And he may yet get the last ditch, 'show us what you've got game', but imo, we'd be at the stage where we're scratching to field a side due to injuries. Hope I'm wrong for his sakeIm not arguing with you, Harry Potter, I cbf’d you know your sh*t when it comes to the VFL.
WWalker a late scratching on Vets advice.
We only wasted pick 21 on the kid, he’s upright, I’d be throwing him in and seeing what he can do before he injured himself again personally.
Perhaps a bit harsh, however I personally think Phillips would benefit from more time in the middle, then he is currently getting. Going into his third game I think he’s ready to step up from 5 CBA’s. Powell is more comfortable on a flank/wing then WP, so I’m less concerned about his.Bit harsh you two? When was the last time we had ANY first year players suiting up in the centre? And on the flip side re: KT, the coaching staff have found a productive role for a seasoned player that partly covers his limitations in the F50. A win-win imo
With Cunnington and Simpkin taking the majority of the centre bounces and having the tap directed towards them, what you are asking of the third mid is to block and defend and tackle and even get in the way of the opposition ruckman. I'm okay with Will Phillips NOT doing that too many times this year.Frankly I'm a bit disappointed with the numbers for Phillips and Powell, but especially Philips. Good to see TT and even Kyron at least getting a taste. Really not sure we needed Turner in there that often, Selwood only attended 8 centre bounces.
We are all clutching.I think 5 were dropped/managed, 2 injury but I do get your point OF. I was factoring in the 6-day break and long road trip and thought some fresh legs might be in order.
Mahony hasn’t reached that level, his disposal and decision making is very poor this season compared to last. Spicer might be able to get into some space and be hit in the AFL side, on a firm track.
I’m clutching at straws mate haha
I would be throwing the deck chairs around forward of centre to see if we can find a winner or three.
Are you telling me we could have made the GF and been flogged by * on GF Day instead?Wayne Carey took a one handed mark against the Bulldogs in 2000 and missed from almost directly in front. We lose the game by 4 points. A win puts us in 3rd and a 1st round match up against Carlton and a better chance for a week off.
We've all seen kyron play back and excell too. How quickly people forget last year...Kyron can't play in the backline. Makes appalling turnovers that give away soft goals. McKay, Bonar, Atley, Jack, Young, and Walker can be the back 6. We have seen TT and Zurhaar go behind the ball and look okay.
Yep, Had some good games last year. A few not so good too, but he's young, has bugger all senior experience, and has had multiple serious injuries to contend with. He has a lot of very good attributes, but bad form can strike anyone and in a team dearth of experience and top end competitiveness a lot of players are being exposed and thusly suffering for it.We've all seen kyron play back and excell too. How quickly people forget last year...
I think KTs numbers for CBAs are a bit inflated due to tagging Joel Selwood and following him in there? More of a role thing, more than anything else, and one that he executed really well I reckon.Can't help but be a bit frustrated that KT is getting 14 CBA's whilst Powell, Phillips, TT & Hayden are only getting 13 between them.
Seems like a missed opportunity with LDU, Anderson & Dumont out of the side tbh.
He had 6 more CBAs than Selwood, so I assume they just gave him a slightly more generalised job for large swathes of the game.I think KTs numbers for CBAs are a bit inflated due to tagging Joel Selwood and following him in there? More of a role thing, more than anything else, and one that he executed really well I reckon.
We wait twenty years for a mid to come in ready to play and contribute. We finally find one and people want to send him back to the twos. Amazing.Well it would.
It would allow him to develop physically and fully express himself against men on ball.
Not saying he isn't AFL capable as he clearly is. But he would benefit from the ability to play at VFL level at times this year. As it stands he won't get that opportunity whilst we have so many seniors injured.
It's actually pretty funny that there is a genuine discussion going on comparing Wayne Carey and Shaun Atley.Is everyone dilberately ignoring the fact that if Shaun Atley had ONE of the moments Carey made absolutely routine in a game this board would crash the bigfooty server? (His goal on the run against Richmond in Hobart and the left foot sealer against Sydney in a SF sort of count... Maybe)