True, his physical presence does worry teams. Doesn’t surprise me he can tag but against a taller forward line we can’t afford to move him out of defence. But agree with others, good call by Woosha to make the moveYeah Fyfe was still pretty good, but Paddy made sure he wasn't great. Fyfe IS a matchwinner when he has it on his terms, so hard to match up on with his marking ability.
Huge game and he is so hard at it. Fyfe would be sore this morning.
Ambrose has to go to Pendles in my opinion. Given the job he did on Fyfe I see no reason Woosha wouldn't tap him on the shoulder this week at training and tell him he's got to run with Pendlebury all game. De Goey a different animal all together - but he's been out for about a month now I think so will probably lack match fitness....and can Ambrose run with Pendlbury and Clarke DeGoey? ...or was this a case of BZT in suiting a lack of Freo talls?
The funniest thing was Ross the Boss tactical move later on in the match when Ambrose was smashing Fyfe. Moved Fyfe Up Forward to try and get a few goals that’s Ambrose’s bread and butter.True, his physical presence does worry teams. Doesn’t surprise me he can tag but against a taller forward line we can’t afford to move him out of defence. But agree with others, good call by Woosha to make the move
Don’t think he attended one centre bounce though, that was Stringer and Langford on Fyfe.I have always said that he doesn't have the skills to be a mid, but could run with anyone. He neutralizes the opposition's big mid and provides a presence around the ball. Him being tagger makes up for our lack of big bodied mids. Then if he does destroy his opponent he has nothing to fear about being dragged to the last line of defence.
It also means we play all of Hurley, Hooker and Francis as well as Ambrose. With Hooker and Francis able to swing forward Ambrose being able to go back to defence means we have a lot of flexibility.
As some have mentioned, I have been calling for this for a few years now.
The other point I would make now is that Ambrose quickly learnt how to manipulate his opponents position legally as a defender. I imagine if he's given an extended run at it on ball he will learn how to do that as a tagger, but also in an offensive manner to make space for our mids.