Norm Smith Medallist
- Aug 30, 2007
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Warney's IPL team!
Ok, yes agree on the cats having an outnumber but that most likely means we have all our players infront of the kicker. Or are you saying our forwards don’t defend?Geelong chipped it around because they had an outnumber and they wanted to exploit it. Why play fast and risky and risk getting done on the counter, especially when May is spoiling everything, Maxy is behind the footy and you are getting ravaged at the coalface, when you can just inch your way 20m at a time, and you know the Dees forwards won't actually follow your rebounders.
The outnumber means that the Dees defenders then starting leaving their zone and defending guys that our forwards don't track=> that eventually leads to holes in Geelong's forward 50.
That's smart footy. Played to their strengths. Our sh*t stoppage structure meant when the Cats did get a clearance it was usually effective, but in general play their midfield was nullified. Duncan played in the guts: 1 clearance. Parfitt 2. Harmes kept Selwood to 2. That's their primary inside midfield rotation ATM isn't it?
I thought in the second quarter and the last 10 mins we started winning some
More pure clearences. Agree the mids and Gawn were poor at the stoppages for big parts on the game