Treloar - Magpies review 'confronting'
Adam Treloar concedes Collingwood "waved the white flag" at times in their 66-point thrashing by West Coast.
The loss was the Magpies' heaviest in four years, a statistic made even more unpalatable to the club by the fact that this year the AFL is playing reduced quarters of 16 minutes.
Coach Nathan Buckley likened the Magpies' role in the Optus Stadium clash to that of the Washington Generals - the longtime victims of basketball's Harlem Globetrotters.
Treloar said the review the coaching staff and players had on Tuesday wasn't a comfortable experience.
"I guess some clips where we just didn't work back hard enough we sort of gave up, waved the white flag in a way, we sort of let them run all over us and I like I said they dictated the game pretty much from the second quarter onwards," added the midfield star.
As the focus turned from assessing the defeat to the Eagles to tackling Fremantle at the same venue on Sunday, Treloar said: "Having a review after you've been belted by 10 goals in a shortened game was always going to be pretty confronting.
"We haven't really played the way we played in all my time I've been there really. I feel like it's a massive outlier, an outlier to how we play - we don't play like that, it's not our brand."
Treloar, who joined the Magpies in 2016 after four years with Greater Western Sydney, said the team had proven before that they can respond to a challenge such as this.
"We know this group that when we do get challenged and we know we've put a lacklustre performance in that we come out the following weeks and we're so motivated for each other and connected with each other," he added. "It starts with a really strong performance on the track, a really strong review like we've had and then a really good preparation week against a good quality opposition."
Collingwood are 22/1 to win the Grand Final.
The Magpies are 19/50 to win their next game against Fremantle, who are 11/5.
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