Got a feeling in my bones about this one .... we could win...
The big thing will be being smart in possession and holding on to it when we can. There will be times when we want to send Oar but have to put it in to space or along the ground rather than expecting him to win an aerial contest with Mcgowan or Wilkinson.The Roar did try and attack them though which left them very open and vulnerable to getting in behind. We need to minimise this to stop a rout IMO, sitting back and letting SFC attack on all fronts will not be successful either as we will make mistakes
Learn from Ange. Nothing in the air, it doesn't suit our mosquito brigadeThe big thing will be being smart in possession and holding on to it when we can. There will be times when we want to send Oar but have to put it in to space or along the ground rather than expecting him to win an aerial contest with Mcgowan or Wilkinson.
For mine our best defensive games have been with Fox in. If Hatch has been judged unready I’d prefer to push Rowles to LB. it’s been a horror show for us.Im hoping we can distinguish between playing defensively or conservatively and parking it in our own box for this one. We havent got that right so far and that invites a lot of pressure. I'm thinking maybe a 4-2-3-1 might work for us but if everyone is fit we'll have some decent players on the bench. Big questions will be:
Ziggy in CB or RB which will determine if Miller or Fox/Tongyik gets time.
GG at CB, DM or bench
How we fit Duric, Kim, DDS, Oar, Silvera, GG, Stensness and who misses out.
Is Jair ready to start?
Probably controversial but I'd be tempted not to start Silvera in this one just due to his defending being a weak point. That would let DDS or Duric play a bit wider but both in the same line and allow Kim + GG or Stensness. But at the same time we'd miss his speed. Maybe we can play him up front if Jair isn't ready to start. Sub selection will be a dilemma too.
Depends where Staj stands with Miller. If they want to play Ziggy right and move Rowles left then GG might have to come back in to CB with Fox or Tongyik, preferably Fox if he's back in the good books. Wouldn't be a bad idea for a game where we can sacrifice Clisby's efforts going forward to play conservatively as that's not something Rowles offers. In other games the trade off could hurt us more. Another bonus would be more pace in the middle to deal with ALF and Kosta's runs.or maybe drop GG back to a CD and move Rowles to left back