- Apr 26, 2016
- AFL Club
I agree with all of that, but the change in the way we play at home vs everywhere else has been a recurring theme for the last two years, even before that. When will we learn? And by we, I mean our players and coaching staffOkay well let’s take your concept it is a small ground in length. Maybe only 10m worst 15m shorter than the biggest ground.
Then the answer is very easy. We turn the ball over too much, and the shorter distance from goal to goal sees us be more conservative because we don’t trust ourselves to hit the targets. If we do go through the corridor and turn it over, then it is only a long kick deep into forward 50. Therefore we expose ourselves.
On the longer grounds we have more confidence because it’s a longer kick to a dangerous position within the oppositions forward line and maybe the mistakes aren’t as costly.
I think it’s all in their heads as I think 10-15m difference isn’t that important in the grand scheme of things.