- Nov 27, 2016
- AFL Club
At least two times we had a bloke on his own about 55m - 60m from goal straight out with Freo players covering boundry side.This x100.
We looks unstoppable chaining handballs in the first and last. The problem is 1-dimensional play out of the d-goal square. It’s like we do it to force a contest up wing/HBF to go to the boundary. Oppo twigged on it quick, with loose players out the back, got the ball, went lateral to the centre and then their overlap structure was set while our blokes are trying to make up ground. Happens too often. At least if the centre is an option, you keep oppo guessing at what we’re going to do. Only then does the boundary ball work because oppo has to protect all sorts of space, allowing us to leverage our one-on-one match ups and at least going to a 50/50 on the ground if it does. IMO.
Both times went to the boundry where we were outnumbered, either there or at the second kick which went to a 3 on 1 (2nd time).
Both times resulted in a goal to Freo.