Two things:Tom Harley should stamp his new position with a coaching change.
Listen to Longmires post match press conference. Scoring is an issue and something they will be working on.Most on this board concede that the Swans game style that may have been successful 5 - 6 years ago is shambolic now. Why is it that most here can see that but Horse just simply refuses to accept it. Personally, I don't think he will change his ways and we may continue to play contend for finals but we will be a long way from contending for the flag.
I look at Hardwick as an example. Prior to 2017 his plan was totally based on possession football even if it meant constantly kicking sideways, then backwards. They would use 15 kicks to gain 50 meters. In 2017 their game style changed completely. Now based on pressure, pressure and more pressure. Keep the ball in your forward line at all costs. Kick goals. All the things Longmire has little interest in.
It's a shame that in an era that we have had a team capable of winning numerous flags we will more than likely win none.
Do you really believe that? Saying something and actually doing something about it are two totally different things. He has had this defensive mentality his entire coaching life. Can't see him really changing.Listen to Longmires post match press conference. Scoring is an issue and something they will be working on.
Do you believe that the coaches don’t recognise that scoring is down?Do you really believe that? Saying something and actually doing something about it are two totally different things. He has had this defensive mentality his entire coaching life. Can't see him really changing.
I accept that they know that scoring is down. What I don't accept is that they will change their current philosophy of how to win a game of football. It will remain as it is now. Stoppage football. Slow football. No risk football. Defense first football.Do you believe that the coaches don’t recognise that scoring is down?
Our poor record can extend to a few QFs as well2018 49 point loss (scored 30)
2017 59 point loss (scored 39)
2016 22 point loss (scored 67) v 7th
2015 26 point loss (scored 51) out in straight sets
2014 63 point loss
2013 25 point loss (scored 74)
Some sh*t finals exits
We are going to be the reverse Geelong next year. Plenty of talent at either end but nothing in between where it counts the most.
Think the club's been too behind the eight-ball in recent times. We had a dominant midfield group that lacked outside pace and class. Then it takes two grand final losses to finally start bringing in some of that class (back-to-back years bringing in Florent, Stoddart, Ling, Hayward types.)
Now we have a midfield group struggling with inside contested ball and if speculation is true we seem to be focusing on on key forwards and key defenders.