Much more important to our team then I gave him credit for. Don't get me wrong, I've rated him highly for a while now, but he's a real general down back and his loss really showed over the last few weeks.
Great player and every bit an all Australian. Particularly when outsized against opponents, still manages to be extremely effective. Gun!
Sir Dane will come good. That eight week stretch was his first stint on the sidelines since his debut in 2013. When you have such consistency and then it's suddenly interrupted, you can lose your rhythm. Hopefully he returns to his best sooner rather than later though... we really miss having the biggest legend in the history of the SMFC/SS winning games for us
Just working his way back into it. When you play up forward or even in the midfield you can come in after a layoff and play with a little freedom. You need to be more disciplined down back and feel for the game is really important.
He hasn't forgotten how to play and his best won't be too far away.
I like Laids as well. Actually a little torn with him but the game has become a fast one & I think being quick off the mark is not one of his strengths but his intercepting is elite. Wouldn't be unhappy to see him come in but it won't be for Rampe unless he trips over another chain or something.
Possible ramification of Danes humorous aside,is that the VFL will institute a new trade ban that precludes Sydney from participating in the Rookie draft ,because of our lack of respect for Clarko and Gills tinder date.