King’s heartless truth: ‘You’re crap’
AFL: West Coast star Sam Mitchell is doing all he can to be fit to take on Fremantle in what would be his initial Western Derby.
WAYNE Carey has told West Coast manager Adam Simpson it’s time to face a nauseous truth.
The Eagles play a winless Hawthorn on Sunday and — given their clever start to a year with 3 wins from 4 outings — are approaching to store some-more wretchedness on their woefully underperforming opposition.
But there’s reason for Alastair Clarkson’s group to be carefree of a initial feat in 2017. The compare is during a MCG and if there’s a doubt symbol hovering over West Coast’s conduct it’s to do with a ability to win interstate, utterly in a Victorian capital.
The Eagles were tagged “flat-track bullies” after a warn detriment to Richmond during a MCG in turn three. It’s not a new critique a Perth-based group faces — a ability to win on a highway mostly comes underneath inspection — though that doesn’t make it any reduction annoying.
After a Eagles’ detriment to a Tigers, Simpson concurred his team’s form during a MCG was “terrible” though couldn’t know how a bar was guilty of being “flat-track bullies”.
“I do (get angry) mate, we do,” Simpson pronounced on Fox Footy. “Sometimes we don’t know what it indeed means given a form during a impulse doesn’t aver flat-track brag status.
“I theory you’ve got to decider any year on a possess … in turn one (against North Melbourne) we were 15 to 20 points down and we finished adult winning by 7 or 8 goals, so I’m not utterly certain if it’s applicable this year.
“Every time we remove widespread or we remove in Melbourne we get that (flat-track brag status).”
But Carey says his former Kangaroos teammate has a problem he simply can’t ignore. “He (Simpson) gets very, unequivocally defensive when West Coast’s divided record (comes up), he gets his behind right up,” Carey pronounced on Triple M’s Rush Hour. “Well it’s time to put adult or close up, we reckon.
“If they get beaten by Hawthorn on a weekend, we know what Simmo? No some-more of this, ‘Oh we’re not that bad away.’
“You know what Simmo? You’re crap away!
“If we get beaten good by a Hawks afterwards we reckon they’ve got to unequivocally have a genuine good demeanour given we can’t win a grand final unless we win on a MCG.”
Simpson refused to strike behind during Carey and denied a MCG had turn a hex belligerent for a Eagles.
“He’s paid to make comments. I’m not going to get concerned in Duck’s commentary,” Simpson said. “We haven’t got a leg to mount on when we lose, so all we can do is play during a best.
“I don’t consider winning and losing is a emanate for us when we travel. We’ve indeed had some flattering good wins widespread in a final 5 times we’ve played.
“It’s only we haven’t played during a best consistently enough. “I’ll let Wayne continue his commentary. Good for him.”
Since Simpson took assign in 2014, wins in places like Brisbane and Adelaide have customarily bobbed up. But former North Melbourne authority James Brayshaw says it’s been a opposite story in Melbourne.
“I see this as a defining diversion for West Coast. They were flustered by Hawthorn on grand final day (in 2015 when a Hawks won 107-61), they’ve afterwards been bad during a MCG ever given that day,” Brayshaw said.
“Adam Simpson has got to whip them into a frenzy and say, ‘Boys, this mob, their neck is on a retard and we need to be cruel and come over here and understanding with this team.’
“That (winning during a MCG) is generally their problem. They substantially play alright elsewhere though you’ve got to win during a G if you’re an widespread club.”
WEST COAST’S RECORD UNDER SIMPSON
Record: 11-11, home: 6-6, away: 5-5 (2-3 in Melbourne)
Record: 18-6, home: 12-2, away: 6-4 (3-2 in Melbourne), one draw
Record: 16-7, home: 11-2, away: 5-5 (1-3 in Melbourne)
Record: 3-1, home: 2-0, divided 1-1 (1-1 in Melbourne)
— with AAP
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