TOPIC: v Port

larkin v Port 1 week 5 days ago #1

larkin
Saturday arvos game could be a ripper. Port will be confident from their China win and the Dockers refreshed but missing some of our better players. So what tactics does Roly start with?
Does he go the 'burn with a fast break and try and pile on a few quick goals and make some distance? Or be more cautious defensive and absorb whatever they can throw at us before we launch our counter-attack?
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Bizkit v Port 1 week 5 days ago #2

Bizkit
Tactically, I think Port tend to belt RL's normal zone defence where he throws a lot of players behind the ball and only attacks via rebounds and fast breaks. Port are missing just as many players if not more but they are a fast and exciting team a lot of the time.

If RL plays his regular game, we'll struggle. We need to maintain an open style of play and a forward structure to have a chance here, their run, carry and disposal is too good otherwise.
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Raglan Matt v Port 1 week 5 days ago #3

Raglan Matt
I reckon he goes with the "After the bounce, the first forward to get backward of the centre square gets a free "Big Mac".
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larkin v Port 1 week 5 days ago #4

larkin
the last two games we haven't really played a spare man back from what I saw.
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Morgan v Port 1 week 5 days ago #5

Morgan
Our games seem to be determined by how the other team approaches things. Port leads the league in clearances and centre clearances, and is probably the only team that is a longer kicking team than Freo. I think there could be a lot of kicking it to contests, and the team that goes short and inboard at the right times might come out on top.

Hopefully the Freo mids are capable of lowering their eyes and see Hogan coming right at them. With both Tabs and Lobb out I'm hoping that they'll have no choice by to be a bit more considered with the way they go inside 50. Hogan struck me as a player that could use the bye more than most, and I reckon he could be the difference on Saturday.

Should be a good contest.
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Jooter v Port 1 week 5 days ago #6

Jooter
Saturday's supposed to be fine, at least in the arvo. From all accounts, Port's going tall to exploit our supposed lack of height due to our injuries. They did differently against the Weagles and went with the 'dirty' ball into the forward line when it was damp underfoot.
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Noddy v Port 1 week 5 days ago #7

Noddy
If they go tall and we bring a high pressure game on a fine arvo to stop the easy kick to a tall target we could be a good chance.

Stephen Hill back.....that’s two goals plus assists?!
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CaptSnooze v Port 1 week 5 days ago #8

CaptSnooze
Larkin didn't we play an extra man down back in Q2, to quell Charlie Cameron who got 3 goals in Q1?
He had little influence after that.

This week's game will be absorbing
- Can we get the ball out of the middle, or will Port's outside runners waltz it out?
- will the team's confidence get us close?
- How will our backline look without Pearce?
- Can we stop Westhoff taking marks?
- Can Brandon kick a bag?
How passionately might Ross snog his players after the game?

Apart from the last, lots to look forward to
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hypen v Port 1 week 4 days ago #9

hypen
Who have Port got out?
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Walter the baker v Port 1 week 4 days ago #10

Walter the baker
I’m guessing the pre-game pep talk will begin with “Hands up who wants to play in the ruck?”.
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shane, CaptSnooze, Matebe said You Beaut

larkin v Port 1 week 4 days ago #11

larkin
hypen they have a few out and wont be bringing Dixon and co (apparently) because of the hard surface plus one back in after a long stint out.
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Noddy v Port 1 week 4 days ago #12

Noddy
Mention the word penetrometer and it strikes fear into most other AFL teams.....us by five goals.
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Corporal Agarn v Port 1 week 4 days ago #13

Corporal Agarn
Basically nobody, Hypen.

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hypen said You Beaut

hypen v Port 1 week 4 days ago #14

hypen
Yeah that's kind of what I thought CA.

I've always thought there is a soft underbelly to Port who don't always stick at it when the game style is not suited to them.

To answer Larkins question, I think Lyon will strangle the life out of them.
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