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Re: AFLW 2020 Rd 2: Carlton vs Collingwood at Ikon on Sunday

Reply #15
The key to the game that I have watched in the first 3 quarters is Presparkis. Her application and efforts are a blessing. Never a lazy moment from her. Her team could just attempt her efforts and swing momentum in a heartbeat. How about running harder and creating some space.
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Re: AFLW 2020 Rd 2: Carlton vs Collingwood at Ikon on Sunday

Reply #16
Why the F did Half play 2 extras in defence that qtr. Hard enough scoring in the women's game let alone having no one to kick to once out of defensive 50. Women don't get the rebound as the men do.

Re: AFLW 2020 Rd 2: Carlton vs Collingwood at Ikon on Sunday

Reply #17
Why the F did Half play 2 extras in defence that qtr. Hard enough scoring in the women's game let alone having no one to kick to once out of defensive 50. Women don't get the rebound as the men do.

Until we can kick it to a forwards advantage, the ball will continue to spend time in our defensive 50. Extra numbers are helping combat that.

Re: AFLW 2020 Rd 2: Carlton vs Collingwood at Ikon on Sunday

Reply #18
Until we can kick it to a forwards advantage, the ball will continue to spend time in our defensive 50. Extra numbers are helping combat that.

You won't kick it to advantage if you have nothing to kick to though because all your numbers are behind the ball. There's just not the quick rebound in the women's game.

We weren't doing that badly most of the 2nd qtr. Just felt we didn't have to, especially when behind. 2 goal deficit in the women's is equivalent to a 5 goal deficit in the men's. We needed to score.

Re: AFLW 2020 Rd 2: Carlton vs Collingwood at Ikon on Sunday

Reply #19
You won't kick it to advantage if you have nothing to kick to though because all your numbers are behind the ball. There's just not the quick rebound in the women's game.

We weren't doing that badly most of the 2nd qtr. Just felt we didn't have to, especially when behind. 2 goal deficit in the women's is equivalent to a 5 goal deficit in the men's. We needed to score.

We had the same amount of scoring shots.
We had more tackles inside 50.

The only thing we didn't do was kick well, both at goal, and to teammates.
Half can't kick it for them.

Our entries inside 50 were the issue, along with transitioning from half back to half forward.

We like to run and gun, but we needed to lower our eyes and not just bomb away.

Re: AFLW 2020 Rd 2: Carlton vs Collingwood at Ikon on Sunday

Reply #20
The key to the game that I have watched in the first 3 quarters is Presparkis. Her application and efforts are a blessing. Never a lazy moment from her. Her team could just attempt her efforts and swing momentum in a heartbeat. How about running harder and creating some space.
I don't know if she can keep that up week in and week out, the opposition are smashing her and they do it penalty free! The Filth today basically charge at her off the square with someone running through her whichever way she turned.
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Re: AFLW 2020 Rd 2: Carlton vs Collingwood at Ikon on Sunday

Reply #21
This was the mirror image of last week: we were well beaten in the important aspects and a lot of our better players were down. I'm afraid Collingwood did their homework and we didn't appear to. :(

[1] Rucks and centre clearances:
Last week we dominated in this area. This week we really struggled, even though we won the taps. Moody was brilliant at the taps, but her taps generally didn't go to our advantage. We REALLY have to work on our centre square work before next week.
Ali Downie did OK, but couldn't direct her taps: her ruck style was very similar to Collingwood's Sharni Layton. However, Layton is that bit taller and stronger, so it was hard yakka in the middle.
Prespakis showed just how good she really was: she was tagged heavily and still managed to get the ball and do good things with it. We have to learn to protect her in the centre square so she can get reasonable clearances.
Our other mids worked hard, but just didn't have the system.

[2] Forwards:
Our big name forwards were very ordinary today. Tayla Harris was beaten in a way that we have never seen before. Her opponent was probably Collingwood's best. However, her comments after the game were definitely Inflammatory.  If we can get better control of the centre and deliver the ball, we might just be able to get her to eat her words. Tayla isn't a dud, but I really want to see us drive that back down that stupid throat.
Mind you, Tayla didn't look 100%. She moved much better last week.
Darcy Vescio had a shocker. Not enough chasing, not enough pressure on the Collingwood defenders, falling over her own feet and more. Our delivery to her faecal, which didn't help. However, Darcy really needs to produce more than that.
Nik Stevens had a shocker and barely touched the ball. She is another who needs to learn some lessons from this one.
Georgie Gee could have been the match winner, but the number of times she fumbled and dropped simple marks simply cost us opportunities.

[3] Our disposal:
Unlike last week, our disposal and ball handling was terrible this week. We fumbled and dropped marks, while Collingwood's play can smooth and clean. Our main avenue to goal appeared to be kicking over the top and trying to get to the ball first. Not a bad idea, but it simply didn't work on the way. We moved the ball too slowly and kicked the ball not to our advantage.

[4] Pace:
Other than a few speedsters (Walker and Dalton, for example), Collingwood were quicker than us. Especially in the middle. I didn't like that.
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Re: AFLW 2020 Rd 2: Carlton vs Collingwood at Ikon on Sunday

Reply #23
When you have your revenge, serve it cold!
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Re: AFLW 2020 Rd 2: Carlton vs Collingwood at Ikon on Sunday

Reply #24
Classless comment from a classless club.
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Re: AFLW 2020 Rd 2: Carlton vs Collingwood at Ikon on Sunday

Reply #26
Vescio needs to perform like the marquee player she is supposed to be.  But she wasn't the lone ranger today.

Our old forum colleague had a good game today.
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Re: AFLW 2020 Rd 2: Carlton vs Collingwood at Ikon on Sunday

Reply #27
Vescio needs to perform like the marquee player she is supposed to be.  But she wasn't the lone ranger today.
 
It looked like she was working to rule today, might be best if she lets the ambit wage claims slide for a while!
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Re: AFLW 2020 Rd 2: Carlton vs Collingwood at Ikon on Sunday

Reply #28
Vescio needs to perform like the marquee player she is supposed to be.  But she wasn't the lone ranger today.

Our old forum colleague had a good game today.

Vescio needs to be moved further up the ground, earlier on. Not let her spend half a game in a forwardline which has no chance of getting a ball kicked to their advantage.

Re: AFLW 2020 Rd 2: Carlton vs Collingwood at Ikon on Sunday

Reply #29
Disappointing result but, with an ounce of luck, it could have been a different story.

Collingwood was too good on the day and we need to learn from that and lift our game.

It’s bad luck that the Hosking twins weren’t triplets or, even better, quadruplets.  You can generally rely on Sarah but Jess was equally dogged and showed elite skills today.

I think that the big difference this season is the skills on display; players rarely fumble a mark, delivery by hand and foot is generally good, tackles stick, and goal kicking is OK.
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