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Friday, 5 April 2019

Ex-Eagle's 'simple' advice to under-fire Worsfold


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Former West Coast Eagles star Daniel Kerr has revealed the simple piece of advice he gave his former coach John Worsfold ahead of Essendon's Round 3 clash against Melbourne.

Worsfold is under immense pressure after the Bombers' listless 0-2 start to the season and faces a must-win game on Friday night.

With the Bombers' much-heralded midfield under siege, Kerr revealed the simple bit of advice he passed onto Worsfold.

"I said to him 'you’ve got to teach your midfield to do the little things in a game, the little simple things', because they’re so important," Kerr told the Coast to Coast podcast.

John Worsfold

"It’s the first bit of advice I’ve ever offered ‘Woosha’ and he’s given me a fair bit — and always good advice."

Despite Essendon's season-opening defeats to the GWS Giants and St Kilda in the opening two rounds, Kerr is confident that the Bombers could turn it around, saying the side's problems were "easy to fix".

"They’re so stagnant … they’re literally men on a ground that aren’t moving for each other or aren’t telling each other where to go," he said.

"You can actually do that without actually saying anything, you can do that by the way that you run or the way that the ball moves."

Daniel Kerr

However, while Kerr lauded his former coach as a leader, he admitted that the Eagles' premiership-winning coach did have his own share of shortcomings.

"Woosha’s the greatest leader of men I think amongst AFL coaches, but I don’t think he’s the greatest tactician," he said.

"As far as things that are cutting edge and looking at your side and going, ‘well, this is the best way for this side to play’, that’s not his best attribute in my belief.

"If he can find someone to work that out, then teach him, he is the best guy to teach them (the players), because the players buy into Woosha."

Former West Coast Eagles star Daniel Kerr has revealed the simple piece of advice he gave his former coach John Worsfold ahead of Essendon's Round 3 clash against Melbourne.

Worsfold is under immense pressure after the Bombers' listless 0-2 start to the season and faces a must-win game on Friday night.

With the Bombers' much-heralded midfield under siege, Kerr revealed the simple bit of advice he passed onto Worsfold.

"I said to him 'you’ve got to teach your midfield to do the little things in a game, the little simple things', because they’re so important," Kerr told the Coast to Coast podcast.

John Worsfold

"It’s the first bit of advice I’ve ever offered ‘Woosha’ and he’s given me a fair bit — and always good advice."

Despite Essendon's season-opening defeats to the GWS Giants and St Kilda in the opening two rounds, Kerr is confident that the Bombers could turn it around, saying the side's problems were "easy to fix".

"They’re so stagnant … they’re literally men on a ground that aren’t moving for each other or aren’t telling each other where to go," he said.

"You can actually do that without actually saying anything, you can do that by the way that you run or the way that the ball moves."

Daniel Kerr

However, while Kerr lauded his former coach as a leader, he admitted that the Eagles' premiership-winning coach did have his own share of shortcomings.

"Woosha’s the greatest leader of men I think amongst AFL coaches, but I don’t think he’s the greatest tactician," he said.

"As far as things that are cutting edge and looking at your side and going, ‘well, this is the best way for this side to play’, that’s not his best attribute in my belief.

"If he can find someone to work that out, then teach him, he is the best guy to teach them (the players), because the players buy into Woosha."

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