- Dec 14, 2015
- AFL Club
Contract Status: Out of contract 2021
Last Game Played: Currently in the side
Injury Status: n/a
You don't think the midfield need fixing? Suggestions re: moving Redman to a wing come our lack of clean kicks/two way runners through the middle. The fact he's developed nicely as a defender just means that if he can't keep up in the middle or someone comes banging on the door for that spot; he can swing back to defense. He and Ridley could both rotate through wing/HB for example.Why fix what ain't broken.
He is a gun in the making at Half back, so let's leave him there.
As an aside, I thought everyone on this board was pi**ed with our obsession of turning flanker into midfielders?
Yes, please draft some genuine midfielders or wingers. Meanwhile with our abundance of flankers, we should probably look at them and work out who could play another role to a high standard. Flankers who can play off Half Back are not dissimilar to a modern wingman in required attributes, they just need a bit more of an ability to read / stay involved in the play whereas off half-back the play largely comes at you.As an aside, I thought everyone on this board was pi**ed with our obsession of turning flanker into midfielders?
I mentioned this a little while back from a BnF in 2017. He's incredibly approachable. Loves a chat. Happy to talk to anyone.Seems like a really nice guy. Always stopped to speak to people at the best and fairest and didn't brush them off. One guy was even talking to him at the urinal.
Thought his speech was good and feel like he has the right attitude to be a leader in our backline one day.
He averaged what - 16 or 17 possies a game from defence? Hardly a stretch to think he couldn’t add another 5-10 to that playing more time in midfield.Is this he's currently not a 20 possession player? That's true.
Or is it he probably wont ever be a 20 possession player? Which would be putting it mildly.
He's the 7th defender in terms of seniority. He's competing with two of the most damaging counter attacking runners in the game and 2 key defenders who are basically the "spiritual leaders" and players who have been among the best key defenders of the last 10 years.
Ambrose is now clearly regarded as KPD1.
Gleeson is back and he outranks Redman.
There is a finite amount of possession for even our defenders. His numbers will be deflated by competition.
I'd also argue that the he's freed McKenna to increase his possession rate by 3 from just below 18 to just below 21 this year.
When was McKenna a 20 possession player before that?
Redman was getting 22 to 30 possessions a week playing 3/4 at half back in his "break through" run in the VFL in 2018 whixh resulted in him becoming best 22 (as evidenced by his early inclusion this year which was not doem related).
If we're referring to actual defending Saad is quite comfortably better than Redman. I'll give you McKenna though.Saad's a good defender, McKenna's probably average or slightly below. Redman is a better defender than the two of them. I was also more responding to the 'his defending at times is a worry'-part.
I'd say it's:Saad's a good defender, McKenna's probably average or slightly below. Redman is a better defender than the two of them. I was also more responding to the 'his defending at times is a worry'-part.
Not sure Gleeson is that good as a pure stopper. He’s a very good team defender though.I'd say it's:
Mason's a good defender, but Saad and Gleeson are better stoppers IMO.