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DanWCE

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I get your point, but I've always felt that luck went against us in that game. Collingwood had a nearly flawless opening quarter and we missed three or four sitters directly in front in the 4th (5 if you count Darling's drop).
Not to mention the cluster of points in the last. We should've won by more.
 

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Yes, if we'd nailed those it would've been an appropriate ritual Pie burial given our pressure and defence keeping the ball in our 50, and how the tide had turned. The Pies opened with a plan and an ambush and to their credit were in it for most of the game, the game was essentially theirs to lose, they were winning right up until the last minute or so. They suffocated Yeo, Darling and arguably Ryan, Rioli and Lecras (playmakers) for big chunks of the game. What the Eagles did was peg back 5 goals, stick to their plan and individual players slowly worked their way back into it, except for Lecras? But even back then we weren't sticking tackles and the Pies were clinical.
Anyway, ancient history now....
As is the Norm Smith 2018.

Many seem to believe the coaching/strategy success of a flag is the recipe for future success. I HOPE the Eagles of 2022 will start with a new strategy to extract the best from our playing group, not the 2021 game plan with a bit of fiddling around the edges.

On paper NicNat is a big plus but the way he is being used is very predictable, can we do better?
 

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Astro7

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As is the Norm Smith 2018.

Many seem to believe the coaching/strategy success of a flag is the recipe for future success. I HOPE the Eagles of 2022 will start with a new strategy to extract the best from our playing group, not the 2021 game plan with a bit of fiddling around the edges.

On paper NicNat is a big plus but the way he is being used is very predictable, can we do better?
Agree, with new coaching etc, is a good time to revaluate the playing list and their individual skills, to get the best from them with a fresh game-plan. There's one foot in the old style and the other foot in the run+gun style - that's an improvement. But then there's one foot in the run+gun style and one foot in a new plan - that's forward thinking? The precision chip n'mark style is in their DNA now, another tool. It looked like they were trying to use both styles in 2021, to slow down and speed up, but often looked confused or just didn't have a consistent playing list to build any chemistry? Anyway, I'm no expert, but we'd want to see a visible improvement?
What other ruck stocks do we have to manage NN through games and the season - Williams, Allen, Darling, Gov?
If he can get through 2022 like he did 2021, with a fitter crew around him, might see some exciting footy?

And the holding the ball non-call on Howe in the goal square. Tackle by Cripps?
We could go all ‘Maynard’ on that non-call - shoulda won by 11.
We was robbed.
There were a couple of other missed umpire calls, a coat hanger on Sheed after he kicked his famous goal, a coat hanger on Ryan I think and Cox got away with a coat hanger(maybe one of those?)
The Pies come across as pretty grubby players, I'm sure we weren't angels, Rioli can dish it out...and anything goes in a GF.

Well, I think I'm overdue to watch the 18 GF again :moustache:
Might have to watch Ryan shitmix Maynard a few times
I thought the funniest thing was when Ryan gut-slammed Maynard AGAIN in another game after the GF.
Maynard was a mixture of fury and disbelief. Ryan couldn't hide the satisfaction!
 
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Agree, with new coaching etc, is a good time to revaluate the playing list and their individual skills, to get the best from them with a fresh game-plan. There's one foot in the old style and the other foot in the run+gun style - that's an improvement. But then there's one foot in the run+gun style and one foot in a new plan - that's forward thinking? The precision chip n'mark style is in their DNA now, another tool. It looked like they were trying to use both styles in 2021, to slow down and speed up, but often looked confused or just didn't have a consistent playing list to build any chemistry? Anyway, I'm no expert, but we'd want to see a visible improvement?
What other ruck stocks do we have to manage NN through games and the season - Williams, Allen, Darling, Gov?
If he can get through 2022 like he did 2021, with a fitter crew around him, might see some exciting footy?
IF its as simple of minutes played for NN, we need to mix things up (imho). Resting him up forward makes the forward line a different challenge for the opposition to defend/match up.
The use of Oscar Allen forward or back can also be strategic rather than than filling holes.

I'm no expert either & 2021 was challenging with injuries, but we need more from the likes of Jack Darling as critical as that is.
 

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Listening to Greg Clark and he credits Schofield a lot for helping him reinvent his game and addressing his flaws that saw him overlooked as a young potential draftee. Sounds like Schofield didn’t sugarcoat anything and told him what he needed to hear

Hopefully he can have the same impact with our young developing mids
 

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Listening to Greg Clark and he credits Schofield a lot for helping him reinvent his game and addressing his flaws that saw him overlooked as a young potential draftee. Sounds like Schofield didn’t sugarcoat anything and told him what he needed to hear

Hopefully he can have the same impact with our young developing mids
Schofield did wonders for Wines who looked to be a B grade player but turned into an A grade so i think Schoey will be one of the best additions to the team.
 

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