One issue we had this season imho was our inside 50s , not sure the actual stats , however it was as if the league had learnt of us and wouldn’t allow our key forwards any one on ones ,
Generally teams drop wings back , again stolen from us.Can anyone explain how, if your KPF's are getting double teamed
1. why there isn't a loose forward to go to somewhere? or
2. why you aren't dominating stoppages, cause the oppo have sent one back?
something I've never understood.
Bailey Fritch a case in point. Gawn or Jackson get doubled, so he goes AA plucking off marks in paddocks.
Is it the defensive requirement of our smalls that mean they can't go too far from jack and tom? Fritch doesn't defend.
might be something in that .... have a purely offensive third tall?
Generally teams drop wings back , again stolen from us.
This is why I’d have liked Caddy there over the past couple of years, but hey we were winning flags. Point is we are crying out for a high iq sharp shooter , I think Jack’s played that role more lately then his classic KF role . I really want Jack to get selfish around goals , the tap on unselfish stuff is not coming off like it once did
Mcrae left because of Hardwick's ego and pig headedness and went to work with Clarkson? He cant be as clever as we all think.Leppa returned after a stint away. Ego and pig headedness probably a good trait for a head coach. Had a poor year and many of the match committee selections were baffling. But 3 flags gets you a truck load of tickets so he will be around for a few years yet.
Yes, Haz. We’d wanna be sure either way. I agree that flipping the plan too much might see us down the ladder.
The problem is how teams defend now. Half a season into the stand rule teams started flooding D50 instead of trying to defend the short pass. As our entries are usually agricultural anyway, we were picked off at will.
A remedy for this is to become a center clearance side, if not a general stoppage side. Soldo should help in this regard, along with a Hopper type free agent. If RCD, Dow and Ross can breakout, our clearances should improve.
Keep the turnover game to win the ball back, but dominate centre clearances to capitalise on the 666 and our premier ruck tandem in Nank/Soldo.
This would add something we developed and refined in 2019/2020 but lost this year due to injury and fatigue.
These are our top clearance winners- the games played column is the important one here I reckon:yeah, but we lost clearances.
how come other sides drop wings back on us, and we still lose clearances?
These are our top clearance winners- the games played column is the important one here I reckon:
I think this is the irony of the stand rule. Because it makes it easier to deploy the 45degree kick it is easier to thread your way through the middle. Hence teams are defending further back, in defensive 50, and the congestion goes to a narrower part of the ground where congestion is worse.
Combine 6-6-6 with the stand rule and losing centre clearances is not an option, something we clearly have to fix. We have to win a fair share of centre clearances and exert enough pressure to make sure opposition centre clearances are less accurate.
The game has changed.
Good point. This would explain why scoring has decreased. Stats say the number of uncontested marks hasn't changed much from previous years but I'd like to see a heat map of where on the ground they are occurring now. Teams are definitely defending deeper and are prepared to give up the middle corridor chip pass.I think this is the irony of the stand rule. Because it makes it easier to deploy the 45degree kick it is easier to thread your way through the middle. Hence teams are defending further back, in defensive 50, and the congestion goes to a narrower part of the ground where congestion is worse.
The game has changed.