Senior West Coast midfielder Matt Priddis has delivered a damning assessment of his club's effort against Geelong and season in general, declaring the intent and attitude early against the Cats and at other times this season "flat" and "just not good enough" at AFL level.
Priddis, who will notch another milestone in his remarkable transition from WAFL player to AFL midfield linchpin by playing his 150th game against Collingwood on Friday night, labelled the first half against Geelong and the season overall as disappointing.
He said attitude had "a big part to play" in the dismal start on Saturday night.
"The first half was very disappointing," Priddis said.
"They completely outplayed us. It was very clean and silky around the contest and their finishing skills were great.
"We just didn't put on enough pressure and they blew the game apart. The boys were flat and it is not good enough at this level.
"We have shown that at times this year. It is very disappointing and just not good enough.
"We were just shown up by a very classy outfit and a team that is obviously in premiership mode."
Priddis was equally strong in his views on West Coast's season as a whole and he refused to use injuries as an excuse.
"This year has been extremely disappointing," he said. "We had high hopes as a club and playing group and we just haven't been able to deliver.
"We have had injuries but that is no excuse. We have had injuries in the past and still had really good seasons and felt like we have got something out of it.
"We definitely feel like we have underachieved and we haven't got the best out of ourselves."
One positive to come out of the mauling from Geelong was that Dean Cox and Scott Selwood were offered reprimands by the AFL match review panel for striking and tripping respectively.
Priddis described playing 150 games for the Eagles as a huge honour, and revealed he was on the verge of having to make a decision to focus on work, not football, when the Eagles rookie-listed him in 2006.
"It was almost the last roll of the dice before I had to make a decision with the occupation," he said. "It came at a good time. I came to a club where the midfield was Judd, Kerr, Cousins, Fletcher, Tyson Stenglein, these sort of guys. I came into it looking at it as the best footy apprenticeship anyone could have."- Injured trio Nic Naitanui (groin), Mark LeCras (ribs) and Daniel Kerr (knee) will not play again this season.