I went over to Bendigo with a mate - Geelong supporter.
Very disappointing second half. I commented at half time, that they had given up big leads in the first two games. If it happened again, it would suggest they’re not fit. Well, it sure did happen, so are we unfit? Or is it because half a dozen of them didn’t play last year?
If Hartley is available, I reckon he should be in the team, as they don’t have a tall enough backline without him.
Leunberger’s injury is so costly. If it’s a normal hammie, he’ll miss the first two or three games. That leaves McKernan and Stewart. Whilst McKernan always plays well as a follower, he’s not a true ruckman. And Stewart, as second ruck, would be totally outclassed.
The ruck division was a general weakness. Now, it’s a massive weakness.
Daniher’s goal kicking hasn’t improved at all. He simply didn’t want to kick for goals with a direct shot; apart from kicking right foot, that is. He doesn’t believe he can kick goals with his left foot.
I don’t think McGrath is worth a game yet, and Begley is nowhere near it. I compare McGrath with Heppell and Parish when they started, and I think he’s a long way short of where they were at back then.
I thought Baguley was poor and will struggle to be picked for round 1.
Walla showed he could be a forward. Stewart showed something up forward, and Langford looks as though he has taken a step forward. At times they looked real quick when they moved the forward at time.
Disposal was disappointing at times and let the Cats in too easily.
Overall, it confirmed what I thought after the Suns game. They will be competitive, but I think my early optimism was misplaced.