I noticed a lot of manning up, heavily congested situations in the intra club game, with few opportunities to run through the middle in space and a distinct move away from the uncontested mode we have trained for in previous years. If thats what they have been training, then it appears to have worked. But, take the best 22 and i would expect spread and movement patterns to allow the A team to open the game up and, as they say, go to another level.
Tommy was easily the best ruckman, and at one point even took a run down the wing. Stoppages are still a work in progress and it was good to see Laverde and many others including even Corgy trying out through the middle. I think we have brought in enough mids to make up for the loss of Jobe, but how much we improve at stoppages will only be known during the season.
Thanks Soulnet and the club for facilitating the BBQ. Thanks to the blokes who cooked snags with their backs to the footy, its good they get a chance to see the replay.