- Jul 5, 2004
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
- Other Teams
Would agree, fully it is very unfair to say he has done nothing since 2016.Charles Sutton Medal:
2017 - 2nd
2018 - 7th
2019 - 4th
To say he’s done nothing after 2016 is grossly unfair.
However, it is 2023 so what he did prior to 2020 is not relevant to his spot in the team now. there are very few runs on the board since 2020 so to bring him in underdone without a good vein of form made zero sense. He was a liability last week which has been recognised, but would not have been too hard to forsee.
Probable the harsher thing was comparing him to Hannan who has even less substance behind him.
We have to stop picking teams on names of players who have done things in the past and pick them on where they are now. Some players do earn credits in the bank, but they are not unlimited. It is all about being prepared, last week we clearly were not and bringing in underdone players without those credits exacerbated the issue.
There are other names that need to step up this week and if they don't our selection committee needs to act early and not waste a season this early on