needs to play moslty mid for mine, gives us that class we lose with cerra and can hopefully milk a few frees which we lack in the guts tbhOne of the questions of the year surrounds Walters. Before anyone gets cranky - yes he has been a great player.
There are a couple of huge things we need answered and to understand so we can mange the list well:
1 - was last season due to a poor preseason?
2 - was last season the beginning of a sharp decline?
3 - was it due to a poor preseason but we can expect him to be better this year.
4 - due to poor preseason, he will improve but slowly decline.
5 - is he no longer a fwd / mid? Is he now a Mid who can go fwd?
IMO there were groups of games where he was very poor. Sometimes players who have reached his levels decline and we can be harsh on their performance even though what they produce is better than most. Last season, due to injuries I am not sure we had a better option. He finished the season in the 22 so unless he is horrible during preseason he should be in the 22. Having said that on form for small/mid sized forwards he was probably equal 4th on performance.
If his best position is as a mid, then I am not sure he goes higher in the pecking order. He could play Cerra's role (cover), but that would possibly be at the expense of the top ten pick midfielder we bring in.
If we are going to contest for finals this season I don't think we can try to play him into form. Are people here backing him as a B22 lock up forward?