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Nathan Buckley was unable to explain why his team’s tackles against the Bulldogs were so bad
COLLINGWOOD trainer Nathan Buckley had to complain about an unfortunate tackling show which he declared « as low as I can remember » against the Western Bulldogs on Friday night.
The pies coughed 139 more exits the dogs, however, saw three fewer tackles in their first encounter against former teammate Adam Treloar.
The coach had to identify an important area for his team’s performance before an early crunch game against arch-rivals Carlton next Thursday night came.
« The worrying statistic for us was that despite this dominance in possession they had three tackles more than us, » said Buckley after the 16-point loss to the dogs.
« We had 104 Tackle attempts for 53 tackles, so we tackled around 50 percent which is as low as I can remember.
« Our pressure effectiveness is something we need to be careful about. If we are to win Footy games, we have to generate revenue with pressure on the ball around the competition, and we couldn’t get nearly enough of it. « Those tonight. » Buckley admitted that his defense – headed of six contested brands from All-Australian Darcy Moore – who kept pies in play as they were forced to defend 60 within the 50s.
Nathan Buckley says his team were « well hit » around the ball and put too much responsibility on the defense to withstand multiple attacks.
« They obviously gained a lot more from the ball, they were quite efficient with it and were able to move it clinically from one end of the field to the other and kept us from to do the same. «
» Our defense held against the insides we faced to allow only 19 shots on goal. That was a really tough effort, but we got it on the ropes and it’s a pretty tough place to start. «
Luke Beveridge praised his new jerk tandem, which was able to limit the impact of Brodie Grundy, who won nine votes for the Brownlow in his last three games against the dogs. Medal.
« Stefan (Martin) was great for us in the end because Brodie Grundy really kicked them off in the last couple of games and it was difficult for our team to recover from his work », Beveridge said.
« And I also found Tim’s jerk work pretty good when it was his turn to go in there, so that’s a good result for us. »
Beveridge was quick to catch the Jamarra hype Ugle-Hagan, who scored five goals in the Dogs’ VFL training game against the Pies in the early afternoon.
With West Coast defenders Jeremy McGovern and Tom Barrass waiting for them next week, Ugle-Hagans will have to AFL debut might be waiting at least a week Trainer insists the dogs don’t « throw him to the wolves ».
Nathan Buckley was unable to explain why his team’s tackles against … were so bad.
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