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They have, it may not be written the way you want it, but they have.It's almost as though I'm not continually clogging up multiple threads making definite statements about the game plan and Horse's ability to coach without justification.
Again, if someone does that, the onus isn't on someone else to justify their statements
No they haven't.
better fitness through andrew russell, getting injured players back, getting games into youth, self-belief, new coach who apparently has taken the bolton shackles off, players in rare form - murphy, walsh, casboult, silvagni, kreuzer etc, simpler game-plan, players finding their true positions - been 15 years of hellHow come Carlton have got so much better
Seem to have changed their style quite a bit
Players just changed things?
Let’s hope there’s more to come...we had a good 40!better fitness through andrew russell, getting injured players back, getting games into youth, self-belief, new coach who apparently has taken the bolton shackles off, players in rare form - murphy, walsh, casboult, silvagni, kreuzer etc, simpler game-plan, players finding their true positions - been 15 years of hell
Nice summary.The execution of the plan was poor in some parts with some players down on form and beaten. The skills were not good at times too many clangers
However if Reid and Hayward kick the two absolute sitters (let alone Haywards panic spray) & a few others exhausted other efforts then Swans win against the odds.
Then here the forum is reasonably happy, long held gripes are suppressed, until the next loss.
But it seems lots have been totally spoilt by decades of continued success and stability under great club and coaching management. Highly sought after by other envious clubs.
Most had a red hot go under difficult circumstances.
The ruck situation is spoken about here (in a general way), but seemingly not completely understood how much of a difficult structural setback it is.
Well done to the coaching staff for making adjustments to give them a chance (two sitters short of grinding a win)!
It takes a key defender and a key (more experienced tall forward) out for 50%. Neither have the aerobic build up special fitness to play ruck . One didn't play last year and only has one preseason. Against a No1 pick specialist career long opponent.
That leaves Rampe the Champ to organise the backline and cope with a yet very raw beginner learning KPB in Mellican. Therefore they need constant help demand huge two way mid run and often a spare, so couldn't man up on Newman.
That leaves small Papley , first year Blakey, Ronke and Hayward and sometimes and exhausted Reid to try and kick a winning score.
Jack ex captain experience but no form is their to try and other some direction.
And red raw Rowbottom to put in a lengthy stint in midfield
Well done Swans!
They will all develop and eventually get better. But it is not time to demoralise an underdone not schooled, or settled and unlikely AFL standard fit newbie (Knoll) to embarrass himself.
They have to fix the ruck next year and Sinclair is not the lone answer and barely even apart from huge effort even a No1 choice
Two straight shots .
Against a side who packed with under achieving talent but is completely on notice that they will be under huge scrutiny with a new coach who will look closely at these games. They are free to strut their stuff and every reason to perform to their best.
Swans coping with drastically changed bandaged up game plan to cope with the outs.
Gold Coast is a large enough area that everyone wants a foothold there, but it never works out in any sport. Basketball and soccer failed miserably, and the rugby league and afl teams are only surviving because the organisations are too proud to admit failure and are keeping them on life support. It's not a viable region for any game at present. They just don't do sport up there.they show very faint hope occasionally
but yeah hard to build a fan base
I think it stems from the middle where we’ve struggled since 2017 really.I too would like someone to explain the gameplan in simple terms and why it is/isn't working instead of just complaining.
No, as in no one has responded to my questions about Longmire. I know because I asked them. The best I've gotten is asking me to disprove statements. You claim they exist, you're welcome to link to them. Absolute certainty you're going to avoid backing up your statement, though.No, you had a look?
Why would they respond? They’ve written down their ideals. They, like me can’t be f’ed repeating ourselves over and over (something I’m doing now in requesting you provide your interpretation of the gameplan). Go seek their responses instead of being lazy and requesting I do the dirty work for you.No, as in no one has responded to my questions about Longmire. I know because I asked them. The best I've gotten is asking me to disprove statements. You claim they exist, you're welcome to link to them. Absolute certainty you're going to avoid backing up your statement, though.
Nothing wrong with umpiring today LegNice summary.
But it’s easier to bitch about players and coach endlessly - even tho we have had no ruck, missing arguably best player in comp, youngest team in comp and treated with contempt by Melb umpiring for 20 years.
Nah. Easier to just bitch.