Geelong - Too old, too slow?

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PzBlinky

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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.
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.

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.
 

Jimmy Yamazaki

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Been horrible going inside 50 with long and high dinky kicks and also been poor kicking set shots. 12 goals 16 last night is not very good efficiency. Same with the North game too, 10 goals 17. Not gonna win many games against good teams with that sort of kicking for goal.
 

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Vdubs

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It's interesting... Richmond and Geelong are both 4-3. Percentage is pretty similar. Both lost to Swans. Both played off in the GF last year (perhaps of less relevance to the other points).

But because the Tigers knocked off the Dogs and the Cats lost, the predictions for the two couldn't be more different. Last week it was the other way round, with the Tiges losing and the Cats destroying a depleted Eagles. Recency bias is a wonderful thing.
We have "beaten" only one top 8 team so far, and were lucky to do so.
I think we will be mid-table this year.
Comp is so even, and losses to any team will not be an upset.
Tigers- we just know they will turn it on whenever there is a perceived challenge, so the Demons win was a beauty.
 

PzBlinky

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We have "beaten" only one top 8 team so far, and were lucky to do so.
I think we will be mid-table this year.
Comp is so even, and losses to any team will not be an upset.
Tigers- we just know they will turn it on whenever there is a perceived challenge, so the Demons win was a beauty.
For what it's worth, I agree. We'll make finals but not much beyond. But that's the point of these forums - to let people express their opinions.

But my earlier post stands - we were in a similar situation last year, and we're in the same position as the Tigers this year. These are facts, and the opinions in this thread will be influenced by the future (facts). If Geelong win the next 4 or 5 (however unlikely), this thread will go mighty quiet. If they lose the next 4 or 5, it's "haha Geelong" for the rest of the year (like recency bias, schadenfreude is a beautiful thing).

Most likely the Cats will lose a few, win a few, and this thread shall just keep on truckin'.
 

db26

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Been horrible going inside 50 with long and high dinky kicks and also been poor kicking set shots. 12 goals 16 last night is not very good efficiency. Same with the North game too, 10 goals 17. Not gonna win many games against good teams with that sort of kicking for goal.
That's strange now you got 2 monster forwards with Cameron and like us we bomb it in at times instead of accessing options while there a players free.
 

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