I was not surprised that Mont left Marco on the bench. Lately he has been holding the ball for too long and running into more dead ends than Wee Mac used to.
When he came on yesterday there were quite a few times when he delayed too long on the break and did not release players running into open space.
I am getting concerned with his form.
Moresche provided some good energy up front and provided some glimpses of a quality player. When he stops falling over to draw fouls I may even be able to say "told you so" about him.
I reckon you’re well off the mark there AM. Correct about the through balls he should have fed but the bloke is so much of our attack and no player gets them all right. Now that he and Cummings seem to have a better understanding both of them are looking better for it (Sydney game aside but that was garbage all round).
I think Monty got the tactics on this one spot on and Marco wasn’t demoted, rather held back to ensure we had a creator up our sleeve to chase the win/game if needed after the early rush from the nix. Moresche put in a good performance but was on early to press, harass and pick up any scraps that fell his way. We were always unlikely to get on the front foot early in that first 15-20, to have Marco and Cummings both out there burning energy would have been a waste.