Game Day Round 3, 2021: Essendon v St.Kilda *STEELE 100TH* *CLARK 50TH* *CROUCH DEBUT*

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Plugger35

The umpires are always right!
Sep 27, 2008
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Playing like a bunch of individuals rather than a team, we've had less talented teams than this but they played as a team and were better than this.

I've said it before and I'll say it again we need to bring back Grant Thomas, we played the best Saints team footy I've seen under him.
 

MrFoster

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Oct 10, 2015
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Here is the crux of the issue. Been bubbling away for a while now.

Thing is our offence was so white hot and absolute fire that it masked the problem most of the time.
This is exactly what happened in Richo’s last year.. particularly in the game against cats... when we were bombing the ball blindly to our out numbered forwards and getting killed on the counter because our backs had to run forward to press and already behind their opponent when we lose the ball..

We actually have a pretty good list now compared to 2 years ago.. (need Ryder as the starting ruck and more midfield muscle).. just need a suitable game plan to make the most of it:.
 

NarklesHelmet

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Sep 17, 2010
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When Essendon have a forward entry like that there’s oodles of space for someone to lead into. We do it and it’s crowded af.

We’ve completely misread how to play under these new rules.
Bingo, it’s like a phone booth in our forward line.

Imagine Max King with an open forward line: un-defendable.
 

LJC05

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Oct 9, 2020
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Max King cannot make a lead or is strong enough in the wrestle inside 50. Why aren’t we letting hI’m, up the ground to run free and get free into some space. He might find some of it and provide a decent target
 

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StCicatriz

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Aug 3, 2016
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I wonder what these guys honestly stand for... how badly do they want success because right now it looks like they're prepared to be content with just being on a list and trying.
 
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