- Jun 26, 2016
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
I said this in another thread, but there seems to be something exciting about having the so-called “best young player in the comp” at your club. For ya it was Bontempelli, for you guys it was Cripps and when they’re so young, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype and you love to see your player get the recognition you think they deserve. Both our clubs are incredibly fortunate to have watched both Bont and Cripps (who still aren’t in the prime of their careers, mind you) grow up and stamp their authority as two of the top 5 players in the game, and potentially have the same happen all over again. We shouldn’t take that for granted.I think their year wasn't even enough to really make that statement. But then, a lot of people simply aren't watching the games this year, so maybe you're right.
I think threads like this are near meaningless. Smith will be a gun, possibly inside the top 5 players running round within 4-5 seasons; Walsh will be the next captain of my club. We're both happy; why make ourselves unhappy by trying to find the blemish on the other bloke?
We're all privileged to watch that draft coterie run around.
No, that's fair, I'd forgotten.
Here's hoping he's back to his best next year.