- Dec 9, 2015
- AFL Club
Ok fair enough, agree with most of that, but I think you won on personnel rather than tactics.thanks for actually addressing the thread contents.
I never said "way ahead" or assumed such a thing. You only need to be 5% ahead tactically to gain a massive advantage in terms of output. What i did state is we were in 2022 tactically ahead which i think is not largely disputable at this point.
In terms of the collingwood game, i actually rated collingwood as the second best team in the competition and always felt that game would determine who goes on to win the GF. I have alot of respect for collingwood and think Fly is an elite coach. I do think the crowd and nerves got geelong a little bit in that game early on, something i don't think would have been as evident in the GF had we met again, but it would have been a much more competitive outing than the sydney one.
Plenty of stars there for a long while but the missing ingredient was speed and that was rectified with the likes of Holmes and Close and a tweak from Scott to finally abandon the short passing game.
Agree that you would have flogged us in the GF, the QF was our best chance.