Round 4 Teams:FORM THIS SEASON
After losing their first two matches by less than a goal, Essendon (10th, 0-3) couldn’t match it with a superior Tigers unit, going down by 35 points last round. Carlton (12th, 0-2) have also started their season poorly with a 31-point defeat by Casey followed by a 24-point loss to Southern Saints last round.
Can Essendon play more to advantage out of the middle? The Bombers where clearly beaten in their clearance rates against Richmond last round, 18-40. The Bombers need some more break away pace through the middle, and key people in Cecilia McIntosh, Hayley Bullas, Courtney Ugle and Shae Audley were unable to match a stronger Richmond midfield. To add further misery to the cause, the Bombers were decimated in hitouts 14-54, with more refinement on their movement through the midfield needed as they move through the season.
Carlton failed to get their hands on the ball last week against the Southern Saints, who picked up 139 more disposals than the Blues. Carlton’s more experienced players in twins Jess (23 disposals) and Sarah (18) led the way, but it was the 13 Carlton players who had four disposals or less that will need to step up and impact the contest more.
Hahaha I just noticed Hawthorn’s score goes backwards. It’s quoted that way on twitter and on the club website.... VFL website has it as 8.8.56 in the last. More accurate but I think I preferred the idea that they got docked a point.Good last quarter I guess
Last year was our first year in the comp, so I guess that probably has something to do with it, though without looking it up I doubt we’re the only club in that position?How come we seem to be so bad? Last year was crap too