Mitch Nichols almost had his Carlos Hernandes night yesterday. He could have scored 4. But let's face it, Hernandes has only had one Hernandes game. the rest of the time Melbourne were talking about how good he'd be if he was fit.
Mitch ripped the Adelaide defence open 4 or 5 times last night. He just couldn't score. He hasn't had a night like that before and he won't have another. This was his first preliminary final. Last year he got 111 minutes in one of the 2 semi's against Sydney. This year he has really stepped up.
When Mitch came into the team for Miller this year he added the will to win to the team. Last night Miller brought that, but too late.
Miller also had a great cameo last night. Nearly burst through Adelaide twice and won free kicks as well. Just last week he looked too injured to play. That is next year's challenge for Frank, playing both wide and narrow, with both Nichols and Miller on the park.
Keep going Mitch. It's all up for you.