Was about to post this very point. He must have had 5-6 great inside 50s, the majority led to a score involvement. He is one player who never panics and will make the best decision 80% of the time. He is smart and gut runs all day. Yeah sure, he doesn't have any explosive pace but he has been proving that over the last five years you don't actually need that to be highly effective and just as importantly, reliable.
People talking of trading him may well rue their wishes when we are down one of the players who is the glue connecting our established mids in Cunnington, Simpkin, LDU, Thomas to our emerging talent such as Powell, Scott and Mahony.
He is both under and over rated on this board. Underrated because he does keep the shape and is a reliable player. Overrated because we think there aren’t a dozens of players around the league that do the same the exact same thing. It is just he plays for a club that lacks any options.
Happy to keep him, happy to move him. If we can’t teach other players what he offers we have some coaching issues
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