Didn’t you used to talk about the max amount VFL players the side could carry as a bit of a barometer?
To me if Naish/Ross/Dow/RCD/Chol/Manselare all in the side that’s about 4 too many.
Can't get much worse than a fair bit of what we've had to watch so far this year. Get our players and game rolling again this year n our best will scare the crap out of every oppo side in the comp. Not real certain that we'll find our best over the next couple of months though.Jack Riewoldt still thinks the best is yet to come.
Older players are slower. Newer players aren't as good as the older players and can't cover the ground.One of the main things that's been lacking from our game this year is players running shotgun.
been watching some games from 2017 to 2020 during the past couple of days (trying to make some sense of our poor form) and the biggest thing that stands out (and what's missing this year) is the amount of players we had running shotgun to the ball carrier.
we had players to the left and to the right of the ball carrier all the time.
more jumpers in the screen is a statement Dimma uses all the time. it's been lacking this year. why?
this is all mindset and to have the confidence to leave your man to provide running support.
last week we tried to play on more and tried to move the ball quicker, but didn't have the running support to work it by hand to a team mate in a better position. so had to bomb blindly nowhere.
we need to re-discover this missing element of our game quickly.
He had this look tonight that I hadn’t seen for a while. Angry.Can't get much worse than a fair bit of what we've had to watch so far this year. Get our players and game rolling again this year n our best will scare the crap out of every oppo side in the comp. Not real certain that we'll find our best over the next couple of months though.
Revealing, Jazz.Just looking at a glaring stat, we are 17th in Kicks, 12th in Disposals yet equal first in Total Clangers. Ball use has been woeful. And teams have punished us on the turnover.
Looking at some stats (ridiculuos really and fraught with peril) and one called Score Launch - Score Launch: Scoring chains launched by an intercept possession, free kick, hitout-to-advantage or clearance. I note Jayden Short is ranked 16th in this stat. Broad is ranked 2nd at tigerland after Nank. Broad has 3 times as many score launches as Short. On averages Short drops to 24th on the tigers list. Although on Score Involvements Short moves up to 20th on averages. It would suggest Short's kicking is a myth.
Interestingly our top 5 average score launch players in 2021 are Nank/Broad/Balta/Edwards with Houli 6th. Maybe all missing this week.
I’d assume a large % of clangers also come from kicks rather than handballs? Given we r second last in total kicks it’s a shocking stat to be leading.Revealing, Jazz.
Free kicks against count as clangers, so we get a head start there, but our skill errors have been glaring.