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Re: The rise and RISE of Marc Pittonet

Reply #615
Sigh, irrespective of what we think look what Collingwood have done with their talls tonight.  They've screwed their team balance and ended up with a ruck as the sub.

Yep, worst thing you can do is include a ruck as the sub.
Many in the pre-season suggested it was the right thing to do, but i have always been strongly opposed to that because it gives you no flexibility.
You are better off playing your 2nd ruck and subbing one out, rather than using one as your sub.

I tipped pies as an outsider this week, but unless they can pull another win out of their rectum, i think i'm screwed.

Re: The rise and RISE of Marc Pittonet

Reply #616
Lods has suggested that hitouts to advantage occur so rarely as to be largely inconsequential.  Two research projects, one from Swinburne and one from Victoria University, have shown that Lods is correct.

Pitto is very competitive at ruck contests but not so useful in the other aspects of a ruckman's role.
A near perfect display of those two lines is the result tonight, Cox handed out so many HtA he's got RSI but that's it for the Filth as far as progressing the pill goes and Cox becomes invisible before that pill even hits the intended target. His second effort comes at the next stoppage! ;D

The contrast between Cox who can get his hand on everything first and someone like a Blicsavs, Jackson or TDK is a stark reminder of our Warnock days! The bean poles no matter what they do with the tap aren't worth it, it's the players who have the instant 2nd, 3rd or as many repeat efforts as needed that make the difference.
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Re: The rise and RISE of Marc Pittonet

Reply #617
A near perfect display of those two lines is the result tonight, Cox handed out so many HtA he's got RSI but that's it for the Filth as far as progressing the pill goes and Cox becomes invisible before that pill even hits the intended target. His second effort comes at the next stoppage! ;D

The contrast between Cox who can get his hand on everything first and someone like a Blicsavs, Jackson or TDK is a stark reminder of our Warnock days! The bean poles no matter what they do with the tap aren't worth it, it's the players who have the instant 2nd, 3rd or as many repeat efforts as needed that make the difference.
Isnt Gawn a beanpole?  

Re: The rise and RISE of Marc Pittonet

Reply #618
Isnt Gawn a beanpole?
@ElwoodBlues1, that's a silly question as you and everybody knows Gawn as mobile and aerobic as any player in the competition.

Why would you even try to make that assertion?
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Re: The rise and RISE of Marc Pittonet

Reply #619
For bloke that doesn't like to give interviews (Sorry, BT I get nervous) Pitto did pretty well on the Sunday footy show today.
A lot of it was party line stuff, but he was confident, articulate and even a little funny.

Re: The rise and RISE of Marc Pittonet

Reply #620
For bloke that doesn't like to give interviews (Sorry, BT I get nervous) Pitto did pretty well on the Sunday footy show today.
A lot of it was party line stuff, but he was confident, articulate and even a little funny.

He did an interview for the News a couple months ago and was the same.

I think he just doesn't want anything to do with BT.....and understandably so.

Re: The rise and RISE of Marc Pittonet

Reply #621
I'm really struggling to see where he'll get Brownlow votes in his career. It's okay. It happens. There have been players who have had a long career with almost none of them. I mention the Brownlow, as he got a vote from me in the JP medal voting tally for his role on Gawn last night.
He's an old-school type of ruck, he specialises largely in the tap-out department and getting it down to our midfielders first. Can't fault him on that.
Credit where credit is very due, he was outstanding against an elite and arguably ATG ruck in limiting him around the ground with his defensive running. Took a telling mark, against Gawn's own kick, deep in defence. He's had a tremendous finals series, the miss in the dead rubber against GWS may have left him with some sort of fitness to move around a bit more. The only thing he's missed, twice in the last two matches, are holding on to his marks in the F50. He hasn't scored a goal in three years and those are ones he's missed out on to finally give himself a chance for a six-pointer.

 

Re: The rise and RISE of Marc Pittonet

Reply #622
I'm really struggling to see where he'll get Brownlow votes in his career. It's okay. It happens. There have been players who have had a long career with almost none of them. I mention the Brownlow, as he got a vote from me in the JP medal voting tally for his role on Gawn last night.
He's an old-school type of ruck, he specialises largely in the tap-out department and getting it down to our midfielders first. Can't fault him on that.
Credit where credit is very due, he was outstanding against an elite and arguably ATG ruck in limiting him around the ground with his defensive running. Took a telling mark, against Gawn's own kick, deep in defence. He's had a tremendous finals series, the miss in the dead rubber against GWS may have left him with some sort of fitness to move around a bit more. The only thing he's missed, twice in the last two matches, are holding on to his marks in the F50. He hasn't scored a goal in three years and those are ones he's missed out on to finally give himself a chance for a six-pointer.
Gave him a vote too as he played an important role vs Gawn as you said and as Geelong showed last season you don't need superstar rucks to win a flag.