TOPIC: Freo vs Druggies - Observations

shane Freo vs Druggies - Observations 2 months 3 days ago #57

shane
You know when someone has a moustache for a long time and then they shave it off but everytime you see them you just see a man who's moustache is missing. That's what our new jumper looks like to me. It was good to look normal again.
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pollyanna Freo vs Druggies - Observations 2 months 3 days ago #58

pollyanna
Exactly.
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Drubbing Freo vs Druggies - Observations 2 months 3 days ago #59

Drubbing
That's right, it's the jumper's fault. Maybe we'll play better in chevs.
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Quasimodo Freo vs Druggies - Obs 2 months 3 days ago #60

Quasimodo
My boy has just his team to top spot. Time for Change. Dale or time for you to go.
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Down on down Freo vs Druggies - Observations 2 months 3 days ago #61

Down on down
Lay off the sauce Quasi.
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Dockerplus Freo vs Druggies - Observations 2 months 3 days ago #62

Dockerplus
It’s the last home game for 2019. We’re bidding farewell to a couple of players who have served the FFC well. One of our guns is playing in a milestone game. Yes we have a lot of injuries but the performance against Essendon shows that freo has more pain in store for its members and supporters. There doesn’t seem to be much to inspire the 2020 members. If the rebuild is happening the vital signs aren’t good.
The old jumper looked good but any hope for a quick return to finals were demolished by the lacklustre performance on show.
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Raglan Matt Freo vs Druggies - Observations 2 months 3 days ago #63

Raglan Matt
We are one slammed door away from huge improvement, but until the door is slammed, we will continue to get slammed.
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Raglan Matt Freo vs Druggies - Observations 2 months 3 days ago #64

Raglan Matt
Spud, if Balla's was given the opportunities that Matera has had over the last couple of years, you would see why he should still be here. He cares about the jumper, and he cares about the team. Matera is out there for a kick or two, hoping he might jag goal of the year. He doesn't look like he cares about what is happening.
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purple kit Freo vs Druggies - Observations 2 months 3 days ago #65

purple kit
My observation is that last nights game just highlights what many on here have been saying for the last 4 years is correct, Ross has been barking up the wrong tree, all his “lead indicators” about winning the contested ball means absolutely nothing if you don’t have the skills to execute the simplest of plays or train systems when you have the ball in hand. The bang it down the line to set up another stoppage is ten years old and doesn’t work against well structured skilful team like the dogs, druggies and dare I say it, the ooftits. Time to go so we can get a modern coach in.
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Down on down Freo vs Druggies - Observations 2 months 3 days ago #66

Down on down
Good call Purple Kit. However, you forget to mention the perennial favourite of hand balling to a team mate under pressure, we are experts at that. And I think we all want to see the players mindset changed where for the duration of Lyons tenure their first inclination is generally to kick backwards or sideways at the expense of looking for an option forward of the play. When will we learn.
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macdaddy Freo vs Druggies - Observations 2 months 3 days ago #67

macdaddy
I really do think it's rich calling essendon 'druggies'
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maynefan Freo vs Druggies - Observations 2 months 3 days ago #68

maynefan
Yep, No 5 right in front of us. Took a couple of good relieving marks and then disposed of the ball to a Fremantle player. That made him stand out to me, plus kicked a couple of balls into the forward 50 which were cm perfect. Interesting comparison to Ed!
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purple kit Freo vs Druggies - Observations 2 months 3 days ago #69

purple kit
Agree down on down, however I don’t think that would be so much of an issue if the players knew where the guy on the outside is going to be, good teams look like they are flunking handballs or knock ons to us, but in reality they all know what is supposed to happen and where someone should be even if they aren’t there yet, watch the Richmond eagles game later today and you’ll see plenty of “no look” handballs that just happen to land in their teammates hands, we send so players to the stoppage that they literally run into each other and as you mentioned handball to someone 2m away about to be tackled. If we had a system that dictates “always run corridor side of the stoppage” as soon as someone took possession they’d know where someone was going to be. We don’t have that drilled into our players at training so they just handball off to the first teammate they see.

Edit: it actually looks like they are training to bring the ball back into the congestion to force another stoppage if nothing else is available. Look at the Mundy handball back into the centre once the opponent grabbed his jumper, missing the player who would have been tackled instantly it went to a bomber who drilled it forward for an easy goal.
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Raglan Matt Freo vs Druggies - Observations 2 months 3 days ago #70

Raglan Matt
Use of the voice and ears can be added to the list of skills that Lyon doesn't rate. Your idea of always running to the corridor/centre/wing/ forward/ backward of the contest is where Lyon's plan falls down. It is predictable. The good teams tell each other where they are as the game unfolds in front of them. The best teams listen to their teammates.
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