- Dec 12, 2006
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
I get our fitness needs work but we were a team of kids playing men. Seasoned campaigners who are hitting their peak strength and fitness vs a dozen blokes who havent clocked up 50 games. And 2 of our first years didnt play at all last season. You keep banging on about fitness yet cant acknowledge we are still pups. They need games, km in the legs and pre seasons. They cant find it in a week mateIf a team runs out of gas guess what happens? Lack of one and ones, lessened ability to get to a contest, more opposition pressure = turnovers and lack of skills
We looked clean and had elite skills in the first half when we had legs?! Then after the second half, due to our lack of fitness and ran out of steam, we started to fumble, couldn’t keep up the pressure and our skills went to sh*t. It’s easier to use our skills when there is shitloads of space and uncontested ball. As soon as that drops off the opposition had free players everywhere and it made it way easier for them to execute by foot and hand. This is not a ******* coincidence.
How come every opposition is able to score and run over us in every 4th quarter? Even if we had the best skills in the comp it wouldn’t make a difference if we are unable to run out games.
I’m sorry but it was a game of 2 completely different halves today and it again, exposed us.