- Oct 3, 2007
- AFL Club
- West Coast
- Other Teams
- West Perth
Tactically we are one dimensional, our decision making is poor and we are way to slow to get the ball moving.What do you think needs to tactically change? what can we do.
Generally your first thought is the best thought and to often we see our players look to move it on but hesitate, whether this is a confidence thing where they are scared to stuff up I don't know but it makes it worse by holding on to the pill.
I get very frustrated with our midfield being beaten so often at centre bounces and yet we never see a lock down in there, we continue to try to just play to our own plan when what is really needed is to be able to just simply stop the opponent getting it. The old adage of two centre clearances in a row requires man on man in the centre square with the goal to just stop your opponent getting it still applies. But we never do it and we allow sides to gain to big an advantage from centre clearances. This puts huge pressure on your back half and can make you look very unaccountable.
Tactically I would play lock down defence, no more zone defence. While it looks pretty with Mcgovern and Barrass taking all these intercept marks, playing off their opponent is not the way you win finals. You simply can't give a player an inch.
We also stuff around with the ball and for us less should be better, the more we have it the more likely our skill level will hurt us so the handball happy game plan has to go. And as I said earlier we must learn to spread the opposition defence.