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  1. This is why we need to fix it up. In 2018 Richmond had their best home and away season of the last 4 years but were terrible in centre clearance, and it didn’t affect them until 1 bad quarter in a prelim that cost their season. They would have won 4 in a row if not for their centre clearance problem being exposed when it counted.
  2. Not all. On SEN. Former Western Bulldogs captain Bob Murphy “absolutely loved” Pickett's aggression as the Demons announced themselves a premiership contender. “This is the young upstart, this is a team that is discovering who they are and what they might be, taking on the champs and not being overawed, and getting in their face, and being a little bit cocky, and being a little bit arrogant,” Murphy told SEN’s Bob and Andy. “That’s going to upset a lot of people, Melbourne have been in the doldrums for a long, long time, they’re trying to change who they are. “I absolute
  3. I like the changes going inside 50. It’s just our set shot kicking is one of the basics we haven’t improved. In 2017 and 2018 we were the easiest team to defend against because it was obvious our plan was to go front and centre, and not only was our inside 50 to shots on goal ratio deplorable , but we were easily hurt on the rebound. This year we are having more shots from the pockets, but our inside 50 to shots on goal ratio is almost 50%. The pockets are also easier to stop the rebound. If we improve our accuracy then sides will have to start working out how to defend the pockets, and tha
  4. I was looking down at Kossie for the full lead up to the incident. I was surprised a free wasn’t called well before it got out of hand as the umpire was looking. Basically Kossie was trying to create some leads and Mansell was pretty much retrying to rag doll him with scragging and hanging on, no matter which way Kossie tried to run. Went on for a full 20 seconds or so. Eventually Kossie just took the bait and it started.
  5. The direction one is accuracy from each area. West coast are more likely to kick a goal from the boundary than we are when directly in front. Tigers data below. They publish a hot spot map for where shots are taken from as well. See https://www.statsinsider.com.au/afl/shot-charting
  6. Let’s just hope we are better than a 50/50 chance when directly in front, as we have been this season. ps goal kicking stats for west coast and us this year are below.
  7. No excuse. If we aren’t fitter than them now we never will be. Some of their key defenders have had poor preseasons. Just run them into the ground. And I’ll back Langdon and Tomlinson to outrun their opponents. Burgess loves heat training, so we would have done our fair share of extreme weather training over summer.
  8. I could post all 17 of the other clubs promos if you’d like. I wonder if the other supporter boards are flying off and having a go at their clubs for an afl promo.
  9. WC have had an interrupted preseason with their key backs (McGovern, Barrass), and a new midfield with Kelly in there that may take time to gel. Last year we flew to the Gold Coast then to Perth on a 6 day turnaround and should have beaten them despite our injuries and poor form. This year we have no excuses. We won’t get a better chance to win over there than round 1.
  10. During the last 10 weeks of 2018 we became the number one defensive team in the AFL. Not hard to win games when you restrict teams to 46 points like Geelong were in the EF. There are some signs of the same in preseason. I think that’s what Goodwin is working on. In 2018 though we found it hard to score against the top teams. We still need to improve that.
  11. Swedish concussion specialist below disagrees with the bolded bit above. No offence, but this is a sensitive issue and uninformed opinions are best kept to yourself. Concussion test: Tau Professor Henrik Zetterberg, a neurochemist from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, has been looking at indicators of axon damage that might meet the criteria of a marker for more subtle brain damage. He says that, so far, research has singled out two key candidates. The first, the protein tau, is already making a name for itself as a biological villain of other conditions such as Alzheimer’s d
  12. Is Oliver ready to step up. We clearly need him to lead in last quarters when games are on the line.
  13. It would also be equally despicable if Freo had the discussions that they have now refuted. The report is damaging to Hogan but also to Freo. Bell is a lawyer. If he is 100% in the clear he should follow the example our President set in response to gutter WA journalism and start defamation proceedings if for no other reason than to get a public apology from Hagdorn along the lines of “his source was unreliable and the story was incorrect”. If Freo don’t follow that path the damaging speculation, which is not helping Hogan’s mental health, will continue.
  14. They did a rebuild via the draft mainly and focussed on defenders first. Shanahan has led the rebuild and had a good assistant coach record, but as an offensive assistant. But every team at the bottom has tried rebuilding so doing it is not easy. The 49ers used most of their high draft picks on defence which goes against the grain a bit. This year it has really clicked and paid dividends and their defence is unbelievable. Their offensive team is good without being great. They run more than pass which is safer (less turnovers), whereas Kansas will pass more than run. The 49ers really
  15. I’m not sure if many follow American football, but I’m a 49ers fan and the last 5 seasons before this one have been shockers, pretty much sitting last or close to it. Last year, out of 32 teams they had the equal 2nd worst win-loss record, the second worst defence, and a bottom 25% offence. Their turnaround this year has been staggering, especially the defence which are now feared. Here’s hoping for a good result tomorrow, and a good omen for the AFL team that finished second last in 2019.
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