The team we should model ourselves on this season is the Melbourne Demons. They feature a number of young, inexperienced players but they’re stringing together wins. The biggest was this past weekend against previously unbeaten Brisbane.
The Lions are bigger, more seasoned with a number of triple-premier players (+ Fevola), and arguably more skilled. But the Demons had two keys to their victory that we can copy: strong, aggressive, and constant tackling and using their young legs to stymie the big bad Lions.
Highlights below. Watch how aggressive tackling can turn the once-intimidated into the intimidators:
In nearly every match this years, especially when it comes time for Nationals, we’ll give away