Analysis Attacking handball vs defensive handball.

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Snake_Baker

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I'd really like to see some input from Rick18 & others here.

I reckon tonight was a really good example of this Jekyll & Hyde stuff.

The attacking stuff makes us look as dangerous as any side, but it's when we do the defensive circle work stuff to maintain possession because there isn't a loose bloke to kick to, that we sell ourselves in to trouble time & again.

Sometimes you HAVE to go to a contest!
 

shintemaster

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I'd really like to see some input from Rick18 & others here.

I reckon tonight was a really good example of this Jekyll & Hyde stuff.

The attacking stuff makes us look as dangerous as any side, but it's when we do the defensive circle work stuff to maintain possession because there isn't a loose bloke to kick to, that we sell ourselves in to trouble time & again.

Sometimes you HAVE to go to a contest!
I haven't seen us break down in attack this often in years though... I'm hoping it's the result of way too many young legs in the middle and little forward press due to personnel issues. There have been so many games this year where if we'd just strung an extra 5-10 possessions together early on we'd have broken the back of teams.
 

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ferball

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Jul 24, 2015
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I'd really like to see some input from Rick18 & others here.

I reckon tonight was a really good example of this Jekyll & Hyde stuff.

The attacking stuff makes us look as dangerous as any side, but it's when we do the defensive circle work stuff to maintain possession because there isn't a loose bloke to kick to, that we sell ourselves in to trouble time & again.

Sometimes you HAVE to go to a contest!
I'd like to see us play on and just take things on more instead of the defensive handball. It's great when we attack with it but when we overuse it it becomes slow and predictable and other teams line it up and feast off it. Since Freo r1 last year at least.
 

The Butcher

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It's games like that when watching this sport on tv is just the worst. Judging the players without seeing what they've got ahead is mostly just a frustration vent, but that said... :rolleyes: geez we've got some senior guys who seem to be poor judges of when to try to create with hands and when not to. Serial offenders. Its like they got too attached to the one instruction and its killed their ability to see the situation for what it is, and in the back half ffs...... Good luck to them and the coaches trying to improve it, looking fwd to seeing the game in person as it should be next year.


 

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