There was a little bit if you watch the full presser. Like the first signs in Anakin.How refreshing to hear a coach tell it how it is and keep it to the point instead of trying to sell us snake oil.
Fair enough.Cunners used to go missing too much in games a couple of years ago which was a frustration and meant he was not in the top bracket.
That is not true of last year and definitely not this year.
Oh dont get me wrong, i dont mean he played badly just that mumford was bashing and pushing him around, frees should have been payed.I don't think Goldy was smashed, in fact I think he was better, I think the umpires are frightened of Mumford. They are frightened that he might belt them.
This is patently untrue.Really annoys me how teams don't try to work to break the tag. I saw anderson try to lay a block once maybe? It's impossible to get a good possession when the bloke is pretty much tackling you before you take possession.
What do they do all week? how can they not work on creating separation from the tagger, No teams seem to have any plan to counteract the tag. They just let the poor player be accosted all game.
It's not but it has to be the basis for every game we play.that effort and hardness would have unsettled most teams, but pressure alone isn't enough
It's actually our core identity.It's not but it has to be the basis for every game we play.
For too long the foundation of the style of play has been variable.
It would have unsettled most teams, I wholeheartedly agree. Some would have come out after the break and had no desire for that style of contest.
We were f***ed when we'd put it out there for a half and had only drawn even.
The physicality becomes the not negotiable we build from.
We play like that we're going to be in every game we play. We're likely to get outclassed again, but the rest of this year should be dedicated to bringing the heat everyweek.
Finals are gone so just go out there, be hard at it and smash blokes every chance you get.
Without a doubt, the worst cliche' in football commentary these days is the term "brand" which is inevitably applied incorrectly to mean game style. However, "brand" comes to take on its more accurate definition as core identity (as you implied) when it is associated with tough, uncompromising, contested football. In other words, the meat grinder. Bring it.It's actually our core identity.
They also had Deledio - pick 1Well, at the risk of being shouted down, im kind of glad we lost.
It puts to bed this misguided attempt at playing finals which just wasn’t going to happen given the ground we have to make up and the tough games we still have to come.
I’d rather play Durdin, McKay, Crocker, Ahern, Taylor, Hayden throughout the rest of the year, and finish bottom 4, where you are much more likely to nab a superstar in the draft. Just like GWS skilful players that tore us a new one yesterday
Kelly - pick 2
Coniglio - pick 2
Tarranto - pick 2
We need more midfield stars and they primarily live at the top of the draft.
We didn't exactly field a team full of rookie listed plodders either.They also had Deledio - pick 1
That's 12 out of 22 being top 20 picks.We didn't exactly field a team full of rookie listed plodders either.
We had LDU (pick 4), Cunnington (pick 5), Polec (pick 5), Thomas (pick 8), McDonald (pick 8), Ziebell (pick 9), Simpkin (pick 12), Tarrant (pick 15), Garner (pick 15), Durdin (pick 16), Pittard (pick 16), Atley (pick 17)
And we also had Ahern (pick 7) in the VFL.
Not to mention Tyson (pick 3), Higgins (pick 11), Jacobs (pick 16) injured, just to underline the list demographic
Yeah, Luke is...well I think he has figured out this defence thing. He's getting pretty decent at it. He's pretty good one on one, and is now getting the handle on how and when to go 3rd man up. Happy with that aspect of his game.Spot on.
We bombed it long under their perceived pressure and it worked a treat for Davis and co.
McDonald butchered a fair bit going inside 50 but he had a crack. It was that difference in class that found us wanting.
Best 22 by far. One of the most damaging taggers we have ever seen. Plus he was a great midfielder on top of thatIf Jacobs is fit he is pretty much straight into the team. I watch a bit of the seconds and Hayden would be next in line, but he isn't going to replace Jacobs.