- Mar 7, 2021
- AFL Club
Do we actually think Maynard plays mid? He’s an elite defender so it kind of feels like robbing Paul to pay Peter type thing. JDG currently missing still so I wonder if that potentially pushes him back out if he does start out as a mid this year. Could be a ripper pick but I’m not sure I’m sold yet. Any pies fans want to shed light? creamPIES ?
I’m very confident maynard plays midfield this season. Adams is the only other one with a little bit of grunt, but you can’t rely on him to play a full season. JDG I’m expecting to play majority forward again, hasn’t been training with the group so providing he gets the go ahead, I can’t see him playing anymore then 50% mid, pendles hinted this in a recent interview. Sidebottom and pendles will start to be phased out of the middle to make room for the kids playing hff and hbf respectively. And n.daicos might get a pinch hit thru the middle but I’m expecting him to be solely a half back flanker as they want to develop his defensive ability. Ruscoe has also had a massive pre season training with that bloke darcy and jackson have been, our half back line is probably the strongest on the field, hence the maynard move.
In short form I expect our midfield group to be adams maynard lipinski macrae with j.daicos poulter or maybe hoskin elliot on the wings, expect mcinnes to get a early debut providing his fit, and de goey probably gets the occasional cba.