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That was a really good interview - but, you know, he said a lot more than just "Under pressure we crumbled".

 

You could select a different quote for this thread IMHO. I thought what he had to say was very positive and very heartening.

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6 minutes ago, Ollie fan said:

That was a really good interview - but, you know, he said a lot more than just "Under pressure we crumbled".

 

You could select a different quote for this thread IMHO. I thought what he had to say was very positive and very heartening.

In fairness, that's the quote used as the headline of the actual clipped video from the pod 

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2 minutes ago, Dee*ceiving said:

In fairness, that's the quote used as the headline of the actual clipped video from the pod 

Bingo. But that was also click bait, in fairness, based on words Trac actually said. 

Welcome to the internet everybody. 

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I really liked the fact his (theirs) attitude is ‘it is easy to fix’.


I gleaned from his comments that the team have talked about this and have an actionable strategy to address it - only time will tell if that works but half the challenge is making them all believe they can control the outcome.

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Another great insight into the maturity and amount of work this guy has done off field to keep getting better.

There was a moment where he pulled back when talking about taking over a game and said he needs to trust his team mates more to make the right decisions and play their part. I did notice last season there was a lack of trust at times and he took it upon himself to try to do everything. While I think this is mostly a healthy sentiment and holistically a better strategy I do hope he continues to have that confidence to go ahead in games and take the bull by the horns like he did late in our comeback against Brisbane last season. No one could stop him.

My favourite part was talking about the forward line and stating the glaring issue being forward line delivery as opposed to just the forward line group being the main issue. He admitted that kicking is still an issue for him and his midfield team mates. I really hope he can improve on this and find better consistency. Also mentioned how the new recruits will help in this area as well.

 

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I think that Tracc is the total professional he keeps working on himself to get that little bit extra out of himself and shares what he is doing with our high performance team. He is quite inspirational and I love that he has the confidence to discuss it so openly.!!

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4 hours ago, demon3165 said:

Myself would prefer them to stop talking about it and as the saying goes, actions speak louder than words.

Was asked the question so needed to answer.. very honest ..  I agree with u only if they are saying how good things are etc 

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9 hours ago, Ollie fan said:

That was a really good interview - but, you know, he said a lot more than just "Under pressure we crumbled".

 

You could select a different quote for this thread IMHO. I thought what he had to say was very positive and very heartening.

Course we did, plus The coach's stubborness, with selections!

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2 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

 Tracc must improve his Goal Kicking, he knows it. 

He doesn't have to do more.
Just needs to kick straight.
And that goes for the rest of them too.
We squandered those 2 finals with atrocious kicking.

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2 hours ago, Fork 'em said:

He doesn't have to do more.
Just needs to kick straight.
And that goes for the rest of them too.
We squandered those 2 finals with atrocious kicking.

Sure he does 

he has to improve his kicking action so the ball leaves his foot with more accuracy. 

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5 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Sure he does 

he has to improve his kicking action so the ball leaves his foot with more accuracy. 

I nominate this as post of the pre season and soooo correct! Lower his delivery from hand to foot with no arc exageration would be a good starting piont

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30 minutes ago, picket fence said:

I nominate this as post of the pre season and soooo correct! Lower his delivery from hand to foot with no arc exageration would be a good starting piont

Problem is it is an ingrained habit.  Possible to overcome during practice, but in the heat of a split second decision, hard to overcome the habit.

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