With Josh Kennedy

Guardian Express - - SPORT -

WHILE it is al­ways dis­ap­point­ing to lose – and tough to watch at home – I was proud of the per­for­mance of the boys against Ade­laide last Satur­day.

It is al­ways chal­leng­ing on the road and while we have had some suc­cess at Ade­laide Oval, it is dif­fi­cult in that en­vi­ron­ment, es­pe­cially when the op­po­si­tion get a bit of a run-on.

Clearly you go into ev­ery game with a mind­set and plan to win the game and we gave our­selves ev­ery chance with a few po­si­tional changes and a cou­ple of tweaks to the brand.

We were look­ing pretty good at three-quar­ter time, but the Crows re­sponded and their first 10 to 15 min­utes of the last quar­ter were over­whelm­ing. A cou­ple of their key play­ers sprang to life, their crowd got in­volved and un­for­tu­nately we could not con­tain them.

While the losses sting, ev­ery club tends to go through flat spots.

We are in one at the mo­ment, but you are only ever a win away from get­ting back on track and I’d back the char­ac­ter of our squad to do that sooner than later.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.