Collingwood defender Darcy Moore was shattered after his disappointing performance against Richmond at the MCG.
Collingwood vice captain Darcy Moore was targeted for his disappointing performance against Richmond at the MCG, during which he was accused of playing too loose.
The Tigers secured a 17/11 (113) to 14/12 (86) victory over the Magpies on Saturday, with striker Tom Lynch opening the game with five goals in the first half.
Lynch, who finished with six majors and 25 disposals, could not have hoped for an easier match in the 50 forwards, completely dominating Moore throughout the game.
The 29-year-old now leads the Coleman Medal rankings, sitting above Geelong forwards Jeremy Cameron and Tom Hawkins.
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Moore, who reportedly signed with the Magpies again last month on a monstrous $ 5.4 million six-year contract, has failed to prove his worth since putting pen to paper, contributing five. marks and 13 assignments against Richmond.
Continuing to talk Triple MNorth Melbourne’s great Wayne Carey accused the 2020 Aussie of having poor body language during the Tigers clash, wondering if he was sick.
“(Lynch) didn’t give Darcy Moore anything, Darcy Moore gave him a great game because Darcy Moore just gave him too much space,” he said.
“Darcy Moore looked at me badly. I know they talked about the flu and I thought, ‘Oh boy, it might.’
“I was watching (Moore’s) body language… yes, Lynch played a great first half. But it won’t be that easy for the rest of the year and you play an Australian defender. “
Meanwhile, the former Port Adelaide star didn’t mince words while analyzing Moore’s performance on Channel 9. Sunday football show.
“I’m pretty angry because when you take a six year contract and get $ 900,000 a year and get talked to you as the next captain, you don’t get any releases, you don’t get any license. And Darcy Moore yesterday shouldn’t be left out for performance. “, he said.
“It has to be better than that.
“What are the Collingwood coaches doing in terms of how they are coaching this? If you are a defender, you must actually defend.
“Darcy Moore is daydreaming. You can’t let yourself get away with such defensive actions.
“We love the offensive style, we love your ability to intercept, we love the push you give. I think it’s a huge advantage for modern defenders who don’t actually play on anyone. “
Speaking to reporters at the post-match press conference, Collingwood manager Craig McRae admitted that Moore had given Lynch too much freedom.
“He’s a very good player and if you give him a leg rope, he’ll run, jump and score the ball, so we’re probably lucky he hasn’t kicked any more,” he said.
“The way they were moving the ball and the way we moved the ball out of the defensive 50 didn’t help (Moore), but I would have thought Darcy would reflect on her game and look at the things she can do better.”
Moore and the Collingwood defenders will face another tough challenge next weekend when they go up against tall Aaron Naughton.
The Magpies, who dropped out of the top eight following Saturday’s defeat, will face the Western Bulldogs on Friday night at Marvel Stadium, with their first rebound scheduled for 7:50 pm AEST.
Originally published as ‘I really have to defend’: Collingwood vice captain Darcy Moore accused of daydreaming