26th April 2017, 04:10 PM
Regular in the Side
A bit confused. We do not allow marks in back 50, means that when, our 4 defenders all fly, the other teams don't mark much but score at will from the crumbs and spoils.
Originally Posted by ugg
Secondly we don't score much anyway.
26th April 2017, 04:17 PM
Can you feel it?
True that may be another explanation.
But it's not directly related to our lack of scoring power. The stats show that we are in the bottom 3 of forward line efficiency along with Collingwood and Carlton. It's set to be a very ugly game on Saturday, particularly if the rain falls as predicted.
26th April 2017, 04:24 PM
Mark McClure bought up earlier in the season the fact that us, Hawthorn and Geelong have played the equivalent of an extra season over the last 5 seasons and it must start to take it's toll.
Originally Posted by barry
Geelong have been able to bring on some young quick players in the last couple of seasons. We might be a season or 2 behind where they are now with the inexperienced players we have bought in. In this years draft we should only go for youth for mine, and quick ones, plus an uncontracted player. But he better be good.
26th April 2017, 04:50 PM
Stats that grabbed me. Lloyd and Smith both Contested Possessions 0, Tackles 1 while in the reserves Tackles Aliir 0 and Laidler, Talia 1 each. Contrast that with Harry 8 tackles (equal top with Hanners) and BJ 4 tackles. Has someone swapped their numbers.
26th April 2017, 06:08 PM
Also, last year, we had a fully fit kizza and a fully fit macca that have been true warriors and lead the way verbally
Kennedy it's an adjustment to lead and be in the centre of the fire pit with no time to talk
It has been a big transition of youth last two years with a lot of injuries this season
That's how it goes
Seasons not over
27th April 2017, 02:53 PM
I just noticed that in the away fixture last year the score was identical: Giants 105 v 63 Swans. The game stats were similar too lost contested possessions, clearances, hitouts (all by more this time). Tippett got injured in that game and hasn't been the same since. Admittedly we were at home this year, but we went on to make the Grand Final last year - the long way round. I'm not suggesting that's going to happen this year. But I think Giants are a bogey side for us, and I'm crossing my fingers we are going to beat Carlton on Saturday, get a bit of confidence, and see where we go from there.
I still have concerns about our gameplan which consists of "win the contested ball" now that haven't able to do that.
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