Archie Smith injured but playing now as a stationary full forward. Maybe just be a corked calf muscle.
Mathieson, has been good, he is the leader out there.
Ballenden playing in the back line, roaming halfback, has been good, he is a top player at this level.
Will Tasker from the Academy looks a possibility as a midfielder.
Cookatoo - hmmmmmmm - just easing him into the game - not inspiring yet.
Tom Joice - where are you - not on the injury list, not in this game.
Tom Cutler - we didn't make a mistake letting him go to the Bombers.
Deividas Uosis - what it's just his first game?
James Madden - knocking on the door of VFL, he is fast and keeps his feet well.
Kidean Coleman - yep he is a VFL player, has a running style that looks lazy and in defence doesn't seem as sharp as last year.
Final score 103 to the Lions 37 to the Bombers - I though we were not going to be competitive in this VFL, the Bombers were generally poor. young team apparently but like a mid level NEAFL side.
Overall a good performance. My best in no order, Mathieson, Robertson (before he went off), K Coleman, Ballenden (in the backline). Carter Michael came into the game a bit too. Cockatoo easing his way in, looked very rusty. Thought Brock Smith was impressive in the back line as well.
Nakia Cockatoo ended the game with 16 disposals. I think how he played today was irrelevant. He just needed to get through the game unscathed and find a bit of the footy to get his touch back. Will probably have at least 2-3 more games like today to shake off the rust and build some confidence back in his body and ability and then we'll start to see him shine at VFL level I'd imagine. Sounds cliche but very important for him to get a game under his belt. He was playing on limited minutes, the fact he found the footy 16 times is a positive in itself I think showing that he will find the ball relatively easily at this level.