TOPIC: Stray thoughts

Awake Stray thoughts 1 month 3 days ago #1

Awake
Watching us play NM at the moment. - the commentary ...
So as i drift off stray thoughts intrude.
It seems to me (and not much original here) that a good footballer knows all about the concept of space and time. How each player reacts to these two factors determines how good they are as footballers. Given that there is little space in the current game then pressure is placed on the footballer's understanding of their location and the location of other players. Similarly more pressure on time - to react, to complete an action, to assess a situation.
The good players are good at all of this..
So apart from our Roger who else can bend space and time? Michael Johnston knew all about space and always looked to have so much time. Is it a coincidence that they are indigenous players?
We meed at least one player in the team with this ability.
PS We might win this one
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Gumnut Stray thoughts 1 month 3 days ago #2

Gumnut
Being an old Tigers supporter I can remember Gerard Neesham when he coached us and whilst he was still playing he was slow as an old cart horse but just strolled in and out of packs with opposition players unable to lay a hand on him. I thought at the time it was like he was playing on a whole different level to rest of the players and then when he coached the inaugural Freo team he had our guys playing a revolutionary style that even resulted in umpires changing the manner in which they officiated games to counteract our possession style game.
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jezzaargh Stray thoughts 1 month 3 days ago #3

jezzaargh
how good was Brady Grey?
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jezzaargh Stray thoughts 1 month 3 days ago #4

jezzaargh
but yes.

it is a possession game. some players have an instinctive look about them. A “footy brain” - they know where to be and when to be there, and where it should go next. Roger was a master, so too Johnno. And Haselby.
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jezzaargh Stray thoughts 1 month 3 days ago #5

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a little piece of commentary gold from Luke Darcy to end the night

“Kersten - he’s had no real impact on the game and has just kicked the goal of his life!”. Never a truer word.
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Walter the baker Stray thoughts 1 month 2 days ago #6

Walter the baker
David Mundy fits into this category- looks slow but is a class act.
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Corporal Agarn Stray thoughts 1 month 2 days ago #7

Corporal Agarn
Stephen Hill.
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Rusted On Stray thoughts 1 month 2 days ago #8

Rusted On
Adrian Fletcher
Mike Barlow
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Corporal Agarn Stray thoughts 1 month 2 days ago #9

Corporal Agarn
Zachary Dawson
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pollyanna Stray thoughts 1 month 2 days ago #10

pollyanna
Not funny. The game last night reminded me of how hard it was to watch our games- that was bloody awful footy.

Go JLo.
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Gumnut Stray thoughts 1 month 2 days ago #11

Gumnut
Brendan Fewster. Watching one of our Derby wins recently and how he made space along the boundary line to beat 3 Weagles and set up a goal was amazing. Brendan's only problem was that he manouvered like a semi trailer and did tend to get caught with the ball more often than not.
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Raglan Matt Stray thoughts 1 month 2 days ago #12

Raglan Matt
Josh Carr.
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mac Stray thoughts 3 weeks 3 days ago #13

mac
Have watched several Western Derbies in the past week.
One 2014 game had a minutes to go with a seven points in it and Zachary Dawson could have taken a mark and steady, take seconds off the clock but no.
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