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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 13 2024 Post Game Celebrations - Carlton vs Essendon
The question that stems from that then Kruds,  is this.... if all that is true.

Should we question a coaching group, armed with University level stats, who goes with two rucks instead of one, based on our primary school level info?

I think thats unfair - we may not have played at the highest level but sure as hell have watched a thousand games.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 13 2024 Post Game Celebrations - Carlton vs Essendon
And that’s where the tackle myth comes in. You don’t have to tackle to put pressure on your opponents.

My view is entirely different when the opposition has field position like Essendon did. Tackling is the Alpha and Omega always has been - rucks need midfield numbers in conjuction with hit outs . We were very lucky Essendon did not kick straight and Cin got himself on the scoreboard twice there are many ways one can look at it. I'd put it down the boys were motivated but tired but need to do better.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: It's now or never!
Just have to be smart about our recruiting.
Newman, Doc, Williams have at least another 2-3 years in them despite their age. You can play into your mid 30s these days if been keeping well and in form. Hawkins, Pendelbury, Boak, Taylor Walker etc etc - players can play for longer than 10-15 years ago imo.

Jack Reiwoldt played good footy until he was 34 years old. Our top enders have plenty left in them their raw talent will keep their form up.