- May 18, 2016
- AFL Club
We tried to play that way the first few weeks of the season and conceded over 60 inside 50's each game (only allowed over 60 once in 2017 I believe). It doesn't work for the team we have at the moment.Why though? It's obvious enough that there are times in games when we are left with no choice that we take the game on and move it quickly. I really don't understand why it isn't tried more.
But I do accept that when you are constantly on the back foot because of the midfield getting flogged it makes it hard to plan an execute anything else at all.
Its not as simple as get it and move it as fast as you can, otherwise everyone would do it.
The part we struggle with when we are forced to go long down the line, is that we have next to no one in our forward half and midfield we can rely on to make a contest, let alone take a mark. Going to be more of an issue now Ratugolea is gone for the season.