what clever game tactics do you know?

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  1. RobbieGray17

    RobbieGray17 Norm Smith Medallist

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    I have been thinking of a few potential tactics to be used in close games.

    1. you have the lead, race into open goal, but just sit there, waiting for someone to come get you to waste time. I think Montagna did it this year.

    2. Drawn game with not long to go. after a bounce up, you have the ball in a tightly contested spot 5m from goal by the point post, so you deliberately kick a behind, than to bother going for a goal and ******* up.

    3. Drawn game, Go for a try. Wrong sport I know, but what the hey.
     
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  2. Teen Wolf

    Teen Wolf All Australian

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  3. sobrave

    sobrave Premiership Player

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    Take a dump in your shorts so no one wants to get near you
     
  4. Sentinel

    Sentinel Club Legend

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    Examples 2 and 3 hand the ball to the opposition and give them a chance to score from the resulting kick in. Neither are clever.
     
  5. BF Tiger

    BF Tiger Premiership Player

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    With options 2 and 3 you'd definitely need to know that there was less than 10-15 seconds left. Otherwise you're handing possession to the opposition who thenhave enough time to go coast-to-coast.
     
  6. RobbieGray17

    RobbieGray17 Norm Smith Medallist

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    And guess what? they do know, runners are out there telling players how much time is left.
    They would know at least that they had less than 30 seconds remaining.

    Option 2 was about risking scoring at all, but just get the point.

    Option 3 could be easier to get the score than kicking a goal.
     
  7. BallaratBulldog

    BallaratBulldog Premium Platinum

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    If you kick it between the big sticks more than other opponent you will more likely win.
     
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  8. PowerForGood

    PowerForGood Brownlow Medallist

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    4. Leave early so you can beat the traffic - no one else is leaving early.
     
  9. RobbieGray17

    RobbieGray17 Norm Smith Medallist

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    hmm, unless
     
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  10. bresker

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    And then put your hands down your shorts shout 'poo hAnds!' and rub them in your direct opponents face
     
  11. Bokonon_

    Bokonon_ Never Surrender

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    Make sure Nic Nats got no room to move
     

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  12. Admiral Byng

    Admiral Byng Brownlow Medallist

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    pinch your opponent like 300 times...
     
  13. benneth

    benneth Club Legend

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    Lolol
     
  14. RedVest4

    RedVest4 Brownlow Medallist

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  15. jack son 5

    jack son 5 All Australian

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    The Hardwick: you're coach of a team that has zero chance of winning, have a couple of injured players and want to go home?
    Ring the AFL mid final qtr and plead to get this shit shut down and the game called a draw.
     
  16. base615

    base615 Premiership Player

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    I was on a NYE boat party a few years back where a guy was so munted he shat his dacks on the dance floor and spent the entire night dancing with an exclusion zone. The boat was small so you couldn't avoid him and you couldn't get off for hours. Filthy campaigner.
     
  17. base615

    base615 Premiership Player

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    This tactic seems to be fashionable

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  18. Admiral Byng

    Admiral Byng Brownlow Medallist

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    I'm going to have ******* nightmares about that :(
     
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  19. Leather Poisoning

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    kick your opponent in the shin at a ruck contest then take the ball cleanly.
     
  20. Arc1

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    Indeed. Better strategy is to take on 3 tacklers, get spun 360 degrees then drop the ball and get some teammates to jump on top of you. Guaranteed stoppage with current interpretations.
     
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  21. NathanMX

    NathanMX Premiership Player

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    rub vaseline all over your shorts :p
     
  22. Fade to Gray

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    From a kick out after a behind. Stack all your players on one side of the field. So if the opposition maintains a zone then you will outnumber the opposition and have a good chance to maintain possession.

    If the opposition decides to abandon the zone and commit players to your side of the field, you have a few of the quicker players in your side to make a break for the now relatively open space the opposition team has left for you.

    This is harder to set up going into the forward 50 but if there is a break for a blood rule, stretcher etc and you have the ball forward of centre the same tactic could be used.
     
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  23. base615

    base615 Premiership Player

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    It still gives me a shudder on occasion.
     
  24. bresker

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    2 hours before the game, ring every single electrician, plumber and pest control expert etc on the internet and tell them that there is a problem in your opponents change rooms, get them to arrive at the same time as they are trying to prepare.

    Also send in a false news report that something major has happened e.g twin towers, dead Queen, Paul McCartney hospitalised , Dalai Lama has shit himself etc via one of the tradies.

    Anything to put them off.
     
  25. kaiserchief13

    kaiserchief13 Brownlow Medallist

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    If playing Eagles let Priddis get heaps of touches
     
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