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February 8, 2010

Playing without the ball – thoughts on the second half of Welly vs GCU …

Filed under: Football — notyalcsdrawkcab @ 4:06 am

Only watched the second half.  Damn life getting in the way of footy watching.

GCU is a good football team.  (Was gonna make a metaphor about being lion – like, but thought better of it).  Yet Welly calmly and intelligently declawed and muzzled this good team.  What I saw in that second half was a team with excellent organisation and composure neutering a rather good team.

Without the ball for the most part.

I saw the introduction of Dadi as a very sound defensive measure.  A hold the ball up target man who could help give the defense a breather at times.

Some will tell you that possession is the future of the game.  Whoever possesses the ball more and makes better use of it will win.  This game was an argument against such thinking.  Adelaide`s run in the ACL last year was not based on possessing the ball.  Excellent organisation was there base.  There is a future for teams who are comfortable without the ball.

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