- Jan 20, 2008
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
Contract Status: Unrestricted Free Agent 2021 (Category A Rookie)
Last Game Played: Round 2, 2021 (omitted)
Injury Status: n/a
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Could end up being a blessing in disguise for the team, if Ridley ends up developing into a mid / half forward who can take over from Zaka.Ridley isn’t nearly as defensively sound or as good at intercepting or supporting in the air. And that aerial support is really important given the Hooker, Ambrose and Hurley combination can’t jump. Gleeson and Francis being right at the pointy end as interceptors stiffen the backline right up.
Ridley’s attacking stuff is basically as good as it gets but his defensive side continues to need work, hence his place in the pecking order. He’s not playing for the same reason we could afford to let go of Goddard who still had petrol in the tank. The defensive group is as stacked as any club in the comp.
How can you say he's not competing with Ridley? They've both been fit, play a similar position and Gleeson is now getting the nod.
Because that would indicate his original stance was wrong. Lol
I love Ridley, I can't understand how he was dropped nor how he hasn't got back in since. He's going to be a great player.I should say that the competing comment is pure speculation on my part. It was a dumb way to express the point because it's not something I could prove, either way.
I just don't know how or why posters are so satisfied that Gleeson is that far in front. I'd be inclined to agree if Ridley was poor when he played or if Gleeson was a noticeable class above as a VFL player.
It's Redman all over again, as far as I'm concerned. If you want to wait for a 10 game run, so be it, I suppose the issue then becomes when do we start?
To be clear, none of this is or ever was a criticism of Gleeson. He's a good player.
genuinely thought he'd have a hard time getting a spot back with Ridley, Redman and Francis.How good is this bloke?
I'll happily admit I got this one wrong, thought he was courageous but to skinny to make any impact and had horrible skills.
Was starting to realise I screwed the pooch before he got injured and since he's come back it's been confirmed.
I was there with you to with Ridley, Redman and Francis debate. But that was just coz I forgot how good he was.genuinely thought he'd have a hard time getting a spot back with Ridley, Redman and Francis.
Comes in and we just start picking 7 defenders. Why not.
So composed. Was a little stiff with the HTB call late. had 1.5s and was dragged down on his kick.
and sags / zones off his direct opponent and is directly responsible for minimum 2 goals per game. Has no body influence, (Dickson treated him with disdain on the weekend) and trails his opponent everywhere. But takes a few good marks and kicks longs. Bloody champion, captain material, generational player.Probably just working his way back into things but needs to look a handball sometimes.
Bombs it longs all the time when there's running handball options.
Don’t know what games you watchand sags / zones off his direct opponent and is directly responsible for minimum 2 goals per game. Has no body influence, (Dickson treated him with disdain on the weekend) and trails his opponent everywhere. But takes a few good marks and kicks longs. Bloody champion, captain material, generational player.