What’s better than beating Carlton? Not much, really. Although beating the Crows on their home deck when they are meant to be flag favourites (or thereabouts) is pretty bloody close! What a performance by the lads…
I have even heard a few blokes are putting money on Grundy for the Brownlow already! While I haven’t gone that far myself, yet, he played like a legend. He may just be coming into his prime. If there is more to come it’ll be crazy. 33 possies, 12 clearances of his own and 40 hit outs. I look forward to more. A man possessed. Continue leading from the bounce fine sir.
With Grundy greedily using the ball too often, how did Sidebottom get a chance at his 43 touches and Treloar his 36. A total of 34 clearnces amongst these three blokes. Treloar got himself 11 tackles to top off a very handy day at the office.
A team effort with Pendles going okay and plenty of blokes with 20-25 touches of their own. Our back line had a bit of a rest this week being that the ball couldn’t get up there much but that’s a well earned rest.
We’re still finding goals from everywhere as well. Young Stephenson snagged 5 and Josh Thomas and Hoskin-Elliot a couple each. With so many forwards missing these blokes are making themselves known. It will be hard at selection in the coming weeks. A good problem to have. Positive signs all the way to Adelaide and back. Did I mention we smashed one of the flag faves? If we can beat Adelaide away, we’re capable of winning anywhere against anyone, right?
I wanted the Pies to show they were serious this year and I think they’ve done that now. Now to just keep it up. Carn the Pies!
Now to beat the Bombers on Anzac Day. We can do it but it’s always a big one. Let’s just make sure of it and hopefully we’ve added another 4 points by day’s end.
Oh, and obviously Bucks is laughing at present at all of us that were disheartened with him. He did lull a lot of haters into a false sense of security but he’s also unlulled them now. Good on him. Fair bump. Play on!