Gee we took a risk with that bench with no forwards.
My memory a bit foggy, but Cartwright a late injury and Barwick under a cloud?
My memory also a bit hazy but I seem to remember it being a Greg Alexander master class.
That was very nearly undone by Anthony Xuerub from memory!
Watched the game yesterday.
What was remarkable in hindsight was that Xuerub actually won us the grand final.
Had he not had a shocker, and been hooked in the second half, we probably would have had Izzard on the field rather than Bentley, and B.Alexander rather than Simmons.
For all the praise Gould got at the time, he certainly didn’t have his team selection set by the finals, and could have costed us the GF with the wrong selection. One of the factors in my mind to our ‘90 loss.
Quite the contrast to ‘03 when the side was picked all bar the choice of one bench spot.