No he is not a backman in the true sense of what is a backman. Neither is Simpson from Carlton or Bob Murphy. There are/were champs because they ran and carried and put their body on the line, especially Simpson. Syd Stack is a proper backman, but we will never really know if Menadue is going to become a Simpson type until he is given a few games at least. I know he has been played before, but never as a backman, or never for more than the odd game. Thought he showed some signs last week. He has stuff to work with at least.Honestly, I am not convinced Menadue is a backman. If not a midfielder I would even throw him forward but I agree he needs to improve his strength.
Seems to run in a lot of straight lines, what is his agility like?