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Jul 3 2015
The Red Sash
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3rd July 2015
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Rd 12 - Must keep the faith

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Round 12 - Essendon VS Hawthorn

Must keep the faith…young talent coming through…

For three quarters against Hawthorn we saw some real improvement in the way we moved and attacked the ball. Unfortunately we again couldn’t put score board pressure on the Hawks early abd could have been easily 4-5 goals up in the first 20 minutes….but it wasn’t to be.

The manner in which we were able to transition from defence to attack was better and the entries in to our forward line were a lot more effective. The players and coaches are have been working on this area of the game for several weeks and even though we did not get the result we were after, the improvement we witnessed will give our players and coaches’ confidence they are heading in the right direction.

It was great having Winderlich back – he blew out the cobwebs and should be cherry ripe this week. We await the returns of Zacha, Hocking and Myers all experienced players that will help dramatically.

Our third quarter wasn’t the best. We dropped away in the areas that had been working well for us in the first half, we were better and more competitive in the final quarter.

Zach Merrett was my best player and gets the 7 votes for the Red Sash Medal, he is getting better and better, his intensity and clean hands is a pleasure to watch and he is really stamping himself as one of the quality young players in the competition.

Gleeson also was good. He was involved in a plays setting up goals as was young Jackson Merrett whom provided important run and defensive pressure in his return to the side and Shaun McKernan whom I gave 4 votes to was also  another strong performer.

The results over the last month haven’t been the best, but the young players coming through certainly provide some excitement and should give cause for great hope. We just need to pinch a win and the confidence it will give the boys who are going through a hard time from external influences will be excellent for them.

Jake Carlisle is out for several weeks which will hurt us – but we may see a different structure this week against the Saints.

I believe Hurley, Watson, Goddard & Hooker are all chances to play forward this week.

We need to win 12 to get in the 8 so 8 from 10 is the target – it would be a huge come back from there – but its not impossible. So this week’s match against St Kilda on Sunday is significant on a number of fronts.

Then there’s our Captain, Jobe Watson, who will be playing his 200 th game. A quality person who has been through a lot let’s hope the boys can lift for him and get the win – so we can silence some of the critics also along the way – Jobe is owed big time.

Keep the faith….

See you at the footy...

Regards The Red Sash

 

 

The Red Sash Medal – Totals after Round 12

54 Heppell

34 Hurley

33 Watson

29 Goddard

26 Z Merrett

26 Hooker

26 Stanton

16 Howlett

15 Hibberd

13 Baguley

12 Coyler

11 Carlisle

8 Melksham

7 Fletcher

6 Daniher

6 Cooney

4 Ambrose

4 McKernan

2 Zaharakis

2 Gleeson

2 Dempsey

 

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