- Apr 27, 2014
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- The Fanboi Farters
Why would you prop and stop if you’re in the open space? An elite runner like Ellis would surely get on his bike and run if there’s no one upfield to kick to.Yes I watch 95% of our home games live at the ground. I don’t buy into the he has nothing to kick to, if you move the ball on quickly the play opens up and players move when you do, unfortunately Brando NEVER has the balls to do this, instead slows it up and takes the conservative option every time.
His new annoying attribute is the chip kicks less than 10m away to a player surrounded in traffic. It’s backfired at least four times in the last two weeks.
He could actually be a real weapon if he had an iota of awareness and some run and carry in his game, but since he props and stops and chips and hospital HB he undoes most of his good work in finding space.
A name that hasn’t been mentioned on here is Pommie English who can find and create space and set up players up field just by taking a simple bounce or a side step or even just by lowering the eyes. He’s always on the move bc he knows if you hesitate you’re lost. It’s natural instinct and flare which Ellis has never had from his junior days bc he never had it. He’s done remarkably well to get to where he is , but the talent is now ready to engulf him.