- Aug 31, 2008
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
We should have done this, especially given that there was no VFL football. It was a year of stunted development for guys like Finn.Agreed.
In terms of development, for the entire list, I can't see how dropping Shiels last year and getting another 5 games or so into Moore and/or Finn (as examples) would have hurt anyone, especially once the season was dead. The same can be said for Scully Hendo and Stratts. We've seen this happen in other dead seasons where under-preforming senior players just kept their spot no matter what.
The bolded part is all we've ask for, even though we all know that Clarko is as stubborn as a mule and has 4 premiership medallions to show for it.
We were losing anyway so carrying those underperforming old guys didn't do anything for us IMO.