Ladder leaders to provide big test
WE’VE given little thought to our ladder position as we head into a big challenge against league leaders Subiaco on Saturday.
Obviously, it’s not a great situation for us to have fallen to fifth after the Claremont loss, but we can’t be wasting our energy on ladder calculations at this stage of the season.
The Lions beat us by only 11 points the last time we faced them, but they are in much stronger form now than what they were in round 3.
We’ll need to be significantly better against them this time around at Arena Joondalup, where we’re hoping for a big crowd for our International Football Festival.
Joe Morrow suffered a bad finger injury in the 14.6 (90) to 12.16 (88) loss to the Tigers at Claremont Oval on Saturday.
He has had surgery on it and could be out for up to six weeks. Morrow has had a terrible run of injury throughout his career but continually shows great character to bounce back.
We thought the Tigers match was one we could have won so the players were frustrated with their inefficiency.
I made a strong point after the match that a game is made up of thousands of incidents so the result does not come down to a single play, such as Corey Chalmers’ miss after the siren.
We reminded him not to beat himself up about it – sometimes you kick the winning goal, sometimes you don’t – and we moved on pretty quickly.