Fair point even though it is only 4 rounds, but there seems to be a trend with lead up forwards getting faster and cleaner ball. For an All Aust (last two years) Harris has been well below his usual standard, and concerning is he has also given away a few frees in the last 3 games, perhaps because he is slightly out of position with the faster delivery.After a few rounds what are everyone’s thoughts regarding the slow intercept defender with the new rules? Players such as Harris, McGovern have relied on smarts, anticipation and slower ball movement to get their positioning right to impact contests.
Its appears so far the new rule changes have increased the speed the ball enters the defensive area and severely limited players of that ilk to control the area.
Adams was OK in patches but agree well beaten on a few occasions, and was moved around a few times. Last week against Collingwood Adams had a good last Q, but the first 3 were very ordinary, especially the 2nd Q, perhaps a few more games might get better but overall form since arriving at club has been very inconsistent.He was primary ruck for most of last year. While it would be nice for him to be up forward a bit more it is more of a minor issue.
Adams was ok in patches, well beaten in others. Harris just looked lost in the first half positioning wise and the dogs did a great job blocking him out of the contest.
Generally the biggest issue the last 3 weeks has been our inability to pressure, win the footy and then spread. We’ve been badly out worked every week.
This is what concerns me. There is no Calvary we have no body we are ‘’missing” that comes back and makes a big difference. We seem either too slow or too lazy, I can’t work out which. Midfield desperately needs another top liner.Can’t see anyone in the 2s making much difference
Hopefully dropping Lester for someone who’s quicker, skillful or better equipped to play on small forwards will help the backline.
McStay if fit comes in for Fullarton.
Linc a bit lucky but I don’t think we have anyone else to come in
Apart from a fit Cockatoo and potentially McStay we have no one waiting who's going to make much difference.This is what concerns me. There is no Calvary we have no body we are ‘’missing” that comes back and makes a big difference. We seem either too slow or too lazy, I can’t work out which. Midfield desperately needs another top liner.
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