SMALL WINS ALLOW FOR ATTACK
is speed and constant movement and a dangerous forward line looks confident knowing the ball is coming in quickly.
The last piece of the puzzle has been their defenders winning or halving one-on-one contests, giving the team confidence and belief. It serves to create a ground-ball game, allowing mids and defenders time to get numbers to the battle, and it ignites team attack.
Winning contested possession, scoring from turnovers and efficiency of conversion inside 50m have long been indicators of success. They reflect a team that is proficient in the three phases.
Geelong is top-three in the league in these areas.
In a club, winning and momentum run much deeper than what we see on the field.
It can be the result of tinkering with the game style, a shift in player confidence or a good run with injury.
What we see at the Cats is the emergence of many young players in their positions. They look more confident in their roles and rounded in their games.
Brandan Parfitt, Jack Henry, Mark O’Connor, Sam Simpson, Gryan Miers, Esava Ratugolea, Quinton Narkle