- Sep 30, 2006
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- New York Knicks
Agreed. We have to take someone who may be able to contribute this year if required and who cares if they are 28 years old. Last year we were decimated by injury to key defenders and forced to play Jack Madgen for the last four H&A games and (the great) Tyson Goldsack for the four finals. As brave and inspiring as Goldy was, it owuld have been nice to have another option, especially on GF day against Kennedy, Darling and their resting ruckman.I think we need to pick the best performing key defender. If Roughead or Moore went down, we'd be exposed. The midseason draft for us (as contenders) needs to be about insurance for this year, not necessarily building for the future.
We have to identify an area we are most likely to be exposed and shore it up so it doesn't cost us a flag. With Dunn already gone for the year again and Moore always a risk to break down, a backup key defender remains our biggest vulnerability and therefore our most pressing immediate need. I will be furious if we pick up some prospect who might be good in a few years and I will just be bemused if we don't take anyone. A good mature prospect who can hold their own when the whips are cracking (like Mihocek proved to be last year for example) would be fantastic.