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    Going to ground and blasting down the line!

    Gee it looked like we had plenty of players tonight that went to ground way to easy tonight or got pushed aside
    Two come to mind Hunter and Suckling....terrible!

    Add the blasting down the line to no one in particular...the list is long!

    It certainly is going to be a long year ahead!

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    Re: Going to ground and blasting down the line!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rance Fan View Post
    Gee it looked like we had plenty of players tonight that went to ground way to easy tonight or got pushed aside
    Two come to mind Hunter and Suckling....terrible!

    Add the blasting down the line to no one in particular...the list is long!

    It certainly is going to be a long year ahead
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    It may be a short year ahead. And based on tonight. Thank goodness. Bring on the 2020 draft!

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    Re: Going to ground and blasting down the line!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Hotel Foxtrot View Post
    It may be a short year ahead. And based on tonight. Thank goodness. Bring on the 2020 draft!
    That will be guess work as all junior footy is called off, a lot of water to go under the bridge as far as contracts / who to draft etc pans out if the season gets called off.
    Could be you can only draft if players retire, let be fair to players on the list getting robbed of having a break out year etc through no fault of their own.
    It’s going to impact everything.
    Bring back the biff

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    Re: Going to ground and blasting down the line!

    You would think it would be replacement of delistings and retirements.
    Or expand the list by three so the young kids get a go.
    There are plenty of talented people in the world. As you already know, talent is not enough. Some of the athletes with the most potential never pan out. What separates the good from the great is determination and work ethic.

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    Re: Going to ground and blasting down the line!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rance Fan View Post
    Gee it looked like we had plenty of players tonight that went to ground way to easy tonight or got pushed aside
    Two come to mind Hunter and Suckling....terrible!

    Add the blasting down the line to no one in particular...the list is long!

    It certainly is going to be a long year ahead!
    My wife who doesn't watch much footy said, gee seems very slippery out there. Only trouble is the Collingwood players held their feet.
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    Re: Going to ground and blasting down the line!

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    My wife who doesn't watch much footy said, gee seems very slippery out there. Only trouble is the Collingwood players held their feet.
    You could see our players were not used to Marvel with the roof open, specially with that drizzle.

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    Re: Going to ground and blasting down the line!

    Quote Originally Posted by ledge View Post
    That will be guess work as all junior footy is called off, a lot of water to go under the bridge as far as contracts / who to draft etc pans out if the season gets called off.
    Could be you can only draft if players retire, let be fair to players on the list getting robbed of having a break out year etc through no fault of their own.
    It’s going to impact everything.
    It is going to be an odd draft if there is no jnr footy at all.
    We might be better placed than some given we are likely to be committed to picking JUH, Cody Raak and Ewen Macpherson.

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    Re: Going to ground and blasting down the line!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rance Fan View Post
    Add the blasting down the line to no one in particular...the list is long!
    Whose fault is this though?

    It’s about being predictable to your team mates. There is nothing inherently wrong with going Long down the line - particularly as a defensive mechanism. But the players up the field need to be ‘honest’ and provide a positive long target...not try to get a cheap one 20 from the kicker when the ball carrier is feeling pressure (whether he *should* be feeling pressure is another debate entirely).

    We cheated all over the field last night and simply didn’t support one another...kicking to ‘no one’...that is symptomatic of players going off script in order to get an easy kick.
    What should I tell her? She's going to ask.

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    Re: Going to ground and blasting down the line!

    Quote Originally Posted by mjp View Post
    Whose fault is this though?

    It’s about being predictable to your team mates. There is nothing inherently wrong with going Long down the line - particularly as a defensive mechanism. But the players up the field need to be ‘honest’ and provide a positive long target...not try to get a cheap one 20 from the kicker when the ball carrier is feeling pressure (whether he *should* be feeling pressure is another debate entirely).

    We cheated all over the field last night and simply didn’t support one another...kicking to ‘no one’...that is symptomatic of players going off script in order to get an easy kick.



    In your experience Mike, where does this type of behaviour come from?
    Presumably these guys are coached within an inch of their life as to the type of non-negotiable team traits. They must know that in the post game review their 'off script' actions will be scrutinised and will more often than not bring them at best criticism and at worst see them dropped. If self-preservation is the instinct they're thinking of in the moment, surely they must be aware that going off script to get an easy kick is actually going to see them more likely to get a rebuke from the coach.
    What are the levers a coach can try to pull to change this?

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    Re: Going to ground and blasting down the line!

    Quote Originally Posted by mjp View Post
    Whose fault is this though?

    It’s about being predictable to your team mates. There is nothing inherently wrong with going Long down the line - particularly as a defensive mechanism. But the players up the field need to be ‘honest’ and provide a positive long target...not try to get a cheap one 20 from the kicker when the ball carrier is feeling pressure (whether he *should* be feeling pressure is another debate entirely).

    We cheated all over the field last night and simply didn’t support one another...kicking to ‘no one’...that is symptomatic of players going off script in order to get an easy kick.
    I take it you ended up watching the game mjp? despite our warnings?

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    Re: Going to ground and blasting down the line!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rance Fan View Post
    Two come to mind Hunter and Suckling....terrible!
    Knew this was coming but surprised it took this long.
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