- May 18, 2014
- AFL Club
Richmond are seriously over rated.
Seriously?At least with Fort he is going to outmark all their defenders one out.
A Richmond defender will have to roll off their man to help out if the ball goes long into Fort one on one.
Height is key in finals. If we go in small the ball will get picked off.Absolute shocking decision bringing Henderson in.
Not only is he a terrible finals player. It Means we either play him forward, crystaling the loss of Hawkins or we rob our defence playing Taylor forward.
We needed to play an unconventional small forward set up to be unpredictable. Hard to plan against. A specialised forward game plan to take advantage of Richmond’s tall defenders. As said, unpredictable small set up with pressure.
Instead we bring in a 50% version of Hawkins to obviously play the same way (bomb it on the heads of the forwards).
This stupid Scott decision has likely cost us a premiership
That’s our best chance of winning - we need to dominate them in the midfield and have an even spread of goal kickers. Miers, Dahl and Atkins need to hit the scoreboard. Need our mids to be contributing too.I'll back Selwood in because he just loves the heat of battle, and I'll back Danger too, because he loves the spotlight.
Guthrie? He played very well last week, but he needs to back it up now to prove his doubters wrong. Can he? There's only one bigger stage. Shine son.
Kelly? Has the skills, but can he shake close attention, because that's what he'll get. I'm gonna back him
I hope you’re right but I’d consider our forward entries a weakness of ours and bringing in a lesser like for like tells me they care more about keeping everything the same than game plan and structure to counter Richmond’s weaknessHeight is key in finals. If we go in small the ball will get picked off.
The pressure will be imense and we wont have time to hit up targets perfectly very often.
They'll be backing in our smalls and mids to contribute. All Taylor needs to do is contest in the air. He will have his fair share of marks and opportunities for goal, maybe even a couple of frees. Thats all Hawkins does and that's all Taylor needs to do.I hope you’re right but I’d consider our forward entries a weakness of ours and bringing in a lesser like for like tells me they care more about keeping everything the same than game plan and structure to counter Richmond’s weakness
You think we are screwed because Hendo or Taylor might play forward but you'd see us as less screwed if Buzza Fort Smith or Abbott played? I know which i think screws us more.Taylor forward fails much more than it works. Thought they gave up on it after the Dogs game this year.
Id be amazed if Henderson works forward.
It's ridiculous really. Gone from giving us a chance to thinking we're screwed.
Exactly right. A few frees here and there (which hawk never gets anyway) and it's on like donkey Kong.They'll be backing in our smalls and mids to contribute. All Taylor needs to do is contest in the air. He will have his fair share of marks and opportunities for goal, maybe even a couple of frees. Thats all Hawkins does and that's all Taylor needs to do.
Don't forget that Hendo was fantastic when he played this year in the back line. I rate him almost as highly as Taylor as an intercept mark in the back line. He has experience and hes as fit and healthy as anyone in the two teams combined.
In other words its on the list managers that we dont have better options and the coaches made the least worst call they could with the options they had.I have to say I agree on the first two points.....Taylor forward does rarely work, and I too will be amazed if Hendo up forward works either.
That said, there's no obvious alternative, without 'reaching' just as desperately by selecting someone left field like Fort or Cocky. Which probably demonstrates that we're pushing the proverbial uphill.
This.I genuinely do, yeah. In this sort of game, with the lack of match time especially hurting a VFL/GFL standard player I could realistically see Fort getting less than 3 touches for the whole match.
Matches where we lack any sort of marking option up forward have not gone well for us. Bombing in to a bunch of smalls sounds like an awful game plan. All Taylor needs to do is play an accountable role and bring the ball to ground, like he did for the winner against West Coast. Without someone doing that you are giving up 15 intercept marks before the match even begins. Without an experienced second tall up there, Sav will get mauled.
Really? I've thought he's really quite good overhead. From what I've seen anyway.Seriously?
Reckon he would be one of the weakest players overhead on our list personally. Only time another defender would have to roll off for support is if Forts matched against someone half his size, and I don't see that happening.
You’re that cats fan arnt you. I bet you have blind faith in the bombing to the square forward entries. I bet you supported chappy being the sub, or Menzel getting dropped or even not playing a ruck v pies this finals series. An absolute sheep! Have some bloody logistical critical thinking instead of blind faith! I hate to break it to you but the MC don’t always get it right.If you were coaching us we would become a basket case of a club inside 6 months! What a ridiculously stupid idea. Someone gets injured so throw the majority of what has worked for you all year out. You aren't favourites so abandon 12 months of planning just to make the opposition guess or "catch them off guard". They are the stupidest notions I've ever heard. Everything you wrote just screams panic cause we aren't favourites! Thank god you ain't in charge!
Add Menegola to that - he was playing on edge. If we bring the aggression we can win this for sure.Carey in his article tonight said he was a big believer playing week-on week ( no 1 week rest ) helps maitain your edge - and thats what im hoping for - last weeks game ( not slow motion at all ) you couldnt get a better preparation for this weeks game
Also noticed last week ( and dont want a silly report like Hawkins ) that a few Geel players were very aggressive - Stewart - not just the Yeo bump - there was an earlier passage of play - he was very aggresive - Blicavs was pretty stirred up at the start - i hope Geel play like that - aggressive and right on the edge
He is on the emergency list so take that up with the match committee if he wasn't close he wouldn't be there!Ridiculous to contemplate bringing an injured player into a prelim.
If the game plan is reasonable 22 fit men should be able to carry it out.
Hope you're wrong don't want 3 touch Gary in the 22, he's not even fit enough for this.
Hard to believe anything you see at this time of the year.
It's been a long time since I've felt so utterly convinced we are so far off the pace compared to the team we're about to play. Maybe the last time was 1969, v Tigers of all teams, and we were smashed on and off the ground. As a little kid, their supporters seemed like they were possessed.For those really confident, Geelong by 40+ is at odds of $21.00
He's on the emergency list which means he is available for selection. The coach is on record saying he thinks it will be close.Hard to believe anything you see at this time of the year.
Fake stories made up every day.
We knew this before we traded for him. But if he is fit 100% he is fantastic even if he touches it 3 times. I wasn't aware before he got to Geelong how good his defensive work was down forward for chasing and applying pressure he was leading the group of Atkins, Dalhaus, Miers who turned geelongs defensive pressure completely around this season.Hope you're wrong don't want 3 touch Gary in the 22, he's not even fit enough for this.