- Dec 27, 2013
I have to say the last match the fatigue was really noticeable. This was even in the first 15 minutes with 11 men.So many games. So much travelling.
So many opponents to learn about.
So much information to take in.
Concentration at elite level requires so much energy.
The ability to control your nerves and emotions especially after a match like last Sunday.
The players look tired. Mentally tired.
The mental fortitude required for the run in will be a big ask and players worth keeping will come to the fore. (Edited here as previous looked like criticism)
It's not surprising cracks are starting to show
You could see a number of the players weren’t sharp when accelerating or getting to the second balls. It looked like a few of them were running through mud when normally they are quite sharp and quick.