Up the heat
The good news is the only option left for the Warriors in the finals is to take the game on, and we just might see the Stawell we got to know from last year’s final series re-emerge.
Stawell’s team leaders will be essential in getting this right.
This all stems from Eckel in his direction, personal game and leadership.
If he manages to get his hands on the ball in space, we could see the run and carry of others such Cam Kimber, Jamie Bach, Jesse Galeaportelli and talented Sean Mantell.
A few players have consistently flown the flag this year, such as David Andrivon, who has been a strong and creative forward and James Delahunty, when available, has been important.
Jackson Dark continues to be Stawell’s primary defensive player and Jack Beaton is good in the air, while in attack the side has numerous targets it needs to exploit.
These include Julian Carr, high-profile Travis Graham and Toohey Medallist and veteran Brent Tuckey.
In summary, the Warriors have to find something they haven’t had all year – a winning mentality – to push any further than the first week of the finals.
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