Is he not being groomed to play as the deep key forward ? I would doubt he would be used in the Jones role
As far as his pressure in the forward half goes, he's laid quite a few tackles today and most have stuck ?
Anyways I'd rather concentrate on what he does well, there's a lot to work...
Jeez I will miss his brain fades, lack of effort and giving away stupid free kicks....not
Seriously, I wish he could display his contested marking and his aggressive approach more consistantly but hats off to him for making the right call in retirement.
Time to play Gown and see what he can offer, McKernan is lazy, undisciplined and offers ZERO !!. He frustrates me more than any other player because he shows glimpses and you start to get some hope.....then he doesn't get a touch or make a contest for the rest of the game.
I don't rate or care on how many goals he kicks per match...but what I do want to see is him crashing packs and play with a bit of intensity.
I don't think he should be dropped and can be a vital part of the team but he has to stop with the brain fades that mar his games.
Play him deeper so we...
He is by far my most frustrating player in the team, one week he will play like Wayne Carey and the next he's Zak Clarke.
We all want him to succeed but how many chances does he need ?.
He gets a lot of his kicks around the centre/wing area then we have no target for the next kick going forward...