Today was the loss (yet another one) that we needed to have.
The danger in continuing on the way we are is that the club and the usual muppet lid-offers legitimately think that we are some sort of decent team.
We have been devoid of leadership in the moments we've needed it throughout the year and today was no different, and that is with Hurley, Heppell, Jobe, Goddard and Kelly all on the ground, then you've got Hooker, JD and Zerrett who I believe are all in the leadership group.
The midfield is putrid.
It is easily, EASILY, amongst the bottom 3 midfield groups in the league.
Zach Merrett is an elite outside player who can accumulate. Broke his streak of 20+disposal games today.
Parish looks pretty good but I doubt his opponents aren't losing sleep over his abilities at this stage.
Heppell is a solid player to have in the rotation, although I'm not sure what it is that he does best anymore.
Fanta and Walla are good players who add some speed for a couple of minutes each game but they are only bit players through the middle at best.
McGrath in the middle is a pipe dream at the moment.
After that though, there isn't much that opposition teams would really have to put any time into to counter because it's so vanilla.
We are in a very ordinary spot right now, because if we are honest, we need to replace Jobe, Kelly, Goddard from our regular 22 and we have nobody waiting in the wings to cover for any of them.
Travis Colyer would want to find some form in the next 7 days because he has gone from invaluable to completely and utterly replaceable. He has offered next to nothing this year and at his height he is an absolute liability.
I don't blame the players, they have clearly given it their best so far this year and have been found wanting (yet again).
It's time for Woosha and Disco to rebuild our midfield.