- May 3, 2007
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Man City, Valencia, Lazio, Panthers
Just looking back in that Round 16 derby loss late this season....To me there are two keys to getting lots of scoring shots:
Getting clean possession in the attacking half forward area - think of it as a band from about 50m arc to a second ~75m arc - getting a clean possession in that patch of ground.
Kicking to a moving target inside forward 50m arc. So much harder for the defender to cover a moving target without giving away free kicks. It clears congestion and stretches the defenders. Please no more kicking to a static pack and then demanding our small forwards win the ball and pull off miracles in heavy congestion.
Still shocked we kicked 2.19. Mind you half of those where rushed points. But some of those shots we had....2.14.22 at 3 quarter time. Had we kicked 5.10.40 at 3 quarter time then ended up kicking 5.15.45, it would of been just another forgettable loss.
We also had 60 inside 50s while eagles had 50.
Strange thing was, after that game, the least amount of Goals freo kicked between rounds 17-23 was 7 goals and one of those games we kicked 7 goals was when we won by a point vs the swans.
Freo was averaging just under 72 points a game or 10.12.72 a game. Its not as restrictive as some people think. Again there were games freo kicked 4-7 goals and get pumped by 60-90 points. There were other games where freo kicks 12-14 goals and win by 20-30 points. Big difference between the best and worst.