Ratten did make some horrible tactical blunders tonight - I don't often agree with the 7mate commentators but they were right that moving Henderson into defense after Petrie's early hatful was a dreadful move. Henderson was the only player capable of taking a mark in our forward 50 and is a good set shot, while Jamison was not exactly being dominated by Petrie, he was just making some bad errors that Petrie was ruthlessly exploiting with good mid-range set shooting. Once Henderson went into defense, our attack became the same confused mess it has been for the last two months. Playing Duigan up forward again was a facepalmer from the moment I saw him head that way... it may work once as a surprise tactic, but he's not just going to become a gun forward for us. He was useless tonight.
Maybe Ratten is just panicking a bit now because of Kernahan's public vote of no confidence, but he has done a very good job to this point. On the other hand, you can't help feeling the rot has set in and maybe we need an experienced , proven hand like Malthouse to settle the sh... OMG LIVERPOOL PARALLEL ALERT... though obviously Mick knows how to win shit other than the Swedish second division in the 1970s.