First ever Blitz post for me - a landmark moment!
I have watched both games over the past two weeks, and attended the Geelong game in person last week. Whilst it is only JLT and everyone wants to tell you that it means f##k all, the signs are far from encouraging in my opinion.
Being at the game last week, I noticed the following:
No Hooker looks to be a worry. Massively undersized vs the likes of Ratagulea and Hawkins. Ambrose and Hurley looked like midgets next to those guys.
Lack of overall intensity at the ball and tackling pressure. A handful of players have a crack at every contest (Bags, Walla, Smith).
Young up and coming mids found wanting. Very disappointed with Parish, Langford, Guelfi in JLT 1 and 2. All look a bit lost out there.
Turnovers, foot skills. Enough said. Only Francis & Walla showing that they can hit the difficult kicks.
No forward system. This has been an issue for us over several years, after 2 preseasons games, i don’t see any signs this has improved.