TDK is the future and will get better every game, so it has to be him. Two rucks not really an option with either Pittonet or TDK sitting deep forward with Harry, Curnow and McGovern/JSOS is just to tall.
Which means we need a chop out ruck, but if we can teach Harry to take forward 50 ruck...
I would play Dow in the VFL until he smashed the door down. He can only really play the one position inside mid.
He needs to prove in the VFL he can run both ways and find some ball in link up play, he needs to push someone like Kennedy out of the team.
There is nothing wrong with development...
There seems to be a unwritten rule in the AFL if a club lets the other clubs know they want to rookie a player on there list it normally happens without any problems
If Carlton want LOB as a rookie it will happen.
Fev also got a bad rap for not chasing and tackling, but I remember reading in the prospectus he was the leading tackler inside 50 in the competition. He just looked bad when he knew he couldn’t catch them and just stopped.
Loved the Fev.
Not sure you can call Cripps a curse on the club and terrible for 2 seasons in his role.
Yes he is down from his best of a few years ago but that was from an incredible high, almost the best player in the whole competition.
His last two years have been down compared to those highs for sure...
This Cerra talk, yes or no. Big yes from me, even if we pay a little over.
Demons chase May and Lever, they identified they needed tall backs and did well trading them in, even for overs. We have some of the best tall backs and tall forwards in the competition.
Our glaring need is wing...
Wine’s said his improvement came from the coaches suggesting to go back to basics, not trying to do to much, just get the hard ball and handball to someone in a better position not try and kick the impossible goal (Paraphrasing).
Wines and Cripps very similar players, thinking Voss could get...
What a great result.
The best thing reading this is the talk of a handover after Cook tenure is over. The club thinking long term, hire a promising youngster under Cook to learn from the best. We could be sorted for years and years to come.
Great work Sayers.
I think the club is hoping TDK will be a good #1 ruck in time.
If we give pick 6 to Freo for Cerra, what have we got left for a good ruck from another team. It is fine to wish for a better ruck is much harder to get one in the current system.
Every team needs role players and Newman and Pittonet are solid foot soldiers. Yes would be nice for an upgrade but there is a thing call the salary cap, plus it is hard to prise better players from other clubs.
You keep these guys and focus your cash and draft currency on what is needed most...