Norm Smith Medallist
- Aug 15, 2015
- AFL Club
I think thats what's embarked for Smiley.Think Astburys body has one year left in it.Do you mean ready for Dave’s role start of 2021?
I reckon he’ll play next year but not in that kpb role. He has the size and athleticism but not the footy smarts (yet). If not the 3rd tall back then further up the ground as some hybrid mid/wing/forward.... ahh who knows with this guy could end up anywhere on the ground
Imo not yet, Balta does 1 or 2 things, while Chol is getting upto 10 things per game. Great when both are raising levels, cant wait. Its laos different when doing not much as a fwd/ruck as opposed to a defender, as they cant afford to be crap.Might get it, but Balta has more impact!
Maybe not. Playing ruck/forward today. Kicked 2 in the 1st.Really like that the club has finally decided to settle him down in the one position. Rance has a couple of years left and with Balta not yet 20 they can develop him in the VFL and bring him in as Rances long term replacement.
Nothing to do with being defensive, CCJ is the only ruckman playing today with Chol and Soldo in the AFL, so he was always a chance of playing in the ruck today. Also I suggested in the VFL thread that with top spot locked up, they may well experiment with a few things to see how it works in case it's needed in the finals in 2 weeks.Wow you are defensive. Yes, he has recently. But, if he starts dominating forward, he'll be a forward. They don't know yet.
So he's not Rance's replacement, he's being groomed as the backup ruckman.Nothing to do with being defensive, CCJ is the only ruckman playing today with Chol and Soldo in the AFL, so he was always a chance of playing in the ruck today. Also I suggested in the VFL thread that with top spot locked up, they may well experiment with a few things to see how it works in case it's needed in the finals in 2 weeks.
Pretty sure he has played a FEW in the next level up as the backup ruckman actually.If you want to base it off one game and not what has happened the previous weeks then go ahead
Sorry hard to pick up sarcastic tone in written form.Pretty sure he has played a FEW in the next level up as the backup ruckman actually.
I watched a few of the u18s where he played down back and looked very Rancelike reading the play and intercept marking. Yes he could very well end up there. I originally was taking a subtle dig at your comment and how he played the next game forward, but heh, good win by the VFL boys and Balta had a good impact (as a ruck/forward), that's the important thing.
100%. The fact they kept Chol in for the Eagles and how giving him a crack means it’s Chol’s position he has to take.Chol has been good in the hitouts imo against number #1 rucks, So you would think Balta has one game to impress because even though Chol got dropped, I think he would be brought back if Balta doesn't have a good game.
He kicks 70m drop punts, imagine if he got hold of a torp.... probably get dragged.
Agree with this and would also add...fantastic to see the club putting players in and out of the senior team rather than settling on a best 22 and going with that until someone is unavailable which was closer to the case in 2018. We will hit the finals this year with fresher players, and also we will be a lot less predictable to opponents.I think it's smart player management of young players heading into the Finals...
Imagine lining up against him on the wing.... 196cm/100kg's and one of the quickest on the park.Gotta feeling this kid is gonna breakout next season and blow the footy worlds minds. I’d hate having to match up on this kid. He’s still a bit clumsy and raw, people don’t realise how young he actually is. When he puts it all together and it clicks. Watch out!!!!