the difference was (not to mention RFC again, but..), Bucks had a copy of 'a year in yellow and black' under his arm. You are right, the revolution wasn't so much on-field but off-field, with connectivity, humour, vulnerability etc. emphasized.Can anyone describe the differences between the tactics of the successful Collingwood side under Malthouse (2010) and the nearly successful Pies in 2018 ??
My view is that they essentially played the same style, kicking it around the boundary line, forcing a contest and then hoping to win the ball from the midfield group and kick it around the boundary. Use of an low skilled, combative 2nd KPF/ruckman. But that might not be correct. The 2010 Pies used this to great effect, but can the same be said for the 2018 side ? Or is it my perception ?
I ask because - IMO - the only time Buckley had any success was when he copied a style he deliberately dismantled upon taking charge. He spent years tinkering with a good side making it worse, then went back to 2010 style - only then to start tinkering again making it worse.
The highlighted section above - is what I think drove Buckley - people that weren't like him on and off field - were moved on, taking away the spirit of the side and driving a wedge in the playing group. I think the end of last year and the "mixed messages" from the club highlighted this still exists....
I just want to know what happened between the bin-slamming exhilaration of the win in Perth last year when they seemed totally together as a club, and a few months later when they essentially self-immolated during the trade period.