A bit harsh.He was p1ss weak and an embarrassment to the jumper.
His last quarter was pathetic.
He deserves to be dropped this week.
Nah this is the get-out that gets trotted out too much.Absolutely no favours today by the blokes kicking the ball to him
Disagree. I was behind the goals on L3 last night. One of two things were happening:Nah this is the get-out that gets trotted out too much.
For some reason Nick is a favoured player for a few so his lesser efforts are usually ignored or explained away.
He's been largely ordinary this year and was very poor against the dogs.
Getting shifted easily, poor execution, going one handed for marks.
I get the whole forward dependence on delivery but you look at a far less talented player like Tom Campbell or even Josh Walker and watch the way they're at least trying to impose themselves on their contests even when their ability doesn't always enable it.
Nick is currently enjoying a golden ticket created by our complete lack of key forward alternatives on the list.
Good thoughts. Re point 1- was Nick part of the problem in not providing any movement or was that happening (or not happening) away from his station?Disagree. I was behind the goals on L3 last night. One of two things were happening:
His best quarter last night was the last when we started moving the ball with speed. He also needs another genuine key forward up there with him too and Xerri isn't it.
- We chipped it around behind play way too much (I can understand us wanting to deny them the ball and halt their momentum) and there was no movement from anyone up ahead, allowing the dogs' zone to shift and cover us easily and also not allowing any leading lanes.
- If we were able to move the ball forward it would result (in the first 3 quarters) in the ball being bombed on our forwards' heads. That isn't Nick's go.
It was generally a kick ahead of Nick, which is why there was a fair bit of chipping it in the back pocket between Ziebell, Tarrant and Hall. In saying that, he could have definitely contributed more and in no way am I saying there is no room for improvement on this year - just that his teammates could be making his life easier.Good thoughts. Re point 1- was Nick part of the problem in not providing any movement or was that happening (or not happening) away from his station?
He was soft.A bit harsh.
They were super organised down back and he wasn’t exactly receiving silver service.
Larkey is never going to be that one out forward, he needs a partner in crime to be at his best.
We are a team in rebuild.I’d move Walker forward to help Larkey
hopefully we can have that set up the week after the eagles
He has played a great month of footy. We played a really mature and well drilled side. Sometimes player have off days, Keath is in good touch. That is more than enough to suggest he is in ZERO danger of being dropped and nor should he be.We are a team in rebuild.
So why not try things.....?
Why cant you play McKay or Tazza or Walker forward for a quarter.
And play Larkey CHB if he is struggling up forward ?