Need 2x outside midfielders IMO. We've got like 40x guys that can play inside, now need guys they can get the ball out to.Pretty uneventful trade period and draft. Happy with the picks and starting to really add some quality across the lines. One more A grader in the midfield and a key forward next year and the rebuilds taken shape quickly.
I’m hopeful we rookie list Ned Long (195cm, 92kg… size, strength, bodywork, tackling and endurance). He would seem to fit our draft strategy and provide that big bodied mid.There’s a material lack of size/power and outside class/speed in that group. Very workman like group overall. Relying on Nash to be a big bodied mid - no one else is going to worry the inside bulls of dees etc. Seems potentially a little like the richmond midfield group (but without the dusty and Bolton and Richmond group prob a bit quicker).
I think you can't underestimate the value of a year with these older chaps, especially Bruest and Gunston, for our young forwards. There will be a focus on midfield goal kickers for these youngsters, something we have been lacking, and i cant think of two better blokes to hand over the baton.They'll get games in 2022, but I think we'll follow a similar trade week plan for 2022 where we attempt to move a player or two from the 28+ brigade out for picks or pick upgrades.
Totally agreeNot that it counts to the salary cap but we're already paying 1 mill to Clarko so maybe the club was thinking taking on a 500k salary dump wouldn't be a good look. As decent a player as Johnson looks I kind of feel being a WA boy we might've dodged a bullet longterm missing out on him.
What's done is done and I've always been big on you should look at what you do have and not dwell on what you don't have. I was keen on us taking Sonsie but I will back our recruiters in 100 times out of 100 with the decisions that they've made. We've just added 3 kids to our midfield set up which is our weakest area by far. Sprinkle this in with the returns of Sicily and Gunston and who the hell knows what damage we can do in 2022.
I think the fact he was taken at pick 28 would mean he is quite literally not top 10 talent as it presently stands. Very hard to argue otherwise until he is out there playing.Have to agree with this. Sure Sonsie was rated high, but he can’t skip this far and still be called a top 10 talent, can he?
Or that he has some other issues with his game that undermine that talent.I think the fact he was taken at pick 28 would mean he is quite literally not top 10 talent as it presently stands. Very hard to argue otherwise until he is out there playing.
I mean he could go on to be a very good player but then is he a “top 10 talent” or really just a player who’s found “top 10 workrate” ? Hmmmm.I think the fact he was taken at pick 28 would mean he is quite literally not top 10 talent as it presently stands. Very hard to argue otherwise until he is out there playing.