Definitely true that he’s unproven at first class level (20 wickets at 23 in four matches I think) but his action looks effortless and like he could combine speed and consistency. May not get a chance with big three incumbents but would like to see it.
I know Harris and Bancroft (both wrong side of thirty) have been overlooked and Renshaw at 27 is currently next cab off the rank but (for those more ardent Shield watchers) who is leading the way among the next generation of opening batters. It seems like guys such as Henry Hunt and Bryce Street...
I think those early results are very interesting with no single factor being cited by all respondents and "Player Health and Fitness" being the most common factor so far (61.5% of responses).
Talent & Skill Level being nominated by less than half shocks me and it's a more even distribution than...
As a way to pass the time in the off-season between trade and draft I'm interested in the collective view of the BF crowd on what are the major determinants of success for a club in the modern AFL competition. I've listed ten possible factors in the poll (with brief, fairly self-explanatory...
Certainly is the case that Rachele's raw stats in his limited time in the midfield don't compare to Laird's but what I think he did show glimpses of is being a goal-kicking/front-half orientated midfielder which I think is the most impactful and valuable type of player (think peak Danger...
10 & McAdam for 27 & Petty is a fair trade (points-wise) on the following assumptions:
McAdam is worth pick 36 (end of 2nd round) on a standalone basis
Petty is worth pick 14 (mid-to-late 1st round) on a standalone basis
A good case study for this model is the Jack Bowes trade from last year which was quite ground-breaking in the league as a very overt salary dump.
Future 3rd round
Future 3rd round
The trade maths looks...
This thread is a bit esoteric and won't be for everyone so apologies in advance (and there's plenty of threads discussing is player X worth pick Y or better than player Z).
The thought I wanted to share out with the BF trade and draft community is the clear parallels (and therefore learnings)...
With Lachie Schulz wanting out that’s going to leave a McHenry-sized hole in Fred’s forward line that they’re going to need to fill.
I guess we shouldn’t stand in Ned’s way if he wants to further his career with this move.