Emotion is not going to get the job done..
- Jun 30, 2011
- AFL Club
Spot on. Our midfield was beaten both at stoppages and general contested ball and everyone got sucked in. It has happened in a number of other games we have lost this year. Particularly non stoppage contests.Right now - our kids don't maintain structure (it's improved over the season - last week aside, where it completely fell apart), and for a while they had too many getting sucked into the contests and then having an opposition player loose over the top making us look like we're running around like headless chooks that can't get near it (what happened last week).
Time and experience will help, as the team learn to gel and understand when to go, when not to, when to spread, as their skills and hardness improve, and they trust one another in a 1 on 1 situation to win the ball.
Only experience and trust will solve this problem.
Carton were in exactly the same position last week against us but were simply uncompedative (we kicked 3 - 8 in the second half despite easing off. Should still have won by 80 points), whereas on the weekend despite totally losing structure we only had 3 less i50's.