Toast Cam Ellis Yolmen

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Thylacinus

Club Legend
Joined
Apr 10, 2008
Posts
2,172
Likes
1,848
Location
Ubiquitous
AFL Club
Adelaide
#30
I would like to see how our midfield balance goes against a top team with multiple quick skilled midfielders. Not popping champagne corks just yet.
We will get our chance soon enough. We have West Coast in a fortnight, GWS the week after that, and then Richmond the following week just before the bye. Immediately after the bye we have Geelong. By then we certainly will be in a position to make realistic and considered judgements. However, the competition is very even so that in a sense every week is a test. I have yet to watch the replay but from memory didn't like the way we allowed Sam Powell-Pepper to break away from the centre a number of times as the second half progressed. I noticed Matt Crouch was going with him early and am wondering if this had anything to do with Crouch going off injured?
 

WFL

Hall of Famer
Joined
May 19, 2014
Posts
32,439
Likes
27,556
Location
Earth
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Red Centre Kangas, Baghdad Bombers
#33
People comment about his fitness, but I think it’s more between the ears. He used to bully teams in the SANFL, and then come up and look overawed in the AFL.

This time he looks like he’s ready to bully Brownlow medalists that get in his way! Somethings changed up stairs for him, and it’s a thing of beauty to watch.
I believe it's called self-belief
 

AFC979810

Norm Smith Medallist
Joined
Nov 5, 2009
Posts
6,434
Likes
4,699
AFL Club
Adelaide
#35
I was a fan of getting him into the side back in 2015 - when Walsh was building towards 2017.

I think his selection policy and some of the decisions he has made (leaving Hartigan on Stringer for 5 goals) show that he has a real eye to our 2017 push. Giving blocks of games in a row to CEY, Lever & Kelly (who had a combined total of 1 AFL game prior to 2015) and giving Grigg, Lyons, Crouch and Cameron an extended run to see where they fit.

He is in a good position where we are 5-2 and he can keep playing youngsters. I just hope that if things turn bad he doesn't get jumpy.
Must admit though - as recently as 3 weeks ago wanted him out and to see out the rest of his career in the 2's. He has really proven a lot of people wrong. Really hope it continues.
 

AFC979810

Norm Smith Medallist
Joined
Nov 5, 2009
Posts
6,434
Likes
4,699
AFL Club
Adelaide
#36
I’m talking about the numerous times we give a player a game or two here or there and when they don’t perform immediately (of course they won’t) they get dropped back for a senior player.
See Poholke, this year and Fogarty last year for two recent examples.
Our player identification and development cannot be questioned. Top 3 in the league IMO.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

ShadeyP

Club Legend
Joined
Jul 1, 2017
Posts
2,210
Likes
2,346
AFL Club
Adelaide
#38
The problem with most supporters a need for almost instant stardom from players. Most need to work their way into the system and have a decent, continuous number of games. We as supporters have a fair history in this regard. See Nathan Bock as a prime example. Same thing is happening with Gallucci and Poholke now. Not saying everyone makes it as most don't but we have a bad habit of writing players off way too soon.
Yep , half the folks on here did the same with Milera and Keath .
 

Dc9798

Club Legend
Joined
Dec 25, 2008
Posts
1,217
Likes
1,422
Location
Adelaide
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Juventus FC
#39
CEY was ready to rock in 2017 but that knee injury in the pre-season game vs Richmond ruined his season and I honestly thought that would be the last we’d see of him at AFL level. Kudos to the club for sticking with him, he showed at the start of 2018 he has plenty to offer and this year he’s taken another step forward again. He along with Greenwood give us the tall big bodied midfielders we crave and have been a major factor in the turnaround in our form.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
 
Top Bottom