- Feb 16, 2020
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
bu-bu-bu the dogs are a top-4 team? R-Right? RIGHT!?
JJ also had stuff all metres gained. Both him and Bont usually tear us apart. Did you notice anything different between pies ruckman tapping it and dogs mids not being able to shark the tap? We know dogs have often had a feast on our tap work and work it outside so easily.BontemBrownlow: 12 disposals (3 turnovers) and 2 clearances.
BontemBrownlow: 130 metresIf it was north playing like Carlton for the season opener there would be genuine calls to strip the game off us.
JJ also had stuff all metres gained.
Harsh on Smith. Will be a very good player.The bulldogs top 4 possession players (Smith, MacRae, Hunter, Daniel) accumulated a combined 911 metres from 87 disposals @ 10.5 metres per disposal.
They are ineffective footballers.
Harsh on Smith. Will be a very good player.
Agree that Macrae is ineffective despite always big numbers, Daniel seems to have dropped off and Hunter is just a crap footballer.
I'll admit I don't follow the girls footy, but North v Collingwood in a final, I'll be watching today (kids leaving me alone permitting).That was super sharp from the Pies for a R1 game - only goal kicking let them down. Great ad for swarming pressure but their skills were also really good.
Now I've watched my second team against one I really don't like, and still found it hard to engage, I don't think the lack of crowd noise is what's missing. (And 7's work to bring us fan input reminds me how annoying people are as individuals, it doesn't in any way deliver the energy of a crowd.) I realised what's missing for me is the sense that it matters either way. Maybe it's perspective when life is back to the basics of health and having enough food, or maybe it's because the shadow of the season being suspended makes me thnk W/L isn't going to mean anything. I don't hate it - sport is about my favourite entertainment - but it is like a rolling exhibition series where the results don't matter. I'm looking forward to seeing the team and so glad for Majak, but I care more about today's women's match because I know it's for something.
You'll get to see one of the purest football talents to pull on a North jumper in Jassy Garner in rare form.I'll admit I don't follow the girls footy, but North v Collingwood in a final, I'll be watching today (kids leaving me alone permitting).
I'm also finding it hard to get exited about this season, and have only taken a parting interest in the first two games, but I've got a feeling that once the ball is bounced tomorrow, I'll still be nervous as usual and getting annoyed with the umpiring and complaining about our mistakes and hopefully rapt to have a win at the end of it.
I really don't follow footy anymore, it's only my love of North that keeps me interested, but it's been like that for a few years now.
Geez I hope we belt St. Kilda tomorrow!
They've been smacked in their last 2 games by genuine top 4 teams. Makes me think the preseason hype on them was a little premature.Definitely one of the worst performances I've seen from the dogs, they had zero answers.
Righto I went back and watched Q1 stoppages and throw ins in the marsh game dogs v us and then last night v pies. Not overly scientific but from what I saw pies basically played as if there was no opposition ruck. Because he towelled English everything the pies did was like a training drill; the space the opened for each other worked perfectly because the tap was always coming. I haven’t gone back to double check but I didn’t notice us doing as many plays where we would block to create space to receive the tap against the dogs.BontemBrownlow: 130 metres
Johannisen: 183 metres.
That right there is the key to neutralizing the bulldogs. No centre drive and no rebound.