Floggings can’t go on, says defender

Michael Thompson says Albury's floggings cannot go on. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

Michael Thompson says Albury's floggings cannot go on. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

IN-form Albury defender Michael Thompson says its unrealistic to expect the Tigers’ ridiculous run of form to last.

Albury has simply dominated the past three weeks, winning on average by 139 points.

Thompson, who has been in stellar touch in defence this year, was understandably happy with how things were going ahead of today’s clash with Wangaratta.

But he said the 100-point thrashings weren’t going to last.

“Everything is clicking at the moment,” Thompson said.

“It’s always good to win by that much, it makes life easier down back, but you don’t expect to.

“It’s just a bonus.”

Thompson said a team-first attitude was the major catalyst behind the Tigers’ form.

“Everyone is doing their part for the team, which is the main thing,” he said.

Thompson said Albury wasn’t getting ahead of itself before taking on the injury-ravaged Pies.

Wangaratta has more than a dozen players out with injury.

“On their day, they can beat anyone,” Thompson said.

“Plus, we don’t really know what the weather is doing, which could change things.”

The Tigers regain star defender Luke Packer.

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