Page 21 of 21 FirstFirst ... 111718192021
Results 241 to 245 of 245

Thread: GAME DAY thread Swans v Cats Round 23

  1. #241

    GAME DAY thread Swans v Cats Round 23

    Grundy and Richards are arguably the best key defensive duo in the comp. the fact we have conceded the least amount of points this year suggests they are. Richards has been better and makes better decisions a lot of the time but his job would be a lot harder without Grundy alongside of him.

  2. #242
    Quote Originally Posted by Melbourne_Blood View Post
    Grundy and Richards are arguably the best key defensive duo in the comp. the fact we have conceded the least amount of points this year suggests they are. Richards has been better and makes better decisions a lot of the time but his job would be a lot harder without Grundy alongside of him.
    Agreed

  3. #243
    Veterans List
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    8,936
    Grundy has just got to stop kicking directly to an opponent.

  4. #244
    It's Goodes to cheer!! Site Admin ScottH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Master of the house, keeper of the zoo
    Posts
    23,536
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by Nico View Post
    Grundy has just got to stop kicking directly to an opponent.
    Or along the ground

  5. #245
    Regular in the Side Matty10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southbank, VIC
    Posts
    930
    Quote Originally Posted by Melbourne_Blood View Post
    Grundy and Richards are arguably the best key defensive duo in the comp. the fact we have conceded the least amount of points this year suggests they are. Richards has been better and makes better decisions a lot of the time but his job would be a lot harder without Grundy alongside of him.
    I've found Grundy to be far less effective this year as a key-position back, and statistics can make a distorted impression. In his game against Collingwood he beat Cloke in the air every time - when a third player came over the top. There were only three times that they faced off one-on-one - Grundy lost all three - easily (Cloke scoring three goals). Now, Cloke is a monster, but Grundy gives up too easily in contests now (he plays as Goodes does when down on form and appeals for free kicks while the ball is still there to be won).

    Our problem is options. There are not many decent-sized defenders out there. LRT could go back, but it has been a while. Everything is a risk (even maintaining the status quo). At this point I wouldn't mind if the match review panel took the decision out of Longmire's hands.

Page 21 of 21 FirstFirst ... 111718192021

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO