- Sep 19, 2006
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
Well no what he is saying is most teams don't have the plethora of talls like we do so having the extra talls in defence is limiting us offensively as well as limiting rotations onto players in form as we then lack any flexability
No, the post says that we've only been beaten by smaller forwards. In which it is implicit that we haven't been beaten by tall forwards. Which is mostly true.
For example, last year we had 8 occasions where a forward took 5+ marks inside 50 against us (7x a key forward). This year we've halved that to 4 occasions: Nick Larkey, after Jones and O'Brien went down in the first half and we only had one key defender and Naughton. A decrepit Jack Riewoldt last week when we only had two key defenders. Jamie Elliot, who isn't a key forward and Mitch Lewis, our opponent this week. The only time this year we conceded 5 marks inside 50 to a key forward while using 3 key defenders. That happened 7 times last year. The taller defence has worked for... defending taller forwards.
Dale/JJ are better 1 on 1 then Keath and Gards this year
C'mon man. Better against who? Certainly not tall forwards.
, Daniel has played the majority on the year on ball and half forward not sure why you are using him and Vanders has only played a handful of games but hasn't at all looked out of place
Happy for you to replace Daniel with literally anyone else that plays the position.
We are getting smalls kicking a lot of goals due to our turnovers that stem from our stagnated ball use with the talls being unable to distribute well which is also why we have such big run ons against us because we simply can't score
This is a bigger stretch than Victor Wembanyama warming up. There are other arguments such as… our small defenders aren’t all great defenders and we play wide and overpossess the ball… that are more plausible than one extra tall defender entirely destroys our ability to both defend and attack.
So what you completely missed the part where in the League, you know the competition we play in, the majority of dangerous forwards are smalls and mid smalls, no good having excess KPDs when against most teams they do not have match ups and as long as Jones is playing we have the player who can play on the rare Key forward and one of JOD/Keath can cover off on any second tall. Playing too many talls down back has not worked offensively or defensively
A majority of dangerous forwards? That sounds like Pandora’s Box of vibepinions I’m not going to open.
The problem with the second part of what you’re saying, and your argument overall, is the assumption that every contest is 1v1. We don’t play three tall defenders just to stick to three tall forwards.