Offered nothing up forward and didn't give us any advantage when he was rucking against an opposition key forward 8cm shorter than him.Ladhams out is a stupid move I reckon. If you want to drop a "tall", one of either Dixon, Marshall or Georgiades - not Ladhams.
More than one area of the ground can fail. The 4 talls constantly got in each other's way. Dixon had probably his worst game in years, Ladhams his worst ever and even though Marshall and Georgiades kicked goals they still struggled to impact most of the night. Nobody is saying it cost us the game but it plainly didn't work and the coaches have effectively acknowledged that by immediately dispensing with the strategy.I still find it funny that people think it had any bearing on that game, the midfield were slaughtered being tall up front had bugger all to do with it.
No one this year has been as weak as Aliir was in the first round of this season; even last week when we were getting a pasting.I don't understand you. Ladhams was far weaker at the contest last week than Aliir in R1, but *crickets*
Ladhams did his dues there, and Hayes is going fine & building for a debut. If they are good enough, they will get the opportunity ... Love the Butch, but he just didnt have it.I don't know they can develop in the 2s, in fact my opinion is that the SANFL is a terrible league for developing tall forwards.
We haven't developed a key forward to consistent AFL standard since Tredrea.
We're not just unlucky.
I'm stoked for Jones too. All the best for his debut.I know we’ve liked the 2 ruck model for a while but ladhams has been really poor in the ruck so far this year, awful against Nic Nat. So I really don’t think we lose much not playing him on current form. One of our other talls can provide as much as pete when Scooter needs a spell in the ruck.
The team looks more balanced now.
Stoked for jones.
I would’ve been tempted to drop Hartlett for Bergman too, big game for hammer to prove he still has it.
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What do you f****ng care? You don't give a rat's arse about Port Adelaide. You find players cracking jokes and having conversations with opponents whilst we are getting a hiding just a great big laugh. Don't pretend you give a f**k.I still find it funny that people think it had any bearing on that game, the midfield were slaughtered being tall up front had bugger all to do with it.
Excuse me? I'll presume you have me confused with another poster instead of kicking ya teeth down ya throat.What do you f****ng care? You don't give a rat's arse about Port Adelaide. You find players cracking jokes and having conversations with opponents whilst we are getting a hiding just a great big laugh. Don't pretend you give a f**k.
Lycett can do stoppages between the arcs (or better around 40m out from either goal). If there's a stoppage and a quick kick to the square thats where you want Dixon contesting. If the stoppage is within 30m any quick stoppage wins will most likely result in a shot on goal so Dixon can be more effective trying to bully his way through the stoppage.Ladhams was bad but I'm guessing we're now playing Dixon as 2nd ruck? Not really ideal.
Within 5 minutes Jones would run accidently-on-purpose into Nankervis's thigh, back up, and then kick him repeatedly in the nuts leaving us about even.No one this year has been as weak as Aliir was in the first round of this season; even last week when we were getting a pasting.
I hope no Richmond player runs into Lycett's thigh really hard accidentally-on-purpose during the game because then we are *f***ed*! I would hazard a guess that none of Dixon, Marshall nor Georgiades has been schooled in rucking with our rovers but selection is the coach's prerogative and we'll see what happens.