- Sep 14, 2006
- AFL Club
- Brisbane Lions
- Other Teams
- GWS; CCMariners; NQCowboys; Ravens
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Maybe do like they do in rugby and have bonus point for over a hundred differential ha . Need to sort out playing every team once before mucking around with anything though imoIt would be an interesting ladder if instead of percentage ranking teams it was points for. Wonder if it would make teams more attacking and games better to watch.
They are pathetic, food is overpriced and rubbish, they can’t make a decent coffee and last night was abysmal. Do they get the rights from Stadiums Queensland?AND ONCE AGAIN O'BRIENS CATERING DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH BARS OPEN OR STAFF. LINE UPS WERE A DISGRACE. COULD NOT WALK AROUND THE GROUND AT HALF TIME DUE TO THE LONG LINES. DISGRACEFUL.
Dogs are the number one team for D50 to F50 transition, and their midfield has been racking up ridiculous numbers all year. Thought our defence held up superbly considering.Agree, I’ll take the win but I could be a case of being spoilt lately but I don’t think it was a comprehensive win. Our attack at the man and ball at times was awesome but there were patches where they moved the ball way too easily.
Precisely because we have kicked more points. 245 is 14.7% of 1663, but 14.2% of 1730.I’m no mathematician, but interesting that both the Lions and Eagles are +245 points (difference between for and against), we have kicked more points, yet the Eagles have a higher percentage.
It's so much harder to rejig structurally after an injury to a major cog without a much access to runners. It seems we have the answers but getting everyone on the same pace quickly is the hard part.That was one fun replay to watch.
We certainly looked like a final calibre team and for 3.5/4 quarters we had their number.
In the presser, Fagan mentioned that the lapse in form happening at the same time as Zorko going off had to be a coincidence, but I don't buy it.
In the replay it wasn't as obvious, but at the ground it was clear as day our mids didn't transition and defend well and lacked the pressure we had earlier in the game. Zorko plays that defensive mid role so well that the moment we couldn't rotate him back on we were flustered and didn't plug the holes he fills.
Thankfully we have a good team and at 3QT they regrouped and won the contested stats and tackled incredibly well. We looked a lot more composed and played with intent to fill that void. It was a lapse, but it happens and it's a good lesson for the players to learn. They were faced with the sudden removal of the best defensive midfielder in the game and had to find a way. The whole group stepped up.
While Lyons and Neale weren't majorly influential, they both had some strong moments (Neales entire third and Lyons fourth) and applied a truckload of pressure (20 tackles and 61 pressure acts combined). Berry was very strong in the fourth and Robbo was a brute all game.
Great team effort and outside of that one blip was the type of game you'd expect out of a top four side.
But if we get comprehensively beaten in centre clearances and inside 50's in finals against sides with elite key forwards like the Tigers and West Coast, it is likely to costs us even if we break even or win contested footy.We won on four extra scoring shots, and over ten more contested possessions for the game. Fagan has always emphasised that whoever wins contested possessions usually wins the game, and we did that again.
From just watching the game I wouldn’t have expected it, considering we lost clearances. My guess would be that although they got the clearance, we managed to win the second and third contest afterwards.
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If we can win more though it would really help us gain territory.Losing clearances isn't that bad if we're tackling them or forcing a bad disposal due to high pressure. I think you'll find both this week and last week the difference in quality between our clearances and the oppositions was substantial.
Yep, West Coast and Richmond will flog us if they dominate centre clearances with their key forwards.If we can win more though it would really help us gain territory.
Shudder at the thought of West Coasts forwardline getting heaps of chances against us from centre clearances.
Cam's bump on Johannisen was a season defining moment for him . Early in the year he wouldn't have made that bump but has run himself into fitness and is now able to cover more ground and make contests.Good stat from Fish:
It's a good point. He doesn't need to have 15 touches and kick 3 every week, he just needs to contribute and throw himself around physically to pressure the opposition.Cam's bump on Johannisen was a season defining moment for him . Early in the year he wouldn't have made that bump but has run himself into fitness and is now able to cover more ground and make contests.
Another Robbo type on the ground will keep the opposition looking over their shoulder.
As with the Swans, and now equally relevant the Dogs, if you can't beat them, join them. Just get rid of it quick by whatever means. Tick.Been getting away with it for years now.
Commentators were wetting themselves tonight about the Dogs winning clearances and contested ball. They should win it ever week - they have 10 players around every contest. If the opposition gets it out the Dogs are in trouble as they have everyone committed to the contest.
The Dogs clearances were quality enough but they ran around like headless chooks from the first entry.Yep, West Coast and Richmond will flog us if they dominate centre clearances with their key forwards.
I love the idea of having a forward defender whose main goal is to scare the opposition defenders and help lock the ball into the forward 50.It's a good point. He doesn't need to have 15 touches and kick 3 every week, he just needs to contribute and throw himself around physically to pressure the opposition.