I don't buy the cue in the rack argument either. The gameplan did change, in as much as there really wasn't one in the second half. Hawks dominated every contest, and it was alarming how consistently they found targets inside 50 considering the Cats are specialists at intercepting opposition entries.
I'm sure Geelong's players wanted to win and were gutted to lose - I know I was watching on. There'd be more 'mental edge' coming into a final having already beaten the Hawks twice this year. Not that the result mightn't change again, but Hawthorn would be feeling good about it, and their second-half dominance was pronounced.
Really looking forward to this one, and hoping Port bring the same style as they did on Friday. It'll be fire and ice if they do.
G'day Neil, I grew up near Warrandyte, good to meet a fellow traveller.