Ross won't be dropped again this season.Not sure if some saw how hard Ross was at it. His defensive side was brilliant including some crunching tackles and desperate lunges. There's no way unless sore he's getting dropped.
Correct. Compared to opposition we are 2nd last for contested ball. And yep West Coast is last. Amazing but a sign of how the game is changing. We're happy to give up more of the contested possession for greater defensive pressure causing turnover and then using forward handball to break open opponent's defence. We gain more than double the nearest opponent in metres gained through handball and did so in 2017 and 2018 as well. Our game plan is there for all to see, stopping it is another matter. Pies had some success by playing keepings off and running us ragged but I think there have been tweaks since then to counteract that. Have a read of this article for some amazing numbersWe are last for contested possessions in the comp. Interesting that dimma used to be big on contested possessions. We're not winning contests and not getting clearances but are equal flag favourites with WC who are 4th last in contested possessions. it's our defensive structures, our run, link up and handball game that are our main strengths
Said playing him was a risk and we would be rolling the dice.Nothing?
Why is it taking a risk when Hardwick said he could have played on the weekend but decided to give him one more week? At some stage he has to be tested in a game. Training and rest won’t put his hamstrings under match load and therefore no way of testing their strength.Said playing him was a risk and we would be rolling the dice.
He's played 10 games for the season and hasn't completed two of them due to injury, as well as having 3 hamstring injuries since round 3.
I hope we don't repeat the mistake of taking players with physical issues into finals two years in a row.
Bris SMASHED them R1. They beat Coll at the G R2 when Coll was going real poor. Port SMASHED them in Perth!!Check this out. WC last played a top 8 side... a bona fide top 8 side who will play finals... 2 weeks ago, Coll, and they LOST. Before that, the last time they played a bona fide top 8 side WAS ROUND SIX! And Geel SMASHED them.
I'm not saying give him an extra week, I'm questioning whether he should come back in.Why is it taking a risk when Hardwick said he could have played on the weekend but decided to give him one more week? At some stage he has to be tested in a game. Training and rest won’t put his hamstrings under match load and therefore no way of testing their strength.
Your theory of giving him an extra week on top of an extra week when he’s ready has no logic. When Burge says go, he goes