Review Good/Bad v GWS, Rd 12 2019

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The arms were up before it left the boot, he was absolutely calling for it.


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Which if if was anyone other than Eddie wouldn't have been a bad option as we have a 2 on 1 there and he is in good position. I reckon if it was Gallucci and he missed it the commentators would have gone off.
 

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Which if if was anyone other than Eddie wouldn't have been a bad option as we have a 2 on 1 there and he is in good position. I reckon if it was Gallucci and he missed it the commentators would have gone off.
Probably better to be actively engaging in the play / positioning rather than standing like a galoot static with your arms up.

I'm not sure you want the player on the boundary bringing that back across the face there in that situation. If he misses the pass, entirely possible, then you've just opened the ground up for the opposition team to spread to. Almost certainly a goal against.

Sloane's idea better.
 

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As great as that goal was, by Eddie's standard it is actually an easy kick. Pretty much a straight drop punt.

The kick to Jenkins would have been a harder kick as Eddie was naturally facing the goals.

Jenkins may have been calling for it to clear the goal square of defenders, ie they go to him instead of the goal square to spoil the kick.





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Probably better to be actively engaging in the play / positioning rather than standing like a galoot static with your arms up.

I'm not sure you want the player on the boundary bringing that back across the face there in that situation. If he misses the pass, entirely possible, then you've just opened the ground up for the opposition team to spread to. Almost certainly a goal against.

Sloane's idea better.
I think it was more Jenkins letting Eddie know he was there if he needed an option, I don't feel that Jenkins was wrong in doing it. Eddie did the right thing by the crowd and put the cherry on top.
 

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Loved and hated at the same time: Our Jekyll and Hyde act on competing in the air.

All freaking season we have struggled to compete in the air. It almost cost us this match too but in the last quarter we came alive.
We were spoiling when out of position, we took contested marks inside F50 (when else did this happen this season).

In reality its a major weakness we need to work on.
 

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I think it was more Jenkins letting Eddie know he was there if he needed an option, I don't feel that Jenkins was wrong in doing it. Eddie did the right thing by the crowd and put the cherry on top.
He wasn't doing anything wrong, some people will just take the chance to have a dip.
 

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The other thing is ROB would have known he was under extreme pressure to perform this week given Sauce’s game in the SANFL and he well and truly nailed it.
Mental toughness .....

Ah, now I remember what it is !
 

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He was poor... but

Gave some young blokes a week off with the short turnaround.
Test him at the level to see if he's up to it after his injury. I'd give him another week still.

Nothing worse than having no in-form depth come finals time.
 

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He wasn't doing anything wrong, some people will just take the chance to have a dip.
I actually didn't think he was calling for it either. I reckon the kick had already left Eddie's boot and he was signalling a goal before it went through. He was in a pretty good position to see its trajectory.
 

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Jenkins may have been calling for it to clear the goal square of defenders, ie they go to him instead of the goal square to spoil the kick.
I'd like to hope so, but I doubt that he's that footy-smart.
The arms were up before it left the boot, he was absolutely calling for it.
Yeah, looked like.
... and he was signalling a goal before it went through. He was in a pretty good position to see its trajectory.
BEST position to see the ball trajectory would be from the goal umpire's pov, or from behind Eddie. Jenkins' view would have been affected by error of parallax.

What's the fuss? Many forwards call for the ball when they're clear and in a good poz. Eddie nailed it; great goal.
 

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I'd like to hope so, but I doubt that he's that footy-smart.

Yeah, looked like.

BEST position to see the ball trajectory would be from the goal umpire's pov, or from behind Eddie. Jenkins' view would have been affected by error of parallax.

What's the fuss? Many forwards call for the ball when they're clear and in a good poz. Eddie nailed it; great goal.
No fuss... it's just that I recall when watching it that he was already celebrating it (rather than calling for it). That's what I saw. It could be wrong though. :)
 

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No fuss... it's just that I recall when watching it that he was already celebrating it (rather than calling for it). That's what I saw. It could be wrong though. :)
Apologies, Jen.
"What's the fuss?" sounded harsher than I intended and I know you're more likely to look for the good intent, than not. Eddie's reflexive action based on past results was to go for goal, which he nailed. Brayshaw (Ch.7) was euphoric, the crowd loved it and the stacks-on-the-Eddie-mill reaction of the players showed how much it meant to them (did you notice that Tex hung back a little to let the boys get to Eddie first? Good thing too --- if he'd slid in like Sloaney, Eddie would have been hospitalised :D).
Great moment in a top game. Shut the lid on GWS too.
What I meant was that it's of no consequence what JJ was doing, calling for it or celebrating. There are 1,000s of body-language gestures every game and his was one of many.
 

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From this shot I could agree he was calling for it but watching him in the background in the footage it looks like he was celebrating the goal early.
Maybe a bit of both.
Definitely calling for the ball.
There is no way he can tell thats going through.
 
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