- Apr 3, 2008
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
- Man Utd, Celtic, Kildare
We know exactly what we need to do to have a chance to beat Richmond. We need to do exactly what we did last year - no more, no less.I watched Pies vs Cats last night and watched closely.
Pies set the bar with taking the game on, numbers running forward, and relentless pressure to stop Geelong's high possession short-kick play. Pies were also very quick to close off easy exits and didn't allow much room for the Cats to move the ball freely. They were forced to go down the line with Grundy waiting for it to come to him. Pies pressure obviously wavered at times, but it didn't stop them from kicking through the middle and exposing Geelong when it counted. Especially since Geelong had (two?) men down.
If we're gonna beat Richmond it has to be done by playing smarter rather than harder. If the Pies can't pressure a side like Geelong for 4 quarters, neither can we.
Need to get off to a fast start to trouble them then get more aggressive with the offensive plays. Keeps Richmond worried about hanging in there instead of exposing us.
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