It tends to follow a similar path or theme across most clubs.
to win games of football, you have to bring a high level of intensity and pressure more often than not.
teams can do it for a couple of weeks, and it yields good results.
then something changes in the mindset. it goes from we all need to work hard to yeah we are pretty good, we are just gonna go out there and roll these ■■■■■, and we won't even have to raise a sweat.
tonight we come out and go bang bang bang, and you could see the collective mindset go from working hard, to coasting along expecting someone else to do the hard yards and i'm just gonna run around, get some possies, kick some goals and we will look good doing it.
There was one contest in the 3rd qtr i think, there were 4 essendon players running towards a contest, 1 player stopped to try and win the ball, the other 3 ran past looking for a handball, the richmond player knocked it back behind all 4 of them and richmond ran it away
The gameplan held up well. The last 2 weeks have shown if you hit your targets going forward they can defend and score heavily.
the execution going forward was atrocious and no team can win a game of footy with 67 odd turnovers.
Tonight is not wooshas fault IMO, and i'm one who is normally critical of his coaching.
you can't coach for 67 turnovers and prolly just as many bad choices about where to kick the footy ontop of that.
Like i kept saying, 6 goals in the first qtr show if they hit at least 50% of the forward transitions with better skill level, we win easily, like the last 2 weeks.