Four points gone with the wind

Four points gone with the wind

ONE of the things about footy is that you�re always presented with different circumstances and conditions to which you need to adjust and adapt.

In Hobart, we were presented with a unique set of circumstances and we came up short.

North Melbourne did better than we did in the conditions.

It was cold and dark, with the lights being switched on in the middle of the afternoon.

A bitterly cold breeze, which felt like it was coming right off the south pole, howled down the ground and meant there was a distinct advantage going to one end of Bellerieve Oval.

Up until the last few minutes of the third quarter we felt like we were going OK and led by a couple of goals, but North kicked three goals in as many minutes and it proved to be a match-winning period.

We are a pretty young group and need to learn from it.

In the last 35 minutes in particular we made a few decisions we will learn from.

We�ll review what happened, why we weren�t as composed as we could�ve been, why our intensity fell away and then regroup for our Essendon clash.

Playing in Hobart is different to playing at Docklands under the roof.

And that�s different again to playing at the MCG or Subiaco � it is just the nature of the game.

You have to adjust, play to the prevailing conditions and circumstances and get the job done.

Hopefully, we get back to our best this week and come out strong against the Bombers.