News The Lobster is back! - Ruck Coach

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raptalia

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So 4 of the first post are negative.
Is it possible to give someone a chance..
Agree, There was nothing wrong with Lobbe's ruckwork as it was his field play that let him down. Matthew Lobbe averaged 27.9 hitouts per game compared to Scott Lycett's 20.5.
 

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my only fear is that he was brought back cos he wont oppose too much of what ken preaches
He was a Ken favourite in the 2013-15 years. If it wasn't Ken, it was one of the other coaches, who said the big Lobster was the player that understood the game plan and tactics the most, better than any other player.
 

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You'd have to say that lycett is a more experienced and better ruckman than lobbe. Would be weird being coached by a bloke you outruck. It's not as if it's a heavily tactical thing either it's mostly technique.

Lobbe was great at laying follow up tackles though. I'm not sure what people are remembering talking about him being a good tap ruckman. I still have nightmares thinking about him laying it smoothly down to an opposition mid who bursts free of the centre. Seemed to have mastered the art of tapping directly to opposition
 

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You'd have to say that lycett is a more experienced and better ruckman than lobbe. Would be weird being coached by a bloke you outruck. It's not as if it's a heavily tactical thing either it's mostly technique.

Lobbe was great at laying follow up tackles though. I'm not sure what people are remembering talking about him being a good tap ruckman. I still have nightmares thinking about him laying it smoothly down to an opposition mid who bursts free of the centre. Seemed to have mastered the art of tapping directly to opposition
Terry Jenner was a pretty ordinary test leg spin bowler, pretty good at shield level, but was able to coach Warnie, the best leg spinner bowler in the history of the game how to be many times better than him. How good you coach, doesn't always depend how good you played.
 

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Terry Jenner was a pretty ordinary test leg spin bowler, pretty good at shield level, but was able to coach Warnie, the best leg spinner bowler in the history of the game how to be many times better than him. How good you coach, doesn't always depend how good you played.
True and I agree for the most part. Just seems like ruck is such a specific skill that I find it hard to see what lobbe could offer someone like scooter. But by all accounts lobbe is a great bloke so will be good to have him back. He could be very good at analysing opposition rucks for instance I suppose
 

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The Ian Baker-Finch on Ruckman, he had one good year in 2014 and then proceeded to lose all confidence there onwards.
In saying that I wish him nothing but success and hope he is a good coach.
The game outgrew him. When he was drafted, you played 2 ruck combos and only had to ruck. By the end, if you couldn't get around the ground you were done for. No different to the Gibbs/ polec types who have to defend. He was a co vc at one point so his leadership was clearly rated internally.
 

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