On our shoulders

Perth Glory players have called upon each other to critically analyse their individual performances and contribution to the team as part of a collaborative effort across the club to turn a disappointing season around.

Perth Glory players have called upon each other to critically analyse their individual performances and contribution to the team as part of a collaborative effort across the club to turn a disappointing season around.

The players have remained unified and committed to achieving sustained success for the Glory's loyal supporters and long time clubman Jamie Harnwell believes the key to better results rests squarely on their shoulders.

“On paper we have a good squad,” Harnwell said.

“When we assembled in pre-season we fancied ourselves to have a good go at it this year but for whatever reason that hasn-t happened and the players have got to take a lot of the blame for that,” added Harnwell.

Injury, suspension and several servings of bad luck have played their part in a season that to date hasn-t come up to scratch, however there is no ducking for cover, the playing group taking on the responsibility of finding a solution, alongside Coach Dave Mitchell, to their current woes.

Fronting the media following the club-s loss to Melbourne, Harnwell acknowledged Perth-s performance wasn-t pretty but refuted suggestions that his team mates didn-t show passion on the pitch.

“I don-t think everyone played well, there were a lot of mistakes made and we have to examine ourselves, but if I though anyone out there wasn-t giving 100% I-d have some harsh words to say.

“As a professional athlete I wouldn-t accept that and I know Mitch (Dave Mitchell) wouldn-t either,” Harnwell said.

Perth has 14 more games in which to set their season straight and with a commitment from the entire squad there is definitely a growing light at the end of the tunnel.