Universal Love David Teague

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From my observations Teague has us playing a game style that is obvious, unlike a number of other clubs.

That’s the starting point. Now he needs to gets the players to take ownership of the defensive aspects, that are fundamental to wins.

I don’t have my doubts in Teagues game plan, I have doubts in some of the team selections, as a number of players do not fit the plan.


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Good post. And also nailing those important moments within the game . Players make coaches but agree good management is crucial .


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Jimmyonesix

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While he has the players he will be retained no matter what --I see they need to remodel his support staff and deep dive into our development issues which has plagued us for many years -- maybe it is just a case of having standalone VFL..... if he loses the locker room and a new coach comes I would be surprised if said coach didn't bring mostly there own staff as assistants and support etc are now only required 3 months notice ..

We only two weeks in our biggest problem for last 6-8 years has been scoring now he just needs to tighten the screws a little .. we be ok win 5 of next 8 we still be live chance
 

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Teagues gameplan was one of having faith in the individuals instinctive style, which was an instantaneous difference once he relieved Bolton.
Bolton's game plan was mired in lack of confidence in run and carry, and was more tempo.

Teagues downfall is his inability to maintain personal distance to some players, which sees him ensnared in an obligation dilemma at the selection table that isn't based on the principles of meritocracy.
It's one thing to talk about this concept in player group meetings, its another to execute. Those others that remain true to the mantra, often get the best out of their list- all the way through.
 

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Just Kreuzing

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Teagues gameplan was one of having faith in the individuals instinctive style, which was an instantaneous difference once he relieved Bolton.
Bolton's game plan was mired in lack of confidence in run and carry, and was more tempo.

Teagues downfall is his inability to maintain personal distance to some players, which sees him ensnared in an obligation dilemma at the selection table that isn't based on the principles of meritocracy.
It's one thing to talk about this concept in player group meetings, its another to execute. Those others that remain true to the mantra, often get the best out of their list- all the way through.
Liked to acknowledge the use of the words “ensnared” and “meritocracy”....
 

Blueballs38

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And this is my main criticism of him. you will never know if you dont have a go. Being well into the rebuild I feel his main focus is to win as many games as possible. hence persisting with some of the old heads, his push for Eddie etc.

He now needs to take the risk and blood some of these younger guys and show some consistent improvement throughout this season. No good throwing them in when its mathematically impossible to make the eight as the decision will have already been made.
Einstein once said the definition of idiocy is to fail and do the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.

Unfortunately Teague seems to fit this mould. I was all for the Teague train 🚂 but at the moment it just seems his laconic attitude during press conferences is exactly how the team plays. It’s like he has infected the team with not giving a sh*t.

All very disappointing at the moment because deep down we all like him and would love to see him succeed. But he needs to get rid of underperforming favourites and send a clear message to the group. Stop playing people out of position in roles that don’t compliment their skill set and finally start making ballsy moves (like he once did) when things are not going our way.

Right now he just seems like a deer in headlights. He has the talent but it’s being utilised in a very inefficient way.
 

rampar

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Teagues downfall is his inability to maintain personal distance to some players, which sees him ensnared in an obligation dilemma at the selection table that isn't based on the principles of meritocracy.
It's one thing to talk about this concept in player group meetings, its another to execute. Those others that remain true to the mantra, often get the best out of their list- all the way through.
Yep! Excellent point. I wonder if that is playing a part in his decision to play players out of position.

It might be better to let the boys compete for their best position, if you are not good enough then you get dropped.

Instead of playing the best players out of position, play the best player for the position/role.
 

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Not a popular opinion but I really like what Teague is doing.

He's not trying to be the tough guy, the great commander or hall of fame coach. He's getting the defensive structure right, then the ball movement right, and now the attitude is also starting to change.

Dow busted his arse preseason and earned a chance. He was given a block of games to make it happen but came up short. Now he drops out and has to earn it again.
Parks busts his arse and gets a chance and is effective.
Williamson gets a block but isn't effective so drops back. Busts his arse and earnes a recall when his chance presents.
Eddy by his own admission he's not up to it. Coach listens and gives him time in the 2s to get the confidence up and comes in effective.
Kennedy busts his arse in the 2s and gets a gig as sub. Comes on and blitzes his short stint, earns a full game when his chance presents.
Cottrell busts his arse in the 2s and gets a call up when the chance presents. Keeps his spot because he uses heart and soul and gets his job done.

Our ball movement is improving by the game. Our defense is becoming exceptional. If we can make the forward connection and then build the team aggression we'll kick strong scores and become the league benchmark.

Things are looking good.
 
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juzz88

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Not a popular opinion but I really like what Teague is doing.

He's not trying to be the tough guy, the great commander or hall of fame coach. He's getting the defensive structure right, then the ball movement right, and now the attitude is also starting to change.

Dow busted his arse preseason and earned a chance. He was given a block of games to make it happen but came up short. Now he drops out and has to earn it again.
Parks busts his arse and gets a chance and is effective.
Williamson gets a block but isn't effective so drops back. Busts his arse and earnes a recall when his chance presents.
Eddy by his own admission he's not up to it. Coach listens and gives him time in the 2s to get the confidence up and comes in effective.
Kennedy busts his arse in the 2s and gets a gig as sub. Comes on and blitzes his short stint, earns a full game when his chance presents.
Cottrell busts his arse in the 2s and gets a call up when the chance presents. Keeps his spot because he uses heart and soul and gets his job done.

Our ball movement is improving by the game. Our defense is becoming exceptional. If we can make the forward connection and then build the team aggression we'll kick strong scores and become the league benchmark.

Things are looking good.
Playing Murphy full time forward too.

No more centre bounces, even when we are losing, which is good. The younger guys are being given the sole responsibility to get it done (besides Ed, but he is a different specimen).

Some questioned him turning Fisher and Gibbons into small forwards, but that seems to have worked too.

Walsh in the middle is another recent change.

Sometimes we get frustrated because we wanted some of these changes 12 months ago, but maybe there's merit in his slow and steady approach.

You can see where he's going with the list.
 

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Has not been impressive again tonight.
We look good when we take the game on through the middle so we immediately go back to playing down the wing.

Keeps giving games to players who are not good enough like Murphy, SPS and Williamson.
 

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Has not been impressive again tonight.
We look good when we take the game on through the middle so we immediately go back to playing down the wing.

Keeps giving games to players who are not good enough like Murphy, SPS and Williamson.
SPS is good enough. He showed it the last two weeks when we gave him a free role. He's a midfielder. Gets told to play lock down defence again this week with parks out, of course he looks bad. It's ******* moronic coaching.
 

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