Page 23 of 23 FirstFirst ... 131920212223
Results 331 to 342 of 342
  1. #331
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    1,126
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Game Day Round 9, 2017 - Geelong V Western Bulldogs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    I agree - Geelong breaking too many tackles in the middle of the ground wouldn't be helped by adding a tall defender in the mix, although for this week I'd consider one even though the Saints are super-quick in their F50 because they have more tall options than Geelong.
    Riewoldt has been playing closer to goal, Membrey is dangerous on the lead even if he isn't modern KPP height (more Morris height) and they'll play McCartin again who is the exact type of player we've traditionally played into form (we've given Darcy Moore 5 goals, we have a habit of this).
    So much this. It was one after the other. And it seems to be a bit of a trend this year with us. We seem to tackle the waist like a little kid holding on to a big kid but don't lock an arm. We make the tackle, and most times stick it, but can't bring them to ground and allow the arms to be free to give a handball off. It's very frustrating because the effort is basically for nothing. There were at least a dozen times this happened friday night.

  2. #332
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    6,072
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Game Day Round 9, 2017 - Geelong V Western Bulldogs

    In simple terms, we are constantly the hunted and rarely the hunter this year.

    You watch the TV and we feel regularly out-numbered, be it in a literal sense or through the pressure that opposition sides are bringing.

    Sticking to simplistic terms - and we know there's much more to it than this - we need to find a way to shift back into the 'hunter'.

  3. #333
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Seddon
    Posts
    4,287
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Game Day Round 9, 2017 - Geelong V Western Bulldogs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    I agree - Geelong breaking too many tackles in the middle of the ground wouldn't be helped by adding a tall defender in the mix, although for this week I'd consider one even though the Saints are super-quick in their F50 because they have more tall options than Geelong.
    Riewoldt has been playing closer to goal, Membrey is dangerous on the lead even if he isn't modern KPP height (more Morris height) and they'll play McCartin again who is the exact type of player we've traditionally played into form (we've given Darcy Moore 5 goals, we have a habit of this).
    I guess what to do about Riewoldt is the question.
    Adams and Morris are both suitable match ups for McCartin - with an ideal scenario being that Morris plays on Membrey. Its whether or not one of those plays taller on Riewoldt, or whether we back those two plus Wood to handle the three marking forwards.

    Does Bevo just back Easton Wood to go with Riewoldt when he is higher up, and Adams to take him when he is deep forward?
    The Western Bulldogs.....shortest premiership drought in the league.

  4. #334
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wherever the dogs are playing
    Posts
    30,525
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Game Day Round 9, 2017 - Geelong V Western Bulldogs

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozza View Post
    I guess what to do about Riewoldt is the question.
    Adams and Morris are both suitable match ups for McCartin - with an ideal scenario being that Morris plays on Membrey. Its whether or not one of those plays taller on Riewoldt, or whether we back those two plus Wood to handle the three marking forwards.

    Does Bevo just back Easton Wood to go with Riewoldt when he is higher up, and Adams to take him when he is deep forward?
    I would prefer Morris on Membrey, otherwise McCartin will kick 10 on Morris. Morris does not have the capacity to compete in the air. Adams to pick up McCartin.

    I don't know enough about the Saints and whether they have a tall resting ruckman or not? Bruce played in the reserves on the weekend and was thrashed by Liam Jones, with Liam having 26 disposals at Fullback, so I doubt he will come back in.
    Premierships: SENIORS - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, 2014, 2016 (10 total) AFL 1954, 2016. RESERVES - 1938, 1945, 1962, 1988, 1994, 1998 (6 total) UNDER 19S - 1954 (1 total) Other Premierships - Championship of Victoria 1924 (1 total); VFL Night Series 1963-64, 1967, 1970 (4 total) Preseason Cup, 2010 (total 1)

  5. #335
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    10,490
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Game Day Round 9, 2017 - Geelong V Western Bulldogs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    I agree - Geelong breaking too many tackles in the middle of the ground wouldn't be helped by adding a tall defender in the mix, although for this week I'd consider one even though the Saints are super-quick in their F50 because they have more tall options than Geelong.
    Riewoldt has been playing closer to goal, Membrey is dangerous on the lead even if he isn't modern KPP height (more Morris height) and they'll play McCartin again who is the exact type of player we've traditionally played into form (we've given Darcy Moore 5 goals, we have a habit of this).
    I think one of Cordy or Roberts has to play this week.. preferably Cordy who is limited physically like Roberts is.

  6. #336
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Hawforn
    Posts
    7,012
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Game Day Round 9, 2017 - Geelong V Western Bulldogs

    Cordy wasn't flash Saturday.
    Last edited by jeemak; 22-05-2017 at 05:45 PM.
    There must be better things to do, than sittin' around sniffin' glue, so follow me, just follow me...

  7. #337
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Seddon
    Posts
    4,287
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Game Day Round 9, 2017 - Geelong V Western Bulldogs

    "McCartin will kick 10 on Morris"

    Now I've heard it all!!
    The Western Bulldogs.....shortest premiership drought in the league.

  8. Likes Jaytee, BornInDroopSt'54 liked this post
  9. #338
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Wheelers Hill
    Posts
    3,777
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Game Day Round 9, 2017 - Geelong V Western Bulldogs

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozza View Post
    "McCartin will kick 10 on Morris"

    Now I've heard it all!!
    Agree....we're talking about a bloke struggling for form up against the greatest defender this club has ever seen. Bit of respect please.
    I thought I was wrong once but I was mistaken.

    #introypannellwetrust

  10. #339
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wherever the dogs are playing
    Posts
    30,525
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Game Day Round 9, 2017 - Geelong V Western Bulldogs

    Quote Originally Posted by always right View Post
    Agree....we're talking about a bloke struggling for form up against the greatest defender this club has ever seen. Bit of respect please.
    Morris is one of my all time favourites, but I recognise his limitations when he is mis-matched against someone.

    Give the guy a break by matching him on someone his own size.
    Premierships: SENIORS - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, 2014, 2016 (10 total) AFL 1954, 2016. RESERVES - 1938, 1945, 1962, 1988, 1994, 1998 (6 total) UNDER 19S - 1954 (1 total) Other Premierships - Championship of Victoria 1924 (1 total); VFL Night Series 1963-64, 1967, 1970 (4 total) Preseason Cup, 2010 (total 1)

  11. #340
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Seddon
    Posts
    4,287
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Game Day Round 9, 2017 - Geelong V Western Bulldogs

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Morris is one of my all time favourites, but I recognise his limitations when he is mis-matched against someone.

    Give the guy a break by matching him on someone his own size.
    McCartin is no absolute monster at 194cms. Only 3 cms taller than Morris. But I wouldn't expect the players to stay on one man all game - they rarely ever do.
    The Western Bulldogs.....shortest premiership drought in the league.

  12. #341
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Dogsville
    Posts
    8,128
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Game Day Round 9, 2017 - Geelong V Western Bulldogs

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    I would prefer Morris on Membrey, otherwise McCartin will kick 10 on Morris. Morris does not have the capacity to compete in the air. Adams to pick up McCartin.

    I don't know enough about the Saints and whether they have a tall resting ruckman or not? Bruce played in the reserves on the weekend and was thrashed by Liam Jones, with Liam having 26 disposals at Fullback, so I doubt he will come back in.
    McCartin will kick 10? On Morris? He'd be stoked if he got 3 on the great man.
    Bontempelli runs in, lines em' up and kicks a goal...Listen to this. Listen to the fans. This is why we come to the football. Neither side gives or takes and inch and the Bulldogs are back in front. Woof Woof.

  13. #342
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wherever the dogs are playing
    Posts
    30,525
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Game Day Round 9, 2017 - Geelong V Western Bulldogs

    Quote Originally Posted by 1eyedog View Post
    McCartin will kick 10? On Morris? He'd be stoked if he got 3 on the great man.
    Do you really think I would say that if I was serious, I was emphasising a point.
    Premierships: SENIORS - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, 2014, 2016 (10 total) AFL 1954, 2016. RESERVES - 1938, 1945, 1962, 1988, 1994, 1998 (6 total) UNDER 19S - 1954 (1 total) Other Premierships - Championship of Victoria 1924 (1 total); VFL Night Series 1963-64, 1967, 1970 (4 total) Preseason Cup, 2010 (total 1)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •