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    Jake Lever - Stick an elbow IN HIS BACK!

    Just finished watching the game.

    I don't understand a lot of things but I do understand this. If Lever is allowed to float around, he is going to take intercept marks. You need to play with an elbow IN HIS BACK. Don't lead - he reads it better than you. Don't double back into space - he reads it better than you. STICK YOUR ELBOW IN HIS BACK.

    Like - how hard is it. When you are playing against someone like Lever, telling players to lower their eyes etc is great in theory...but then the pressure comes and he marks it. Instead, just stick your elbow in his back and every time he jumps for the ball he has some serious heat on him. He is forced to compete, not allowed to be the 3rd man.

    Sure, it wasn't our night, but we can at least do this. And I know if we are sitting on Salem then sitting on Lever as well might make it 'hard' but he impacted so many times....
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    Re: Jake Lever - Stick an elbow IN HIS BACK!

    Quote Originally Posted by mjp View Post
    Just finished watching the game.

    I don't understand a lot of things but I do understand this. If Lever is allowed to float around, he is going to take intercept marks. You need to play with an elbow IN HIS BACK. Don't lead - he reads it better than you. Don't double back into space - he reads it better than you. STICK YOUR ELBOW IN HIS BACK.

    Like - how hard is it. When you are playing against someone like Lever, telling players to lower their eyes etc is great in theory...but then the pressure comes and he marks it. Instead, just stick your elbow in his back and every time he jumps for the ball he has some serious heat on him. He is forced to compete, not allowed to be the 3rd man.

    Sure, it wasn't our night, but we can at least do this. And I know if we are sitting on Salem then sitting on Lever as well might make it 'hard' but he impacted so many times....
    Agree. I don’t understand how teams can allow him just to float like you say. If it’s obvious to you MJP, why not the MC ? By watching the game, what was the thinking of the MC regarding Lever ?
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    Re: Jake Lever - Stick an elbow IN HIS BACK!

    Brisbane took the advice Mike. Working well.
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    Re: Jake Lever - Stick an elbow IN HIS BACK!

    I'd rather someone put a knee in his back. I don't mind Melbourne but just can't take this bloke.

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    Re: Jake Lever - Stick an elbow IN HIS BACK!

    Just stick a bloke on him all game and don't give him more than a foot of space.
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    Re: Jake Lever - Stick an elbow IN HIS BACK!

    Quote Originally Posted by comrade View Post
    Just stick a bloke on him all game and don't give him more than a foot of space.
    May be we should have moved Cordy forward
    Don't piss off old people
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    Re: Jake Lever - Stick an elbow IN HIS BACK!

    Quote Originally Posted by G-Mo77 View Post
    I'd rather someone put a knee in his back. I don't mind Melbourne but just can't take this bloke.
    Oi oi easy now gov'na.

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    Re: Jake Lever - Stick an elbow IN HIS BACK!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hotdog60 View Post
    May be we should have moved Cordy forward
    Knee to the back of the head?
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    Re: Jake Lever - Stick an elbow IN HIS BACK!

    Trying not to kick to him (or May) would have been the starting point.

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    Re: Jake Lever - Stick an elbow IN HIS BACK!

    Just plow into him and May at every contest, make them hesitant.

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    Re: Jake Lever - Stick an elbow IN HIS BACK!

    Anything you want to add MJP?
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    Re: Jake Lever - Stick an elbow IN HIS BACK!

    What I've seen with these guys is that they're really good at pushing forwards higher up the ground, pulling back to take the ball that's been kicked too full/ long.

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    Re: Jake Lever - Stick an elbow IN HIS BACK!

    As Comrade has mentioned, Hawthorn made sure the high ball didn't come in so that Lever and May didn't have the opportunity to take intercept marks. We need our forwards to lead and our mids/wingman to hit the players on a leading chest.

    This game should be ideal for Weightman and Garcia to mop up the spoiled balls and snap some goals. With rain forecast, our smaller forwards need to do the job.
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    Re: Jake Lever - Stick an elbow IN HIS BACK!

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    As Comrade has mentioned, Hawthorn made sure the high ball didn't come in so that Lever and May didn't have the opportunity to take intercept marks. We need our forwards to lead and our mids/wingman to hit the players on a leading chest.

    This game should be ideal for Weightman and Garcia to mop up the spoiled balls and snap some goals. With rain forecast, our smaller forwards need to do the job.
    I would have thought Weightman was a more mark and kick type player than a crumbing one
    Lets hope they can both adjust
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    Re: Jake Lever - Stick an elbow IN HIS BACK!

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    I would have thought Weightman was a more mark and kick type player than a crumbing one
    Lets hope they can both adjust
    Weightman has shown that he is pretty good at both but has certainly kicked more from marks.

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