Adelaide Crows youngster Myles Poholke has revealed a brutal sledge from Brisbane Lions star Lachie Neale throughout the Crows’ fourth-straight defeat.
The 21-year-old took to Twitter after the Lions and Neale put his aspect to the sword on the Gabba, regardless of a spirited third-quarter efficiency from the Crows.
“Got the previous ‘Who are you?’ from Lachie Neale in the present day… Pretty flat,” Poholke tweeted.
The early-season Brownlow favorite, Neale continued his sparking kind with 31 disposals, though he completed with a particularly inaccurate six behinds.
Despite yet one more defeat, Crows coach Matthew Nicks might at the very least argue there was some struggle and a peak at their potential on the Gabba.
The Crows have been overwhelmed 10.23 (83) to 7.4 (46) by Brisbane, who might have put the winless guests to the sword if dominant midfielders Neale and Hugh McCluggage (a mixed 1.11) had been extra correct basically play.
Down by 40 at halftime, the Crows kicked 4 unanswered objectives in a 3rd time period that introduced transient respite after a fortnight of ache in brutal losses to Port Adelaide and Gold Coast.
Taylor Walker, below stress to maintain his spot this week, kicked two of these and had a hand in one other because the 2017 finalists briefly appeared like their previous selves.
Nicks mentioned it was a step in the suitable path as they put together to play Fremantle, the competitors’s solely different winless aspect, subsequent Sunday.
“There have been some optimistic indicators; I assumed we began properly, matched with Brisbane’s depth, they have been simply faster to the ball,” the coach mentioned.
“We have been within the struggle and managed to shift the mindset barely and noticed what footy we’re about.
“Hopefully our supporters took some religion out of what they noticed.”
He mentioned former captain Walker had proven his true worth within the third time period.
“Tex may be very a lot a product of the way in which we’re transferring the ball and as we noticed in that third, once we get our contest proper and recreation plan the place it must be swiftly Tex is tremendous priceless,” he mentioned.
“He’s superb in entrance of aim, is sensible, obtained expertise, unlucky we’re asking him to compete in areas which are very robust to again and again.”