Delisted #17: James Stewart - Will be delisted despite having a year on his contract - 24/8

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James Stewart​

Key stats: 21 disposals, 15 marks

"He was really important in the last quarter. He ended up taking 15 marks, and six of them were in the last quarter. Under that scoreboard pressure, he really stood up on the last line of defence and saved us many times. Coming off a long injury layoff, it was a good result for him."

 
Sometimes there are players that just say I'm too good for VFL level. Looks like he just did that, really good sign for him.

Still only 28 so could have a good few years left if his body can hold up.

I hate to be that guy but there's next to no chance that can happen. It never has, he's basically injured 95% of the time.
 
I hate to be that guy but there's next to no chance that can happen. It never has, he's basically injured 95% of the time.
He was physically fit to play all of 2017, all of 2018, missed all of 2019 (OP), fit to play all bar 2 games in 2020, and all bar 5 games in 2021 (hamstring), and all bar 6 games so far this year (calf).

He did miss another two games due to self-isolation in 2020, and was omitted for several games in 2017 and 2018 and played VFL instead, but that's not relevant to a question about how injury prone he is.

Aside from OP he hasn't had any other serious injuries, and none of them have recurred once he returned to play, unlike Stringer, Fantasia, Smith who really do spend more time injured than playing.
 

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Has to play next week and FFS drop Wright
Dropping our best forward because he's in a small form slump.

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Dropping Wright at Marvel would be insane. Get Stewart in asap

The benefit of playing Stewart would also be coverage. If we get an injury, or if Rutten wants to change things around because something isn't working, then he can always throw Stewart back into defence.
 
The benefit of playing Stewart would also be coverage. If we get an injury, or if Rutten wants to change things around because something isn't working, then he can always throw Stewart back into defence.
Also drop Phillips and allow Wright to relieve in the ruck as we would still have Stewart and Jones up forward.
 
Watching him live yesterday he monstered his opponent, he must surely be knocking on the door for inclusion next week....and please as a forward !!
 
Glad he’s playing well but wtf? Forward… back… forward… why the duck can’t we let anybody settle?
The priority is for kids to play in their best positions and the senior players go where the gaps are. Back had gaps, now Reid is playing there and the gap is up forward.

Could also be trying to play him in the Hooker role 😝
 
The priority is for kids to play in their best positions and the senior players go where the gaps are. Back had gaps, now Reid is playing there and the gap is up forward.

Could also be trying to play him in the Hooker role 😝

Could well be the answer there, that’d be awesome. Def need a deep forward.
 
The priority is for kids to play in their best positions and the senior players go where the gaps are. Back had gaps, now Reid is playing there and the gap is up forward.

Could also be trying to play him in the Hooker role 😝
Also at the stage of his career now, showing that he could play reliably at the other end of the ground will be way better for his career future than being in and out of the side as a key forward last year.

Biggest knock I had on him as a key forward in 2018 was probably his marking so here's hoping he's improved that as much as it looked on Saturday.
 

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