i agree with this analysis but I'm wondering why, in your mind, it matters that he's behind all those players in the rotation?
Is it just because you'd prefer the alternative of an 18-year-old at the end of the draft?
i usually believe that, in spite of all the promise and flashes of brilliance they can show, first-year players are typically a net-negative. This is often due to defensive awareness, and it's less noticeable to supporters because we don't really watch for accountability to opponents or...
fu** its funny reading that thread and seeing essendon supporters trying to justify that you can bulk up in TWO WEEKS through... not STARTING lifting weights, but through an adjustment in the exercise program of athletes that have been lifting weights their whole lives
Chad, Sic, Titch
there's three ;)
not to mention Gunston and Breust (though they are older)
absolutely agree though, we need more. CJ, Scrim, DGB and Day could all absolutely become stars though. Possibly even Brockman and Moore
i have to ask how many of you have actually ever watched Bewley play? It's a fair enough question because who the fu** voluntarily watches Fremantle, but if you have a look at his highlights you will see that he actually does possess some AFL-level attributes that we're sorely lacking — a strong...
Cousins and Beweley are different players with different strengths
Cousins was great at finding the ball and played in/out off a HFF, but terrible disposal and decision-making
Beweley is hard at the contest and a good kick, but not a great accumulator and doesn't get involved in chains of play...
sure, but of them only three have ever played a season as a winger
i just really don't think these end of list players really make that much difference. If the club rates BB over some untried bloke at the end of the draft, then so be it. Hendo turned out okay
our outside mid depth is apalling
Morrison, Phillips, Downie, Howe? I guess Bramble and Shiels too maybe?
i know a lot of people are bullish about Impey, CJ, Scrim, Day etc. being moved to a wing but fact is they are all untried and may struggle there. Same goes for Downie. Howe might be on...