We have a game now where we seem more than happy for oppositions to bang it inside 50 and then use it as a springboard for our own attack. "Inside 50" is about the most useless stat in the game.Carlton won the inside 50s. Had plenty of scoring shots too. Probably not a great performance but we got it done via superior system and talent.
The other side of that coin is that we didn't try very hard to develop players to play in the structure because we didn't see structure as important. Marshall and Georgiades, assuming they continue on their current trajectories, will be the first KPFs we've developed to being good quality AFL players since Tredrea. I don't think we've just been unlucky for 20 years.I think we’ve finally got the players to play the system. That helps too. Hard to play talls and to a structure if the players aren’t up to it.
Yes. Self entitled bunch of losers who have achieved didley squat for nigh on a quarter of a century. Got their own way via a cheque book in the old days, then resorted to cheating and have been sh*t ever since.My favourite moment was on three-quarter time when the Carlton fans started booing the umps and Sam Walsh had a tantrum because he wasn't paid a mark that was taken clearly after the siren. What a sorry, miserable bunch that club is.
Real happy with the win - many here identified it as a danger game and we treated it as such. Did what we needed to do and move on.
Yup I'm in the same boat.Everyone's signing Lachie Jones's praises while I thought he actually had a bit of a dirty night. Probably I just have a hyper-critical microscope on him and notice the mistakes because he's so awesome.
Yep. With the more open game this year we seem to be trying to slow the opposition down and push them wide now instead of trying to force front half turnovers as a priority. Then when they do go inside 50 it's under pressure and we're set up and ready to intercept and rebound hard.We have a game now where we seem more than happy for oppositions to bang it inside 50 and then use it as a springboard for our own attack. "Inside 50" is about the most useless stat in the game.
Yes and no. It can sometimes indicate the midfield had an average night and or we had some trouble clearing it and it kept coming back in.We have a game now where we seem more than happy for oppositions to bang it inside 50 and then use it as a springboard for our own attack. "Inside 50" is about the most useless stat in the game.
Great review.A patchy performance but just found a way to outclass an inferior opposition at key stages to put a W on the board. This is something we've done particularly well since the start of 2020 - not getting beaten by bad teams even when we're not playing our best football.
We probably started the game slowly and finished it slowly. The middle two quarters we controlled defensively and made it really difficult for Carlton to move the ball forward of centre. This ultimately set up the win.
We needed some of our experienced mids to stand up in the absence of Butters and Duursma, and that they did. Wines was a beast from start to finish. Boak worked through the tag to have a strong game. Amon was superb.
Thought Aliir was excellent. Clurey was also great tonight and I tend to be a big critic of his so that's saying something. These two controlled the air whilst the two youngsters in Jones and Bergman did the business at ground level. Both of these guys sometimes look like mature and reliable footballers but then do something silly moments later that reminds you they are still juniors. DBJ returned to form finally. Jonas was poor though, he needs to lift big time because he can play much, much better than he has been.
Marshall was great, as was Georgiades. With all of the attention Dixon gets from the opposition, at least one of these guys should be getting off the chain every week.
Lowlight was obviously Houston's injury. We're losing some good ones at the moment. Just have to deal with it I guess.