it is rare, but Navy you are speaking sense.Lot of sulking and hand wringing on here about the rules.
Spook hit the nail on the head. Need to get on with it. The biggest thing we look for when recruiting is pace and fitness - exactly what we need. Time to put it into practice.
We've lost one game and that wasn't due to the rules. It was because we were lazy and lacked energy compared to our opposition.
That is on us. Not the AFL.
we were *smile*, new rules or no new rules. we got spanked in the middle. we turned the ball over down back, and we gave away a lot of marks inside 50.
i reckon i have seen the same thing happen to use 3 or 4 times over the last 4 years. and every time people say we are done, and need to make radical change.
no we dont, maybe some small adjustments, but we need to start by winning the ball when it is in dispute, or at least pressuring the opposition so we can intercept. we then need to use the ball effectively when we do have it. history suggests we will do these things regularly enough during the season, and will do them them when it really matters.