I’ve been through the entire game. Noted every possession and time of them.Well ordinary game is a step up from terrible. You're view is progressing. Again you said he butchered the ball alot. Fact is he didn't at 76% efficiency. Rating if you subscribe to that was 12th for the Tigers by SC score. I don't generally. I didn't see him fumble a lot, will check again when I watch the replay. Have been a critic of Pickett at times, particularly around his disposal, but last night he made some really good decisions under the pump imo of course.
Morning Tiger fans,
The entertainment was ok L2, it was limited in preparation and also by execution due to the covid rules. Nothing that will be etched into my mind as good or bad.
The game, Ess set up really well behind the ball which is why there is some consternation regarding our defence. Our defence played really well, they were under the pump 50% of the time each quarter. The bombers locked that ball in with efficiency and discipline every single time. Often we were forced to kick down the line because that extra 30 meters to an out number is better than an out number within one kick to goal. On the occasion we kicked into the centre we were under the pump in the same manner as the out number down the line.
Our forward line struggled because of the above, the bombers were disciplined in flooding the half forward and often or always outnumbered us going forward, until the last 15 min that is.
Start of the last we had Chol off and I'm pretty sure Grimes off (correct me if I'm wrong) the ground and it showed. They got the 4 in 10 min. We couldn't get our mids to touch the pill. Backline did really well and noticed Broad stood up. Enter Chol enter our mids, the right boys started to get the ball in hand. We never looked back.
One noticeable aspect for mine was how we ran over the top of the ground at the end, our pressure rating felt like it went through the roof and we rolled them. They were spent chasing us. We finally got space which the had not afford us all night.
Prestia was moving well after the game, he was on the ground and appeared without niggle. Not sure what the official line is.
Shai was gold, when he got involved.
CJ is starting to understand he is a big kid. Played well.
Chol, stepped up and accepted the responsibility. Great to see.
Balta, what an athlete. Caught out of position a few times but mostly caused by turn overs. The back six are getting their mojo back dont worry about that. The bombers were no slouches with ball movement, believe it or not they out richmonded us a few times.
Prestia is a rolls Royce. His hands are sublime.
Aarts was everywhere, frustrating at times but his effort cannot be questioned and he hits the ball hard.
Pickett took the north wing (and ruck) and covered so much ground, we are lucky to have him, im not sure another player on our list wants to be put in that spot. Their ruck played really well too.
BOG - not sure of the stats apart from the ess kid who got it, merett, dusty, their ruck and Bolton were noticeable.
It was a solid game in slippery conditions and a worthy celebration of the Sir Doug Nicholls round.
Well, he goes from rib eye to chuck steak with it sometimes. As TBR pointed out v Blandbane, he had a terrible game running at just 40% disposal efficiency overall. And with 15 handballs and 5 kicks. That’s real bad.Pickett's disposal is often what I call "loopy" or "noodly". It's not crisp and I suspect it's some sort of mental thing where he's over-thinking it.
Oh there is no doubt he is close, carrying this team on his shoulders as he did for so long between '10-'16, before the turnaround in '17 will have that effect on anybody down the line, to be honest, I'm totally amazed he has lasted this long after all the turmoil of his first 9 years, he looked Aged and Tired to me 5 years ago but has comeback time and time again when I thought he was gone. Fair chance thiis could be his last and if so, it's been an absolute delight to have witnessed. Deserves another Premiership to finish on and cap one great career.Just think his time is close. Would never doubt his commitment but against the quicker teams I see a noticeable drop off, particularly in his disposal decisions due to being rushed.
So in other words, you dont pay the extra for HD channels Riddles ? I can't say I've ever watched the 207 channel I have to watch the Footy, ad's shiite/bore me to tears these day's and I'm quite happy to pay extra NOT to have to see them.I don’t get ch 207 on Foxtel. If I want to watch 7HD I have to switch the input over to TV and watch that. The 7HD picture is clearly inferior to Foxtel HD picture.
Took some decent marks but your right, still seems a little off does Flossy. Maybe that head knock has affected him more than we realise, he'll come good, been an outstanding talent for this club and a vital part of that rebounding defence to attack.Our defence looks a bit off
Houli is really struggling, BigV isn't the same BigV, Grimey was good last night, Broad has been the best of the back 6 this year
Torquay and Anglesea a Bee's *smile* closer TM, but not much in it...............................Not sure Big Larry every eased into anything, did he ?Geeez! Winch might just be a tad closer to Colac than the Bellarine Peninsula. Closest thing ever to a wave out at Winch would've come from big Bolt Donahue easing into a bath.
No I’ve got the platinum package Jack; the works which includes every Foxtel HD channel. It’s just that not all of the FTA channels are available on Foxtel. For example I get regular 7 channel and 7 mate but not 7HD. I’ll have a look at my settings and see if I need to do an update. It’s not really a big deal as I can flick back to the antenna if I want to watch a FTA channel on HD. I’ve only noticed it because I record The Front Bar through Foxtel IQ4 box and I can only get it on the 7 SD channel. The picture is woeful.So in other words, you dont pay the extra for HD channels Riddles ? I can't say I've ever watched the 207 channel I have to watch the Footy, ad's shiite/bore me to tears these day's and I'm quite happy to pay extra NOT to have to see them.
No doubt at all that there are different levels of HD as you say, these bassturds can do and choose what quality they send out to viewers and we get NO say in it whatsoever, which sucks.
I started thinking, geez maybe I was wrong, is the ol' eyesight starting to play tricks on me, but seriously now I know you're just taking the p!ss. I've watched the first 3 quarters (don't have time to watch the last atm) and I'm even more impressed by Pickett's game. What really stood out how hard he run up and down the ground all the way into the D50 and F50. Then to have to ruck AND play on the wing. Hurculean effort when you think about it. And his defensive play created turnovers and goals. Not to mention a lot of his disposal was under immense pressure, he had 11 contested possessions, the most for the team.I’ve been through the entire game. Noted every possession and time of them.
He hit his target 41% of the time overall. I’ll say that again for you: 41%.
He had 2 missed kicks and 2 that were effective - one being lace out to Chol with 15.12 to go in the third quarter.
From his 13 handballs 8 missed a team mate and hit the ground. Some were just outright hack efforts. A bunch of them hit the ground and often missed a team mate by a mile, but fortunately for us a number also bounced up and we were able to recover - which goes down as an effective stat. (One or two even resulted in a goal eg 1.25 to go in the last quarter where he handballed to nobody in particular but it bounced up for Rioli who goalled.)
But otherwise his disposal was bloody ordinary and lacked composure.
If you think having only 4 kicks for a game, two of which were balls ups and then missing 8 out of 13 handballs is a good game with good disposal, then you and I will have to agree to disagree TL.
|Q1 17:57||Beautiful tackle on McGrath - rendered him finished for the night|
|Q1 10:48||Won tough contested ball, tapped onto Balta|
|Q1 8:47||Lucky to not give a free away after Bomber mark|
|Q1 7:55||Kick||Y||Mark on 50, short pass to Reiwoldt for shot at goal|
|Q1 5:31||Handball||Y||Great tackle & then handball under pressure to Chol who dropped it|
|Q1 4:48||Ricochets of boot to Baker in D50|
|Q1 2:18||Handball||Y||D50 receives from Chol perfect handball to Prestia|
|Q1 1:54||Handball||N||F50 handball to opposition under immense pressure|
|Q2 13:30||Handball||Y||Great front a centre, handballed as being takled over top in front of Martin to run onto|
|Q2 11:14||Centre bounce tackle & turnover to our advantage and again (twice)|
|Q2 8:36||F50 beautiful tackle - created Caddy's goal|
|Q2 6:32||Handball||Y||D50 won contested ball - perfect handdball backwards to Balta|
|Q2 6:13||Kick||N||D50 rushed his kick & turned it over|
|Q3 15:10||Kick||Y||Perfect long kick to Chol after picking up off the ground|
|Q3 13:56||Handball||Y||D50, positioned himself in between 2 Bombers in marking contest to effect spoil, then under immense pressure beautiful handball to Edwards|
|Q3 11:31||Handball||Y||Wins ground ball, handball in front of Bolton, not perfect but effective|
|Q3 10:57||Handball||Y||Tapped out to him from ball up, handballs forward under immense pressure to Chol's advantage|
|Q3 9:19||Pressured player Perkins to cause turnover|
|Q3 8:15||D15, great hit out to Edwards from ball up|
|Q3 6:31||Handball||Y||Flew for mark against 2, won ball, perfect handball to Houli under pressure, Houli turns over his kick|
Getting a little to cutsey with kicks occasionally and not doing the 1%ers as well, plus there has to be some complacency after the run we've been on the last 4 years you'd have to think.We let a non-finalist team score 84 points against us, with almost 50% of that score occurring in a 15-minute window.
That 15-minute window is happening more often this year.
Why is it happening?