- Jul 6, 2021
- AFL Club
The contest will be near Tex. Guaranteed! No need to go searching anywhere else.Defenders to pressure up forward doesn’t work unless they’re sitting on an opposition player. If you don’t have good forward craft and your focus isn’t on winning the ball then you’re not going to be where the contest is and be in a position to provide meaningful defensive pressure.
Hamill wouldn't be required to win the ball necessarily as we have forwards who should do that. His role is to try and retain the ball in our attack for longer than it usually stays there for. At least long enough for our mids to arrive and we can organise a stoppage. There must be a place for a defensive forward in a team that concedes as many end to end highlights for the opposition.