I'm kind of a big deal on the east side
- Jul 12, 2013
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Newcastle, Rockies, Oceanics
They have to learn how to structure and zone, and the only way to learn how is by continuously trying it, failing every now and then, learning and adapting. Otherwise, we may as well burn this group down and start again because they've failed as a football side.We structured and zoned last week and an 18th team can’t do that.
The new man on mark rule does not outdate man on man at all.
It encourages it and endeavours to break up defensive webs.
The fact that we guarded space and tried to block corridor left us open down the wings which they glided down.
Coaches need to get up with the rule changes and put less of a choker chain on the players.
How football has evolved has deemed man on man completely obsolete, and really it's been obsolete for about a decade+ by now. After all, you're offering the opposition space to operate in and with no way to put up a reliable defence, which is just encouraging teams better than you to score freely. A team at our level is dead on arrival in those conditions against even up against a mid-table side.
It's like the idea of putting a forward in the goalsquare, a ruck that can only compete in ruck contests etc, the game has gone past it.
That's just fixed by better players in the midfield and a little bit of structure to prevent a lot of clean clearances.That short period is often enough for us to get scored against though.
Mind you, some level of that scoring is just going to happen by that rule.
Maybe not the 90s. I'd have the Sydney - West Coast - Us triumvirate for those two years as the point it's all its on deaths doors as a viable strategy at the elite level.Man on man defence went out in the 90s
You're going to be in a rude shock when you watch themWe aren’t a good side yet, gel or anything. The good sides have flipped your surmise completely. They are more one on one without the ball then transition the keeps off triangle movement and ball flow.
It's all zones, flooding back as quickly as you can, and intense pressure at the ball carrier because that is the most reliable way to defend in this game. After all, every key tenet of defence in this game is all about making disposing of the football as difficult as possible, something man on man does not do.