- Jul 24, 2015
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
I was in the same boat as you and honestly if someone put a gun to my head and asked me I'd still be. But none the less its one of those things that seems to happen every time I see the footy with that guy. (Not every time but often enough that I notice it.)Agree with your first paragraph.
Will differ on the Ben Brown bit though. I'm not a past or present ruckman at any level but the guy can't hold his ground against defenders half his size. The prospect of him routinely smashing into or jostling with a guy equally sized or larger than him is a frightful one. In the moments that he does ruck he seems pretty ineffective.
Not dismissing what you've said but there's no way I'd be letting Ben go near a ruck contest if I ran the show.
And by that I mean win contests to advantage.
He actually got at least a couple of hit outs to Hall in one game this year. Hall was s**t down immediately but its understandable given how crowded that bit of our forward line was at the time. That game showed me Hall has the potential to play inside and (if we could reprogram him to run hard defensively,) maybe address some of our spread issues. Playing Hall at the contest was something someone had mentioned earlier, maybe The Other Dean or LuvtheKangas, and that game in particular seemed to show the idea was worth exploring a bit.