Album: Playing Through The Forwards
I’m no fan of the Melbourne Storm. I’m even less of a fan of the defensive style of football they refined which has dominated the competition since 2006. Being bored with this style (and with calculating overheads) I decided on a brief foray into research on an earlier question – how long do trends in the NRL last? Which lead me to this interesting piece.<br /> <br /> http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1368391/phil-gould-game-about-to-take-another-leap/<br /> <br /> Which then lead me to this interesting article.<br /> <br /> http://www.theroar.com.au/2012/06/10/bulldogs-playing-strengths-covering-weaknesses/<br /> <br /> Which lead me to even more questions ???? <br /> <br /> Which finally lead me to one question which is possibly the second most important question facing ME today (the first of course being ‘’how do we legally create footballers with Wolverine like healing abilities and adamantium bonded skeletons), which I now pose to you:<br /> <br /> When the Warriors are on form they combat Melbourne’s style of play extremely effectively and if we meet them in the final rounds we have some hope. But what of the Manly’s and Canterbury’s of the world? What if (or maybe even when!) we come up against them – How do the Warriors beat the Des Hasler game plan of ‘’Playing through the forwards”?