Just my thoughts but it's only a five day break til the Eagles. His form has tapered and I suspect they're resting him up for a specific job on one of the Eagles mobile talls, Darling, Allen or Waterman (if he plays - been injured). All in good form. Maybe a fresh defender wb handy. Grimes was poor last week. Vlaus' form is strong as with Balta.
Someone had to come out for Bachar (defender for a defender) and they obviously want to see if Markov can put together a block of games (trade bait perhaps) but his form is on the up.
Nice problem to have when we have a good variety of medium tall defenders and a range of running defenders too.
Broady is one of those players that you don’t pay a lot of attention to you just know he gets the job done week in week out and rarely is beaten one on one.
If he’s been poor defensively I haven’t noticed and would be amazed if that was the case. he’s just not the type to deviate from team structure/ rules.
What kind of club do you think we are? As if we'd drop Broad because he wants to switch clubs. Ellis played in a bloody grand final and we knew full well he was moving to the Suns. Clearly the coaches think he needs to be doing something better.
Don't get me wrong, I think he should be playing against the Eagles as we're too short in defence, but to suggest he's been dropped because he's leaving is ridiculous.