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Mr Incoherent strikes again. We are great, but are we that great that 3 opposition mids need to sacrifice their own game to stop us? It's hard enough getting one coach to apply a tag let alone 3. 

The one thing I will agree with him on is that no matter how good these teams think their system is, they are going to have to modify it on gameday when they face us. The things that have gotten them to a point aren't going to prevail against Melbourne. It means situations where guys like Jack Higgins may be having a great season so far but his main ambition probably shouldn't be trying to get out the back to kick a few sausages, he may have to contribute to some forward pressure. It means Max King can't just demand their mids kick it on his head, he might have to move around a bit and create some leads. This MFC is not only taking teams best weapons away from them, they are taking individual players best weapons away from them too. 

Hawthorn came with a plan that was probably never going to beat us but sure as hell came the closest that anyone has. Tagging one of our stars and moving the ball at every opportunity from the back and trying to catch us out. There's no real need to get the rocket scientists working on this Robbo, just figure out the best plan and execute as best as possible. Having said that I'm more than happy for these types of headlines each week!

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21 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

i don't understand why nobody at the hun tags slobbo. 

his top drawer must be overflowing with some tasty pics

Yeah, of himself. He is in awe of his own self-appreciation.

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1 hour ago, layzie said:

 It means Max King can't just demand their mids kick it on his head, he might have to move around a bit and create some leads.

 

Notice how BBB plays up and down the ground to provide options. No one sits at home in the goal square waiting for high kicks.

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No team backing themselves to win a flag is going to tag 3 players, they will go in backing their own system. And the rest of the teams are just crap so good luck to them. 

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It is not about the players it is about the coaching system. Our players don't have pixie dust on them (well Gawn/Oliver/Tracc do), they don't have cheat codes, there are other players who are as fit, strong, clever etc. But they don't have the system. Until you break down our system or we lose too many players who can stick to it, other teams are going to come up donuts. Tagging is just a laughable idea because our system will make holes in that approach like a hot knife through butter. We have the best synergy of any team ever. There have been more skilled teams, but never ones with better synergy that is the coaching greatness  getting us to the point where we can say our system matches anything ever offered.

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12 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Or stricken by hubris and complacency. No sign of that yet from the team. Supporters, on the other hand...

We’re so above hubris or complacency it’s not funny. Our defence and midfield is 20% better than anyone else. Hard to see us not winning 4 on the trot

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Better off tagging Lever, Brayshaw and Petty. The intercept marks and ground balls are what opposition teams need to stop to have any chance of kicking a winning score, not the midfield. 

 

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Would guess that most teams/coaches only have probably one to three (tops!!) genuine run with (cooler) or hard tag players in their arsenal who are capable (trained/skilled/mentally prepped) for taking on these roles anyway.

It would probably take a pre-season or at least a 'mini mid season pre-season' being put in to half a dozen or more guys to all of a sudden have a myriad of them at your disposal and attempt this strat.

And even if you were to do this you would then have to train the rest of your crew to adjust for the impact of this significant change on the zone/team defence side!

Robbo is an out there left thinker of the game and love his passion but boy he does come up with some whacko stuff at times.

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