It will fail if JZ is not up to the task - and the odds of JZ playing a permanent half back role by round 18 and making a good fist of it is well less than 50% - closer to 10%.This kind of feels like hes been set up to fail.
I thought this is what was happening too but the new Coach has a plan!!My footy strategy is pretty limited but I am still very much of the belief that jack and Ben 10 should alternate as the big body clearance mid/full forward. In both those positions they will be surrounded by a bunch of talented kids that should be coached to capitalise on Ben and Jack’s strengths.
I can only go by the photos I’ve seen, thus far, of Jack this season. To my eye, he looks like a sleeker, trimmed-down version of his former self. My hope would be that he’ll be a bit less muscle bound than in the past. The upshot being that he’ll be more mobil - which is what he needs to be if/when he moves into a rebounding half back role. Time will tell, I suppose. I’m liking the cut of his jib, I have to say.I get there is a lot of concern around his pace(or lack there of), but my biggest success criteria for this is if he can use the footy well.
There are mixed views on this board about his ball use, however if he can get that right, it will work IMO.
Swallows problem was he was completely one dimensional as a ball winner.I strongly suspect that the bottom line for Jack here is that he finds himself in the exact same position as Swallow was in 2017. Remember, we pushed him forward to see if he could prosper there because we wanted to change up our midfield. Andrew couldn’t make it work and he didn’t survive. That’s where Jack’s at now. So, the challenge for him is to ensure he is more of a Hodge than a Swallow..
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It will take him a while to adjust to playing across half back is all I'm saying.So ****ing what!
He isn't Corey Wagner either.
Forget about Hodge, Howe & Wood and focus on Jack Ziebell as a defender.It will take him a while to adjust to playing across half back is all I'm saying.
For every Hodge or Howe who has made a good transition to half back there is a Mason Wood equivalent.
Ziebell is no sure thing to have an impact down there, and he is going to have a number of players breathing down his neck for a spot.
Yep, completely agree, TPA. Nevertheless, Jack is in the same position as Andrew, in that he needs to prove that he can re-adapt and thrive or else fall by the wayside. I have every confidence in him.Swallows problem was he was completely one dimensional as a ball winner.
Jack has a wider ranging skill set.
He doesn't have to prove it if the coach picks him to play there, as he has proven it already by that support.Yep, completely agree, TPA. Nevertheless, Jack is in the same position as Andrew, in that he needs to prove that he can re-adapt and thrive or else fall by the wayside. I have every confidence in him.
No, Snake, it’s just about me getting sucked into a pointless conversation. Personally, My first thought when I heard Jack might be going to the defence was “yeah, this will be interesting”. However, once people start second-guessing everything around here... As regards my own personal doubts, heaven knows I’ve had good reason for those. However, I’d like to think I’m circumspect enough to not allow football to impact that side of things.He doesn't have to prove it if the coach picks him to play there, as he has proven it already by that support.
You have doubts, but you don't have any defined view of an outcome.
This is really about your personal doubts and limitations in understanding.