And I’m telling you we do not train to play this way. It isn’t a directive and you are just inventing a myth. West coast are a very good defensive team and they create pressure and doubt on the player with the ball. Our players aren't collectively a great kicking side and are down on confidence. The maths is simple and a lot more logically supported than some idiotic notion that the coach is trying to sabotage our ball movement by directive but is visibly frustrated by it at the same timenot referring to the times we kicked to Kosi on the wing and he was playing Behind and soundly beaten.
I am referring to the amount of times Howe, Phillips Mitchell Hardwick had the ball at HB from a switch or a kick in from FB and then completely stopped when we had another midfielder 30 metres away with a quick kick and some quick ball movement ..
instead we stop, hold, hold, hold and then go backwards or sideways and end up on the other side of the ground with the whole ground blocked up.
I am saying this for all those that don’t want to listen or argue that we don’t have the cattle or the eagles are too good for us and we are hopeless rah rah rah go back and watch the game closely.
I counted 6 times we didn’t pull the trigger on a kick to someone by themselves and instead stopped and completely blocked any momentum we had by getting it to that position of the ground.
the game style, cohesion, and any sense of flare to me is non existent.
If it’s the players that can’t hit a kick 30 metres away get rid of them.
If it’s the coaching that has us playing this terrible brand of football then change it fast.