- Sep 28, 2011
- AFL Club
- Gold Coast
- Other Teams
A thoughtful reply which is great.K... would he really be right fro you with the way your are being coached? ie hard contested football.. You guys have had several players who have oozed class and skill etc... and most younger than Gibbs and not all have worked for you. When he played Geelong two weeks ago he looked like he didnt want to run hard. Mentally shot ? Could he reinvigerate himself at another club? Perhaps..but I suspect it would only be a West Coast or GWS ..where they are winning and he could just glide around. Imo.. he would just take games off your future kids.
Get the extra pick of the AFL .. take 1 and 2 .. and continue to bed down most of your good kids while finding a couple of mature that fit a bit beter than Gibbs ... just my opinion. (Sure if he did come and returned to his best form he would help you)
For what its worth .. I dont think the GC should be asking for a 1 off Priority Pick... they should be pushing for a change to the drafting system for all the bottom sides.. As it stands there is 1 pick..ie the p1 kid at the start of the draft between the bottom side and the Premiers and from then on P18..P19 etc.. is almost identical.
As we know one kid can fail , get injured , leave whatever... the system does not help sides that has had an extended period out of finals. Whether its GC or Brisbane or Bulldogs or Fremantle or whoever. If a side has not had finals participation in 5 years (for eg.) then I feel that club should get another pick before the finalists ..and keep getting picks each year till they make finals. I have reservations about the draft .. , its far from the be all and end all but if we are going to have it lets look at a system that give bottoms sides a better chance to rise up.
And I dont think you should have to draft locals either while you are out of finals.. just pre-list them..
What do you think of WA kid Robertson.. ?
My biggest complaint from us this year, is the lack of depth through the middle and also we lack people who can use the ball well. The likes of Swallow, Miles, Miller, Brodie, McPherson are they are hard in and under players but they aren't great kicks. We servery lack outside players who can hit a target by foot. Weller, Hanley, Lukosius and Martin are probably the only 4 I would trust to hit a target by foot on a lead under pressure these days. We are crying out for players who can play on the outside and can hit a target, probably the reason we are 'reportedly' targeting Hill for the wing. Admittedly since I posted my thoughts I have cooled on the idea a little, but if we got assurances about his work rate and any other baggage and we got him cheap I would give it consideration.
I like that idea for the draft FWIW, but I don't think that will be happening anytime soon unfortunately, pressure from the other AFL clubs to leave it as is will be too high.
Honestly, haven't been keeping a super close eye on the draft this year, so I don't know much about any draftees coming out outside the 'big 2'.