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List Mgmt. Ross the Boss

Discussion in 'Fremantle' started by jedi mind tricks, Apr 2, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. Grandstan

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    Thought he completely outcoached Hardwick. Shut down attacks through the corridor, forced them wide where they couldn't score.
    Was a bit slow to react in the last, but to be fair, Richmond had a few lucky breaks to close that gap.
     
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  2. Outshined

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    Ross is something like 6-3 against Hardwick since he took over, with 4 of those 6 wins coming at the G. Knows how to beat him, especially in Melbourne.

    Agree that he's been an easy target from day dot with all the shreiking about defensive football. He was deserving of criticism after the first 2 rounds, just like he's deserving of praise for his part in turning us around.
     
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  3. yakka man

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    He definitely deserves credit, as long as he continues evolving. It certainly would've been hard to get the players to buy back in after some of the demoralizing performances. We're also winning games with a young team, something that Ross Lyon teams in the past have struggled to do. Still a long long way to go though.
     
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  4. Grape Bear

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    For a team in the first year of a potential 4 year rebuild, we're not doing too badly.
     
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  5. yakka man

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    Certainly not if we make finals. The four recruits we have brought in have made a big difference. If we're going to praise Ross we need to also praise Bond and Brad Lloyd for bringing in those guys, especially at their low value.
     
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  6. freo_leo29

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    Careful, praising our list management is a death sentence on here, 80% of people seem to hate Lloyd and Bond.

    Even though they seem to do a pretty damn good job at draft day and a good job at not getting bent over backwards in trades as we had in the past...
     
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  7. FreoMonocle

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    I figured that as Mundy was getting longer in the tooth and playing less in the midfield, that Ross would play him more and more in defence (as he had for a lot of last year). Many people ached for a permanent shift of Fyfe to chf and most people (me included) thought Fyfe would at least be rotating through the forward line and be the one to take some spectacular clunks and hit the goals and give a hint of Wayne Carey.

    It was a shrewd move by Rossco to push Mundy forward. Not saying that based on the emotion of that match winning goal, but we needed a leader - particularly with moving Walters to midfield and it's been a great move and he's contributed well as a forward. If it were me, I would have left him in defence as a stalwart and an attempt to keep our rebound out of defence options strong - and everyone thinks Ross is all defence first/everything else second, but pushing Mundy forward doesn't fit the expectations people would have from Ross.
     
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  8. FUS_RO_DAH

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    If you told me at the start of the year that Mundy was playing deep forward I would've dreaded it.

    Proven me so wrong. He's brilliant down there.
     
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  9. BStaff17

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    I noticed throughout the year when mundy is forward he is pointing and steering guys like mccarthy and kersten on where to go. With an inexperienced forward line with pav now gone.

    Mundy going down there with a experienced head is helping everyone around him. And not only that he makes the best defender accountable to him which lets mccarthy and kersten off the chain and 2nd and 3rd defender's.

    Been a great move by Ross.
     
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  10. prpl_jss

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    To be fair we've had quite a few busts with early picks. It's our late picks and rookies that have been shining.
     
  11. ydraw

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    There's a fair bit of luck involved that 4 good WA players over East all wanted to come home at the same time. We got them all at bargain prices because they basically walked out on their teams. That's more a case of good luck than good management if you ask me. I'll still take it though.
     

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  12. go_the_dockers

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    We targeted Hamling a year out. That is good work.

    The Hawks did this a lot, and it something you need to do to get the players you want instead of just the players heading to your state.

    We could have got Yarren, Redden, Wellingham. We have targetted the right people, and let the rest go to the Eagles :D
     
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  13. Rob

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    A little from column A, a little from column B. If we were a poorly run club then unless we've paid miles over the odds then they wouldn't want to come here in the first place.
     
  14. ydraw

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    For sure. I'm just saying it doesn't really take a genius recruiter to recognise that people like Brad Hill, McCarthy and Hamling are people you'd want in your side. We lucked out in the respect that they wanted to come to WA, so we're only competing with 1 other team for their services.
     
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    Hamling 12 months ago was playing VFL and we starting targeting him then. , Kersten looks like an inspired pick at the moment.
     
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    Don't know what it got to do with Ross , all four play in JLT and R1 and rd2 . So far the best thing RTB do were having the courage to dropped 6 players and bringing in players like Ethan ,grey.
     
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    That's all Hawthorn kept doing during their run and they were heralded as geniuses for it.
     
  18. Sweetback

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    It's biting them on the arse now, especially as not all mature recruits are guns (see Vickery). Collingwood too. We still need to develop our own talent where we can.
     
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    Which we are doing. Can't say we haven't done a good job of bringing guys like Neale, the Three Amigos, Tabs, et. al. on. We'd have a bit more in the cupboard if Ape and AP haven't been unlucky with injury.
     
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    Can't think of anyone who's been managed worse than Tabs. Dropped every 2nd week, used as the scapegoat for our poor forward delivery/run of bad weather. Criticised for lack of impact when our gameplan was "kick it to Pav". Not really chalking that up to great player management sorry.
     
  21. theGav56

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    Doing the obvious is not always what Fremantle has been known for. Yes it isn't genius, but it would have been pretty easy for players like Hill and Hamling to stay at their clubs though.

    I had no sense that Hamling was actively looking for a trade, and the Hill trade involved the decision to let Mayne go. Sure it looks like a no brainer to let Mayne slip away, but staring at the loss of Pavlich, the uncertainty of what McCarthy may actually contribute given his lay off, and at that stage, no Kersten, I think that is at least a little gutsy.

    That left the gappiest forward line in history I reckon.
     
  22. Reginald Perrin

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    This might be true, but the comment about the defensive playbook was spot on. The fact that we often change the style of play that has given us a winning lead in order to do something different late in the game to try and defend that lead, only for it to enable the opposition to steadily chip away at our lead is classic RTB.
     
  23. Sweetback

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    He tried hard but was fairly average his first few years. Working with Hale has brought the best out of him what with adding his ruck work, better body positioning and not letting himself be pushed off the ball, and vastly improved marking.
     
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    Playing wafl help him improve his ruck work.
     
  25. Big Animal

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    I was thinking the same. and watching Mundy chat to McCarthy and Kersten you realise they are all the same height and prob weight. Means mundy could be a foil for rance at times yesterday freeing up the others. smart move ross