Luke Beveridge Opens Up On An "Unacceptable" Performance

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Luke Beveridge Opens Up On An "Unacceptable" Performance

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A "gutted" Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has slammed an "unacceptable" performance from his side against Adelaide.

The Dogs slumped to a 59-point loss to the Crows on Friday night, kicking just one goal after half time.

Beveridge said post-match the performance was "not good enough".

"What happened in the second half was unacceptable," he said.

"(That's) one of the worst (losses) since I've been at the club, absolutely." 

"Yeah, I am (gutted). We all are. We're gutted.

"The Crows are very good. They competed extremely well in the air and at ground level (and) we obviously matched them for a little while but to fall away so poorly is not good enough.

"We feel like we're made of a bit more substance, but that was too disappointing."

Beveridge said he was questioning whether the players' desire was "totally there" or not.

"I think it is one of those variables; that 'want' is very hard to (measure) what's going on in that emotional range of your players,'' he said. 

"We've obviously had it in our recent history and it's one of those things – when nights like this happen, you question whether or not it's totally there."