I'm being followed by a moonshadow.
- Jan 4, 2011
- AFL Club
Having forwards who are allowed to lead from the goal square up to the 70m area would give us an option to kick to and the midfield incentive to get it down there quicker. Unfortunately the only time our forwards lead is to get on the half back line.How do we execute this mythical fast style that we train for? Essendon seem to manage it. We can seem to only do it vs other bottom 4 sides when engaged in a shoot out.
Even if we train for a quicker offensive style, Clarko preaches defence (defend first, attack second) so am sure that’s always in back of players minds when making the 50/50 calls irrespective of what our offensive ball movement is meant to look like.
We could release the shackles and risk large losses but that’s not really in Clarkos playbook (or only really done at end of season). At some point we may have to as if we effectively spend a whole season not implementing our preferred game plan that seems a wasted year?
Having a crap list also doesn’t help.
Having a half forward line instead of a 6-man forward crowd would also help.