but very rarely does a coach recover from a wasted season such as this.
I love this club but 15+ years of mediocrity have slowly accumulated and like the frog in water, we are allowing ourselves to be boiled alive, simply because it has been death by a thousand cuts.
Watching Adelaide tonight showed just how far away we are. Our midfield is old, slow and simply can’t cut it at the elite level. The bigger problem is that we have done NOTHING to address this all season. We haven’t tried ANY new blokes and have one of the oldest lists in the league on game day. Simply not good enough.
I’m not upset by McGrath turning it over a couple of times, nor McKenna… I thought overall both of them had great games and they were trying to play attacking footy. Mistakes are not always bad football.
Selecting the same tried and tested blokes like Colyer, Myers and Howlett despite knowing they are cooked and offer literally nothing… that is always bad football and bad coaching.
Going to be a really tough road to finals, and I’m not sure that another humiliating first week finals loss really does help with ‘development’. This season has sucked just as hard as the last three. So deflating.
Loved McGraths game… simply awesome! Also loved seeing Jobe kick that goal… what a moment to remember.