Lots of moving pieces this week. I get the feeling Clarke will retain his spot.
The only thing that will stop this is James Stewart having a blinder today.
If that occurs he would play forward and Hooker back to help us better deal with Brisbane's tall forwards.
Otherwise it's Hooker in for McKernan.
Re Mutch: Myers will of course come in for Mutch ha ha. Unless Langford has 30+ touches and two goals.
Is very arguably now a genuinely good AFL key forward but just at the point at which he'd string together the sort of prolonged form, to prove it, he keeps getting injured. Even the stars play a few bad games a year.
Problem is that from what I've seen he's not a good starter because his game is built on confidence. 6-7 weeks means is probably 12-14 before he's back at the level played in the last 2 weeks.
He’s enormously important to our structure, especially with Daniher out. Even with Daniher in, McKernan allows him to roam far more.
It’s an absolute campaigner of an injury. I think Hooker may be the one best placed to play the role, though I really want him in defence.
I had SEN in my ears on Fri night, they had Jack Gunston doing special comments. He play with SM at Adelaide and said he’s hugely talented but never seems to get a good run at it in terms of fitness, form and selection.
Unfort neither Stewart or Brown can replace him for marking ability.