Why does that indicate coaching? Maybe it means Richmond's average player ability is higher than Geelong's so they can spread the load more evenly? Not saying that's the case, it's just a possibility.What is Geelong's system?
Can we lose players and bring in no names and get results? Big difference in the coaching down at both clubs.
Richmond bring back Vlastuin, Martin and Prestia and they are a clear step up in quality.
Geelong's missing Dangerfield, Higgins and a couple of B graders like Kolodjashnij and O'Conner and we are no different to where we were at 4-3 for the season.
Maybe it's not a case of too old, too slow, and just not good enough. Sure, we've struggled to beat the Tigers over the past few years, but who hasn't? If we'd gotten lucky like the Eagles did in 2018 (avoiding the Tiges) and were playing Port in the GF, could've been a different matter. (Yes, that's a separate discussion - let's not go there in this thread.)
On a semi-related note, we were 4-3 this time last year with Danger, Kolo, O'Connor in the team - and we'd had some bad losses e.g. Carlton, Collingwood - and had just scraped over the line against a crappy Melbourne. I doubt many were thinking we'd be playing off in a GF several months later.