You are full of sh*t. Naismith, whether on salary or not makes no match payments. Oh! Forgot about match payments? It's part of the deal mate. If you don't play they don't pay the total payment. You only get a percentage.Which part of my equation was incorrect
Naismith on an average afl salary has made almost as much per game
Because he hasn’t played , we still paid him
Are you his dad or something ? No objectivity
How is The King! wrong in pointing out the truth of how many senior AFL games Naismith has played and the fact he is 28 this year? Those two facts are correct whether you like it or not.
This is a made up stat, as in you've completely made it up.Really? How many ruckmen actually achieve what Gawn or Grundy have? That is a totally inane statement. You are asking him to be All Australian. ******* hard task. I think he will be a good ruckman. It is not about the total volume of his taps. His taps to advantage play at 75%.
HIGHEST/LOWEST HIT-OUTS TO ADVANTAGE
You're basically trying to say that Naismith is twice as good as Max Gawn is when it comes to hitouts to advantage. I don't buy it and I doubt anyone else would either. You have just made up a figure to suit your argument.— Highest: Max Gawn (14.7 per game)
— Lowest: Callum Sinclair (5.5 per game)
Max Gawn has been a dominant force in the ruck this season, averaging 42.3 hit-outs per game, and his hit-out to advantage numbers are seeing his teammates get first use out of the middle.
The bearded giant is averaging 14.7 hit-outs to advantage per game, putting the ball in his teammates’ bread basket with 34.8 per cent of his hit-outs.
On the flip side, Swans ruckman Callum Sinclair averages just 5.5 effective hit-outs, despite tallying 27.2 hit-outs per game.
This sees his hit-out rate at a low 20.2 per cent.
Sinclair is a sh*t ruck. You want to keep a bloke who is 30 and can't hit to advantage? You are ******* demented for fu**'s sake. His percentage of advantage taps is 22%
While, yes Sinclair has a low hit out to advantage on the limited data that is made available, if you're going to quote a stat (which correctly was 20.2%, so wrong on both guesses) to rubbish him and other posters at least don't make up stats.Sinclair has a hit out to advantage of 18%
I don’t think you should apply the same adjective to their ruckwork if you’re doing a comparison.Ha ha geez Kept it together champ
He is an average ruck, competes hard and does more around the ground
Naismith is useless around the ground and an average ruck
Don’t give yourself a heart attack old boy
Lol the 28 gamer almost 30 year old is awesome and I’m ******* demented ha ha ha you are on another planet
The club has invested in young ruckman in Nanka and Cameron only for both the leave after tiring of waiting in line as the 3rd or 4th ruck option and the club in turn received very little in return. So I can see why the have gone down the path of using Knoll and McLean instead and would rather wait on drafting another ruckman for the current time.It's interesting that the list management havent invested in a genuine young ruckman, and also haven't gone hard to recruit a more mature ruck (AFL standard) from another club.
I think you are right. But it’s also harsh to give Naismith a constant hard time when he can’t get on the ground through no fault of his. In time he may have turned out a fail for us but Apart from off field, so too could Buddy have been if his career fizzles out like it seems to be at the moment with special guest appearances for big milestone & special occasion game only.each to their own, but linking buddy back to naismith seems a massive stretch to me
That's quite a touching article. Go well, Sammy! Do your sister (and all of us) proud!Have a good game today Sam - after 919 days - for youself and your sister
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