- Apr 26, 2016
- AFL Club
You seem to think I'm taking the emotional route here with my views on this subject when in actuality I'm taking the very opposite. I'm looking at it very logically here.If they’re not playing the same position, they’re not playing under the same conditions. It’s like claiming Jake Lloyd finds it easy to find the pill in D50 but Papley struggles to get 30 touches in F50. Different positions, different difficulty, different result.
I get what you’re trying to say about Reid and I understand you hate him; but you’ve still got to keep some level of sanity about player comparisons.
Dawson may be a good inside mid and good around contested footy, but make no mistake, he's in this team right now on the back of his overhead and contested marking both down the line as a lead-up target, and inside 50 as a goal-kicker. They are also the two things which Reid is in the team for (or so I've been told by all of his defenders constantly.)
They have differences, yes, but they also have a LOT of similarities which puts them in the same basket if the time comes where the match committee need to sacrifice a marking target to fit Menzel in, or a taller player to fit Buddy in.