#26 Cale "Thank You Mr" Hooker


#4007

Settle down, Brown is a very average forward and will not be in the team when Daniher gets back.


#4008

Assumes sarcastica…


#4009

Oh, I certainly didn’t see it as a negative. I just felt we put a great deal of focus into specifically stopping Brown kicking goals, which makes Hooker’s individual game look a bit better than it was.

I’m watching the replay now, and I reckon every first quarter goal North got was a result of us going overkill on Brown.

But Hooker has also done some big defensive efforts too.


#4010

Yep agree that they had too much of a focus. That was probably the teams instructions though.

One of the most pleasing things yesterday was there was obvious changes to be made after the first quarter. Too much space in Nths forward line. Goldys dominance. Higgins and Cunnington getting off the chain. After quarter time we addressed all of them.


#4011

I know, right?

It’s quite something.


#4012

Yesterday showed how good our defence looks when our midfield actually gets on top.


#4013

You thought our defence looked good yesterday? Did you see how many goals we shipped, often to our own bad defensive play?


#4014

Yep. We do not have any one person that can handle the entire compliment of skills Brown has, so we did what all good teams do, teamed up on him,. Also - it was fairly obvious that the plan norf had was for Brown to run all over the place (clocked up over 15km) to below Hooker up - which happened at times.


#4015

I loved yesterday’s game, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. However, our defense was pretty terrible at times. The game slowing down was largely due to us fixing that.


#4016

They certainly weren’t good all day.


#4017

Been better than Rance down back this year. Beats the match up with big forwards, floats and intercepts when he doesn’t have a direct match up. Provide allot of drive out of HB through calm and clean first possession in contests.

Gotta be a chance for AA.


#4018

We had 108 points kicked against us - 4th highest of all games of the round. Our Defense wasn’t very good at all. Some of the goals that they kicked we showed no defense at all.


#4019

Thought he did a great job on him, the other defenders really helped out to.

One on one Hooker was superb, on the lead Brown was able to beat him.

To keep him to 2 goals was massive.

Love his marking. Though every time he tries to dummy around someone on the boundary line he coughs it up. Know your limitations cale and move the ball forward.


#4020

But, but, we have no one to stop big Benny Brown. Kingy?


#4021

Brown on the lead would beat most of his opponents most of the time. He can be very impressive.


#4022

There’s not many that can stop those marks on the lead, but one on one I thought Hooker won, apart from that free kick he gave away unnecessarily.


#4023

They had to slow the game down to get back into it which took away most of his leading space


#4024

Had about 4 in the end. All at once.


#4025

Ben Brown had as much help from the Nth forwards stopping Hooker, as Hooker had help from other defenders.

Most of the occasions he got away from Hooker on the lead in the forwardline were when someone else had put a block on Hooker.


#4026

Would be a 80-goal forward if he had Lockett’s accuracy. I also think he is still underrated by many.