North Melbourne nice David King has labelled West Coast’s disappointing efficiency in Shannon Hurn’s Three hundredth recreation in opposition to Collingwood a “shame”.
The Magpies smashed the Eagles by 45 points at the MCG on Saturday night in one of many upsets of the season the place Adam Simpson’s males had been restricted to only one aim within the first half.
It was a disappointing return in such a legend of the membership’s huge milestone in Hurn – a premiership skipper and two-time All-Australian – who grew to become the primary ever Eagle to play 300 video games
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Talking on Fox Footy’s First Crack, King mentioned it was arduous to observe a “dejected” Hurn get carried off post-match via a guard of honour from each golf equipment and referred to as for the veteran’s teammates to personally apologise to him for his or her poor effort.
“They need to dangle their head with the way in which they celebrated the 300-gamer in Shannon Hurn. He’s been an absolute icon of that soccer membership, (he’s) been a warrior. By means of the darkish days in addition to the nice ones,” the twin premiership Kangaroo mentioned.
“It nearly put a lump in my throat seeing him come off like this – dejected, dispirited. Saying thanks and doing the suitable factor however he’s hurting right here. This can be a proud warrior on your soccer membership and he doesn’t wish to present any pleasure in any respect.
“What a shame. These gamers that performed for the West Coast Eagles on the weekend ought to personally apologise to this man in a significant means through the week as a result of they let him down.
“You don’t must play like Shannon Hurn, however you’ve bought to play with that effort. You’ve bought to attract each ounce of your expertise out on that given day for that participant. They usually didn’t do this, they had been miles from that.
“I used to be actually disillusioned for him being the one 300-gamer at that footy membership.”
It noticed West Coast – thought-about one of many premiership fancies within the pre-season – slide to a 10-9 document in 2021 to sit down seventh on the ladder.
St Kilda nice Leigh Montagna echoed Hawthorn legend Jordan Lewis’ sentiments post-match that the Eagles want to alter their recreation plan.
“They should change the way in which they play,” the twin All-Australian mentioned.
“We’ve seen sufficient soccer now on the West Coast Eagles that one thing’s bought to alter. They’ve relied on their centre clearances via ‘Nic Nat’’s dominance and their effectivity going inside 50.
“There’s huge holes in different elements of their recreation. We’ve bought to see them play a special type of footy in the event that they’re to rebound and be an actual contender as a result of they’re a premiership likelihood.”
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