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Forward line
« on: March 26, 2023, 08:45:25 AM »
Still a work in progress

Three talls looked amazing until that third quarter.

Problem also is only Cotchin looked like he knew how to play front and centre of the pack it’s a real worry as we almost never had a crumber willing to position himself at the fall of the ball.

3 tackles in our F50 is woeful.

Dusty, Bolton, MRJ are all capable but they need to provide some heat off the ball. Only Bolton had tackles in our f50.

Short up forward doesn’t work.

Mansell came on kicked a goal and laid a great tackle in our F50 which was great to see but is he the answer up forward?

The dynamic isn’t settled as yet but we need to go back to what made us the greatest and that is forward half pressure.

Dusty just has to apply pressure and not player watch when the ball is in opposition hands. And our big men could also offer some semblance of effort in that department also would be great



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Re: Forward line
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2023, 11:01:20 AM »
Still a work in progress.

We saw the best and worst of it yesterday .

At least we have time to tinker and get it right by September.
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Re: Forward line
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2023, 01:08:43 PM »
Have to ask the question as to the development of forward pressure, it was our 1 wood. Clarke surely is the answer but is probably too light. Forward pressure needs to revolve around Maurice but a lot of load for a very inexperienced player.
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Re: Forward line
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2023, 03:28:35 PM »
We’ve scored 50 more points from 15 less i50’s which would indicate improved system inside 50.
I suspect that is the driver behind less tackles i50 - going for a score every 4 entries to almost 1 every 2 entries would point to less defence required as the offence inside the 50 was far better.

I think the focus for the coaches should be the 3rd qtr fade out from our mids. Got completely obliterated in that qtr which is a concern given our off field recruiting drive.
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Re: Forward line
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2023, 05:56:35 PM »
We were efficient with scoring from inside 50 entries particularly in first half and in fourth quarter. The third quarter exposed a weakness. The lack of pace when the ball hit ground was exposed. Only Maurice had the pace to make effective chases. In the last quarter Mansell coming on helped redress the balance. Having someone like Cumberland in the forwardline provides a different option to the three talls.

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Re: Forward line
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2023, 01:19:18 AM »
Big blokes refuse to lead and just choose to flap their arms for a pack mark.

No crumbers when the ball hits the deck.

Terrible forward pressure from all in F50.

Boring lazy and selfish.
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Re: Forward line
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2023, 07:41:07 AM »
Big blokes refuse to lead and just choose to flap their arms for a pack mark.

No crumbers when the ball hits the deck.

Terrible forward pressure from all in F50.

Boring lazy and selfish.

Yep it was so frustrating no crumbers ever and pies constantly working hard to get back and defend like we used to

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Re: Forward line
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2023, 09:02:13 AM »
Agree agree. Really poor effort from all our forwards last night. I thought Lynch was really bad in particular.

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Re: Forward line
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2023, 09:07:04 AM »
Agree agree. Really poor effort from all our forwards last night. I thought Lynch was really bad in particular.

It was horrible last night. Our set shots were terrible. I thought Jack tried to be cute far to often. Tap on etc are usually a good idea when it's wet but things need to be simple not cute.
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Re: Forward line
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2023, 12:26:55 PM »
Our forward line has been an issue since 2020. Been pathetic and we have no idea how to isolate Lynch. Every other club can do it.

We also have no small quick forwards. List management has been extremely poor. Can't tell me there aren't any quick pressured kids available in the draft late. Other clubs have em in droves copying us but we forgot to continue it.
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Re: Forward line
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2023, 12:55:37 PM »
We really need that quick / exciting mid sized leading forward that can attract attention from defenders  to create space for the KPPs to follow into space. Our game plan has always Bonn it in deep, bring it to ground and kick it in. But, with our lack of pressuring smalls we can meet that criteria any more and the ball rebounds up the other end way too quickly.

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Re: Forward line
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2023, 11:46:14 PM »
Not working. No cohesion. No plan. No pressure when coming out  :banghead


Martin can’t chase or tackle (0 tackles)
Baby giraffe Samson can’t chase or pressure (1 tackle)
Reiwoldt is too old to chase or pressure (2 tackles)
Mansell is supposed to be indigenous   :help. Aggression isn’t enough and not often enough. (3 tackles)


Cumberland ✅ (8 tackles)
Reiwoldt ✅ (4 goals and head trauma)

MRJ (3 tackles) great pressure but doesn’t bother the scoreboard
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Re: Forward line
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2023, 12:29:31 AM »
In 10 quarters this year, we’ve kicked 1 goal or less. That’s 10 out of 20 quarters!

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Re: Forward line
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2023, 02:19:58 AM »
Stats last night as well as the scoreboard show how inconsistent we are.

                                     Q1-2      Q3

Score per inside 50          39%      50%

Kick inside 50 retained       5%      40%

Shot at goal accuracy       27%      88%

Source: Fox Footy

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Re: Forward line
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2023, 04:26:06 AM »
No surprise but we're last in the League for forward efficiency at just 39% according to Fox Footy.

Yesterday, we were even worse than that at just 34%  :help.