Too many tackles don't stick, or allow effective disposal, or draw in a second teammate to assist, it consistently opens up play for the opposition. We just couldn't force enough fumbled ball out of them tonight
Conversely, we dont break tackles, our hand balls when takled aren't effective and we fumble far far too much.
When we actually do manage to get it outside the contest and in hand our ball movement and speed is pretty good. We can actually score now.
We aren't getting anywhere near enough chop out ball but we don't ever seem to try to create a spare behind the play.
Jobe, Stanton and hepp are being badly exposed for their lack of pace. Jobe spent a lot of time forward tonight with little effect and I'm not sure want stants is doing.
Our best two lock down kpd are Ambrose and Hartley. I don't know where that leaves hurls but he is well off the pace ATM.
Hooker looked much better in the second half when he hit up to the ball but we are desperate for a guy who can zone off and consistently mark in defence.
Not sure about green. Not convinced he works hard enough without it.
I like how aggressive McKenna is at the contest though i suspect it will cost him a holiday which is unfortunate because I thought he grew into that game. People hanging him out for a few early goals are being very harsh IMO. The one that Tex got, Hampton was gone out the back for all money and Conner remarkably managed to recover and halve the initial contest, he probably should have sought to rush a behind but he could very well have been pinged for it. In the end he got a bad bounce and a useless in between effort from hurls. I have more faith in him in a loose ball situation than Gleeson and he is better with ball in hand.
Tippa is incredibly strong, was easily amongst our best and looked good even when we were getting smashed.
Woosha had to solve two issues.
- We have to start breaking even around the ball. We have to win more good clearances and force the opposition into more bad ones.
- We needto take more intercept marks.
Where do the answers come from? We'll get a look at Myers onball at some time I presume, bird probably should be given a chance at least to see what he can do defensively onball. I think Langford should be getting a bit more time on ball.
As for the intercepts either Francis or hooker have to be asked to do it. I'm not sure what our structure looks like down back with francis. Maybe we try play him as a plus 1 down there.