- Dec 14, 2015
- AFL Club
eDPS' October rankings are still stickied in the draft thread... had Hobbs ranked fifth even then!
If he has a good pre-season, he'll play Round 1.Great pickup by the club. Classy depth in the midfield. Finally a big bodied mid.
I wonder, does he play round 1 and we get game time in him now? Or do we wait for him to mature further?
See if hes ready physically and not missed a decent chunk of PS due to injury then i dont see why we wouldnt pick for round 1I don't see any rush to get him into the side.
That he could contribute does not mean that he should play. The idea that he is ready to go next year is relative, relative to the reality that first year players rarely positively impact on midfield output. They're usually D grade - see Buckenhara's analysis of North's list which I think is much closer to the mark than the criticism which missed the point.
We have our dedicated wingmen and with everyone fit we're arguably squeezing Smith out of a spot forward to play Caldwell, Perkins and Cox (which assumes Langford also plays from the EF team).
Attrition will get him an opportunity. 10 game or 20 next year won't make a difference. We played Cox and Perkins this year primarily because we had no one else.
You want a ready made guy like him to be fairly well involved in his 2nd year though and its hard to see how that works (Although i think Langford and Stringer forward)I know I'm late to this but some of the disappointment at this choice was honestly shocking to see. We picked up the best pure inside mid in the draft, something we desperately need, and people are tilted because he isn't 4cm taller.
He's 18-years-old. It'll likely be 3-5 years before he's (hopefully) developing into a consistent, star midfielder. By then Shiel and Stringer will be in their 30s and Merrett and Parish in their late 20s. Who knows what type of players we'll have picked up between now and then. Our midfield may look completely different to how it is now. Hobbs may not be exactly what we need at the moment body/height wise, but we don't really need him to be. He's a player for the future, not the present.
I think we were short a few hundred dollars for a third player last year and it's gone up again this year. Get less and less for our money Beerfish would knowJoin the Big footy Essendon sponsorship group I wanna add this kid to Walla and Perks whom we already sponsor in 2022
Apparently the person was only there briefly and had minimal contact with anyone else.So "a club official" at the London Tavern last night has been identified with Covid. No announcement on who it was, but there was Hobbsy and the players who met with him there. Hopefully no exposure. What a way to start.
So "a club official" at the London Tavern last night has been identified with Covid. No announcement on who it was, but there was Hobbsy and the players who met with him there. Hopefully no exposure. What a way to start.
They were also out in the beer garden, which helps mitigate the chance of infection.Apparently the person was only there briefly and had minimal contact with anyone else.
So we have 5 years of Hobbs on the wing, forward pocket and VFL? Goody gumdropsRealistically you always needs mids coming through. I mean Parish really only hit his straps this year and he was drafted in 2015.
In 5 years when Hobbs is in his prime who knows what our midfield will look like.