How are we going to kick a winning score?

Sunny_

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When Davey dropped that ball over the back onto Corbett's chest I wondered when the last time I saw one of our mids come out of the centre and hit a leading forward who then converted to give us the lead
Gave me some hope
Also with Hanley lacing out 2MP to get our first goal. And then Ainsworth chipping it into a leading Lemmens.

Bestill my beating heart! We looked like an AFL team.
 

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We've got more goals from midfielders this year which is great

Last year our midfielders kicked very few goals
Lyons 7
Miller 6
Swallow 5
Bowes 4
Fiorini 4
Powell 2
Lonergan 1
Hall 1
Brodie 1


This year we're looking better
Swallow 6
Bowes 4
Powel 4
Macpherson 4
Miles 3
Fiorini 2

Although I'm pretty sure goals overall are down.
 

kreglze

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We've got more goals from midfielders this year which is great

Last year our midfielders kicked very few goals
Lyons 7
Miller 6
Swallow 5
Bowes 4
Fiorini 4
Powell 2
Lonergan 1
Hall 1
Brodie 1


This year we're looking better
Swallow 6
Bowes 4
Powel 4
Macpherson 4
Miles 3
Fiorini 2

Although I'm pretty sure goals overall are down.
Yeah, lacking Lynch we have seen the goals dry up overall.

Bodes well for our future though if we can continue having our midfielders kicking goals.
 

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Not having seen too many suns games - would playing Lukosius on a wing be a better option - he has the tank to run all day and if he gets it he can hit targets inside 50. Might be a change up. But don't despair after yesterday - it was a wet grubby day and a slog. The dryer days will allow your youngsters to use their skills and after a year or two when their bodies develop, they will be better able to handle the wet colder days
 

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Not having seen too many suns games - would playing Lukosius on a wing be a better option - he has the tank to run all day and if he gets it he can hit targets inside 50. Might be a change up. But don't despair after yesterday - it was a wet grubby day and a slog. The dryer days will allow your youngsters to use their skills and after a year or two when their bodies develop, they will be better able to handle the wet colder days
He basically played on the wing yesterday.
I don’t mind him up there.
Saw some of his class kicking inside 50.


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He basically played on the wing yesterday.
I don’t mind him up there.
Saw some of his class kicking inside 50.


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If Luko can provide quality entries into 50 for our guys to get their mitts on we could be onto something.

But best laid plans and all that.
 

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Do you think there is much improvement left in 2MP??
Plenty

I was having this conversation with a board member about another player who reminded me that traditionally, Talls take longer to develop than any other position.

He's not getting the forward line delivery he used to with this new game plan so he's going to have to learn to be smart about how he approaches the contests and work for his kicks, Which in turn will open things up for the easy ones.

It's a catch 22, The harder you work the easier things become. But you can't put the cart before the horse and expect the easy ones first.
 

TheSecondComing

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Plenty

I was having this conversation with a board member about another player who reminded me that traditionally, Talls take longer to develop than any other position.

He's not getting the forward line delivery he used to with this new game plan so he's going to have to learn to be smart about how he approaches the contests and work for his kicks, Which in turn will open things up for the easy ones.

It's a catch 22, The harder you work the easier things become. But you can't put the cart before the horse and expect the easy ones first.
Spot on still a heap of improvement left in him.
I just had to look it up he’s still only 22
 

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So after 11 games
Defence: 945 points against (12th)
Attack: 660 points for (18th)

2018 after 11 games (had rd 10 bye)
Defence: 1084 points against
Attack: 674 points for


Definitely improved in defence which is important.
With lower scores this year it would be interesting to see if our improvement was proportionally higher than the rest of the league..
 

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If our 6 forwards were Wright, Corbett, Martin as the talls
Rankine, Sexton And Ah Chee as goal sneaks
and they all basically playing the 4 quarters with minimal rotation with even supply then I think we can get winning scores.

Forget Martin as a mid he is a show pony type
And stop ruining Wright by giving him chop out ruck duties

Work on King as a defender
Long term and have Thompson Collins and King as the 3 tall defenders with Hombsch as a neafl and depth man.

The likes of Ainsworth and Lukosius simply must be developed as Mids until they get it.
 

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