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"We let ourselves down, we let the club down": Cameron


GWS coach Leon Cameron admits the playing and coaching group haven't sat down to watch and reflect on the 2019 Grand Final in its entirety.

Entering his seventh season as head coach, Cameron told SEN Breakfast that the group have only watched small clips of their 89-point defeat to Richmond last September.

“We addressed the game very briefly afterwards. Straight after the game it’s raw as anything,” he said.

“What we haven’t done is when we’ve come back after a nine-week break, we haven’t looked at it in totality and watched the whole game.

“What we’ve just done is a couple of little snippets and that’s it.”

While the disappointment lingers, Cameron says the players have moved on and are ready to challenge again in 2020.

“We were disappointed, we put our hand up. We let ourselves down, we let the club down, we let the day down,” he said.

“I’m really confident on seeing the boys train and their attitude that they’ve moved on.

“Is it still there? Absolutely, history is a part of your footy club and a part of an individual, but we don’t dwell on it, we move on.”

Cameron said his club has “no right to think” they’ll be back on the last Saturday in September, but that the learnings will hold them in good stead.

“It’s absolutely learning because you’ve got to take something from it and acknowledge Richmond were far too good for us on the day,” Cameron said.

“I’m mindful of not letting it linger because it is what it is, you’ve got to move on pretty quickly in this game.

“Eighteen of us start at the starting line in 40-odd days and if you’re looking in the past, we’re going to get left behind.”

GWS begin their Marsh Community Series against the Sydney Swans at Blacktown on Saturday 29 February.

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