Hard to miss their negativity.toby64 said:I'm flattered you are tracking my posts, but perhaps you need to take more notice of their context.
toby64 said:Gee the skill level is terrible. There are some very ordinary players out there.
toby64 said:He’s playing a typical Brandon Ellis game. Not surprised at all. Made a career out of it.
Very lucky to have a premiership medal. A few of em are.
toby64 said:Yep, as is Hardwick taking us to a flag in 2017 on the back of 4 guns and 18 role players. There are some bog ordinary footballers who are Richmond premiership players as a result
toby64 said:I don’t think we will make the 8 this year.
And that won’t necessarily be a bad thing as long as we unearth a few more Sydney stacks this season.
Our success has been built largely on 4-5 guns and a lot of role players, some of whom are very, very limited footballers. They are being exposed now so hopefully they get replaced over the year and that makes us a better side in the longer term.
toby64 said:He took a team of 4 champions, a few good players and a hell of a lot of role players, some who aren't actually very good footballers to a premiership.
The guy can coach. In fact I reckon history will show that getting that side to a flag and an 18 game winning season the year after was one of the best coaching performances in modern times.
toby64 said:The effectiveness of the don’t argue has been nullified. Can’t break out of packs and into space which is where he is so damaging. Getting caught and getting possessions in traffic which are usually hack kicks and dodgy handballs. He isn’t very clean in tight.
My fear is you take his trick away and all you are left with is a dime a dozen mid.
toby64 said:Dogs have a good midfield. So do pies and Giants. All have flogged us.
It all starts in the middle and our mids either don’t get enough of the ball, or those that do butcher it.
toby64 said:Agree. And our losses have been floggings, and we don’t win big so our % will be an issue as well.
Midfield ain’t good enough. General skills ain’t good enough.
We are middle of the road.
So our midfields crap, dusty is dime a dozen, just a few good players......yet here we are in 4th. Any positive thoughts now we are doing OK?