- Mar 6, 2019
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
Feels like the wheels have come off completely
Pretty much all our bids bar Ashmore are inside types and the skillful ones, like Garner for example, aren't exactly outside and are actually quite slow. We've got no defensive speed around the footy or around the ground at all really and that's why the likes of Patrikios, Bonnicci, Molloy etc have had big games against us and why we consistently look vulnerable when teams get it to the outside and generate that overlap run. We can't stay with them. We need it to be a kick-mark game where we control the pace so we can back in our skills, which are still some of the best in the league. We didn't get the game on our terms for big periods of the Saints and Dees game, and pretty much the whole thing tonight.Somehow, it's 8 scoring shots apiece!
It does feel like we're the hunted now, but that shouldn't mean we don't hunt either. Letting Molloy, Davey, etc... do as they pleased just isn't good enough.
Livingstone is a fantastic defender. She shouldn’t have a free run at the ball, any more than Davey should. And after the last three weeks I DO NOT KNOW HOW BRITT BONNICI WAS LEFT IN SPACE SO OFTEN.That was an infuriating experience. Collingwood just played better. They connected better with handballs to free players and hitting up targets.
We need to start playing a tagger. My Mum who only follows rugby Union could have told you Davey needed to be sat on. We need to focus some attention on the opposition.
The last two weeks we have been slaughtered by a player who roams free across CHB. We need someone whocan either win or at least halve the contest.
Thank god for Kaitlyn Ashmore, at least we had one player who was a winner on the day.
To everyone blaming Crocker;North are saving money on sacking a winning coach and then getting someone who cant coach to replace them because they are on their books already. Even Crocker has said he was told he was coaching the Womens team and wasn't expecting it....
He should have tagged Paxman last week, he should have tagged Davey tonight. That much is on him.To everyone blaming Crocker;
Is he out on the field dropping sitters?
Spraying gettable shots at goal?
Getting sucked in to contest letting Oppo players free on the outside?
Playing behind and being second to the ball?
There's only so much he can control. Structurally, are we that much different to last year? I would argue, not especially. We have regularly botched it against better sides. This can't be all on him.