But he's not in the team to win one-on-ones, or get the ball, or kick goals either.It baffles me how a small/med forward can fumble and fall over so many times.
l don’t like his form. simples. Can’t win a 1 v 1, can’t pick up the ball cleanly, can’t find space...the list goes on.
Hardwick said in the presser we played like it was wet weather footy and it really wasn’t that wet, you could certainly mark it. I guess this is the sort of thing he meant. In a truly wet match kicking it high not such a problem because marking is not so easy. But on the night, you are correct, give the forawrd a chance.Someone under no pressure waltzing thru the middle sees Rioli one out with Lever.
Decision: Kick it high to them both. Easy mark to Lever.
Same qtr I think, same scenario. But Lever v Costagna.
Decision: Rinse. Repeat.
Sums up the frustration for me. Our heads were messed up, did not think clearly. I reckon it's perceived pressure.
Rioli/Castagna v Lever...kick it to grass FFS.
His lack of instinctive footy is a huge concern. Players like Betts & Milne were able to spend their whole careers looking like the most likely guy on the field who could tear the game apart. I honestly can't remember the last time, if any, Daniel did that. I think he needs to spend a month in the VFL as a midfielder. He needs to add a string to his bo to either re-ignite his passion for the contest, or to possibly extend his career. Based on his long term form, his days as a pure forward are numberedShowing the signs of a player who’s out of love with the game, lost the passion/desire
Watching the video the club put out to celebrate 100games
Excitement, Desire, Pressure, Agile, Freak
Words you can’t describe him as a player right now
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By the same token, if he is 'burned out', he needs to either throw the hand up and say so, or the club needs to make a hard, but easy call and rest him.I don't necessarily blame him if he's burnt out like some are saying it happens to most players and noting he's won 3 flags and been to the afl promised land 3 more times than most, you can understand it.
He's always been hot and cold though, the slight concern I have is that he doesn't look as quick anymore, wonder if he's carrying something this year.
I can’t imagine any club offering more than what we got for Butler, frankly probably far less. In fact his most marketable asset is his surname and how when you have a Rioli on your list premierships nearly always seem to follow.
You cannot honestly think he's worth a first rounder right now or that anyone would pay that for him.
Hmm Kamdyn says hello.He’s useless atm. Playing 2 men down with him and Aarts is not a good start. Haven’t seen a player fumble like Daniel in a long time.
Dimma needs to send him back to the twos for an extended period and Aarts can go forever.
Give some young mods a crack this week and send Trent forward with MRJ.
Name the 'plenty' that should be dropped for their underperforming this year so far who have been 'no worse'. I bet you cant.Nobody on this forum knows 100% what role he is being asked to play, and whether he’s performing that role to the satisfaction of the match committee.
he’s been no worse than many of our other premiership players, yet because he’s getting low possessions, he’s the easy target of many on this forum, it’s a joke and total disrespect for a 3 time Tiger premiership hero.
My only doubt on him, as I don’t know his exact role, is that he’s been fumbling a bit, but then again, especially against the Shemons, he was not the only one. The whole side played, like Dimma said, like it was a wet weather game, the oppo were so much cleaner.
If Dan gets dropped, so be it, but there’s plenty of others getting a game at present that should be dropped too for underperforming.
I can’t believe how often our small forwards and others Macintosh Pickett(until his role changed) and particularly Rioli are discussed in this light- our game play requires some of our small forwards to sacrifice there game for the team and others play a different role Bolton & Graham-thought his game against the dogs a typical Rioli game. very liitle out put, with a few good things but mostly very little coming from his involvement with him being mostly ineffective when he is involved. I thought his mate Castagna just as ineffective as well.
When you see the impact blokes like Bolton Graham Baker and not so much on friday edwards are having when forward compared to those two and it is poles apart.
Thought Aarts had a real dip while lacking in some areas at times.
Yeah yeah yeah heard it all before hes not there to get a kick or have an impact hes there to guard space and run lol.I can’t believe how often our small forwards and others Macintosh Pickett(until his role changed) and particularly Rioli are discussed in this light- our game play requires some of our small forwards to sacrifice there game for the team and others play a different role Bolton & Graham-
OUR GAME PLAN WINS US GAMES!!!!