- Mar 25, 2020
- AFL Club
We're playing exactly like a team of our experience generally does. It doesn't take a lot to be off to get a hiding in AFL, especially from arguably the best side in the comp, performing near to or at their best. We were off for whatever reason, and got a hiding.Oh geez. The good old five year plan theory.
Not even Stalin would of had the balls to submit our “How do we fix Freo” to the Politburo.
If you look at how we're tracking however:
Defence - Improved, and can expect to firm up when key players actually play sequential games together.
Mids - Brilliant on their day, still susceptible to fade outs and skill errors under pressure.
Forwards - Believe it or not improving. Accuracy aside, have been progressing nicely this year. Again would benefit hugely from having all key players play together for an extended period.
We've massively improved ball movement this year (one of the better sides in the comp in fact) and accuracy has been the single thing that has held us back. I'd argue fixing that should be a priority and I'd expect to see an improvement in players as:
1) The youngsters get fitter, stronger and more experienced.
2) The team lineup stabilises and the team gels as it plays together more.
Are we perfect? fu** no. Do we need some better players in certain positions? fu** yes, but we aren't the major shitshow people here seem to think we are.