Andrew Hodges says Thunder have some work to do

W are committed to turning things around

08.06.18 21:46

Now at the midway point of this season, we sit at a very disappointing three wins and five losses. We are yet to put a four-quarter performance together this season and have paid the price for it. Any loss is difficult to take, but last weekend was especially disappointing. At times during the second quarter we played some of our best footy for the season, but unfortunately, that was followed by some of our worst in the third. The gap between our best & worst this season has been too great.

After any loss, some soul searching happens. Nobody likes to lose. Directly after the game on the weekend, players and coaches had some honest conversations about areas that need attention immediately on and off the field. The key to any team’s turn around in form must be driven by all, through open and honest feedback, both ways.

The conversations were difficult but pleasing. All involved contributed and are committed to turning things around. All agreed that it’s great to have the difficult conversations, but that’s all it is, talking. It means nothing unless we put it into action. This group of players are very motivated to show they can back the talk up with actions.

Although our performances have been poor, the group are still working hard on the track to fix the situation we are in. Some good old fashion grind and hard work is the key to improving. This week’s main session had a workmanlike attitude to it, players rolled up their sleeves and got to work. From a coach’s point of view, I have been pleased with the effort and attitude shown by the group this week. But again, it means nothing if it’s not taken into game day.

This week we face an in-form Aspley Hornets at Graham Road, an opportunity to get our season back on track.