Player Watch #4: Shaun Higgins - extends North contract until end 2021

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archereleven

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We saw first hand last year how vulnerable Clarke was when isolated deep in defence. No one in coaches box thought this might be worth a try????
I wonder why our coaching staff didn't think to use an elite runner in a run with role? Lol



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Thewlis Dish

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This is such a good point
You think Longmire would allow that to happen?

EDIT - although it does further underline the lack of in-game coaching that happens at this club. Both Higgins and Cunnington were getting tagged and well beaten, yet we don't actually try and move them around. Could have easily pushed Higgins across half back and Atley into the middle, or Cunnington deep forward and throw Zurhaar/Thomas into a centre bounce.
 
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TennisPlayerAndy

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You think Longmire would allow that to happen?

EDIT - although it does further underline the lack of in-game coaching that happens at this club. Both Higgins and Cunnington were getting tagged and well beaten, yet we don't actually try and move them around. Could have easily pushed Higgins across half back and Atley into the middle, or Cunnington deep forward and throw Zurhaar/Thomas into a centre bounce.
This is not the plan.

Must not deviate from pre match planning.
 

Snake_Baker

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It looks to have spilled over into selfish football because of a (justificable) complete lack of trust in instructions, systems or most of teammates. Sad place to be.

I dunno about that mate, I think he's working to instruction. He has looked visibly upset and depressed in recent times. So have most of the other players.
 

King Corey

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I dunno about that mate, I think he's working to instruction. He has looked visibly upset and depressed in recent times. So have most of the other players.
Hmm maybe. There are now times he clearly burns 'better' options, I'd guessed it as him just taking it on himself to make things happen. Maybe he has been told to just do it all himself because he's our best player, true.
 

Snake_Baker

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Hmm maybe. There are now times he clearly burns 'better' options, I'd guessed it as him just taking it on himself to make things happen. Maybe he has been told to just do it all himself because he's our best player, true.

I reckon that can be put down to a counter punching coach combating proactive coaches.
 

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