Had we beaten Freo twice this season (hardly an achievement in itself) we would be right in the mix for top 8. In a way glad Sicily and Gunston have been absent as I reckon we would have won 2 or 3 games, ended up in no man’s land and compromised what will be a great national draft hand for us.
A lot of bone crunching tackles and a hell of a lot of hurt and hunt the opposition but not enough polish and class offensively at this stage. Nash was awesome today. Going to be fun watching his midfield development. More run and carry (has explosive speed) and tidy up his foot disposal and the...
We need genuine stars to emerge in the next 2 years from this group:
2021 national draft crop
2022 national draft crop
Wouldn’t be disappointed if we ended up with something like pick 5 and grabbed Sinn. Still think he is a perfect fit for us. With the 3 ins we should beat the Crows, especially if the intensity is anywhere near last weeks.
Past and present player comparisons is the easiest way to help identify/analyse draft prospects. Day/Whitfield comparisons are spot on. Both players are lightly built, similar height, quick, agile and skilful, dual sided and like to run, carry and take the game on. DGB is a cross between Andrews...
Just an example. Brisbane don’t have a 2nd rounder this year anyway. We won’t get much for Cegs at his age anyway. We probably need him for cover next year anyway especially with Brooksby most likely being delisted. Max Lynch coming in may change that.
No disrespect to Pup but he is getting more fumbly and dump kicking more. I personally think he should retire still playing good football instead of playing on next year and possibly finishing his career at Box Hill. An integral and massively underrated part of our 3peat but it’s time to...
With Horne looking unlikely it doesn’t matter if we win a couple and lose a spot or 2 in the draft order. Other than the obvious 3 (Horne, Daicos and Darcy) picks 2-5 will be all be in the eye of the recruiters anyway.
Retire: Burgoyne, Shiels?
Delist: Brooksby, Hartley, Nash and Pepper.
Trade, delist or retain as depth: Hanrahan, Greaves and Ceglar.
Trade or retain as depth: Howe, O’Brien and Cousins. Not best 22 at full strength.
One more year: Morris, Maginness.