Hanners is top shelf elite. See what a half baked version did against us a few weeks ago. He has such a fast footy brain, picks good options and is a good user.Would take Hanners over Conca given the trade price, it’s the coin Hanners is on that’s the issue. He is a gun when fit though.
Hanners has such clean hands, it's where we have missed Neale the most. No fumbles, no second touches, if the ball is near him he will grab it. We are desperate for someone like that just as much as an elite ball user.Hanners is top shelf elite. See what a half baked version did against us a few weeks ago. He has such a fast footy brain, picks good options and is a good user.
In any case, if it even were an option, I would take Conca for the simple reason that I'm utterly sick of injury prone talent on our list. That is why I'm only ho hum on us locking SHill in for the next couple.
To quote the great Belichick , the best ability is availability - if we've not worked that out at this club given the last 4+ years, we never will.
So the Eagles (for example) either had more injuries or rotated more players through than us. Yet we are in a rebuild and had 10,000 injuries apparently. Hmm.Yes, a few of them were big wins given their history like Conca & Walters. Brayshaw & Tucker having 22 helps a lot also. The others are Hamling, Billy, Langdon & Mundy.
Is this supposed to be some kind of negative swerve for the sake of it?
That would be a dangerous comparison/conclusion to draw from that raw stat. That figure looks the same whether the player missed one game or 21 games.
Barlow for Fyfe's date.Just had a look at some stats recently. The last 3 brownlow medal winners all had a huge spike in free kicks the year they won.
Of the main contenders this year only one has had a spike. Fyfe had 49 free kicks this year compared to just 24 (in 15 games albeit) the year before.
Brownlow night will be very interesting.
good summation. I belive our recent drafted players dont have high end talent needed. we have to draft alot better or at least trade well in the near future or we will be treading waterFirst half of the year we were flying despite a shocker game against the Gold Coast with a fit squad (which is easy to forget), unfortunately we had to play them when they were up about before expectantly falling off a cliff and losing 17 straight games.
Great signs for our young players and our recruits playing big roles in our wins against North (82 points) GWS (away) Lions (1 point) Collingwood (away) and Geelong (34 points).
After the bye our depth was tested with huge injuries to our spine in Pearce, Hogan, Lobb, and Taberner going down, to which we did not take well losing 8 of our last 10 home and away games for the season, shutting the door on finals for a 4th straight year.
Our core 22 is evidently strong enough to beat any team anywhere, but strong depth is required for any team to challenge for an entire season without extreme luck (Brisbane).
We are without doubt one of the hardest teams to gauge at this point, with a new CEO and Senior coach yet to be announced, but with a healthy playing list, good depth built through the draft, and further development into our younger players, I believe our list is in good shape to push for finals next year. The big issue as it stands right now is the retention of our core players, and whether or not we can cover them if they do leave (Langdon, B. Hill, Tucker).