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"I would be concerned": Matthew Lloyd's big worry about Geelong


Matthew Lloyd is concerned about Geelong’s current form, saying their side relies too heavy on star power rather than system to perform.

The Cats were well beaten by Melbourne at the MCG on Sunday, with the result seeing them enter Round 5 at two wins and two losses.

Lloyd said Geelong hadn’t played one good game of football in the first four rounds of the season, expressing his concern about their “player reliant” style of game.

“I would be concerned if I was (Geelong coach) Chris Scott,” he said on Sportsday.

“They can’t get their ball movement going, it’s slow. They fight back and get goals against the run of play sometimes because they have a pretty strong defence.

“Their rucks are a pretty major issue, (Melbourne ruckman) Max Gawn was dominant again on the weekend. They haven’t played a quality game of footy for four rounds and internally I think they’re even concerned.

“They have stars to come back, but to me it’s player reliant again more than the system. Does (Patrick) Dangerfield needs to come in and inject the explosiveness in the midfield or does (Jeremy) Cameron need to come in and kick three or four goals for them?

“I look at Richmond, they lose a few players and I still see a process. They had no (Trent) Cotchin and (Dion) Prestia and they still play a good game of football (against Port Adelaide).

“I don’t really see that from Geelong and I think they need all their stars back to get back into this (season).”

The Cats will be looking to notch up their third victory of the year when they take on bottom-placed North Melbourne at GMHBA Stadium on Sunday.

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