Don’t be fooled by the number of possessions for Barrass and Hurn, slow momentum killers racking up big stats does not warrant votes.
Exactly, Hurn was huge today. All this hand wringing and bed wetting going on in the gameday thread about us playing some tempo footy in stiflingly hot conditions is ridiculous. We had some great passages of fast ball movement today, unfortunately it was often undone by terrible I50 kick but when we decided to go, we attacked with run through the corridor and looked great. But, we understand that we cant do that for 4 quarters. there are times where we need to slow it down, spread the ball and make GC chase tail while we get some air back in the lungs and go again. I can see the changes in our game plan taking shape- it doesnt mean we completely abandon what has won us a flag in 2018 and is very difficult for most teams to counter in hot dry conditions, but our ball movement from a kick in and our over lap running and attacking in patches yesterday were cause for celebration IMO. Our centre clearance work was excellent in large parts as well- something we struggled with last year and with arguably our best 2 mids on the sideline.Haha Hurn had 9 score involvements, 9 intercept possessions and gained 635meters.