We seemed to be able to defend well given the number of times the ball came in but they didn’t score but we were well and truly covered when going forward as well.
It would be a bit harsh to single out anybody in the last quarter for losing the game given we had so many turn overs all night.
I really hope in the off season we find a better drill to practice with that sort of pressure. I’m not a high frequency visitor to training sessions but i’ve never seen that sort of pressure while we are training. We can see it any round. When that sort of pressure is on us we tend to fall away. We need to work harder.
The game plan seems to hold, we are fast enough but it’s the last half a percent that we are lacking.
Hooker will win us a game off his own boot one day ala Lucas or Lloyd. Won’t be as pretty as them but will be full of heart!
On Langford, big bodied mid, never played where we need a big bodied mid! Coaches instructions? Mystified.
15 years since that anzac day where collingwood showed that if you just run off essendons hb you can get easy possessions and outnumber the backline every time
15 years of the same relying on Essendon laziness, and 15 years of Essendon living up to it’s comfortable mediocrity accepting culture
5 goals + that could have been stopped by VFL level players who would just stay with their men
With the potential on our list, playing 110% we’d win a flag, but because the club recruits paycheque footy players, we sit in the middle to bottom of the ladder year in year out, and the shittiest thing, is that it’s the essendon bred players not the traded in ones who are found out every time there’s a big game
is there a stat for conceding goals from your fwd 50? we’d have to stink a bit in that area. seems like a regular occurrence that we do all the hard work, miss a shot or not even get one then concede a goal.
anyway, great effort in the last quarter but left it too late.
1:When caddy took that easy mark on the point post… i thought i was push in the back to francis…
2:Heppel kick off half back… heppell is forbidden to kick inboard… never allowed ever…
3:Hookers Hook kick.
4: Houlis not paid deliberate out of bounds. It was clear as that was delibrate.
We’ve done pretty well with a patched up forward line and Hooker on one leg.
Our defense needs a few personell changes.
We can’t continue to carry slow players who cant defend the zone, you’ll get by against average teams, not against quality.
JD and smack up forward,
Gleeson back will make a huge difference.