- Nov 16, 2015
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
A little patience as we can all assess at seasons end especially with the teams we play on our way home.
it will shed light on many things.
So far we have failed against Melbourne, Carlton, Richmond and Geelong (that is a real concern)
We have beaten Sydney (tick)
Games vs North and West Coast help our scoring averages and I would say tactically not much was required due to how bad the opposition were.
Wouldn’t it make sense to discuss the performance of our fwd line up until this point of the season now, rather than at seasons end? If we fall off a cliff from here on in, by all means discuss when relevant.
The losses you mentioned weren’t due to a a fwd line that didn’t function. Besides inaccuracy in the Blues and Tigers games, you’ll have to completely ignore the poor performance of other areas in our games to lay blame on our fwd line.
As for the North and WC games, it’s all relevant. Most other teams have fattened their scores for against both teams. Why would you try to use them to discredit what our forwards have been able to do to this point of the season?
But, if you did want to use those two games as examples...
Averaged across both games, we scored more than any team above us on the ladder against both teams. Individually, only Lions agains North (159 pts to our 139 pts) and Tigers against WC (165 pts to our 162 pts) bettered our scores.
Note: Blues, Tiges, Saints have only played one of those two teams.
That’s a massive win for our ability to put scores on the board and re-iterates my earlier point that our fwd line has functioned incredibly well for most of the season bedsides some poor accuracy.
And if we consider the young, inexperienced or even non fwd half players that have actually played through our fwd line, then I think it’s even more impressive.