Lid On 2019: Angry, frustrated? Vent here now


#446

compared to us?


#447

Can the OP please change this to the “Lid In” thread?

It’s basically where you gloomers can shove the lid.


#448

Yeah.


#449

There you go, missed that one.


#450

I’ll tell you where you can shove that log…


#451

Clappers in the Lid On thread…


2019 Lid Off! Good (after the) Bye Woosha?
#452

I’d be more worried about our JLT form if we were cracking in and our guns were getting 30+ disposals, forwards kicking bags and we were losing.

But you can see that they were trying a few things and playing at 100% intensity.

Whereas cripps, danger, selwood, hawkins, ablett (somewhat) had huge games and we only lost the games by a few goals. Yes both opponents may have taken their foot off the gas in the last quarter but that was us for the previous 3 quarters.

I am worried though as I don’t think you can just flick a switch for round 1.

I would have preferred that we came out breathing fire like Adelaide did after a disappointing year in 2018. I feel like there was a lot of patting on the back at the hangar after 2018 just because we won 10 of our last 14 (kind of like after 2017 where everyone was happy to just make finals). We should have been bitterly disappointed about our 2018 season and hit the ground running in 2019.


#453

I have concerns. I’m not going to lie. Hooker and Daniher injuries can’t have come at a worse time. Hooker having now missed a chunk of preseason on the back of the hamstring injury early this year & Joe coming off OP. We have had issues in the past playing with the required intent with any consistency. If we’re to cover these losses, we need to rise to that challenge especially in the midfield. We’re going to have to learn to defend better and some of the comments from the likes of Heppell, Smith and Merrett that we’re still learning a new game style is concerning. I’m a believer in our list, I think it’s the strongest we’ve had since 2000 but until we can play with the required intent, apply and cope with pressure and defend much better, I do fear we’re going to be in no mans land mid table mediocrity again. I sincerely hope I’m wrong but I’m afraid that seeing is believing and we haven’t seen this club do what successful teams do in a very long time. Sick of the hype and talk it’s time for action.


#454

It’s pretty simple for lid In. We are going to lose every game. Our coach is crap. Our midfield are too inside and not enough outside. They don’t have the overhead skills of DeGoey. Everyone is injured or going to get injured. Our slogan is not righ this year. Other teams don’t respect us. The umpires have it in for us. James Hird. WOB. Gillon McPunchface. The new studs out rule. Blah blah blah


#455

You just sound like a salty, sarcastic clapper.


#456

Sounds like he has eaten too many furry logs…


#457

You forgot the two most important phrases of the Lid In crowd - ‘I just want…’ and of course “I’m sick of…


#458

Sure it’s “eaten”?


#459

Have you ever coached an AFL team?


#460

I do it all the time.


#461

Then you know how ridiculous it is to expect to win every single game, and just because you don’t it doesn’t mean you should cut the entire list and sack the coaching staff.
Although, you may have some uses for all this extra straw I seem to have.


#462


#463

I was going to say how environmentally bad that photo is, until I noticed they were recycling.


#464

If the players and club are saying it may take time then why didn’t we set up a trial game prior to JLT like most clubs did.

That extra game against proper opponents would have been handy to instead of all these match sims.

I haven’t been to training so can’t judge how much they’ve been working on it but don’t want this excuse come round 5 and 6


#465

It’s all very hush hush at the club this preseason.

Don’t want any secrets getting out.