- May 13, 2007
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- East Fremantle, Glasgow Warriors
I 100% agree. Game plan and structure aside, we were cut apart yesterday by a much more skilful side. Even Carlton looked more skilled by foot than us last week. This is actually my biggest frustration that year after year we don't seem to be competitive in terms of skills. When we do win we grunt the wins in the most part over the line through effort and defensive pressure.We have all sorts of quantitative measures when it comes to physical fitness:
- running time trials
I'm sure the club knows what, say, the bench press PB is for every players.
If your are behind expectations physically you get put on a remedial program to sort that out. In the past "fat" players like Walters and Sylvia were given strong feedback about their physical preparation.
Hmm ... do we do the same for ball skills? The answer is obviously no.
I would like to see a coach bring in some quantitative measures for ball skills.
Alongside the 2km time trial first day of preseason, I'd like to see some kind of goal kicking and field kicking test.
Don't pass the test? You are in the kicking program until you do.
Ball skills should be just as much a priority as physical fitness.
It feels almost certain that Lyon will go now, am really hoping that his replacement places a higher value on skills...