Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley didn’t maintain again after his aspect’s woeful efficiency towards North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium.
Hardly ever has an AFL group sitting second on the ladder with a 10-Four document regarded in a lot hassle.
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has not held again, calling their 44-point loss to North Melbourne embarrassing and “as dangerous because it will get”.
The Magpies’ paltry 5.7 within the good indoor circumstances at Marvel Stadium was their lowest rating since 1995.
Collingwood has a large month forward, with video games towards Hawthorn, West Coast, GWS and Richmond.
“We’d truly discover out slightly bit extra about us within the subsequent couple of weeks than we knew at this level,” Buckley mentioned.
“We’re bloody embarrassed with the way in which we performed.
“We now have actual pleasure concerning the individuals who signify this footy membership.
“That was as dangerous because it will get.”
Buckley ruefully famous that he was unsuitable every week in the past, when he referred to as the slender win over the Western Bulldogs their worst efficiency for a while.
“That’s as massive a shellacking on the whole play … that you simply’ll see,” he mentioned of Saturday night time.
“The white flag went up from us.
“We have a look at it and we are saying all the issues we worth in the way in which we’ve gone about our footy, we didn’t see in any respect.
“It’s inexplicable … it’s not one thing we noticed coming, it’s not one thing we thought we had been able to. However in the long run, we’ve got to personal it.”
Most damningly of all, Buckley successfully accused his group of elite sport’s worst four-letter phrase – mushy.
“(Saturday) was the primary time for a very long time that we in all probability noticed some actually common bodily efforts,” he mentioned.
“It was plain for all to see – there was one aspect who bodylined the ball and ran laborious and straight and there was one other aspect that received out of the way in which a number of occasions.
“It’s not straightforward to say, nevertheless it’s a actuality.
“So there’s a query that rightfully must be requested of us and we have to reply.”
Including to a dirty night time, Ben Reid suffered one other calf harm and Brayden Sier was concussed.
However no matter Collingwood’s rising harm issues, Buckley is nervous that his gamers didn’t assist one another out towards North.
“You may lose a sport of footy and never carry out at your finest, however you don’t wish to ever have your teammates query whether or not you had their again or not,” he mentioned.
“Probably, we may query that – that’s how poor a efficiency it was and the way disillusioned we’re by it.
“It leaves us with a query to reply.”