Collingwood defender Darcy Moore has been torn to shreds following his underwhelming efficiency in opposition to Richmond on the MCG.
Collingwood vice-captain Darcy Moore has come below fireplace for his underwhelming efficiency in opposition to Richmond on the MCG, throughout which he was accused of taking part in too unfastened.
The Tigers secured a 17.11 (113) to 12.14 (86) victory over the Magpies on Saturday, with tall ahead Tom Lynch tearing open the competition with 5 objectives within the first half.
Lynch, who completed with six majors and 25 disposals, couldn’t have hoped for a neater sport within the ahead 50, completely dominating Moore all through the competition.
The 29-year-old now leads the Coleman Medal leaderboard, sitting above Geelong forwards Jeremy Cameron and Tom Hawkins.
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Moore, who final month reportedly re-signed with the Magpies on a monster $5.4 million six-year deal, has didn’t show his price since placing pen to paper, contributing 5 marks and 13 disposals in opposition to Richmond.
Speaking on Triple M, North Melbourne nice Wayne Carey accused the 2020 All-Australian of getting poor physique language throughout the Tigers conflict, questioning whether or not he was unwell.
“(Lynch) didn’t hand Darcy Moore anything, Darcy Moore handed him a great game because Darcy Moore just gave him far too much room,” he stated.
“Darcy Moore looked off to me. I know they talked about the flu and I thought, ‘Oh boy, he might’.
“I was watching (Moore’s) body language … yes, Lynch played a great first half. But he won’t get it as easy as that for the rest of the year and you are playing on an All-Australian defender.”
Meanwhile, former Port Adelaide star didn’t mince his phrases whereas analysing Moore’s efficiency on Channel 9’s Sunday Footy Show.
“I’m quite upset because when you take a six-year deal and you take $900,000 a year and you are spoken about as the next captain, you don’t get any get-outs, you don’t get any let-offs. And Darcy Moore yesterday shouldn’t be let off for the performance,” he stated.
“He’s got to be better than this.
“What are the Collingwood coaches doing in terms of the way they are coaching this? If you are a defender, you actually have to defend.
“Darcy Moore is daydreaming. You cannot be let off with defensive actions like that.
“We love the attacking flair, we love your ability to intercept, we love the drive you give. I reckon it’s a massive get-out for modern defenders that they don’t actually play on anyone.”
Speaking to reporters within the post-match press convention, Collingwood coach Craig McRae conceded that Moore had given Lynch an excessive amount of freedom.
“He’s a very good player and if you give him any leg rope, he’ll run and jump and mark the ball, so we’re probably lucky he didn’t kick a few more,” he stated.
“The way they were moving the ball and the way we moved the ball out of defensive 50 didn’t help (Moore), but I would have thought Darcy will reflect on his game and look at things he can do better.”
Moore and the Collingwood defenders face one other robust problem subsequent weekend once they come up in opposition to the high-flying Aaron Naughton.
The Magpies, who’ve slipped out of the highest eight after Saturday’s defeat, will subsequent face the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium on Friday night, with the primary bounce scheduled for 7.50pm AEST.