Well done Dyson, second place in the Crichton Medal. For a guy that apparently stagnated according to a few people that is pretty good, I for one think he improved if anything. The future is looking good, nice transition into the midfield this year and will only get better.
I don't see how Scott is that good. Prefer Longmire, Lyon, Worsfold, Clarkson, Malthouse, C Scott, Hird and even Hardwick. He's got a seriously talented list, had no major injuries this year, a dream draw and just scraped into the 8, essentially making up the numbers.
And their defence is bog average. No real height, and only a couple of players who are quick across the turf in Wright and Atley, who is apparently going into the midfield next year.
Could be a better side if they get Gillies from the cats when they trade McIntosh there
Norths list is overrated, not enough depth and too many holes at the moment and it got found out very late in the season.
They are in a pretty similar position to us except i see our backline and forward line much stronger in the future.
Anyway back to Heppell, big achievement to have come second. His year was actually very good and very consistent when he went into the midfield. I dont think hes an elite endurance runner yet is he? so hes not likely to rack up the 25-30 possession avg yet. Hes very creative and impacting with ball in hand, needs to add more offensive skills to his game.
I think he could potentially be learning off his master next year in Goddard. I think he was compared to him a little before the draft and will be interesting to see how Goddard coming in impacts his position. I think it was pretty clear that the club wants to get him in the midfield/onball division so i see that continuing next year.
Ive said it before but id like to see more attack. Id like to see him as a high half forward who rotates into an onball position hopefully he kicks 15~ goals next year would add another bow to his already great game.