- Apr 29, 2012
- AFL Club
- West Coast
Naitanui has a bloody handle on the footy like it's a basketball.
That shows how clever JK is. He knew the umpire was backing out that way, so quickly darted around as umpire was moving backwards, meaning Taylor had to step around and lost contact with him.I watched it a couple of times and there was a cheeky little nod between both of them right before it happens. Also think the umpire must have been in on it because he put a magnificent block on Harry Taylor
I love Simmo's comments in his presser - He almost was saying "they are not allowed to use that play, the forwards are supposed to stay clear of ball ups...but they did it right, this time".That shows how clever JK is. He knew the umpire was backing out that way, so quickly darted around as umpire was moving backwards, meaning Taylor had to step around and lost contact with him.
That’s what he thinks. This one has SMitch phoning in at 3/4 time to set the play all over itSimmo said this on the NN2JK goal:
"We did ask for our forwards to stay away from stoppages in the forward-50 to create a bit more space...We saw that hit-out, so, maybe there was a bit more space there. It wasn't a coaching move, they organised it...We'll take it"
That was my favourite thing too.Most everything has already been mentioned but my biggest positive out of this match was that we found another way to win. Geelong over the last few years has consistently taken our game off us and not allowed us to play our kicking style. At no point in this game did we appear to have the game played on our terms but we gutted it out, fought tooth and nail and won with contested hard football, finals football.
Completely agree, my thoughts also especially re the Cats and the coaching. Was also impressed with Scott at the presser, the way he handles himself, the way he talks, very level, mature. None of the old school histrionics and 'gruff toxic male coach' cliche stuff? A bit like Buckley now - do they attend 'Media presentation 101 for Coaches' classes?That was my favourite thing too.
Tactically, the Cats played a superb game, completely denying us the way we like to play. Lots of credit to Scott & the players for designing and executing it so well.
But we absorbed it, adjusted at half time, bought into what it would take to get the W, and stuck at it. That took a lot of energy and mental strength and we proved ourselves worthy of the challenge.
The Pies win was a really enjoyable party time game, but this one was even more rewarding for me.
Darling has been stronger in ruck contests than marking contests of late, usually against players way bigger than the defenders that get put on him. He’s clearly hard to move off his line but for some reason he doesn’t take as many contested grabs as he should.Third quarter extras (clips start on page 7):
Darling handy as ruck in the F50
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Cole with a ripping tackle
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Allen and Yeo with a 1-2 handball on the turnover
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Kelly went too early, Duncan is switched-on, sharks the tap, feints Shuey and gets it to Danger.
Shows how sides can capitalise on our stoppages if we give up too much space.
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Yeo dumps Blics
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4th quarter tonight...
He's often up against the second ruck and, as you say, strong and hard to move off his line. Often seems to position himself well so he could throw it on his right foot towards goal if he can get a clean grab. That's probably always in the back of mind of the opposing ruck.Darling has been stronger in ruck contests than marking contests of late, usually against players way bigger than the defenders that get put on him. He’s clearly hard to move off his line but for some reason he doesn’t take as many contested grabs as he should.
saying that, it’s a very effective way to use him in forward stoppages - he’s quite good at it
Prefer strictly Naitanui4th quarter Nic & stoppage connection, part 2/2 (clips start on page 7):
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Tap to Ryan, deft hands for Kelly
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I re-watched the game in two halves, only took a few hours to put these together. Happy to keep doing it as long as we play awesome footy!
Might focus on defenders next week, see how we go.
nn + shuey + kelly + yeo =