I'm nervous. I haven't been to a game we have lost since 2016. That includes 5 games so far this year. I reckon my winning streak is under its biggest threat tonight. I've forgotten what its like not to sing the song after the game. Concerned
They feed off NitNat, if we can minimise that we will be ok.
We cannot have him get tap outs and then watch him clear the ball.
As soon as he goes and crabs the ball, i expect we will close him down.
C'mon @BrisTiger24 ..... now is not the time to do a Jeff Horn..... LIFT!I'm nervous. I haven't been to a game we have lost since 2016. That includes 5 games so far this year. I reckon my winning streak is under its biggest threat tonight. I've forgotten what its like not to sing the song after the game. Concerned
FunnyI have set up our old, small telly next to the newer, better one.
Adjacent fragile items have been removed.
I have placed a brick within reach of my chair.
The old telly will be rendered inoperable if McGovern takes one totally uncontested intercept mark.
If their backs start intercepting stupid F50 bombs, we have learnt nothing.
I hope, however, to be pleasantly surprised.
And to still have a spare telly in working order.
One tactic I’d use to try and negate Naitanuis centre bounce influence is to set up our 3 mids defensively, with one moving forward trying to shark Nic Nats tap , would hopefully not let them get easy straight throw release to hit keenedy lace out
Great analysis from Ross Lyon on Footy Classified. Both teams have a stark difference in how they play. We love the chaos/surge forward at all cost play, whilst West Coast are very controlled.
One thing that stood out is that West Coast rarely handball in their back half. Our forward 50 pressure needs to be through the roof tonight. Make them panic. Make them force to handball. Take away their control.
Castagna, Aarts, Rioli will be super critical.
Dont let them set up off defensive 50.
This is our big test.
West Coast are the benchmark. We don't need to win tonight but we do need to be competitive.
We will learn plenty about our chances for the remainder of the season..