Thomas had a total of 4 disposals the entire game against Freo the weekend. His only goal...you guess, is from a free.
We looked twice the team against Freo than North did...and they went in off an 8 day break whilst we had only a 6 day break.
We might complain about our game plan but it seems designed for us to be able to compete and potentially beat the best teams in the toughest games but not necessarily thrash weaker teams as flat track bullies. North's game plan is the opposite. They have not got within 10 goals of either Hawthorn or Freo. They are yet to play Swans. In the meantime we have:
- been beaten by the Swans by 12 after leading them by 41, on their turf, off a limited preparation and losing a key big-bodied mid in the first 2 minutes
- beaten Hawthorn at the MCG by 2 points after leading by 35 points late in Q2.
- jumped Freo early off a 6 day break, got a series of decisions against us, then got out-muscled in Q2, started to work our way back inot in Q3 and got right on top in Q4, holding Feo goalless in Q4 eventually losing by 28 points and having only 3 less scoring shots (plus Daniher's complete miss from 45m straight in front)
And all this with the ASADA/WADA circus on our backs.
We just need to learn the mentality of a marauding warrior when we play the lesser teams and put them to the sword like a Freo/Swans/Hawks do. That's the next step in our evolution.
Should we rape their women, Chief?