Pretty good team overall. Ballard on bench at moment for me but early season injuries may cause adjustments. Still a few others that may force their way on to the ground based on pre season form. Interesting times and if they all play up to standard we may even climb the ladder a few notches to the surprise of all down south. Time will tell.
A full season on the inside would surely take a toll on his body you would think with all the crash and bash that goes with it.
Ideally he would split his time between midfield/forward line like Dusty/Danger/Fyfe where we can put him 1v1 in the 50 where he would be a difficult match up, but we still take advantage of his skill and class in the middle.
Really want Jack to hit his potential starting this season. Still has the ability to rip the competition open.
I certainly would have preferred Saady to stay at the Suns, but given the circumstances I thought we got a pretty fair deal for him. I highly doubt any other club would have offered more than a second round pick for him even if we had the option to trade him elsewhere.
Compared to some the trades we have been forced to make with other clubs I thought Essendon were relatively fair and professional.
I think he can handle it. Maybe if he is in the middle all season he misses a game or two for recovery. Lets be honest though, he's also one of our most dangerous forwards AND defenders. As soon as somebody goes down injured he will be the first person moved from the midfield to fill the gap.