- Mar 20, 2007
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Texans, Astros, Leeds
Ah Cats would be nowhere without their 30 plus players ie Selwood, Hawkins, Ablett, Taylor and Dangerfield who’s a year older than Hurley. Yet you think 28 yo Hurley has gone past his use by date. Are you taking the piss?Doesn't change the fact that he's had another moment where he should have touched it through for a point and was too slow a few times to get it on boot.
He's a good player, not a great player. He's being paid as a superstar and has a reputation that exceeds actual output. He does not have a standout attribute and he gets by on his competitiveness and experience. Not a great overhead mark, inconsistent defending key forwards and not a great kick and too slow to move it forward.
We already have a dour battler in Ambrose whose good at locking down key forwards. Hooker who is a great intercept mark and getting paid a huge amount also.
We somehow need to get games into BZT, Francis, Ridley. We've got Mitch Brown as a break glass in case of emergency type of guy on pretty much minimum coin. Our backline is not reliant on him to be effective. Hooker and Ambrose are the two keys at this stage.
The state of our list requires us to make some bold moves. Richmond would never have won a flag without losing Deledio and getting Prestia, Caddy, Nankervis. He was their best player at the time and they were a much better side when he left because they got more quality in.
We are too investing our players.... Hurley, Lucas, Stanton, etc, etc. All probably gone past their used by date at the club but kept on too long. Geelong is a great example. Bye bye, Chappy, Kelly, Enright, SJ, etc, etc and guess what, the rebuild is now complete again and challenging for flag.
Meanwhile at Essendon....