Given our most recent premiership was won off the performance of our half back line I reckon our list managers fetish for that position is well and truly justified.I ask this question with genuine curiosity:
What is it with our club and half back flankers?
We LOVE halfback flankers, there wouldn't be a single draft that goes by where we haven't either seriously looked at one, or more typically, recruited one.
Need a midfielder? Half back flanker
Need a half forward? half back flanker
Need someone on the wing? Half back flanker
Need a ruckman? Half back flanker
Ok so the last one was taking the piss, but you see where I am going with this. We have a damn near obsession with half back flankers. And if we aren't playing them in the backline, we try and mould them to other positions
I laugh every year because it just isn't an eagles draft without a lot of work put into at least one half back flanker
Probably the most important position on the ground in modern football bar none.