Yep. If they were going to go with an extra tall up forward, it'd have to be Reid. Possible though, but I don't see it happening regularly.You can’t play Grundy Cox and Cameron. Grundy doesn’t need a second ruckman off the bench just a forward who can compete for 5 minutes a quarter
Could we try Cal Brown down back like we did with Greenwood?That's a good mix, often this year I found that we're lacking in a contested defensive mid. Richmond has Graham, West Coast has Yeo, GWS has De Boar etc.
However, we probably would want all of Langdon, Crisp, Howe down back, none of them are strong shut down players on speedy opposition small forwards.
The basis of playing Maynard mid is having a fit Greenwood down back.
Greenwood was never a forward and played half back lots at North.Could we try Cal Brown down back like we did with Greenwood?
Quick small forwards have always caused us trouble
I think Phillips and Thomas are fixtures of the team.Maynard, Roughead, Langdon
Crisp, Moore, Howe
Grundy, Adams, Sier
Pendlebury, Treloar, Scharenberg
Sidebottom, Mihocek, Stephenson
DeGoey, Cox, Elliot
Beams, Hoskin-Elliot, Mayne, Unknown
- That backline I think is/will be the best back 6 in the comp if we get 18+ games out of them all playing together. There is run and drive, and a nice balance between intercepting and lock down play.
- Scharenberg over Phillips on a wing for mine (and a few others on here agree), has more tricks that Phillips, and in a side riddled with inaccurate kickers, I would prefer to see someone like Shaz using the ball higher up the ground compared to Phillips who's kicking lets him down to often
-Sier in next to Adams, we played much better with a bigger body next to Adams (Wills) but I think Sier offers more than Rupert. Needs to be on though as if Wills stays he will be banging the door down in the VFL to replace Sier
-The forward line is explosive and damaging. Leave the big American deep and allow him the chance to run and leap at the footy, nothing annoys me more than Cox taking a mark up the ground and turning around and having nothing to kick too. Lacks both the running power to get back inside 50 quickly, and the penetration on his kicking to hit up a leading target. Back Mihocek, Grundy and even Shaz (another plus of him being up the ground) to mark outside 50 and kick it into Cox, or a leading DeGoey or Elliot.
- Excited to see Beams and WHE return to what we know they can do, and I like the role Mayne does out on a wing and drifting across the flanks as and when he is required to (ala the late goal against GWS). The last bench spot is up for grabs for mine, Quaynor/Noble as small running defenders could appeal, Cameron as another tall mobile target, or maybe a youngster will put their hands up in the pre-season for it. Phillips/C.Brown/Varcoe/Thomas amongst others would be in contention for this spot.