I am currently watching the Geelong v Essendon AFL match on TV. IT is being played at a frenetic pace. The comment keeps being made, "How do you shut that down?" I'm not sure what the answer is. The play on statistic is being displayed but it must be high. For those who dont follow what that means is that when a mark is made, instead of going back and kicking over the mark, the player taking the mark is either handballing immediately to another player running past him, or turning and running on himself, sometimes not even giving any respect to the player marking him. The speed with which this is being done is certainly making this a good option.
One idea I have been toying with, and it would probably take a team like Sydney Swans to pull it off is a very physical game, and possibly try and put one of these teams mentally off the idea of running on for fear of getting smashed.
Port Power were totally outplayed in a Grand Final lashing frenzy by the Geelong Cats.
The final score 163 to 44 had a winning margin of 119 points that was the greatest ever, beating the previous record of 96. It was also the cats first premiership in 43 years.
I thought the best players on the ground today were Paul Chapman for the Cats and Peter Burgoyne for Port.
It was an excellent game and Michael and I followed it off with some precision football kicking out in the park afterwards.
For todays viewing pleasure, the full list of events at the AFL Grand Final day can be found on the official website.
I will be watching from 1:30PM with some mates.
Go the ... hmmm ... I don't really like either team!
One of my mates is a mad keen port supporter, and I don't know anybody who supports Geelong (we live in Lions Country).
I think I will go for the cats just so Port don't win!
Go the Cats!