Review Round 8, 2018 - Western Bulldogs vs. Brisbane Lions

Discussion in 'Brisbane Lions' started by ZoBlitz, May 12, 2018.

Put it out there
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Who were your five best players against the Bulldogs?

Poll closed May 19, 2018.
  1. 2 Luke Hodge

    1.6%
  2. 3 Allen Christensen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 5 Mitch Robinson

    44.4%
  4. 6 Hugh Mcclugage

    16.9%
  5. 9 Dayne Beams

    2.4%
  6. 10 Daniel Rich

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 12 Stefan Martin

    49.2%
  8. 13 Jarrod Berry

    37.9%
  9. 15 Dayne Zorko

    82.3%
  10. 16 Cameron Rayner

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. 18 Nick Robertson

    1.6%
  12. 23 Charlie Cameron

    77.4%
  13. 25 Daniel Mcstay

    32.3%
  14. 26 Tom Cutler

    20.2%
  15. 27 Darcy Gardiner

    5.6%
  16. 28 Lewis Taylor

    1.6%
  17. 29 Alex Witherden

    4.8%
  18. 30 Eric Hipwood

    1.6%
  19. 31 Harris Andrews

    39.5%
  20. 33 Zac Bailey

    8.9%
  21. 41 Matt Eagles

    1.6%
  22. 46 Oscar McInerney

    33.9%
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  1. jackess

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    Barrett is cat A so is free to play without needing to be upgraded
     
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  2. Camblan

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    Definitely wouldnt go that far. I seem to recall that it was a deliberate decision to put on weight to help prevent injuries. So the positive is that he's not getting injured. But he probably needs to be dropped and find some form at a lower intensity.
     
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    Eagles was playing on Bont who was their one All Australian player up forward. This was a very stupid match up and when I saw it at the start of the match I thought that will cost us goals.

    Dumb coaching Dumb Coaching. Andrews was the obvious match up.

    Given that level of intelligence maybe Eagles will line up on Poppy this week.
     
  5. jackess

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    Yeah we’ve been over this. It was a stupid decision to play Eagles.
     
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    I disagree that Andrews was the logical match up. Andrews was the ideal defender for Boyd. Gardiner probably was best suited to Bontempelli.

    I don’t think we had a match up for Eagles at all.
     
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    I think the stupid decisions were made further up the ground, creating easy turnovers allowing one kick to get over the back and easy goals for the Bont.
    Execution was the problem, once again, in that game.
    Cant blame Eagles for that.
    Over committing is Eagles biggest problem.
    Even with all of the turnovers we were still in the game. Naming a taller lineup was not the issue.
     
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    How the hell is Andrews the “logical” matchup for Bontempelli.
     
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    Would have thought Gardiner was more logical than Andrews.
    Hard to have a particular match up on a bloke who is floating between mid and forward anyway.
    Unless you are playing a tag on him and follow him no matter where he goes.
     
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    I think when we hear the same crap over and over again it's time to close the thread.
     
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    Boyd was rucking
     

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  12. DERRINALPHIL

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    I have always thought that your best defender should play on the oppositions best forward, especially if they have one that stands out as by far their best player. Footscray had no other All Australian in theri forward line. Eagles was badly out positioned by Bont a couple of times. No discrace there as Bont has done it regularly to better players than Eagles.

    I remember when clubs started to play their full back on Leigh Matthews rather than their resting rover back pocket. It made it harder for Leigh to simply use strength as he was playing on bigger players.

    Have a look at Bonts goals on the replay and ask yourself the same question.
     
  13. dlanod

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    That'd see Andrews lining up on some pretty bad mismatches at times, the converse would also be true - if a team's second option is a ruck-sized player like Jenkins, someone like Gardiner is going to get destroyed so would have more of a chance on the objectively better player in Walker.
     
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    Andrews v Betts will be a great match up.
     
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    That matchup was in the first draft of my post, but I removed in anticipation of the inevitable "Walker is their best forward!!!!" responses. :D

    I wonder if this belief of "play your best defender on the best forward" really applies every week though. After all we're coming up against the player coming second in the Coleman this week...
     
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