No excuses we were awful fullstop.
BUT......We had done to us what we did to Wests a couple of games back. West's came back and won this week. I watched Penrith and they must be in a lot of pain. It was only last year we witnessed the Manly thrashing and I think this Melbourne team tonight were more ruthless than Manly. I honestly thought that we were going to get into the high seventies at one stage. I was embarrassed for them and all of our supporters.
So we can resign ourselves to not getting near the top 3 teams......and the rest we can compete. Top eight is still a possibility, a small pass mark.
The regrouping will be hard and the character building will be educational if accepted as an ongoing learning experience.
I don't like pointing out individuals because they all failed and had individual moments they will have nightmares about.
That said we have a massive problem with Salmon, Taka and Alvaro. I have defended Alvaro for a long time but he is moving as though he has lead boots on.
I also feel we have no forward that wants to lead us with line speed. I would seriously consider Ray Stone be picked at lock with that sole objective of taking the defence up.Off course that assumes they will hold on to them when they get there. They should all head back to the wrestling pit on Monday!
I have been a supporter for a long time, writing this and I'm feeling I am just about over it..........The embarrassment that is.
Who do we play next week?
PS Get it out of your system its Mothers Day tomorrow.....just refocus!